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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:31:30 GMT
At the top of PolitiFact’s front page last week, a display ad served by Google promoted a fake news story that said Melania Trump was leaving the White House. It linked to a faked version of Vogue’s site.
Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:25 GMT
The Pixel 2, the new flagship phone from Google that goes on sale Thursday.
As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:53:55 GMT
An internet cafe in Beijing. In the weeks leading up to a major party congress that opens on Wednesday, China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, has issued a raft of new regulations.
The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:04:30 GMT
A military officer who teaches computer science at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea.
Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:11:30 GMT
Google said the calorie feature would be removed from its map app.
Tech Tip: Moving the Windows 10 Taskbar by Hand
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:50:22 GMT
Like previous versions of the system, Windows 10 lets you move the taskbar to where you want it.
Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:24:10 GMT
Netflix will soon release the second season of “Stranger Things.” The streaming service plans to invest more in original programming.
Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:23:45 GMT
Kimbal Musk at Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, where one of his Next Door restaurants opened in September.
Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:41:48 GMT
Servers at the Microsoft data center in Dublin. The technology company’s suit with the Justice Department stemmed from a drug investigation in which prosecutors wanted emails of a suspect that were stored on a server there.
Tech Tip: Leaping Into a System Upgrade
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:26:22 GMT
Even if you’ve skipped the past few Mac operating system updates, you can go right to macOS High Sierra if your computer meets the requirements.
#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:52:14 GMT
The actress Alyssa Milano urged people to acknowledge on social media if they had experienced sexual harassment or assault.
Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:32:40 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, and his fellow mavens of social media regularly offer to be more “transparent.” But people are starting to see through that.
A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT
The account @TrumpsAlert keeps track of the Twitter activities of President Trump, his wife, three of his children and his adviser Kellyanne Conway.
Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:38 GMT
Jim Jehle, 66, a senior project manager, meets with his mentor, Nicole Mancino, 27, the director of marketing, at Sachse Construction’s office in Detroit. The company paired 10 executives with junior workers.
Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:32:46 GMT
A job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn. In Washington, Amazon is sharing a message of job creation.
Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:38:28 GMT
The Hestan Cue cookware system, on display at the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle. It uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with an app and cooking equipment to prepare food.
China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:49:46 GMT
Internet and social-media platforms have become an increasingly popular source of news as smartphones have come to permeate every aspect of daily life in China.
Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:48:09 GMT
Israeli spies watched the Russians spy on Americans through the systems of Kaspersky Lab, an internet security company. Here a Kaspersky employee walks behind a glass wall at the company’s headquarters in Moscow.
Tech Tip: How to Get Cortana to Keep Track of Your Favorite Teams
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:11 GMT
Microsoft’s virtual assistant can round up all the news for your favorite sports teams, as long as you tell the software the ones you root for.
Corner Office: Bryan Roberts of Venrock on Seeing Problems as Opportunities
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:08:16 GMT
Bryan Roberts, a partner at Venrock.