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December 31, 2018updated 23 Dec 2018 7:17pm

Verdict’s best of 2018: The big stories you might have missed this year

By Luke Christou

From Facebook’s murky past to the antics of Donald Trump, with a few too many data breaches and Brexit developments mixed in, Verdict has provided in-depth coverage of the biggest stories of 2018, answering the who’s, what’s, where’s and when’s that the world wanted answers to.

With Brexit looming and technology such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and IoT still expected to revolutionise the business world, the Verdict team is hard at work preparing for another busy year.

Until then, here is a selection of Verdict’s best articles of 2018 for you to enjoy.

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Best of Digital Disruption


John Cleese: What technology has in common with comedy

Transforming tech training in the Silicon Slopes: A visit to Salt Lake City’s Pluralsight

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang: We’re in the ‘era of the automation of automation’

Taking Machine Learning from theory to practice

I, cobot: collaborative robots are joining the workforce

Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web and Solid: “Vague, but exciting”

Dark web recruitment: In the web’s lawless underbelly, there are still rules

The CGI models causing fear in the fashion industry

Best of Brexit


Brexit stockpiling: The supplies you need to survive a no-deal Brexit

Brexit food security: An opportunity for vertical farming?

“Frankly insane”? Tech industry reacts to Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The lynx effect: Could Gove’s Green Brexit make apex predators a farmer’s best friend?

Best of Politics and Policy


No killer robot ban a “danger to humanity” warns Noel Sharkey

From Rocket Man to McMuffin: The many nicknames that Trump has dished out during his time in office

How water, rather than oil, could spark conflict in the Middle East

Kanye West’s leadership tips: ‘Have the balls’ and 7 other takeaways from his meeting with Trump

GDPR six months on: Is it working? 12 experts weigh in

How Brazil’s ‘Tropical Trump’ has copied the US President’s social media approach

Elon Musk hates office jargon and you should too

Dictator Top Trumps: Who is the world’s best worst supreme leader?

Best of Money Matters


Future of cryptocurrency: What lies ahead for Bitcoin and its alternatives

Bitcoin is ten: Five ways fintech has transformed over the last decade

How an average salary in London compares to other big cities

The extent of the London housing crisis… and a possible solution to the problem

Best of The Future of Sport


Who’s top of the football cybersecurity league? Probably not who you think

Good times lie ahead for drone racing, the sport of the future that’s gunning for your attention

Technology in tennis: How data is serving up new insights

How Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City Premier League success

Best of Commerce


Coal Drops Yard: The experience-focused blueprint for new model retail

The ASOS silk ban reveals the disconnect between veganism and environmentalism – and creates a challenge for brands

How Nike has doubled its revenue in another decade of sportswear dominance

Business or pleasure? The world’s most unusual office spaces

Best of Renewable Revolution


Watch: Hyundai Nexo, the hydrogen fuel cell car that cleans the air as it drives

What is peak oil? And what will happen to the industry if we reach it?

The Yangtze deposits 55% of all river marine plastic pollution – but China is finally taking action

Lithium: The world’s hottest commodity and the companies that are mining it

Best of Medical Marvels


How close are 3D printed organs to reality?

Could VR therapy transform mental health treatment?

Immunotherapy could revolutionise cancer treatment and pharma giants are scrambling to be a part of it

Best of New Media


Facebook alternatives: Is there a blockchain solution for social media?

Donald Trump: Forget the Fake News Awards, here are the Verdict Fake Tweet Awards

Fire and Fury: ‘Fake it until you make it’ and 12 other leadership tips from Donald Trump book

Best of Lifestyle


Are virtual reality arcades the future? We visited London’s first VR arcade to find out


Grain to glass: The intricacies of producing the perfect gin

From ancient civilisations to craft micro-brews — How beer conquered the world

Here’s what degree to study if you want to be a millionaire

96 of the UK’s best boutique and luxury independent cinemas

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: Despite delays and rising costs, locals remain positive


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