What happened to department stores?
Department stores, once a symbol of the American middle class, have been declining for years, along with the shopping malls they anchor in communities across the US. Just last year, both the high-end Barneys and the country’s oldest department store, Lord & Taylor, went bankrupt and announced plans to... Read more
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down Jan. 20
Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, will finish up in January. Mark Licea/CNET Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down Jan. 20, the agency said in a release Monday. He was appointed by President Donald Trump, who took office in 2017, and will leave on... Read more
14 Early Cyber Monday Deals on Earth-Friendly Gear (2020)
I am a huge fan of Cotopaxi. This bag and apparel manufacturer’s motto is “Do Good,” and it seems to be doing a lot better at that than most. One percent of its profits go towards grants and nonprofits in six focus countries to address poverty and community development.... Read more
How to productionalize your AI initiatives — for success (VB Live)
Presented by Dataiku For developing an AI pipeline, the most pressing consideration is which of the three primary operating models will work best for you. Join this VB Live event for a deep dive into the details of each model and leave with a firm grasp on best practices... Read more
The death of the department store and the American middle class
In a New Jersey suburb seven miles west of Midtown Manhattan, the American Dream is on shaky ground. The Dream in question isn’t the mythological notion that upward social mobility is within reach for all hard-working Americans. It’s a $5 billion, 3 million-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex in East... Read more
How the Internet of Medical Things is Improving Healthcare for Patients and Professionals
The medical sphere is undergoing rapid transformation with the introduction of connected technological solutions. Known as the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), this system of interoperable devices is improving data-informed actions. It’s also alleviating time-consuming tasks for professionals and offering greater autonomy and customization for patients. Here is how... Read more
Best Cyber Monday laptop deals: Discounts on HP Pavilion, Microsoft Surface, Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and more
This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. If you’ve been waiting to buy a new laptop, now’s the time. Black Friday is over, but we’re now into Cyber Monday and there... Read more
26 Best Cyber Monday Laptop Deals (2020): HP, Apple, Lenovo, Accessories
Specs: Intel Core i5 10th Gen. CPU, 8 GB RAM, 4K Touch Display, 256 GB SSD There aren’t a lot of you out there who are excited to spend north of $500 on a Chromebook, but if you do want the best experience Chrome has to offer, this Samsung... Read more
AI-Based OCR Technology Revolutionizing the Banking Sector
The advent of technology has brought convenience to life. Believe it or not, survival without technology is one of the darkest thoughts that can cross your mind in the digital era. The world has become a global village thanks to rapid digitization, but it has also opened doors for... Read more
Fortnite themed Nintendo Switch lands at Walmart just in time for Cyber Monday
Nintendo This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. The Nintendo Switch was released three years ago in 2017. Despite this, it’s still incredibly difficult to get your hands... Read more