Peter CsathyContributorPeter Csathy is Chairman of , a media innovation and advisory firm.More posts by this contributor:Last week, Disney rocked the media world when it officially – and inevitably — threw its mouse ears into the direct-to-consumer over the top video ring with for Disney and ESPN television...
Andrew KeenContributor is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor:There are few more credible authorities on artificial intelligence (AI) than  the New York-based...
Some had guns and some carried sticks and shields. Some carried homemade pepper spray and mace. But one thing nearly everyone on all sides carried: a camera. There were television cameras, DSLRs, 360-cameras and, most commonly of all, simple smartphones. It was the one constant in the crowds of...
Over the past few decades, comic books have become Hollywood’s most reliable well for source material. It’s easy to see why — not only is comics one the most vibrant storytelling mediums in the world, but the books themselves offer built-in storyboarding, providing writers and directors a visual template...

Not even remotely possible

Down with the tyranny of geography. Down with commuting, “.” Down with allegedly “collaborative” open floor plans built such that “.” Up with more time, greater flexibility, and, believe it or not, higher productivity.I’m talking about remote work, of course, a subject that provokes surprising vituperation . (Armchair-psychologist theory:...

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it .Check out the chart below...
Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event.A lot of folks have been gearing up for the event that will — depending on where you are — either totally block out the...
Joanna GlasnerContributor is a reporter for .More posts by this contributor:For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown...

Embrace empathy

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it.Here’s the first: An internal memo written by a Google staffer was leaked to the press. The 10-page , authored by a white, male software engineer called James Damore,...
Last night, OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot beat the world’s most celebrated professional players in one-on-one battles, showing just how advanced these machine learning systems are getting.The bot beat Danil “Dendi” Ishutin rather easily at The International, one of the biggest eSports events in the world, and remains undefeated against...