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Big tech giants have become not just omnipresent but omnipowerful. Will their might be reined in in 2021? (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Why we should rein in the big tech giants in 2021 — and beyond

Tech giants are not just surviving the pandemic; they're thriving. In 2021 and in the post-pandemic era, anti-trust regulations in tech must be revamped.
Traditional media was left out in the cold years ago due to the advent of technology, meaning today’s news media crisis has been a long time in the making. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

6 potential solutions to ease the COVID-19 news media crisis

The news media crisis is constant but there are a few practical solutions available to help the news business get out of the hole.
French startup LightOn is currently on working on developing light-powered technologies. Dmitriy Rybin / Shutterstock

Light, a possible solution for a sustainable AI

Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
Washington state has passed a measure to cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families. VDB Photos/Shutterstock.com

Washington state’s big bet on ‘free college’

A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
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Do we really own our digital possessions?

When you buy a film, eBook or song, you might assume that you own it outright, but that's not always the case, meaning companies may have a right to take it back from you.

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