Google’s I/O Conference Presents Modest Vision of the Future

SAN FRANCISCO – There was a time when Google offered a great vision of the future. driverless cars, augmented reality glassesunlimited storage of emails and photos, and prediction texts To complete the following sentences. More modest Google showcased Wednesday as the company kicked off its annual developer conference. The Google of 2022 is more pragmatic …

Supreme Court Weighs Future Role and Final Word on Abortion

Certain political and cultural events have triggered a series of emails from brands — sneaker, makeup and food companies — telling their customers they’re there during a stressful time or reminding them to vote. But a draft opinion obtained by Politico is that the Supreme Court’s Roe v. After Wade revealed his intention to overturn …

A Deeply Personal Look at Hong Kong’s Past, Present and Future

Lim moved to Hong Kong when she was 5 years old. Born to a Singaporean Chinese father and a white British mother, he always “was hovering between two cultures like hungry ghosts flying between two worlds”. The “surprisingly Victorian” curriculum of his education did not help matters. There was little mention of China, and although …

Will Substack Go Beyond Newsletters? A company is weighing its future.

There are things that newsletter writer Kirsten Han missed about Substack. They just aren’t enough to get over the negativity. He disliked how the platform portrayed itself as a haven for less-resourced independent writers while offering six-figure advances to several prominent white men. The hands-on content moderation policy that allowed transphobic and anti-vaccine language didn’t …

Chick Corea, Master Mixer of the Past and Future of Jazz

When is the groundbreaking pianist Chick Corea died unexpectedly last February at the age of 79.left a legacy of experimentation, preserving and expanding the jazz tradition. For more than half a century, he has masterfully navigated the ever-changing boundaries of music. Corea began his career playing Afro-Cuban percussionist Willie Bobo and spent time with bossa …