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Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone

Mr. Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has a similar approach toward reusable rockets. Blue Origin has not yet finished its New Glenn rocket, which will take payloads to orbit, but it has been testing and launching a smaller vehicle, known ...

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Tech Fix: How to Buy a Great TV This Black Friday

Viewing Conditions and Budget To narrow down your search, the first rule of thumb is to assess the ambient light in your living room. If your living room gets lots of sunlight, you will want a very bright TV with ...

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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

Venture capital, the financial fuel for new companies, is also concentrated on the coast. More than 50 percent of all venture capital money spent in the United States goes to companies in California alone, according to the National Venture Capital ...

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Tech Tip: Taking Control of the Control Center

Q. On the new iPhone system, where did the button for turning on AirDrop go when you swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen? A. The iOS Control Center — that panel of icons you can quickly ...

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Mike and Nathaniel’s Week in Tech: Everybody Loves Bitcoin

Now, you’ve written a bit about Square over the past year, including how the company was set to surge past the market cap of Twitter, Dorsey’s other beloved company. What should I make of this move? Is it something significant ...

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Tech We’re Using: When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough

What could be better about the tools? If you look at my iPhone screen, you’ll see Gmail, Google Calendar, Spotify, Google Maps, and Alexa for voice stuff, so I suppose Apple could improve its software. Operating system updates are like ...

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Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

“There’s no incentive for operating system companies to create planned obsolescence,” said Greg Raiz, a former program manager for Microsoft who worked on Windows XP. “It’s software, and software has various degrees of production bugs and unintended things that happen.” ...

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Tech Tip: The Key to Getting Shadow-Free Mac Screenshots

Q. How do you take a screenshot of just a single window on the Mac, and is there a way to get rid of that fake shadow around it? A. While the keyboard shortcut of the Command, Shift and 3 ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

Photo Credit John Taggart/Bloomberg These days, big data, artificial intelligence and the tech platforms that put them to work have huge influence and power. Algorithms choose the information we see when we go online, the jobs we get, the colleges ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Get Ready for Robot Cars

So even though it’s only happening in Arizona, this is a big deal. Waymo is clearly leading the pack in the race to produce self-driving cars, which makes sense because of Google’s multiyear head start in the space. Would you ...

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