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Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 Was The Year We Fell Out of Love with Algorithms


Fears of bias, election hacking, and damaged children have earned algorithms a bad reputation.

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10 Delightful Nintendo Switch Tips and Secret Features


Just bought a Nintendo Switch? Here are some of its best (and most secret) abilities!

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Time for Tech Firms to Take Responsibility for the Havoc They Wrought in 2017


Opinion: Companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook need to own up to the harm their platforms have caused.

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On-Demand Storage Services for Your Junk


A new crop of startups like Clutter and MakeSpace catalog your stuff, haul it to storage facilities, and return it within 48 hours. VCs are taking notice.

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Just Ask Amazon: Streaming Football Games Is Way Harder Than It Looks


That 30-second lag on your NFL livestream? It takes a lot more tech than you may think to get rid of it.

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Did You Like or Follow Facebook Pages from a Russian Troll Farm?


Facebook released a tool that shows users if they’ve liked or followed accounts linked to a Russian troll farm.

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Behind the Fall and Rise of China’s Xiaomi


Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi was once the world’s most valuable startup. Then it stumbled. Now, Xiaomi is clawing its way back.

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2017 Tech in Memoriam: Pour One Out for AIM, Vine, GChat, and the Rest


We say goodbye to all of this year’s tech casualties.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: All the Tech That Died


On this week’s show, we talk about the services, apps, and companies that went belly-up in 2017.

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At Google, Eric Schmidt Wrote the Book on Adult Supervision


Eric Schmidt was the hired-gun CEO whose balancing act with co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin propelled Google to great heights.

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