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Netflix Goes Global and Its Profit Soars

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:53:00 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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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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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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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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Start-Up New York Gets a New Name, and a Focus on Start-Ups

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:26:19 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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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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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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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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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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Tech Tip: Joining the Windows Testing Team

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:43 GMT

You don’t have to be a developer to get a sneak peek at unfinished versions of Windows, but make sure you have the hardware to spare.

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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Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Thiel, Tech Companies and Trump

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:02 GMT

Peter Thiel, a Facebook director, in his Manhattan condo last year. In a rare move for tech executives, Mr. Thiel backed Donald J. Trump, but says he doesn’t expect big changes will happen in his presidency.While Facebook ponders its place in the news industry, tech companies try to stay on the good side of the president-elect.

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Bits: Daily Report: Research Says Automation Is Inevitable. In Time.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:23:46 GMT

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute looks at the global impact of automation and robotics. Its conclusions are not as gloomy as expected.

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The Other Kushner Brother’s Big Bet

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:51:01 GMT

Joshua Kushner, the co-founder and chairman of Oscar, at its main office in New York in May.The family’s Trump connection is complicating life for Joshua Kushner, who has managed to keep a low profile while building his venture capital business.

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Open Blog: Store Grand Opening — Wrangling Android Data Loading and Caching

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:47:11 GMT

Today we’re open-sourcing Store — a magical middle piece that aims to simplify fetching, parsing, storage, and retrieval of data in your Android application.

Tech Tip: Find and Use Emoji Symbols on Your Computer

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:49:43 GMT

Those expressive graphic characters aren’t just for mobile gadgets, and you can work them into documents on your Mac or PC.