NYT Technology

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inexorably Transformed by Tech

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:00
Salesforce Tower, which at 1,070 feet is the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, will be inhabited in January, signaling tech’s triumph in the city.

Accused of Slowing Old iPhones, Apple Offers Battery Discounts

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 20:28
In an apologetic statement, the company said it would cut the price of iPhone battery replacements by $50 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:55
Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:23
The deal is a notable drop from the $70 billion valuation Uber once commanded, and is a humbling coda on a rough year for the company, which has been rocked by a series of scandals.

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:20
The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users on the devices’ microphones, even when the apps aren’t in use.

CryptoKitties, Explained ... Mostly

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:20
Why are $20 million and 180,000 people suddenly in the market for digital cats? We gamified the blockchain.

China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:32
Following a tax overhaul in the United States, Beijing has announced a temporary exemption for foreign firms investing in certain sectors.

Opinion: Your Mother’s Maiden Name Is Not a Secret

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:21
There has been no shortage of incidents proving that website security questions are far from secure.

Tech Tip: Moving Your Number to Google Voice

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:08
Google’s telephony service can give you a unified number and with a little extra work, you may be able to use your original landline digits.

South Korea Clamps Down on Bitcoin Trading Amid Market Frenzy

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:42
In one of the biggest hubs for virtual currencies, the government said it would no longer let people buy or sell Bitcoin or its rivals anonymously.

At an Air Show in China, Drones — Not Jets — Are the Stars

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:01
China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.

The Shift: Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really.

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 19:33
Amid a series of scandals and sins, a few righteous tech innovators actually brought positive change this year.

Tech Fix: 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Protect Your Technology

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 17:10
The cybersecurity nightmares of 2017 highlight the need to protect yourself. Here are some resolutions for living a safer digital life this new year.

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 16:27
In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.

The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:42
Having archived almost 12 years’ worth of public tweets, the institution says it has enough and intends to be more selective.

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:31
Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

When Harry Met Barry: The BBC Obama Interview

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 09:44
The former president said he was adjusting to life outside the White House, and expressed concern, without naming names, about the possible corrosive effects of social media.

Tech Tip: Escaping a Malware Trap

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 09:43
Fake tech-support alerts and other poisoned web pages can put your computer at risk, so learn how to spot them and keep your security software updated.

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:28
Apple, Google, Microsoft and other giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with new tracking apps, sensors and other tools.

Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:49
A wave of new medical accessories are connecting to the Apple Watch so that people can manage their health from their wrist. It’s a leap forward in the utility of wearable devices.