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Europe’s Tech Sector Shrugs Off Regional Uncertainty

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Despite political problems and sluggish economic growth, the region’s start-ups and venture capitalists are investing big to challenge Silicon Valley’s dominance.

Yahoo and Verizon Are Said to Be Near a Cheaper Deal

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 2:41pm
After the revelations of huge data breaches, the new terms would cut the price for Yahoo’s core internet business by close to $300 million, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Tech Tip: Caring for Smart Chip Cards

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 6:33am
The newer type of credit and bank cards can be damaged in some of the same ways as their magnetic-stripe ancestors.

Bits: Daily Report: The Fate of Science Fairs

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 6:27am
Intel’s plans to stop sponsoring the International Science and Engineering Fair raise questions on what role companies should play in promoting science fairs and education.

Coming to Video Games Near You: Depressed Towns, Dead-End Characters

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 4:12am
A new game, Night in the Woods, is one of several in recent years that have tapped into themes of the decline of working-class towns and economic despair.

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone?

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 2:48am
Before you travel, here’s some information on what border agents can and cannot do, along with recommendations from lawyers.

20th Century Fox Used Fake News to Publicize ‘A Cure for Wellness’

New York Times - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 2:41am
Many users thought articles on sites resembling city newspapers’ or HealthCare.gov were real exposés or scoops, like “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort.”

Trump Voters Show President They Can Complain on Twitter, Too

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 11:00pm
A Twitter account is curating what it calls the regrets of pro-Trump voters, but the reality is more complicated.

Tech We're Using: Why I Still Love TiVo and How a Sous Vide Gadget Rescued Me

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 11:00pm
No ads on TiVo is a timesaver, and its interface is better than a cable box, James Poniewozik says.

Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 4:30pm
The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.

SoftBank of Japan Will Buy U.S. Private Equity Giant Fortress

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 2:44pm
The surprising acquisition of Fortress Investment Group highlights the immense ambitions of SoftBank’s brash founder, Masayoshi Son.

Dubai Plans a Taxi That Skips the Driver, and the Roads

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 9:31am
Pilotless drones, capable of carrying one passenger and a small suitcase, are set to begin buzzing above the United Arab Emirates city as early as July.

Bits: Daily Report: Tech Spreads Further Into Hospitality and Banking

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 4:29am
For one industry, technology has allowed it to better serve customers. For the other, it has exposed some of the digital world’s perils.

Tech Tip: When (and How) to Enable Safari Reader View

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 4:12am
Apple’s browser for its Mac and iOS operating systems has handy controls for making your online reading experience more comfortable

Economic Scene: Can Immigration Hurt the Economy? An Old Prejudice Returns

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 4:04am
An unsettling assertion that immigrants can erode social norms and productivity has a foothold in academic circles.