NYT Technology

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:07
Twitter said on Friday that prohibiting a world leader from posting on the platform “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

Uber Shareholders Including Kalanick Loosen Grip With Sales of Stock

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:06
Travis Kalanick, the former C.E.O., and some other early investors who controlled Uber’s ownership were said to be selling stock to a consortium led by SoftBank.

Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:24
The announcement, by the Internet Association, made clear that companies like Google, Facebook and Netflix would back a legal fight.

487 Original Programs Aired in 2017. Bet You Didn’t Watch Them All.

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:45
The staggering growth of original shows largely comes from the seemingly endless budget lines that help produce new shows for streaming services, chiefly Netflix.

Tech Tip: Sharing Online Albums With Google Photos

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:11
Even if you do not have Google Photos set to back up every picture automatically, you can upload selected images for your friends to see.

Fire-Breathing Robots Bring Anarchy to a Chelsea Art Gallery

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:42
Mark Pauline, a.k.a. Survival Research Laboratories, has resisted the commercial side of the art world for years. Now he has work for sale in Chelsea.

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:00
Two Times technology reporters discuss the goings-on of Silicon Valley and beyond. This week: The year kicks off with a nightmare computer bug and increased scrutiny of YouTube.

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:00
Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:55
Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:34
A co-founder of Ripple, a virtual currency, could briefly lay claim to being the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday, bypassing Mark Zuckerberg, as the Bitcoin boom widened.

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave A.I. Alone

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:57
Sure, the technology poses risks. But the current approach to regulating it is a mistake.

Tech Tip: Taking a Look at Linux

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:13
The alternative open-source operating system can handle common computing chores, runs on most PC hardware and has a low, low price of “free.”

Iranian Hackers: Sophisticated, Frustrated and a Rising Global Threat

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:07
A new report details how hackers in Iran have matured from defacing websites with crude photos to starting systematic cyberespionage campaigns. But they still feel they’re underpaid.

Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 09:38
Chinese are demanding better protections even as the government and tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent gather ever more data.

Competing with the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:00
Aurora, a start-up founded by the former head of Google’s self-driving project, will feed its technology into car giants Volkswagen and Hyundai.

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 19:57
Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.

Tech Fix: The Big Tech Trends to Follow at CES 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:30
The stars of next week’s giant electronics show won’t be flashy gadgets. Instead, the focus will be on artificial intelligence and its impact on homes, cities and cars.

Spotify Is Said to Be Going Public in Early 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:53
The streaming music giant filed a confidential registration with the S.E.C. in late December, with the intention of listing its shares in the first quarter of the year.

Would Twitter Ever Suspend Trump’s Account?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:47
Critics have wondered whether the president’s more violent tweets — including those directed at North Korea — could merit a suspension or ban. Here’s what Twitter says.

Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:47
Both countries have floated plans to create homegrown virtual currencies that would put them outside the global financial and banking system.