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Tesla’s Self-Driving System Cleared in Deadly Crash

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:34:39 GMT

Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S, which was operating in Autopilot mode, crashed into a tractor-trailer.The highway agency found that while Tesla’s Autopilot feature didn’t prevent a crash in Florida, the system performed as it was intended.

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Big Ten Universities Entering a New Realm: E-Sports

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:25 GMT

Members of Robert Morris University eSports teams practiced League of Legends in Chicago in 2014.Most of the conference’s universities will field teams in the multiplayer online game League of Legends, and the Big Ten Network will broadcast select games.

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State of the Art: Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:25 GMT

App stores backed by giant corporations have created choke points for the internet, which governments are now exploiting.

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Still Processing: The Problem With Binge TV

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:17:24 GMT

Brit Marling in “The OA,” a show that seems designed for binge viewing.We discuss two shows, “The OA” and “Search Party,” that are made to be gorged on.

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Bits: Mike’s and Sapna’s Week in Tech: There are Zombie Social Networks. Then There’s Facebook.

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:30:01 GMT

A man using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. A civil lawsuit against Oculus drew Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, into a courtroom this week. A review of important developments in the tech industry.

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Apple Adds to Qualcomm’s Troubles, Filing Lawsuit Over Rebates

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:25:17 GMT

A Las Vegas show this month. In December, Qualcomm was fined $850 million in South Korea.The chip maker’s technology is at heart of the smartphone revolution. But as the company’s influence grows, it is gaining unwanted antitrust attention.

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Uber Hires Google’s Former Head of Search, Stoking a Rivalry

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:35:23 GMT

Amit Singhal will work to build out the software and infrastructure that are the foundation of Uber’s ride-hailing services.Amit Singhal, a 15-year Google veteran, said he was joining Uber, a coup for a company that has publicly stated its intention to chase Google in autonomous-vehicle research.

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Bits: Daily Report: Tech Tips for Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:13:22 GMT

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their seats at the United States Capitol before the inauguration on Friday.How to keep up with the events on television, online and on mobile devices, and a security to-do list if you are there.

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Start-Up New York Gets a New Name, and a Focus on Start-Ups

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:54:00 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013 promoting the Start-Up New York job-creation initiative. The embattled effort is now known as the Excelsior Business Program.Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget is now calling the embattled initiative, which created just 408 jobs in two years, the Excelsior Business Program.

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Bits: Daily Report: The Continued Creation and Dissemination of Fake News

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:56:16 GMT

The spread of it has been in the spotlight since Donald J. Trump won the election, prompting soul-searching in tech, media and political circles.

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Netflix Goes Global and Its Profit Soars

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:59:38 GMT

Claire Foy and Jeremy Northam in “The Crown” on Netflix, which invests billions of dollars on content.Netflix added a record 7.05 million streaming members in the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating its forecast of 5.2 million new members for the quarter.

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In a Blow to Prosecutor, South Korean Court Blocks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:59:37 GMT

Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, leaving court in Seoul on Wednesday.A justice rejected a request to issue a warrant for Jay Y. Lee, but the de facto Samsung chief can still be indicted if a special prosecutor decides to pursue bribery allegations.

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Bits: Daily Report: A New Form of Censorship in App Stores

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:52:17 GMT

As information on the internet has become centralized in a few companies, it has become much easier for countries to limit access to that data.

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From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:29:52 GMT

Cameron Harris in his home office in Annapolis, Md., on Monday. He created a fake story about an electrical worker who stumbled upon stacked boxes of ballots pre-marked for Hillary Clinton.Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

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App Smart: Have New Year’s Resolutions? These Apps Help You Achieve Them

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:06:30 GMT

If your goal is to stay fit, Zombies, Run! is an enjoyable motivator.Help meet your new goals with apps that can help you stick to your plan, even if that means not checking your phone quite so often.

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Tech Tip: iPhone, Take a Message

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:39:35 GMT

Newer iPhones can convert a voice mail recording into text so you don’t have to play it to get it.

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30:23 GMT

Facebook is among several online services that allows a designated person to take control of a deceased person’s account.How to decide what happens to your Facebook, Google, Twitter accounts and more when you die.

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Hey, Mike Tyson. I Can Beat You Blindfolded.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Jacob Criminski playing Pokémon Blue while blindfolded. He said he used the sounds of hitting walls to orient himself, and timed direction changes to certain beats of the game’s soundtrack in specific locations.Speed-runners are rushing through classic video games, like Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, without the benefit of sight, and to the delight of others.

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Mark Zuckerberg, in Suit, Testifies in Oculus Intellectual Property Trial

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:40:21 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg spoke in October at an Oculus developers conference in San Jose, Calif., while wearing a virtual reality headset.Oculus, a virtual reality company acquired by Facebook, is accused of stealing elements of the technology that went into its headsets.

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Bits: Daily Report: As Donald Trump Ascends, Tech Firms Stand to Get a Lift

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:36:50 GMT

Washington is expected to fill up with supporters and protesters for the inauguration, and companies big and small are set to do brisk business.

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Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:35:15 GMT

“We’re bringing people to D.C. from as far away as Kansas,” said Adam Nestler, one of the founders of Skedaddle.Skedaddle, which has an app that lets an individual create or join a trip on a chartered bus, will transport about 11,000 people to the march.

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