National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry wrote a searing attack on the “right-left pincer” attacking big tech for Politico. The piece fails to mention Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent acknowledgment that the National Review Institute, of which National Review is a wholly owned subsidiary, received money from his company. Last month, the … [Read more...] about Bokhari: Don’t Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor
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It wasn’t until my brother told me they were concerned that I noticed my niece couldn’t hear like other kids. When children are very young it can be extremely difficult to determine their level of hearing. “Around her first birthday, we realized she wasn’t responding normally to sound,” Steven Hill told Digital Trends. “She didn’t react … [Read more...] about My niece lost her hearing. This is a story about how technology brought it back
We’re at the end of the year, and that means I have to figure out my favorite games of the year for our annual GamesBeat Rewind. And that was tough. I played so much good stuff in 2018, and it didn’t help that a lot of those games came out just a couple of weeks ago. But I’m really glad I get to do this because I think my list reflects how much gaming has … [Read more...] about PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb’s top 14 games of 2018
Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future. NOV. 16, 2018 The Tech And Design Issue From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My … [Read more...] about From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?
The impacts of new technologies are unpredictable: Inventors hyperbolize a revolutionary technology when it emerges, but it’s impossible for society to anticipate its long-term effects. Because new technologies are so powerful and incomprehensible, responsible technologists must practice what the poet John Keats called negative capability: “capable of being in … [Read more...] about Three Commandments for Reasonable Technology Optimism