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Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access
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Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages...

China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit
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China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit

As President Xi Jinping of China prepares for his first state visit to the United States this month, Washington has warned that it could hit Chinese companies with...

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...

In a Data-Driven N.f.l., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the X's and O's
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In a Data-Driven N.f.l., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the X's and O's

When 80,000 fans pack MetLife Stadium each time the Giants and the Jets play this season, they are unlikely to notice the 22 new radio receivers placed discreetly...

Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods
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Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods

Scientists trying to build a better robot are encouraged by the latest steps, however tentative, of a humanoid named Atlas.

Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time
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Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time

You might be at work, but that hardly means you are working.

A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat
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A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat

Joel Walker, a test pilot for Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of autonomous aircraft, flew his small, twin-engine plane through rain squalls here recently, and...

Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine
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Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

The New York Times publishes over 300 articles, blog posts and interactive stories a day.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words
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For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words

Lucy Dikeou, a 21-year-old senior at Stanford University, has long used English and the pictorial images known as emoji to text on her iPhone.

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
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For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program

She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humor and...

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change
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As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change

After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

A Light Bulb Goes On, Over the Mall
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A Light Bulb Goes On, Over the Mall

Among the many promises of the Internet of Things—a network of Wi-Fi-connected devices and equipment managed with smartphones—is the automation of everyday life...

The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How Nasa Nearly Missed It
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The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How Nasa Nearly Missed It

Planetary scientists are coloring in the family portrait of our solar system as close-up photographs and observations stream back from Pluto, a world three billion...

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children
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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children...

IBM Discloses Working Version of a Much Higher-Capacity Chip
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IBM Discloses Working Version of a Much Higher-Capacity Chip

IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips, with roughly four times the capacity of today's most powerful chips.

Almost Time For Pluto's Close-Up
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Almost Time For Pluto's Close-Up

The pictures coming back from Pluto are still a bit fuzzy. But just wait.

Code Specialists Oppose U.S. and British Government Access to Encrypted Communication
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Code Specialists Oppose U.S. and British Government Access to Encrypted Communication

An elite group of code makers and code breakers is taking American and British intelligence and law enforcement agencies to task in a new paper that evaluates government...

The Future of Car Keys? Smartphone Apps, Maybe
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The Future of Car Keys? Smartphone Apps, Maybe

It' not fun getting into a car when the interior is 130 degrees, but that's a typical problem during the summer for those who live in a city like Phoenix, where...

When a Company Is Put ­p For Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too
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When a Company Is Put ­p For Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company "respects your privacy."
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