Natt Garun | The Verge | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
Walmart has implemented AI surveillance technology at self-checkout kiosks and traditional registers in more than 1,000 stores across the US over the past two years, but has not specified their effectiveness.
Michael Kratsios | The Washington Post | Retweeted by Adam Thierer
Since the Concorde’s final flight in 2003, consumer supersonic flight has remained dormant. Proposed rule changes by the Federal Aviation Administration could bring it back.
Abdi Latif Dahir | Quartz Africa | Shared by Tyler Cowen
In many African countries, governments are using internet shutdowns as a policy tool. This is having a negative effect on economic growth and democracy.
Andrew Scurria | The Wall Street Journal | Retweeted by Brent Skorup
A wireless venture has waited more than 1,200 days in a web of government delays and indecision, preventing their 5G rollout.
Alexander Osipovich | The Wall Street Journal | Retweeted by Brian Knight
Bitcoin has risen above $11,000 on a new wave of crypto-optimism, but most large investors are pessimistic about its future.
Sally Satel and Erica Sandberg | USA Today | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
While San Francisco’s ban on e-cigarettes is meant to curb teen vaping, it could be more harmful to adults attempting to quit smoking.
Andrea Durkin | TradeVistas | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
The massive amount of carbon black needed for Americans’ desire to express themselves through body art comes from international trade.
Andrew J. Hawkins | The Verge | Tweeted by Michael D. Farren
Nashville’s mayor announced that scooters would be banned from the city’s streets after a man was killed, but he had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system and was responsible for the crash.