Avid fans of technology have a term for folks who aren't so rabid about code and gadgets -- they call them "normals." Nerds see gadgets as an end in themselves. These are the two solitudes of tech.
Why is an Uber car like a Betamax tape? Answer: both are disruptive innovations. And both are being dealt with by incumbent industries in exactly the same way -- with mindless blunt force.
An important reminder of how misleading the oil industry's promises about safety are.
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This summer at the movies, it's those in charge against those who need to be charged.
Here's a quick, amateur medical diagnosis: the health-care system is ailing when it comes to technology.
At its recent BUILD conference, software giant Microsoft showed off Windows 10 and a new browser. Has it finally found its groove, or is it a desperate wannabe consumer brand?
We simply must do more to shift away from fossil fuels and, despite what the naysayers claim, we can. We can even get partway there under our current systems.
A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
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Political polling by phone has become an unreliable predictor of the end results. Why? Cell phones. Youth, urban professionals under 40, and low-income voters are not captured by landline polling.