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Parts of a ‘Virtual’ Border Wall, Built With the Tech Behind Driverless Cars

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 5:28pm
In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide workers in Silicon Valley.

The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 4:24pm
Smart home devices will tell you the weather and answer trivia questions, sure, but they can do so much more. Try these tips to streamline your day, relax a little or just have some fun.

State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 11:23am
Here’s what the Amazon founder’s vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry — and how he might help unravel that for the world.

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 9:20am
Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

Amazon Dominates as a Merchant and Platform. Europe Sees Reason to Worry.

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 9:14am
The European Union’s antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party merchants.

A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 9:01am
They’re not as shiny as diamonds, but smog free rings are considered sustainable and ethical — and they’re also much more affordable.

The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 8:58am
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?

Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 7:25am
Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger, a writer for The Upshot, uses to analyze the ripple effects.

Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 6:00am
Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.

INTERNETTING WITH AMANDA HESS: We Answer Your ‘Internetting’ Questions About Vagina Eggs, Time Lords and Steroid Rumors

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 5:00am
It’s “Internetting After Dark,” the show about the show. There’s a cat in here!

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Faster, Bigger, With a Promise to Be Healthier

New York Times - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 2:30am
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.

Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment

New York Times - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 10:19am
The company said the department requested documents after its chief executive, Elon Musk, said he had “funding secured” to take its stock off public markets.

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

New York Times - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 6:00am
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.

Tech Fix: The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Bigger Is Now Definitely Better

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:00pm
Apple’s new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes.

Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 9:19pm
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 9:13pm
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.

A San Francisco Tech Mogul Buys a Fabled Slice of New York Media

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 2:19pm
Something like this was tried 18 years ago, when AOL bought Time Warner. But Marc Benioff, long a prominent figure in his hometown, does things his own way.

After Fetching a High Price, Time Magazine Moves Into a New Era

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 2:19pm
“These things just take a lot longer than you think they would,” one executive said of the sale of Time magazine. Now Meredith must turn to the sales of Fortune and Sports Illustrated.

Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 8:32am
Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.

If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You

New York Times - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 7:23am
Here’s how to send tips to Times reporters about disinformation online.