Archive for January 2019

From Our NYT Files: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From Our NYT Files: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were fixed, our personal tech critic writes.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

From Our NYT Files: How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

If you are starting the new year by saying goodbye to some of your less-than-favorite possessions you might be wondering: Now what? Here’s how to get rid of it for good.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

From Our NYT Files: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group.

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From Our NYT Files: Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion

From Our NYT Files: Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion

You slide the key into the door and hear a clunk as the tumblers engage. You rotate the key, twist the doorknob and walk inside. The house is familiar, but the contents foreign.

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From Our NYT Files: Foxboro(ugh!): Where Visiting N.F.L. Teams Hate to Play

From Our NYT Files: Foxboro(ugh!): Where Visiting N.F.L. Teams Hate to Play

The New England Patriots are 19-3 in playoff games in this century in Foxborough, Mass. — or is it Foxboro? — their out-of-the-way, small-town home since 1971.

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Our Financial Brand Files: Major Content Marketing Trends For Banks & Credit Unions In 2019

Our Financial Brand Files: Major Content Marketing Trends For Banks & Credit Unions In 2019

Here’s what banks and credit unions need to know to craft content that supports their digital marketing strategy in the year to come.

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Our Financial Brand Files: Data Speaks Volumes, But Are Financial Marketers Listening?

Our Financial Brand Files: Data Speaks Volumes, But Are Financial Marketers Listening?

The secret to any strong relationship is good listening skills, especially in banking. The deep troves of transaction data held by banks and credit unions contain countless small clues to suggesting what consumers need. But financial marketers that don’t listen to the story their data tells risk putting people off. Used correctly, data-driven insights lead to much more than just a one-time cross-sell.

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From Our NYT Files: Four Simple Words to Help You Live Well

From Our NYT Files: Four Simple Words to Help You Live Well

This year, take a small step every day to build healthy habits for your body, mind and spirit.

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From Our NYT Files: The Sound of Silence

From Our NYT Files: The Sound of Silence

On winter nights, the white-noise app on my phone is tuned to Air Conditioner: a raspy, metallic whir that sounds like the mechanical noise that might echo deep inside the ductwork of a huge commercial building. (Among the app’s other offerings are Dishwasher Rinsing, Crowded Room and Vacuum Cleaner.)

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From Our NYT Files: Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)

From Our NYT Files: Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)

A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that.

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