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Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 04:30
Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

Make a Parachute Out of Newspaper

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 08:09
With a little ingenuity, your sheet of newsprint can float safely to the ground.

Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 14:30
A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.

Alibaba Faces $2.8 Billion Fine From Chinese Regulators

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 08:34
The penalty is Beijing’s toughest action to date in its campaign to tighten supervision of the country’s internet Goliaths.

Amazon Union Vote: Labor Loss May Bring Shift in Strategy

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 00:52
After an election defeat in Alabama, many in labor are shifting strategies, wary of the challenges and expense of winning votes site by site.

Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 21:49
The company’s victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads.

Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 21:48
The concept of documenting vaccinations is being taken to new levels of sophistication, and experts predict that electronic verification will soon become commonplace.

As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 19:32
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.

Amazon Union Vote in Alabama Gathers 3,215 Ballots

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:43
The ballots cast represent about 55 percent of the roughly 5,800 workers who were eligible to vote, the union representing the workers said.

Taiwan's Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:30
The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

Online Scammers Have a New Offer For You: Vaccine Cards

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:30
Hundreds of sellers are offering false and stolen vaccine cards, as businesses and states weigh proof of vaccinations for getting people back to work and play.

5 Tips for Smartphone Voice Tools

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 18:30
A virtual assistant is just one tool that lets you use your voice to share your thoughts, capture a moment or just get things done.

Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:30
Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.

Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:08
A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.

Yahoo Answers Is Shutting Down

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 23:35
People used Yahoo Answers to ask weird questions, seek help and make jokes. But the service offered “real human reaction, for better or for worse,” one longtime observer said.

Google Won. So Did Tech.

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 22:20
In siding with Google, the Supreme Court gave software experts some love.

YouTube Discloses Percentage of Views That Go to Videos That Break its Rules

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 21:30
Before their removal, so-called violative videos accounted for 0.16 to 0.18 percent of all views on the platform in the last quarter of 2020.

YouTube discloses the percentage of views going to videos that break its rules.

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 21:30
Before their removal, so-called violative videos accounted for 0.16 to 0.18 percent of all views on the platform in the last quarter of 2020.

The Robots Are Coming … to Mow Your Lawn

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:30
Gas-power yard equipment spews noise and pollutants. Newer models, using batteries or electricity, are quieter and greener, and might even manage themselves.

Is This the Future of Face Masks?

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:30
Will.i.am and Honeywell introduce the first connected mask. Think sneakers meet smartphones.

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