Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It by NATASHA SINGER


By NATASHA SINGER

How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better by BRIAN X. CHEN


By BRIAN X. CHEN

It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Signing Your Name in Digital Ink by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

If you need to electronically sign PDF files, annotation tools built into popular programs let you scrawl your name right on the screen.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World by FARHAD MANJOO


By FARHAD MANJOO

Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Good News: A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News. by CADE METZ


By CADE METZ

The building blocks of A.I. are becoming more affordable and easier to work with. A new report explains why that opens the door to additional risks.

Published: February 19, 2018 at 02:00PM

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AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs by CECILIA KANG


By CECILIA KANG

The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

Published: February 19, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Order Denying AT&T’s Request by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

Judge Richard J. Leon, of the United States District Court in Washington, said AT&T did not show that it was unfairly singled out by the Justice Department partly to stay in favor with the White House.

Published: February 19, 2018 at 02:00PM

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