NYT Technology

After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real?

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 12:01
In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.

How Data Can Help You Win in the Winner-Take-All Economy

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 07:00
To adapt to a faster pace of change, it helps to learn how to crunch numbers about whole organizations — and about yourself.

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:50
A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said.

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge by States

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:56
Provisions set by the Justice Department, described by people familiar with the plan, could weaken a lawsuit that 10 attorneys general filed to try to block the $26 billion deal.

How Weapons Secrets Often Fall Into Enemy Hands

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:30
When a new weapon is introduced in war, the creator’s adversaries always look for an opportunity to get ahold of it.

The Week in Tech: Big Trouble With Trustbusters and China

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:00
The tech industry is caught in the middle of escalating trade tensions with China. And at home, regulators are getting serious about cracking down on Big Tech.

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:00
After posts on the social network contributed to Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, Facebook vowed to fix the problem. Then the vitriol moved to India.

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:00
A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say.

That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:44
Apps and trackers can flood users with confusing data, doctors say. Some warn against orthosomnia, an obsession with “perfect” sleep.

A Digital Cat-and-Mouse Battle Between Police and Protesters in Hong Kong

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:18
An attack against the messaging app Telegram and the arrest of a user show how the Hong Kong clash is unfolding digitally, with growing sophistication on both sides.

Huawei Is Said to Demand Patent Fees From Verizon

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:39
The demand, which could amount to a billion dollars, represents a new wrinkle in the tensions between the Trump administration and China.

‘Oversharing’ on Google Calendar, and Making Sure Readers Come Back for More

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:56
What are Times readers hungriest for? Here’s how Jodi Rudoren, associate managing editor for audience, finds out and then works to serve them.

Would You Like to Spend Forever in This Tree?

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:06
A California start-up wants to “redesign the entire end-of-life experience.” The answer to “eternity management”? Forests.

How 5 Data Dynamos Do Their Jobs

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:49
Reporters from across the newsroom describe the many ways in which they increasingly rely on datasets and spreadsheets to create groundbreaking work.

Get More From Your Letters With Custom Stationery for Print or Pixels

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:00
Even in today’s digital world, notes sent under a formal letterhead can help get the right message across. Here’s how to make your own powerful design with just a few keystrokes.

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:59
Ten attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit to block the $26 billion deal between the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States.

House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:24
Local journalism has been pushed “to the verge of extinction,” said a member of a committee that plans 18 months of hearings and other scrutiny of the big technology platforms.

A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:00
Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment.

Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:33
Amazon Restaurants, which was available in nearly 200 American cities, will officially close on June 24. The company says it will focus on grocery delivery.

Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:29
The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated.