How much are we sacrificing for automation?

Lessons from an Amazon warehouse, and a world where increasingly anything (and anyone) that can be measured, is. | Continue reading


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How to write a resume that will impress a bot

Crafting a resume that will impress artificial intelligence takes a totally different approach than writing for a human hiring manager. | Continue reading


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Half of Instacart’s drivers earn less than minimum wage, labor group claims

An analysis of 1,400 pay records also shows half earning less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, using methodology that the delivery startup disputes. | Continue reading


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Video: The heavy hand of New York’s social media-powered policing

New York said an unprecedented raid on young gang members in 2016 stopped a criminal conspiracy. Others say it showed the crude power of emerging police tactics. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 2 days ago

Privacy is hard to see, so let’s put some numbers on it

We typically learn what our data privacy means only after it’s too late. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 2 days ago

MIT team is reinventing building by looking at the ancient world

Using some clever physics, designers figured out how humans could move 1,000-pound concrete slabs on their own. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 2 days ago

Ted 2019: Google’s advanced tech director wants everything to be a computer

At TED, Ivan Poupyrev showed off a tiny new device for linking sensors to the cloud, part of his vision of embedding computing in everything we touch. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 3 days ago

California is fighting over the future of freedom of information laws

Many people argue that public records laws are essential to democracy. Others say they’re being used by corporate interests to stifle important research. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 3 days ago

The web pioneer taking on Google with a private browser and a loyalty club

Brendan Eich’s Brave browser is designed to make browsing faster and more private—and though it blocks ads, it has a plan for paying publishers. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 3 days ago

Jumbo is an iOS app that protects your privacy online for you

Jumbo is like a concierge for privacy, cleaning out your old data and maintaining your privacy settings across your accounts and apps. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 4 days ago

In a major reversal, Netflix will reveal some metrics for its most popular shows

During the streaming giant’s first-quarter earnings call, Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos revealed that they’d be sharing more data with both creators and viewers in the months to come. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 4 days ago

Why Apple and Qualcomm made peace now: A 5G iPhone in 2020

A report says that after the companies settled their two-year patent dispute, they agreed to a licensing agreement for 5G modems. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 5 days ago

Jack Dorsey defends Twitter’s anti-abuse AI during heated Ted exchange

At TED, the Twitter cofounder says algorithms can help solve the platform’s problems with abuse and misinformation, but not everyone’s convinced. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 5 days ago

Microsoft wants to use AI and data to take on climate change

In a broad new set of sustainability commitments, the company wants to use its tech to develop tools to monitor and find insights in environmental data. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 5 days ago

The world's next wonder material is Borophene

Borophene, a single-atom layer of the element boron, is super-strong and super-flexible–plus it’s a superconductor. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 5 days ago

Carole Cadwalladr blasts tech titans at Ted: Your technology is “a crime scene”

On stage at TED, the journalist who helped expose the Cambridge Analytica scandal rebuked the heads of Facebook and other tech giants for helping erode democracy. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 5 days ago

Copperfield’s magic secrets crashed into the moon, but you can help find them

Even if it’s not intact, the 30-million-page backup of human history would be “the first archaeological ruins of early human attempts to build a library on the moon.” | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 6 days ago

Israel’s moon lander crashed, but don’t call it a failure

The first privately-funded lunar mission will be remembered as a pioneering achievement that helped to change the way the space industry operates. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 6 days ago

Why everyone thinks they are middle class (even if they aren’t)

It might not feel that way, but you might actually be upper middle class. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 6 days ago

MIT scholar surprised by Amazon’s hostile response to her face-recognition work

Facial recognition has a race problem. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 6 days ago

How to find hidden cameras in your Airbnb, and anywhere else

Sharpen your vigilance—or paranoia—with these tricks and tools. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 6 days ago

Pete Buttigieg debuts a radical new approach to campaign branding

Mayor Pete officially announced his candidacy with a sporty new logo and design toolkit that supporters can download to “use however they want.” | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 7 days ago

Tech elite are taking to silent vipassana retreats

It’s not just Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doing silent meditation in Burma; more tech execs and business leaders are signing up for vipassana retreats, and million-dollar compounds are going up in Silicon Valley. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 7 days ago

Prison inmate charged with pulling a $5,500 phone scam from behind bars

It wasn’t the first time inmates at the Georgia state prison have been charged with wire fraud. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 9 days ago

Unraveling the Enigma of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later

How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamous–and still misunderstood–failed video game console. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 9 days ago

Incognito mode won’t keep your browsing private. Do this instead

Browser compartmentalization can help you escape the clutches of the data gathering machine. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 9 days ago

Peccy, the bizarre, beloved mascot you didn't know Amazon had

Universally recognized by Amazonians and a nobody to the rest of us, he’s, well, peculiar—and an unexpectedly rich symbol of the tech giant and its culture. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 9 days ago

Disney+ video service coming November 12 for $6.99 per month

The company released important details of a broad and competitive subscription offering that could challenge Netflix and Amazon in some ways. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 10 days ago

Tree-planting drones are firing seed missiles to restore the world’s forests

In Myanmar, a major project is under way: restore coastal mangrove forests—with a little air support. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 11 days ago

Amazon offered countries $5M in Kindles to get the “.amazon” domain

Despite the countries having claim to the actual Amazon River centuries before amazon.com existed. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 11 days ago

Why finding “meaningful work” is overrated

You shouldn’t feel pressured to follow your passion or find purpose in your job. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 11 days ago

Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 11 days ago

Apple censored this pro-democracy music in China

Did Apple comply with a Chinese government request when it removed songs from Apple Music? It certainly looks like it. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 11 days ago

Frieberg's Vauban neighborhood created a car-free paradise

In Freiburg, Germany, a neighborhood called Vauban made it unnecessary to own a car–and very difficult to do it even if you wanted to. After 20 years of success, it could be a model for how we design future walkable neighborhoods. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 12 days ago

Dropbox and G Suite’s new integration is more like a mind meld

The long-awaited ability to keep your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in your Dropbox isn’t just about plumbing. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 12 days ago

JJ Abrams Office

The production company behind Alias, the Star Trek reboot, and Star Wars Episode IX is a creative playhouse. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 12 days ago

Influencers are flocking to a surprising new kind of social media

350+ influencers with a collective audience of 3.5 billion people are flocking to a platform called Escapex, which gives them their own apps. It’s part of the next wave of social media focused on smaller, more private groups. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 13 days ago

Influencers are flocking to a surprising new kind of social media

350+ influencers with a collective audience of 3.5 billion people are flocking to a platform called Escapex, which gives them their own apps. It’s part of the next wave of social media focused on smaller, more private groups. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 13 days ago

How-our-brains-process-praise-and-why-its-killing-our-potential

When your brain gets a reward (and your brain treats praise from others as a reward), what it learns is to do that action again.But, repetition builds habits, not growth. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 14 days ago

Another Facebook fiasco–over 540m user records reportedly exposed on public DB

In total, roughly 22,000 Facebook passwords were openly exposed “for an unknown period of time.” | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 15 days ago

Now wanted by big credit bureaus like Equifax: Your alternative data

Banks and credit bureaus say a bold new data push can help expand credit to more people, but some worry the shift could sting the people it’s meant to help. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 15 days ago

Google asked 5,600 employees about remote work. This is what they learned

It might be a good idea to eat lunch together over video chat. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 16 days ago

What the “painless woman” says about how anxiety and fear fit into pain

Life without pain might seem like a blessing. But her case–and how we understand what pain really means–is more complex than it first appears. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 16 days ago

Amazon says face recognition fears are “insignificant.” The SEC disagrees

Investor proposals limiting Amazon’s face recognition sales can now proceed after the company argued they concerned “an insignificant public policy issue.” | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 17 days ago

Apple’s shaky plan to deliver a 5G iPhone in 2020

Apple is relying on Intel for its 5G modem, and things are not going smoothly between the two companies. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 17 days ago

Why Accenture Interactive buying ad agency Droga5 is such a big deal

Is this David Droga’s latest bid to be at the forefront of advertising–or an amiable payday for a modern legend? | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 18 days ago

Sully on flying: Human are better suited for doers with technology monitoring us

Better technology doesn’t necessarily mean a better flying experience. The former airline captain shares his thoughts on the unpleasant parts of air travel, and whether ground transportation will ever rival the skies. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 26 days ago

Most mental health apps lack any scientific backing

Many mental health apps don’t have any scientific evidence or peer-reviewed research to back up their promises. | Continue reading


@fastcompany.com | 26 days ago