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My Reading Recommendations (A)
1. RIP cloth masks? Why airlines and governments are banning them Link
2. Failing those with Long Covid Link
3. How to study effectively Link
4. Wide Awake at 3 A.M.? Link
5. Why an Abu Dhabi-based streaming app is the future of the global music industry Link
6. Imagining a bright future for the next generation of the Middle East Link
7. How finger counting gives away your nationality Link
8. The Rise and Fall of ‘ZuckTalk’ Link 9. Why You Need to Protect Your Sense of Wonder — Especially Now Link
10. ‘I guess I’m having a go at killing it’: Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack Link
My Tech Recommendations (T)
1. Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Gods Behind the Masks’ Link
2. This Room Can Wirelessly Charge Devices Anywhere Within Its Walls Link
3. Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Than Many Countries. How Is That Possible? Link
4. The Future of Hair Loss Treatments Will Involve a Lot More Robots Link
5. ‘The smartest person in any room anywhere’: in defence of Elon Musk Link
6. Tiny Lasers Could Finally Bring Us Really Smart AR Glasses Link
7. A New Navy Weapon Actually Stops You From Talking Link
8. China cuts amount of time minors can spend playing online video games Link
9. Next week El Salvador will become the first country to accept bitcoin as currency Link
10. The Fight to Define When AI Is ‘High Risk’ Link
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