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May 24, 2019
Are we entering a tech cold war with China?
And where would the battle lines be drawn?
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7 min
May 23, 2019
Can tech help protect aging brains from online scams?
Software that better screens for fraud might help.
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5 min
May 22, 2019
Fake pictures of faces are getting much harder to detect
Inside the world of "counterfeit" faces, or deep fakes.
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7 min
May 21, 2019
“Ethical hacker” is a big and growing job
Careers in cybersecurity are a pretty sure bet.
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6 min
May 20, 2019
Startups looking for funding now have more options
The venture capital industry is evolving with more angel investors and options for backing startups.
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6 min
May 17, 2019
Why adapting to climate change can be a heated topic
Does using more money and tech to adapt to climate change mean giving up on slowing down global warming?
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8 min
May 16, 2019
In a changing climate, we need tech to adapt
Innovations include smart tech for agriculture, advanced data-driven risk assessment and all new inventions for drinking water.
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6 min
May 15, 2019
Who pays for the tech to survive climate change?
It will be expensive to adapt to a changing climate, from creating new technologies to scaling what we already have.
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6 min
May 14, 2019
Climate intelligence has to come before climate tech
To adapt to a changing climate, we have to understand the scope of the problem in order to better predict what might happen, and when.
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5 min
May 13, 2019
In a changing climate, how can tech help us survive?
Scientists and investors are talking more seriously about adaptation.
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6 min
May 10, 2019
Nobel economist Paul Romer says the path to tech privacy may be taxes.
Specifically, taxes on targeted ads online.
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6 min
May 9, 2019
Will drivers cash in on Uber stock when the company goes public?
Some Uber drivers can buy stock in the company's IPO this week. But do they even want to?
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5 min
May 8, 2019
People in their 20s are injecting face fillers to look like their selfie filters
Some millennials wish their real-life faces could look more like their Instagram faces. And the cosmetic medical cosmetic industry is taking notice.
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5 min
May 7, 2019
China’s retail sales are growing fast on social media
And it looks a little like QVC.
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5 min
May 6, 2019
Nintendo’s Game Boy turns 30
Can the company keep up in a smartphone world?
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6 min
May 3, 2019
Facebook’s version of privacy still collects plenty of data
Facebook's shift to more secure messaging does not mean it won't be collecting data about you. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions.
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6 min
May 2, 2019
How will the tech IPO boom change Bay Area real estate?
In a place where the median home price is $830,000, what's all that wealth going to do to housing prices?
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6 min
May 1, 2019
Will virtual reality films ever go mainstream?
The Tribeca Film Festival, which is underway in New York, features more than 30 immersive movies, or as the term goes, "experiences."
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5 min
April 30, 2019
Apple might make its own modem chips to get to a 5G iPhone
Host Molly Wood talks with Anshel Sag, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, who says all this drama is going down in ... San Diego.
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5 min
April 29, 2019
Who protects you from making a bad purchase … on your smart speaker?
Think of smart devices in your home kind of like an army of door-to-door salesmen offering encyclopedias or vacuum cleaners.
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6 min
April 26, 2019
After Facebook’s 15 months of “fresh hell” why is its business still so solid?
Despite the privacy scandals, the federal investigations and the accusations of destroying democracy, this week Facebook reported its advertising revenue and global users are growing.
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9 min
April 25, 2019
Online retail has all the advantages over brick-and-mortar stores, right?
Amazon's two-day shipping was forecast to be a very large nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar retail. But all those physical spaces still have some advantages over the online giant.
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5 min
April 24, 2019
In the novel “Delta-v,” asteroid mining gets us to move to space
Molly Wood talks with Daniel Suarez, whose new book is about a group of asteroid miners recruited by an eccentric billionaire to kick-start the space economy.
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6 min
April 23, 2019
Is ‘Fortnite’ any more addictive than Facebook?
Last year, the World Health Organization classified game addiction as a mental health disorder for the first time. But many psychiatrists still disagree with that assessment.
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6 min
April 22, 2019
Sometimes it takes a big prize to solve big tech problems
It's been called "'American Idol' for science geeks." The George Barley Water Prize will award $10 million to the team that develops the most promising technology to remove excess phosphorus from freshwater lakes and streams.
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7 min
April 19, 2019
What does it mean to be “employed” in the gig economy?
This week the European Parliament passed a law establishing basic rights for workers in the gig economy. It could apply to some 3 million people, and it's supposed to make working short-term gigs a little more stable.
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4 min
April 18, 2019
Big Tech is prepping for California’s tough new privacy law
Last year, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act, which requires companies to be more careful in the way they handle consumer data. It doesn't go into effect until next year, and it's still a work in progress.
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7 min
April 17, 2019
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security
She says we're vulnerable all over the place, from critical infrastructure like utilities and 911 dispatch systems to our elections and our personal data.
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5 min
April 16, 2019
Is video conferencing worth all the trouble?
Today, most video conference calls are full of pauses, delays, garbled audio and unusable interfaces. Last year a Gallup Poll found that 70% of employees around the world work remotely at least once a week.
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5 min
April 15, 2019
Tesla is moving ahead on driverless tech while others are slowing down
Tesla announced late last week that all its cars will now come with its semi-autonomous driving technology, called Autopilot, as a standard option.
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4 min
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