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For World Emoji Day, the Unicode Consortium redesigns its site to be more user-friendly
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Ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday, July 17, Apple and Google announced plans to bring an expanded set of emoji to their respective platforms. Today, the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization responsible for determining which emoji get the greenlight, is relaunching its website with an updated, modern design that aims to make its information […]

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Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world
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Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range devices. Now, that app is finally ready for prime…

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Cisco's Take on Making the World a Better Place
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At Cisco Live, one of the things that impressed me was how many amazing things the company has been doing that have nothing to do with products, services or revenue. Most companies have a philanthropic budget and donate, but they don’t really seem to care if the money makes a difference. For most, philanthropy is […]

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Google Doodle helps kick off 2019 Women's World Cup     – CNET
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Google is also giving soccer fans lots of ways to keep track of scores in real time.

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Netflix’s Rim Of The World shows where sci-fi is headed
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Enlarge / Netflix really knows how to keep this controller in the hand of certain niche audiences. (credit: Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) If the movie Rim of the World, which premiered on Netflix this week, looks a little familiar to you, that’s on purpose. It’s the story of four kids, thrown together at summer camp […]

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New Netflix original Rim of the World is pretty much perfect summer fare
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Four misfit kids must stave off an alien invasion in Netflix’s original film Rim of the World. Summer camp can be challenging enough for an awkward 13-year-old nerdy kid without aliens invading and turning the surrounding region into a war zone. That’s the premise of Rim of the World, a fresh and fun original film […]

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World of Warcraft Classic beta testers are reporting vanilla WoW features as bugs
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Blizzard has released a few images of World of Warcraft Classic that cater to players’ nostalgia. Certainly, a select few dedicated vanilla WoW players will remember trying to take down Ragnaros. [credit: Blizzard ] Nostalgic World of Warcraft (WoW) fans have been calling for game publisher Activision-Blizzard to release World of Warcraft Classic for years, and they’re […]

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Windows Solitaire Inducted Into the World Video Game Hall of Fame
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The classic Windows game Solitaire has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recognizes Solitaire’s role as a significant part of gaming’s history. From a report: Solitaire was first bundled with Windows 3.0. Much like […]

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Qualcomm: Rethinking AI in a 5G Quantum World
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It is expected that 5G will move aggressively into the market, with near-complete major metropolitan coverage by the end of the year. This technology is a game-changer, but it doesn’t come without issues, one of which is the massive change in network loading. 5G will shift the bottlenecks from the wireless networks to the backhaul, […]

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