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I installed this $160 smart lock on my front door, and now letting in our Airbnb guests is a snap

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Home Depot Whether you regularly host guests, don’t want to carry around keys, or you just want to let trusted people into your home, smart locks are […]

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On Technology: You Already Email Like a Robot — Why Not Automate It?

On Technology You Already Email Like a Robot — Why Not Automate It? ImageCreditCreditIllustration by Jon Han By John Herrman Nov. 7, 2018 In 1996, Microsoft unleashed Clippit, better known as Clippy, on users of Microsoft Office. The legendarily irritating mascot-helper spent the following years hovering around the edges of documents, blinking dumbly under his […]

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Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout

Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout ImageGoogle employees in New York City walked out last Thursday to protest the tech company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.CreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi Nov. 8, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Thursday that it would end its […]

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Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer

ImageYuval Noah Harari in Beverly Hills in September.CreditCreditEmily Berl for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer The futurist philosopher Yuval Noah Harari thinks Silicon Valley is an engine of dystopian ruin. So why do the digital elite adore him so? Yuval Noah […]

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Apple announces hardware issues with its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Getty/Carl Court On Friday, Apple announced that two of its products – the iPhone X and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) – have known hardware issues. Apple said that some iPhone X screens do not respond or intermittently respond to touch. For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple said some devices might have an […]

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Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise that continued day and night, local media report. This led to the discovery of the machines, which were mining the crypto-currency […]

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YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in one case had banned the clip creator involved. The action had represented its first such response to depictions of graphic […]

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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

The Shift Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now. ImageFacebook’s war room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where workers monitored election-related content on the social network.CreditCreditMonica Davey/Epa By Kevin Roose Nov. 7, 2018 After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace […]

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Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far Right, Goes Back Online

Gab, a social network popular among alt-right activists and white nationalists, went back online Sunday after having gone dark following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which killed 11 people. The platform, a self-labeled champion of free speech, was dropped by domain provider GoDaddy.com last week. It announced its return Sunday evening with a new […]

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HSBC bank confirms US data breach

HSBC has said some of its US customers’ bank accounts were hacked in October. The lender said that the perpetrators may have accessed information including account numbers and balances, statement and transaction histories and payee details, as well as users’ names, addresses and dates of birth. The BBC understands the firm believes that fewer than […]

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Amazon Marches Closer to Its Goal of Becoming the Everything Company

Amazon Is Closer to Becoming the Everywhere Company It Wants to Be ImageFor Amazon, which is led by Jeff Bezos, the search for a second headquarters appears to have worked out rather nicely.CreditCreditJim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By David Streitfeld Nov. 6, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — What a farce. That was one of the […]

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Player anger over Rainbow Six Siege changes

Rainbow Six Siege players have complained about proposed changes to the game before its wide release in Asia. Ubisoft said it had altered artwork in some “maps and icons” to ensure the game complied with local regulations. The alterations tone down or remove blood spatters, gambling machines and some sexual images in many of the […]

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Twitter: Fake Elon Musk scam spreads after accounts hacked

Media playback is unsupported on your device Several popular verified Twitter accounts have been hacked by scammers to promote an ad using Tesla boss Elon Musk’s name and likeness. British fashion retailer Matalan, film distributor Pathe UK and US publisher Pantheon Books were among those whose accounts were taken over by scam artists. The scam […]