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Dec 07, 2018

Gmail "Promotions" bug reveals an algorithmic mystery
Google said Friday an inadvertent bug had made its email filters go haywire, rerouting messages in a way that made users believe it had lost its sense of judgment over what messages deserved to land on top of the pile -- and at the worst possible time of the year, when retailers flood consumers with holiday shopping pitches.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 07, 2018

Gmail ‘Promotions' bug reveals an algorithmic mystery
Google said Friday an inadvertent bug had made its email filters go haywire, rerouting messages in a way that made users believe it had lost its sense of judgment over what messages deserved to land on top of the pile -- and at the worst possible time of the year, when retailers flood consumers with holiday shopping pitches.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 07, 2018

Trump's likely pick for attorney general said Justice Department's antitrust chief gave ‘inaccurate' account of meeting with Time Warner
The dispute between William Barr and the government's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has taken on renewed significance.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 07, 2018

Trump's new attorney general had charged Justice Department's antitrust chief with giving an ‘inaccurate' account of meeting with Time Warner
The dispute between William Barr and the government's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has taken on renewed significance.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 06, 2018

DARPA head on AI dangers: ‘It's not one of those things that keeps me up at night'
Artificial intelligence does not yet pose a serious threat to humans, according to the head of the Defense Advanced Research Agency. Though the military is rushing to improve its AI capabilities, DARPA Director Dr. Steven H. Walker said AI remains "a very fragile capability."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 06, 2018

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, ‘Blackout'
Want to stop plateauing at a 1-to-1 KDR? We asked some of the game's top players to teach us some of their tricks for multiplayer and Blackout.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 06, 2018

Your Apple products are getting more expensive. Here's how they get away with it.
Apple's prices are out-pacing not only inflation, but also other gadget makers. Yet would switching be worth the cost?

Washington Post Tech
Dec 06, 2018

It's not looking great for the Justice Department's appeal of the AT&T-Time Warner merger
A three-judge panel expressed skepticism that the government proved the merger would harm consumers.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

The ‘soap opera effect,' explained
If you've ever wondered why that action movie you loved in theaters looks different at home, video interpolation, better known as "the soap opera effect" might be the culprit.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket misses barge, makes water landing
In the first stage of its launch on Dec. 5, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket spun wildly on its way to a barge landing spot and was forced to make a water landing instead.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

SpaceX's rocket crash lands in water after spinning wildly
In the first stage of its launch on Dec. 5, a SpaceX rocket booster spun wildly on its way back to Earth. The booster landed in the water.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers
A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" that gave select companies preferential access to valuable data on users without their consent, echoing a key claim from an app developer that has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the social network in a California court.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users' data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers
A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" that gave select companies preferential access to valuable data on users without their consent, echoing a key claim from an app developer that has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the social network in a California court.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

Tom Cruise wants you to change how you watch movies at home
The actor and the writer-director Christopher McQuarrie want viewers to turn off this default setting on most TVs.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 05, 2018

The Technology 202: The government's tech unit is trying to reduce wait times for asylum seekers
There are a lot of Central American migrants waiting at the border.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 04, 2018

New rules guarantee minimum wage for NYC Uber, Lyft drivers
New York City ride hailing drivers are guaranteed a minimum wage following the a vote by the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission Tuesday. The rate — set at $17.22 per hour after expenses — makes New York the first American city to adopt minimum pay for app-based drivers, according to the Independent Drivers Guild.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 04, 2018

Artifact's monetization structure is making Valve money and some gamers very angry
Pro players respond to early outrage that blitzed the game with more than 1,500 negative reviews, mainly over the price of building the perfect deck.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 04, 2018

Walmart's latest hire: Robotic janitors that clean floors and collect data
Walmart is adding even more robots to its stores. This week, the big box retailer announced plans to place 360 autonomous robots — tasked with scrubbing floors — inside stores across the country.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 04, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify to Congress on Dec. 11
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is now slated to testify to Congress on Tuesday, December 11, after lawmakers rescheduled their original hearing in light of former President George H.W. Bush's death.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 04, 2018

Delta opens first U.S. facial recognition airport terminal
Delta Air Lines debuted the United States's first facial recognition terminal on Nov. 29 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2018

An MIT-born start-up has a bold new claim: An electric scooter that repairs itself
Superpedestrian — a Cambridge, Mass.-based micro-mobility company known for making electric bicycles — told The Washington Post that it plans to begin producing an "industrial grade e-scooter" that can repair itself. The device will hit city streets in 2019.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2018

An MIT-born startup has a bold new claim: An electric scooter that repairs itself
Superpedestrian — a Cambridge Ma.-based micro-mobility company known for making electric bicycles — told The Washington Post that the company plans to begin producing an "industrial grade e-scooter" that can repair itself. The device will hit city streets in 2019.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2018

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC over feud with Saudi Arabia
Qatar said it will leave OPEC in January to focus on boosting natural gas production.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2018

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC as feud with Saudi Arabia continues
Qatar said it will leave OPEC in January, to focus on boosting natural gas production.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2018

Facebook discussed using people's data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest
Newly unredacted court records suggest that Facebook used people's profiles as leverage to expand its mobile-ad business.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2018

Facebook used people's data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest
Newly unredacted court records suggest that Facebook used people's profiles as leverage to grow its mobile ad business.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2018

What you should do after the Marriott data breach
How to reach Marriott's call center and FAQ page and enroll in a free fraud monitoring service.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

Inside the futuristic restaurant where a robot has replaced the bartender
At a wine bar in Prague, the bartender has been replaced by a robot. The restaurant is the latest business to replace human staffers with machines.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

Inside the futuristic restaurant, where a robot has replaced the bartender
At a wine bar in Prague, the bartender has been replaced by a robot. The restaurant is the latest business to replace human staffers with machines.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

Inside the futuristic restaurant, where a robot has replaced the bartender.
At a wine bar in Prague, the bartender has been replaced by a robot. The restaurant is the latest in a series of businesses that have replaced human staff with machines.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

"Battlefield V": It feels as if the best is yet to come
Without much of a game-changer from its WWI installment, Battlefield V's ultimate value may be determined by future game content to be released over the coming months, including its new battle royale mode.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

‘Battlefield V': It feels as if the best is yet to come
Without much of a game-changer from its WWI installment, Battlefield V's ultimate value may be determined by future game content to be released over the coming months, including its new battle royale mode.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

Airbnb will test prototype homes next year
The lodging service will begin testing prototype homes as soon as next year to accommodate the needs of owners who rent and share living spaces.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

How Waymo is trying to get people used to self-driving cars
Waymo's early rider program in Phoenix has 400 volunteers riding in self-driving taxis. One volunteer and the product manager of Waymo explain how it works.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2018

Airbnb will start selling buildings and homes next year, report says
The lodging service plans to begin selling multi-unit buildings and houses, according to Fast Company.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2018

U.S. targets alleged Iranian ransomware plot, indicting two men and imposing sanctions on bitcoin addresses for the first time
The indictment addressing "21st century digital blackmail" is the first of its kind, the Justice Department said.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2018

The Boring Company cancels plans to open one of its Los Angeles test tunnels
Founder Elon Musk had said on Twitter that the high-speed tunnel would open on Dec. 10.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2018

U.S. consumer watchdog to investigate video game loot boxes
Critics say they're a form of gambling. Video game companies disagree. Now the FTC says it's looking into the bundles of digital goods.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai set to testify to Congress in December
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is set to testify to Congress in December, facing off against lawmakers for the first time at a hearing that could subject the search giant to the same harsh political spotlight that has faced its tech peers all year.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

‘Facebook has a black people problem': Black ex-employee spotlights race issues in public memo
Mark Luckie argues that the company is failing its black employees and users by excluding them from the work that guides its service.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

Facebook, Twitter crack down on AI babysitter-rating service
Predictim's chief said the company was undeterred by the restrictions: "If you're not hiding anything, if you're not abusive, if you're not a bully, I don't see why you'd be scared."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

A Manhattan start-up's new strategy for attracting top talent: Free electric scooters.
Technology companies are notorious for attracting talent with alluring perks designed to make life easier. To attract talent, a Manhattan transportation startup is introducing a new perk for employees: electric scooters.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

Google employees go public to protest China search engine Dragonfly
More than thirty Google employees have joined a public petition protesting the company's plans to build a search engine that complies with China's online censorship regime.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

Facebook faces fresh lashing from nine countries for its inability to stop the spread of fake news
Facebook on Tuesday faced a fresh lashing from regulators representing Canada, France, the United Kingdom and six other countries for the social-networking giant's inability to stop the spread of misinformation online and protect its users' personal data.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2018

Facebook faces global lashing from nine countries for its inability to protect data and stop fake news
Facebook on Tuesday faced a fresh lashing from regulators representing Canada, France, the United Kingdom and six other countries for the social-networking giant's inability to stop the spread of misinformation online and protect its users' personal data.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2018

Elon Musk says he will probably move to Mars
Despite conditions hostile to human life, nonstop toil and uncertainty about ever returning to Earth, Musk says he will move to the Red Planet.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2018

iPhone users are taking on Apple's app store at the Supreme Court. Here's what it means.
The anti-monopoly case could have implications for other platform companies.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2018

Elon Musk: To avoid becoming like monkeys, humans must merge with machines
Elon Musk has issued numerous warnings in recent years about the rise of artificial intelligence. Now the billionaire inventor has offered up a new solution that would allow humanity to compete with super intelligent machines.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2018

This city is offering you $10,000 to move there
If you agree to live and work remotely from this south central U.S. city, you can get several cash and other benefits.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2018

This Black Friday, Amazon employees across Europe are protesting ‘inhuman' working conditions
Black Friday is a huge deal in Europe. So Amazon workers there are walking off the job in protest.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to testify in front of seven countries' lawmakers -- but a lower-level official will appear
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is "unable" to testify at a rare, joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries who remain frustrated about the social-media giant's handling of misinformation online.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to testify in front of seven countries' lawmakers — but a lower-level official will appear
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is "unable" to testify at a rare joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries who remain frustrated about the social media giant's handling of misinformation online.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

Facebook's Sandberg now says the company's work with the political consultancy Definers crossed her desk
Despite the controversy, Zuckeberg stands by his chief operating officer.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

In a reversal, Facebook's Sandberg says she heard about the company's hiring of political consultancy Definers
Despite the controversy, Zuckeberg stands by his chief operating officer.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

Zuckerberg says he won't step down and Sandberg's job is safe, even after Facebook's scandals
Despite accusations that Facebook engaged in a smear campaign against its critics, the company's top two executives leaders will keep their jobs.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

Amazon tells some customers their emails have been exposed but provides few details
Amazon.com informed some customers that their names and email addresses had been "inadvertently disclosed due to a technical error."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

Amazon tells some customers their emails have been exposed, but provides few details
Amazon.com informed some customers on Nov. 21 that their names and email addresses had been "inadvertently disclosed due to a technical error."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

China's Great Wall is ‘crumbling.' Now architects are using drones to save it.
Portions of China's legendary Great Wall have fallen into disrepair. Chinese architects are now using drone technology to map and reinforce the ancient structure before it's completely reclaimed by the natural world.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

We did a blind sound test of Amazon's Echo Dot vs. Google's Home Mini
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler uses 3 professionals to test the sound quality of Amazon's new Echo Dot and Google's Home Mini.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

I live with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Here's which one you should pick.
Buying a smart speaker today is a lot like choosing a smartphone a decade ago. Here's how to find your tribe.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

I live with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Here's which you should pick.
Buying a smart speaker today is a lot like choosing a smartphone a decade ago. Here's how to find your tribe.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

This new weapon alerts police as soon as it's fired
The weapon uses Bluetooth to connect to an app that sends emergency services to a user's location after the Taser is fired.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2018

This new weapon alerts police as soon as its fired
A new Taser alerts authorities as soon as its fired. The weapon uses bluetooth to connect to an app that sends emergency services to a user's location after the Taser is fired.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 20, 2018

The FCC has a new plan to combat unwanted robocalls and spammy texts
But critics say it could lead to censorship of legitimate messages.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 20, 2018

Despite low attendance, inaugural esports event gives a preview of D.C.'s gaming potential
Congress Height's new state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena rocked with a rambunctious, concert-like atmosphere last weekend. Flashing lights and smoke effects enveloped the floor in color,...

Washington Post Tech
Nov 20, 2018

Video game photography is on the rise and producing stunning works of Internet art
Gamers are spending hours trying to capture epic snapshots using photo mode, fully embracing "a hobby within a hobby."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 20, 2018

Video games are now so beautiful players are spending hours framing stunning works of Internet art
Gamers are spending hours trying to capture epic snapshots using photo mode, fully embracing "a hobby within a hobby."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

Trump administration proposal could target exports of the tech behind Siri, self-driving cars and supercomputers
Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and their peers could be subject to new restrictions on how they export the technology behind voice-activated smartphones, self-driving cars and speedy supercomputers to Chi...

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

A racial discrimination suit against a leading cable company may move forward, U.S. appeals court says
The First Amendment cannot be used to throw out the black-owned TV programmer's suit against Charter, according to the appeals panel.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

A leading cable company discriminated against a black TV network, U.S. appeals court says
Charter defended itself against the racial bias lawsuit by citing the First Amendment. It didn't work.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

Why NASA wants to look at flying tourists to space -- a dramatic change for a by-the-book agency
NASA is considering selling seats on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, offering rides to the public while opening another line of revenue as the agency attempts to broaden its appeal. The proposal, backed Friday by a NASA advisory subcommittee, is still in the nascent stage, and is part of moves by the agency to better insert itself into the public consciousness by working with the private sector.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

Why NASA wants to look at flying tourists to space — a dramatic change for a by-the-book agency
NASA is considering selling seats to the public on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, opening another line of revenue as the agency attempts to broaden its appeal.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We have to admit when the free market is not working'
Apple CEO Tim Cook used his time on HBO to distance himself from tech giants like Google and Facebook.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 16, 2018

Why innovation isn't dead in Silicon Valley, according to this tech expert
Benedict Evans, in his annual slides, peeks into the future of innovation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 16, 2018

Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.' Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude.
A start-up that requires prospective babysitters to hand over their social media accounts says it uses "advanced artificial intelligence" to assess a sitter's risk of drug abuse, bullying and more.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 15, 2018

Facebook says it removed a flood of hate speech, terrorist propaganda and fake accounts from its site
Facebook said Thursday it had removed billions of fake accounts and millions of posts, photos and other forms of content that violated its community standards.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 15, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins FCC approval to put 7,000 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit
It's part of a new space race to bring Web access to the entire planet.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 15, 2018

‘Alarming': Soros calls for investigation of Facebook after report of a smear campaign
Facebook hired a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activists critical of the social network, according to a New York Times report, linking them to the liberal philanthropist.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 14, 2018

Night Sight: How Google's Pixel phone can take pictures in the dark
Google's smartphones now have a special camera feature known as Night Sight, which allows the phone to take photos in very dark situations. The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler explains how this works, and why this new feature may be the future of photography.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 14, 2018

Your smartphone photos are totally fake — and you love it
Night Sight on Google's Pixel, which shoots pictures in the dark, shows how phone cameras have become faketastic.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 14, 2018

Your smartphone photos are totally fake —and you love it
Night Sight on Google's Pixel, which shoots pictures in the dark, shows how phone cameras have become faketastic.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 14, 2018

The Justice Department and SEC subpoena Snap
Snap said it believes government regulators are investigating issues related to a class action lawsuit, in which shareholders allege that the company misled investors by downplaying the negative effects Instagram had on its business.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 14, 2018

Justice Department and SEC subpoena Snap
Snap said it believes government regulators are investigating issues related to a class-action lawsuit in which shareholders allege that the company misled investors by downplaying the negative effects Instagram had on its business.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 13, 2018

Quitting Instagram: She's one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.
Bailey Richardson, one of Instagram's original 13 employees, says the company has lost its identity.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 13, 2018

As recount politics heat up, two Florida election officials are the targets of online harassment
Several pro-Trump Facebook pages and one Twitter account on Monday posted the home address and phone number of the Broward County, Fla., election supervisor who has been the target of blistering criticism from the president and other Republicans amid highly politicized vote recounts.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 13, 2018

Sinclair and 5 other media companies have settled with DOJ over claims they worked together to set TV ad prices
The government said in a lawsuit that the companies had illegally shared ad sales data in violation of antitrust law.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 13, 2018

Winners and losers from Amazon's HQ2 decision
Amazon is bringing roughly 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investments to New York and Northern Virginia. But winning the grand prize also comes with some drawbacks.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 12, 2018

Facebook will let French regulators study its efforts to fight hate speech
Facebook will invite French regulators to study its approach to combating hate speech online, marking the latest attempt by governments around the world to figure out ways to thwart toxic content from spreading.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 12, 2018

Small cable companies want DOJ to reinvestigate Comcast's merger with NBC
Comcast is "a much greater threat" than AT&T-Time Warner, the American Cable Association claims.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 10, 2018

Lime issues global recall of one of its electric scooter models amid fears it can break apart in use
The fast-growing electric-scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of its models from every city across the globe after determining that it could break apart while in use. The decisi...

Washington Post Tech
Nov 10, 2018

Electric scooter giant Lime launches global recall of one of its models amid fears the scooters can break apart
The fast-growing electronic scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of the company's brands from every city across the globe after determining the scooters could break apart while i...

Washington Post Tech
Nov 09, 2018

What makes New York attractive to the tech industry
The Big Apple's ascendance as a major technology hub highlights the depth of the city's massive talent pool.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 09, 2018

What makes New York attractive to tech industry
The Big Apple's ascendance as a major technology hub highlights the depth of the city's massive talent pool.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 09, 2018

After rocket failure, Russia moves up its next launch. NASA says it is okay with that.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says Russia's space agency has been "very transparent" following recent safety issues. "They have shared with us all the data we need to be comfortable and confident that we understand the problem and that it has been resolved."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 09, 2018

Why millions of Dish Network's customers have been cut off from HBO
Dish blames the blackout on AT&T's merger with Time Warner, but the telecom giant says it has nothing to do with the situation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 08, 2018

White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta
This apparent subtle edit shows how video has become as vulnerable to politicized distortion as everything else.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 08, 2018

Ford joins micro-mobility revolution by purchasing e-scooter start-up Spin
The $40 million purchase means the legacy automaker has joined companies such as Uber and Alphabet in investing in the latest transportation trend.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 07, 2018

Samsung's next phone folds up like a book
Samsung's Infinity Flex Display, coming some time next year, has a phone screen that can unfold into a tablet.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 07, 2018

Google's hometown passes new business tax to cope with rise in tech commuters
Two successful ballot measures highlight the tension between wealthy tech companies and local residents who expect them to contribute more.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 06, 2018

Forget the Russians. On this Election Day, it's Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech.
Experts point to a rampant online spread of misleading reports and images about the migrant caravan in Mexico, for example, and the demonstrably false allegations that billionaire George Soros is funding a violent "invasion" of the United States.

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