Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Reader Center | What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times? Supported by Dan Sanchez, editorial lead for our new voice initiative — enabling you to “hear the news,” straight from Times journalists, via Alexa — answers questions about what that conversation could be like. ByLela Moore Jan. 14, 2019 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. More than two-thirds of smart-speaker owners in the United States use them to listen to the news, according to a 2018 Nielsen survey released at the end of September. Soon after that survey was released, a team of students who built an app for Alexa-enabled devices in a “computational journalism” class at Stanford concluded that opportunities for … [Read more...] about What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | Rocket Launches, Trips to the Moon and More Space and Astronomy Events in 2019 Supported by ByMichael Roston Jan. 1, 2019 Just as we’ve caught our breaths from 2018’s exciting and very busy year in space and astronomy, 2019 is already off to a rapid start. Before we finish the first week of this year, we’ll see NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft complete a flyby of the most distant object ever visited in the solar system. However much you love space and astronomy, we know it can be challenging to keep on top of the latest out-of-this-world news. We’ve put dates for these events and more on The Times’s Astronomy and Space Calendar, which has been updated for 2019. Subscribe on your personal digital calendar, and you’ll be automatically synced with our updates all … [Read more...] about Rocket Launches, Trips to the Moon and More Space and Astronomy Events in 2019
The New York Times is joining other left-wing media in trashing the letter released by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States, which links both the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, as well as ensuing coverups by bishops, to an extensive “homosexual network” within the Church. “Most experts reject the conflation of homosexuality and pedophilia as a dangerous route to bigotry against gays,” the Times asserts.Though Catholic officials, bishops, priests, and prominent Catholic women are finally, and forcefully, speaking out about, and demanding a halt to, sex abuse and cover-ups in the Church – the Times states their long-awaited openness and honesty is nothing more than traditional Catholics trying to bring down Francis’ papacy. Viganò’s letter, says the Times, is “an ideologically motivated” movement that has “weaponized the … [Read more...] about NYT Trashes Viganò Letter: ‘Ideologically Motivated,’ ‘Weaponized to Threaten Francis’ Agenda’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech We’re Using BySteve Lohr June 27, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Steve Lohr, a technology reporter in New York, discussed the tech he’s using. You’ve worked for The Times for nearly 40 years, so you’re like our in-house historian. Tell us a little about that history. I joined The Times when I was 28 years old, in December 1979. I spent less than two years in New York, and then a decade as a foreign correspondent, based in Tokyo, Manila and London. Then, I did a couple of years in two editing stints, before I was able to get back to being a reporter. Over the years, the subjects have run the gamut, including magazine profiles that ranged from the star female impersonator in Kabuki theater to Steve Jobs. How … [Read more...] about Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Fast-growing economies in Eastern Europe have led to severe labor shortages, so companies are calling in the machines. ByLiz Alderman April 16, 2018 PRAGUE Raising wages didn’t help. Nor did offers to subsidize housing. So he turned to the robots. “We can’t find enough humans,” said Mr. Frolik, whose company, Linet, makes state-of-the art hospital beds sold in over 100 countries. “We’re trying to replace people with machines wherever we can.” Such talk usually conjures visions of a future where employees are no longer needed. In many major economies, companies are experimenting with replacing factory workers, truck drivers and even lawyers with artificial intelligence, raising the specter of a mass displacement of jobs. But in Eastern Europe, robots are being enlisted as … [Read more...] about Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can’t Be Found