Some Apple iPhone X units have a strange green line running down the edge of the display

Some Apple iPhone X users are finding a strange green line running down the outer right or left edge of the OLED panel on the device. One theory is that a problem with the electrical system is causing multiple lines of green sub-pixels to light up on the screen, starting from the top of the display to the bottom. You might recall that last year, a similar pink line marred the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung determined that the issue was caused by a hardware problem. Last year, several Motorola DROID Turbo 2 owners also complained about a vertical green line that appeared on their …


The strange and stylish uniforms of WWII servicewomen

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Flame resistant suit with hood and bulletproof vest.

Image: Herbert Gehr/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

In World War II, women in Allied countries served their nations in numerous roles, both on the homefront and in the theatres of war.

The American Women’s Voluntary Services trained hundreds of thousands of volunteers to provide services in support of the war effort, from aircraft spotting to firefighting to ambulance driving.

Across the pond in Britain, the Women’s Land Army put women to work farming and feeding the country.

In 1942, LIFE photographer Herbert Gehr arranged a photoshoot to show off a small sample of the uniforms of different kinds of servicewomen, from standard nurse’s garb to outfits to help women survive gas, fire, and other hazards of war. Read more…

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China is the strange place where Microsoft sells Xiaomi phones instead of Windows Phones

When you go to Microsoft’s Chinese web store, you’d probably expect to see a lot of hànzì and the same stuff Microsoft sells in every other store across the globe. Hehe! Hold right there. At this point, MS is bitterly aware that it has a brighter future as an Android reseller than a Windows Phone maker. Which explains why it’s selling the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the USA, and the Xiaomi Mi 5s in China. There’s not a single Windows Phone smartphone in the Chinese store.

Believing in the power of added value to convince people that it’s not merely selling what it knows …