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Thursday’s top tech news: Another Theranos exec sentenced to over a decade in prison

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After Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to almost 11 years in prison last month, yesterday it was the turn of her business partner Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The former COO and president of Theranos was handed a sentence of just under 13 years in prison, following his conviction in July. Theranos infamously claimed to have developed a machine that could test for a litany of diseases using just a few drops of a patient’s blood, but it later emerged that it had vastly overstated what its technology was capable of.

In lighter news, a host of interesting updates have released for some older games this week. Portal’s new ray tracing update is releasing for free today, giving the 15-year old title a high-tech glow-up (provided you’ve got a PC powerful enough to run it), and there’s also new content available for Elden Ring. Personally, I also spent most of last night trying out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s eight new downloadable tracks, which include the frankly fantastic Rainbow Road from the 3DS entry in the series.

Anyway, here’s a silly tweet:

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    Today in “when faculty brats break bad.”

    Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, parents of Sam Bankman-Fried, won’t be teaching at Stanford next quarter.

    The two taught at Stanford Law School. This news was first reported by the Stanford Daily, and Fried told those journalists that it has “nothing to do with anything else going on.” Just a normal retirement, sure.


  • From YouTube to HBO: here’s the trailer for Channel 5’s January 6th documentary.

    HBO will present This Place Rules, the report by gonzo-style journalist Andrew Callaghan of an RV journey through America in the months leading up to the mob attack on the US Capitol, on December 30th — here’s the trailer.


  • Dec 8, 2022, 6:12 PM UTCMia Sato

    A new scrollable feed called Inspire is coming to US app users. The short videos showcase products the retailer thinks you might be interested in.


  • Dec 8, 2022, 4:28 PM UTCCameron Faulkner

    Audeze has released another $300 gaming headset ($330 if you game on Xbox). This one has a more understated look than the 2021 Penrose, and it promises improvements to comfort and battery life.


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