Clue to Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Autopsy of Child Who Died in 2008

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Evidence from the tragic death of a 5-year-old boy in 2008 may finally settle the debate over a mysterious polio-like condition that’s been paralyzing children for years.


New Zealand to Ban Tobacco Permanently for Anyone Born After 2008

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The government of New Zealand is preparing to ban cigarette smoking forever by anyone born after 2008, according to a new report from the news outlet Stuff.


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Toxic Air Has Descended on Beijing, Just in Time for the Winter Olympics

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Just two years after covid-19 forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2020 Olympics, another health hazard—this one indisputably humanmade—threatens to endanger athletes at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.

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Billionaire Investor Who Predicted the 2008 Housing Crash Says Crypto Is a 'Worthless' Bubble

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John Paulson, the billionaire investor who accurately predicted (and bet against) the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007, has some kind words for cryptocurrency: mainly, that it is a vacuous financial bubble bound to eventually collapse. Read more.

We're Tracking Sarah Palin's Possible Super-Spreader Journey Through NYC

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The former Alaska governor and disastrous presidential running mate is in the Big Apple to sue the New York Times for libel after it insinuated that her rhetoric was tied to the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which left six dead and Rep. Gabby Giffords with massive brain injuries.

Remembering Rahmbamarama, the Obama Era's Most Zealous Fan Community

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The November 2008 post was a series of photos of Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois politician who had recently been named President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff.

ICE Has Spent $2.8 Billion on Surveillance Tech Since 2008: Report

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to give the NSA and FBI a run for their money as leading purveyors of U.S. surveillance.

The Real Reason Why Ferrari Could Lose Another F1 Title


Ferrari made a flying start to the 2022 season, but to have even a slight hope, the automaker will have to drop a strategy error that has haunted it since 2008.

Ferrari's Rough Season Just Got Worse At The Azerbeihan Grand Prix


Ferrari's hopes of picking up its first world title since 2008 have taken a blow, as the team suffered the worst possible outcome at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Meet Kadaza: A customizable start page and web portal just for you

Digital Trends

Since 2008, Kadaza has offered one of the best personalized homepages of the internet. Learn more and check it out! Computing Deals Features Internet Kadaza sponsored web

White House to Mail Out 500 Million Free Covid-19 Tests After Mocking Idea

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President Joe Biden will deliver a big speech about covid-19 on Tuesday, including an announcement that his administration will mail out roughly 500 million free at-home tests for covid-19, according to a White House press statement early Tuesday.

White House Mocks Idea of Mailing Every American Free Covid-19 Tests

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked the idea of mailing out free covid-19 tests to every American household on Monday, in just the latest sign that President Joe Biden’s lack of imagination is making the pandemic worse. Read more.

65-year-old cruise ship gets second life after a man bought it on Craigslist

Mashable VR

In 2008, tech entrepreneur Christopher Wilson came across an old cruise ship for sale on Craigslist that would change his life. Now, a decade and countless hours of renovations later, Wilson hopes The Aurora can make its way back to the public


USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

Next Reality AR

This week, the publication ran an investigative story by reporter Brett Murphy that uncovered the details of a 2008 US military operation involving security contractor GS4 that resulted in dozens of civilian casualties.

Scientists Find a Meteorite That Could Reshape Our Understanding of Asteroids

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Scientists have released an analysis of a meteorite fragment gathered after a 2008 asteroid near-collision with Earth.


12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Dropbox

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Dropbox debuted in 2008, and the cloud storage and syncing service has added a slew of features since then. But because the app is usually running in the background of your device, you might not have noticed some of the new tools you can use. Here are a few of our favorites. Read more.

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Listen to Charlie Jane Anders Read From Her Inspiring New Book on Writing

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When Charlie Jane Anders was still here at io9—she co-founded the site with Annalee Newitz back in 2008—she wrote several popular posts offering advice and inspiration to both aspiring and veteran authors of sci-fi and fantasy.

Disney’s Wall-E NFT Is Exactly What Wall-E Warned Us About

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When Wall-E hit theaters in 2008, the roaming robot’s story was a warning viewers of the societal costs of unchecked waste and environmental degradation.

I Miss the Peek, My Cheap and Simple Email-Only Travel Buddy

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It seems silly now, but when the Peek debuted in 2008, it delivered something smartphones couldn’t. It sounds like a ludicrous idea. A mobile device capable of only email, released just a year after the game-changing first generation iPhone.

VR Parkour Game ‘STRIDE’ Coming To Oculus Quest


Similar to the 2008 action-adventure platformer Mirrors Edge , STRIDE has you physically traversing a variety of urban obstructions using unique locomotion mechanics, while at the same time fighting a never-ending wave of faceless enemies.

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12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Spotify

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Spotify has been streaming music since 2008, and it’s changed a lot in that time. New features are constantly added to its apps and the platform as a whole.

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Gas Hikes Prompt New York to Investigate Potential Price Gouging by Oil Companies

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Meanwhile, prices at the pump have surpassed the (non-inflation adjusted) highs of 2008. Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and BP, four of the largest petroleum companies, are raking in record profits. If that dynamic seems fishy to you, you’re in good company. First, U.S.

12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Google Chrome

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Even if you’ve been using Google Chrome since it first rolled out back in 2008, the browser is capable of some tricks you may have not discovered yet.

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V/H/S/94 Is a Grimy, Gory Found-Footage Throwback

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The first V/H/S movie came out in 2012, arriving at the tail end of the low-budget found-footage horror craze ( Paranormal Activity and REC came out in 2007; Cloverfield was 2008) and capturing the last moment in culture before VCRs became totally obsolete.

HBO's True Blood Looks Back at Itself With a Rewatch Podcast

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When True Blood first hit HBO in 2008, it came at just the right time. The adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries featured vampires and werewolves being sexy in Louisiana and was an extremely easy sell at the time.

US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training


An average of 11 firefighters have died every year since 2008 during training sessions; VR could help reduce those numbers.

Why You Should Ditch Google Chrome For Microsoft Edge

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The odds are good that you’re reading this right now in Google’s web browser, Chrome, which has become hugely popular since it made its debut in 2008.

The Kid from 'David After Dentist' Is Now in College and Selling an NFT of His Viral Video to Pay Tuition

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In 2008, David DeVore recorded his then-seven-year-old son, David Jr., It seems like every internet meme is getting the NFT treatment these days. The latest is “David After Dentist,” one of YouTube’s earliest viral videos. babbling now-iconic lines like “Is this real life?”

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Italian History VR 360 Lesson about Siena

EON Reality

It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Italian History VR 360 Lesson about Siena the capital of the province of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.


Upcoming VR Parkour Game STRIDE Looks A Lot Like Mirror’s Edge


While the developer doesn’t make any official references in any of the descriptions, its obvious STRIDE takes heavy inspiration from the 2008 first-person action-adventure platformer Mirror’s Edge , at least in terms of visuals.

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Thank God, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Is Actually Releasing This Year

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It was way, way back in 2008 when he announced his intention to make a movie based on artist Gris Grimly’s illustrations… Read more.

HTC’s VP of Design Leaving to Join Google’s VR Team

Road to VR

Having joined the company in 2008, in recent year’s HTC’s VP of Design, Claude Zellweger, played a key role in the design of the Vive headset, The Verge reports. The two of them initially joined HTC when their design company, One & Co, was acquired by the Taiwanese electronics maker in 2008, and their third partner in that venture was Claude Zellweger.

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Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ Coming to PC VR Later This Month, Trailer Here

Road to VR

The project has attracted some serious talent, which includes Jon Favreau, the filmmaker behind films such as Iron Man (2008) , The Lion King (2019) , and The Jungle Book (2016).

Thor Shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Truly Important Ways

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On May 2, 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born. The release of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man was the first part in a story that’s now sprawled over a decade, almost two dozen movies, and changed film history as we know it.

Interactive VR Lesson: Houses of the Hakka Tribe

EON Reality

In 2008, Unesco recognised their importance and gave 46 buildings a World Heritage listing. Get up close in this interactive VR lesson to learn about the houses and history of the Hakka tribe which date back to the 11th century.

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Five Classic Video Games That Deserve A VR Remake


Originally released back in 2008 on consoles and PC, Dead Space is a masterclass in space horror. VR remakes are all the rage at the moment. Here’s our selection of classic video games we’d love to play in VR.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Review: A Vehicle for Threadripper Pro

Anand Tech

While ThinkStation might not have as much brand identity as the more recognizable ThinkPad, for the markets that require them Lenovo’s ThinkStation range has been at the front of high-performance under-the-desk offerings since 2008.