2018

Dance Your PhD’s 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing
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Cooper pairs and impurities come to life in a superconductor and dance their little particle hearts out in Pramodh Yapa’s “Superconductivity: The Musical.” Pairs of swing-dancing electrons do the Lindy Hop in “Superconductivity: The Musical,” the winning video for this year’s geektastic Dance Your PhD contest. Pramodh Yapa, a graduate student at the University of Alberta, […]

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500px photo-sharing site says it was hacked in 2018     – CNET
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Hack last summer exposed all usernames and hashed passwords, but not credit card information.

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Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018”
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Enlarge / A central location from the Blackout map in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. (credit: Activision) Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or around 775 people, CEO Bobby Kotick announced on the company’s earnings call today. The move is being made in an effort at “de-prioritizing initiatives […]

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500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data
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Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users' data and profile information. While the company's engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5…

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Apple Spent $60B on 9,000 American Suppliers in 2018, Supporting 450,000 Jobs
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Well timed with a report from The New York Times today that explained why Apple is unlikely to manufacture more of its products in the United States, Apple has published a press release highlighting how several components it uses are manufactured by U.S. suppliers such as Finisar, Corning, and […]

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TCL 6 series (2018 Roku TV) review: The best picture quality for the money, now in a 75-inch size too     – CNET
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With a picture that rivals TVs costing twice as much, TCL’s 6 series Roku TV is the best value available today.

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Fortnite dominates gaming industry after making $2.4B in 2018, says analyst     – CNET
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Insert desired dance move here.

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Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018
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Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far For the global VC industry, 2018 was a supergiant year. Crunchbase projects that 2018 deal and dollar volume […]

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Where Linux Went in 2018 – and Where It's Going
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For those who try to keep their finger on the Linux community’s pulse, 2018 was a surprisingly eventful year. Spread over the last 12 months, we’ve seen various projects in the Linux ecosystem make great strides, as well as suffer their share of stumbles. All told, the year wrapped up leaving plenty to be optimistic […]

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