[NyTimes] : "In the technology industry, the sharks have never long been safe from the minnows. Over much of the last 40 years, the biggest players in tech — from IBM to Hewlett-Packard to Cisco to Yahoo — were eventually outmaneuvered by start-ups that came out of nowhere.<p>The dynamic is so dependable that it …"
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[NyTimes] : "Think about the people in your life who are 65 or older. Some of them are experiencing the usual mental difficulties of old age, like forgetfulness or a dwindling attention span. Yet others somehow manage to remain mentally sharp. My father-in-law, a retired doctor, is 83 and he still edits books …"
[NyTimes] : "When Walt Disney's “Bambi” opened in 1942, critics praised its spare, haunting visual style, vastly different from anything Disney had done before.<p>But what they did not know was that the film's striking appearance had been created by a Chinese immigrant artist, who took as his inspiration the …"
[NyTimes] : "ZHENGZHOU, China — A vast, boxy customs center acts as a busy island of commerce deep in central China.<p>Government officers, in sharply pressed uniforms, race around a maze of wooden pallets piled high with boxes — counting, weighing, scanning and approving shipments. Unmarked trucks stretch for …"
[NyTimes] : "Last month, a Berlin nonprofit group called the Tactical Technology Collective took over a gallery in Lower Manhattan. They installed wall-size screens and display cases and arranged glossy tablets on large tables. The walls were white, and the décor was minimalist. If you squinted, you could …"
[NyTimes] : "In 2017, why not try a new kind of New Year's resolution? Instead of just hitting the gym and dropping some pounds, consider changing some personal habits to simplify the tech in your life.<p>If you are like most people, there are things you do with tech that could use some tweaking. Strengthening …"
[NyTimes] : "Law firms that advise on mergers once had to worry about a rogue employee trading on deal tips. Now, they have to worry about hackers doing the same.<p>Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged three Chinese citizens with making more than $4 million by trading on information they got by hacking …"
[NyTimes] : "Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise phenomenon, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.<p>“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd …"
[NyTimes] : "BAYONNE, N.J. — Nicole Adamczyk's drinking water used to slosh through a snarl of pipes dating from the Coolidge administration — a rusty, rickety symbol of the nation's failing infrastructure.<p>So, in 2012, this blue-collar port city cut a deal with a Wall Street investment firm to manage its …"
[NyTimes] : "“Hidden Figures” takes us back to 1961, when racial segregation and workplace sexism were widely accepted facts of life and the word “computer” referred to a person, not a machine. Though a gigantic IBM mainframe does appear in the movie — big enough to fill a room and probably less powerful than …"
[NyTimes] : "The last time Steve Kerr was in Beirut, his birthplace, with the bombs pounding the runway and the assassination of his father six months away, he left by car.<p>The airport was closed. There was talk of taking a cruise ship to Cyprus, or accompanying an ambassader on a helicopter to Tel Aviv or even …"
[NyTimes] : "“At first glance, everything looked the same. It wasn't. Something evil had taken possession of the town.”<p>Those lines are from the opening voice-over in a great midcentury American movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Giant vegetable pods mysteriously arrive in a typical American town. Each …"