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[VIDEO] The Case for Breaking Up Big Tech

When NYU professor Scott Galloway began The Four, his book on Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, he thought it was a love letter. Now he says it’s time to break up the companies. Why it matters: In a year where the biggest tech companies have [...]

[VIDEO] How China Is Changing Your Internet

Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else HONG KONG — For teenagers who like to sing along with Ariana Grande and Flo Rida, Musical.ly is a must-have. The app that lets users lip-sync and dance in their own music videos [...]

Amazon Is Leading Tech’s Takeover of America

Tentacles of a handful of tech giants are reaching into industries no one ever expected them to, reshaping our world in their image. Christopher Mims reports: Why does a phone maker get into banking transactions? Why does a social network build a [...]

Google Is Already Late to China’s AI Revolution

Cade Metz writes: Sitting on a stage in Wuzhen, China, a historic city up the river from Shanghai, Google chairman Eric Schmidt described what he called “the age of intelligence.” But he wasn’t talking about human intelligence. He meant [...]

The Mechanics of Mechanophilia: Why Men Find Siri Sexy

We all have relationships with tech. The question is: how far do you go? Gareth May writes: How would you feel if you walked in on your flatmate pouring his iPhone a glass of Cristal and remarking on her exceptional ‘wallpaper’? Open mouthed [...]

Robotic Sports: Ready for Prime Time

Robotic Sports Will One Day Rival the NFL Cody Brown writes: When I was 13, I watched a season of Battle Bots on Comedy Central then attempted to build a killer robot in my parent’s basement. You might think, oh, you were probably a weird kid [...]

Hyping Artificial Intelligence, Yet Again

Gary Marcus writes:  According to the Times, true artificial intelligence is just around the corner. A year ago, the paper ran a front-page story about the wonders of new technologies, including deep learning, a neurally-inspired A.I. technique [...]

VIDEO: Ray Kurzweil – Immortality by 2045

‘In additional to radical life extension we’re going to have radical life expansion. ‘We’re going to have million of virtual environments to explore that we’re going to literally expand our brains – right now we [...]