[NyTimes] : "LONDON — The pressure is on. The endgame is near. There will be blood, brutality, death and scary lizard mutants smashing through a sewer. The final film installment of Suzanne Collins's best-selling trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” will reach American screens on Friday, Nov. 20, and …"
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[NyTimes] : "For better or worse, text messaging is the app people spend more time using than any other on their smartphones. A new start-up, Cola, believes it can make it a bit better.
The start-up, based in San Francisco and staffed by engineers who used to work at Apple, Nest and other companies, will begin a …"
[NyTimes] : "EAGLE ROCK, Calif. — On a cool October night, after the stores in this suburban shopping mall closed, six young drone racers gathered in a subterranean parking garage here to hone their aviation skills. Using remote control joysticks, they navigated small X-shaped drones around pylons and beneath …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The worth of hot technology start-ups seemed for years to go in only one direction: straight up.
Now there are signs of growing unease over the dizzying valuations of some of the most richly priced private companies.
The latest sign has emerged with one such favorite, Snapchat, being …"
[NyTimes] : "It wasn't quite the frenzy of the Balmain x H&M event last week, but by noon on Monday there were lines outside the TAG Heuer store on Fifth Avenue stretching at least partway down the block, as watch aficionados awaited their first glance of what has been thought of the first real luxury …"
[NyTimes] : "DALLAS — In Texas, wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away.
Briana Lamb, an elementary schoolteacher, waits until her watch strikes 9 p.m. to run her washing machine and dishwasher. It costs her nothing until 6 a.m. Kayleen Willard, a cosmetologist, unplugs …"
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A race is underway toward the future of computer technology with advances in a branch of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. Machine-learning software is trained to handle vast amounts of data, and then learns as it goes, often on its own.
Machine learning …"
[NyTimes] : "SEATTLE — Internet radio was supposed to squash small FM music stations like KEXP. Someone forget to tell that to KEXP, the little station that has helped start the careers of big music acts like the Lumineers and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Last week John Richards, the morning D.J. at KEXP, walked …"
[NyTimes] : "Today, The New York Times takes a step into virtual reality. NYT VR is a mobile app that can be used — along with your headphones and optionally a cardboard viewing device — to simulate richly immersive scenes from across the globe.
To start, The Times Magazine presents three portraits of children …"
[NyTimes] : "It takes money, the adage goes, to make money. And Facebook is spending a lot of dollars to do just that.
The social media giant on Wednesday posted another quarter of robust revenue growth — up 41 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, to $4.5 billion — fueled by its mobile advertising …"
[NyTimes] : "Tesla Motors on Tuesday sought to reassure investors and its devoted fans that it was still on track to produce more than 50,000 cars this year, though the electric-car company hinted at some production issues with its new Model X sport utility vehicle.
Tesla's shine has been wearing slightly in …"
[NyTimes] : "WHEN the reality TV show “MythBusters” debuted on the Discovery Channel in 2003, its producers weren't on a mission to transform science and education in America. They just wanted to entertain. In each episode, the hosts would try to debunk or confirm a few classic urban legends. Could a penny …"