A law suit has been brought against computer chip giant Intel alleging it dominates the market through dodgy dealing and bribery.
"New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a federal anti-trust suit against Intel Wednesday, alleging the chipmaker cornered the market by illegally punishing and bribing computer manufacturers," writes Wired. "The suit, filed in federal district court in Delaware, says Intel, the world’s dominant maker of computer chips, systematically violated state and federal trade laws. The suit seeks monetary penalties and damages for New York state citizens and asks the court to prevent Intel from giving rebates to manufacturers in the future. ‘Rather than compete fairly, Intel used bribery and coercion to maintain a stranglehold on the market,’ said Attorney General Cuomo. ‘Intel’s actions not only unfairly restricted potential competitors, but also hurt average consumers who were robbed of better products and lower prices.’"
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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