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New York Times Technology News

  1. Moore’s Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks for a Successor
    Unsure how long chip memory can reliably be doubled, an engineering group plans to create a new forecasting system for semiconductor innovation.
  2. State of the Art: Apple, Set to Move to Its Spaceship, Should Try More Moonshots
    To thrive in the next era of tech, one likely to be driven by data-rich online services, Apple needs to take a series of bigger, bolder risks.
  3. Tech Fix: In the Race to Pay, Mobile Wallets Win
    To fight fraud, the retail industry has shifted away from traditional magnetic credit cards in favor of cards with embedded computer chips. They’re slow.
  4. Agriculture Start-Ups Get Boost From Big Firms and Investors
    The AgTech Accelerator being started in North Carolina has backing from two big companies, Bayer and Syngenta, as well as venture capital firms.
  5. Zuckerberg and Chan Hire Education Leader to Run Philanthropic Effort
    James H. Shelton, a former deputy secretary of the federal Education Department, will oversee the couple’s efforts in education.
  6. Court Ruling Means an iPhone in China May Not Be a Phone at All
    A Chinese leather goods maker has won the right to sell its wares under the iPhone name, in the latest twist in the country for popular international brands.
  7. Bits: Moore’s Law Loses Some True Believers
    An association of chip makers is signaling that the principle that has guided improvements in chip technology for decades may soon have run its course.
  8. IBM Wants Everyone to Try a Quantum Computer
    The tech giant will offer online tutorials, visual simulations and a gamelike system that will parcel out access to a modest quantum computer.
  9. Lured by Seattle’s Tech Boom, but Being Left Behind
    As Seattle’s economy booms, spiraling housing prices are leaving some families behind, fueling a crisis of homelessness.
  10. Brazilian Judge Lifts Suspension of WhatsApp
    The nationwide suspension of the messaging service ended a day after a lower court judge ordered it in a quest for information in a criminal case.
  11. Google to Get Fiat Chrysler Minivans for Self-Driving Tests
    The partnership will equip 100 vehicles with technology to advance and expand Google’s development effort.
  12. Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
    Eight women formed Project Include, a nonprofit effort to collect and share data, hoping to diversify the rank-and-file in Silicon Valley’s tech companies.
  13. LIGO Gravitational Wave Researchers to Divide $3 Million
    Yuri Milner, a Russian Internet entrepreneur, announced that the three leaders would split $1 million. The balance will go to 1,012 other scientists.
  14. Bits: Sometimes in Tech, Glitz Trumps Reason
    Fitbit, which continues to increase sales, remains challenged by the mystique of Apple as it tries to compete with the multifunctional Apple Watch.
  15. Snapchat at 107 M.P.H.? Lawsuit Blames Teenager (and Snapchat)
    A Georgia man severely injured in a car wreck is accusing the teenager who hit him of using Snapchat while driving excessive speeds.
  16. He’s Bitcoin’s Creator, He Says, but Skeptics Pounce on His Claim
    Craig Steven Wright of Australia presented digital evidence linking him to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the currency’s creator; not everyone was convinced.
  17. What do Blac Chyna and Hillary Clinton Have in Common? Face-Swapping
    The Snapchat feature, which focuses a camera lens on your face and that of another person and interchanges them, has become a new obsession for some.
  18. WhatsApp Blocked in Brazil as Judge Seeks Data
    A court in Brazil has been seeking information from the messaging service to help in an organized crime and drug trafficking investigation.
  19. Fitbit Strives to Escape the Shadow of Apple
    Fitbit, a leader in wearable technology, is growing both in staff and sales, but it struggles with public comparisons to its larger rival Apple.
  20. Bits: Daily Report: New York Searches for Its Anchor Tech Company
    Silicon Valley has a long list of big companies that have become the centerpiece of the local economy. The Big Apple is looking for that tech giant.