The future of work from CES: The headquarters at home

This year’s CES, which ends today, has been fascinating because it’s showcased a coming shift in product design based on the assumption that — rather than everyone going into the office — many people will remain working at home for the foreseeable future.  One of the most exciting sessions at …

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On the N.Y.C. Campaign Trail With Andrew Yang

On the Trail With Andrew Yang Emma G. FitzsimmonsReporting from New York City James Estrin/The New York Times As I rode the subway with Andrew Yang, who announced his run for mayor of New York City today, he told me that he believes the city can take back responsibility for …

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Tiny schooling aquatic robots inspired by fish

We’ve already heard about small flying or wheeled robots that cooperate on tasks by working in collaborative “swarms.” Harvard University researchers have now gone a step further, by developing tiny underwater robots that school together like fish. Known as Bluebots, the fish-inspired robots each incorporate two wide-angle cameras and three …

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The Truth About Your WhatsApp Data

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. There was a backlash to WhatsApp in recent days after it posted what appear to be overhauled privacy policies. Let me try to clarify what happened. Some people think the messaging app …

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