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The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon

As Jeff Bezos’s juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeed—and be what Amazon can never be.<p>The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with …

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Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

PSA: Don’t train Face ID on your sibling’s face accidentally

Some people are griping about Face ID, noting that sometimes their siblings can open their iPhone Xs using Face ID. There’s a simple reason for this.<p>When your sibling who kind of looks like you unsuccessfully tries to unlock your phone using their face and then you enter your password, you’re …

Trump breaks Twitter’s rules, so why not ban him? | Hannah Jane Parkinson

The US president is reportedly worth $2bn to the social networking service. So is that why he’s able to continually breach its terms of service with impunity?<p>Imagine, for a moment, that the tweeting president fell silent. That the wings were clipped. Imagine that threats of nuclear war were no …

How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds

Gum sales have been relentlessly dropping for the past five years because people don’t look around when they wait in line to pay.<p>On paper, smartphones are amazing pieces of glass. They have magically cured boredom as we always have something to do — those endless feeds of content are a perpetual …

New ‘trackless train’ which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China

Is it a tram, or is it a train, or even a fancy bus?<p>The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.<p>Using virtual …

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Achievements of the Han Dynasty

The achievements of the Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), often regarded by scholars and the ancient Chinese themselves as the golden era of Chinese …

A $430 round-trip ticket takes you to Xian, China, from LAX on China Southern

Low fares to China are opening the way for exploration of more corners of that country. China Southern is offering a round-trip from to Xian, home of the terra-cotta warriors, for $430, including all taxes and fees.<p>The fare, which is subject to availability, is for departures through Dec. 3. The …

Chinese maze: Village makes giant tech code from trees

<b>At first glance, it could be the courtly maze of an English country manor - albeit with some rather large gaps.</b><p>But a tech-savvy eye will instantly see the green design for what it is - a massive QR code.<p>These high-tech barcodes are hugely popular in China as a way to make cashless payments on a …