Juicero shows what’s wrong with Silicon Valley thinking
A perfect example of some of the most, er, pressing problems with the venture-capital way of thinking
article  washingtonpost  siliconvalley  editorial  technology  food 
18 hours ago
Introducing Token
We were inspired by apps like WeChat that are driving a large volume of digital payments in China. We wanted to build something for the rest of the world that works on open protocols. Token is…
article  blog  technology  finance  messaging  security 
3 days ago
When Low-Wage Workers Are Better than Robots
Time and time again, these pages have listed numerous benefits of automation and robotics.
article  minimumwage  robotics  technology  editorial  government  economics 
4 days ago
Hike in minimum wage prompts more closings of San Francisco restaurants
San Francisco's higher minimum wage is already causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business, even before it's fully pha...
article  minimumwage  economics  study  california 
4 days ago
When Obsession With Beauty Becomes a Disease
Renee Engeln argues that today’s “beauty sick” culture is distracting girls and women from more important goals.
article  psmag  editorial  culture  gender 
6 days ago
Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart
The story of more than a decade of war, terror and revolution in the Middle East, seen through the eyes of six people whose lives were changed forever.
article  isis  middleeast  libya  egypt  tunisia  syria  iraq  iran  nytimes  history  editorial  refugees 
9 days ago
An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life
"Of course, the findings in this new review are associational, meaning that they prove that people who run tend also to be people who live longer, but not that running directly causes the increases in longevity."
article  nytimes  editorial  adventuresinmissingthepoint  statistics  research 
10 days ago
Even artificial intelligence can acquire biases against race and gender
Computers can automatically adopt our biases by reading what we write
article  ai  bias  editorial  sciencemag  gender 
10 days ago
The British airliner that changed the world
When the de Havilland Comet flew into the sky in 1949, it changed the way the world travelled. Richard Hollingham examines the legacy of a flawed but far-reaching design.
article  history  bbc  technology  flight 
15 days ago
Yes, Men And Women Can Be ‘Just Friends,’ Despite Our Hypersexed Culture
Marriage has not been weakened by the increase of the friend zone. To the contrary, our narrowing and sexualization of friendship has hurt marriage.
article  thefederalist  sexuality  culture  friendship  relationships  community  marriage  gracyolmstead 
17 days ago
The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria
10 key points demonstrated by Trump's new bombing campaign and the positive elite reaction to it.
article  theintercept  glenngreenwald  editorial  politics  war  syria  donaldtrump  military 
17 days ago
Inside chatbots’ year of growing pains: 'We’re at an inflection point'
Chatbots in apps like Facebook's Messenger and Kik have struggled to live up to the hype, but that might actually help them succeed.
article  editorial  ui  ux  ai  marketing  technology 
22 days ago
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