Chris Ng

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Inside Amazon - MIT Technology Review

Some of the secrets behind Amazon’s phenomenal success as an online retailer can be discovered inside a million-square-foot warehouse that sits amid …

Japan CPI basket turns to the elderly and pets | Financial Times

Lemons, thermometers, marker pens and car wax are to vanish from Japan’s consumer price index as fewer babies are born, households become cannier …

Consumer Price Index

Two-wheeled revolution: Pyongyang installs bike lanes | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around.<p>A cycle path is seen in central Pyongyang July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jaka …

Bike Lanes

What Is a ‘Computer’ Anymore?

It used to be a person. Now it's a machine. What's next?<p>People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition of “computer” …

The Democrats' Demographic Edge

Longterm trends may favor the party, but offer no guarantee of success in 2016.<p>Part of what makes the 2016 presidential race so much fun is that two very astute observers looking at it through two different lenses can come up with two totally different predictions about which party is likely to …

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis - MIT Technology Review

Trenton, New Jersey, isn’t the industrial powerhouse it once was, even if the slogan “Trenton Makes, the World Takes,” first installed in 1935, still …

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a …