You Give Up a Lot of Privacy Just Opening Emails. Here’s How to Stop It


Billions of emails are opened every day by people who have never consented to be tracked, but are being tracked nonetheless.

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When Your Fitbit Goes From Activity Tracker to Personal Medical Device


With sales of its activity trackers sagging, and competition from Apple Watch, Fitbit increasingly stresses the medical uses of its data.

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I Can’t Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug


The $80 Ember Ceramic Mug keeps 10 ounces of coffee at whatever temperature you want, for as long as you want.

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Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology


In a talk at a conference, Apple’s head of artificial-intelligence research discussed projects for navigation and mapping that would be useful for self-driving cars.

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The FCC Shouldn’t Vote on Net Neutrality Until It Investigates Comment Fraud


Opinion: An FCC commissioner argues that the agency shouldn’t vote to dismantle the open internet until it probes how bots hacked the comment process.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Building Its Own Chip for Autopilot


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker is designing its own chip to run its self-driving software, to make its cars safer.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: You Can’t Kill Email, It’s Just Too Intimate


This week, a discussion about the humanizing effect of your inbox

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Uber’s Use of Wickr Raises Questions About Ephemeral Messaging Apps


Wickr takes center stage.

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The FCC Says Net Neutrality Cripples Investment. That’s Not True


The FCC proposal to repeal net neutrality hinges on a claim that telecom companies have cut investment in new infrastructure. But several large internet providers have increased spending.

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Artificial Intelligence Seeks An Ethical Conscience


Some AI researchers are concerned by the field’s power, and its ability to cause harm.

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