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iPads behind Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson moonwalk

iPads behind Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson moonwalk

If you've not seen the video of the Ohio State Marching Band taking it to the field with a Michael Jackson tribute march - you're missing out. This week it's become a viral hit, grabbing thousands of hits in its original publication on YouTube and thousands more in each consecutive re-upload. Here a few days after this hit has become an internet sensation of sorts it's become apparent: a collection of iOS apps on a massive amount of iPads is responsible in a big way.

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Foxconn PlayStation 4 labor policies broken for student interns

Foxconn PlayStation 4 labor policies broken for student interns

It would appear that the team responsible keeping labor policies intact for at least one Foxconn manufacturing plant in China is in it deep this week as a group of students was found to be working well beyond their normal allotment of intern hours. What we've got here is a set of student engineering majors headed for graduation at the Xi'an Institute of Technology working specifically on an order of Sony's next gaming console: the PlayStation 4. These students worked on a series of tasks at a Foxconn plant which had them staying late and working overtime - strictly against student intern rules in the plant.

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HP Z230 SFF Workstation Review

HP Z230 SFF Workstation Review

The newest wave of workstations presented by HP carry with them the promise of industry-leading quality and high upgradability - and with the HP Z230 SFF, an especially small form-factor as well. What you're getting here is a beast of a computer that'll sit under a desk and be completely out of the way as it provides the best in power a single-processor workstation can bring - and there are one whole heck of a lot of options for build right out of the box, too. What we've found here is what's easily one of the finest small form factor workstations on the market today.

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NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

Google founders Larry page and Sergey Brin operate an impressive fleet of private jets that the search giant uses for various reasons. Many of the company's aircraft are based at a government airfield in California where they are able to buy jet fuel from the Pentagon at a significant discount. Reports indicate that following talks between the Pentagon and NASA this year, Google's ability to purchase discounted jet fuel has been ended.

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Gigabit Squared’s Seattle fiber Internet plans get official price tags

Gigabit Squared’s Seattle fiber Internet plans get official price tags

On December 13, Seattle's mayor announced that the city was going to receive its own gigabit Ethernet connection courtesy of a partnership between Gigabit Squared and The University of Washington. It has been just a week over six months, and Gigabit Squared has unveiled the pricing for the place, which is free at the lowest speed for 60 months, and comes in at $80 per month for gigabit speeds.

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Amazon reveals striking biosphere-bubble building plans for Seattle

Amazon reveals striking biosphere-bubble building plans for Seattle

Amazon has revealed ambitious and architecturally striking plans for its new downtown Seattle buildings, a cluster of "biosphere" bubbles filled not only with space for eager workers but plants and even full-sized trees. A rethink of Amazon's original plans for the block, the triple-bubble design presented at a Seattle design review this week is intended to allow the company's employees to "work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting" that creates a "microclimate" suited to plants and people alike.

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Apple avoided billions in taxes via complex system says investigators

Apple avoided billions in taxes via complex system says investigators

It is no secret that corporations use tax loopholes and such to get out of paying what often amounts to a hefty chunk of money in taxes. Apple is one such corporation, but unlike the others, it stands out as having reportedly used exceptionally complex "gimmicks" and "schemes" to get out of paying billions of dollars in taxes over the course of the last few years. According to a Congressional investigation, the multi-country subsidiaries Apple uses are more convoluted than most of the systems seen by experts.

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Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google will co-invest in a quantum supercomputer lab near its Mountain View campus, exploring the potential for incredibly-fast processing tipped to run 11,000x faster at some tasks compared to a standard Intel chip. The computer itself will be manufactured by D-Wave and based at NASA's Ames Research Center, where the Universities Space Research Association nonprofit will be responsible for its operation; Google and other companies will share access to the "D-Wave Two" hardware, which is rumored to cost around $10m.

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