Time to unplug And it's going to be okay. Really. Andrew Martonik 25 Aug 2019 71 Throughout the process of writing the Galaxy Note 10+ review, from our initial first impressions updates to publishing my final definitive version, it was extremely interesting to see just how little outcry there was regarding the loss of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Be it in the article comments, in our forums, or on Twitter, people had plenty to say about everything ... except the physical audio interface. Perhaps the headphone jack mourners got out all of their frustration a couple weeks ago when the phone was announced and have shifted to acceptance. Or perhaps, there's a more likely explanation: most people just don't care that much about the headphone jack. Sure we'd all prefer to have a headphone jack, but you have to see the reality of the situation. Sure everyone would prefer to have a headphone jack in their phone. When viewed in a vacuum, not taking into consideration the … [Read more...] about From the Editor’s Desk: Sorry, the headphone jack isn’t coming back
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By Dennis NormileOct. 29, 2019 , 4:25 PM Student protesters in Hong Kong, China, are forcing local universities to consider their roles in the ongoing standoff between citizens demanding greater democratic representation and the city’s authorities. And the continuing disturbances may be starting to have an impact on faculty recruitment and retention. In the latest example of campus friction, on 22 October, a group of University of Hong Kong (HKU) students delivered a petition—now signed online by more than 3000 individuals—calling on university President Xiang Zhang to issue a statement condemning police brutality, bar police searches on campus, provide legal and financial support to arrested students, and hold a forum to listen to students’ concerns. They gave a deadline of 28 October. Late yesterday evening, Zhang sent a brief, four-paragraph email to all students, staff, and alumni. “I am against any form of violence by any party,” Zhang writes. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong student protesters demand more support from their universities
Recent Mozilla CEO pick Brendan Eich is no longer CEO, according to a new blog post from Mozilla itself (via Re/code). The post, penned by Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker, explains that the company felt it didn’t “move fast enough” to properly address the issues the community had with Eich as they arose, and resolved to “do better.” Eich stepping down is described as his own decision, in order to help Mozilla and its community. Baker’s blog post goes on to reaffirm Mozilla’s commitment to both equality and free speech, and doesn’t do much in the way of finger-pointing or blaming Eich for the controversy. Instead, it centers on the lesson that the Web needs protection for continued openness of conversation. From the post, detailing next steps: What’s next for Mozilla’s leadership is still being discussed. We want to be open about where we are in deciding the future of the organization and will have … [Read more...] about Brendan Eich Resigns As Mozilla CEO Following Criticism Of His Support For Prop 8
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Great news A Spotify Premium plan is no longer a requirement to stream music on Sonos speakers Babu Mohan 12 Nov 2019 0 Source: Daniel Bader / Android CentralWhat you need to knowSonos today added free Spotify streaming support to its speaker lineup. The ability is being added through a software update that is now rolling out to all Sonos speakers. Needless to say, the addition of free Spotify streaming support will make Sonos speakers more appealing to consumers. Just ahead of the holiday season, Sonos today announced that it is rolling out a software update for its speakers that will allow users to stream Spotify Free. Until now, users required a Spotify Premium account to be able to stream on Sonos speakers. In order to get started, you will have to update the Sonos app to the latest version. Once you have done that, head to Settings > Services > tap on Add a Service under Music & Content … [Read more...] about Sonos speakers finally get Spotify Free streaming support
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Go International Google Home is slowly rolling out internationally. Is your country next? Jen Karner 10 Jul 2017 13 Google Home has been helping out Americans with scheduling, playing music, and bringing their connected home together since November of 2016. While this accessory started out in the States, it's been slowly rolling out across the world. The United Kingdom and Canada are the two newest additions, but there are definitely more to come. We've got the details for you here! Countries where Google Home is currently available Countries where Google Home is currently available Google Home released back in November of 2016 as Google's approach to a connected home. It was initially only available in the United States, before rolling out to the United Kingdom in April 2017, and then adding Canada in June. Over the rest of summer 2017 we also saw several more countries added that can use it! Here are … [Read more...] about Which countries support Google Home?