France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.
Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager at The Times, discusses how analytics tools help her better serve readers.
If you don’t want your phone’s calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.
To comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here’s how you can benefit.
Like many modern operating systems, macOS has a built-in spell checker that you can use or lose.
Google’s recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don’t have to look far.
Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.
Young people from prosperous I.T. companies organized protests, donated money and deliberately snarled traffic. Even their employers pitched in.
Sorry, Google: Computers are not even close to humanlike thought.
Two decades later, we shouldn’t forget the dangers of dominant technology companies.
Several apps and services make it easy to turn that perfect video snippet into an animated GIF file that you can share by text message or email.
A weeklong blockchain conference in New York, changes at Uber, a “transparency report” from Facebook, and more.
The senior adviser heard ‘Laurel.’ The press secretary heard ‘Yanny.’ And the president heard something else altogether.
The Silicon Valley digital payments company reached a deal for iZettle, which is Europe’s answer to the mobile payments company Square.
Last month’s update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and was more easily deleted.
Inspired by Silicon Valley’s hyper-growth, companies elsewhere are burning cash in hopes of being the next big thing.
How far do you have to move our slider to hear one name or the other?
With Europe’s sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.
Jack Ewing, who covers autos and economics for The Times, says a “Jetsons”-like future is still far off, even as cars become even more computerized.
The threat that electronic health records and machine learning pose to physicians’ clinical judgment — and their well-being.
Lord & Taylor is partnering with Walmart to start a “premium” fashion store on Walmart.com, a move reflecting the challenges of modern retailing.
A wave of violence largely directed at Muslims in Sri Lanka, fueled by inflammatory Facebook posts, provides a stark view of social media’s real-world consequences.
Yes, we need rules on how companies collect and store our personal information. But this isn’t the right way to do it.
Companies that offer free mail accounts typically do so in exchange for the use of your personal data, but you can find providers offering secure, private services.
An entire economy is based on the idea of rating people according to their social media influence.
All eyes were on the Met Gala red carpet 40 blocks uptown — when the #MeToo news from Albany turned our front page, and our home screens, upside down.
You can get Microsoft Office on an annual subscription plan that keeps you up to date with new features or buy it outright with far fewer updates.
A ballot measure brought by a real estate developer, a former C.I.A. analyst and a finance executive would create tough data privacy laws.
“It’s not good enough to talk,” says Jeffrey Tibbetts, a registered nurse whose home plays host to Grindfest, an annual meetup of biohackers. “You should be taking action. That’s kind of our ethos.”
The quantity of human interactions has increased, but the quality is arguably diminished.
Iranian hackers, computer security experts say, had been deterred by the nuclear deal, but could now be inspired to make more retaliatory assaults.
Taking their cue from a screenwriter, rival software developers are adding tools to analyze material before it reaches casting directors or producers.
Every tool used to rate nursing homes is flawed, particularly the federal government’s. But online reviews by consumers can help alert families to shortcomings.
If your Mac greets you with a black screen, the fan runs constantly or you notice other power-related issues, a simple home solution might save you a trip to the Genius Bar.
At no point in the demo were the receptionists on the other end of the calls informed that they were talking to a computer rather than another human.
In Part 2 of the Wordplay series, the puzzle makers David Steinberg and Natan Last design a crossword grid around our theme set.
A new book of the Chinese leader’s remarks on national security highlights his worries about technology, the internet and risks of financial meltdown.
His administration has come down on opposite sides of arguments about whether to enact internet sales taxes.
The law treats electronic books and their printed counterparts differently when it comes to what you can do with them.
The electronics firm ZTE has found success in the American market like few other Chinese technology brands have. Now it is fighting for its life.
Mr. Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, has emerged with a plan to improve the state of online media, at a time when other tech leaders are repenting.
Your smartphone is a helpful travel companion. Before taking it abroad, here’s a list of things to pack and do to ensure a problem-free trip.
Technology has come under the microscope in Washington. Here are the tools that Cecilia Kang, who covers tech policy for The Times, uses to cover it.
Google recently overhauled the web version of its email software, and you can try out the new version — even if you haven’t been formally invited yet.
The social media giant is testing strategies that it hopes to employ in other elections, like letting users flag questionable ads.
When it comes to the relationship between Silicon Valley companies and communities of color, hiring isn’t the only issue.
You can add downloaded illustrations, graphics and photos to files created in Microsoft Word, Pages or other word-processing apps on Apple’s tablet.
Ride-hailing apps are convenient for city residents, but they’ve had devastating effects on the livelihood of taxi drivers and on the streets.
A sage at the intersection of Silicon Valley and hippiedom can offer cultural guidance.
Top executives of the company, which was once tech’s biggest villain, are outspoken advocates for protecting user privacy and establishing ethical guidelines for new technology like artificial intelligence.
We are now dealing with the problem child of the techo-utopian worship of data.
If your desktop Recycle Bin is nowhere to be found after you upgraded to Windows 10, here are some ways to get the icon back where it belongs.
Academics have scoured Facebook pages in the name of science. But the troves they’ve amassed are sometimes unsecured and now pose a privacy risk.
A reporter reflects on the response to her story about a yellow cabdriver’s suicide amid devastating competition from ride-hailing apps.
The European Union is introducing some of the strictest online privacy rules in the world. The changes aim to give internet users more control.
An advocate of stronger protections discusses the structure of the internet economy and the problem of data breach.
Both Google and Microsoft will hold developers’ conferences, and the Bank of England may hold off on a rate increase as its economy slows.
Ms. Vestager is the world’s most powerful regulator, having levied billions in fines against firms such as Apple, Google and Facebook.
Salaries for artificial intelligence researchers at big tech companies are skyrocketing, luring many professors.
Held for questioning in a $2 million theft of Bitcoin-mining computers, Sindri Stefansson soon escaped a facility with individual rooms that have flat-screen TVs. An international manhunt ensued.
Companies change their privacy settings, Europe throws money at start-ups, and Cambridge Analytica shuts down.
When using an open wireless network at a hotel or coffee shop, make sure that sites getting any of your personal information have their security certificates in order.
In a few hours you can make decisions on your rings, dress, reception and honeymoon locations. Here are a few websites and apps to inspire.
With thousands of potential pictographs to add to text messages and other communications, some people may be looking for a way to narrow down the choices.
In 2016, a mysterious syndicate tried to steal $951 million from Bangladesh’s central bank - and laid bare a profound weakness in the system by which money moves around the world.
We’ve picked out the best 10-foot charging cable. Here’s why you’ll love your own.
When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.
The musical based on the Nickelodeon cartoon picked up 12 Tony nominations, in another sign of the character’s persistent cultural relevance.
Technology for the military cannot be separated cleanly from technology for everything else.
With the launch of Secret Fares, the app is promising discounted trips that travelers won’t be able to find anywhere else.
The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.
Google’s willingness to share its Android software and let others adapt it for their own use has lead to different versions of the system on different devices.
The app, which promises that messages will be kept secure from official scrutiny, is facing bans in Russia and Iran. Here are some of the reasons.
The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.
The encrypted social media app is the service restrictive governments love to hate, but they are often powerless to shut it down entirely.
“No matter how gangster Peppa Pig is, it cannot be allowed to destroy children’s youth,” declared a People’s Daily editorial.
Jean-Noel Frydman spent decades turning France.com into a thriving business. The French government took it away. Now they’re locked in a legal battle.
As Facebook prepares to hold its annual developer conference this week, many businesses are objecting to how the company has limited their access to its users’ information.
Delete old installation files and other unnecessary system detritus from your computer to free up hard-drive space.
A new study on surveillance finds that Republicans tend to feel pleased about tracking, both online and in real life, while Democrats often feel bad about it.
With the U.S. and China vying for tech leadership, the two companies argue their union is crucial in the race to develop faster mobile internet.
The rally, which began as a protest of the crackdown on the Telegram messenger app, quickly morphed into a protest against Vladimir V. Putin.
Amazon has surprised officials in cities vying for the company’s new headquarters by asking how to avoid soaring housing costs and paralyzing traffic.
With less than a month to go before the European Union enacts new consumer privacy laws for its citizens, companies around the world are updating their terms of service agreements to comply.
The arrest of a suspect has set off alarms among some scientists and ethicists worried that consumer DNA may be widely accessed by law enforcement.
Smart-house technology has made it easier to turn on the lights and set the thermostat, but sometimes objects go rogue.
Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube all had interesting news that you may have missed.
The technology giant reported strong quarterly results thanks to an aggressive transition to delivering software as an internet service.
How many more women are we going to allow to die like this?
As an essential platform for speech, the company owes users due process.
With a little help from an installer app, you can use new typefaces with certain programs on Apple’s tablet and other mobile devices.
Winning the contest could mean a steeper increase in local housing costs over the next decade, a study finds. Nashville is already contemplating the impact.
The social media service may not be adding new users at much of a clip, but its advertising-driven business seems to have stabilized.
Parents will be able to handpick the channels and topics their children can view on the app, which has been criticized for allowing disturbing content to slip through.
Rebecca Blumenstein, a deputy managing editor of The Times, shared the biggest developments that are coming and how her children use apps.
Employees in the tech industry have an unusual power: They can make their companies act more responsibly. All they have to do is speak up.
Some tech companies are hiring female “motivators” for a role that’s a mix of psychologist and cheerleader — to help overworked male programmers through conversation and massages.
Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that the social network would empower its users to control their own data. There’s just one problem: human behavior.
You can attach one to a post or a status update, but only if you are using a certain type of Facebook page.
The new service is aimed at anyone who doesn’t want to risk a package being stolen from a porch and can’t receive an order at work.
Facebook and Google are dealing with a privacy backlash and new European rules on data collection. The rules, though, may not be as damaging to the companies as they appear.
If you don’t have one of these — or you’ve waited until the options were good enough before investing — now is the time to buy.
Propel was begun to bring convenience and new services to food stamp recipients. A big government contractor is getting in the way.