Monday, June 14, 2021

Graeme Ferguson, Filmmaker Who Helped Create Imax, Dies at 91

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Graeme Ferguson, a Canadian documentarian who cocreated Imax, the panoramic cinema experience that immerses audiences into movies, and was the chief creative force of the company for years, died on May 8 at...

Silicon Valley’s Meh Middle – The New York Times

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This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.The Silicon Valley myth doesn’t leave much room for companies that are neither raging successes nor...

Amazon Wants a Lot of New Laws

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This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Amazon is on a roll suggesting big changes to U.S. laws. This could be great for...

Twitter will now allow you to undo tweets — if you pay.

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Twitter announced its first paid subscription offering on Thursday, giving users in Australia and Canada extra features such as the ability to undo a tweet in exchange for a monthly fee.The service, called...

Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Law on Computer Crime

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed the scope of a federal law that makes it a crime to gain access to computer files without authorization. By a 6-to-3 vote, the court...

Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

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MIAMI — There was money in the air. Buzzwords floated around, like NFT, BTD, blockchain, token. There was a frenzied energy.And there was heat — a humid, sticky South Florida heat; the kind...

5 Ways to Get More Out of Android 11

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Last week’s Tech Tip column collected several iOS 14 tips for iPhone users, and many phones running Google’s Android 11 operating system have similar controls — like the ability to customize the Quick...

White House Warns Companies to Act Now on Ransomware Defenses

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Last week, Mr. Biden acted through executive order in an effort to force some of those changes on the pipeline industry, using the Transportation Safety Administration’s oversight powers on the pipeline industry.In the...

Jeff Bezos Says He Will Go to Space

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Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that he would be on board when his rocket company, Blue Origin, conducts its first human spaceflight next month. He said his brother Mark Bezos would join him...

India’s ‘Ugliest’ Language? Google Had an Answer (and Drew a Backlash).

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It was an odd, unanswerable question. Still, it was on the mind of at least one Google user in India.What is the country’s “ugliest” language?For anyone who typed the question into the platform’s...

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