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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:36:36 GMT
Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s building of a censored search engine for China.
‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:11:15 GMT
Government officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.
Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:23:13 GMT
$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:52:29 GMT
Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tweet and an ‘Excruciating’ Year
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:55:08 GMT
Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the electric-car maker Tesla. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said.
Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:29:55 GMT
The flood of data produced by autonomous vehicles using sensors like Luminar’s lidar system is expected to overwhelm the decades-old networking technology used in most cars.
Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris, at the Emmys last year.
ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:07 GMT
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.
Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:10:52 GMT
Liquid metallic hydrogen does not occur naturally on Earth, except possibly at the core, but scientists believe the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn are awash in hydrogen in that state.
Tech Tip: Create Your Own Emoji Characters, One Way or Another
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:06 GMT
Your mobile device and computer already have thousands of those colorful pictographs available. But if you can’t find the exact one to communicate your mood, make your own.
For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:22:48 GMT
A young Cuban checking his phone at an internet hot spot on a street in Havana. On Tuesday, Cubans were able to surf the internet beyond the confines of designated public hot spots.
Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:43:28 GMT
Last week, New York passed legislation to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services, potentially capping Uber’s growth in one of its biggest markets.
Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:14:03 GMT
Tencent was among the companies at an internet conference in Wuzhen, China, in December. On Wednesday, the company stumbled, missing earnings targets and posting a slowdown in profit growth for the first time in more than a decade.
Tech We’re Using: When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:40:12 GMT
Tim Herrera, the editor of Smarter Living, at Kaffe 1668 South in Manhattan. “If nutrition and fitness are your goal,” he said, “a food-tracking app like Lose It! or MyFitnessPal can be really helpful.”