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Today β€” September 20th 2018NYT Technology

Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating

By EMILY BADGER

Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger, a writer for The Upshot, uses to analyze the ripple effects.

Yesterday β€” September 19th 2018NYT Technology

Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

By KAREN WEINTRAUB

Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.

A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret

By ALYSON KRUEGER

They’re not as shiny as diamonds, but smog free rings are considered sustainable and ethical — and they’re also much more affordable.

Inside Facebook’s Election β€˜War Room’

By SHEERA FRENKEL and MIKE ISAAC

Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)

By MALCOLM HARRIS

Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?

State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

By FARHAD MANJOO

Here’s what the Amazon founder’s vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry — and how he might help unravel that for the world.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Faster, Bigger, With a Promise to Be Healthier

By BRIAN X. CHEN

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.

Before yesterdayNYT Technology

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.

Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN, KATE KELLY and EMILY FLITTER

The company said the department requested documents after its chief executive, Elon Musk, said he had “funding secured” to take its stock off public markets.

Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads

By NOAM SCHEIBER

A case filed with federal regulators says the company’s targeting technology is used to screen out female candidates in violation of the law.

Tech Fix: The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Bigger Is Now Definitely Better

By BRIAN X. CHEN

Apple’s new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes.

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

By KENNETH CHANG

Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.

After Fetching a High Price, Time Magazine Moves Into a New Era

By EDMUND LEE

“These things just take a lot longer than you think they would,” one executive said of the sale of Time magazine. Now Meredith must turn to the sales of Fortune and Sports Illustrated.

A San Francisco Tech Mogul Buys a Fabled Slice of New York Media

By DAVID STREITFELD, DON CLARK and NATASHA SINGER

Something like this was tried 18 years ago, when AOL bought Time Warner. But Marc Benioff, long a prominent figure in his hometown, does things his own way.

Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa

By KENNETH CHANG

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.

Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

By HEATHER MURPHY

Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.

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