Technology

Clashes over the Future of Gene Therapy and Crispr at the US’s Biggest Biotech Meeting

For one dizzying, schmooze and booze-filled week every January, thousands of tech execs, VCs, and investment bankers grind their way through a four-day slog of panel sessions, poster presentations, networking meetings, and cocktail-drenched after-hours parties in their industry’s premier orgiastic dealmaking event. And no, we’re not talking about CES. On Monday, the Westin St. Francis […]

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Complex and Satisfying, You Should Read the ‘Black Panther’ Comics

Last October, at the tail end of a year propelled by circus-like disbelief and political egocentrism, a tweet found its way onto my timeline. “#BlackTwitter alerting friends to the new #BlackPanther trailer,” wrote user @Maria_Giesela. With it, she attached a short clip of Dallas megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes mightily booming, “Wake up! Wake up! … […]

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Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests

The world is witnessing the biggest protest movement in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement uprising. Over the last two weeks, there has been unrest in nearly every major Iranian city and dozens of smaller towns. Corruption, economic mismanagement, and neglect are the protesters’ primary grievances, though the chants quickly turned political. Predictably, the government […]

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Toyota’s Autonomous Shuttle, a Chinese Tesla Challenger, and More Car News From This Week

Once upon a time, the Consumer Electronics Show was about personal gadgets: fancy phones, curving televisions, college-educated refrigerators. But in recent years cars have become the stars, and the auto industry has taken its place in Vegas. This week at CES, Ford CEO Jim Hackett gave a keynote talk about the future of urban mobility. […]

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