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YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos

The company said the YouTube Partner Program would now accept advertisements only for video creators whose videos have garnered 4,000 “watch hours” over the last 12 months and have at least 1,000 subscribers. YouTube said a four-minute video watched by more than 60,000 people would most likely surpass that watch …

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22 Attorneys General Sue to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

Photo Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney general, is leading a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality regulations. Credit Sasha Maslov for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of 22 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the Federal Communications Commission’s …

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Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Q. How do I make sure I am sending a photo at the highest possible resolution when I attach it to an email message on my phone? A. Before you send the photo, check the image-size settings when you attach the image to the message so you know you have …

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‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

A company making “smart thermometers” that upload body temperatures to its website claims to be tracking this year’s flu season faster and in greater geographic detail than public health authorities can. This year’s flu season — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers “moderately severe” — has left …

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Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Apple popularized the virtual assistant concept in 2011 when it introduced technology called Siri in its iPhones. About three years later, Amazon debuted the Echo, a speaker packed with microphones to capture and decipher what we’re saying to Alexa. Soon, various technology companies were betting that speaking to machines through …

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Keeping Up With the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

Q. Is it safe to install the Windows patch for these new Spectre and Meltdown bugs? Do they affect Linux? (And who names these security flaws, anyway?) A. Meltdown and Spectre, the two recently announced security flaws that can expose personal data to hackers, could potentially affect Linux systems, along …

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Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too

It is doubtful that any of the companies fantasize about challenging Intel head-on with their own chip factories, which can take billions of dollars to build. (The start-ups contract with other companies to make their chips.) But in designing chips that can provide the particular kind of computing power needed …

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