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    • The World’s Largest Shipping Company Trials Blockchain to Track Cargo

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    What links flowers, mandarin oranges, and pineapples? They’re all neatly recorded on Maersk’s new digital shipping ledger.

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    • AI Voice Assistant Apps Are Proliferating, but People Don’t Use Them

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Limited to just audio, users of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant don’t seem to stick with apps that run on their helper’s software. Would a screen help?

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    • With Its New Photo Filter, Facebook Announces Its Plan to Have AI Invade Your Phone

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Facebook has announced a new AI-powered filter for your photos—a modest move, but one that signals the company’s grand ambitions to bake artificial intelligence into every aspect of its business.

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    • The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Swarm robotics, autonomous delivery vehicles, and machine-learned preferences will help deliver your food faster.

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    • FDA Mulls Tighter Regulation of Gene-Edited Animals

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    The regulator has suggested that it treat every edit of an animal’s genome like a new drug, but some scientists think it could slow progress.

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    • Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Flat for a Third Year Running, but the Economy Continues to Grow

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Further proof that economic growth doesn’t require an increase in greenhouse gases.

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    • The President’s New Smartphone

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Donald Trump has been forced to hand over his old phone for a more secure device—which might make tweeting a little harder.

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    • Google’s Algorithms May Feed You Fake News and Opinion as Fact

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    As Facebook finally rolls out tools to clean up misinformation, another Internet giant must follow its lead.

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    • Your Car's Sensors Are About to Shorten Your Commute

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Traffic updates are getting high-tech. The mapping service Here has announced that it will begin to crowdsource information acquired by in-car sensors to provide drivers with more accurate information about congestion.

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    • Are Autonomous Cars Ready to Go It Alone?

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    California is preparing for self-driving cars to go solo, but new figures from Uber’s experiments suggest proceeding with caution.

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    • Amazon’s $150 Million Typo Is a Lightning Rod for a Big Cloud Problem

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    A botched command inadvertently took down swaths of the Web, but it only serves to reveal that centralized Web services need to be built more robustly.

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    • Tech Firms Invite Automakers to Take a Back Seat on Self-Driving Cars

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    What's the best way to get a piece of the emerging field of self-driving cars? Automakers say it's to custom-make their own robotic vehicles, essentially from scratch. A handful of tech firms, however, are building systems that will allow carmakers to take a back seat.

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    • Humans Will Bully Mild-Mannered Autonomous Cars

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Step in front of an autonomous car, and it should stop. Cut one off while you’re driving, and it should hit the brakes. These are obvious safety features to build into robotic vehicles—but they also leave open the possibility for humans to game their behavior. It's easy to imagine how cyclists might rule the roads of New York City if all taxis are driverless.

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    • Ransomware Took San Francisco’s Public Transit for a Ride

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was taken for a ride of its own when hackers used ransomware to shut down its ticketing systems and demand payment.

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    • LED Streetlights Are Getting a Dark Reception

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    As light-emitting diodes become cheaper and cities are encouraged to cut their energy use, LED streetlights have sprung up on the roads of many municipalities around America. But residents in those early-adopting cities are now faced with a problem: they don’t like the light.

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    • Burrito-Delivering Drones - Seriously?

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    In the not-too-distant future, drones may be able to ferry products to your front door. But until several wrinkles hindering their widespread adoption are ironed out, the companies developing the underlying technologies seem intent on using irritating stunts to convince us of their worth.

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    • Alexa May Have Won CES, but It Still Has a Fight Ahead

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Amazon doesn’t have an official presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it’s making no shortage of headlines thanks to its Alexa smart assistant. Don’t assume, though, that the AI butler will be king forever.

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    • Pokémon Go’s Breakout Success Has Implications for the Real World, Too

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
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    Last week, Nintendo launched Pokémon Go. It’s an augmented reality smartphone game that allows you to capture, train, and trade virtual creatures that appear in the real world. Players can roam their neighborhood to find Pokémon, throwing a virtual ball to capture them.

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    • Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    If it’s true that robots are coming for our jobs, developing countries could have a much tougher time coping with the shock.

    "Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots" is from the July 09, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Jamie Condliffe and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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