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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Here Is How to Fend Off a Hijacking of Home Devices

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Modern homes today are getting internet-connected light bulbs, thermostats, TVs and speakers. So with a simple voice command or the touch of a button on our smartphones, we can set the temperature, turn on a light or prepare the TV to record a program.

    "Here Is How to Fend Off a Hijacking of Home Devices" is from the February 01, 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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    • 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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    • 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

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How to Use Technology to Outsource Pet Care

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Smartphones have become the go-to tool for hailing a car and ordering delivery food. But summoning a dog walker? That could take some getting used to.

    "How to Use Technology to Outsource Pet Care" is from the March 29, 2017 U.S. 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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    • Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2016

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2016" is from the December 14, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Brian X. Chen and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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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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    • 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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    • Meet the Nintendo Switch, the First Must-Try Gadget of 2017

    • By: Brian X. Chen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For months, the device has been generating buzz because it is two gadgets in one — both a console that can sit in your living room and one that you can easily take with you on the go — making it extremely versatile.

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