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Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company’s high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business. Go to article - Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project
Members of the far-right group, who were among Donald Trump’s staunchest fans, are calling him “weak” as more of them were charged for storming the U.S. Capitol. Go to article - ‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump
As President Biden took office, some QAnon believers tried to rejigger their theories to accommodate a transfer of power. Go to article - QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.
In East Africa, too much Facebook has been awful. So has too little Facebook. Go to article - What Internet Censorship Looks Like
Researchers have banded together to find safe, virtual ways to teach the principles of microbiology and epidemiology. Go to article - Amid One Pandemic, Students Train for the Next
The new administration will try to restrain Big Tech, manage China and expand internet access. Go to article - President Biden’s Tech To-Do List
The booster of the Space Launch System was in good condition after a test was cut short, officials said. Go to article - NASA's Decision for S.L.S. Moon Rocket: Test Again, or Prepare for Launch?
The social network, popular with President Trump’s supporters, went offline last week after it was kicked off Amazon’s servers. Go to article - Parler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company
A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world. Go to article - Could a Small Test Screen People for Covid-19?
We need control over how our data is used. Thanks to California, there’s a promising new path. Go to article - How to Make Data Privacy Real
Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade. Go to article - Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker
The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago. Go to article - When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter
Merchandise with phrases like “Battle for Capitol Hill Veteran” could still be purchased on major e-commerce sites, a sign of how the platforms have struggled to remove the goods. Go to article - Why T-Shirts Promoting the Capitol Riot Are Still Available Online
Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents. Go to article - Behind a Secret Deal Between Google and Facebook
The company has boomed in popularity during the pandemic but getting its exercise bikes delivered has proved a struggle, one that is angering new customers. Go to article - Peloton’s Rapid Rise Is Threatened by Its Slow Delivery
Valerie Gilbert posts dozens of times a day in support of an unhinged conspiracy theory. The story of this “meme queen” hints at how hard it will be to bring people like her back to reality. Go to article - QAnon's 'Meme Queen' Marches On
Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming. Go to article - Inside Twitter's Decision to Cut Off Donald J. Trump
Two scientists find revolutionary claims about the evasion of detection and defenses to be “nonsense.” Go to article - Hypersonic Superweapons Are a Mirage, New Analysis Says
The company faced a backlash from users who worried the changes made the messaging service less secure. Go to article - WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes Amid User Backlash
How did a case meant to lower prices instead possibly lead to higher prices? Go to article - When Tech Antitrust Failed
It is unclear how the president-elect will approach the Chinese tech industry. Go to article - TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden
As more people strive to stay active on aging frames, robots and other technologies are likely to play a wider role in helping surgeons replace joints. Go to article - Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It