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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:55:49 GMT
A government report in December found that the Seattle region needs 156,000 more affordable housing units, and will need 88,000 more by 2040 if the region’s growth continues.
Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:19:02 GMT
Facebook has been under pressure to more aggressively counter the spread of misinformation and manipulation of the social network that is aimed at stirring division and discord.
Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:37:14 GMT
An investigation in Seattle into potential intellectual property theft adds to recent pressures on Huawei, a Chinese technology giant.
Tech Tip: The Easy (and Free) Way to Make a Budget Spreadsheet
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:36:57 GMT
With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.
Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Short answer: yes. Meet the granddaughter of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.
Corner Office: Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:41:25 GMT
Hadi Partovi, the founder of Code.org.
On Technology: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:02:35 GMT
The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns.
Tech We’re Using: How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:24:21 GMT
Aisha Harris, assistant TV editor, watching the screener of a new show ahead of its debut.
YouTube Bans Risky Prank Videos Amid Spate of ‘Bird Box’ Challenge Stunts
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:08:50 GMT
The video-sharing site said that it was clarifying its policies on the posting of harmful content to explicitly exclude pranks with a “perceived danger of serious physical injury.”
Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:14:08 GMT
Facebook opened a pop-up kiosk in Manhattan in December to provide consumers information about its new privacy tools.
Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:57:06 GMT
Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:38:28 GMT
Alan R. Pearlman with an ARP 2600 synthesizer in 2013. He founded ARP Instruments in 1969, and within a few years it became the leading synthesizer manufacturer.
In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:00:04 GMT
Lime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.
Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:14:55 GMT
Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old founder and chief executive of Huawei, speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday. “I will never do anything to harm any country in the world,” he said.
Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:01:17 GMT
The rights activist Huang Qi in 2012. His trial has drawn intense international attention, in part because Mr. Huang, 55, has a potentially fatal kidney disease.
An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:11:57 GMT
There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 35 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.
Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 23:22:23 GMT
Ken Westerman and his new Toyota Prius hybrid in his driveway in Ann Arbor, Mich. He considered buying a Tesla Model 3 instead, but the challenges of recharging dissuaded him.
Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:28:38 GMT
The milking machines cost about $200,000 each.
Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:11:15 GMT
Huawei’s offices in Warsaw. A local employee at another telecommunications company was also arrested on the same charges.
Who Is MacKenzie Bezos?
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:14:20 GMT