Technology
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Future Tense
Jan. 16 2018 6:01 AMThe Air Traffic Control System of Our Low-Altitude FutureSomething will have to stop all the drones, flying cars, and floating warehouses (floating warehouses!) from colliding.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 16 2018 5:57 AMCommitting to “Committed”Two years after my mother’s suicide, I’m finally comfortable talking about it—on my own terms.
The Industry
Jan. 12 2018 10:55 PMLess News Is Good NewsFacebook is stepping back from the news business. Thank goodness.
Future Tense
Jan. 12 2018 2:23 PMA New “Wikileaks for Religion” Publishes Its First Trove of Documents
Gizmos
Jan. 12 2018 8:00 AMAre “Smart Displays” the New Smart Speakers?Amazon, Google, and Facebook think this is the next big thing. Now they have to convince the rest of us.
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 5:37 PMBrazilian and French Lawmakers Fearful of “Fake News” Want to Limit Free Speech
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 1:35 PMCan You Govern Via Skype? The Exiled Leader of Catalonia Wants to Try.
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 12:41 PMA Befuddled Donald Trump Almost Undermined the GOP’s Surveillance Agenda
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 12:21 AMWhat Happens If Someone Yells “Fire” in a VR Theater?When the power went out at CES, I was immersed in a virtual show—and didn’t notice the potential emergency.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 7:16 PMNext-Generation Wearables Are Aiming to Improve the Quality of Your SleepNot just track it.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 4:48 PMThis Bicycle Desk Is Healthier Than a Sitting Desk and Less of a Drag Than a Standing One
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 3:07 PMThe Power Went Out at CES
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 2:09 PMSenate Democrats Are Trying to Save Net Neutrality. It’s Pure Political Theater.That doesn’t mean it won’t be effective.
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 11:39 AMHey Siri, Where Are You?Apple always skips CES. This year, it might actually regret it.
Users
Jan. 9 2018 7:00 PMThere’s Nothing Wrong With Reading Your Acceptance Speech From a PhoneEven if you’re James Franco.
The Industry
Jan. 16 2018 6:00 AMCan Vloggers Really Make a Fortune?A manager of professional YouTubers tells all.
Users
Jan. 13 2018 8:00 AMThe Existential Struggle of Dealing With the iPhone’s Red Update IconThe complicated logic of deciding when to live with the annoying red button.
The Industry
Jan. 12 2018 5:07 PMWhite House Conference Call Descends Into Chaos Because Officials Couldn’t Set Up the “Listening Only” Feature
Future Tense
Jan. 12 2018 11:06 AMFacebook Announces Major Changes to the Newsfeed to Prioritize Friends and Family Over Professional Content
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 7:59 PMAlexa, Lift the Toilet SeatThe many dubious uses of virtual assistants announced at CES.
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 5:27 PMReport: Uber Used a Tool to Remotely Hide Data From Investigators on Two Dozen Occasions
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 12:54 PMYouTube Is Punishing Logan Paul for His Video of Japan’s “Suicide Forest”
Users
Jan. 11 2018 11:23 AMThere Is No Better Metaphor for Instagram’s Shallowness Than the People Posting “Backwards Books”
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2018 7:38 PMIf Meditation Apps Don’t Appeal to You, These Brain-Reading Sunglasses Just Might
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 5:11 PMThe North American Bitcoin Conference is No Longer Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Tickets
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Jan. 10 2018 4:13 PMThe U.S. Government Should Show Its WorkWashington is suspicious of Huawei smartphones—but it won’t tell us why.
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Jan. 10 2018 2:42 PMJack in the Box CEO Says It "Just Makes Sense" to Consider Replacing Human Cashiers with Robots If Wages Rise
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 12:46 PMHome Robots Still SuckAt CES, every robot meant to interact with humans either doesn’t work or only does pointless things.
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 11:10 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: Why Do We Get So Itchy When We Can’t Use Our Cellphones?
Gizmos
Jan. 9 2018 6:39 PMThe New Chip That Could Revolutionize Your Headphones

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