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  1. Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks
    Aiming to remake a multibillion-dollar industry, the automaker said it would have a semi for sale in two years that would be nearly self-driving.
  2. Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker
    Apple had said its HomePod speaker, a response to Amazon’s Echo, would debut this year. Now it won’t be released till early next year.
  3. F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business
    The agency voted to relax several rules, including allowing a company to own more than one of the top stations in a local market.
  4. Mike and Nathaniel’s Week in Tech: Everybody Loves Bitcoin
    In this week’s tech newsletter, Mike Isaac and Nathaniel Popper delve into the popularity of Bitcoin, and the new troubles at Twitter.
  5. Tech Tip: Taking Control of the Control Center
    Apple has moved some things around in the iOS 11 Control Center, but you can also make changes of your own.
  6. Tech Tip: How to Add Emoji to Your Twitter Name
    With just a few steps, you can add emoji characters and change the name shown on your Twitter account.
  7. Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes
    Most third-party sellers on Amazon do not collect sales tax. States, thirsty for the millions of dollars in unpaid revenue, are coming for the money.
  8. Vancouver Limits Airbnb, in an Effort to Combat Its Housing Crisis
    Vancouver is the largest Canadian city to limit Airbnb. The company says it will challenge the new rules.
  9. Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum
    Researchers have found evidence that Russian-language or Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts pushed divisive messages in British politics, too.
  10. Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.
    Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
  11. Tech We’re Using: When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough
    Katie Benner, a technology writer for The Times, uses more than a half-dozen messaging apps to keep up with sources. There are upsides — and downsides — to this.
  12. Tech Tip: The Key to Getting Shadow-Free Mac Screenshots
    If you don’t want the 3-D shadow on screenshots you take of macOS desktop windows, you just need to know the keyboard shortcut.
  13. Vanu Bose, Who Brought Cellular Service to Remote Areas, Dies at 52
    Mr. Bose, whose father founded the Bose Corporation, was an innovator in his own right, developing wireless networks that helped Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
  14. Tech Tip: When Dinosaurs Roam in Chrome
    A long-hidden game inside the Google Chrome browser can help pass the time while you wait for your internet connection to come back.
  15. Op-Ed Contributor: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech
    Algorithms are shaping our lives. Where’s academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?
  16. It’s Time to Tax Companies for Using Our Personal Data
    Companies are making a fortune by using personal data gleaned from the internet. They would barely notice a 1 percent tax, but it could make a better world.
  17. Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer
    Robert Schoelkopf helped create technology that promises to deliver the machines of tomorrow at Google and IBM. Now, he is giving them some competition.
  18. Missouri Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google
    The state’s attorney general has begun investigating Google’s business practices, saying the company has gotten a “free pass” from federal regulators.
  19. Steve Jurvetson Quits Venture Capital Firm Amid Investigation
    Reports of widespread harassment of female entrepreneurs by venture investors have shaken up Silicon Valley in recent months.
  20. Tech Tip: Enlarge the Screen in Windows 10
    The built-in Magnifier tool that comes with Windows can be adjusted so you can zoom in just how you like.
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