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Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, they need to be taught.
Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet
The impact on quarterly results announced Thursday was particularly acute at Amazon, far and away the leader in online computing services.
Bits: Farhad’s and Superior Mike’s Week in Tech: There’s No Flying Car
The so-called flying car is really a hovercraft, people. Also we chat about net neutrality, earnings and Uber.
Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight
Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of litigation over driverless car technology, said he will no longer work on a key part of the technology at Uber.
Detailing Amazon’s Custom-Clothing Patent
Amazon recently received an intriguing patent for an “on demand” apparel manufacturing system, which can quickly fill online orders for suits, dresses and other garments.
Amid Brick-and-Mortar Travails, a Tipping Point for Amazon in Apparel
Over the years, the online giant has picked off different retail businesses, from books to electronics. Now apparel sellers are starting to succumb.
Apple’s Stock Races Ahead as Investors Bet on New iPhones
Apple’s shares are up nearly 60 percent since last summer. Investors hope new iPhones due in September will prompt many Apple users to upgrade.
Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks
The hacker or hackers, known as “thedarkoverlord,” demanded ransom after stealing 10 episodes of the next season of “Orange Is the New Black.”
Bits: Daily Report: Cloud Computing Asserts Itself
Amazon Web Services has become the profit engine of the internet retailer. Can it stay ahead of rivals like Microsoft and Google?
‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes
Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.
Tech Tip: Running macOS and Windows 10 on the Same Computer
With Apple’s built-in Boot Camp utility or third-party programs, you can install and use Windows 10 on your Mac.
Trilobites: 6 Bots That Deliver Science and Serendipity on Twitter
Not all bots on Twitter are out to spam, hack or misinform you. These science-themed bots dole out humor, factual information and galactic perspective.
With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China
The ride-sharing company raised $5.5 billion, making it one of the world’s largest start-ups and underscoring its global ambitions.
Where Art and Technology Collide
At the American Medium gallery, young artists are exploring the digital world with installations evoking cybertwee and the Post-Internet movement.
Bits: Daily Report: Time For Another Net Neutrality Fight
The F.C.C.’s chairman said high-speed internet access should no longer be regulated like a utility, reversing an Obama administration initiative.
Tech Tip: Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (Back)
If you’re tired of fumbling with the mouse to click the Back button on your browser to revisit the previous page, use a keyboard shortcut instead.
A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere
Technology, investors and entrepreneurs are behind a groundswell of innovation in hardware. A Brooklyn center dedicated to commercializing hardware start-ups shows the trend.
He Tweeted About Chinese Government Corruption. Twitter Suspended His Account.
Guo Wengui, an outspoken Chinese-born billionaire whom China views as a criminal, has alarmed Beijing with his public denunciations.
Curb the Use of Overseas Tax Havens? Yes! But How?
There is wide accord that the current system encourages companies to keep money abroad. The question is how to tax funds brought home, now and in the future.
F.C.C. Chairman Pushes Sweeping Changes to Net Neutrality Rules
The chairman, Ajit Pai, said high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules but should largely be left to police itself.
Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Has a Bug. Can It Be Fixed?
Critics say the social media giant has played a big role in the polarization of information. But getting to the truth won’t be so simple.
Tech Tip: Sharing More Than 140 Characters on Twitter
Posting an image of a web page with highlighted text lets you make your point and share bigger thoughts than the standard character limit allows.
Pope Francis Urges TED Audience to Nurture Ties With Others
The pope made his remarks in a recorded video talk that was shown Tuesday at the TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tech We're Using: The Tech Challenge of Reporting Under China’s Watchful Eye
Jane Perlez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Beijing, on the apps she uses and how she manages to work in spite of the Great Firewall.
Twitter’s Business Shrinks, but Investors See a Glimmer of Hope
The company posted its first decline in revenue since its initial public offering in 2013, but its results still beat investors’ low expectations.
State of the Art: Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook
Instagram, now with 700 million users, resembles Facebook in 2009 to 2012, when it went from being something people used occasionally to something they use every day.
Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation
American officials are looking at whether Huawei, a maker of smartphones and cellular equipment, broke trade controls on Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.
Tech Fix: Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network
Unlike stand-alone routers that lose signal the farther you move away from them, mesh stations piggyback on one another to create a continuous wireless link.
Bits: Daily Report: More Self-Driving Cars Take to the Streets
Waymo announced that it will start offering free rides in its autonomous vehicles in the Phoenix area.
Tech Tip: Checking a Website’s Security
Google and other browsers now point out when the website you are visiting isn’t using a secure connection to protect your information.
Father in Thailand Kills 11-Month-Old Daughter Live on Facebook
After broadcasting himself dangling the girl by the neck from a building on the resort island of Phuket, the man killed himself, the police said.
That Ghostly, Glowing Light Above Canada? It’s Just Steve
Scientists are investigating a stream of hot, bright gas visible not far from the northern lights. Amateurs saw it first, and they gave it a name from a 2006 animated movie.
How Trump’s Pick for Top Antitrust Cop May Shape Competition
Makan Delrahim, the choice to head antitrust matters at the Justice Department, said he did not plan to use federal laws in “a fishing expedition.”
Feature: Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?
Waymo to Offer Phoenix Area Access to Self-Driving Cars
The self-driving-car outfit, spun out of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is moving to the next phase of testing: putting civilians inside its Chrysler minivans and Lexuses.
Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon
Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, failed to return the company to greatness but will have a big payday after the sale thanks to her stock, stock options and restricted stock units.
Unroll.me Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data
Angry users assailed Slice Intelligence and its service Unroll.me, which scans email inboxes, after it was reported that Uber had used the company’s data.
Denmark Says ‘Key Elements’ of Russian Government Hacked Defense Ministry
The Kremlin denied the allegations that Russian hackers breached email accounts at Denmark’s Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry in 2015 and 2016.