How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

#apple-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wearable-computing

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China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency

The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.

#alipay, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #innovation, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #peoples-bank-of-china, #politics-and-government, #renminbi-currency, #virtual-currency, #wechat-mobile-app

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Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet

Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

#administration-for-community-living, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #older-adults-technology-services, #smith-tina-f, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Season of the Snitch

Narc-narc, who’s there?

#computers-and-the-internet, #facial-recognition-software, #social-media, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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A Spreadsheet of China’s Censorship Shows the Human Toll

An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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F.C.C. Broadband Plan Includes $50 Monthly Subsidy for Millions

A proposal released by the acting chairwoman of the commission is an attempt to close the digital divide.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #federal-aid-us, #federal-communications-commission, #income-inequality, #rosenworcel-jessica, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

#anduril-industries-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #luckey-palmer, #silicon-valley-calif, #skydio-inc, #start-ups, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #empathy, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #psychology-and-psychologists, #the-empathy-diaries-a-memoir-book, #turkle-sherry, #writing-and-writers

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F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-communications-commission, #rosenworcel-jessica, #rural-areas, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?

The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Australia’s Social Media Law Won’t Save Journalism

Google and Facebook have objected to a law that will require them to pay media outlets for content. But the legislation won’t protect the businesses it aims to help.

#australia, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network

The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #eero-inc, #hewlett-packard-enterprise-company, #mobile-applications, #netgear-inc, #smartphones, #tablet-computers, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wireless-communications

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California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law

A federal judge’s ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.

#becerra-xavier, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #net-neutrality, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation

Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the “scope and scale” of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.

#amazon-com-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #defense-department, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fireeye-inc, #microsoft-corp, #russia, #senate-committee-on-intelligence, #solarwinds, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline

As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #data-centers, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #myanmar, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #telenor-communications-sa, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #zte-corp

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Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

It’s the economy, stupid.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solarwinds, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

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Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.

#australia, #brown-campbell, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #frydenberg-josh, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000

A fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media is marrying the world’s taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology.

#andreessen-horowitz, #andreessen-marc-l, #bitcoin-currency, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #cuban-mark, #gemini-trust-co-llc, #horowitz-ben, #lohan-lindsay, #music, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #venture-capital, #vine-labs-inc, #virtual-currency

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Team Molly: The Family After Molly Steinsapir’s Death

While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.

#computers-and-the-internet, #grief-emotion, #social-media, #twitter, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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What is Clubhouse?

A simple explainer to the newest, buzziest social media app around.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #mobile-applications, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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In the Pandemic, Online Home-Buying Picks Up Speed

First-time buyers have the tech-smarts and now the tools to do all or part of their purchase online, sometimes even before seeing their new houses in person.

#computers-and-the-internet, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #united-states

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Blue-Light Glasses: Should I Buy Them?

“Computer glasses” are a booming category, thanks to increased screen time, but scientists say they don’t do much.

#blue-light, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #melatonin-hormone, #research, #sleep

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Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole

Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #kennedy-robert-f-jr, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law

With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #australian-the-newspaper, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #social-media, #youtube-com

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Democracy Is Weakening Right in Front of Us

Is political technopessimism our new future?

#artificial-intelligence, #balkin-jack-m, #computers-and-the-internet, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuboff-shoshana

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This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.

Corey Quinn has made it his business to understand Amazon’s cloud-computing charges and have some fun at the company’s expense.

#amazon-com-inc, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #university-of-maine

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Meet Me at the Virtual Water Cooler

Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings.

#computers-and-the-internet, #future-of-work-2021, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #virtual-reality-computers, #zoom-video-communications

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Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Faces Its First Major Test

The questions are bigger than whether Trump should have been suspended.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oversight-board-facebook, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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How Garfield Helped Me Make Peace With a Culture in Decline

Try getting into Garfield variants: remixes of the original strips that testify to the internet’s limitless invention.

#comedy-and-humor, #computers-and-the-internet, #garfield-fictional-character

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Big Tech’s Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy’

Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #online-advertising, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mercer-rebekah-a-1973, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Clubhouse, a Tiny Audio Chat App, Breaks Through

The 11-month-old app has exploded in popularity, even as it grapples with harassment, misinformation and privacy issues.

#andreessen-horowitz, #censorship, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #davison-paul-entrepreneur, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #innovation, #mobile-applications, #rumors-and-misinformation, #seth-rohan, #social-media, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls

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Lessons From Virtual Kindergarten

The characteristics of a rhombus. The limits of parental authority. Gratitude.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12

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Big Tech’s Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota

A vote on a bill this week is part of a movement that could cost Apple and Google billions of dollars. State legislatures are becoming the fight’s new front.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #epic-games, #google-inc, #hansson-david-heinemeier, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #north-dakota

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In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession

In his latest Netflix docu-series, the director of foundational works like “Paradise Lost” turned his lens to the fans and web sleuths who are changing the stakes of true crime.

#berlinger-joe, #cecil-hotel-los-angeles-calif, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #crime-scene-the-vanishing-at-the-cecil-hotel-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lam-elisa-1991-2013, #los-angeles-calif, #netflix-inc, #television

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Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

#artificial-intelligence, #astral-codex-ten, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #names-personal, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationalists, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #siskind-scott, #slate-star-codex, #substack-inc, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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Myanmar May Target Free Speech in Bid to Stop Anti-Coup Protests

Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #computers-and-the-internet, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mandalay-myanmar, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #naypyidaw-myanmar, #telenor-communications-sa, #yangon-myanmar

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Canadian Woman Cited in Online Attacks Is Arrested in Toronto

Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of dozens of people. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

#atas-nadire, #babcock-guy, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #toronto-ontario

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Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse

The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #davison-paul-entrepreneur, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure From Modi

The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

#agriculture-and-farming, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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After Amazon, What’s Next for Jeff Bezos?

The legacies of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie offer hints about what could be next for Amazon’s founder.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #high-net-worth-individuals, #philanthropy, #rockefeller-john-d

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How This New Yorker Created a Vaccine Appointment Website for $50

New Yorkers with tech skills were appalled when they tried to make vaccine appointments for older relatives. They knew there was a better way.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids

New online tools and an array of remote classes and programs are ramping up education and training for adults.

#adult-education, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-learning, #elderly, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Bitcoin and Dogecoin Are Boosted by Elon Musk

Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.

#bitcoin-currency, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #hedge-funds, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #musk-elon, #snoop-dogg, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #virtual-currency

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Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims.

The move, which applies to anti-vaccine posts unrelated to Covid as well, targets unpaid posts to the site and particularly Facebook pages and groups.

#autism, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Prepares to Step Back, and Andy Jassy to Step In

The Amazon founder prepares to step back just as Washington turns up the heat on the mega-retailer and cloud company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On ‘Sway,’ Kara Swisher Talks to Microsoft’s Brad Smith

The president of Microsoft says “absolutely not” — at least when it comes to his company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #politics-and-government, #smith-bradford-l, #solarwinds, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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11 Steps to Impress Your Boss and Thrive in Your Job

“Managing up” while you work from home can foster positive relationships with those above you, and give your career a boost.

#coaches-and-managers, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting

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Where Do Vaccine Doses Go, and Who Gets Them? The Algorithms Decide

Health agencies and hospitals are using different formulas to allocate the coronavirus shots, exacerbating disparities in vaccine access.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #medicine-and-health, #pfizer-inc, #providence-healthservices, #vaccination-and-immunization

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