Effective Altruism is trying to save mankind from evil AI

Silicon Valley's hottest trend in giving has its origins in Oxford's philosophy department. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 21 hours ago

Regulators are using the wrong tools to break up Big Tech, says Tim O'Reilly

Google and Amazon have stripped us of making our own choices—but they’ve done a great job of convincing us otherwise. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 21 hours ago

Why I’m turning my son into a cyborg

Where do we draw the line between boosting human potential and eroding our humanity? | Continue reading


@qz.com | 5 days ago

How to structure your day better

Most workdays start with the right intentions, but things quickly unravel. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 5 days ago

I cancelled my Amazon Prime account

I never really wanted Amazon Prime, but it took me two years to cancel. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 6 days ago

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As stories of the poor conditions in US detention centers proliferate, Americans are having an unsavory debate. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 7 days ago

NASA shake-up leaves space program in confusion

NASA's glue guy is gone. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 8 days ago

Rage-studying neuroscientist says we’re all capable of doing something terrible

The terrifying reality is that we’re biologically predisposed to violence in certain situations. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 8 days ago

Eyes May Be the Key to Spotting Dementia

Our sight could be a window into our brain health. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 8 days ago

Porsche and BMW are known as “broken shoes” and “don’t touch me” in China

The unique nicknames reflect an enduring love of foreign car brands amongst Chinese consumers. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 9 days ago

Square is guilting us into tipping basically everyone

Who knows when it's appropriate to tip anymore? | Continue reading


@qz.com | 9 days ago

What R’s most popular tools say about the state of data science

Examining the most popular packages is a simple way to get a feel for what is happening in the field. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 9 days ago

How can you measure the worth of your data

A new bill in the US wants to force social media giants to disclose how much consumer data is worth. But how? | Continue reading


@qz.com | 12 days ago

I jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge&survived–one sentence could have stopped me

If someone had intervened that day, things would have absolutely been different. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 13 days ago

Hong Kong’s protesters put AirDrop to ingenious use to breach China’s Firewall

"We wish you a pleasant journey. Feel the freedom of assembly along the way," was one of the messages shared with mainland Chinese tourists. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 13 days ago

Europe is under siege from a plague of incredibly hairy, toxic caterpillars

Europe is under siege from a plague of oak processionary caterpillars. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 14 days ago

Singapore needs sand, but its neighbors refuse to sell

Malaysia is the latest country to limit sand exports to Singapore. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 14 days ago

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Traveling to a new place doesn't have to leave you dissatisfied. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 15 days ago

A boring job can help you be more creative

Boredom shouldn't always be avoided. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 16 days ago

Netherlands National Airline Encourages People Not to Fly

KLM last week launched a new socially conscious campaign. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 16 days ago

Boeing to give $100M to victims of 737 Max crashes

The funds will support “education, hardship and living expenses” for impacted families and communities. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 17 days ago

You’re doing yoga wrong if you’re working up a sweat

She is 98 and has been practicing every day for nearly a century. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 18 days ago

Shared scooters don’t last long

Scooter lifespan is a key factor in scooter economics (scooternomics, if you will). | Continue reading


@qz.com | 19 days ago

A new party wants to break Bosnia’s political deadlock using computer science

Computer modeling and data analytics are being increasingly experimented with by decision-makers—including politicians—around the world. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 21 days ago

We should start working less to prepare for automation

What will happen when a work-obsessed culture stops working? | Continue reading


@qz.com | 22 days ago

Nashville’s mayor wants to ban electric scooters after a man died riding one

26-year-old Brady Gaulke died last month while riding a Bird scooter after being struck by a Nissan Pathfinder. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 26 days ago

Earthquakes are making Japan think twice about banning smartphones in schools

Smartphones can be lifesavers in earthquakes, and Japan has plenty of both. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 27 days ago

Floating wind farms just became a serious business

Danish energy-trading firm Danske Commodities said it will buy all of Hywind Scotland's power over 20 years. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 27 days ago

Scientists Discover Sea of Freshwater Under the Ocean

An undersea aquifer off the US Atlantic coast has vast stores of low-salinity groundwater. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 28 days ago

To keep more girls in school, stop focusing on just girls

A study shows programs targeting girls are not always the best way to help them | Continue reading


@qz.com | 28 days ago

Chinese bike sharing startup, once valued at $2B, now unable to pay debts

Ofo, which rolled out bike-sharing in more than a dozen countries, is officially unable to repay a company that supplied it with bicycles. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Amazon received a US patent to provide “surveillance as a service.”

Drone-based surveillance is a logical next step for Amazon, which has invested heavily in both parts of that equation. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

China is creating an alternate reality about the Hong Kong protests in real time

How China is shutting down the conversation on one the biggest news event's in recent history. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Cantonese is Hong Kong protesters’ power tool of satire and identity

Clever puns, catchy rhymes, and vivid imagery have helped create powerful symbols and slogans of resistance. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

After Slack, the IPO market might never be the same

Silicon Valley wants Wall Street insiders out of the IPO. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

China is creating an alternate reality about the HK protests, in real time

How China is shutting down the conversation on one the biggest news event's in recent history. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Jack Dorsey's “EMF-shielding tent” is bogus

You don't need this. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

We hired three Fiverr workers to write about Fiverr’s IPO

On Fiverr, you definitely get what you pay for. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Robotic Boyfriend Using Raspberry Pi

Gabriel2052’s library of motor movements will know what I’m turned on by, his fingertips ghosting across the back of my neck with the right force-per-unit area. His motorized parts will know how to spread goosebumps across my skin, and his sensors will detect when my breath quick … | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Jack Dorsey on Bitcoin, Facebook's crypto, and the end of cash

Quartz spoke with the Twitter and Square founder about bitcoin, the end of cash, and more. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

An artificially intelligent, open-source bionic leg

"You're intimately involved, your thoughts are the same," said one user. "It has the potential to make my life much easier and better." | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Richard Baldwin on the “inhumanely fast” next phase of globalization

Richard Baldwin's new book explains how the next phase of globalization and automation "is coming inhumanely fast, and it will seem unbelievably unfair." | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Google is giving some presidential candidate ads different treatment than others

Google has been treating some Beto campaign ads as if they weren’t political, raising questions over whether it's capable of keeping its promise of ad transparency. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Hong Kong’s protesters were afraid to use their metro cards

Do you want to check the efficiency of the new, state of the art, GraalVM JIT Compiler in comparison to the old but mostly used JIT C2? Let’s have a side by ... | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Why foreign governments are so worried about Hong Kong’s extradition law

The world speaks. Will the Hong Kong government listen? | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

No one is talking about the biggest problem with Slack

When it comes to online harassment protection, Slack is slacking off. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Telegram says it faced China-linked cyberattacks during Hong Kong protests

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov also said, in a tweet, "this case was not an exception." | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago

Uber is pivoting to fintech, something Asian startups have been doing for years

Asian mobility startups like Ola, Grab, and Go-Jek have been rolling out financial services since at least 2015. | Continue reading


@qz.com | 1 month ago