Trade War consequences: China as innovation leader

China vs. U.S. tech race — who ends up stronger? A key tenet of U.S. tariffs imposed against China is curtailing the illegal use of intellectual property by Chinese companies. An unintended consequence of the trade war is strengthening of Chinese tech leadership, as China’s tech giants, including Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu are developing […]

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AirPods in the subway create danger

AirPods causing dangerous rescue conditions in NYC subway Many people in NYC have chosen inopportune moments to adjust AirPods — just as they are stepping on or off the subway. The uptick in lost AirPods create danger or at least a hazard, both for MTA employees who have devised devices to rescue the ear buds […]

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5G: the end of home Internet frustration

Cable alternatives coming soon Many people complain about sporadic Internet and Wi-Fi service at home, and many people have only one or two broadband provider options. Wireless carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint/T-Mobile will soon be viable options for home broadband, providing a wireless 5G modem to replace your cable box or home router. 5G provides […]

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How would you regulate Big Tech?

Media and tech execs agree that regulation is inevitable Execs gathered at Sun Valley conference agree that more regulation of Big Tech is inevitable, but point out that regulation should not be a matter of size, and must address anti-competitiveness and data privacy separately.  CNBC dis-rup-shun: The tech industry is resigned that additional regulations are […]

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“Robot – clean up on aisle 6”

Walmart is hiring … robots Walmart has been testing robots to clean the floors of stores in Texas and will now roll out the cleaning robots to 1,500 stores. It has 4,600 stores in the U.S. Robot technologies have also been employed to sort stock and track inventory. The Verge dis-rup-shun: Some quick math says […]

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