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How to Navigate a Flood of Streaming TV Subscriptions

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In the old days of cable, you paid one giant price for more TV than you could ever want. It was awful. It was expensive. And who even watches most of this stuff? Now, every media company has its own streaming subscription that you can buy à la carte. And it’s still awful, but in a different ...read more

Caddies Push for a Share of Sponsorship Money

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Top professional golfers can make considerably more from endorsements than they ever could on the course. Take Justin Rose, the British golfer who is ranked ninth in the world. He won more than $4 million last season. Yet Morgan Stanley paid him $5 million to wear its name on his hat, whi...read more

For Golfers, Qualifying School Opens the Door

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The fastest way to get playing status on the European Tour is to make it through a gantlet of tournaments collectively known as Qualifying School, or Q School for short. Those who survived this season’s version are scheduled to tee it up this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The f...read more

Patrick Cantlay, Once a Star Amateur, Aims for the Top

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Patrick Cantlay has not generated as much attention as some other golfers in their 20s, but that might change soon. Cantlay, 27, of the United States, who will make his European Tour debut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, is ranked No. 6 in the world. He was the top-ranked amateur in t...read more

Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets

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This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. LOS ANGELES — The cars flow into Los Angeles International Airport in an endless stream, and in this loosely organized chaos, fo...read more

Pete Dye, Picasso of Golf Course Design, Is Dead at 94

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Pete Dye, who designed many of America’s most famous golf courses and became known as the mad scientist of golf architecture for his imaginative and supremely challenging layouts, died on Thursday. He was 94. His death was announced by the Dye family’s company, Dye Designs, on Twitter. He...read more

Instagram Scammers Are Exploiting The Australia Bushfires For Cash And Clout

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The bushfires ravaging Australia have killed dozens of people, destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. Millions of acres are burnt. More than a billion animals are feared dead. As the blaze spreads and these numbers continue to rise, opportunistic Instagram...read more

Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The snowy owl was first spotted just beyond the 18th hole of one of the most expensive golf courses ever built. The bird was resting on a sandy beach filled with seashells and driftwood at the edge of Liberty State Park. Waves lapped the New Jersey shoreline of the Hud...read more

Facebook Exec Says Company Helped Elect Trump And May Just Do It Again

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An executive at Facebook, which is still facing scrutiny over its significant role in the 2016 presidential election, said he believed the social media giant was responsible for President Donald Trump’s victory but only as a result of clever advertising, not outside influence. The remarks...read more

Justin Thomas Wins Tournament of Champions in Playoff

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KAPALUA, Hawaii — Justin Thomas began the new year mildly disappointed by not having won more than he already has on the PGA Tour. That’s not to suggest he ever thought it was easy. Sunday at Kapalua was proof of that. Thomas won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in a three-man pla...read more

10 Electric Vehicles to Watch

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This was the year that Tesla’s lock on high-end all-electric vehicles began to break, with Audi and Jaguar sending electric S.U.V.s out into the world. They joined more workaday E.V.s from Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan. So 2019 was, finally, the year of the electric vehicle. R...read more

The Best Things We Bought in 2019

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The best thing I bought this year was our $3 fly swatter pick. My kids and I had an absolute blast running around the house this past summer, spotting flies, and then ninja-swatting them into oblivion. Fly swatting may not be your thing but I hope this lesson is clear: You don’t have to spen...read more

Letter of Recommendation: Dumb Robot Vacuums

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My phone is a honey pot for Emirati hackers, my laptop is a 24/7 advertising consultant, and my TV remote has microphones that would’ve made the Stasi blush. But just above the tracking-induced grinding of my teeth, I can hear a pleasant sound at home: the reassuring droning and clunking sou...read more

Is Screen Time Really Bad for Kids?

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The first iPhone was introduced in 2007; just over a decade later, in 2018, a Pew survey found that 95 percent of teenagers had access to a smartphone, and 45 percent said they were online “almost constantly.” When researchers began trying to gauge the impact of all this “screen time” on ado...read more

From Zero to 4, Before the End of the Driveway

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Imagine it’s Christmas morning. You wake up, and head straight to the living-room tree. Under its green branches is a bright yellow Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, with your name on it. And you’re only 3 years old. This is no ordinary Mercedes, even though electric braking, power steering,...read more

A Mother’s Nightmare, Preserved Online

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UTICA, New York ― Kim Devins was at Price Chopper buying milk when her iPhone dinged with a message. Someone was trying to AirDrop her photos of her teenage daughter’s dead body. Kim’s friend snatched the phone out of her hand and hit decline before Kim saw the screen. The action was, by ...read more

Somebody’s Watching: Hackers Breach Ring Home Security Cameras

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Ashley LeMay and Dylan Blakeley recently installed a Ring security camera in the bedroom of their three daughters, giving the Mississippi parents an extra set of eyes — but not the ones that they had bargained for. Four days after mounting the camera to the wall, a built-in speaker starte...read more

Tiger Woods Leads by Example in Presidents Cup Comeback Win

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Tiger Woods’s final putt on Sunday was still rolling toward the hole when he started to remove his cap for a postmatch handshake with Mexico’s Abraham Ancer. It had already been a long week for Woods, but he wasn’t done, and there was no time to waste. Woods’s 19...read more

Chasing for Years, Ernie Els Has Tiger Woods Right Where He Wants Him

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MELBOURNE, Australia — The way Ernie Els sees the Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne Golf Club is like a savanna in his native South Africa and the United States team is the bared-teeth beast charging at his players. Sometimes the beast bites, Els told his International squad. And when that ...read more

Out: M.P.G. In: Kilowatt-Hours. Classic Cars Get an Electric Jolt.

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CHATSWORTH, Calif. — A vintage Fiat 124 Spider — so pretty you could pinch its little orange cheeks — accelerates up a canyon road in the San Fernando Valley. But there’s something strange about this Pininfarina-designed Italian roadster. First, it feels downright peppy as it chugs uphill. A...read more

Why We Need More Women of Color In Tech

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The technology industry has a long history of failing at finding, retaining and elevating women of color.  It’s easy to see how the needs of minority communities have been ignored, discriminated against and underrepresented in tech — largely because their presence is almost nonexistent in...read more

This Is Not About How Young People Use Tech

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How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Taylor Lorenz, an internet culture reporter, discussed the tech she’s using. You often write about what young people are doing with tech. (O.K. boomer!) What tools do you use to keep your finger on...read more

Gift Ideas for Car Lovers or Commuters

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Vehicles are a big part of our lives. Heck, Santa couldn’t deliver gifts without his sleigh. For loved ones who are motorheads or simply spend too many hours in their car, consider a gift that shows you’re thinking of them while they’re on the road. Don’t fret that you can’t surprise your...read more

Patrick Reed’s Club Hit the Sand. Now There’s a Dust-Up.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Patrick Reed’s drive Thursday morning on the par-4 first hole at Royal Melbourne Golf Club hit the runway-hard fairway and started skittering toward a greenside bunker. The bundled-up fans seated behind the tee box, tracking the ball’s progress on a giant video scre...read more

Screens in the Classroom: Tool or Temptation?

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This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Karen Huxtable-Jester, who teaches in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, knows te...read more
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