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[NyTimes] : "Apple's new iPhones and an upgraded Apple Watch have generated tons of noise and hype.<p>For those wondering what to do with the plethora of information, here is what you really need to know: You need not rush to upgrade your iPhone or Apple Watch if you recently bought one. The people who may want to …"
[NyTimes] : "Formula One auto racing has long been synonymous with high speeds, glamorous cars and exotic settings like Monaco and Abu Dhabi.<p>Now, the home of Ferrari and McLaren racing will be controlled by an American media company with humbler roots — Englewood, Colo. (population: about 30,000).<p>Liberty Media, …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location? That will cost you $650,000, plus a $500,000 setup/set up fee with an Israeli outfit called the NSO Group. You can spy on more people if you would like — …"
[NyTimes] : "Even with Facebook, Netflix and other digital distractions increasingly vying for time, Americans' appetite for reading books — the ones you actually hold in your hands — has not slowed in recent years, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.<p>Sixty-five percent of adults in the United …"
[NyTimes] : "Geologists have discovered in Greenland evidence for ancient life in rocks that are 3.7 billion years old. The find, if confirmed, would make these fossils the oldest on Earth and may change scientific understanding of the origins of life.<p>Experts are likely to debate whether the structures …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is dropping plans to create a customizable, or modular, smartphone with interchangeable parts, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.<p>The decision to shelve the effort known as Project Ara comes after the company announced plans in May …"
[NyTimes] : "A SpaceX rocket carrying a communications satellite exploded on the launchpad Thursday morning, dealing a major blow to Facebook's plans for expanding internet services in Africa.<p>The Falcon 9 rocket, at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, was scheduled for launch on Saturday, and its …"
[NyTimes] : "On the lower left-hand corner of my desk sits a wooden box, roughly the size and shape of a smallish jewelry case and featureless save for a small metal switch on its uppermost surface. From time to time over the course of my workday, I reach out to flick this switch, and a hatch opens at the top …"
[NyTimes] : "A woman was killed in her home and four other people were injured when a truck carrying Takata airbag parts and explosives crashed and detonated on a Texas road last week, the company and local authorities confirmed on Monday.<p>The immense blast — the victim's remains were not located for two days — …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls back to a human in an emergency.<p>Now a start-up called Drive.ai, based in Mountain View, Calif., is trying to address …"
[NyTimes] : "OSLO — Hardangervidda, a mountain plateau in southern Norway that is popular among tourists and hikers, is known for its natural beauty. As the seasons change, thousands of reindeer migrate across the plateau, moving between drier lands in the east, where they graze on lichens, and wetter lands in …"
[NyTimes] : "MENLO PARK, Calif. — To spend time in Silicon Valley in a year of political upheaval is, on one level, soothing. It is pleasant to hear talk of wearables, walled gardens and disruptive beverages in between updates about mass deportation.<p>But there is another conversation happening in the valley …"