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Opinion | Here’s One Reason the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment

Opinion | Here’s One Reason the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment

Manufacturers can prevent the Department of Defense from repairing certain equipment, which puts members of the military at risk.By Elle EkmanCaptain Ekman is a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps. Credit...Brian StaufferA few years ago, I was standing in a South Korean field, knee deep in mud, incredulously asking one of my maintenance…
Opinion: Websites Ask for Permissions And Attack Forgiveness

Opinion: Websites Ask for Permissions And Attack Forgiveness

Users increasingly encounter moments when a website asks for permission to gather some personal data or access to their device hardware: "Can we access your GPS position? Your microphone or camera? Your Bluetooth? Can we send you push notifications about breaking news or premium chocolate subscription offers?"Permissions, as these asks are known, give the web…
Opinion: AI For Good is Often Bad

Opinion: AI For Good is Often Bad

After speaking at an MIT conference on emerging AI technology earlier this year, I entered a lobby full of industry vendors and noticed an open doorway leading to tall grass and shrubbery recreating a slice of the African plains. I had stumbled onto TrailGuard AI, Intel's flagship AI for Good project, which the chip company…
Google Opinion Rewards set to warn you when Play Store credits are expiring – 9to5Google

Google Opinion Rewards set to warn you when Play Store credits are expiring –...

The Google Opinion Rewards app really is a great little way to receive free Play Store credits to go toward apps, games, music, and movies just for answering some simple surveys and questionnaires. However, while the credits gifted by the Google Opinion Rewards app can be accumulated quite substantially, these credits expire one year after…
Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

In a speech late last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared blockchain “an important breakthrough,” and promised that China would “seize the opportunity.” He detailed the ways the Chinese government would support blockchain research, development, and standardization. The significance shouldn’t be underestimated. Xi is the first major world leader to issue such a strong endorsement…
Opinion | The Big Problem With Wealth Taxes

Opinion | The Big Problem With Wealth Taxes

Opinion|The Big Problem With Wealth TaxesProposals by Senators Warren and Sanders may not pass constitutional muster. Then what?By Daniel Hemel and Rebecca KysarThe authors are law professors with expertise on tax law.Nov. 7, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ETSenator Elizabeth Warren speaking in Dubuque, Iowa.Credit...Jordan Gale for The New York TimesSenator Elizabeth Warren unveiled a new wealth…
Opinion | It’s Time to Blow Up Our ‘Always On’ Work Culture

Opinion | It’s Time to Blow Up Our ‘Always On’ Work Culture

Opinion|It’s Time to Blow Up Our ‘Always On’ Work CultureSick of round-the-clock work emails and Slack messages? Here’s some hope.By Cal NewportDr. Newport is the author of “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.”Nov. 6, 2019Credit...Tess Smith-RobertsA German entrepreneur named Lasse Rheingans has become a subject of attention since The Wall Street…
Opinion | Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain.

Opinion | Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain.

Cinema is an art form that brings you the unexpected. In superhero movies, nothing is at risk, a director says.By Martin ScorseseMr. Scorsese is an Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer.Nov. 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET“It’s a perilous time in film exhibition, and there are fewer independent theaters than ever,” says Mr. Scorsese.Credit...Jasu HuWhen I…
OPINION: Separating ‘gifted’ children hasn’t led to better achievement

OPINION: Separating ‘gifted’ children hasn’t led to better achievement

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. When New York City’s mayor began a move to revamp the program of selective schools last year, a public outcry ensued, and the issue has…
Opinion: Turn back the clock on Daylight Savings: Why Standard Time all year round is the healthy choice

Opinion: Turn back the clock on Daylight Savings: Why Standard Time all year round...

Electric Time Co. employee Walter Rodriguez cleans the face of an 84-inch Wegman clock at the plant in Medfield, Mass. Elise Amendola Nicolas Cermakian is a professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and the director of the laboratory of molecular chronobiology in the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.…

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Browsers are interesting again – TechCrunch

A few years ago, covering browsers got boring. Chrome had clearly won the desktop, the great JavaScript speed wars were over and Mozilla seemed more interested in building a mobile operating system than its browser. Microsoft tried its best to rescue Internet Explorer/Edge from being the punchline of nerdy jokes, but its efforts essentially failed.…

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