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Retired NFL players Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims want to treat CTE and pain with marijuana—and help from Harvard

If anyone knows pain, it’s football players. Between them retired Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims have suffered: concussions, torn muscles, and, in Johnson’s case, a finger that’s permanently grinding “bone on bone”—that will hurt for the remainder of their lives. Now, the former teammates have united for a new venture in the cannabis …

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5G’s side streets will be empty without fiber’s interstate

When it comes to new technology, 5G has been touted as the latest and greatest. It is true that its possibilities are inspiring, from autonomous vehicles to next-generation machine-learning applications, artificial intelligence to Internet of Things (IoT). However, it’s rarely mentioned that 5G’s amazing applications­—and ultimate success—are critically dependent on fiber optic networks. 5G enables …

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49ers’ Richard Sherman on tech investing, fatherhood, and yes, football

Richard Sherman’s star is high—and rising. In the last few weeks, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback was invited to the Pro Bowl (it will be his fifth time playing in the all-star game) and bestowed with the title of “best cornerback of the decade” by Pro Football Focus, the authority on evaluating players for the …

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How Ganni used tech-world tricks to grow from a cult fashion label to a global brand

Ganni held its first runway show nearly 10 years ago. It was a hot day on the grounds of a shabby Copenhagen hotel. “It was owned by a flamboyant businessman who had a tennis court in the backyard, so we had the show there,” recalls the brand’s cofounder Nicolaj Reffstrup. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, my …

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Apple locks down a $200 million A.I. investment, as the Trump administration demands keys to the iPhone’s ‘backdoor’

While Apple was investing its cash hoard this week, the company was facing pressure from the Trump administration over its privacy policies. Apple’s week kicked off with attorney general William Barr and President Donald Trump each calling on Apple to provide law enforcement agencies a “backdoor” to easily access encrypted data on iPhones. Apple denied …

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Needing protection from hackers, Samsung’s smart TVs get an app that controls how viewer data is shared

Earlier this month at CES 2020, Samsung unveiled a new app for its smart TVs called Privacy Choices. The app will arm Samsung TV owners with the abilities to see how their television is tracking them and to turn that tracking off. With televisions among the most ubiquitous devices in homes, Samsung’s timing to announce …

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How businesses can see big changes coming ahead of time

Strategic inflection points—changes that alter the taken-for-granted assumptions underlying a business model—can feel sudden. In reality, however, they tend to build up slowly, gathering momentum until a transformative shift becomes clear. Andy Grove, who coined the term, said it referred to change that was 10 times more significant than a typical change encountered by a …

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One of the best places to celebrate Lunar New Year is just outside Vancouver

Passengers alighting at Vancouver International Airport land not in the city itself but in the bustling suburb of Richmond, British Columbia—a town filled with the best Chinese food outside (and, some argue, even within) China. Whether a quick bite of old-school pineapple bun (named for the look of the sweet, crunchy topping) at Lido or …

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