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Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead

Ernest Ogbuanya spent the pandemic working from his home in Virginia, near Amazon’s HQ2, supporting the Amazon Web Services network. The work could be stressful—thousands of businesses rely on the Amazon cloud—but Ogbuanya liked knowing the work was important,...

Good Luck Trying to Fix the Supply Chain Crisis

Cole’s experience hints at the range of factors currently buckling the global supply chain. First, the items were manufactured incorrectly, which Cole’s suppliers blamed on the rationing of power in China as the country attempts to lurch away from...

TikTok’s Next Big Move? To Become Facebook

The way ByteDance does that could be by following in the footsteps of Facebook. After establishing a key base through its core app in the early 2000s, the tech giant, now called Meta, expanded its ecosystem through acquisitions of...

Why Bosses Are Inflexible About Flexible Work Arrangements

Ever feel like your boss just doesn't understand you? That's because they don't—and that's especially true when it comes to flexible working.Future Forum, a research group backed by Slack, runs its quarterly “Pulse” survey of 10,000 knowledge workers alongside...

How to Shop More Ethically This Holiday Season

Major online retailers are alluring, with perks like two-day shipping, the option to try on at home before paying, and the convenience of shopping in your pajamas. The problem is, these conveniences come at a cost to individuals, communities,...

Inside X’s Mission to Make Robots Boring

These creatures are targeting tabletops. One of them will wheel up to a table and ponder for a few seconds to determine if people are seated; if so, it moves on until finding one that’s empty. After lingering for...

How Facebook Could Break Free From the Engagement Trap

So what’s a better way to think about addressing these problems from a design perspective?This question is one of the reasons why we founded the Institute, because there’s actually been a handful of things that have been tried in...

Norway Is Running Out of Gas-Guzzling Cars to Tax

In an attempt to claw back lost income, officials are stripping electric cars of special status, sparking fierce debate and concern that the country could jeopardize its goal of selling no new cars with combustion engines by 2025. The...

Used EVs Are in Hotter Demand Than Ever

Environmental advocates say the tax credits could make EVs—new and used—more attainable for people with moderate incomes. They argue that EVs need to be more than a luxury commodity that’s been subsidized mostly for the rich.And yet local programs...

Twitter Vigilantes Are Hunting Down Crypto Scammers

The main problem with amateur investigations is, of course, that they lack teeth. The Twitter threads or blog posts in which crypto-sleuths reveal their findings are only good for warning potential victims or shaming perpetrators. The hope is that...

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7 Best Smartwatches (2021): Apple Watch, Samsung, Wear OS 3

A good watch doesn't just display the time of day. A proper timepiece can elevate your outfit and make you feel good. Smartwatches can...

The UK Government Wants to Sequence Your Baby’s Genome

In November 2019, Matt Hancock, then the United Kingdom’s health secretary, unveiled a lofty ambition: to sequence the genome of every baby in the...