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The top tech stories of 2018     – CNET
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From Google’s scary Duplex AI to Fortnite mania, this year showed the good, bad and uncomfortable ways that tech is changing our lives.

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Europe's influence over US tech was more formidable than ever in 2018     – CNET
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From GDPR to antitrust to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Europe is always looking over Silicon Valley’s shoulder.

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50 years ago, 'the mother of all demos' foretold our tech future
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Innovation usually happens in slow, measured steps over many years, but a demo in 1968 transformed the world of personal computers in just 90 minutes. In a presentation dubbed "the mother of all demos," Douglas Engelbart showed off technology that wo…

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AI Meets VR in New Nvidia Tech
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Nvidia has announced a breakthrough in 3D rendering research that may have far-reaching ramifications for future virtual worlds. A team led by Nvidia VP Bryan Catanzaro discovered a way to use a neural network to render synthetic 3D environments in real time, using a model trained on real-world videos. With Nvidia’s technology, worlds can be […]

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Quirky but Useful Gifts: Rob Enderle's 2018 Personal Tech Product Guide
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This year I thought I’d list my favorite unusual products as gift ideas. I’m a big fan of products most people don’t have that solve a specific work problem, as well as those that could make your life easier, more comfortable or more fun. I like to give gifts that people actually would use. In […]

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit
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A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of […]

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The US is warning other countries against using Huawei's 5G tech
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Back in October, American politicians asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reconsider Huawei's involvement in his country's 5G plans. Turns out Canada isn't the only US ally the government has warned against using the Chinese tech giant's…

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Crisis in Tech: Who Can Save Companies When Execs Go Off the Rails?
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“Too many digital leaders have lost their minds,” Kara Swisher recently wrote, citing some frightening examples of poor leadership. Swisher pointed to the solution adopted by Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, who hired a chief ethical officer — but I think that would just repeat the mistake we made with chief risk officers around a […]

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“Grit” author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when it’s okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit
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Today, in San Francisco, at an inspriring gathering of roughly 400 women investors and founders organized by the months-old nonprofit AllRaise — a large and growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of their peers —  we had the opportunity to interview Angela Duckworth. If her name sounds familiar, that’s because Duckworth, a […]

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