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Pokemon Go may or may not be a fad… but augmented reality will change the way we see the world. Kellian Adams Pletcher talks about this new frontier in storytelling.

There was a battle for the soul of Silicon Valley, and the Libertarians won. Investing legend Roger McNamee talks about how the tech world has changed - and why that could slow future progress.

Political campaigns know A LOT about you. Sasha Issenberg tells us how they’re using this data to make sure their candidate wins.

Think Silicon Valley is a haven for liberals and hippies? Think again. Investing legend Roger McNamee explains why the libertarians have won the battle for Silicon Valley. Read more...

Augmented reality apps like Pokemon Go allow developers to overlay a story onto the real world. Game designer Kellian Adams Pletcher tells us how this technology is going to change the way we interact with our environment. Read more...

The Mona Lisa, the David, and … the internet? Writer Virginia Heffernan explains why we can view the internet as a work of art. Read more....

Airbnb

Rent is getting higher and Airbnb might be to blame. Steven Hill explains. Read more....

4th grade students get tablets in the classroom.

Technology is reshaping the classroom, but we're not just talking a computer in each class. Educators are beginning to figure out how to use technology to make class tailored to each student. Read More...

Cell phone use plummets with unemployment.

You get fired, then what? Apparently use your cellphone a lot less. Data scientist Jameson Toole explains what mobile phone data reveals about employment. Read More...

VR goggles: coming to a store near you.

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change everything, from business travel to biology class. Read More...

A rainbow of credit cards.

Are you paying the same price for a pair of sunglasses on Amazon as your friend? Maybe not. Dan Mongan tells us how companies are using big data to take as much of our money as possible. Read More...

An example of a 19th century textile mill that Bessen connects to modern technology displacing workers. Credit: Chilanga Cement / Flickr Creative Commons

If you’re worried that a robot might take your job, well, you’ve come to the right place. Economist James Bessen explores why technology may NOT displace workers - and why 19th-Century textile workers have a lot in common with techies in Silicon Valley. Read More...

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