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Last Build Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:51:26 GMT

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Google Says It Will Run Entirely on Renewable Energy in 2017

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:00:24 GMT

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Officials hope to be dependent on renewable energy by next year. Last year, the online company consumed as much energy as San Francisco.The internet giant has spent years migrating the source of electric power at its giant data centers to sources like wind turbines and solar panels.

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Amazon Moves to Cut Checkout Line, Promoting a Grab-and-Go Experience

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:07:32 GMT

Amazon employees outside the Amazon Go store, which will allow customers to pluck items off shelves and walk out without having to wait in a checkout line, the company said.At an experimental store on the ground floor of a new Amazon office building in Seattle, shoppers will be able to pluck what they want off the shelves and leave without waiting to pay.

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In Washington Pizzeria Attack, Fake News Brought Real Guns

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:05:43 GMT

Edgar M. Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., surrendered to the police on Sunday in Washington.Edgar M. Welch of North Carolina was charged after a shooting at a Washington pizzeria that he thought was harboring young children as sex slaves.

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Europe Presses American Tech Companies to Tackle Hate Speech

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:37:27 GMT

Nowar al-Husari, an illustrator from Syria, used Facebook on his mobile phone in Berlin. Facebook is facing mounting pressure from German lawmakers to clamp down on hate speech.A report published by European officials said that only 40 percent of online material flagged as offensive was reviewed within 24 hours.

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Facebook and Other Tech Companies Seek to Curb Flow of Terrorist Content

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:03:59 GMT

Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft announced they have teamed up to fight the spread of such content online by sharing technology and information.

Silicon Valley’s Culture, Not Its Companies, Dominates in China

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:06:49 GMT

A tourist in front of a Facebook sign at the entrance to the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.China’s internet filters block many of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies but have done little to stanch a Chinese obsession with its culture.

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Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:38:37 GMT

Airbnb supporters at a rally outside City Hall in New York last year.The short-term room rental service settled a lawsuit it had filed over a state law that it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.

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Instagram Introduces New Tools Meant to Curb Abuse and Expand Privacy

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:29:05 GMT

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder and chief executive, at an event in 2013.Instagram users will soon be able to remove comments and filter out certain followers.

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The Top Political Tweets and Hashtags of 2016

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:17:17 GMT

Hillary and Bill Clinton at her concession speech in New York on Nov. 9.Twitter announced the year’s biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent.

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K.K.R., With Deal for Cybersecurity Company, Extends Its Flurry of Activity

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:44:32 GMT

Henry R. Kravis, co-chairman and co-chief executive of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The company is building its presence in the technology sector.The planned purchase of Optiv Security would add to a long list of transactions over the past five months including the acquisitions of Epicor and Calabrio.

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Many Kids’ Headphones Carry Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:21 GMT

Half of 30 sets of so-called noise-limiting headphones and earbuds tested did not restrict volume as much as their manufacturers promised.

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How Loud Are Your Headphones?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:20 GMT

Apple headphones.There are many headphones for sale with different noise levels, but an audiologist helped The Times create a safe experiment with a common model of headphones.

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Tech Tip: How to Defend Yourself Against Apple’s Calendar Spam

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:08:16 GMT

Junk mailers are abusing the iOS calendar and photo-sharing invitation system, but Apple is taking action — and you can, too.

Bits: Daily Report: China Dreams of Silicon Valley

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:57:50 GMT

Graduate students from China in front of a Facebook sign at the entrance to the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.Move fast, break things, get back on the tour bus: The world’s tech capital is a tourist destination, too.

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Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:37:49 GMT

Checking a vehicle at an Uber recruitment event this year. The company wants to improve how the computers behind self-driving vehicles make decisions.With the Geometric Intelligence deal, Uber wants to make major advances in how the computers behind self-driving vehicles think and make decisions on the road.

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Man Motivated by ‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Theory Arrested in Washington Gunfire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:04:32 GMT

Police vehicles outside Comet Ping Pong after a man with a gun entered the restaurant in Washington on Sunday.The man said he wanted to “self-investigate” a baseless online theory tying a restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, to a child abuse ring.

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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Chases First Place With Tech Deals

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:51:17 GMT

Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank, is seeking to turn his company into the future’s most important technology business.With two ambitious projects, Masayoshi Son, who created the parent company of Sprint, bets big on having a say in an increasingly mobile world.

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Corner Office: Abe Ankumah of Nyansa: Are You a ‘First Principle’ Thinker?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:25 GMT

Abe Ankumah, chief executive of Nyansa.Mr. Ankumah, chief executive of the network analytics software company, says he looks for people who can solve a problem by breaking it down to its essence.

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Command Z: On the Internet, to Be ‘Mom’ Is to Be Queen

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:23:09 GMT

When teenagers (and those of us who talk like them) call celebrities and their besties ‘Mom’ — explained.

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Modern Love: After a Breakup, an App to Help Breathe, Then Run

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:08 GMT

Jilted by her longtime boyfriend, a woman considers trusting intuition over rationale. If only she could figure out what intuition is.

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Preoccupations: Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead.

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:37:41 GMT

Patrick Gillooly of Monster takes issue with Cal Newport, who recently urged professionals to quit social media. Mr. Gillooly says the career benefits far outweigh the pitfalls.

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Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: ‘Primitive Technology’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:02 GMT

For all the virtuosic craftsmanship on display in these YouTube videos, the real draw may be the absorbing peace of watching the Man quietly go about his work.For all the virtuosic craftsmanship on display in these YouTube videos, the real draw may be the absorbing peace of watching a man go about his work.

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Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: More Debate Over Facebook’s Role in Media

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT

Questions continue to swirl over Facebook’s handling of fake news stories and a tool it created that could potentially be used to censor content in China.

Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:59 GMT

So-called fintech companies, which take deposits, make electronic payments or lend money, will be able to apply for bank charters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Meitu of China, Built on the Selfie, Could Be Worth $5.23 Billion in I.P.O.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:33:56 GMT

Angelababy, an actress who has endorsed Meitu’s smartphones, is also known for her look, which many users aspire to recreate in their photographs.The company, known for its beauty-enhancing app and phones made for self-portraits, plans to raise up to $710 million with its listing in Hong Kong.

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Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:25:41 GMT

The headquarters of Aixtron, a maker of semiconductors, in Herzogenrath, Germany.The White House’s intervention could set the stage for President-elect Donald Trump to take a tougher stance on foreign deals.

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Streaming: Why Netflix Lets Movie Lovers Down, and What to Do About It

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:20 GMT

From left, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo in “Stranger Things.”Sure, there’s choice via streaming. But, really, how much?

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Tech Fix: Two Sous Vide Gadgets Face Off in a Kitchen Showdown

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:45:31 GMT

The Joule sous vide cooker, which is controlled by a smartphone app.Sous vide cooking is simple enough: Put a bag of food in hot water and wait. But two devices for doing this, the Joule and the Anova, differ greatly.

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State of the Art: While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:55 GMT

Snap started with a new idea, of pictures that can be seen for only a short time, but it has since branched out.Once known for its disappearing messages, Snap, the parent of Snapchat, has moved into news and, with Spectacles, consumer devices.

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Trying Snap’s Spectacles: Live With the Look, Enjoy the View

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:11 GMT

If you can pull off the look, Snapchat Spectacles will help you capture video while remaining in the moment.Spectacles, the video-recording sunglasses released by the company behind Snapchat, are among the most compelling tech gadgets of recent years.

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Tech Fix: How Not to Overpay on Black Friday? Let the Web Be Your Guide

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:51:49 GMT

Despite what the ads say, the overwhelming majority of deals on the day after Thanksgiving are duds.

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Vast Group of New Video Games and Hardware Jostle for Holiday Attention

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:45:25 GMT

A customer tries out a first-person shooter game using the new virtual reality system on PlayStation 4.Recently introduced game consoles are breaking the usual new-product cycle, while interest grows in virtual reality titles.

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