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The Controversial Biotech Billionaire Who Dined With Trump

 Patrick Soon-Shiong, who was tapped by Vice President Joe Biden to assist the National Cancer Moonshot, recently met with the President-elect. (Read on Fast Company.)

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The Wild Technology That Will Make 5G Wireless Work

Companies such as Qualcomm are reimagining networks to let them connect just about everything—from drones to surgical instruments. (Read more about 5G on Fast Company.)

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Why Isn’t There A Warby Parker For Hearing Aids?

A billion people have diminished lives due to the cost and stigma of in-ear devices. The solution? Bring prices down and style up. (Read about hearing aids and hearables on Fast Company.)

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Duolingo’s Chatbots Won’t Judge You For Your Lousy French

The language-learning platform is launching “nonjudgemental” AI so beginners can practice foreign languages without feeling intimidated. (Read more about Duolingo’s chatbots on Fast Company.)

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HBO’s Westworld Creators Talk AI, Sentience, And Surveillance

Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan explore dark sides of AI and humanity in series that reboots the 1973 film about a robotic theme park gone haywire. (Read more about Westworld on Fast Company.)

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Lily Drone Is a Flying Action Camera That Follows You

[Tom’s Guide] The camera is the pilot. Lily’s real innovation — if it works — is a set of computer-vision algorithms. After it’s tossed in the air, Lily spends about 30 to 60 seconds studying you to memorize what you … Continue reading

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8 Awesome 3D Printing Trends to Watch

[Tom’s Guide] This year sees the emergence of tiny 3D printers smaller than the proverbial breadbox, silent and stink-free 3D printers and — especially handy — printers with 24/7 tech support. These home printers, and far fancier ones in factories, … Continue reading

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Amazon Packs Every Star It Can Find Into New TV Pilots

[Tom’s Guide] Hot off two Golden Globe wins for its dramedy Transparent, Amazon today (Jan. 15) is carpet-bombing the online TV world with 13 new pilot shows for members of Amazon Prime ($99 per year) to watch and vote on. … Continue reading

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Why Curved TVs Will Leave You Flat Broke

[Tom’s Guide] To the TV buzzwords “OLED,” “4K” and “Ultra HD,” you can now add the humble word “curve.” All of these options will be available to TV buyers this spring and summer. Manufacturers like Samsung are betting that you’ll … Continue reading

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Amazon Greenlights 4 Edgy TV Pilots for First Seasons

[Tom’s Guide] The winners are in. After collecting viewer feedback on 10 new pilot shows, Amazon has picked four that will go on to a first season: the dramas “Bosch” and “The After” and the comedies/dramedies “Transparent” and “Mozart in … Continue reading

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