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How Russia Propaganda Is Reaching Beyond English Speakers

10 hours 10 min ago
Social media companies have taken steps to restrict Russian state media accounts. But posts from those accounts still spread in Spanish, Arabic and other languages and in places outside the West.

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 23:01
The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

Crypto ‘Mixer’ Tornado Cash Is Blacklisted by the Treasury Department

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:21
The crackdown was the government’s latest effort to rein in the crypto industry.

Electric Cars Are Too Costly for Many, Even With Aid in Climate Bill

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:52
Battery-powered vehicles are considered essential to the fight against climate change, but most models are aimed at the affluent.

Why Alex Jones’s Trial Won’t Stop the Spread of Lies

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
His success has inspired a new generation of conspiracy theorists, who have learned how to stay away from legal trouble.

Don’t Expect Alex Jones’s Comeuppance to Stop Lies

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
His success has inspired a new generation of conspiracy theorists, who have learned how to stay away from legal trouble.

A.I. Is Not Sentient. Why Do People Say It Is?

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 13:41
Robots can’t think or feel, despite what the researchers who build them want to believe.

Amazon to Buy Maker of the Roomba for $1.7 Billion

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:12
The acquisition of iRobot Corp., maker of the robot vacuum, will add to Amazon’s roster of smart home devices, which includes the Alexa virtual assistant and Ring doorbells.

The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00
A team of biologists and mathematicians studied hours of video to learn how insects take shape in the egg. The secret is geometry.

Plug-In Hybrid Cars Gain Ground in Race With Electric Rivals

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00
There has been a surge in the sales of cars that can travel short distances on just electricity and have a gasoline engine for longer trips.

Twitter Rebuts Musk’s Fraud Claim in Dispute Over Fake Accounts

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 18:53
Twitter called the claims false and irrelevant in a high-profile legal fight over whether the billionaire can back out of a $44 billion deal to acquire the company.

Tesla Faces Pressure Campaign From Activist Shareholders

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 18:06
One proposal from investors that would allow investors to nominate directors to the electric car company’s board was approved.

Classic Internet Censorship

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:32
New regulations in Indonesia show that strict online controls are no longer confined to autocratic countries like China.

Perils of Preaching Nationalism Play Out on Chinese Social Media

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 23:08
Many users mocked the government for not taking military action to stop Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, saying it hadn’t lived up to its tough rhetoric.

On Election Day, G.O.P. Raise Doubts about Arizona Elections

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 20:27
Officials said there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

Richard Tait, Co-Inventor of the Board Game Cranium, Dies at 58

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 16:15
His decidedly eclectic board game became a familiar part of American family life in the late 1990s and 2000s.

Why America’s Chinese Tech Ban Didn’t Stick

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 15:16
Lessons from how the U.S. (poorly) handled Chinese phone and internet technology.

How Scientists Are Reviving Cells in Dead Pigs’ Organs

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:02
Researchers who previously revived some brain cells in dead pigs succeeded in repeating the process in more organs.

4 iPhone and Android Tricks You May Not Know About

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:00
Keeping up with new software features can be a chore, but here are a few tools from recent updates that may be useful — and potentially lifesaving.

YouTube Automation Sprouts Cottage Industry That Promises Fast Money

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 04:00
A cottage industry is persuading people to spend thousands to create video businesses on YouTube. Disclaimer: It is harder than it looks.