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Critic’s Notebook: The Rise of the Social Media Fembot

Poppy’s YouTube videos have been viewed more than 257 million times, and now her persona is permeating the culture: She’s logged a “Today” show appearance, a Times Square billboard, a Comedy Central Snapchat series and a Sanrio sponsorship. She’s now ...

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Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

The game pulls you in by dangling a cash prize, offers manic highs and seething frustrations in quick succession, then dumps you out, usually empty-handed. But the HQ refractory period — six to 18 hours — is just long enough ...

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Critic's Notebook: At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves

This year is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It’s also the 10th anniversary of the Apple keynote at which Steve Jobs announced the original device. The first one was a tour de force, Mr. Jobs leading a rapt audience ...

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Critic’s Notebook: Apple Opens the iMessage Door, and the Ephemera Rushes In

Photo Above, iMessage screen images. Last week, Apple cracked open this messaging platform and allowed the outside internet to seep in. Apple built an empire on hermetically sealed systems with sleek, minimalist designs. Nowhere was its strategy more evident than ...

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Reporter’s Notebook: At Seattle Art Fair, the Interaction Between Technology and Modern Life

What the fair says about Seattle, and whether its art community was sufficiently represented, with 18 Pacific Northwest galleries on the roster — and only 10 from Seattle — remains a continuing debate. A satellite festival, called Out of Sight, ...

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Editorial Notebook: Yahoo, a Web Pioneer, Cleared the Way for Many Innovations

Photo Credit Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images If a team of entrepreneurs tried to sell venture capitalists on a business that sought to organize all the information on the internet, it would be laughed out of the room today. But during the ...

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Rangers Notebook: Kevin Klein says he will play vs. Flyers

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:59 PM Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images Kevin Klein said he is “definitely ready to play” with a fractured right thumb Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Rangers defenseman said his thumb doesn’t ...

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