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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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Tech Causes Lack of Sleep—But Can It Also Fix It?

If you are one of the 50 to 70 million Americans who have trouble sleeping, you know that sleep deprivation is more than just a daily annoyance. Lack of sleep, while the cause of increased irritability, depression, and anger, also has serious implications on a

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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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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

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Amazon: The Next Supercorporation?

In a year that has seen Amazon.com swallow Whole Foods, well, whole, there is no reason to believe the online giant won’t continue to eat up everything in its path. The 23-year-old company finalized the $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in August. In the

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3D Printing: A Construction Revolution

The popular image of the construction industry has been largely unchanged for a century. Trends in building aesthetics may change throughout the decades, but the way they get built has mostly stayed consistent. But as we’ve seen in many other recently disrupted industries, this mode