Tag: Technology

Apple Unveils Bigger iPhones at Higher Prices, and a Heart-Tracking Watch

Apple has long had a playbook for iPhones, its most important product: Keep rolling out bigger, faster and more expensive models. On Wednesday, it repeated that strategy by introducing another round of iPhones that are — you guessed it — bigger, faster and more expensive. The model with a 6.5-inch screen, the iPhone XS Max,

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How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge. In recent years, data companies have harnessed new technology to immediately identify what

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The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically 2018

The 2007 housing crisis was particularly tough on African-Americans, as well as Hispanics, extinguishing much of their already miniscule wealth. Industrial layoffs, particularly in the Midwest, made things worse. However the rising economic tide of the past few years has started to lift more boats. The African-American unemployment rate fell to 6.8% in December, the lowest level since the

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Sweeping Plan Would Overturn Equal Access to the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by

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How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure. At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoft’s office-worker kingdom. Microsoft conceived of Surface, an innovative laptop-tablet hybrid,

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News Headlines 02.28.13

NATION Health law’s rules help hospitals cut patient readmission rate The law includes both penalties and incentives for better coordinating care for patients after they head home. ( by N.C. Aizenman , The Washington Post)  ICE release of illegal immigrants sparks political firestorm in Arizona Politicized controversy surrounds release of illegal immigrants from federal custody. ( by Pamela Constable , The Washington

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Your Smartphone Will Replace Your Car Keys by 2015

Your smartphone has the potential to replace nearly everything else in your pockets, so why not your car keys? Hyundai is working to do just that, with an embedded NFC tag that allows you to open your car, start the engine and link up to the touchscreen with a simple swipe. Hyundai outfitted its i30 compact hatch

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