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.

New Witcher VR Mod Lets You Walk Around Kaer Morhen

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Made by Patryk Loan, this VR mod is designed to work with the original Witcher game released in 2008 by CD Projekt Red. A new mod for the original Witcher game allows you to walk around Kaer Morhen in VR. Sound like a fantasy dream come true?

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'Watch Dogs: Legion' reminds me of that underrated 2008 gem, 'Far Cry 2'

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Before we get into the game, a brief note about Ubisoft. In recent weeks, reports have surfaced that describe a toxic culture at the company, with a particular focus on abusive behavior by people in management positions.

Microsoft Knew Bill Gates Was Inappropriate With Female Staff as Early as 2008

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Microsoft brass knew that founder and former chairman of the board Bill Gates was propositioning female staff at the company as early as 2008 and told him to stop, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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.

USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training

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

Two galaxies collide in chaotic Hubble image

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The full image of IC 1623 is an updated, broader look at the interacting galaxy system that Hubble captured in 2008. In 2008, a previous observation of IC 1623 shows a similar sight, but uses only two filters, capturing visible and infrared light.

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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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.

Italian History VR 360 Lesson about Siena

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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.

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

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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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Stride Sprints Onto The Oculus Quest Store This August

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Mirror’s Edge-inspired free-running game Stride is coming to the Oculus Quest store in August. The game from Joy Way was accepted onto the Oculus Quest store by Facebook earlier this year and now the developers say it’ll officially release there on August 5.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Review: A Vehicle for Threadripper Pro

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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.

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

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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).

Interactive VR Lesson: Houses of the Hakka Tribe

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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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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.

How to respectfully observe Memorial Day online, from a veteran who knows

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Between 2003 and 2008, he deployed two times each to Iraq and Afghanistan. John Phipps doesn't want you to thank him for his military service any day, but especially on Memorial Day. Memorial Day] isn't about anyone who's alive," says Phipps.

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

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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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Dionne Warwick confirms on Twitter that Dionne Warwick is not dead

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A video from January by the account Celebrity Tribute says the legendary singer died in a nursing home in 2008 after "several months" of "failing health." Dionne Warwick has confirmed that Dionne Warwick is not dead, debunking claims made by a YouTube video.

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Nextdoor launches anti-racist screens for community posts

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Nextdoor, founded in 2008, is a community networking app that connects users with others living in their area to share news, resources, and engage with one another using community forums.

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Taylor Swift's 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' lyric videos, ranked

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Swift's second album originally released in 2008, Fearless (Taylor's Version) is the very first release in the superstar's ambitious project to revisit and record her back catalogue.

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Amy Klobuchar loves this journalism bill. Facebook and Google, not so much.

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From 2008 to 2019, U.S. Republicans and Democrats recently introduced a bill that aims to help a news industry decimated by the emergence of online ads. Google and Facebook don’t seem to be fans. It comes as the news industry is hemorrhaging money and talent.

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Chrome vs. Firefox: Which internet browser is better?

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In one corner, we've got Chrome — by far the most popular browser in the world and controlled by one of the planet's biggest tech companies since its launch in 2008. Web browsers are our windows into the internet and yet many people just stick with the one they know.

Coinbase says unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto might harm its business

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Satoshi, whose true identity has never been confirmed, published a 2008 white paper titled "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" and is believed to hold the private keys to around 1.1 Some things are best left a mystery — at least as far as Coinbase is concerned.

Taylor Swift drops re-recorded 'Love Story' video with sweet, extremely '00s tribute to fans

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The first album to get the treatment will be 2008's Fearless , home to her swooning country-crossover breakout single "Love Story." Taylor Swift's been busy during lockdown.

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What happened when Waymo reenacted real fatal car crashes with its autonomous vehicle

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The company collected crash information from 72 real fatal crashes with human drivers at the wheel that took place in the Chandler, Arizona, area between 2008 and 2017. Waymo's autonomous vehicles were put through the gnarly paces of 72 simulations of fatal crashes for safety research.

Bitcoin kicked off 2021 by crossing the $30,000 threshold for the first time

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Maybe investors see it as a way to keep their money safe amidst the worst economic recession since 2008. Bitcoin had a rough start to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but apparently it's always darkest before the dawn.

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Marvel announces four new Disney+ series including 'I Am Groot' and 'Secret Invasion'

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Secret Invasion , based on a 2008 comic book storyline described by Feige as "arguably the biggest crossover of the last 20 years" besides Civil War , will reunite Samuel L.

‘STRIDE’ to Release This Month in Early Access, New Gameplay Highlights Creative Parkour Movement

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The gameplay footage also shows Stride starting to lean away from the Mirror’s Edge (2008) inspired aesthetic and a bit into its own art-style.

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