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Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain

Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain

From Bitcoin to Litecoin to Ethereum, we explain how cryptocurrency transactions work.

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Live: Apple Still Wants to Be Different

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Live: Apple Still Wants to Be Different

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, opens the company’s annual conference for developers in San Jose, Calif. on Monday.

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

Holly Uhl, a manager at State Auto Insurance Companies in Columbus, Ohio, oversees an automation project for back-office tasks that saves an estimated 25,000 hours of human work a year.

Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others

Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others

One of Google’s tensor processing units, a new kind of chip that Google said on Monday it would allow other companies to access through its cloud-computing service.

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

Voters in Bengaluru wait to cast ballots in Karnataka state elections on Saturday. WhatsApp is taking an increasingly central role in elections, especially in developing countries.

Iranian Authorities Block Access to Social Media Tools

Iranian Authorities Block Access to Social Media Tools

Protesters outside the Iranian Embassy in London. The government in Tehran has blocked access to Telegram, a messaging app with millions of users in Iran.

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

The Fitbit Flex band ($100) communicates with your phone wirelessly and automatically. 

Could You Make It Through Dinner Without Checking Your Phone?

Could You Make It Through Dinner Without Checking Your Phone?

One of the tabletop boxes that Marco Canora, the owner of the Hearth restaurant in Manhattan, began providing in November to encourage diners to put away their cellphones.

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Amazon’s glass spheres in Seattle are part of a wave of development in the city by the company. Amazon is the city’s largest employer with more than 45,000 local workers.

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Outside VidCon last month in Anaheim, Calif., where a speed dating event was held to match brands and YouTube stars looking for advertising opportunities.

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Miracle Gooch drawing on an iPad in a kindergarten class last winter in Flint, Mich. “The days of just throwing technology out there and washing your hands of the potential impact are over,” said Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, a hedge fund that joined the California teachers’ pension fund in writing to Apple.

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

More than 200 apps and services offer would-be stalkers a variety of electronic capabilities, including basic location tracking, harvesting texts and secretly recording video.

The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin

The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin

Li Tianqiang with some of the items he bought from Pinduoduo, including an inflatable paddle boat, a fishing bag and a cherry-red motorized car for his young daughter. He said he has spent $1,000 — around two months’ income for him — on the site in the last two years.

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference

Russian interest in the technology surrounding virtual currencies, like in this crypto-mining operation in Moscow, is growing. Last year, employees of Russia’s spy agency attended a meeting where international standards for the so-called blockchain were discussed.

Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar

Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar

Depending on how the G Suite software has been administered, even if you add a co-worker’s Google calendar to your own, you may see appointments marked as “busy” instead of the specific event details.


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