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    • To Be an Airbnb Superhost, Get to Know Your Guests

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Here are some tips on running a successful (and lucrative) Airbnb rental based on interviews with Superhosts and my experience.

    "To Be an Airbnb Superhost, Get to Know Your Guests" is from the January 11, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Five Resolutions to Simplify Your Tech Life

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In 2017, why not try a new kind of New Year’s resolution? Instead of just hitting the gym and dropping some pounds, consider changing some personal habits to simplify the tech in your life.

    "Five Resolutions to Simplify Your Tech Life" is from the December 28, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Free Tools to Keep Those Creepy Online Ads from Watching You

    • By: Brian X. Chen, Natasha Singer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Free Tools to Keep Those Creepy Online Ads from Watching You" is from the February 17, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and Natasha Singer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • How to Protect Your Privacy as More Apps Harvest Your Data

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the real world, your personal life is a private space. But in tech, your personal data is a ripe resource for businesses to harvest in their own interests.

    "How to Protect Your Privacy as More Apps Harvest Your Data" is from the May 03, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • In VPNs, Security-Minded Web Surfers Find an Imperfect Shield

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules last week, Steve Wilmot, a Los Angeles songwriter, reacted like many worried consumers: He looked into signing up for a technology service known as a virtual private network, or VPN.

    "In VPNs, Security-Minded Web Surfers Find an Imperfect Shield" is from the April 05, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal." is from the December 07, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal." is from the December 07, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Virtual Reality Check: Rating the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Virtual Reality Check: Rating the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift" is from the April 06, 2016 Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Shielding Your Devices From the CIA’s Newly Revealed Hacking Tools

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    So even if you aren’t worried about what WikiLeaks revealed about the CIA right now for yourself, here are some tips for protecting your cellphones, televisions and internet routers.

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    • Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: A Faceoff of Smart Speakers

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: A Faceoff of Smart Speakers" is from the October 03, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Taking the Stigma out of Buying Used Electronics

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Taking the Stigma out of Buying Used Electronics" is from the April 27, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along" is from the August 10, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Google Duo Makes Video Calling between Operating Systems Easier

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Google Duo Makes Video Calling between Operating Systems Easier" is from the August 17, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Underdog Apps Fill a Void Where Uber and Lyft Don’t Go

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    When I arrived in Austin this month for the annual South by Southwest festival, I was prepared to time travel to a harsh past: an era when people had to wave their hands on street corners, begging for curmudgeonly cabdrivers to pull over and offer a ride.

    "Underdog Apps Fill a Void Where Uber and Lyft Don’t Go" is from the March 19, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Two Sous Vide Gadgets in a Kitchen Showdown

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Two Sous Vide Gadgets in a Kitchen Showdown" is from the November 30, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Walk, Don't Run, to Buy the PlayStation VR

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Walk, Don't Run, to Buy the PlayStation VR" is from the October 05, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • What to Know About CES 2017

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    To average people, the name of the International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show — one of the largest tech conventions, taking place in Las Vegas this week — will seem dated, if not highly misleading.

    "What to Know About CES 2017" is from the January 04, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • While Limited, Wi-Fi-First Phones Are a Good, Frugal Bet

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "While Limited, Wi-Fi-First Phones Are a Good, Frugal Bet" is from the June 29, 2016, Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box

    • By: Brian X. Chen, Farhad Manjoo, Vindu Goel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Apple unveiled the iPhone X, the latest version of its flagship smartphone, at the first news media event at the company’s new Silicon Valley campus on Tuesday. The $999 price of the highly anticipated phone — scheduled to ship on Nov. 3 — makes it the most expensive iPhone model ever.

    "Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box" is from the September 12, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen, Farhad Manjoo and Vindu Goel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Dumping a Bad App? Tips for a Painless Breakup

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Everyone is familiar with this scenario: An app you once loved no longer brings the same joy. It’s gotten buggy over time, or an update transformed it to the point it became unusable.

    "Dumping a Bad App? Tips for a Painless Breakup" is from the January 25, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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