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Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality

The public wants net neutrality so badly that it broke the FCC's website. But can the weighty voice of the people combat well-funded astroturfing? <i>VICE</i> believes that the nation's cable companies are funding groups that pretend to represent consumers, but are actually just parroting their own stance …

MoMA’s endowment is about the same size as the budget of 150 museums in 1989 combined

A museum’s appeal once was remote. In 1929, its inaugural year, the MoMA occupied a 12th floor rental in an office building on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Abby Rockefeller, wife of oil magnate, John D. Rockefeller, wanted a modest space to display modern and contemporary art. And so the MoMA …

The biggest productivity killer is that there’s an app for that … and that … and that, too

Have you ever tried using a mobile app to get work done outside the office, only to realize you needed to use another app to actually complete the task? What started as a quick to-do ends up taking far longer than you expected. There are thousands of solutions on the market today, but a glance at …

To mainland China, Taiwan’s student protests prove that democracy doesn’t work

Thousands of Taiwanese students are occupying government offices to protest against a trade deal that will open the country’s services sectors to firms in mainland China. Police sprayed students with water cannons, arrested over 50 protesters, and ordered media to stop reporting from inside the …

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Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

What’s Candy Crush Really Worth?

On Wednesday, King Digital Entertainment, the mobile-gaming company that makes Candy Crush Saga (which I wrote about in the magazine this week), set the terms for its coming I.P.O. Its projected valuation is as outrageous as expected. King (and its existing shareholders) plan to sell more than …

Does Tackling Inequality Reduce Growth? No

In the ongoing debate about rising income inequality, two questions are often raised: one from the left—Is rising inequality impeding economic growth? And the other from the right: Does tackling inequality, which usually involves some form of redistribution, reduce growth?<p>The questions reflect …

New Sounds, Old Voices

In the early eighteen-fifties, while editing a physics textbook, a Parisian typesetter named Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville came upon a passage that described the inner workings of the human ear. He became preoccupied with the idea of a device that could transcribe and preserve the voices of …

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Family

My mom and dad met in college, in 1974. He was a Jewish guy, with roots on the Lower East Side; she was a Chinese girl from Malaysia who had won an academic scholarship to America. My dad’s parents had never pictured their son with an Asian girlfriend, and they were surprised when they met my …

What You’re Worth to Facebook

Recently, people started observing that Facebook might be losing its youthful edge: there had been surveys, analysts’ reports, and even a disclosure from the company which suggested that young people wanted to spend their time elsewhere. When I first heard this, I reacted with a weird …

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that …

How the War on Poverty Succeeded (in Four Charts)

The War on Poverty “has failed,” Paul Ryan said last week, at an event held to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 State of the Union address, where the new President coined the famous phrase. Significantly, Ryan did not feel the need to justify his claim, which is regarded as an …

High court case: Abortion clinic protest-free zone

Supreme Court to hear arguments about protest-free buffer zone around abortion clinics.<p>BOSTON (AP) — Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby's hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with …

The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

Redefining the Second

In late November, Alan Madej, a clockmaker of sorts, was testing a new timepiece in his workshop. At the heart of the clock, which occupies two rooms, is a single ion of strontium—a pliable metal known for its ruby incandescence in fireworks, and number thirty-eight on the periodic table. The ion …