Emerging Tech

At CES 2020, technology is still the hero

You didn’t have to look far for stories of techpocalypse in 2019: Hackers were taunting children through compromised surveillance cameras, deepfakes undermined our perception of reality, and the vape pens we thought were saving us from cigarettes turned out to be killing us, too. Whoops. But as 2020 dawns in Las Vegas, the story at […]

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The Technology 202: Facebook issues disclaimer demanded by Singapore government

Ctrl + N Facebook logo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration) Facebook users in Singapore spotted a correction on the social network over the weekend as the company for the first time complied with a controversial local law aimed at curbing misinformation.  “Facebook is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information,” said a […]


Micron Technology acquires Fwdnxt to move into AI hardware and software

Micron Technology said it acquired Fwdnxt, a maker of hardware and software tools for artificial intelligence deep learning applications. When combined with Micron‘s memory chips, Fwdnxt (pronounced “forward next”) will enable Micron to explore deep learning solutions required for data analytics, particularly with internet of things and edge computing. Micron also announced a series of […]

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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]

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6 questions we have about Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain interface technology

Not satisfied with SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk shed light on Neuralink, his brain interface company that wants to develop “ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” During a livestream Tuesday night, Musk explained that he hoped Neuralink could help treat brain disorders, preserve and enhance human brains, and eventually merge humans with […]