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Walmart Takes Control of India’s Flipkart in E-Commerce Gamble

New York Times - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 2:28am
The $16 billion deal will put America’s largest operator of physical retail stores in direct competition with Amazon in a promising but risky market.

Tech We’re Using: In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

New York Times - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 2:09am
Technology has come under the microscope in Washington. Here are the tools that Cecilia Kang, who covers tech policy for The Times, uses to cover it.

Tech Tip: Jumping Into the New Gmail

New York Times - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 1:00am
Google recently overhauled the web version of its email software, and you can try out the new version — even if you haven’t been formally invited yet.

Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:03pm
A microprocessor once found mostly in machines used for computer games turns out to have a role in both artificial intelligence systems and the mining of digital currencies.

Google Strikes Humble Tone While Promoting A.I. Technology

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:02pm
At a company conference, executives acknowledged the backlash facing Silicon Valley. Their answer to those concerns? More technology.

Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:51am
The social network overhauled itself into three new divisions and shuffled the leadership of its key businesses in one of its biggest reorganizations.

Before Irish Abortion Vote, Facebook Adds Tools to Curb Interference

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:10am
The social media giant is testing strategies that it hopes to employ in other elections, like letting users flag questionable ads.

Tech Tip: Adding Art to iPad Documents

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:00am
You can add downloaded illustrations, graphics and photos to files created in Microsoft Word, Pages or other word-processing apps on Apple’s tablet.

Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency

New York Times - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:54am
Following Goldman Sachs’s moves to begin trading Bitcoin, the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company is said to be in talks to open a virtual currency exchange.

Trilobites: How the Father of Computer Science Decoded Nature’s Mysterious Patterns

New York Times - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 9:00pm
In research shortly before his death in 1954, Alan Turing used mathematics to explore how forms emerge, yielding insights that are now being applied to problems like desalination.

After Fatal Uber Crash, a Self-Driving Start-Up Moves Forward

New York Times - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 11:44am
Drive.ai said it would start a taxi service in Texas. It was the first new rollout of autonomous cars in the United States since one operated by Uber killed a pedestrian in March.

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

New York Times - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:48am
Top executives of the company, which was once tech’s biggest villain, are outspoken advocates for protecting user privacy and establishing ethical guidelines for new technology like artificial intelligence.

Tech Tip: Restoring a Lost Recycle Bin

New York Times - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 1:00am
If your desktop Recycle Bin is nowhere to be found after you upgraded to Windows 10, here are some ways to get the icon back where it belongs.

What Europe’s Tough New Data Law Means for You, and the Internet

New York Times - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 9:59pm
The European Union is introducing some of the strictest online privacy rules in the world. The changes aim to give internet users more control.

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

New York Times - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 9:03am
Academics have scoured Facebook pages in the name of science. But the troves they’ve amassed are sometimes unsecured and now pose a privacy risk.

Critic’s Notebook: The Racial Spectacle of DNA Test Result Videos

New York Times - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 2:00am
As DNA test results are shared publicly, they become a tool for talking about race, often in ways that obscure its realities.