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January 4, 2024
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CNN

Oklahoma teenager finally defeats the unbeatable game: Tetris

A 13-year-old from Oklahoma appears to have finally done the nearly impossible: He beat Tetris. Willis Gibson is believed to be the first human gamer to reach level 157 of the classic video game nearly 40 years after its release.

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The New York Times

Boy, 13, Is Believed to Be the First to ‘Beat’ Tetris

Willis Gibson, a competitive Tetris player prodigy from Oklahoma, advanced so far in the original Nintendo version of the game that it froze. “I can’t feel my fingers,” he said afterward.

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Business Insider

Samsung is offering a free $50 credit when you ‘reserve’ the new Galaxy S24 phones

While Samsung hasn’t revealed anything else about its new devices, the company is currently hosting a “reservations offer” through to January 16, ahead of the Unpacked event. It’s a somewhat confusing offer, as the reservation offer doesn’t mean you’re …

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BBC News

Tetris: How a US teenager achieved the ‘impossible’ and what his feat tells us about humanities’ capabilties

A mind-boggling achievement in a classic video game reveals wider lessons about the extreme limits of human performance – and how we can extend them. For decades, it was a feat that was considered impossible. In the dying days of 2023, US teenager …

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CNN

The 2024 Dell XPS lineup goes all-in on a controversial redesign

A laptop displays bright blues and greens on its screen. Henry T. Casey/CNN Underscored. Unlike streaming services these days, Dell …

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ABC News

13-year-old gamer becomes the first to beat the ‘unbeatable’ Tetris — by breaking it

The falling-block video game Tetris has met its match in 13-year-old Willis Gibson. ByDAVID HAMILTON AP technology reporter. January 3, 2024, 5:09 PM. In this image taken from video, 13-year-old player named Willis Gibson reacts after playing a game.

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BBC News

Microsoft announces AI key on Windows 11 PCs

Microsoft has announced the biggest change to its keyboards in three decades with the introduction of an artificial intelligence (AI) key. The key will allow users to access Copilot, Microsoft’s AI tool, on new Windows 11 PCs.

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CBSSports.com

Don’t miss this New Year’s deal: Get an adjustable dumbbell for under $150

The FitRx SmartBell XL features a space-saving design that eliminates the clutter of an entire free-weight set in your home gym. Use just a single adjustable dumbbell that does the work of a 17-piece set. It also comes with a convenient tray for storing …

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MarketWatch

Apple’s stock needs to get ‘unstuck’ – and its innovation rut may not be helping

By Emily Bary. D.A. Davidson says ‘handset and watch form factors have seemed to plateau’ at Apple, while competitors have upped the stakes. Apple Inc. appears to be in an innovation rut and that’s one reason a D.A. Davidson analyst is taking a …

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Oklahoma teenager finally defeats the unbeatable game: Tetris

(CNN) — A 13-year-old from Oklahoma appears to have finally done the nearly impossible: He beat Tetris. Willis Gibson is believed to be the first human gamer to reach level 157 of the classic video game nearly 40 years after its release.

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