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  1. Mark Zuckerberg’s Great American Road Trip
    The Facebook chief plans to visit every state in the union and learn more about a sliver of the nearly two billion people who use the social network regularly.
  2. Wheels: What Self-Driving Cars See
    Lidar, the sensing technology, is the centerpiece of an intense court fight in California between two key players on the road, Uber and Waymo.
  3. Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match
    A Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial intelligence technologies.
  4. Tech Fix: Reality Check: What Does, and Doesn’t, Protect Your Smartphone
    Why you should buy a case for your smartphone, and maybe a screen protector, but pass on an extended warranty.
  5. Bits: Daily Report: Lessons From a Journey Through America
    Mark Zuckerberg is only about halfway through his goal to visit all the states, but the trips seem to be influencing his thinking, and his philosophy.
  6. Tech Tip: Finding Missing Notifications
    The iPhone and other mobile devices can alert you to breaking news and other events, as long as the settings are correct.
  7. Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names
    Complex special effects can mean several thousand crew members are listed at the end. But not all workers are there, and some wish the scrolls were even longer.
  8. New Emoji is a Meaningful Symbol for Indigenous Australians
    Twitter’s addition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags comes in time for the 50th anniversary of a vote to include the communities in the national census.
  9. Modern Love: Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await My Swipe
    They met on Bumble and fell into a fun, one-night-a-week, nonexclusive routine — until she realized she liked him.
  10. Dani Mathers, Former Playboy Model, Gets Community Service for Snapchat of Woman in Gym
    Ms. Mathers must remove graffiti in Los Angeles after taking a photograph of a naked 70-year-old in a shower area, in a case seen as body shaming.
  11. Bits: Daily Report: AlphaGo Wins Again
    In the second match of a three-game series on Thursday, the computer program beat the 19-year-old Chinese prodigy Ke Jie in the strategy board game Go.
  12. Tech Tip: Erasing Your Android Tracks
    Google keeps a record of your searches and other activity across its sites, but you can delete the information, even with your phone or tablet.
  13. Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101
    A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources would be distributed equitably by computers.
  14. Bits: Daily Report: From Lean to Fat Start-Ups
    Silicon Valley, which once favored enterprises that didn’t require much capital, is flush with cash, and entrepreneurs are tackling big — some would say crazy — ideas.
  15. Mediator: Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures
    As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe.
  16. Tech Tip: In Search of the Simple Sign-In
    A tool in Apple’s iOS 10 software can save you a lot of password typing to stream video, but it doesn’t work with every TV provider or app.
  17. Tech We're Using: With a Bazaar of Gizmos and Apps, Tackling Readers’ Tech Questions
    The New York Times’s Tech Tips columnist describes the arsenal of gadgets at her disposal, and her special love for iPhone.
  18. Brazilian Uber Rival Raises $100 Million From SoftBank
    The investment in the start-up 99 comes despite recent political turmoil in Brazil.
  19. State of the Art: The Rise of the Fat Start-Up
    A service called Opendoor, which will make an offer on your house sight unseen, illustrates a new breed of start-up and Silicon Valley’s ever-widening ambitions.
  20. Unity Technologies, Whose Engine Is Behind Pokémon Go, Agrees to Funding
    If a new investment round closes, it could bring Unity, which makes software at the heart of video games, $400 million and value it at about $2.6 billion.

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