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Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

How crazy is the used car market? This auction sparked a bidding war over a two-year-old minivan.
The unraveling of the used car market is the most tangible result of a problem that has plagued the global economy for the last year: a dire shortage of computer chips that has hobbled auto manufacturing.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

What is the ‘metaverse'? Facebook says it's the future of the Internet.
Microsoft, Facebook and other tech firms increasingly claim to be building a "metaverse" to usher in a new era of interacting online.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

What is the ‘metaverse.' Facebook says it's the future of the Internet.
Microsoft, Facebook and other tech firms increasingly claim to be building a "metaverse" to usher in a new era of interacting online.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

‘Mario Party Superstars' is a return to form, save for one baffling, painful feature
The game features one of the most surprising and baffling decisions we've ever seen from Nintendo.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

Quit or pay: What to do when you run out of free Google storage
All good things must end, and free Google storage ends at 15 GB.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

Bidding war over a two-year-old minivan? Used car market goes ‘bananas' over lack of supply
The unraveling of the used car market is the most tangible result of a problem that has plagued the global economy for the last year: a dire shortage of computer chips that has hobbled auto manufacturing.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

What happens when Twitch ends a community? Ask the streamers of ‘Twitch Sings.'
"Maybe we got away with two years of being able to perform licensed music to our communities, at no cost to ourselves," said one former "Twitch Sings" streamer.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

Facebook told the White House to focus on the ‘facts' about vaccine misinformation. Internal documents show it wasn't sharing key data.
The tech giant meticulously tracked how misleading medical information spread — but didn't tell policymakers, even as they demanded it do so

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

Noodle, an Internet-famous pug, sets the vibe for the day. Here's why we love him.
Does Noodle the pug have bones today?

Washington Post Tech
Oct 28, 2021

How you too can experience weightlessness without having to go to space
Expensive suborbital space flights aren't the only way to experience a few minutes of weightlessness.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

You're going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here's how to do it.
There's no be-all-end-all way to carry proof of vaccination on your phone. We make sense of how different options approach your privacy, ensure your security and try to spot counterfeits.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says an app for kids is ‘the right thing to do'
Mosseri said he thinks an app for kids and better age verification is doable.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Facebook orders employees to preserve documents due to inquiries from governments around the world
Facebook sent out a companywide notice on Tuesday ordering employees to preserve documents and communications since 2016 in response to legal inquiries from around the world.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Press F for these fan favorites that ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' snubbed
Waaaaaaaah!

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Florida judge rules Trump can't skirt Twitter's terms just because he was president, in latest legal setback
While Donald Trump's attorneys have argued that his status as former president exempts him from Twitter's terms of service, and that the case needed to stay in Florida instead of California in the public interest, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. said Trump "has not advanced any legal authority to support his contention."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Facebook's own civil rights auditors say its policy decisions are a ‘tremendous setback'
They faulted the social network for making policy decisions that undermine civil rights progress.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

In Poland's politics, a ‘social civil war' brewed as Facebook rewarded online anger
European authorities hope to force more transparency from Facebook and other tech giants. But they acknowledge it may be an uphill fight.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

The Alec Baldwin shooting has everyone calling for computer-generated gunshots. Here's why that's not as easy as it sounds.
Traditional computer-generated images can achieve some but not all of the effect of a traditional firearm.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

The Alec Baldwin shooting has some people calling for only computer-generated gunshots. But it's not as easy as it sounds.
Traditional computer-generated images can achieve some but not all of the effect of a traditional firearm.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

The Alec Baldwin shooting has some people calling for only computer-generated gunshots. It's not as easy as it sounds.
Traditional computer-generated images can achieve some but not all of the effect of a traditional firearm.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

DeVos family was misled by Elizabeth Holmes when they invested $100 million in Theranos, representative testifies
Holmes, who is on trial for criminal wire fraud, handpicked the DeVos family and other billionaire investors to invest in the biotech start-up, said Lisa Peterson, who oversees private equity investments at the family's office, RDV.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Former Facebook auditor says whistleblower's claims have 'revived' civil rights concerns
Laura Murphy called the allegations "deeply disturbing to the civil rights groups that called for and participated in its audit."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Former Facebook auditor says whistleblower's claims have ‘revived' civil rights concerns
Laura Murphy called the allegations "deeply disturbing to the civil rights groups that called for and participated in its audit."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is one of the worst ways to play the company's classics
Nintendo's latest release is another case of the company being careless with its own legacy.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

I found my stolen Honda Civic using a Bluetooth tracker. It's the latest controversial weapon against theft.
AirTags and other Bluetooth trackers can find stolen cars, bikes and bags. But what happens when you find the person who took them?

Washington Post Tech
Oct 27, 2021

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was target of organized hate campaign on Twitter, report says
After analyzing 114,000 tweets related to Harry and Meghan, an analytics company identified 83 accounts that it said were behind 70 percent of the more virulently anti-Sussex tweets.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

The blockbuster ‘Uncharted' scenes we want to see on the big screen
The big-screen adaptation of "Uncharted" appears to be drawing loose inspiration from its source material. Here are five scenes from the games that would be fun to see in the upcoming movie.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

‘House of Ashes' isn't ‘Until Dawn,' but it's the closest The Dark Pictures Anthology has come yet
The game crafts a compelling story that's fun, campy and terrifying in equal measures.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Frances Haugen took thousands of Facebook documents: This is how she did it
Facebook helped accelerate the growth of "big data," so it's fitting that it fell victim to a big data leak. How is it that Haugen, the "Facebook whistleblower," came to possess this trove of documents? The company's massive internal research division, coupled with its internal social network that operates almost identically to the Facebook used by billions created a perfect storm.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

TikTok, Snap, YouTube defend how they protect kids online in congressional hearing
TikTok, Snap and YouTube will testify before Congress on protecting kids online.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Astronomers find signs of a planet beyond our galaxy with NASA telescope
Scientists found signs of a planet beyond the Milky Way using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Astronomers using NASA telescope find signs of a planet beyond our galaxy
Scientists found signs of a planet beyond the Milky Way using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Amazon joins race for quantum computer with new Caltech center
The investment reflects growing corporate interest in quantum computers, which are still at an early stage of development but could someday crack problems that existing computers can't.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

MIT expert on work says any boss who thinks employees will return to offices is dreaming
The author of a prescient book on the workplace tells The Post" If companies make employees who can do their jobs at home go into the office it will be harder for them to hire, and other companies will benefit."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

TikTok, Snap, YouTube to defend how they protect kids online in congressional hearing
TikTok, Snap and YouTube will testify before Congress on protecting kids online.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Your browser can tell websites how to treat your data. But companies didn't have to listen — until now
A special signal called Global Privacy Control is sending mass "do not sell" requests on consumers' behalf.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

How Facebook shapes your feed
The evolution of what posts get top billing on users' news feeds, and what gets obscured.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 26, 2021

Five points for anger, one for a ‘like': How Facebook's formula fostered rage and misinformation
Facebook engineers gave extra value to emoji reactions, including "angry," pushing more emotional and provocative content into users' news feeds.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Whistleblower testimony and Facebook Papers trigger lawmaker calls for regulation
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the British Parliament.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Amazon warehouse workers in New York file for unionization push months after failed effort in Alabama
A former Amazon worker at the Staten Island facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a unionization vote.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Facebook reports earnings following whistleblower Frances Haugen's U.K. Testimony
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the British Parliament.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

The women who brought Lara Croft to life
"Who knew she would still be relevant all these years later?" said Shelley Blond, who voiced the icon first.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Live updates: Facebook reports earnings following whistleblower Frances Haugen's U.K. Testimony
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is set to testify before the British Parliament. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Amazon warehouse workers in New York file for unionization push, months after failed effort in Alabama
A former Amazon worker at the Staten Island facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a unionization vote.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

‘Guardians of the Galaxy' is a better movie than the movies. But it could be a better game.
Stellar writing holds up mediocre combat that never ends.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

NTSB chair expresses concern over Tesla ‘inaction' on safety recommendations in letter to Elon Musk
The NTSB chair cited Tesla's apparent failure to implement safety recommendations issued four years ago.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Gaming brand FaZe Clan to go public via SPAC merger with $1 billion valuation
"A lot of the criticism on SPACs is that there are so many companies that are pre-revenue that are using SPACs as a vehicle, which is not us," FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink said.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Rockets aren't enough. Jeff Bezos and the growing commercial space industry now want to build space stations.
The growing commercial space industry, which for years has worked to reliably launch cargo and more recently humans to space, is now looking to build space stations that would populate low Earth orbit and eventually replace the aging International Space Station.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

iPhones, Pixels, Flips: What to know about the top smartphones of 2021
Picking just the right phone for you can be tough. We lived with the Galaxy Z Flip3, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, and Google's new Pixels to see what works and what doesn't.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Live updates: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies in U.K.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is set to testify before the British Parliament. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

Live updates: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen prepares to testify in U.K.
Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

A whistleblower's power: Key takeaways from the Facebook Papers
Interviews with dozens of current and former employees and a trove of internal documents show how Facebook inflamed real-world harms.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 25, 2021

The case against Mark Zuckerberg: Insiders say Facebook's CEO chose growth over safety
The SEC has been asked to probe whether Mark Zuckerberg's ironclad management style, described in newly released documents and by insiders, led to disastrous outcomes.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 24, 2021

Tesla gives ‘Full Self-Driving' to a new crop of users, then takes it away after apparent software bugs
The company has come under criticism from regulators for practices related to its Full Self-Driving beta.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 24, 2021

How Facebook neglected the rest of the world, fueling hate speech and violence in India
A trove of internal documents show Facebook didn't invest in key safety protocols in the company's largest market.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

Inside Facebook, Jan. 6 violence fueled anger, regret over missed warning signs
Facebook has never publicly disclosed what it knows about how its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, helped fuel that day's mayhem.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

YouTube streaming star Valkyrae launches skin care line to controversy, ethical questions
A YouTube star debuted a skincare line to prevent damage from screens. But experts are skeptical of the product's core claim.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

New whistleblower claims Facebook allowed hate, illegal activity to go unchecked
In director Miguel Sapochnik's upcoming post-apocalyptic drama Finch, Tom Hanks stars as the titular inventor who finds himself living in almost complete solitude after a cataclysmic event wipes out the vast bulk of the world's population save for him and his dog. Keen on making sure that his canine companion is taken…

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Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

License plate scanners were supposed to bring peace of mind. Instead they tore the neighborhood apart.
License plate readers are rapidly reshaping private security in American neighborhoods, bringing police surveillance tools to the masses with an automated watchdog that records 24 hours a day.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

Former HuffPost journalist aims to make an ‘NBA 2K' for American politics
"Political Arena" is a strategy game where players navigate Capitol Hill, amass power and attempt to enact their will on the American experiment.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

The Facebook whistleblower's case was a big gamble for the nonprofit supporting her
Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit aimed primarily at protecting government whistleblowers, was initially unable to convince its wealthy donors to fund its representation of Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen. It did it anyway, a big gamble for the nonprofit. Since taking on Haugen, the firm racked up legal fees it could barely afford. Things are finally starting to look up.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

Lyft says it recorded more than 4,000 cases of sexual assault over 3 years
Lyft's first safety report came nearly two years after Uber released a similar set of data for its app.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 22, 2021

Lyft says it recorded more than 4,000 cases of sexual assault over three years
Lyft's first safety report came nearly two years after Uber released a similar set of data for its app.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

Memes have helped Americans cope with stress during the pandemic, study finds
The study is a small but notable bright spot amid research highlighting the negative mental health effects of doomscrolling and the role of social media in spreading misinformation about the pandemic.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

‘Metroid Dread' struggles to communicate the series' true, lasting appeal. Let us help.
God of War creator David Jaffe is among those struggling with the game.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

‘Metroid Dread' struggles to communicate the series's true, lasting appeal. Let us help.
God of War creator David Jaffe is among those struggling with the game.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

Driver and passenger seat were occupied in Tesla crash that killed two, safety investigators say
Police initially said there was no one in the driver's seat.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

Pranksters have already defaced Trump's new social network
The site, Truth Social, said it reserves the right to ban users and safeguard itself from lawsuits with Section 230 protections -- the same measures Trump has complained about during his long and bitter battle with Big Tech.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

For video games, February is the new November
The holiday months used to be the most coveted segment of the video game release calendar. Not so in 2021 ... and possibly beyond.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

A few idealistic Canadians are trying to replant the world's forests with flying machines
The battle against climate change can be waged with sober policymaking, an engaged citizenry and corporate responsibility. It also, it turns out, can be fought by a few hipster Millennials with flying machines.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

Facebook Oversight Board issues stern critique of the company's collaboration in first transparency reports
The board has only been operating for about a year, and it is still in the early phases of negotiating its relationship with the social network. The public recrimination highlights the tensions over Facebook's handling of requests from the body, and the board's frustration with the amount of context Facebook is providing for its decisions.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

Facebook Oversight Board sternly criticizes the company's collaboration in first transparency reports
The board has only been operating for about a year, and it is still in the early phases of negotiating its relationship with the social network. The public recrimination highlights the tensions over Facebook's handling of requests from the body, and the board's frustration with the amount of context Facebook is providing for its decisions.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 21, 2021

For teens, navigating the mental health pitfalls of Instagram is part of everyday life
Instagram's explore tab is a wild West of images the app thinks you will like. Teens say the algorithm-based content fed to them constantly is a mental burden but they've learned to navigate it.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 20, 2021

Trump, still barred from Twitter and Facebook, to launch social network in ‘fight back' against Big Tech
The Trump Media and Technology Group is merging with a blank-check company to form a home for Truth Social and a "non-woke" streaming platform.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 20, 2021

Activision Blizzard asks to pause harassment lawsuit, citing dispute between two government agencies
A feud between two government agencies investigating Activision Blizzard is clouding the future of the discrimination and harassment lawsuit.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 20, 2021

Facebook may be changing its name, according to report
Facebook is reportedly planning to rebrand itself with a name change, according to a report in the Verge.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 20, 2021

The ‘League of Legends' World Championship is underway. What to know about esports' Super Bowl.
The tournament field has been whittled to eight remaining teams, with resurgent Korean franchise T1 and its living legend, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok pushing for another title.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 19, 2021

Facebook to pay more than $14 million in Justice Dept. settlement over discrimination against American workers
Federal authorities had charged the company with failing to properly advertise at least 2,600 jobs and consider applications from U.S. citizens.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 19, 2021

This has been a big year for laptops. Here's what to ask before you upgrade.
There's never been a better time to be searching for a new computer.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 19, 2021

Explaining ‘Vivid' mode on the Switch OLED and the best games for it
Games with darker shades benefit the most from this new feature.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 19, 2021

This has been a big year for laptops. Ask yourself these questions before you upgrade.
There's never been a better time to be searching for a new computer.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 18, 2021

Apple is finally fixing the things people hate most about its laptops
Here's what you missed from today's Apple event, during which Apple walked back some of its customers' least-favorite changes.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 18, 2021

‘Elden Ring' delayed, will now release Feb. 25
The highly anticipated game had originally been set to release Jan. 21.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 18, 2021

Powering the picket line: Workers are turning to tech in their labor battles
Employee activists are using digital tools like Facebook, Twitter, Signal, and Zoom to fuel solidarity.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 16, 2021

Massive update and paid DLC coming to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons'
A new update will bring a lot of a new content to the game after a dry spell.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Would robot umpires have prevented the Wilmer Flores Giants-Dodgers controversy?
And should we?

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Apple fires employee who raised awareness of workplace misconduct allegations at the company
Apple on Thursday fired Janneke Parrish, who helped raise awareness about workplace misconduct allegations at the company.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

The truth behind Twitch's leaked ‘do not ban' list
The massive Twitch leak revealed a "do not ban" list of streamers, but it's not as simple as it seems.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

U.S. pursues a unique solution to fight hackers. It revolves around esports.
The program hopes to groom cybersecurity specialists with real-time competitions to better fight hackers.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Microsoft will shut down LinkedIn service in China after facing criticism for censoring posts
Microsoft will shut down its LinkedIn service inside China after facing criticism for censoring posts, ending the last major U.S. social-networking site's presence in the country.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Virgin Galactic pushes back next test flight as it makes ‘enhancements' to its spaceplane
The stand down is yet another sign of the complexities of human space flight and comes as a number of companies have been working on flying paying customers to either the edge of space or to orbit.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Dubbing movies and TV is the next frontier for machine learning and AI
Choosing languages may soon be as easy as changing the channel. But a lot more could get transformed along the way.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Every movie and TV show could soon be dubbed into any language you want
Choosing languages may soon be as easy as changing the channel. But a lot more could get transformed along the way.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

‘Jackbox Party Pack 8': Some immediate delights and a few flops
While some games require a lot of explanation, others are immediately enjoyable.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Facebook whistleblower eyes state AGs, expanding regulatory threat beyond Washington
Led by Connecticut, more than a dozen state attorneys general are asking Facebook for information related to Frances Haugen's leaked documents.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she's leading a worker uprising at Apple
Cher Scarlett is willing to risk a dream job at Apple to blow the whistle on alleged labor violations at the iPhone maker.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she's leading a worker uprising at Apple.
Cher Scarlett is willing to risk a dream job at Apple to blow the whistle on alleged labor violations at the iPhone maker.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Hacks and data breaches are all too common. Here's what to do if you're affected.
Avoiding hacks isn't always possible, but there are ways to mitigate the damage

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Where's walrus? Scientists seek public ‘detectives' to spot giant animals from space
World Wide Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey hope half a million people globally can help sift through thousands of images.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Where's walrus? Scientists seek public ‘detectives' to spot giant animals from space.
World Wide Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey hope half a million people globally can help sift through thousands of images.

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