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Google Aims to Make VR Hardware Irrelevant Before It Even Gets Going

Google Aims to Make VR Hardware Irrelevant Before It Even Gets Going

Smartphones have sidelined digital cameras and other special-purpose devices. Now Google thinks mobile phones will shove virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift into the shadows, too. The bright black sand at Diamond Beach, Iceland, is dotted with smooth gray pebbles and glassy …Continue reading

India’s Energy Crisis

An old man wakes on the floor of a hut in a village in southern India. He is wrapped in a thin cotton blanket. Beside him, music wails softly on a transistor radio. A small wood fire smolders on the floor, filling …Continue reading

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the …Continue reading

A tale of two Energy Policies

Can renewable energy bridge Pakistan’s energy shortfall? By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid THE aims of the National Power Policy (NPP) of 2013 can be reduced to two major goals: reducing Pakistan’s power shortfall from 4,500 to 5,500 MW to zero by 2017 and …Continue reading

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