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How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Nick Wingfield at home in Seattle with his Macbook and Apple watch. CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft. Do you use their technology? The one ... Read More »

WHAT JAMES DAMORE GOT WRONG ABOUT GENDER BIAS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

IN AUGUST GOOGLE employee James Damore made the news and even Wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. Although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, Damore wrote, “I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that ... Read More »

Hunting Yankee is a North Korean game about shooting US soldiers

In 2011, THQ released Homefront, a first-person shooter that pits the citizens of America against invading North Korean soldiers. Six years later, it’s time for the Norks to get some payback: As reported by state-run media outlet Arirang-Meari(via NK News), a North Korean developer has released a new game called Hunting Yankee, a “3D amusement” in which you “shoot down American men with ... Read More »

Watch KFC’s weird VR training game about frying chicken

Remember when VR was cool, back when it was fiction about cyberspace? Well, now it’s here, and the corporate world is doing everything it can to make it suck. Case in point: Earlier today, Eater published a report stating that KFC is making employees play an Oculus Rift initiation game which teaches them how to make fried chicken. That sounded unlikely to ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »

Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD’s disruptive multicore chips

After a decade of fielding ho-hum FX-series processors, AMD’s finally released its highly disruptive Ryzen chips, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Intel’s supremacy in high-end computing. AMD’s new Ryzen chips include several CPUs (and CPU families) of various levels of potency. What’s more, Ryzen introduces a completely new motherboard platform, and the processors require different memory and coolers than ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper chips could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced when it releases in August. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Threadripper gives the high-performance Intel products currently dominating high-end desktops something to worry about. The mega-core CPU battle is now quickly turning into an arms race. Check back here for all the ... Read More »

We have come across more details about this mystery machine. The original story follows this update.

Update: We’ve been poking around and we might be looking at something a lot more special than we first thought. The teaser image shows the number “22” which is the atomic number for Titanium and the number “6” the atomic number for carbon. We’re unsure if this means that the front triangle of the Gnarpoon will be Titanium or not, but ... Read More »

CBSE to consider concerns about Class 12 exams marking under verification scheme

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that if any student who wrote the class 12 exams feels that his or her answer sheets were not correctly evaluated, he or she can now approach the board under its verification scheme. The submission was made by the CBSE before a vacation bench ... Read More »