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Tech’s Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room

Microsoft is joining Google and Amazon in the race for your home. This week, at an event in China, the venerable tech giant trumpeted the arrival of Project Evo, a sweeping plan to build hardware devices that work a lot … Continue reading

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The ‘Uber for X’ Fad Will Pass Because Only Uber Is Uber

“Uber for X” has been the headline of more than four hundred news articles. Thousands of would-be entrepreneurs used the phrase to describe their companies in their pitch decks. On one site alone—AngelList, where startups can court angel investors and … Continue reading

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How Simple Software Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been accused of drugging and raping dozens of women over several decades. Roger Ailes is accused of harassing multiple women as far back as the 1960s. And then there’s all those Catholic priests. Indeed, when sexual predators, … Continue reading

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Sorry, Donald Trump: Amazon Dominates, But It’s No Monopoly

During his campaign for president, Donald Trump claimed Amazon was a monopoly he would go after for anti-trust violations if elected. Sure, Trump didn’t like the coverage he was receiving in the Washington Post, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns. But … Continue reading

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The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency

Circle unveiled itself at a bitcoin conference in 2014, vowing to take the digital currency mainstream. But like so many other startups that embraced this big idea at around the same time, its mission has changed. In January, I met … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Is More Artificial Than Intelligent

DeepMind has surpassed the human mind on the Go board. Watson has crushed America’s trivia gods on Jeopardy. But ask DeepMind to play Monopoly or Watson to play Family Feud, and they won’t even know where to start. Because these … Continue reading

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Trump Can’t Deliver the Rust Belt Jobs He Promised Because Work Has Changed

On Election Night, voters in northeastern Ohio’s Trumbull and Ashtabula counties made Sean O’Brien—a three-term Democratic state representative—their state senator. They also helped make Donald Trump president. In 2012, 60 percent of Trumbull’s largely white, working class electorate voted for … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs’ Wall of Secrecy

The artificial intelligence researcher Russ Salakhutdinov made headlines today when he said was going to start publishing journal articles and spending time talking to academics. That wouldn’t be news, except Salakhutdinov works for Apple—a company famous for an extreme breed … Continue reading

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Only Amazon Could Make a Checkout-Free Grocery Store a Reality

On Monday, Amazon took the wraps off Amazon Go, a real-world grocery store that comes with a twist: there’s no checkout process. You just grab the stuff you want and walk out; the order posts to your Amazon account afterwards. … Continue reading

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Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas

LeEco is like the Netflix of China—except it also sells phones, televisions, and cars. Now, it’s moving into the US after acquiring the stateside television maker Vizio. Unlike some Chinese tech giants that seem happy to focus on a domestic … Continue reading

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