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To Sue Founder of Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi Site, First He Must Be Found

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:37:52 GMT

Andrew Anglin, publisher of The Daily Stormer, in an image from a YouTube video.Andrew Anglin is accused in a lawsuit of online harassment, but serving him papers has been a daunting task.

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On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:08:04 GMT

Internet companies annexed much of our public sphere, playacting as little democracies — a charade they gave up last week.

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Silicon Valley Flocks to Foiling, Racing Above the Bay’s Waves

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:11:43 GMT

Joey Pasquale, a 34-year-old tugboat captain, on his kitefoil. “Falling from four feet in the air at 40 miles an hour, the wipeouts are pretty spectacular,” he said. “I broke two ribs earlier this year.”Using technology developed for high-end boats, San Francisco Bay craftsmen and technologists have become pioneers in the sport.

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Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:14:58 GMT

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, in 2015. Two months ago, Apple tapped two well-regarded television studio heads to lead its programming efforts.The arrival of Apple, Facebook and Google means that the hypercompetitive world of scripted TV is going to become even more ferocious.

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Tech Tip: Expanding the Windows Start Menu

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:56:18 GMT

If you miss the expansive Start screen introduced in Windows 8 (and retired shortly thereafter), you can revive it in Windows 10.

Front Burner: New App Tracks What’s In Season From Coast to Coast

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:56:00 GMT

The Seasonal Food Guide app gives background information on the produce and also recipes.The Seasonal Food Guide tracks the seasonality of fruits and vegetables around the country.

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Wreckage of U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lost for 72 Years, Is Found in the Pacific

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:47:14 GMT

The cruiser Indianapolis off Mare Island, Calif., on July 10, 1945, weeks before it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Researchers have found its wreckage.A search team led by Paul G. Allen, a founder of Microsoft, found the Navy cruiser, whose sinking is among the worst disasters in American naval history.

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Apple’s Big Media Bet and More Uber Drama

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:00:02 GMT

Two Times reporters discuss the latest events of the technology world, focusing this week on Apple, Uber and how tech companies took action against neo-Nazis.

Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:20:51 GMT

An Uber car equipped with self-driving technology in Pittsburgh last year. A trial between Uber and Waymo is one of the most important courtroom fights for the tech industry in years, and its outcome could affect the future of driverless car technology.A new ruling in a bitter legal battle over the future of driverless car technology could hurt Uber when the case goes to trial.

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Infosys Chief Quits After Battle With Founders

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:22:11 GMT

Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief of Infosys, citing “a continuous drumbeat of distractions and negativity.”Vishal Sikka’s departure from the Indian technology giant comes just months after a similar struggle at the top of the Tata Group, a powerful conglomerate.

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Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:37 GMT

Taking a photo during a solar eclipse in Indonesia in March 2016.Tempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply, according to new research.

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Tech Tip: Finding Your iPad Backup Files

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:15:12 GMT

If you opt to skip the cloud when it comes to backing up your iOS devices, you can store and manage the files through iTunes on your computer.

For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:15:31 GMT

Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky, Eric Vishria, Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton outside of Benchmark’s offices in San Francisco.Benchmark, a venerable Silicon Valley start-up investor, is caught in a bitter public brawl with Uber’s co-founder, Travis Kalanick. It’s an unusual position for the firm.

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A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:33:10 GMT

Sheila James, a federal employee who works in public health, on her way to work in San Francisco, a commute that takes three hours.Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.

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Tech Tip: Creating PDF Files on Your Phone

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:52 GMT

Recent versions of the Android and iOS mobile operating systems let you make your own PDF files from emails, web pages and more.

The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:10:06 GMT

Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. The company’s revenue has jumped by more than 50 percent from a year ago.China’s Alibaba and Tencent have rocketed this year to become global investor darlings, inching up on Facebook and Amazon, as their sway in China grows.

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Hackers Briefly Take Over HBO Twitter Accounts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:47:36 GMT

HBO’s offices in New York. It has dealt with several high-profile hacking attacks in August.Although the damage appeared limited to a few taunting posts, it came after a string of deeper, but apparently unrelated, breaches.

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Using YouTube as an Accelerant for Video Games

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:11:11 GMT

A screen image from Hello Neighbor.Getting YouTubers or Twitch streamers to share their thoughts on a new game can have a powerful effect on its success.

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Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our Personal Finance Columnist Trusts His Money With

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:19:32 GMT

The New York Times writer Ron Lieber playing music with the Spotify app for his daughter Violet.The Times’s Your Money columnist on his favorite finance apps, the gadgets he would love to dream into existence and his Spotify singalong sessions.

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China’s Online Giants Back $12 Billion Deal to Shake Up State Firm

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:20:06 GMT

A China Unicom salesman in Hong Kong. The telecommunications company said Wednesday that its parent would raise $11.7 billion by selling shares to a number of Chinese firms as well as to employees.Tencent and Alibaba are among private companies that will take stakes in China Unicom, as part of an effort to overhaul bloated state-run companies.

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Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:07:55 GMT

Fiat Chrysler minivans have been used to test self-driving technology created by Waymo, a unit of Google’s parent company.The alliance, which also includes Intel and Mobileye, could help Fiat Chrysler catch up in new technologies and fend off competitors from Silicon Valley.

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A Chinese Video Game Rakes In Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:10:40 GMT

Co-workers playing the Chinese smartphone game Honor of Kings in a Beijing office on Tuesday. More than 200 million people in China play the app.Amid political pressure, Tencent’s popular Honor of Kings added limits on how long young people can play, but fake accounts and other workarounds have proliferated.

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Tech Tip: Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:07:19 GMT

If you find that Microsoft Office programs have grabbed the wrong name to use for your document comments, you can correct the record.

State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.

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Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:15:13 GMT

Rick Rogahn, a member of the Microsoft team, monitored the glider’s path during a test flight near Hawthorne, Nev., last week. He is responsible for manually launching and landing the aircraft, and for intervening if it is necessary for safety.Microsoft is building gliders that adapt to surprises. The goal is to teach autonomous vehicles of all sorts to deal with uncertainty the way humans do.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Fly a Plane?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:01:02 GMT

Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty.

The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:41:26 GMT

Discord, a group chat app, was popular among far-right activists, including some of those involved in last weekend’s protest in Charlottesville, Va.Discord, a chat app for video game players, became a digital home for the alt-right before deciding to ban their chat rooms on Monday.

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Uber Agrees to Privacy Audits in Settlement With F.T.C.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:35:34 GMT

Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco. The federal government has accused the company of breaking promises to protect customer data.The ride-sharing giant agreed to strong privacy scrutiny after a federal investigation into its data protections.

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Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:46:42 GMT

The Justice Department demanded that Dreamhost, a web hosting company, turn over records about a website used to organize protests of President Trump’s inauguration.A web hosting firm is fighting a sweeping search warrant for information about visitors to an anti-Trump website used to organize inauguration protests.

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Tech Tip: Pinpointing Your Whereabouts on Twitter

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:11:48 GMT

Twitter strips the geographic data from the photos you add to your posts, but you can always volunteer to share your location.

‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:19:26 GMT

Javier Muñoz, left, and Christopher Jackson in “Hamilton,” in 2015.The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers.

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