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China gave Donald Trump a win on trade and he didn’t even know it

China’s opening of banks and brokers to foreign control was the single most-important thing that happened while Donald Trump was in China. Photo: Reuters Danang, Vietnam: American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51% stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of market-opening move President ... Read More »

Will The The Next Generation Of Computers Celebrate Humanity Or Strip It Away?

The original CTO Design Challenge team before volunteers joined, plus at far left judges Ty Carlson, Larry Smarr, and Mark Anderson (l to r). I went into this week’s Future in Review (FiRe) conference worried that today’s bias towards big data and data-driven decisions would ultimately make the world a less humane place. The good news is, I may be wrong. FiRe has a recent ... Read More »

Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday. According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative has opened several opportunities when it comes to innovate ... Read More »

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Nick Wingfield at home in Seattle with his Macbook and Apple watch. CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft. Do you use their technology? The one ... Read More »

Nokia 8 arrives in Asia, Malaysia gets it first

The Nokia 8 has made its way to Asia. The Snapdragon 835-powered flagship smartphone is now available to purchase in Malaysia, where it costs RM 2,299, which currently translates into just over $545. Available color options include Stainless Steel, Tempered Blue, Polished Blue. The Polished Copper variant will be made available at a later date. Other countries where the phone is ... Read More »

The man behind the fastest-growing PC game rarely plays it

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a sensation. It’s the most-streamed game on Twitch. It’s the No. 3 most-played game on Steam. It’s sold 6 million copies in just four months, despite — and this is crazy — being a buggy, unfinished Early Access game with a ridiculous name. (See our guide full of PUBG tips here.) The other unusual thing about PUBG? ... Read More »

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

The  Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501 had us at “GTX 1080 graphics in a five-pound laptop that’s almost as thin as a MacBook Pro 15.” Pound for pound, this is the most powerful portable gaming laptop on earth today. But to get this much performance in a laptop this portable, some big compromises have been made. IDG/Gordon Mah UngHow thin? That’s ... Read More »

RAID: What is it and Do You Need It?

The recent release of Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS Hard Drive showed just how far the technology behind storage has come. Just a few years ago, a 1TB hard drive was considered a leap forward. In fact, a 1TB hard drive is still big enough for the average computer user, but 10TB on a single hard drive is truly remarkable. Aside ... Read More »

Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with soba noodles can be prepared in just a half-hour, for instance. But at ... Read More »