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Forget Wordle, this puzzle game could help beat cancer

Forget Wordle, this puzzle game could help beat cancer

Using video games to help with scientific research isn't a new concept, but it can be an effective tool when handled properly. Such is the hope for Genigma, a new puzzle game developed by researchers from the Centre Nacional D'Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG) and the Centro de Regulación Genómica (CRG) in Barcelona, in collaboration with game development studio X-Lives Interactive S.L. Its purpose is essentially to outsource help for cancer research by having players solve puzzles, with the solutions to those puzzles acting as data points.

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Facebook Messenger will tell you if someone screenshots your disappearing message

Facebook Messenger will tell you if someone screenshots your disappearing message

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new feature for Facebook Messenger, one that will significantly improve privacy on the platform: Notifications when someone screenshots your disappearing messages in a Secret Conversation secured with end-to-end encryption.

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You Can Try Windows 11 Android Apps Now: Here’s How

You Can Try Windows 11 Android Apps Now: Here’s How

Microsoft has announced the availability of Android apps in Windows 11 — albeit in preview — opening the door for an all-new experience for Windows and Android users alike. One of the flagship features of Microsoft's latest OS is the ability to run Android apps. It's estimated there are some 2.56 million Android apps on the Google Play Store (via BusinessofApps).

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Here’s how to record a phone call on iPhone

Here’s how to record a phone call on iPhone

iPhones are one of the most popular phones on the market and they support a variety of applications ideal for running a business. You may wonder how to record a call on an iPhone. For example, sometimes it's beneficial to record personal calls, providing a record that can be referenced at a future date. This can come in handy when getting specific directions from someone, when a call pertains to complex matters, or when you need proof of something. While the iPhone does not include any default methods of recording a phone call, there are plenty of options available, ranging from low to high-tech.

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Android app public preview hits Windows 11 to bring ‘new era of the PC’

Android app public preview hits Windows 11 to bring ‘new era of the PC’

Microsoft has just announced that it will soon release a much-anticipated update: Windows 11 will feature Android apps. This cooperation between Windows and Android marks a welcome change. Although many Windows users found various workarounds and emulators to run Android on their PC before, Microsoft seems to be planning to make the process much more streamlined.

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Beijing Winter Olympics athletes warned to use burner phones: Here’s why

Beijing Winter Olympics athletes warned to use burner phones: Here’s why

China will be hosting the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in its capital Beijing starting February 4, 2022. Ahead of the multi-sport event, the country is taking excessive precautions to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 by tightening restrictions and mass testing of citizens using unusual and uncomfortable methods (via Insider). To curb the spread of COVID-19 through the athletes arriving in the country, the Chinese authorities will use an app called My2022 for COVID monitoring and contact tracing.

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Here’s how to scan documents on Android

Here’s how to scan documents on Android

Document scanners were once a common item in the home and at the office, used for everything from archiving family photos to digitizing business paperwork. Despite their popularity, for many consumers, the smartphone has replaced the need to own a dedicated scanner at all (via Business Insider).

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The best Wordle starting words and other expert tips

The best Wordle starting words and other expert tips

Like moths drawn to a flame, Wordle is drawing internet users, especially on Twitter, to itself. The daily word-guessing game kept a lot of us busy during the holidays, but it especially shot to fame after being featured by The New York Times. So if you're wondering, what are the best Wordle starting words, we have some research-based suggestions and other expert tips that will allow you to outwit your friends and family members in the daily word-guessing marathons.

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Crypto Browser Project brings Opera to the Web3 universe

Crypto Browser Project brings Opera to the Web3 universe

Opera today announced the beta launch of its new "Crypto Browser Project." As you might imagine, Opera's Crypto Browser comes with a built-in, native cryptocurrency wallet, and while that might be an obvious talking point for it, the browser is also a way for Opera to jumpstart its Web3 ambitions. While the browser is launching in beta today on a handful of platforms, Opera has also outlined the way forward as it moves through this beta test.

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Wordle accident delivers one guy massive profit, which he then donates

Wordle accident delivers one guy massive profit, which he then donates

Not many people haven't heard about Wordle, the online word game that is taking the Internet by storm. It has been picked up and promoted by a number of major publications and late-night talk shows, and has found some viral fame on social networks of all sorts. The app was developed by Josh Wardle who focused on keeping the game simple: the basic premise is that players must guess a five letter word within six attempts. With each guess, the color of the tiles changes to show whether you are close or not. A letter turning green indicates it is the correct letter and in the right spot. A yellow letter shows the letter is in the word, but in the wrong spot. A blank letter means you need to keep guessing.

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Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

For years, Apple has been heralding privacy as the central theme for its products. Safari, Apple default web browser, comes with a range of privacy features to prevent websites from capturing data related to users' browsing habits and creating personas that can be used serve them ads on other websites and platforms including — but not limited to — Google and Facebook. With Safari 15 that was launched ahead of macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15, Apple strengthened these privacy features including its Intelligent Tracking Prevention to hide users' IP addresses and email addresses from websites.

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How to Activate Do Not Disturb Mode On Samsung Devices

How to Activate Do Not Disturb Mode On Samsung Devices

Smartphones and tablets are an incredible way to stay in touch with others and access the world's knowledge. They're also, at times, an annoying distraction that may break your concentration at the worst possible time or wake you up in the middle of the night with an ill-timed notification. Fortunately, there's one feature that addresses all of these issues: Do Not Disturb.

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