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Handset officially confirmed with good old headphone jack

Handset officially confirmed with good old headphone jack

Company CEO Pete Lau wrote a blog post on Thursday titled "The OnePlus 5T - Let's talk about the headphone jack", going in depth about the feature's usage and the reason behind its retention. Pete said that OnePlus chose to keep the 3.5mm in its OnePlus 5T phone after it a survey among the OnePlus users. Lau thinks wireless earbuds aren't quite on-par with wired headphones, especially when looking at the limited options in the sub-$200 category.


Hanzo and Alextrasza confirmed as the next Heroes of the Storm characters

Hanzo and Alextrasza confirmed as the next Heroes of the Storm characters

StarCraft 2 is going free to play . Jeff Kaplan took the stage to debut Moira, a brand new support healer character , as well as a new theme park-inspired hybrid assault/payload map called Blizzard World . If he's anything like he is in Overwatch , you should also expect him to have access to a couple of abilities that are capable of dealing sweeping damage.


Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

These conditions help fend off certain cloud formations in the lower stratosphere that can deplete the ozone. "It's really small this year". During the 1960s, before the hole in the ozone layer appeared, average ozone concentrations above the South Pole ranged between 250 and 350 Dobson units.


New 'Hearthstone' expansion coming soon captures the spirit of classic fantasy

New 'Hearthstone' expansion coming soon captures the spirit of classic fantasy

But the new single player Dungeon Run mode also has its own trove of cards. "Heroes should plunder with caution, however, because losing a single battle will spell the end of their Dungeon Run", according to the press release. Introducing new cards gives Hearthstone players new things to play with and helps keep the meta from going too stale. First, there's Marin the Fox, a legendary card that every player will receive for free as long as they do not forget to log in to Hearthstone on ...


Broadcom Reportedly Seeking to Buy San Diego's Qualcomm

Broadcom Reportedly Seeking to Buy San Diego's Qualcomm

Qualcomm is in the middle of its own acquisition efforts, as it works to close its $47 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors. Representatives from Broadcom and Qualcomm declined to comment for Bloomberg's story. Shares of Broadcom are up almost 5 percent Friday after the report , while Qualcomm's stock surged more than 15 percent. As of October 19, just 3.6 percent of NXP holders had tendered their shares .