The Shrinking Middle Class

The vast majority of Americans consider themselves “middle class.” No one can quite agree, though, on what that means. Richard Reeves, along with colleagues at the Brookings Institution, has cataloged no fewer than a dozen…

Coinbase to Pay Users to Try Crypto Assets

How do you get people to try out cryptocurrency when the market is in a prolonged slump? You can try giving it away. That’s what the makers of a little known digital currency, known as…

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Healthy Future

Thirty seconds after pressing my finger on the side of my new Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch, an electrocardiogram chart appears on the screen of my iPhone. Until two weeks ago, I would have had…

Quantum Computers Threaten the Webs Security. We Must…

Inside the stark and sweeping Eero Saarinen-styled exterior of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, IBM’s blue jeans-wearing boffins are assembling a new generation of super-powered computers built on quantum mechanical principles.…

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Gadget Gifts for Wine…

Halloween is over—and now the real fright begins. The holiday shopping season is here, at least according to retailers and anyone who likes to plan their shopping early and/or likes to take to take advantage…

The Highs (and Lows) of a Remarkable Year…

Tariffs! Twitter Tirades! Stomach-Churning market volatility! The year in business did not lack for memorable moments (Yup, we’re looking at you, Elon musk). But amid the drama, corporate america also recorded some memorable firsts. Here,…

Why Hilton Was Just Named the Best Workplace…

As Hilton approaches its 100th birthday in 2019, it has a lot to be proud of. When it comes to creating an inclusive workplace, the global hospitality company has had a remarkable year. The McLean,…

Not Just Lean In: Michelle Obama Busted Another…

Michelle Obama’s quip about the ‘Lean In’ philosophy being “shit” that “doesn’t work”—which she made during a stop on her Becoming book tour—generated plenty of headlines and Internet guffawing this week. But her assessment told…

Amazons Cashierless Tech in a Whole Foods Near…

Amazon is planning to bring its cashierless checkout technology to bigger stores, and maybe even Whole Foods. Two years ago, Amazon debuted its plan for brick and mortar shopping without the checkout line in its…

The Key to Taco Bells Tone? We Think…

Party Packs. Happier Hours. Fourth Meals. That Taco Bell, the popular Tex-Mex food chain, sounds and feels different than its quick-serve restaurant peers is no accident. The chain is playful—silly, even—and always self-aware. Driving that…

In the Wake of GDPR, Will the U.S.…

A year ago, the idea of a federal data privacy law in the U.S. was unthinkable for all but a handful of digital rights activists. As 2018 comes to a close, the prospect of such…