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Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others

Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others

One of Google’s tensor processing units, a new kind of chip that Google said on Monday it would allow other companies to access through its cloud-computing service.

After Fatal Uber Crash, a Self-Driving Start-Up Moves Forward

After Fatal Uber Crash, a Self-Driving Start-Up Moves Forward

Drive.ai plans to operate a fleet of autonomous taxis, including this blue and orange vehicle, in a limited area of Frisco, Tex., starting in July.

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Another Facebook-Free Edition

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Another Facebook-Free Edition

Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, clarified the online forum’s policies by saying, “To be perfectly clear, while racism itself isn’t against the rules, it’s not welcome here.”

Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry

Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is said to be investigating whether Uber systematically paid women less than men and discriminated against women in the hiring process.

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

The European Union on Friday enacts the world’s toughest rules to protect people’s online data.

Overcome With Emoji

Overcome With Emoji

If the Frequently Used area of the emoji keyboard, (shown on left), still shows more characters than you want to wade through, create text-replacement shortcuts to use instead. As shown on the right, you can use the shortcuts to automatically insert your favorite pictographs into a message with a few quick keystrokes on the main keyboard.

Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users

Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users

The Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is expected to appear before multiple congressional committees.

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

A GitHub billboard being installed in San Francisco in 2014. Microsoft said on Monday that it would acquire the company for $7.5 billion.

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

Facebook says artificial intelligence can help it spot misinformation or unwanted content. It is dipping more and more into academia to find the people who can help build that technology.

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

Gong Xiangyang, left, head of the radiology department at Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, watching outside of a CT scanning room. The personal investment fund of the Alibaba founder Jack Ma has invested in a company working with the hospital to use artificial intelligence in lung screenings.

IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

Before a big debate, even an artificial intelligence system gets a rehearsal. Noa Ovadia, a college senior who won an Israeli championship in 2016, helped put the IBM Debater through its paces Sunday in San Francisco.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching

Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching

Drew Houston, chief executive of Dropbox, which was most recently valued at about $10 billion by private-market investors.

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

The Week in Tech: Infowars and China’s Great Firewall

The Week in Tech: Infowars and China’s Great Firewall

“The Chinese apps have got everything,” said Shen Yanan, 28, who works in Baoding, China, and has no interest in politics.

Declining Android’s Automatic Correction Help

Declining Android’s Automatic Correction Help

Many versions of the Android operating system allow you to disable automatic corrections and other keyboard features in the Language & Input settings.


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