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Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker

Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker

As Netflix lures top producers like Ryan Murphy, cable viewers — and not the cord cutters — are the ones missing out, more and more, on television’s biggest shows.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

When Google updated Chrome last week, it effectively banned some of the kinds of ads web users find most annoying.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

When Google updated Chrome last week, it effectively banned some of the kinds of ads web users find most annoying.

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

When Google updated Chrome last week, it effectively banned some of the kinds of ads web users find most annoying.
Tech Tip: Adding Ports to a Portable Computer

Tech Tip: Adding Ports to a Portable Computer

The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is one option for adding a variety of additional ports to a laptop that offers only a USB-C jack or two.
Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

Displays showing social media posts were shown at a congressional hearing in November about Russian interference in the election.
Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

Displays showing social media posts were shown at a congressional hearing in November about Russian interference in the election.

Tech Tip: Signing Your Name in Digital Ink

If you need to electronically sign PDF files, annotation tools built into popular programs let you scrawl your name right on the screen.
Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

There are times an old-fashioned alarm clock may be a better choice than an Amazon Echo Spot. When you don’t want someone taking a picture of what you do in bed, for example.
Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

There are times an old-fashioned alarm clock may be a better choice than an Amazon Echo Spot. When you don’t want someone taking a picture of what you do in bed, for example.
Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

There are times an old-fashioned alarm clock may be a better choice than an Amazon Echo Spot. When you don’t want someone taking a picture of what you do in bed, for example.
Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The New York Times, at the Data & Society Research Institute in Manhattan, where she did a fellowship. Encrypted communication services have become
Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The New York Times, at the Data & Society Research Institute in Manhattan, where she did a fellowship. Encrypted communication services have become
Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The New York Times, at the Data & Society Research Institute in Manhattan, where she did a fellowship. Encrypted communication services have become