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Tech Tip: Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail

New York Times - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 9:00pm
Google’s recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don’t have to look far.

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate

New York Times - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 3:06am
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 10:00pm
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.

yes: Death of a Biohacker

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 10:00pm
Biohackers believe that in the future, citizen-scientists will be able to cure diseases and grow stronger with homemade treatments. Aaron Traywick wanted that future to arrive faster than anyone else.

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 7:00pm
Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.

Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 8:39am
Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and keep its shops open.

New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 7:26am
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.

When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 6:32am
A gathering in New York this week for Consensus 2018, a blockchain-themed event, had all of the trappings of a modern business conference — a sign that the once-fringe world is increasingly going mainstream.

Tech Tip: Turning Phone Videos Into GIFs

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 1:00am
Several apps and services make it easy to turn that perfect video snippet into an animated GIF file that you can share by text message or email.

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin’

New York Times - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 1:00am
A weeklong blockchain conference in New York, changes at Uber, a “transparency report” from Facebook, and more.

China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 1:33pm
Chinese antitrust officials allowed the Japanese company to sell a majority stake in its chip unit to an American-led group, a prelude to an easing of tensions between Washington and Beijing.

PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:15am
The Silicon Valley digital payments company reached a deal for iZettle, which is Europe’s answer to the mobile payments company Square.

Cleared of Spying for China, She Still Doesn’t Have Her Job Back

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:08am
Three years ago, Sherry Chen, a hydrologist working for the National Weather Service, had charges against her dropped. A judge says she should be able to return to work.

Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 6:11am
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes on a Whole New Meaning

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 4:40am
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.

Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 2:01am
Online voters overwhelmingly favored putting the marijuana plant on the flag of Kanepi, a municipality that has a tradition of growing hemp.

Tech Tip: New Ways to Delete Old Files

New York Times - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 1:00am
Last month’s update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

New York Times - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:03pm
The coordinator organized the defense of government computer networks and critical infrastructure.

Why Am I Crying All the Time?

New York Times - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 4:44pm
Homecoming videos, GoFundMe campaigns, “This Is Us” tweets — the internet wants not just your eyeballs, but your tears.

The Shift: The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

New York Times - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 1:19pm
Inspired by Silicon Valley’s hyper-growth, companies elsewhere are burning cash in hopes of being the next big thing.