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Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

4 hours 5 min ago
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.

The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before Hashtags Existed

6 hours 24 min ago
Tarana Burke was helping victims of sexual harassment long before Alyssa Milano’s tweet gave the movement a boost.

Tech Tip: Taking Your iTunes Library to Android

9 hours 35 min ago
Apple’s iTunes Store used to be more restrictive, but if you’ve purchased music there in the past eight years, you can play it more places.

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Regulation Is Looming

10 hours 12 min ago
In this week’s tech newsletter, the tech giants battle Washington’s regulatory fervor. Also, Lyft gets a lot of money, and Google may remake Toronto.

Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:27
With Google Earth, archaeologists have uncovered strange stone structures that may have been built by nomadic tribes in ancient lava fields.

Lyft Raises $1 Billion From CapitalG, Finding an Ally in Alphabet

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:48
The ride-hailing company added fresh capital to its coffers from the venture arm that was spun out of Google, as the battle to conquer transportation continues.

Trump Picks Joseph Simons, Corporate Antitrust Lawyer, to Lead F.T.C.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:25
The choice comes at a time of broad bipartisan concern over corporate consolidation and big deals in the waiting.

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:27
Tech has fought online ad regulations, but three senators will introduce a bipartisan bill to force the industry to disclose who buys political ads.

Tech Tip: Editing Your History on Amazon

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:40
The shopping site keeps a record of the products you browse in the hope you’ll return to close the deal, but you can turn off the tracking.

Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:36
A WeChat app lets users show appreciation for the Chinese leader’s words by mashing their screens. The game says players have clapped a billion times so far.

In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:37
To land Amazon’s second headquarters, the city is playing up its tech talent pool and infrastructure, but the cost of doing business is steep.

Dream City?: Taxibots, Sensors and Self-Driving Shuttles: A Glimpse at an Internet City (in Toronto)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:38
An Alphabet subsidiary has a chance to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will it put humans first?

Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:47
Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.

Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Photo Files

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:33
With the latest updates for its Macs and mobile devices, Apple has added support for new image and video formats while keeping things compatible.

Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:41
Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery: How Many Watch Netflix?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:00
The ratings company is using audio-recognition software to crack a closely guarded trade secret.

Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:05
Do the volunteers behind Unicode, whose mission is to bring all of mankind’s languages into the digital sphere, have enough bandwidth to deal with emojis too?

State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:00
In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.

After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:22
Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines.

Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:31
Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.