Shelf Life

How Samsung became one of the world's biggest tech companies

Mar 17, 2020
The South Korean company went from selling groceries in the 1930s to a market leader in technology across the globe.
A Samsung flag flying in South Korea in 2017.
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What to expect from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 6, 2020
Lots of next-generation 5G wireless, and lots of artificial intelligence
An attendee uses Sony's Playstation VR at the Sony booth during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Is it ethical to hide your data from the machines?

Aug 22, 2019
It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people’s lives?
A staff member stands in a projection of live data feeds from (L-R) Twitter, Instagram and Transport for London by data visualization studio Tekja at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on December 2, 2015 in London, England.
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On punishing schedules, China's tech workers are exhausted

Jul 10, 2019
China's tech sector is built on the backs of hard working employees who are often expected to work 12-hour days at a minimum. Some workers are starting to push back.
A Chinese tech firm showcases its facial recognition security equipment at the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai June 2019. The success of these companies is partly built on the backs of workers putting in extreme overtime.
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Workplace Culture

Business is getting personal as values take over the workplace

Jun 3, 2019
From meat-free corporate culture to climate activism, personal beliefs are moving front and center in the professional world.
A WeWork co-working location in Tokyo.
WeWork

Climate adaptation isn’t surrender. It’s survival

May 17, 2019
Investment in adaptation technology needs to grow.
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Brains and Losses

If you’re worried about scams, change your password

May 16, 2019
Best practices for staying safe online.
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Google's future plans include hardware, software and a lot of Assistant

May 9, 2019
Google is laying out its plans for software updates for the next 12 months, and revealed a new Android phone and a new in-home voice assistant.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O 2019 keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.
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Workplace Culture

Remote offices find creative workarounds as more Americans stay home

May 6, 2019
Some companies are completely doing away with the physical office. But that doesn't mean skipping the water cooler chit-chat.
A home office. The number of non-self-employed Americans working from home has more than doubled since 2005.
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China celebrates centennial of science turning point

May 3, 2019
One hundred years ago this week, protests set China on a path to scientific modernity.
Shanghai in 2014.
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