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05/25/2019

Apple Is Selling Your iTunes Listening Data Despite Its Privacy Claims, a Lawsuit Alleges (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people’s iTun...
18:56, 05/25/2019

Don’t miss: Godzilla’s return, universal numbers and escaping ships Watch Godzilla take on ancient superspecies, read how great mathematicians like Newton made numbers universal and play at escaping from a sinking res...
18:14, 05/25/2019

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being 'utopian socialists' CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group ...
16:00, 05/25/2019

The real cost of cutting the cord: What streaming companies don't want you to know Most of us have a love-hate relationship with cable. We like television. We love a handful of stations. But we don't need hundreds of useless channel...
15:28, 05/25/2019

How the Gulf War combat debut of 'stealth and GPS' transformed war When GPS-enabled sensors pinpointed enemy targets, surveillance aircraft monitored enemy troop movements and stealth bombers eluded radar tracking fr...
02:14, 05/25/2019

Now The War of the Worlds has spread to inner space Carl Guyenette has turned musician Jeff Wayne's 70’s concept album into two hours of immersive terror – by putting all the tech at the service of the...
20:42, 05/24/2019

Rage, tech and Miley Cyrus: What the new Black Mirror will bring The trailer for the new season of Netflix's Black Mirror suggests the show will continue to capture our collective disquiet about technology – this t...
20:42, 05/24/2019

In Google's hometown, some residents are living on the streets in RVs There’s a housing crisis in one of the most affluent areas in the country. To make it even more shocking, it's at the doorstep of one of the world's ...
19:28, 05/24/2019

Google Pixel 3a review: The best (non iPhone) $400 you'll ever spend After having spent a week reviewing Google's Pixel 3a, I've got to say it impressed me. A lot. And at $400, it might just be the best Android phone o...
19:28, 05/24/2019

Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook security efforts will suffer if company is broken up (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg is countering calls to break up Facebook, saying that doing so would only diminish his company's...
19:28, 05/24/2019

Navy F-35C may carry more weapons now that it's 'ready for war' As the F-35C becomes officially deemed “operational” and “ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand ...
17:42, 05/23/2019

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy t...
17:42, 05/23/2019

Facebook backs away from the hard sell on political ads Facebook Inc. said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as the tech giant overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead...
17:42, 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, eve...
03:56, 05/23/2019

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 digit...
00:28, 05/23/2019

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 ne...
22:14, 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 ba...
19:42, 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...
19:42, 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....
19:42, 05/22/2019

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 digit...
16:00, 05/22/2019

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 real...
02:00, 05/22/2019

Facebook Restricts Live Streaming After New Zealand Shooting 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 viole...
23:28, 05/21/2019

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 t...
23:28, 05/21/2019

New Coke Was a Debacle. It’s Coming Back. Blame Netflix. The creators of “Stranger Things” wrote the failed beverage into the coming season as part of a big marketing push. With memories of a 1985 backlash ...
23:28, 05/21/2019

YouTube cracks down on videos that promote drinking bleach as ‘miracle cure’ YouTube has cracked down videos posted by crackpots and fringe figures who promote a host of “miracle cures,” including a holy elixir bleach peddled ...
19:14, 05/21/2019

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 a...
19:14, 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 r...
19:14, 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 gi...
19:14, 05/21/2019

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it i...
12:28, 05/21/2019

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...
22:28, 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" do...
21:14, 05/20/2019

Apple's Tim Cook takes apparent 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 ...
21:14, 05/20/2019

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 p...
21:14, 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 o...
21:14, 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 co...
15:14, 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 ...
01:00, 05/20/2019

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 malfunctioni...
18:42, 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 tha...
13:00, 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 waitin...
23:56, 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...
20:28, 05/17/2019

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...
17:14, 05/17/2019

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 L...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery The $575 million investment strengthens one of the biggest overseas rivals to Uber’s food-delivery division, which the ride-hailing company considers...
15:14, 05/17/2019

For the Trans Community, Snapchat’s ‘Gender-Swapping’ Filter Is Complicated It’s a simple idea––a new filter on Snapchat lets users alter images of themselves to look like a different gender. The Snapchat le...
02:42, 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 ...
16:14, 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 subject...
05:56, 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 p...
03:28, 05/16/2019

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 o...
17:56, 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-launc...
16:42, 05/15/2019

Review: Rage 2 Is a Violent, Infantile, Beautiful Trek Across a Post-Apocalyptic Hellscape As I slide into a smoking crater, I spot a dozen mutants lingering around the meteorite I need to mine for the precious resources inside. The monster...
16:14, 05/15/2019

Tech We’re Using: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’ Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to co...
15:42, 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 t...
07:28, 05/15/2019

Terms and Conditions: TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions Search PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. TIME’s 2019 Best Inv...
22:14, 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 symbol...
22:00, 05/14/2019

You Should Update WhatsApp Right Away. Here’s How to Do it Quickly and Easily A security vulnerability in Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp can reportedly allow hackers to gain access to your smartphone’s sensors &mda...
19:14, 05/14/2019

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 hija...
16:00, 05/14/2019

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 per...
00:14, 05/14/2019

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 wor...
00:14, 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 ...
00:14, 05/14/2019

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 ne...
00:14, 05/14/2019

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 a...
16:00, 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 he...
14:14, 05/13/2019

An Underrated Mother’s Day Gift: Teaching Your Mom or Grandma to Text I know well that the top requirement for being a good grandson, as any good Jewish boy will tell you, is to call early and often. And yet I screw up....
13:00, 05/12/2019

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 s...
12:42, 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 ...
03:28, 05/11/2019

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 privac...
03:28, 05/11/2019

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 o...
03:28, 05/11/2019

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 ...
10:00, 05/10/2019

Chris Hughes Essay on Breakup Draws an Objection From Facebook “You don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company,” Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to...
01:42, 05/10/2019

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 u...
19:28, 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...
15:28, 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 ove...
15:00, 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 forc...
04:56, 05/09/2019

Redfin Aims to Bring E-Commerce to Home Buying Web-focused companies are increasingly competing with traditional brokerages, moving to displace agents from the process of selling a house, and now ...
00:14, 05/09/2019

Experts Aren’t Impressed With Google’s New Privacy Tools (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked ...
18:14, 05/08/2019

Uber Drivers’ Day of Strikes Has Muted Start Before Company’s Big I.P.O. Drivers for the ride-hailing company in Australia and Britain began a series of planned work stoppages to protest ride-hailing companies’ wages and w...
17:56, 05/08/2019

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 c...
19:56, 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 a...
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...
17:28, 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'...
16:14, 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...
22:56, 05/06/2019

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 ancie...
19:00, 05/06/2019

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...
19:00, 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...
18:28, 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...
10:00, 05/06/2019

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 de...
16:28, 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...
13:28, 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 ...
11:00, 05/04/2019

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...
00:14, 05/04/2019

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 disabili...
00:14, 05/04/2019

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...
22:42, 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...
22:28, 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 th...
20:00, 05/03/2019

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,...
18:42, 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, d...
16:28, 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, cont...
16:14, 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 ene...
16:14, 05/03/2019

Cobalt for 500,000 electric cars could be harvested from the oceans Enough cobalt for hundreds of thousands of electric car batteries could be collected by dangling plastic balls from disused oil rigs in the Gulf of M...
15:14, 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 ...
12:56, 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 La...
00:00, 05/03/2019

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 ...
22:56, 05/02/2019

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 A...
22:56, 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...
15:56, 05/02/2019

US Navy tests underwater robots that recharge by eating fish faeces The US Navy has built a device for charging underwater robots that gets its energy by digesting fish faeces and other organic matter on the sea floor...
14:14, 05/02/2019

The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere Tech billionaires are building a wireless, orbiting internet accessible in even the deepest jungle. The first satellites are already up - but do we r...
14:14, 05/02/2019

Why Blocking Hate Sites Like 8chan May Only Make Them Stronger Like the gunman who killed 50 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques in March, the man who killed one person in a Poway, Calif., synagogue on April 2...
12:56, 05/02/2019

‘We Haven’t Invested in Humanity.’ Will.i.am, Tech Execs Discuss Tech Optimism and Anxieties Rapper, producer and technology entrepreneur will.i.am doesn’t shy away from hard truths when it comes to Silicon Valley. “The investment...
00:42, 05/02/2019

Tech We’re Using: Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is st...
17:28, 05/01/2019

Google workers stage sit-in to protest alleged retaliation 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 ...
17:14, 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 s...
15:14, 05/01/2019

Would It Be Better If You Couldn’t See How Many Likes a Photo Got? Instagram is Testing to Find Out Instagram will soon be testing a version of the app that hides from the news feed the number of likes that photos and videos have received—a mo...
10:28, 05/01/2019

On Facebook, the Dead Will Eventually Outnumber the Living. What Does That Mean for Our Histories? The dead will eventually outnumber the living on Facebook, according to a new study whose authors want us to think more about the importance of prese...
18:14, 04/30/2019

A Holocaust Story for the Social Media Generation Eva Heyman kept a diary until she was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. An Instagram version of her story goes live this week, but some Israelis say it triv...
17:14, 04/30/2019

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 clou...
14:56, 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 incitin...
11:00, 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 pla...
23:42, 04/29/2019

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. polic...
18:28, 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 tec...
16:28, 04/29/2019

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,...
22:28, 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 ...
22:28, 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 viola...
22:28, 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 syst...
22:28, 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...
20:56, 04/28/2019

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,” b...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Magic Leap Raises $280 Million From NTT DoCoMo The maker of augmented-reality goggles said it has garnered $280 million from NTT Docomo of Japan, as part of a new partnership with the telecommunic...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Elon Musk and S.E.C. Reach New Accord, Lifting Cloud Over Tesla Securities regulators and the chief executive of Tesla came up with a new agreement about when Mr. Musk’s social media posts must be reviewed by a la...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Regulators Around the World Are Circling Facebook Facebook revealed that it expected a record fine from the F.T.C. That could be one of many moves against the company by governments on four continent...
20:56, 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 Car...
20:42, 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 temporaril...
20:42, 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 Af...
20:42, 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 f...
19:28, 04/28/2019

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 fou...
19:28, 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 art...
19:28, 04/28/2019

Google’s Earth Day 2019 Doodle Celebrates Nature’s Diversity To celebrate Earth Day 2019, Google has created a Doodle featuring fun facts about six fascinating creatures. When you click on Sunday’s Earth ...
19:28, 04/28/2019

‘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 S...
19:28, 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 twe...
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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 soc...
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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. S...
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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-threateni...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 e...
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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 hap...
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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 shake...
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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 G...
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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...
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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 electri...
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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 ...
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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 cy...
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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 back...
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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 be...
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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 aircraf...
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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 aerop...
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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 bett...
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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 need...
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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 sh...
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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 connectio...
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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 ...
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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 futu...
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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 web...
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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 rule...
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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 th...
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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 ag...
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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 ...
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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 the...
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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...
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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 Machin...
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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 br...
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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 d...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ba...
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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 br...
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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 mi...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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 malfu...
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Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of...
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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...
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