NYT Technology

The Rise and Rise of Death Online

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 04:00
Murder, gore and violence have always found a home on the web, and according to experts, “these videos aren’t circulated by a few maladjusted individuals.”

Depressed and Anxious? These Video Games Want to Help

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 04:00
A growing number of games are taking on mental health issues like depression, anger and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hey, Look at Me! I’m a Venture Capitalist.

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 04:00
As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves.

Why Netflix Won’t Be Part of Apple TV

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:18
The first skirmishes have already been fought in what could turn into a tech cold war. “The game is on,” said the Netflix chief executive, Reed Hastings.

Pinterest, Ahead of I.P.O., Reveals Fast Growth and Losses

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:54
The start-up, which lets people create virtual “pin boards,” officially joined the herd of tech companies stampeding to the public markets this year by unveiling its offering prospectus.

Tesla Sales Slump as ’19 Starts Is Hinted At in State Data

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:06
A compilation of state data indicates a big decline for the electric-car maker after a federal tax credit was reduced.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Our Future Robots Will Need Super-Smart Safety Checks

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:00
Software looks to be at the heart of the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash. Safety approval of such systems will only get harder as technology advances.

The Great American Cardboard Comeback

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 04:00
‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.’

A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:47
As medical insurers and billing companies begin using machine-learning software, they can learn to game the underlying algorithms for profit.

In New Zealand, Spreading the Mosque Shooting Video Is a Crime

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:12
The charges came as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to investigate the role that social media companies played in mosque massacres last week.

Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:57
Facebook said it had found no evidence of abuse and it was not requiring users to change their passwords, but you should do it anyway.

Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:54
The company, known for lending designer dresses for special occasions, says its goal is to “create the Amazon Prime of rental.”

Tech Fix: I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:34
Our personal tech columnist didn’t lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.

How to Not Ruin Your Life (or Just Die of Embarrassment) With a Screen Share

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
There are settings to help you avoid this. Here’s how to use them.

Tech Fix: I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
Our personal tech columnist didn’t lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.

The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.

Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:47
After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.

Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:22
The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people.

In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:14
Mr. Yang’s presidential campaign has catapulted out of obscurity thanks in part to a devoted online following, including some fans he’d rather not have.

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:44
Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.

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