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Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

Current AffairsEducation

As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

Why China's High-Tech Investment Surge Matters to US Competitiveness

Panelists discuss Chinese investment in U.S. high-tech sectors at Asia Society's New York center on April 17, 2014. (James Kochien/Asia Society)
Business

Panelists discussed how Chinese investments are powering the growth of U.S. technology businesses and what policymakers in the U.S. and China must do to maintain the cross-border flow of investments and knowledge.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.
Business

Ibrahim "Ibba" Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond.

Book Excerpt: 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place' by Thomas Rid

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Policy

In his new book, Thomas Rid explores the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace creates for those who use violence for political purposes. In-person appearance tonight at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Does Cyber Terror Need to Be Violent to Be Considered a 'War'?

Thomas Rid
Policy

Author Thomas Rid says he "can't see a good reason why an innovation that has never injured or killed a single human being — cyber-attacks — should prompt us to rethink the notion of war."

From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Video: Nandan Nilekani on How Technology Can Transform India

Nandan Nilekani chairs the Unique Identification Authority of India. (YouTube)
Policy

Nadan Nilekani, the billionaire entrepreneur from India, appears at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 25 to discuss how India can leverage "leapfrog" technology to spur development.

Photo of the Day: Technology Meets Tradition in Vietnam

Inside the Forbidden city in Hué, a girl wearing an Áo dài holds an SLR on July 18, 2012 in Thura Thien-Hue, Vietnam. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
Multimedia

Inside the Forbidden city in Hué, a girl wearing an Áo dài holds an SLR on July 18, 2012 in Thura Thien-Hue, Vietnam. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Move Nimbly, Be Open, Fail Gracefully [Interview/Video]

Vijay Vaitheeswaran at Asia Society New York on March 12, 2012.
Business

The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran offers his bracing prescriptions for what makes innovation in the 21st century.

Google Reader Redesign Unpopular in China

(Mike Licht/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Earlier this week Google unveiled the newest version of Google Reader, its long-neglected RSS service. Though most of the changes are cosmetic — Google has embraced a gray, minimalist aesthetic of late — the removal of Reader's social functions has led to a fair amount of grumbling among the service's users.