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The influencer effect: ‘Love Island star transformed my business’

Nick has since had other influencers on the phone, including two professional golfers and another reality TV star. In addition, Ms Bowen has placed further orders – and, contrary to…

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two other men who pretended to be…

How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

A bill passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature banned almost all government use of facial recognition technology, except for the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which uses it to prevent identity theft.…

Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

“As a kid, I watched a lot of people battle on WiFi battles in 2008, that’s when that really blew up on YouTube,” says Aaron Zheng, who started a YouTube…

Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

“Those movies all kept coming out as No. 1,” said Ms. Salke, referring to the films’ performances on Amazon Prime. “Every time we launched one, the next one would eclipse…

Can Tech Break Us Out of Our Bubbles?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The internet has created an abundance of information and entertainment, and it’s…

What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?

Passengers on board a United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu had several moments of terror on Feb. 20 when their plane, a Boeing 777-200, experienced a right-engine failure shortly…

A Spreadsheet of China’s Censorship Shows the Human Toll

In China, don’t question the heroes. At least seven people over the past week have been threatened, detained or arrested after casting doubt over the government’s account of the deaths…

Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

In the drone business, however, he is not alone. A host of start-ups are building similar technology for the military. Shield AI, founded by a former member of the Navy…

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

In the spring of 1977, when Sherry Turkle was a young professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Steve Jobs came to visit. While he toured the campus and met…