NYT Technology

Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:19
A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want.

Thiel Makes a Bid for Gawker.com, a Site He Helped Bankrupt

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:00
Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire, helped run Gawker Media offline. Now he is trying to buy what is left of it.

Mr. Amazon Steps Out

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:08
Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person and can afford virtually any luxury. But obscurity is no longer among them.

A.I. Has Arrived in Investing. Humans Are Still Dominating.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:00
Artificial intelligence programs increasingly help fund managers run their portfolios, but will they will be good enough to replace them?

G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:12
Once federal and state agencies grant approval, the electric vehicle will be ready for production on a standard assembly line, the automaker said.

Jeff Bezos Jumps Into ‘Dreamer’ Fight With Gift for Scholarships

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:20
Mr. Bezos’ $33 million donation for young immigrants brought to the country illegally injects him into one of the most contentious political issues in the United States.

Tech Tip: Changing Country Codes With Google

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:45
If Google Hangouts keeps adding the wrong dialing codes, check your settings to see where the software thinks you are.

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:33
The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

Farhad’s Week in Tech: A Power Outage at CES, and Facebook Wants to Get ‘Meaningful’

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:00
The big tech conference in Las Vegas didn’t generate much news, but Facebook did when it said it would make sweeping changes to its news feed.

On the Runway: Is the Fashion Wearables Love Affair Over?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:55
Judging by the Consumer Electronics Show, the answer may be yes.

Why Is South Korea Spooking the Global Bitcoin Market?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:13
The government says it is looking at banning virtual currency trades. But it isn’t clear whether, or how quickly, it will follow through.

Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:45
Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:12
In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

Dropbox Is Said to Be Planning to Go Public This Year

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:13
The online storage company, one of Silicon Valley’s closely watched “unicorns,” has filed confidentially to stage an initial public offering.

Tech Tip: Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:31
Common sense and software can keep your system safer from security threats.

Trump Tweets Support for Limiting Surveillance Law, Then Reverses Himself

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:10
President Trump muddles his administration’s position on restrictions to a surveillance law just as the House debates whether to approve it.

CES 2018: What the Gadget Fest Looks Like in ‘the Year of A.I.’

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:44
Thousands of electronics enthusiasts flooded the trade show to see the latest devices, but the darling of the event was the artificial intelligence software that helps these products run.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:45
The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:00
At least six, including California, New York and Washington, are considering bills to restore protections that the F.C.C. ended, but political and legal obstacles may stand in the way.

YouTube Drops Online Star Logan Paul From Premium Advertising

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:50
The online service also suspended production of a movie with Mr. Paul a week after he posted a video of a dead body hanging from a tree in Japan.