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This is the most pointless Moto Mod ever made

Stop it. The Moto Z2 Force was a pretty weak follow-up to last year’s Moto Z/Z Force, but even so, it’s still one of the few phones on the market that’s compatible with Motorola’s Moto Mods. The Moto Mod system is the best “modular” smartphone platform we’ve seen hit the market so far, and while there have been a lot of cool and useful Moto Mods, there have been others that left us scratching our heads. Android Authority recently got exclusive details on the latest Moto Mod that’s in the…

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Android 

Qualcomm just made it way easier for phone makers to support T-Mobile’s 600Mhz network

Your next phone will probably support a T-Mobile’s push for better coverage in the U.S. A lot of T-Mobile customers were upset that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 didn’t support T-Mobile’s burgeoning low-band 600MHz network; many of those same people wondered why Apple’s iPhone 8 and upcoming iPhone X lack the same capabilities. In fact, the LG V30 is the only phone to support T-Mobile’s new network, which pushes LTE signals further and penetrates walls better than even the widely-used 700MHz spectrum used by three of the big four carriers in…

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Science 

‘The Butchering Art’: How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

Enlarge this image Joseph Lister directing the use of carbolic acid spray in one of his earliest antiseptic surgical operations, circa 1865. Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive The operating theaters of 19th century England were dirty, crowded spaces where patients screamed and spectators bought tickets to watch life and death struggles. Surgeons wore blood-encrusted aprons, never washed their hands, and speed was prized over skill, since most patients were awake during surgery in the pre-anesthesia days. Many patients died of infections soon afterward, if they didn’t die…

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