The FT examines the future of the car while The Verge takes a look at the future of sex.

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Bloomberg takes a look at several studies examining Gen Z’s relationship with technology.

Time nominates the 25 best inventions of 2014.

-With a crop of flagships opening in fashion capitals, the FT examines the role brick-and-mortar shops play in the digital age.

McKinsey considers the future of global payments, The Economist chronicles rapid growth in mobile peer-to-peer payments, and Bloomberg Businessweek explores the rise of Venmo and the decline of cash. And Forrester forecasts a mobile payments boom in the U.S., via The New York Times.

-The FT examines the future of the car, including a look at the rapid expansion of car-sharing, augmented-reality windscreens and the privacy concerns raised by connected cars.

-Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report forecasts that more than 90 percent of people over age 6 will have a mobile phone by 2020, via The Next Web.

-Thanks to cheap phones and mobile broadband, almost half the world’s population will have regular web access by 2018, according to eMarketer.

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how marketers are applying Big Data to television to better target viewers.

Flurry finds that Americans now spend more time with the “second screen” (phones) than the first (television), via Businessweek.

The Wall Street Journal contends that app usage is killing the web; Quartz disagrees and argues that the definition of what the web is has changed.

-In “The Fall of Facebook,” The Atlantic examines whether the social network can maintain its dominance.

-As Facebook reportedly seeks to create a social network for offices, the FT reports on the tech war over the enterprise market.

Time outlines social media trends that will have the greatest impact in 2015.

-Are Millennials narcissistic or is it just a life stage? The Atlantic argues that they’re no more self-absorbed than previous generations.

-Morgan Stanley forecasts which public companies stand to benefit most from Millennials, via Business Insider.

-A new McKinsey analysis finds that the obesity epidemic costs the global economy more than alcoholism or climate change, summarized in Fortune.

Fast Company takes a look at why the Korean skin care market is booming in the U.S.

-Designers are turning their attention to watches as accessories grow faster than apparel, reports The Business of Fashion.

-Smart clothing that tracks athletic performance is the next big thing in wearable tech, writes The Guardian.

New York chronicles the history of emoji and “the rapid evolution of a wordless tongue.”

-“Hatsune Miku is a piece of software,” and “she may also be the future of music,” writes New York.

-As more marijuana-themed programming pops up, The New York Times spotlights a crop of new alcohol-focused shows.

BuzzFeed explores what climate change will mean for the wine industry.

The Verge takes a look at the future of sex.