NYT Technology

Tech We’re Using: Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:13
Virtual reality. Podcasts. Snapchat Discover. Notifications. Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor of The Times, on the digital future of storytelling.

Noted: A Selfie for Your Shelf

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:30
You can now get a remarkably lifelike, 3-D-printed miniature figurine made for display in home or office. Isn’t technology marvelous?

Tech Tip: Organizing Apps Directly in iOS

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:58
Apple recently removed the app-management function in its iTunes desktop software, but has tricks for arranging icons right on a phone or tablet.

Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Said to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:21
Didi agreed to acquire the rest of 99, a Brazilian ride-hailing start-up that it had previously invested in, in an all-cash deal worth around $600 million.

State of the Art: Expect 2018 to Be More Sane? Sorry, It’s Not Going to Happen

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:00
Instead of revealing unseen order and predictability in the world, technology has made the world more volatile.

Iranian Authorities Block Access to Social Media Tools

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:04
Antigovernment demonstrators face a crackdown on the apps they use to organize and communicate with the outside world.

Toutiao, a High-Flying Chinese App, Delivers News to Millions. China’s Censors Have Noticed.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:27
Authorities have told the popular service to clean up salacious material, illustrating the balance required to meet China’s voracious news demand.

Tech Tip: Adjusting Twitter’s Sensitivities

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 09:49
You can set your Twitter account to allow or block posts that may contain objectionable material.

Op-Ed Contributor: A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 18:22
Conventional wisdom says artificial intelligence will eliminate jobs. But it can also improve education and employment.

How Antivirus Software Can Be Turned Into a Tool for Spying

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 15:56
Government officials warn that software from Kaspersky Lab could be subverted by Russian intelligence. A security researcher shows how it could be done.

Tech Tip: Copying iPhone Messages to the Computer

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:40
Several inexpensive programs can easily archive text messages, voice mail, music and other content from your phone to your PC or Mac.

With Disney Deal Looming, Murdoch’s Empire Is Fractured

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:33
Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell most of 21st Century Fox has many wondering what the future holds for him and the two sons who seemed on the cusp of taking over his vast empire.

Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 07:57
The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:40
Artificial intelligence is making it possible for Street Views to be mined for insights about the economy, politics and human behavior — just as text mining has done for years.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:00
The star of a man once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor has faded. But his reputation is having a revival, and his creations still resonate.

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 05:00
High jinks and networking abound at 1600 Vine Street, the apartment complex minting the next generation of Instagram and YouTube celebrities.

Nintendo’s Switch Brings Some Magic Back

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 18:32
This time last year, the company that made Mario and Donkey Kong household names seemed to have lost its touch. Now, with the new console, it’s on a roll.

Why Are All Our Words in Bubbles?

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:11
Facebook. Twitter DMs. Texts. So much of our communication arrives (and leaves) in little bubbles. We asked some design experts why.

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:47
Driven by misgivings about how tap water is treated, start-ups are turning to springs and the air for purer sources — and drawing an elite audience.

Tech Tip: Dealing With Destructive System Updates

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:54
Software updates are supposed to make your computer better, but when they do the opposite, be prepared to do some troubleshooting.