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Computex 2020 is postponed until September

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Computex 2020 has been postponed until the end of September due to concerns in Taiwan over the Coronavirus.  It's the latest in a string of postponements and cancellations due to the global pandemic, and one that's been encouraged by other parties for a while ... More »

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Half-Life: Alyx delivers the watershed moment VR gaming needs

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If you weren’t playing games when Half-Life came out, it’s hard to drive home just how shocking a departure it was from what had come before. Though some familiar mechanics served as a base to build off of, the injection of elaborately scripted sequences that ... More »

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The art and craft of scientific glassblowing

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When other kids were blowing soap bubbles, Christine Roeger and her sisters were blowing glass bubbles. The bubbles would expand, big and shimmering, until they popped, sending tissues of glass as light as cling wrap floating to the ground. Typical childhood s... More »

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Warnings From South Carolina

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Before the South Carolina Democratic primary, many in elite political circles were writing the Joe Biden campaign’s obituary. And they were enjoying it.Political cycles love stories of trajectory: an improbable rise or a tragic fall. Coasting lacks sizzle. A c... More »

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The Case for Mike Bloomberg

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This article is part of The Best Case for Each Candidate, where Opinion columnists make their argument for each of the top six candidates.The best case for Mike Bloomberg is that he’s a brilliant debater who has a witty riposte for every line of attack.OK. ... More »

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The Case for Joe Biden

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This article is part of The Best Case for Each Candidate, where Opinion columnists make their argument for each of the top six candidates.The Democratic Party has an opportunity: Donald Trump’s chronic unpopularity, even in the midst of solid economic growt... More »

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Let’s Call It Trumpvirus

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So, our Coronavirus Czar is going to be … Mike Pence. Feeling more secure?“I know full well the importance of presidential leadership,” the vice president said as soon as he was introduced in his new role.Totally qualified. First criterion for every job in thi... More »

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Don’t Doubt Bernie

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Stop saying that Bernie Sanders can’t win.Stop saying that he can’t defeat President Trump. That is by now a given. In fact, in head-to-head national polls, Sanders consistently outperforms Trump.Sanders is, for the moment, the clear front-runner to win the De... More »

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Why Sanders Will Probably Win the Nomination

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Successful presidential candidates are mythmakers. They don’t just tell a story. They tell a story that helps people make meaning out of the current moment; that divides people into heroes and villains; that names a central challenge and explains why they are ... More »

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