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Today β€” January 22nd 2020NYT Technology

Put Alexa and Siri to Work

By J. D. Biersdorfer

Voice-activated helpers can automate life’s little chores, once you get the hang of them.

How to Turn Depressing Social Media Into a Positive Influence

By Geoffrey Morrison

Don’t let Facebook, Instagram or Twitter become negative aspects of your life. Here’s how to fix them.

G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads.

By Erin Griffith

The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets.

Analysis Ties Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account

By Karen Weise, Matthew Rosenberg and Sheera Frenkel

Investigators said the phone of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief, began behaving strangely after he received a video from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.

Netflix Reports a Subscriber Bump as Disney Poses a New Threat

By Edmund Lee

The streaming giant behind “The Crown” and “The Irishman” now has more than 167 million subscribers around the world.

Yesterday β€” January 21st 2020NYT Technology

Netflix Reports a Subscriber Bump as Disney Joins the Streaming Party

By Edmund Lee

The streaming giant behind “The Crown” and “The Irishman” now has more than 167 million subscribers around the world.

Glenn Greenwald Charged With Cybercrimes in Brazil

By Ernesto LondoΓ±o and LetΓ­cia Casado

Mr. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal investigation” that hacked into the cellphones of prosecutors and public officials.

Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81

By Cade Metz

He originally received pushback from his employer, Xerox. But his invention eventually became nearly ubiquitous in every office and home.

Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain

By Yulia Grigoryants and Dennis Overbye

Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists — a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.

Uber Sells Food Delivery Business in India

By Vindu Goel and Kate Conger

The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.

How to Navigate a Flood of Streaming TV Subscriptions

By Eric Ravenscraft

We wanted à la carte television, and now we have it — and it costs more than cable. Here’s how to watch your favorite shows without overpaying for a dozen apps.

Before yesterdayNYT Technology

Extradition Hearings Begin for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Officer Held in Canada

By Dan Bilefsky

A Chinese executive wanted by the U.S. may be passing her days in a Vancouver mansion, but friends say she is “trapped” in a gilded cage.

Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All

By Kashmir Hill

I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web.

India Targets Jeff Bezos Over Amazon and Washington Post

By Vindu Goel

Like Trump, India is pressuring both of Mr. Bezos’ businesses as its leaders become more nationalistic toward foreign companies and news media.

How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash β€˜Got Buried’

By Chris Hamby

A study that blasted Boeing after a 2009 accident was never made public. Other criticisms were tempered by investigators after the company and U.S. safety officials objected.

Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All

By Kashmir Hill

I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web.

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