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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do.

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    This column is going to be a bit unusual. Typically, I write about a broad tech problem and offer some solutions. But this week, I have stumbled into a topic that many agree has no easy fix: online comments.

    "The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do." is from the August 08, 2018 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Travelers, beware: When you take your gadgets abroad, maintaining the security of the data on your devices is just as important as protecting yourself from muggers.

    "Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches" is from the March 22, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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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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    • slowing down

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-19

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl. The phenomenon of perceived slowdowns is so widespread that many believe tech companies intentionally cripple smartphones and computers to ensure that people buy new ones every few years. Conspiracy theorists call it planned obsolescence.

    "A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No." is from the November 15, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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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    • Always On

    • How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future - and Locked Us In
    • By: Brian Chen
    • Narrated by: Brian Chen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    Even Steve Jobs didn't know what he had on his hands when he announced the original iPhone as a combination of a mere "three revolutionary products"--an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard-less handheld computer. Once Apple introduced the App Store and opened it up to outside developers, however, the iPhone became capable of serving a rapidly growing number of functions--now more than 350,000 and counting. But the iPhone has implications far beyond the phone or gadget market.

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    • "Always On" Is Surprisingly Good

    • By Joshua Kim on 05-01-12
    • How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future - and Locked Us In
    • By: Brian Chen
    • Narrated by: Brian Chen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 06-07-11
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    • What's the Right Age to Give a Child a Smartphone?

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    On average, children are getting their first smartphones around age 10, according to the research firm Influence Central, down from age 12 in 2012. For some children, smartphone ownership starts even sooner — including second-graders as young as 7, according to internet safety experts.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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