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Technology and the laws of power - 					  Is the tech industry partly responsible for the rise of Donald Trump? That’s what John Robb, who’s always worth reading, suggests in a series of recent posts, citing the great Nassim Taleb in support. His vision: “The nation-state as we’ve known it is rapidly... | http://wp.me/p5qhzU-e9M | #Tech #News

Is the tech industry partly responsible for the rise of Donald Trump? That's what John Robb, who's always worth reading, suggests in a series of recent posts,.

All Technology is Assistive: Why Product Designers Need to Embrace Accessibility. West recommends developers adopt a new, broader definition of normal. In terms of their users' accessibility needs, are designers creating "technology for the 100%, or the 1% ?" she wondered.

All Technology is Assistive: Why Product Designers Need to Embrace Accessibility

All Technology is Assistive: Why Product Designers Need to Embrace Accessibility. West recommends developers adopt a new, broader definition of normal. In terms of their users' accessibility needs, are designers creating "technology for the 100%, or the 1% ?" she wondered.

Wireless companies and a few ambitious startups are racing to make your cell-phone calls better.

View of "Y" on the City Point & Army line, near yellow house

Just as it did 150 years ago, a major shift in industry is throwing politics into chaos.

Technology is making us blind: The dangerous complacency of the iPhone era

Technology is making us blind: The dangerous complacency of the iPhone era

Technology is making us blind: The dangerous complacency of the iPhone era - The rise of smartphones & social media has ushered in a new age of techno-optimism. And that's a big problem.

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs - Brynjolfsson, a prof at the MIT Sloan School, & his collaborator Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year & half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years ... the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for jobs as these new technologies are adopted  in manufacturing, clerical, retail work…

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

“That robots, automation, and software can replace people might seem obvious to anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent. But Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s claim is more.

Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized, LA Times

Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized

Protesters hold posters of former National Security Agency member Edward Snowden in front of the German parliament building, the Reichstag, .

"The range of human ways to be social is not likely to be transformed radically any time soon. The consequences of using new technologies are better understood similarly as social arrangements, not as the impacts of the devices themselves."

"The range of human ways to be social is not likely to be transformed radically any time soon. The consequences of using new technologies are better understood similarly as social arrangements, not as the impacts of the devices themselves.

Crushed by the wheels of industry: critics increasingly see new tech as one of the free market's most dangerous tools of oppression. Image: Ikon Images

Austerity is making life unbearable for those with mental health conditions

The Early PDA That Major Technology Companies Passed On In the 1970s

The Early PDA That Major Technology Companies Passed On In the 1970s

It’s always interesting to discover the missed opportunities that could have changed the course of tech history and here’s a doozy: In the late it seems that major companies like HP and Apple passed on an early PDA long before they created their own.

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