Andrew Carter

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Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook’s headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway from the marshy salt flats of Menlo Park, Calif. The Frank Gehry-designed building has a pristine nine-acre rooftop garden, yet much …

Facebook

Father in Thailand Kills 11-Month-Old Daughter Live on Facebook

HONG KONG — A man in Thailand broadcast himself murdering his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook late Monday before turning off the camera and hanging himself, the police said.<p>The four-minute recording of the man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, hanging the girl from a building on the resort …

Facebook

Be Nice — You Won’t Finish Last

During the rosy years of elementary school, my inclination to share my dolls and my knack with knock-knock jokes (“Who’s there?” “Tank.” “Tank who?” “You’re welcome!”) were enough to elevate my social status. I was the belle of the playground. Then came my tweens and teens, and mean girls and cool …

Psychology

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading.<p>For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to …

Uber

2017’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington State

Posted by: Richie BernardoIt’s home to some of the wettest places in the U.S., but Washington State boasts enough sunny qualities to make it livable …

Seattle

The World’s Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation

I was doing KenKen, a math puzzle, on a plane recently when a fellow passenger asked why I bothered. I said I did it for the beauty.<p>O.K., I’ll admit it’s a silly game: You have to make the numbers within the grid obey certain mathematical constraints, and when they do, all the pieces fit nicely …

I'Ve

John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

LOS ANGELES — John Mayer can explain where he’s been. In fact, once he gets going, he probably won’t stop, given the amount of time he has spent in private processing his recent self-imposed irrelevance — the “lean years,” as he calls them.<p>A generational guitar talent and reliable soft-rock …

Yes, You Can Lose Your Airplane Seat, Once You’ve Taken It

The decision by United Airlines to have security officers forcibly remove a passenger from a full plane has cast a sharp focus on airline overbooking, as travelers, already dealing with the myriad indignities of flying, realized they could be physically ejected from a seat they had booked and paid …

Airlines

★ ‘So-Called’

From a New York Times report by Alan Wong:President Xi Jinping of China is not expected to be strolling the manicured fairways of the Trump …

Donald Trump

Positive Thinking May Improve Health and Extend Life

“Look on the sunny side of life.”<p>“Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”<p>“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”<p>“See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.”<p>Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people …

Mindfulness

The Truth About Fake News

When Wikipedia started to take off as a truly credible service some years ago, I believed that finally, the world was racing toward one, glorious</i> …

Journalism

★ The Mac Pro Lives

Let’s not beat around the bush. I have great news to share:Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design …

iMac

Good News for the Older Mothers

The first time I got pregnant, I was a comparatively young mother, for my demographic: I was 25, in medical school, surrounded by classmates who, for the most part, were not reproducing yet. By the third pregnancy, 11 years later, I was over 35, which classified me, in the obstetric terminology I …

Pregnancy

How to Drink Wine

Wine is pleasure and conviviality, it is culture and it makes food taste better. But wine can also be intimidating. This guide takes the anxiety out of shopping, buying and drinking wine. You will learn the basics, from how to open a bottle to pairing it with food, along with the best language to …

Wine

How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Part of the allure of social media is telling friends and strangers what’s happening in your life.<p>Post. Tweet. Share. Repeat.<p>But suppose you are worried that you have revealed too much and want to protect your privacy. You can delete your social media accounts and try to cover up your digital …

The Like Button Ruined the Internet

How “engagement” made the web a less engaging place<p>Here’s a little parable. A friend of mine was so enamored of Google Reader that he built a clone when it died. It was just like the original, except that you could add pictures to your posts, and you could Like comments. The original Reader was …

Dystopia

Guetzli: A New Open Source JPEG Encoder From Google

Robert Obryk and Jyrki Alakuijala, of Google Research Europe:<p>At Google, we care about giving users the best possible online experience, both through …

John Gruber

F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the F.B.I. is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.<p>Mr. Comey’s remarks before the House Intelligence Committee …

Eddie Lacy signs with Seahawks even as weight questions linger

NFL

Jonathan Zdziarski Joins Apple

Jonathan Zdziarski:<p>I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited …

Security

Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

People trying to lose weight — or not gain weight — are frequently advised to “lay off the booze.” Although organizations like Weight Watchers offer ways to drink wisely within their plans, alcohol, with seven calories a gram and no compensating nutrients, is commonly thought to derail most efforts …

A woman confronted Sean Spicer at an Apple Store and livestreamed the whole thing

Sean Spicer ventured out to his local Apple store this weekend but found out that being the mouthpiece for a highly controversial president means having to take some guff when you're in public.<p>Shree Chauhan spotted Spicer at the store on Saturday night and began broadcasting on Periscope, peppering …

Sean Spicer

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Net Neutrality

Twin Cities brewer dedicates a new craft beer to Minnesota United

Yesterday, we learned about the history of the Dark Clouds, one of Minnesota United's longest-running supporters' groups. Their sardonic sense of …

Beer

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

NFL Draft

In Quest to Sound European, M.L.S. Displays a United Front

There are two new teams in Major League Soccer, which opened its 22nd season on Friday night. One of them is Minnesota United. And the other is Atlanta, er, United.<p>Given that the league already had the founding member D.C. United, that means there are now more Uniteds in American soccer’s top …

Cox: Snap IPO marks moment investors donned sweats

| NEW YORK<p>(Reuters Breakingviews) - Investors have effectively just done what no self-respecting person ever should: wear sweatpants in public. With Snap's $3.4 billion initial public offering they have simply given up giving a damn. They handed their money over to an immature company and in the …

Snapchat

The Nokia 3310 is back - and it even has Snake

The ‘indestructible’ handset returns, complete with one-month standby time, colour screen and bags of nostalgia<p>The rumours are true – the Nokia 3310 is back, and it even has Snake. The updated version of the early noughties icon, famed for its seemingly indestructible qualities, was unveiled at the …

Phones

Donald Trump’s Obsession With Applause

It’s no secret that President Trump is obsessed with his own popularity, as measured by polls, ratings and Time magazine covers. But last night, the president revealed that this obsession goes even deeper than his constant tweets about poll numbers would suggest.<p>During his address to Congress on …