Technology

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. The worst thing about going through airport security and having, say, your sweet, sweet honey confiscated, is that you can probably buy a replacement from at least one of the shops in the area between the security gates and the departure gates.

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Meet the worlds greatest techno-optimist.

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LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket

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If You Want to Talk Like a Silicon Valley CEO, Learn This Phrase

"Dude, they should have spent more time dogfooding that app!"

"Dude, they should have spent more time dogfooding that app!"

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It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks.

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Shrinking Industry? The numbers would prove otherwise. 

College Diplomas are Meaningless. This is How to Fix Them.

Design specs for upgrading the communications device formerly known as the sheepskin

Every year, millions of Americans embark on the quest to earn a four-year college degree. Many motives propel them. They go to acquire skills and knowledge from experts in their fields. They go, more generally, to learn how to learn, and to broaden their minds in ways that will help them function as autonomous adults participating fully in the civic life of their country. They go to find friends and mentors.

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Where we are and how we are connected to others are fundamental to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. From the earliest days of exploration, cartography was essential not only as a tool for navigation but also for understanding identity. It has helped us to rethink economics, to redefine our relationship to our present and past, and to imagine the concept of foreign relations on a global scale.

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Proposal: An EZ-Pass System for Restaurants

Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye

Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye.

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A Film Critic Ponders Baseball's Instant-Replay Cameras

The surveillance state comes to the ballpark

With the scale of foul play mounting in every sport, it is apparently time to add a spurious note of fairness: Instant replay has come to Major League Baseball. The reasoning seems to be that if so many of us are having such fun watching sports on screens, why shouldn’t the officials get screens, too?

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