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May 31, 2022, 7:35 AM

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Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Top500: the US' AMD-powered Frontier is now the world's fastest supercomputer, topping 1,102 petaflops/second, overtaking Japan's Fugaku at 442 petaflops/second  —  AMD-powered systems now comprise five of the top ten fastest supercomputers  —  The AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer …
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Kuo: Sony will begin mass producing its PSVR 2 headset in H2 2022 ahead of a possible launch in Q1 2023, depending on the state of flagship game titles  —  A prominent supply chain analyst claims PSVR 2 mass production will begin in H2 2022.  —  Ming-Chi Kuo is a TF International Securities …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
BlockSec: a buggy smart contract on Mirror Protocol, a Terra DeFi app for betting on stocks using synthetic assets, was exploited for ~$90M over seven months  —  Quick Take  — The exploit was accidentally discovered by a Terra community member last week.  — It has been confirmed by security analysts BlockSec.
Cat Zhang / Pitchfork:
How musicians like Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo use Discord: artists share ideas, host parties, and engage with fans, who help with moderation and other tasks  —  Originally launched as a messaging app for gamers, the platform has become an intimate place for artists and fans to connect and build community.
Karen Hao / Wall Street Journal:
Report: Google, Bing, and YouTube regularly return Chinese state media content in the top US results on China's human-rights record and the origins of COVID-19  —  On issues important to Beijing, official Chinese sources also enjoy strong placement on YouTube and other widely used U.S. services, a new report finds
John Herrman / New York Times:
How Do Your Own Research (DYOR) has spread throughout crypto and online conspiracy communities, signaling a rejection of authority and an appeal to join in  —  In spheres as disparate as medicine and cryptocurrencies, “do your own research,” or DYOR, can quickly shift from rallying cry to scold.
Zeyi Yang / MIT Technology Review:
Many developers suspect that China has forced Gitee, the Chinese competitor to GitHub, to censor open-source code, a move that harms trust and code quality  —  Many suspect the Chinese state has forced Gitee, the Chinese competitor to GitHub, to censor open-source code in a move developers worry could obstruct innovation.
Wall Street Journal:
Sequoia, YC, Craft Ventures, and other VCs give startups advice on surviving the downturn; Lightspeed: “boom times of the last decade are unambiguously over”  —  Venture-capital firms tell portfolio companies to buckle down for the long haul; ‘before you thrive, you have to survive’
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
TikTok, YouTube, and other platforms have turned the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard into a sport, often glorifying Depp and mocking Heard  —  Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle.  Social media made it into a sport.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
London-based Florence, a marketplace that connects vacant care home shifts to local nurses and carers looking for extra work in the UK, raises a $35M Series B  —  Connecting vacant care home shifts to local nurses and carers looking for extra work, Florence has raised $35 million in a Series B round.

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