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Richard MacManus
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Author & Tech Columnist; Founder of ReadWrite
Author & Tech Columnist; Founder of ReadWrite

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I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, Presence. It's a novel about the future of #VirtualReality. BUY NOW from Amazon as an ebook or paperback: http://amzn.to/2du0KLF
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This week's column explores the #cryptocurrency craze; and whether you too can participate...
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In my latest monthly update, I explain a bit more about the measures I've taken to control my social media usage.
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My latest column is about all those annoying marketing txts you get, or the calls to your cellphone from unknown international numbers. Yes, #spam is no longer just an email problem...
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In my column this week, I look at how music streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and (for your kids especially) YouTube are changing how music is consumed and produced. I also identify some as yet unsolved problems.
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My latest column offers tips to control your social media addiction. Ironically, I owe a big thank-you to my Facebook friends for much of this advice :) Turns out there is something to the ol' Web 2.0 "wisdom of the crowd" notion after all.
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Smartphones have dominated the last 10 years of computing, but we're on the cusp of the next big platform: voice-activated #VirtualAssistants, powered by #AI.

The question is: what will be the Windows or iPhone of the AI assistant generation? In the article, I reveal who I'd bet on...
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In this week's column, I check in on a startup that launched ten years ago this month: 23andMe. It's been 4 years since an FDA crackdown, which caused 23andMe to pull its health reports. While the US now has access to a much more limited health report, many countries (including my own) don't even have that.

I was fortunate to get my health report before the FDA intervened, so I look back on how useful it was - especially regarding the #type1diabetes I have.
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My latest column looks at the opportunities for NZ in the AI era. Interestingly, one of the founders of Google's DeepMind is kiwi Shane Legg. So we already know we have local talent, albeit working overseas.
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