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What Smart Cities Look Like Around the Globe

The UN predicts that by the year 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in cities. That requires cities to find solutions to current problems so they can thrive in the future. How does this “smart city” of the future come to

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Keeping Humanity in Automation

In a few short years, the world we know today will be drastically different. Much of what we do manually will soon be automated, and the way we operate daily tasks will soon rely almost entirely on technology. Many industries are adopting digital practices that

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Technology is the Outfit of the Future

Wearable machines used to be ideas of science fiction. Now, they are a part of daily life. For some, they bring paranoia of “Big Brother” privacy invasions, increased addiction to devices, and disconnection from nature. For others, they enhance daily living for better productivity and

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IRL Streaming: Fad or Forever?

At the end of 2016, popular video game streaming platform Twitch introduced an “IRL” (in real life) streaming channel that has caught on like wildfire. IRL streaming is one of the fastest-growing genres of live content on platforms like YouTube and, now, Twitch. Popular “streamers”

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Rethinking Uber

Once the darling of every mobile urbanite, it’s hard to recall a company that’s endured more bad press and scandal than Uber. Their labor practices are problematic. They’ve long fostered a workplace culture of misogyny. Their business model is questionable. Their leadership is in flux.

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Startup Culture in Emerging Markets

Tech entrepreneurs have been flocking to Silicon Valley for years in pursuit of joining California’s list of successful startups. Silicon Valley is reputed as being one of the biggest tech hubs in the United States—and for good reason. The market is saturated with investors, the

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Credit Cards Go Smart

Digital payment systems like Apple Pay and Venmo are catching fire as more and more people move their money entirely online. It seems like we’ve entered the perfect environment for the adoption of “smart” credit cards, or cards that combine several accounts into a single

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Formula E: Racing Into the Future

Winding through closed-off city streets, these wide-bodied, low-clearance racers scream across turns and straightaways before rapturous crowds. Excitement is the only thing in the air—thanks to a complete lack of exhaust from these blistering-fast machines. As more and more everyday drivers turn to hybrids and