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In Backing Autonomous Cars, U.S. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:23:47 GMT

Uber Ford Fusions mapped Pittsburgh before the launch of the company’s driverless vehicles.Federal guidelines stress safety but give automakers, one of the country’s most regulated industries, plenty of room to innovate.

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The 15-Point Federal Checklist for Self-Driving Cars

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:15:17 GMT

A G.M. driverless car. Automakers’ decisions, such as whether a car should be programmed to better protect its occupants or others in a crash, must be disclosed, according to federal guidelines.Federal regulators urge automakers to prove that their semiautonomous and driverless vehicles meet specific safety expectations.

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A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can’t Do It All Yet

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:55:40 GMT

The front seat of a GM driverless car model from 2012.Self-driving cars come with a caveat now: Keep your hands on the wheel. While computers can recognize images, understanding actions and behaviors are still the next frontier.

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Tech Fix: Allo’s Tryout: 5 Days With Google’s Annoying Office Intern

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:01:13 GMT

Google’s new chat app promises to stand out from a crowded field by bringing artificial intelligence into conversations. But it turns out to be frustrating and unhelpful.

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Breakingviews: How Tesla and Apple Could Be Good for Each Other

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:25:44 GMT

Tesla is innovating in self-driving cars, solar energy and fast people-movers, but has a cash-flow problem. Apple is seen as lagging in ideas, but is flush with dormant money.

Tech Tip: Get Sharper Text on Your Windows Screen

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:05:24 GMT

Microsoft’s ClearType technology has been making type easier to read for years, and you can adjust it to your liking.

Japan’s Newest Technology Innovation: Priest Delivery

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:57:15 GMT

Junku Soto, a Buddhist priest, being greeted by a client.In a country where disruptive start-ups are relatively rare, a new service available on Amazon ignites a debate over faith and money.

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Bits: Daily Report: Regulators Catching Up With Driverless Cars

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:39:24 GMT

Uber has begun testing driverless vehicles in Pittsburgh.The Transportation Department issued detailed guidelines for safety expectations and the role of state regulations for driverless and semiautonomous cars.

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An English Soccer Club Turns Fantasy Sports Into Reality

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMT

United London F.C., pictured on Saturday at halftime, claims to be the world’s only managerless club.United London F.C., which plays in the 12th tier of England’s soccer pyramid, has no manager, instead letting its fans set the team’s lineup each week.

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Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:14:01 GMT

Uber, the ride-hailing giant, began trials in Pittsburgh last week using driverless technology. The government’s new guidelines for autonomous driving will speed up the rollout of self-driving cars, experts said.New federal guidelines make it clear that, while the government will provide oversight, it wants to encourage the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Cellphone Alerts Used in New York to Search for Bombing Suspect

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:47:09 GMT

A cellphone alert in the search of Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday was sent to those in New York City, but not to those in all parts of the state.It is believed to be the first such deployment of the nation’s Wireless Emergency Alerts system: An electronic wanted poster was sent out for Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was wanted in the weekend attack.

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Bits: Daily Report: How Tech Is Sapping the Silicon Valley Food Scene

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:13:07 GMT

Google employees dining at Charlie’s Cafe at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google and other tech behemoths are luring restaurant workers with higher wages and more perks.Some California cities are fed up with cash-flush tech enterprises and want them to go away. Now that ripple effect has reached the area’s once-bustling restaurant industry.

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Carmen Busquets, Fashion E-Commerce’s Fairy Godmother

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:56:55 GMT

Carmen Busquets, the investor behind Net-a-Porter and other online fashion sites, on the balcony of her suite at Claridge’s hotel in London.The investor behind Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and others has unveiled a personal website so start-ups seeking investment “know where to go.”

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Advertising: Adblock Plus, Created to Protect Users From Ads, Instead Opens the Door

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:44:22 GMT

Adblock Plus demonstrating what its product can do for publishers.With its new platform, an automated online service, the company will allow more websites to place ads in front of users.

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Who’s Too Young for an App? Tests the Limits

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:03:23 GMT employees at work at its offices in Shanghai. The app reaches youngsters, putting it into potential conflict with legislation that is aimed at safeguarding children.The video-sharing app seems to be popular with children well under the age of 13, which leads to questions over how to monitor young people on the web.

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Bits: Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:26:00 GMT

Marc Benioff, left, chief executive of Salesforce, talked with Matthew Panzarino, editor in chief of TechCrunch, at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week.As G.E., Oracle, and others push their A.I. products, it remains unclear whether potential customers understand how they will profit.

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How Tech Companies Disrupted Silicon Valley’s Restaurant Scene

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:01:47 GMT

Anthony Strong, right, deconstructing a roasted pig at Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto, Calif.Restaurants in Palo Alto are increasingly struggling as rents soar and workers are hired away by the corporate cafeterias of behemoths like Google.

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Virtual Reality: From Guitar Gods to Birds of Prey

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:29:43 GMT

Eagle Flight, from Ubisoft, turns players into birds of prey that soar over and through the streets of Paris.The promise of virtual reality is here, with scores of software titles to be released by year’s end. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing offerings.

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Spin Class Full? Feel the Burn From Your Living Room

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:41:14 GMT

Alex Toussaint, a cycling instructor at Peloton in Manhattan, whose class is broadcast to thousands of riders.A new crop of boutique workout companies are using interactive apps to bring their cycling, yoga and fitness classes to customers around the globe.

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Marc Jacobs’s Use of Faux Locs on Models Draws Social Media Ire

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:56 GMT

Models backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 show on Thursday.The designer was called out for cultural appropriation. His response on Instagram didn’t alleviate the outrage.

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Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:33:17 GMT

Professors Bill Burnett, left, and David Evans at Stanford University, where they teach a course called “Designing Your Life,” which applies design thinking to life choices.Two Silicon Valley veterans have been helping Stanford students navigate the future through their popular courses. Now they want to help you.

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Bits: Farhad’s and Paul’s Week in Tech: Apple’s China Conundrum and Samsung’s Recall Conundrum

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:30:02 GMT

Shoppers with the new iPhone 7 at an Apple store in Shanghai.Increasingly, what matters for Apple is what people in China think of its products. As for self-driving cars, expect more failures before big success.

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Tech Fix: Apple’s iPhone 7 and Watch Updates: What You Really Need to Know

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:08:57 GMT

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for marketing, introduced two iPhones and an upgraded Apple Watch on Wednesday in San Francisco.An examination suggests that no upgrade is necessary unless you have owned your current iPhone for more than two years.

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App Smart: To Take Up a Musical Instrument, First Pick Up Your Phone

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:28:57 GMT

SimplyPiano is a piano trainer app for younger learners.Apps can help you learn to play piano, guitar and other instruments through videos, interactive graphics and real-time feedback on your progress.

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Tech Tip: Move Your Address Book From Outlook to Google

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:43:41 GMT

You can use the export command in Microsoft Outlook to start transferring your contacts to a different mail program.

Tech Tip: Put Your Signature on the Digital Dotted Line

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:04:24 GMT

The Mail app in Apple’s iOS software includes tools for marking up PDF attachments.

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Files Safe in the Sky

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:12:45 GMT

Online storage services like Dropbox and iCloud use encryption to help keep your data secure, but you should be vigilant about password management.