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How the $4 Trillion Flood of Covid Relief Is Funding the Future

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 10:32
From broadband to transportation to high-tech medical manufacturing, benefits from America’s pandemic money infusion will linger.

The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 08:00
Supply-chain disruptions may make it tough to buy devices, but the most thoughtful presents were never tangible to begin with.

Australian Minister Wins Defamation Case Over Tweet

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:32
A government minister sued and won over a brief Twitter post that called him a “rape apologist.” A journalist sees “asymmetric warfare.”

Ifeoma Ozoma Blew the Whistle on Pinterest. Now She Protects Whistle-Blowers.

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 04:00
Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

The Gene-Synthesis Revolution

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 04:00
Researchers can now design and mass-produce genetic material — a technique that helped build the mRNA vaccines. What could it give us next?

Elizabeth Holmes Points Fingers at Others and Says She Was a Believer

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 18:33
In her most substantial day of testimony, Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, painted herself as someone whose best intentions were misinterpreted.

What Elizabeth Holmes's Trial Means for Silicon Valley

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:35
The outcome of Ms. Holmes’s fraud trial may be a referendum on start-up behavior and hubris, lawyers and others said.

What We Know About Sunny Balwani

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:32
As he waits for his own trial to begin in January, Elizabeth Holmes’s partner at Theranos and former partner in life is nowhere to be seen.

Imagine Not Living in Big Tech’s World

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:28
We live at the whims of the tech giants. What if small businesses had alternatives?

Samsung Will Build a $17 Billion Chip Plant in Taylor, Texas

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:21
Taylor went to great lengths to lure the Samsung plant. The city, its independent school district and the surrounding county promised the company hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks.

Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:32
Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of “flagrant” violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.

How Elizabeth Holmes's Defense Is Following a Common Playbook

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:27
By blaming others and aiming to appear sympathetic, Ms. Holmes was employing a strategy of saying she didn’t know and that it wasn’t her, lawyers said.

This Ink Is Alive and Made Entirely of Microbes

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 12:14
Scientists have created a bacterial ink that reproduces itself and can be 3D-printed into living architecture.

Clearview AI Does Well in Another Round of Facial Recognition Accuracy Tests

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 06:38
This time, a federal agency assessed the ability to pick the right person out of millions of photos. Clearview’s app still faces legal hurdles.

Can Synthetic Biology Save Us? This Scientist Thinks So.

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 04:00
Drew Endy is squarely focused on the potential of redesigning organisms for useful purposes. He also acknowledges significant challenges.

For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 04:00
Crypto fans have argued that code can be a better arbitrator than traditional regulators.