Category: International

I Found $90 Last Week but Can’t Find the Owner. Now What?

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Maybe you read the story. I saw a man drop $90 on the subway last week, but he disappeared before I could return it. I wasn’t sure what to do next, so I did what I know: I wrote about it. I spoke to a philosophy professor, a lawyer and a transit official, asking each […]

How a ‘Monster’ Texas Oil Field Made the U.S. a Star in the World Market

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MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A combination of technical innovation, aggressive investing and copious layers of oil-rich shale have transformed the Permian, once […]

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

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A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance. PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis. There’s Intel’s $7 billion, seven-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, […]

Nasa confirms Mars rover Opportunity is dead

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In the last two years a great variety of intelligent speakers emerged, that is: speakers that integrate a virtual assistant such as Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant (Google Assistant). Now, these assistants are different devices, among them, for example, there is the Google Assistant that is in the phones that have Android Marshmallow (6.0) […]