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A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:52:16 GMT

James Yoon, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif., says people are willing to pay for his experience. “What clients don’t want to pay for is any routine work.” The legal profession relies more and more on automation. But fears that it will be automated out of existence are overblown, researchers say. For now.

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In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Guides a High-Flying Uber

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:00:32 GMT

The venture capitalist Bill Gurley is a rare figure in Silicon Valley, vocally chiding some of the biggest start-up stars to show some discipline.

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Two Executives to Leave Uber, Adding to Departures

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:59:11 GMT

Jeff Jones, who once oversaw Target’s marketing division, left Uber after just six months with the company. Brian McClendon, vice president of maps and business platform, plans to leave Uber at the end of the month.Jeff Jones, the company’s president of ride sharing, had been seen as a possible successor to the chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Brian McClendon, who headed mapping, is also leaving.

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Bits: Riding With the Underdogs: Apps Fill a Void Left by Uber and Lyft

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:06:15 GMT

Jaime Naugle, a driver for the ride-sharing app Fasten, with a passenger in Austin, Tex.The two all-but-ubiquitous ride-sharing apps no longer operate in Austin, Tex. But the city doesn’t seem to be hurting, even in the midst of a huge festival.

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Bits: Tech Roundup: Will Robots Replace Lawyers?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:06:44 GMT

A number of companies are applying artificial intelligence to legal work. But lawyers won’t be obsolete anytime soon.

Tech Tip: Stopping Video Autoplay on Google Chrome

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:39:12 GMT

If you find videos on web pages are starting to play by themselves despite your browser settings, you may have to take some extra steps.

Skin Deep: Is Huda Kattan the Kim Kardashian West of Beauty Bloggers?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:36:44 GMT

Huda Kattan, with 18 million Instagram followers and a namesake makeup line, is a dynamo in the beauty world.With 18 million Instagram followers and her own makeup line, she is poised to step out from the Kardashian shadow.

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YouTube Filtering Draws Ire of Gay and Transgender Creators

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:59:40 GMT

Gigi Gorgeous in 2016. She stars in a YouTube-produced documentary about her transition, and has recently criticized YouTube for the effect its parental-control setting has on L.G.B.T. content.The company apologized on Monday for the way its family-friendly “restricted mode” has filtered some videos.

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In Battle for Digital India, Vodafone Teams Up With Idea Cellular

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:36:53 GMT

Billboards in Kolkata, India, in 2014. In recent years, the use of smartphones in the country has ballooned.The $23 billion deal would create one of the world’s largest cellphone providers, with roughly 400 million subscribers in the country.

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As Uber Woos More Drivers, Taxis Hit Back

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:14:20 GMT

Uber employees help future drivers with paperwork at its new driver center in Long Island City, Queens.Rival centers serving drivers underscore a fierce competition as ride-hailing apps have expanded in New York.

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Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Intel’s Big Bet on Self-Driving Cars

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:00:02 GMT

Farhad and Mike discuss Intel’s purchase of Mobileye, a long-term wager that the future of chips and cameras will be inside autonomous vehicles.

With Her Dating App, Women Are in Control

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:00:22 GMT

Whitney Wolfe, 27, center, the founder and chief executive of Bumble, a female-focused dating app, gathers with her staff at their office in Austin, Tex. From left are Alex Williamson, Sam Fulgham, Chelsea Cain Maclin, Tessa Jacocks, Katherine Rainey and Caroline Ellis.Whitney Wolfe helped found Tinder, but left after a relationship soured. With Bumble, she is fighting a culture of crotch shots and pickup artists.

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Cultural Studies: How I Became Addicted to Online Word Games

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:00:20 GMT

Long an aficionado of tabletop word games, the author finds herself unable to stop playing Prolific, Words With Friends et al. Just like Alec Baldwin.

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One Billion Yahoo Accounts Still for Sale, Despite Hacking Indictments

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:55:53 GMT

Brian Stretch, the United States attorney for the Northern District of California, announced criminal charges this week against four men officials say were responsible for a 2014 breach of Yahoo’s systems.Federal investigators continue to pursue the people behind a 2013 attack compromising user accounts, despite filing charges in a 2014 cyberattack.

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Critic's Notebook: The Trump Resistance Will Be Commercialized

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:18:04 GMT

An advertisement for Thinx underwear. Since the presidential election, the company has moved its branding from vaguely political to outright partisan.Since the election, several companies have amped up their marketing strategies to pitch their products using outright partisan messages.

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Noted: The Hermès of Marijuana

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:47:33 GMT

Scott Campbell, left, and Clement Kwan, founders of Beboe, an upscale line of cannabis vaporizer pens and edible pastilles.Beboe, started by a tattoo artist and a fashion executive, has movie stars lining up for its vaporizer pens and candies.

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A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:57:53 GMT

The journalist Kurt Eichenwald at his home in Dallas, Tex., on Friday.A strobe-light image sent on Twitter to Mr. Eichenwald, a journalist who has epilepsy, has been compared to sending a bomb or anthrax in the mail.

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Bits: Tech Roundup: Portrait of a Russian Hacker

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:52:04 GMT

Dmitry Dokuchaev is one of the two F.S.B. officers charged with cyber offenses in the Yahoo case.A man accused of compromising 500 million Yahoo accounts is an intelligence officer already imprisoned by his own government.

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Tech Tip: Hand Me the AUX Cord

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:48:27 GMT

Auxiliary audio cables and Bluetooth adapters can bridge the gap between old technology and a new car’s entertainment system.

Hacker Is a Villain to Russia and the United States, for Different Reasons

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:02:49 GMT

The Justice Department announcing on Wednesday indictments of four defendants, including Dmitry A. Dokuchaev, on charges of hacking into Yahoo’s network system.Dmitry A. Dokuchaev, 33, is a central figure in the fraught relations between the United States and Russia on cybersecurity issues.

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The Workologist: Face to Face, and Ignored, at a Job Interview

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:24:49 GMT

An applicant is frustrated when an H.R. representative is more interested in his phone than the person in front of him.

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Corner Office: Mark Nathan on Bringing Your Teflon to Get Honest Feedback

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:18:58 GMT

Mark Nathan, C.E.O. of Zipari, a health insurance software company, says he has learned the most from managers who told him the things he didn’t want to hear.The C.E.O. of Zipari says he has learned the most from managers who told him the things he didn’t want to hear.

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Cautious Optimism in Brazil as Appetite Returns for I.P.O.s

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:12:51 GMT

A broker in São Paulo, Brazil, last year. The country’s finance sector is starting to show some optimism, and investment bankers say they are seeing better opportunities and greater appetite from foreign investors.After a three-year drought of initial public offerings amid economic and political upheaval, some expect that more than a dozen deals will be filed by the end of the year.

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Bits: Tech Roundup: Behind One of Yahoo’s Big Hacks

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:23:30 GMT

The Justice Department on Wednesday charged Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, a Russian intelligence officer, with directing a sweeping criminal conspiracy that broke into 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014.It’s not just last year’s election that Russian hackers set their sights on, according to the Justice Department.

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Wheels: Sleepy Behind the Wheel? Some Cars Can Tell

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:25 GMT

An illustration by Nvidia of its Co-Pilot system, showing how it will track a driver’s facial gestures to detect drowsiness.Some automakers already offer drowsiness detection systems, and more are likely to follow with ever more sophisticated technology.

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McDonald’s Says Twitter Account Compromised After Anti-Trump Post

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:14:11 GMT

A McDonald’s in Queens. The fast-food chain said its account was hacked on Thursday, but the message that raised alarm was quickly removed and was being investigated.The message did not last long before it was deleted, but it was shared many hundreds of times and set off a furious round of comment.

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Tech Tip: Does This USB Drive Look FAT?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:34:43 GMT

The Windows and Mac platforms have their own preferred file systems, but many external USB drives can work with both.

Buying a New TV? Here’s How to Cut Through the Jargon

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:55:52 GMT

Now is a good time to buy a television as advances in electronics have improved picture quality, experts say.If you have not bought a television in the last two years, now is a good time to buy one because improvements make for superior picture quality, experts said.

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Indictment Details Collusion Between Cyberthief and 2 Russian Spies

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:41:39 GMT

The Justice Department on Wednesday charged Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, a Russian intelligence officer, with directing a sweeping criminal conspiracy that broke into 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014.The allegations offer an extraordinary case study in Russian espionage, and particularly the symbiotic relationship between hackers and Russia’s elite agents.

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Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:27:43 GMT

Joe Marino, a video game player who has more than 40,000 followers on Twitch, wrote of his own health problems after another game streamer died.After Brian C. Vigneault died near the end of a 24-hour live stream, many players acknowledged the health risks of a culture that rewards those who stay online for hours.

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Bits: Tech Roundup: The Internet’s Creative Side Takes Off

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:56:33 GMT

Susan Wojcicki, the chief of YouTube, introduced YouTube TV last month. Consumers are showing more willingness to pay for all sorts of content, including podcasts and YouTube videos.Consumers have been subscribing to Netflix for some time, but now they seem more game to pay for all sorts of content.

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Russian Agents Were Behind Yahoo Hack, U.S. Says

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:04:55 GMT

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, lost her 2016 bonus and 2017 stock compensation after an investigation into a security breach of user accounts.Four men, including two Russian intelligence agents, were charged for their roles in the theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014.

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Tech Tip: Just What Was in That iOS System Update?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:36:04 GMT

If you want to see what else happened besides security patches and bug fixes when you installed that update, check the source.

Tech We're Using: Using Sling TV and Secure Texts to Keep on Top of Trump

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:11:13 GMT

New York Times reporter Michael D. Shear, left, traveling with the president on Air Force One this month.Michael D. Shear, White House reporter, follows President Trump’s 140-character pronouncements closely. And he has Google Home — at home.

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Twitter Accounts Hacked With Pro-Erdogan Messages

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:23:51 GMT

Turkey is at odds with several European countries, including the Netherlands, over whether Turkish politicians should be allowed to speak at political rallies in those states. Protesters waved flags outside the Dutch consulate in central Istanbul on Sunday.The breach by unidentified intruders came amid a bitter standoff between Turkey and European Union countries, and as Dutch voters cast ballots in a general election.

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State of the Art: How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:19 GMT

There has been huge growth in digital subscription services, and they are revolutionizing every cultural industry.

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Disruptions: Gaymoji: A New Language for That Search

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:18:47 GMT

One of the new Gaymoji.The gay meet-up app Grindr releases a new set of 500 trademarked emoji, including bear, otter and handcuffs.

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