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Slate Magazine

The Curse of the Halfway Technology
Slate Magazine
The iron lung was a typical halfway technology—an improvement over what had been but nothing really close to what you'd truly want. That would be the Salk-Sabin vaccine. But for some, like O'Brien, halfway was the only way. They survived—and some ...



San Francisco Chronicle

New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today's workers
San Francisco Chronicle
However, to many people, the rapid pace of technological change appears to be eroding that linkage. Working hard is fine — as long as you have work. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation seem more likely to replace us than ...



China's Xi calls for more technology development
ABC News
President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints that it encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries. In a speech Wednesday ...

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Marketplace.org

The economics of future technology ... explained with comics
Marketplace.org
We're going to take a detour here to the not-too-distant future to see what technologies might shake up the economy and help determine the future of our species. Kelly Weinersmith is a biologist and her husband, Zach, does comics, "Saturday Morning ...

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Times Higher Education (THE)

Could instant translation technology revolutionise world HE?
Times Higher Education (THE)
Language is often cited as one of the main obstacles to universities' internationalisation efforts, blamed for everything from the low number of UK students studying abroad to Japan's lagging behind on numbers of foreign academics and internationally ...



CNBC

Traders bet on obscure e-commerce stock in speculation over bitcoin's blockchain technology
CNBC
Overstock.com shares surged to four-year highs as investors bet on the company's investment in blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin. Attention on the viability of blockchain has grown as IBM and JPMorgan Chase separately announced this week they ...

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Microsoft to demonstrate newest technology in Hamilton
Dayton Daily News
The technology company will be demonstrating some of its newest products and latest technology Thursday at the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Live, Work, Play Expo, including Columbus-based Bass International's OneVuex Unified Systems.



WNMU News

Applied Technology Freshmen Receive New Mexico Homebuilders Association Scholarships
WNMU News
Six Western New Mexico University students enrolled in applied technology programs received scholarships from the Southwest New Mexico Home Builders Association this week. The awards ceremony took place earlier this month during a luncheon on the ...



Seeking Alpha

Why I Bought Corbion In Order To Continue Investing In The Technology Of TerraVia
Seeking Alpha
It is not hard to compartmentalize the frustration over my fallen equity in order to recognize the promising opportunity that lies ahead for the technology under its new ownership. With this in mind, I want to press on to explain why Corbion N.V ...



Hyperallergic

Win a Trip to LA to Explore Art and Technology at the Engadget Experience
Hyperallergic
Next month in Los Angeles, for one day only, a series of futuristic art installations and panels will bring together some of the brightest minds in art, entertainment, and technology. The Engadget Experience will be an opportunity to experience one-of ...


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