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“Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target” plus 13 more NYT > Technology


“Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target” plus 13 more NYT > Technology

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:01 PM PDT

Wireless "smart" devices may be the tech wave of the future, but researchers have found flaws that let hackers spread malicious code through them.

Tech Fix: Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: A Face-Off of Smart Speakers

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 06:00 AM PDT

Which is a better helper, Google Home or Amazon Echo? A side-by-side test for six days revealed strengths and weaknesses.

Five Possible Hacks to Worry About Before Election Day

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 02:00 AM PDT

Rigged election? Not likely. But much can go wrong, from hacking the voter rolls to slowing the internet on Nov. 8. And the N.S.A. has its eyes on Russia.

Feature: Want to Know What Virtual Reality Might Become? Look to the Past

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 02:00 AM PDT

Nineteenth-century diversions could offer some clues about the medium's potential.

Facebook Defies Social Media Gravity With User and Profit Growth

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 04:44 PM PDT

The social network remained strong, topping 1.79 billion monthly visitors and nearly tripling its profit, to $2.38 billion, in the third quarter.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Attention Merchants’ Dissects the Battle for Clicks and Eyeballs

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 02:45 PM PDT

Tim Wu's new book, subtitled "The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads," examines the history of mass media and marketing, not least on the internet.

Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Issa Rae Reads ‘Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us’

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 01:15 PM PDT

The "Insecure" actress reads the story of a long-distance couple who grew so close online that they decided to see if it would work in real life.

Trilobites: Wearable Devices That Could Heal Themselves When They Break

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 12:07 PM PDT

Magnetic inks might be a fast and cheap way to create flexible batteries, sensors and wearable circuits and make smart clothing more skin-like.

On Time: 3-D Printing Pioneer Goes Low Tech, With a $5,800 Watch Made in Brooklyn

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:40 AM PDT

Bre Pettis left MakerBot and started an old-school watch company called Bre & Company, with timepieces inspired by origami and a DeLorean.

Tech Tip: How to Change the Way You Pay in Google Play

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:39 AM PDT

What to do if you need to remove or change your stored credit card — or want to switch to a different payment method entirely.

Bits: Daily Report: How to Think About ‘Thinking’ Machines

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:25 AM PDT

One of the country's top universities gets $10 million to work on the ethics of artificial intelligence. As always, it's a question about the ethics of humans.

Start-Ups for the End of Life

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 08:24 AM PDT

A crop of tech start-ups is looking to capture a slice of the funeral sector and end-of-life care. Many of them are founded by millennials, who have grown up online.

Updated Uber App Will Connect Your Calendar With Your Ride

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:00 AM PDT

In the biggest changes to its app since 2012, the service will also allow riders to use their contacts to set destinations and to order food though UberEats.

Microsoft Puts Slack in Cross Hairs With New Office Chat App

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 02:56 PM PDT

The tech giant introduced Microsoft Teams, an addition to its Office 365 suite, which resembles Slack but adds features like threaded conversations and videoconferencing.

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