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State of the Art: How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 9:00pm
Some remember the computing scare as a bad joke. But the collective, worldwide effort to prevent it could be a model for handling global warming.

Apple Names New China Head as Its Sales Fall

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 5:38pm
Apple has established a position overseeing operations in China in a bid to restore sales momentum and navigate new regulations in the country.

Uber Discriminates Against Riders With Disabilities, Suit Says

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:37am
A coalition of advocacy groups says only a tiny fraction of the 58,000 cars dispatched by the ride-hailing service across New York City are wheelchair accessible.

The House That Did the Housework

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 8:07am
After inventing her remarkable self-cleaning house, Frances Gabe, who has died at 101, was granted a patent by the federal government. Here are some of her submitted designs.

Containerization Gains Traction; We're All Better for it

Infomation week - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 7:00am
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.

A Security Robot Falls Into a Fountain. You’re No RoboCop, Says Internet.

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 4:44am
The K5 has a passing resemblance to R2-D2 — and a dash of Paul Blart, mall cop. Its creators took the online mockery in stride.

China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 4:02am
Facebook’s last major consumer product in China was partly blocked as Beijing increases its grip on the internet.

Bits: Daily Report: Reinventing Food Isn’t Easy

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 3:44am
Most of Hampton Creek’s board resigned last month, another setback in Silicon Valley’s push to innovate beyond the high-tech industry.

Tech Tip: Switching to the Sound of Silence for Facebook Videos

New York Times - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 3:24am
Facebook’s mobile app can automatically play news feed videos with the sound turned on, but you can turn it all off.

Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About

Infomation week - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 3:00am
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.

Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers

Infomation week - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:00am
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.

On Money: What Will Service Work Look Like Under Amazon?

New York Times - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 9:00pm
The company’s acquisition of Whole Foods sets up a clash between two vastly different visions for the future of labor.

Board Member Exodus Hits Hampton Creek, a Healthy Food Start-Up

New York Times - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 3:04pm
Four resignations last month left the company’s chief executive as its only board member. Hampton Creek did not say why the board members resigned.

Meet Apple’s New Emojis: Zombies, Hijabs and Sandwiches Included

New York Times - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 1:19pm
Have you felt left out of the emoji world? That might change as Apple prepares to roll out new symbols. There’s even one for vomit.

Noted: The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s

New York Times - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 9:00am
For Arcade Fire, Balenciaga and more, website designs are evoking the days of GeoCities, Windows 98 and flashing banner ads to be cool.

Tech Tip: Adding New Fonts to the Computer

New York Times - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 6:53am
Your desktop operating system includes a wide variety of typefaces to use in documents and other design projects, but you can always add more.

Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services

Infomation week - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 1:00am
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.

10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt

Infomation week - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 11:00pm
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.

Liu Xiaobo’s Death Pushes China’s Censors Into Overdrive

New York Times - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 8:36pm
After Mr. Liu’s death, the number of keyword combinations that were blocked greatly increased, and images were automatically filtered in private chats, researchers said.

Charles W. Bachman, Business Software Innovator, Dies at 92

New York Times - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 9:45am
Mr. Bachman was a pioneer in the field of database management software, and modern digital commerce sites like Amazon and eBay owe an intellectual debt to his work.

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