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The Promise and Threat of China's Smart Cities -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

China's smart city technology may improve urban life and bring economic benefits. But it also advances the existing surveillance state. Now other nations are worried about its implications.

What China's Economic Slowdown Means for Global Investors | WSJ

 

China recorded a steep economic slowdown in the third quarter as its pandemic bounceback fades—and now, Beijing is taking on longer-term issues including household debt and energy consumption.

How Topgolf is Aiming For The Mainstream -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

While most sports struggled to survive the pandemic, golf managed to thrive, becoming more popular than it had been in decades.

What America's Supply-Chain Backlog Looks Like Up Close | WSJ

 

California’s Port of Los Angeles is struggling to keep up with the crush of cargo containers arriving at its terminals, creating one of the biggest choke points in the global supply-chain crisis.

China’s Power Crisis Threatens to Delay Apple Gadgets, Other Goods | WSJ

 

China’s electricity shortages have hit factories that produce a lot of the goods we use every day, including Apple gadgets and furniture.

The Great Resignation: Why Millions Of Workers Are Quitting -CNBC

 

Americans are leaving their jobs in droves. In August 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs. While some people have left the workforce entirely, job security and better pay are top concerns for others

Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles -Vox

 

If you’ve seen new construction around your city, you’ve probably seen these distinctive rectangular panels. Sometimes plain, sometimes multi-colored, they’re absolutely everywhere. Vox explains

Facebook and Big Tobacco: Why Social Media Is (and Isn’t) Like Cigarettes | WSJ

 

Members of Congress have likened Facebook and Instagram’s tactics to that of the tobacco industry.

Why China May Soon Beat Tesla at Its Own EV Game -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

By 2030, China will have an outsized influence on this strategic industry, and it’s poised to seize a fair share of the jobs and wealth creation that come with it.

How The Pandemic Might Make Restaurants Better

 

Covid-19 affects nearly every aspect of daily life, and the food service industry is no exception. After a very challenging period, many restaurant owners are finally back in full swing.

Is higher inflation cause for concern? | The Economist

 

Inflation rates have been rising all over the world, surprising many economists. In emerging markets soaring food prices are a greater worry.

The mystery of the "same sky" postcards -Vox

 

A collector noticed something strange in his 11,000 postcards. -from Vox

How Does Autopilot Work? A Pilot Explains What It Can and Can’t Do | WSJ

 

Autopilot is used on nearly every flight, but it’s not obvious just what it does. American Airlines Capt. Sonya Laxo explains the tech behind autopilot, how it’s used and why it isn’t really “auto.”

Why Internet Access Is Slow And Costly In The U.S.

 

People in the U.S. frequently pay more for slower internet service than people abroad, according to a report from the Open Technology Institute.

Inside The Biggest Cruise Ship In The World -VISION

 

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is not only the biggest cruiseship ever floated, but also the most high-tech. And wait till you learn what goes on behind the scenes.