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Autonomous vehicles could shape the future of urban tourism

When we think of automated vehicles it seems to be a topic that sits firmly in science fiction, from cars with character in The...

Why the $22 trillion national debt doesn’t matter – here’s what you should worry...

The U.S. federal government’s debt load hit another milestone this month: It’s now a record US$22 trillion in nominal terms. That’s $67,000 for every man,...

Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

Sixty-seven percent of smartphone users rely on Google Maps to help them get to where they are going quickly and efficiently. A major of feature...

Why do people still use fax machines

The fax machine is a symbol of obsolete technology long superseded by computer networks – but faxing is actually growing in popularity. Four years ago,...

Amazon HQ2: Texas experience shows why New Yorkers should be skeptical

New York offered Amazon close to US$3 billion to build a “second” headquarters in Long Island City on the promise of 25,000 jobs. Since the...
The Fed changed its strategy on interest rates – here’s what it means

The Fed changed its strategy on interest rates – here’s what it means

The Federal Reserve just took the monetary policy equivalent of a sharp 90-degree turn. On Jan. 30, the U.S. central bank signaled that it was...

What happens when bosses don’t practice what they preach?

The boss urges employees to go to the gym for a workout at lunchtime. “Your health is important to me,” she says. Six months later, workers...

Slack: how the messaging app could change after an IPO

Slack, the collaboration platform favored by designers, developers and an increasing number of companies, is rumored to be planning an IPO. In similar fashion to...

IBM launches commercial quantum computing – we’re not ready for what comes next

IBM recently unveiled what it claimed was the world’s first commercial quantum computer. While the announcement of the Q System One wasn’t scientifically groundbreaking, the...

The hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers

Internet shopping has grown massively, especially now that free delivery and returns, with multiple ways of making them, are the norm. You can order a...