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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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Netflix Profit Rises 56 Percent to $67 Million

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:19:38 GMT

Claire Foy and Pip Torrens 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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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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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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Tech Tip: iPhone, Take a Message

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:39:34 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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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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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.

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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Political Crisis Engulfs Samsung, a Firm Tied to South Korea’s Success

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:28:51 GMT

Prosecutors have called for the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung, one of the country’s top companies.

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:51:58 GMT

Arnold Denker, left, in 1988 became the first grandmaster to lose to a computer, which was designed by Hans Berliner, right.The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.

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Critic's Notebook: Trump, Twitter and the Art of His Deal

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:28:13 GMT

Donald J. TrumpPresident-elect Donald J. Trump has always been hooked on recognition. More than ever, tweeting has given him a fitting outlet.

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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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Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:11 GMT

President Obama, at his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, said automation, more than globalization, was causing economic pain.The soon-to-be ex-president connected the economic disruptions caused by technology to a rise in political polarization.

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China Orders Registration of App Stores

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:54:08 GMT

Government monitoring of content and discussions can be more difficult on mobile apps than on websites.The order from the Cyberspace Administration of China is the clearest sign yet that Beijing is pushing to solidify control over mobile apps.

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Revalued: The ‘Impossible’ Veggie Burger: A Tech Industry Answer to the Big Mac

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:50:51 GMT

An Impossible Burger starts as a mixture of wheat, coconut oil and potatoes.The Impossible Burger tries to replicate the taste and feel of a meat hamburger. It’s not quite there, an expert says, but it’s a serious attempt.

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Streaming: Is Watching a Movie on a Phone Really So Bad?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:59:59 GMT

A Chaplin short, “In the Park,” streaming on an iPhone.New ways of watching movies have long made film folk antsy. And for many, watching on a phone remains a line in the sand.

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SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:59:32 GMT

A video frame of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday.The return to business for Elon Musk’s company was successful, despite being overshadowed by questions about the viability of his long-range plans.

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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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App Smart: Virtual Reality on the Cheap? Try These Apps on Your Phone

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:22:37 GMT

The Within app uses 360-degree video technology, similar to virtual technology.A variety of apps, some using Google’s Cardboard viewer, allow users to sample films and games with 3-D imagery.

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Hacked Yahoo Data Is for Sale on Dark Web

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:52:21 GMT

The Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference and Hackathon in New York last year. Yahoo’s sale to Verizon could be in jeopardy.A security researcher says hackers are offering records of more than 1 billion users, but as with the company’s stock, the price is dropping.

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Tech Tip: A New Destination for Files Downloaded From Microsoft Edge

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:16:07 GMT

Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser puts files in the Downloads folder by default, but you can pick a new place to store those fresh-off-the-web items.

Tech Tip: How an Overstuffed Mac Gets Its Drive Back

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:35:50 GMT

The latest version of Apple’s operating system has a feature that allows the computer to automatically delete certain files when space gets tight.

Tech Tip: Watch PBS Shows Online or Off

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:44:50 GMT

Just because it’s public television does not mean all the shows are free, but you can stream and view content in many ways.