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Tech Tip: Build Your Own Computer

Q. I have seen advertisements for those do-it-yourself computer kits for kids, but what can these machines actually do? Do they run Windows? A. The computer’s abilities depend on the type of build-your-own system kit you have. Some computer kits ...

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The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?

The idea has been around for at least 15 years. It is used by the small tech company Twilio, for example, to turn out 40 changes to its product every day. But it wasn’t until recently that this sort of ...

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Modern Love: Catfishing Strangers to Find Myself

Using Pamela’s age and some of her defining features to create my new persona, I logged in to the chat room as “CharlottaDD35.” Then the messages came pouring in. I accepted an invitation to play billiards from Jarkko25. A screen ...

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Airline Used by Amazon Goes to Court as Pilot Strike Enters Day 2

Photo ABX Air cargo planes at its headquarters in Wilmington, Ohio. Pilots struck the airline on Tuesday to protest excessive flight assignments. Credit Al Behrman/Associated Press SEATTLE — A strike by airline cargo pilots that threatens to delay Amazon orders ...

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Tech Tip: Moving a Mac’s Photos Library

Q. I have a MacBook Air with a 128-gigabyte hard drive and have realized that it is fast filling up with high-resolution picture albums in the Photos app. I don’t use iCloud and don’t want to store my pictures online. ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Courts China With Censoring Software

Photo Facebook ads at a mobile internet conference in Beijing this year. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press.. Facebook has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks over issues including how fake news on the social network may have influenced ...

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App Smart: Weather Apps to Download and Store Up for Winter

LIKE it or not, winter is coming. Apart from layering up, you can turn to your phone to help you brave the rain, wind or snow ahead. Weather apps are abundant in mobile app stores, and my new favorite is ...

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Corner Office: John Lilly: Simplify Your Message, and Repeat Often

Photo John Lilly, a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Credit Earl Wilson/The New York Times This interview with John Lilly, a partner at Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam ...

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New Tool Aims to Parse the Value of Online Ad Viewing

As people watch more videos on platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and Hulu, marketers have spent more time and money trying to reach those viewers. But gauging the success of those advertisements has been a struggle, highlighted by Facebook’s recent ...

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Auto Safety Regulators Seek a Driver Mode to Block Apps

Photo Highway safety administrators are increasingly concerned about distractions posed by smartphones and the apps that Americans use while behind the wheel. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an ...

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