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05/23/2019

Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible....
03:17, 05/23/2019

Remote Indian reservation near the Grand Canyon gets broadband boost Rural Americans are often overlooked in terms of technological innovations. They will be among the last to receive faster 5G cell phone coverage, even though it is now available in major cities. In some rural areas, acquiring an HD television signal ...
23:17, 05/22/2019

AI Voice Assistants Reinforce Gender Biases, U.N. Report Says Artificial intelligence voice assistants with female voices reinforce existing gender biases, according to a new United Nations’ report. The new report from UNESCO, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” looks at the impact of havin...
21:51, 05/22/2019

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan  A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains....
18:34, 05/22/2019

From Bubble Memory to Hot Spots and a Fly Rod David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent, recounts his gear from the computers in use when he joined The Times in 1982 to his overloaded backpack now....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For Claudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage — and what the limits are....
18:00, 05/22/2019

The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Trolls using Instagram to 'try to show Trump as a Russian puppet,' influence 2020 US presidential election, study says As the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign draws nearer, an independent study has uncovered a coordinated troll campaign using Instagram in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump....
22:00, 05/21/2019

Google AI detected lung cancer better than radiologists, study shows Google unveiled an artificial intelligence system that demonstrated an amazing ability to detect lung cancer in early testing and even outperformed radiologists. ...
22:00, 05/21/2019

'Over The Rainbow' composer sues Apple, Google and Amazon for piracy The estate of Harold Arlen, who wrote classic songs like "Over the Rainbow" and "I've Got the World On a String," is taking several Silicon Valley giants to court. ...
22:00, 05/21/2019

Navy plans to shoot nuclear missile from new Columbia-class sub Almost nobody knows where they are at any given time, yet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines quietly patrol dark domains of the undersea realm in strategically vital waters around the globe, bringing the prospect of unprecedented destruction ...
22:00, 05/21/2019

Google's Eric Schmidt: Breaking up Big Tech would be 'illegal' and harmful to consumers The former chairman and chief executive of Google said that calls for breaking up the tech giant have "no basis in law" and would harm consumers by pushing up prices and decreasing transparency. ...
21:51, 05/20/2019

Your phone is spying? The truth behind the strange phenomenon Almost everyone has an eerie a tale to tell. Perhaps you’ve been talking to a friend about an island vacation, when suddenly deals for the Maldives or Hawaii pop up on your Facebook feed. Creepy or coincidence? Was your smartphone eavesdropping on yo...
21:51, 05/20/2019

Cybersecurity experts warn Baltimore to stop 'playing' with ransomware attacks Cybersecurity experts say Baltimore is playing with fire as a deadline to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to hackers holding several of the city's servers hostage has come and gone. ...
21:51, 05/20/2019

Air Force preps light attack plane for combat missions in great power war Despite the Air Force’s stated intention and the widespread assumption that a low-cost off-the-shelf Light Attack airplane would primarily perform counterinsurgency missions, it seems entirely conceivable that the plane could have limited uses for ma...
18:00, 05/20/2019

Google exec's all-staff email on internal data seen as warning to whistleblowers, organizers Amidst a wave of employee organizing, Google's top legal executive sent an all-staff email telling employees that accessing certain "need to know" documents without permission could get them fired....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Apple's Tim Cook takes swipe at Facebook, says his generation 'failed' on climate change in commencement speech Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduating students at Tulane University that it was their job to remake the world and leave it better for humanity -- while also throwing some shade at Facebook. ...
18:00, 05/20/2019

Huawei Phones Will Lose Some Google Services After U.S. Ban (BEIJING) — Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support. The announcement highlighted the growing d...
17:34, 05/20/2019

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg pushes back on calls for breakup of tech giant Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said recent calls for the tech giant to be broken up won't address the issues that have prompted a backlash against Big Tech. ...
23:34, 05/19/2019

Don't miss: Apollo 11 recalled, mapping galaxies and a space thriller Catch a podcast about the first moon landing, read about the Milky Way’s crowded backyard, and play the part of an AI in a game set on a malfunctioning space station...
15:51, 05/18/2019

Dreams: The PS4 game that lets you design and share your own reality Dreams, a groundbreaking new Playstation 4 game, lets everyone build their own exciting worlds by playing at being a developer - only without all that coding...
15:00, 05/18/2019

New Hermeus supersonic aircraft would make NY-London trip in 90 minutes Aerospace company Hermeus unveiled plans to develop an aircraft that could travel at speeds of up to Mach 5 -- cutting travel time from New York to London from 7 hours to 90 minutes. ...
03:51, 05/18/2019

Amazon hit with backlash in India for selling shoes and rugs with images of Hindu gods Amazon was hit with a social media backlash in India after a range of items bearing images of Hindu gods, including rugs and toilet seat covers, were being sold on its website....
03:51, 05/18/2019

Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service As anticipation grows for 5G technology to be rolled out in big cities, nearly 15 million people in rural pockets across the country are still waiting for reliable high-speed internet....
03:51, 05/18/2019

Our pick of Venice Biennale 2019's most scientific artworks Venice’s Biennale is colourful, brash, and full of experiments. But in the end, it’s about the trickiness of learning to live with our digital creations...
21:17, 05/17/2019

Britain Has More Surveillance Cameras Per Person Than Any Country Except China. That’s a Massive Risk to Our Free Society How would you feel being watched, tracked and identified by facial recognition cameras everywhere you go? Facial recognition cameras are now creeping onto the streets of Britain and the U.S., yet most people aren’t even aware. As we walk around...
19:17, 05/17/2019

Stealthy USS Zumwalt Destroyer to fire new missiles, laser weapons The U.S. Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its-kind destroyer will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea and use upgraded interceptor missiles to track and knock-out approaching enemy fire -- all as part of...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Stealthy USS Zumwalk Destroyer to fire new missiles, laser weapons The U.S. Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its-kind destroyer will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea and use upgraded interceptor missiles to track and knock-out approaching enemy fire -- all as part of...
15:17, 05/16/2019

China wants to make the fastest planes ever with a new material Researchers in China may have created an ultra heat-resistant material for making hypersonic planes — aircraft that fly at over five times the speed of sound...
14:17, 05/16/2019

How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated Uber’s offering was supposed to be a crowning moment for the ride-hailing company. But it suffered setback after setback and ultimately resulted in pointed questions for all involved....
06:00, 05/16/2019

White House Launches Survey Looking for Tech Industry Anti-Conservative Bias SAN FRANCISCO — On the heels of President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political p...
05:17, 05/16/2019

Trump rolls out tool to submit suspicions of 'political bias' on social media President Trump's administration rolled out a new tool on Wednesday, calling on the public to help identify social media accounts that may be subjected to unfair censorship because of "political bias." ...
04:17, 05/16/2019

White House Abstains From Global ‘Christchurch Call’ Pledge to Stop Spread of Online Hate (PARIS) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedo...
02:51, 05/16/2019

President Trump Issues Executive Order Seemingly Aimed at China and Huawei (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems. The orde...
02:51, 05/16/2019

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content....
23:00, 05/15/2019

Facebook imposes new restrictions on livestreaming to prevent abuse following Christchurch attacks Two months after the deadly white nationalist terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Facebook has announced new restrictions on who can livestream video on the social network. ...
18:17, 05/15/2019

Air Force gives stealthy F-22 Raptors new air-to-air attack weapons The U.S. Air Force is now integrating new weapons onto 143 F-22s to massively expand their target envelope, air-to-air attack range and lock-on-launch precision -- to preserve the widely held belief that the stealth fighter is the most advanced and d...
15:34, 05/15/2019

Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content....
06:17, 05/15/2019

San Francisco becomes 1st major US city to outlaw police use of facial recognition technology San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as the liberal city’s supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police a...
04:51, 05/15/2019

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday....
18:00, 05/14/2019

Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking religious ads Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles, and religious symbols and statements....
18:00, 05/14/2019

Israeli Firm Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on Activists Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others....
06:17, 05/14/2019

India investigates Google for suspected Android abuse India’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google used its Android platform to block rivals, New Delhi’s latest move to try to tamp down American tech behemoths....
20:17, 05/13/2019

ISIS still uses Instagram to promote jihad and provoke terror attacks, study says ISIS extremists still use Instagram “to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West,” according to an investigation by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. However, Instagram maintains terrorists aren’t welcomed on the platform ...
20:17, 05/13/2019

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm, study says Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time -- with only 11.3 percent coming from outlets that are considered conservative, according to a study by Northwestern Unive...
17:51, 05/13/2019

New Amazon machines can pack 600 orders per hour, could replace thousands of jobs Amazon is using new machines that would automate a job held by thousands of workers -- boxing up orders inside the company's cavernous warehouses worldwide. ...
17:51, 05/13/2019

Amazon Offers to Pay Employees $10,000 to Quit Their Jobs and Deliver Packages Instead NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seek...
15:51, 05/13/2019

Navy works on 'breakthrough' new attack submarine for 2030s The Navy has begun work on a new generation of attack submarines with never-before-seen weapons, quieting technology, undersea attack drones, sonar and communications networking… to emerge at some point over the next 10 years or more....
15:17, 05/13/2019

10 mistakes people make online Ever click something in an email or on the web and right afterward thought, “Boy, that was dumb.” You’re not alone. Every week on my national radio show, I take calls from people just like you who know better but make common tech faux pas....
16:17, 05/11/2019

Farrakhan rails against ‘Satanic Jews’ in wake of 'Facebook jail' Louis Farrakhan spoke at a Catholic church Thursday night in the wake of his Facebook ban and denied that he hates Jewish people while ranting about “Satanic Jews.”...
17:34, 05/10/2019

US Senators call for FTC probe of Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition Several US senators are asking Amazon for more information about its Echo Dot Kids Edition, which advocacy groups claim violates kids' digital privacy....
17:34, 05/10/2019

What it's like to fire the 30mm cannon that arms the Stryker armored vehicle It looked like streaming balls of fire lighting up the air, accompanied by a very loud noise, smoke and the sight of a large fiery explosion on the other side of a desert canyon....
17:34, 05/10/2019

Sex Toy Award Is Restored by Trade Show After an Outcry Over Sexism CES, the country’s largest consumer electronics convention, had rescinded an award for innovation for a sex toy for women, provoking accusations of sexism....
16:17, 05/10/2019

Instagram is attempting to crack down on misinformation about vaccines Instagram is trying to prevent misinformation about vaccinations spreading on the app by blocking hashtags that include "verifiably false" information...
14:17, 05/10/2019

Steve Jobs' legacy lives on: Rare Apple-1 computer could fetch $650G at auction A rare working Apple 1, the computer that began the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple, is set to go up for auction later this month and experts believe it could sell for nearly $650,000....
22:17, 05/09/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says company should be broken up Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg create the company that eventually becameFacebook Inc., is calling for the social-media giant to be broken up....
20:51, 05/09/2019

Army fast-tracks enemy drone-destroying weapon The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is fast-tracking new technology to war that can track, jam and destroy attacking enemy drones as a way to respond to an explosive amount of new combat threats,...
18:34, 05/09/2019

Voice assistants seem to be worse at understanding commands from women More women report being misunderstood by voice assistants than men, adding to growing evidence that speech recognition is better with some groups over others...
17:51, 05/09/2019

Baltimore hit by ransomware attack, forcing officials to shut down city's servers Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young said Wednesday that IT teams were working to recover from a devastating cyberattack the day before that had forced officials to shut down most of the city's Internet servers. ...
22:17, 05/08/2019

Google’s Biggest Event of the Year Just Started. Here Are the 4 Biggest Announcements So Far Google on Tuesday kicked off the first day of its 2019 I/O developer conference with a keynote highlighting the company’s latest projects and products, as well as its accessibility initiatives powered by machine learning. Those more ambitious ...
23:34, 05/07/2019

What the Strike Ahead of Uber’s IPO Exposes About American Inequality The instant Uber shares start trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, lots of people and groups are going to make millions—and in some cases billions—of dollars. They include Travis Kalanick, the company’s co-founder and ex-C...
21:34, 05/07/2019

Review: The Oculus Quest Is Virtual Reality’s Best Bet Yet Satisfying virtual reality experiences are unlike anything you’ll experience on your living room TV. Unfortunately, satisfying VR experiences are, for the most part, dependent on additional hardware. That makes it nearly impossible to just grab...
18:00, 05/07/2019

5 crazy AI-powered gadgets that think for you In case you haven’t been paying attention, gadgets with artificial intelligence are getting even smarter. Feel free to panic about “Terminator”-style robots taking over the world, but for now, these gadgets save us time by thinking for us. Some are s...
17:17, 05/07/2019

Coast Guard arms entire cutter fleet with ship-launched drones The Coast Guard’s vigorous push to equip its entire Cutter fleet with deck-mounted surveillance drones offers an interesting window into the service's expanding mission scope - to include an increased focus upon great power threats and potential mili...
15:34, 05/07/2019

Silicon Valley Is Coming for Your House Offering “instant buying,” companies like Zillow and Opendoor are bringing liquidity to the housing market. Critics fear they could also be bringing risk....
12:17, 05/07/2019

What Is TikTok? China’s Popular Video-Sharing App Is Gaining Global Appeal Late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon has a new favorite app. Late last year, he challenged The Tonight Show viewers to submit videos of themselves rolling around on the ground like human tumbleweeds on the app TikTok. It got such a good response that he ...
06:51, 05/07/2019

How games like Assassin's Creed give us a feel for history One of the great extras of playing games like Assassin's Creed is their sense of historical time and place, even letting us play at translating ancient hieroglyphics...
04:00, 05/07/2019

Want to build robots and invent stuff? Here's where to start Ever wanted to design and build machines instead of buying them? Start here, with Hannah Joshua’s 10-part series that aims to give you all the skills to make a robot and much more...
04:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft tips new Edge browser features, election security tech SEATTLE—Much of the news coming out of this year's Microsoft Build developer conference has already been announced, including Windows 10 updates, the next HoloLens 2, and specific new capabilities for Azure, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, cl...
23:17, 05/06/2019

Pentagon pursues commercial cloud for mobile devices If a US Army infantry unit, engaged in massive mechanized warfare, were suddenly ambushed by a large number of enemy fighters attacking from multiple angles -- location information or intelligence about air support would hinge almost entirely upon ti...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Jeff Bezos has date night with Lauren Sanchez: report Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were spotted for the first time publically since reports broke earlier this year of their romance....
08:51, 05/06/2019

F.T.C. Wants to Punish Facebook, but the Divided Agency May Go Only So Far The chairman appears to have the votes to approve a settlement with a big fine. One of the biggest issues has been whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg liable for future violations....
18:00, 05/04/2019

SpaceX Launches Supplies to the International Space Station After Unusual Power Delays (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays. A Falcon rocket raced into the pre-dawn darkness, carrying a Dragon capsule with 5,500 pounds (...
16:34, 05/04/2019

5 sites for streaming TV for free Streaming video is still a relatively young technology, but most of us can no longer imagine sticking a disc into a DVD player. Yes, some of us still enjoy our Redbox rentals, and Blu-ray still offers some of the best imaging available....
14:00, 05/04/2019

Compagno: Facebook bans are a 'farce,' attempts to virtue signal Emily Compagno, co-host of "The Five," suggested on Friday that Facebook banned a host of controversial figures — author Milo Yiannopoulos, Infowars founder Alex Jones, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — because the platform wanted to distr...
01:00, 05/04/2019

Millions of Chinese-made devices, including baby monitors, vulnerable to hacking: study Two million home security cameras, webcams, electronic doorbells and baby monitors are vulnerable to spying and hacking, according to Paul Marrapese, an independent security expert from California who found security flaws in 140,000 devices in the Un...
22:51, 05/03/2019

San Francisco bracing for IPO tech boom that could make housing prices more expensive The city by the bay is bracing for a brand new tech boom triggered by a rebound of initial public offerings, partly driven by the rising stock market and rebound in the U.S. economy....
22:51, 05/03/2019

Microsoft teams up with the VA to help wounded warriors 22 VA rehabilitation centers around the country will receive Xbox adaptive controllers specially designed for gamers with mental or physical disabilities....
22:51, 05/03/2019

Australian Taxi Drivers Sue Uber Over Wages They Say Its Arrival Cost Them In their lawsuit, the drivers accuse the ride-hailing giant of operating illegally in the country and of destroying their livelihoods. Uber denied the allegations....
21:34, 05/03/2019

With Uber’s I.P.O., Dara Khosrowshahi Is Taking Travis Kalanick’s Company Public The C.E.O. wants to prove that the start-up has evolved past a raucous, and profligate, tech-bro culture. But Uber’s past is simply not that far gone....
21:34, 05/03/2019

Chernobyl disaster: how the Soviet Union's cover story was blown In casting through the British newspapers from the days immediately following the Chernobyl disaster, the world's most disastrous nuclear accident, disarray was clear, but not all of it was in the Soviet Union...
19:34, 05/03/2019

HBO's Chernobyl drama highlights the human cost of nuclear catastrophe An intense new HBO miniseries about the world's worst nuclear accident turns the Chernobyl Soviet scientists into unlikely heroes in its portrayal of a world superpower approaching meltdown...
19:34, 05/03/2019

Zuckerberg spent $59M buying 'secret' property in Lake Tahoe A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent $59 million buying two properties in Lake Tahoe, continuing to expand his vast real estate portfolio around the country....
17:17, 05/03/2019

A-10 pilot describes how iconic plane survives attacks Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by...
17:17, 05/03/2019

What the Murder of Christina Grimmie by a Fan Tells Us About YouTube Influencer Culture Christina Grimmie was a fan of talented Disney starlets like Hannah Montana who parlayed careers in children’s television into pop music. Aged 15 in 2009, Grimmie uploaded one of her first tracks to YouTube — a cover of Party in the USA b...
13:51, 05/03/2019

You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do Scientists find that whiskey’s smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring....
13:00, 05/03/2019

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being 'dangerous' Facebook has permanently banned several far-right or hate figures and organizations including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos, for being "dangerous" -- a signal that the social net...
02:17, 05/03/2019

Facebook Bans Far-Right Figures Including Alex Jones for Violating Hate Speech Policies (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting viol...
22:17, 05/02/2019

Elite drone and attack helicopter task force still hunts Taliban in Afghanistan Attack drones, fixed-wing surveillance aircraft and Apache helicopters continue to patrol the Afghanistan skies to find and destroy enemy targets and weapons in the austere, mountainous terrain of a war-weary country still immersed in more than 15-ye...
20:34, 05/02/2019

Facebook could get new privacy oversight and record-breaking fine in FTC deal Facebook is looking at the possibility of new privacy oversight and a massive fine as part of a deal with the Federal Trade Commission, according to several recent reports. ...
20:34, 05/02/2019

Why the UK’s grand plan to stop gadgets turning against us is flawed Internet-connected gizmos from kettles to TVs are an underestimated security risk. But the UK government’s response ignores the biggest risk – ourselves, says Chris Stokel-Walker...
17:17, 05/02/2019

How hacked rental e-scooters could be the future of street crime This changes everything | As we travel in autonomous cars or on electronic scooters, a trick involving a bit of malicious code may put our computer networks at risk...
07:51, 05/02/2019

Google workers share retaliation stories at sit-in protest Google employees worldwide are staging a sit-in to protest retaliation at the tech giant on the six-month anniversary of the #GoogleWalkout that saw 20,000 workers leave their offices to demonstrate against sexual harassment and pay inequity....
20:51, 05/01/2019

Your Facebook App Looks Very Different Today. Here’s How to Use the New Design As Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference kicked off Tuesday, executives outlined a litany of changes coming to the company, new features on the way to its social network, and how it’s working to address privacy and security. But Faceb...
18:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook tries a new look as Zuckerberg proclaims a new era Facebook Inc. rolled out a substantial redesign of its website and mobile app, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seeks to address criticism of the social-media giant’s influence by nudging users toward different types of engagement and more private ...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Inside the Stryker Turret: New targeting tech destroys drone swarms When a Stryker gunner released the so-called “dead man’s” switch on the vehicle’s 30mm cannon, a slow-moving ground drone target exploded into a cloud of smoke and fire, marking a demonstration of a new counter-drone sensor-shooter technology now in ...
16:51, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Lifts Ban on Social Media The social media ban in the wake of the Easter attacks reflected global concern about the role the networks play in spreading hate speech and inciting communal violence....
10:51, 04/30/2019

Tesla Looks to Regain Its Luster in Solar Energy by Slashing Prices The company said it would slash the cost of solar energy by up to 38 percent by standardizing systems and asking customers to take on more responsibilities....
09:17, 04/30/2019

Emiliano Sala morgue photo: Police arrest two people after sick image surfaces on Twitter U.K. police have arrested two people after a mortuary photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala was posted on Twitter after his death in a plane crash....
01:17, 04/30/2019

Sick morgue photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala surfaces on Twitter, sparks outrage A sick photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala taken after his death in a plane crash surfaced on Twitter, sparking outrage and a U.K. police investigation....
22:34, 04/29/2019

Air Force calls for new 'Vanguard' weapons program with hypersonics, lasers and networked missiles Aggressive pursuit of hypersonics, lasers, networked cruise missiles, artificial intelligence, smart bombs and cyberwar inform the conceptual and technical basis for the Air Force’s new “Vanguard” programs, new Air Force strategic efforts to synthesi...
15:51, 04/29/2019

Apple Says It Pulled Parental Control Apps Over Privacy Concerns Apple Inc. said it removed several parental control apps from its store because of security and privacy concerns, issuing a rare public response to a media report that the iPhone maker was eliminating competition with its own tools. The New York Tim...
05:34, 04/29/2019

How to Make Your Phone Limit Your Screen Time for You The latest iPhone and the newest version of Google’s Android come with tools to limit how much time you stare at your screen. Here’s how to make them useful instead of nags you’ll eventually turn off....
23:34, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: From Bubble Memory to Hot Spots and a Fly Rod David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent, recounts his gear from the computers in use when he joined The Times in 1982 to his overloaded backpack now....
23:34, 04/28/2019

How to Tap Less on Your Phone (but Get More Done) Most of us spend hours each day tapping the glass of our smartphones. But what if you could do just as much — maybe more — and give your fingers a break?...
23:34, 04/28/2019

How to Mount a TV Without Making a Mess Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount your TV on the wall yourself. Here’s how to do it and keep your wall — and your peace of mind — in one piece....
23:34, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For Claudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage — and what the limits are....
23:34, 04/28/2019

Three Movie Subscription Services, and When They’re Worth It MoviePass made waves when it launched, but it’s not the only movie subscription designed to lure you to the theater. Here are a few popular ones, who they’re for and whether you’ll save money with one....
23:34, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes....
23:34, 04/28/2019

How to Return a Lost Phone You stumble across a lost phone, maybe in a bathroom or in the back of a cab. You feel bad for whoever lost it — that could be you someday! — but don’t know how to reunite it with its owner. Here’s how....
23:34, 04/28/2019

Twitter CEO personally calls Omar to explain policy after Trump tweet: report Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly called Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday, the same day he met with President Trump at the White House, to explain to her why Twitter didn’t take down a tweet from Trump that she said caused death threats...
22:17, 04/28/2019

CIA joins Instagram with a staged photo of Haspel’s desk One of the government’s most secretive agencies came out of the cold Thursday morning by joining Instagram. The Central Intelligence Agency posted a photo of a cluttered desk at the spy agency, with the text, “I spy with my little eye…”...
22:17, 04/28/2019

Facebook slammed for not taking action against ICE for alleged phony videos The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on Facebook to escalate action against fake accounts set up by law enforcement to nap immigration violators....
22:17, 04/28/2019

7 tools for fixing Windows problems Months go by, and Windows works. Then, out of nowhere, your computer slows down. Files don’t open right away. Programs freeze or shut down. Your system probably needs some TLC, but what should you do?...
22:17, 04/28/2019

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don't worry. From Google's inexpensive Cardboard VR viewer to Sony's new PlayStation VR, this guide will help you figure out what makes sense f...
21:51, 04/28/2019

Going to space is a real pain in the back A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a new ...
21:51, 04/28/2019

Teen girls prepare for space launch Teenage girls have designed Africa's first private satellite due to launch into space in 2017. It's hoped it can monitor and find answers to South Africa's drought crisis....
21:51, 04/28/2019

Samsung Postpones Rollout of Galaxy Fold The company, the world’s largest handset maker, said it would postpone the release of the foldable smartphone after reports that the device was malfunctioning....
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Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout Two Google workers who called for an employee protest over the company’s treatment of sexual harassment said they were demoted or told their role would change....
19:17, 04/28/2019

After the Bust, Are Bitcoins More Like Tulip Mania or the Internet? To understand where cryptocurrencies are going, it helps to look beneath the price gyrations to see how people are actually using the technology. The data provides reason for both hope and concern....
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Julia Angwin Is Out as Editor of New Tech Watchdog Site The Markup Ms. Angwin was one of three founders of The Markup, which is dedicated to investigating technology and its effects on society. Five journalists resigned....
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New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said the “call to action” would include “specific expectations on governments and internet companies,” but not new regulations....
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Nils Nilsson, 86, Dies; Scientist Helped Robots Find Their Way He was part of a Stanford team whose work in artificial intelligence has found its way into smartphones, Siri and other hallmarks of the algorithmic age....
19:17, 04/28/2019

AI can diagnose childhood illnesses better than some doctors Artificial intelligence has now been used to sort through medical history, lab tests, and symptoms and find a diagnosis for common and life-threatening paediatric diseases...
19:00, 04/28/2019

AI autotune makes your terrible karaoke singing more tolerable Autotune can often sound robotic because it shifts off notes into perfect pitch, a new version listens to the notes you've already sung and uses them to help fill in the gaps...
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Don't miss: A chance to grapple with time travel, the joy of maths Play the new version of video game Steins:Gate, admire artistic visions of what’s to come, dip into a new popular mathematics book, plus more of this week’s cultural picks...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Google says it can't fix a security flaw affecting all computer chips A critical security flaw called Spectre affecting nearly every computer is here to stay. According to Google there isn’t any software that can fix it...
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YouTube science videos: The channels you should subscribe to Meet the science YouTubers Simon Clark, Inés Dawson, Simone Giertz and more who make videos spanning rubbish robots, Star Wars planets and hijacking a Bieber hit...
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Don't miss: Corporate sabotage, Alien restored and our bionic future Will you serve or sabotage the firm in video game Tech Support: Error Unknown? Also, watch Ridley Scott's Alien as it turns 40 or visit an enhanced exhibition...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Your genetic data can be exploited without you ever knowing about it Your genome literally identifies you, but researchers and genetic firms keep saying that DNA data is anonymous. It's a privacy scandal waiting to happen...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Earthquake-resistant paint could help brick buildings survive tremors Brick buildings could be made more earthquake resilient with a glass fibre paint. It improves their overall strength and helps them flex during shakes....
19:00, 04/28/2019

An AI has created music based on Bach – but will an audience notice? An experiment at London's Barbican will pit an AI composer trained on the works of Bach against the original pieces in a concert called The Eternal Golden Braid...
19:00, 04/28/2019

China plans world's first deep sea base, complete with robot subs Plans for a permanent lab far beneath the waves, crewed by autonomous underwater rovers, are gathering pace in China – here's what the facility might be like...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Audi, Volvo and Aston Martin are all expected to reveal electric cars Over half a million people will descend on the Geneva Motor Show this week to glimpse their future car, which increasingly looks likely to be electric...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Your 5G guide: Will we all benefit from super-quick mobile internet? We're told that switching phone networks to the fifth-generation of wireless tech will give us blistering speeds, but it's not clear anyone actually needs an upgrade...
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From the archives: 30 years ago, a nascent 'Internet' was under attack A software worm invaded a supernetwork of computers and sparked a scare. Our report at the time heralded the rise of hacking and the importance of cybersecurity...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Home DNA-testing firm will let users block FBI access to their data A big home DNA-testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, is to allow customers to block law-enforcement agencies from accessing their data, after a recent backlash...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Handheld device could detect CRISPR bioweapons before they spread Bits of DNA known as gene drives that force themselves through a population could be use maliciously, but thankfully there is a way to detect them before they spread...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Russian military is building a flying vehicle with rotating paddles Defence researchers in Russia are building a cyclocopter, which is a flying vehicle that looks more like a paddle steamer than a conventional aircraft...
19:00, 04/28/2019

World-class Go-playing AI has learned to do really hard colouring-in An AI based on DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero AI has learned to solve graph colouring problems, which could ave many applications including allocating aeroplanes to flight routes...
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IBM made a quantum algorithm that could make AI more powerful Artificial intelligence can automatically sort out data, but it struggles for some particularly complex data sets – a quantum algorithm could do better...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Our wooden future: making cars, skyscrapers and even lasers from wood Wood can now be processed into a super-material with extraordinary properties – and a wood-based, climate-saving economy is just what the planet needs...
19:00, 04/28/2019

The mighty T. rex comes to terrifying life, complete with feathers Life-sized models and scary VR at the American Museum of Natural History breathe life into fearsome predator, Tyrannosaurus rex, in an anniversary show for all ages...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Google announces video game streaming service to let you play anywhere Google announces a streaming service that will allow people to play video games in 4K in their browser – provided they have a good internet connection...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Elizabeth Holmes: The hypnotic tale of the rise and fall of Theranos Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes built a $10 billion company on the promise of a miracle blood test. But it didn’t work. A new film, The Inventor, follows the fallout...
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How surveillance capitalism is changing human nature forever Firms that turn behaviour into saleable data are reshaping society – and us, says Shoshana Zuboff as she discusses her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism...
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The compelling tale of how climate change denial came to grip the US The Drilled podcast reveals how money and politics in the US beat science to create climate change denial – and how the nation could rewrite its future...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Exclusive: Thousands of security flaws found on UK government websites The Wannacry attack locked down NHS computers in 2017. Now an investigation has uncovered thousands of unpatched vulnerabilities on UK government websites...
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Article 13: A guide to the new EU copyright rules and the ban on memes What is Article 13? How does it affect the way you use the internet? Should you be worried? Your questions answered about the EU's new copyright rules...
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Antony Gormley’s virtual reality adventure lets you ski on the moon Best known for his figures celebrating the human form, Antony Gormley’s latest endeavour is an epic virtual reality project letting you fly through space...
19:00, 04/28/2019

AI achieves its best ever mark on a set of English exam questions The English language is difficult for machines to master, but one artificial intelligence is now top of its class after passing reading exams with the best mark for AI yet...
19:00, 04/28/2019

By all means back healthcare tech, but only once it is shown to work It makes sense to champion high-tech innovations, but UK health minister Matt Hancock would do well to wait until they have been shown to work effectively...
19:00, 04/28/2019

UK plan to stop under-18s seeing pornography online is delayed again The UK government’s plan to block underaged users from accessing online pornography was meant to come into force in April. It has now been delayed again...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Stunningly realistic video game visuals made by simulating light rays Real-time ray tracing is creating impressively realistic video game graphics. It uses powerful chips to calculate how millions of light rays reflect in a scene...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Doctors in China are using 5G internet to do surgery from far away 5G is helping doctors in China conduct surgery from hundreds of kilometres away, such as directing cardiac operation and performing brain stimulation...
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ULEZ: London is cleaning up its dirty air but what about other cities? London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, introduced this week, is targeting drivers of diesel cars in an effort to protect people's health. If it succeeds, the rest of the UK could do the same...
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UK wants to curb fake news and cyberbullying with new internet laws The UK government plans to make social media firms legally take responsibility for their users and safety, as well as the content that appears on their services...
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AI could monitor farms from space to look for illegal pollution AI can find farms from space. The technique is being used to monitor some farms in Europe and may eventually be able to flag those that break the law...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Why Ian McEwan doesn’t see his latest novel as being science fiction What would the 1980s have been like if Alan Turing had lived? Ian McEwan talks about his exploration of a speculative past for AI in his novel Machines Like Me...
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Don't miss: Kubrick's genius, Haida mythology and the power of emotion Explore the life and work of director Stanley Kubrick, watch ancient folklore in an endangered language, and discover how emotion shapes the human brain...
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Machine mind hack: The new threat that could scupper the AI revolution Even tiny tweaks to data can confuse AI algorithms, potentially arming cyber attackers with a way to undermine everything from image recognition to driverless cars...
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The truth about the QWERTY keyboard Why are we stuck with the QWERTY keyboard? The history of the most commonly used keyboard layout is a sometimes murky story of commercial opportunism, critics with ulterior motives and the stubborn persistence of an idea that's seen off hundreds of s...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Tomorrow Inc: how Stanley Kubrick designed the future Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition comes to London's Design Museum, and in its wake a renewed fascination for the futuristic design culture of the 1960s and 1970s. ...
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The psychological dark side of sharing your daily life on YouTube To be a successful YouTuber, you need to let viewers into your life. But this creates fake intimacies that can lead to tragic consequences for stars and fans alike...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Samsung’s Ambitious Galaxy Fold Smartphone Is Already Breaking, Reviewers Say The hotly anticipated and futuristic Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to hit shelves before April’s end. But a handful of journalists reviewing the foldable smartphone have highlighted some potentially major hardware issues after only days of use. Th...
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Facebook Quietly Admitted Millions More Instagram Users’ Passwords Were at Risk (SAN FRANCISCO) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in ...
18:51, 04/28/2019

AI Expert Kai-Fu Lee Says We Need to ‘Embrace’ the Game-Changing Technology AI expert and Sinovation Ventures CEO Dr. Kai-Fu Lee took the stage at the TIME 100 Summit in New York on Tuesday to discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, arguing that it will do as much for society’s well-being as electricity. ...
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‘Technology Needs to Be Regulated.’ Apple CEO Tim Cook Says No Oversight Has Led To Great Damage To Society Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for more government regulation on the technology industry in order to protect privacy in an interview at the TIME 100 Summit in New York. “We all have to be intellectually honest, and we have to admit that what we&...
18:51, 04/28/2019

President Trump Met With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Criticizing the Social Media Platform (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory”...
18:51, 04/28/2019

Facebook Is Preparing for a Multi-Billion Dollar Fine From the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earn...
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Review: Days Gone Saves the Best for Last, But It’s Too Little, Too Late I needed some explosive chemicals from the old sawmill on the edge of town, but hundreds of freakers were gathered there, feasting on a mass grave. So I set explosive traps around the building’s edges, planned a course through its twists and tu...
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