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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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28 million Americans were just diagnosed with high blood pressure

If your blood pressure is too high, it might not be because of the political climate this time. A panel of healthcare associations, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, published new criteria this week redefining ...

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People were drinking wine a lot earlier than originally expected

It’s always wine o’clock somewhere — and always was. Researchers have unearthed telltale evidence of the world’s earliest winemaking in clay crockery dating back to 6,000 B.C., the Guardian reports. The discovery, in the country of Georgia, suggests that the ...

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Kobe Bryant says No. 8 and No. 24 were two different people

Kobe Bryant says he was two different people with the Lakers, which is why the team will be retiring two numbers for the former guard. When the Lakers announced they’d be retiring both No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys for ...

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Tech We’re Using: Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan

Twitter is very popular in Japan, so if we want to get a sense of the mood about a particular breaking news story — much as we do in the United States — my researchers will scan Twitter or Facebook ...

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Police were tipped off to Adam Lanza’s plans

Police were warned of mass shooter Adam Lanza’s plans to kill students at the Sandy Hook Elementary School four years before he carried out his plan, according to FBI documents. A man notified the Newton Police Department in 2008 that ...

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We’re transfixed when women do this

The rules of attraction just got thrown a curve. A woman’s arched back may be a sexual magnet, according to a study from the University of Minho in Portugal. Combining 3D models and eye-tracking technology, a research team found that ...

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Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

How do you pilot test new technologies for video? How do you determine if something makes the cut for broader use in the newsroom? Photo Ms. Hopkins said that V.R. helps create a sense of place, such as an interactive ...

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Tech We’re Using: Making the Lives of Cybercriminals and Spies Harder Online

What tech tools or web services do you avoid to prevent sensitive information from being exposed? Alexa, Google Home, Dropcam and anything that has real-time access to my home scare me to death. Likewise, I steer clear of any free ...

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Tech We’re Using: Documenting Sports With Tech, or It Didn’t Happen

What tech gadgetry and apps do you always have with you when you’re on assignment? I always have my iPhone, my battered Olympus digital recorder, a small spiral notebook and a pocketful of pens taken from cheap hotels. (I figure ...

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