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Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people …

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There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

But many virtual currency aficionados argue that the energy consumption is worth it for the grander cause of securing the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks and making a new kind of financial infrastructure, free from the meddling of banks or governments. “The electricity usage is really essential,” said Peter Van Valkenburgh, …

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Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

The same criticism has also engulfed other social media companies such as Twitter, which on Friday said it was emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States that they had interacted with Russian propaganda accounts around the time of the 2016 election. For publishers, Facebook’s new ranking system raised …

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Facebook to rank news outlets by trustworthiness

Facebook wants to make sure its users aren’t duped by stories from untrustworthy news publications. So it’s asking users which news publications they trust. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday the social media network is using surveys to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores. It will use those …

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Toronto is having a big tech moment

After promising to search North America for the perfect home for its next headquarters, Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities — 19 of which are in the United States. The one exception? Toronto. An outlier on Amazon’s list, Toronto has earned the attention of the technology world due …

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