It's Big Tech Too Big?

The question is no longer whether something needs to be done, but what, how soon, and whether it will be enough. | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

Edward Snowden blew the whistle on how Chinese censors scrubbed his book

China's complex feelings about whistleblower Edward Snowden might shift now that he's calling out Chinese censorship. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

VC funding for startups with at least one female founder more than doubled in 2018

The VC world has historically been a boys’ club, but progress is being made. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Forcing vegan diet upon kids can lead to jail time in Belgium

The Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium determined that it's "not ethical" to impose a strict vegan diet on kids. Opinions vary worldwide. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Blizzard banned a Hong Kong Grandmaster gamer for shouting a protest slogan

Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone gamer, was given a one-year suspension and had his prize money retracted. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Electric cars are changing the cost of driving

The economics of driving seven Teslas for 2.5 million miles. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

US government holds balloons to stricter standards than it does voting machines

Voting machines and their manufacturers are “largely free” from US government supervision. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

How to know which Trump impeachment polls to believe

Tracking the changes in the president’s support in the polls is so important. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A new platform for immigrants mimics centuries-old behavior

Can Homeis capture the complicated experience of being an immigrant in America in 2019? | Continue reading | 5 days ago

RealReal’s promise of authenticated luxury goods may not be so real

The luxury resale site is pushing back against investigations that claim copywriters with minimal training are authenticating many of the items it sells. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Ancestry’s genetic tests can now tell you about your health

AncestryDNA, the leading consumer genetic testing company, is expanding beyond genealogy. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

The futility of recycling most plastic

Plastic is the substrate of modern life, and the planet is paying for it | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Britain’s digital payments have gotten too fast

Parliament thinks certain transactions may need to slow down to fight fraud. It is a sign of things to come in other countries trying to speed up payment systems. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Microsoft wants anyone to be a developer, whether they code or not

There's a shortage of developers in the world, and you could help fill the gap. Yes, you. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Japan's Softbank, others invested billions in Indian startups

SoftBank is one of the 50-plus active Japanese investors in India. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

How “OK” became the most spoken word on the planet

Of all the words in the English language, the word “OK” is pretty new: It’s only been used for about 180 years. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

What companies don’t tell you about extended warranties

The extended warranty market has a profit margin of around 50-60% for retailers. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Brace yourself Delhi, it may only be the beginning of the toxic air season

The deterioration in air quality in the past few days offsets the gains clocked in October. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Why are people getting worse at “The Price Is Right”?

The typical guess is much worse today than it was in the 1970s. It could be because people don't really need to keep track of prices anymore. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s proudest professional moment was a loss

The justice understands personally how great victories can be snatched from the jaws of devastating defeats. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The fight against financial advertisers using Facebook for digital redlining

As bank branches close and online finance advances, it's harder to tell if groups of people are being excluded from financial opportunities on the digital main street. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Stock trading is virtually free – why isn’t crypto?

Cryptocurrency exchanges still earn billions in commissions. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

YouTube’s algorithm helped a Chinese propaganda video on Hong Kong go viral

“You can go from more radical video to more radical video,” says Guillaume Chaslot, who runs a YouTube watchdog site. “There’s a rabbit-hole effect.” | Continue reading | 16 days ago

The blacklist Apple uses to censor the internet in China

In mainland China, Apple's Safari browser blacklists "content that undermines the principles of the Chinese constitution." | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Students in HK used fax machines to fight Chinese censorship of Tiananmen Square

As a student, King-wa Fu sent information about Tiananmen Square to mainland China. As a professional, he spends his career tracking government censorship. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Sleep has a role in developing Alzheimer's

A burgeoning field of research indicates that poor sleep could be a contributing factor to dementia later in life. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Nokia’s collapse turned a sleepy town in Finland into an internet wonderland

"The lay-offs were the best thing that happened to Oulu in many years." | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Bay Area Uniqlos Are Sold Out of Elizabeth Holmes Costumes

A Silicon Valley villain may be behind it all. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

The spread of outdoor preschools raises questions about the purpose of education

They've become more popular because parents worry that children spend too little time outside and too much time on screens. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

The world is sitting on a $400T financial time bomb

Yes, that's trillion with a "T". | Continue reading | 20 days ago

When programmers get weird: The funniest code projects on GitHub

Even nerds have a sense of humor. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

There’s one tech giant doing crypto right: Square

Jack Dorsey's bitcoin strategy makes sense. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

The Apple icons you see today have surprisingly ancient roots

Without Susan Kare's open-minded, exploratory approach to design, our digital world might look a good deal less friendly. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Farmers could help solve the climate crisis–we just don’t invest in them

In order for regenerative agriculture to actually make a difference for the climate, we need financial incentives for enough farmers to get on board. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Chinese university started selling HIV testing kits in vending machines(2016)

The kits cost less than $5 are are sold alongside snacks and candy. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Kashmiris are adapting to everyday life without the internet

Radios, Satellite TV, and magazines. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

The world’s downtowns are slowly giving up on personal carsnd the world

Increasingly, the world's biggest cities want the main drag to be for anything but driving. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

The rate of twin births in the US is falling

Experts say that's a good thing. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Gamers are scrutinizing League of Legends for signs of China’s censorship

China's efforts to influence global discourse around it have put a spotlight on Tencent, the world's largest video-game publisher. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Chinese censorship is no longer just a China problem

Chinese censorship affects you too, wherever you are. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

The NBA has to choose between its $4B China business and its values

Tencent and Chinese state television suspended their cooperation with the league after NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a strong statement about the league's values. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Indians Are Learning English Through TikTok with EduTok

China's viral video-sharing app just launched an educational initiative in India. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

What will the world look like in 50 years?

The 22 questions that will tell us about the world in 50 years | Continue reading | 1 month ago

“Make yourself indispensable” is terrible career advice

When you’re so amazing in that one role that most people can’t imagine you doing anything else, they won’t want you to do anything else. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Facebook’s crypto project is falling apart before our eyes

PayPal, eBay, and Stripe are out. MasterCard, too. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world

Protesters from Indonesia to Catalonia are drawing inspiration from the streets of Hong Kong. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

California’s new law bans schools from starting before 8am

Hit that snooze button, kids. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Tim Cook doesn’t seem to know how the Hong Kong app Apple removed works

Users say is an essential tool for anyone trying to avoid tear gas and road closures, after Cook called the app a threat to police and public safety. | Continue reading | 1 month ago