As more people turn to their smartphones in large-scale emergencies, traditional dispatchers are racing to keep up.
After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement. “It’s a witch hunt,” they say.
Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.
The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.
What would London without Uber look like? We want to hear from those in London about their experience, including those who work, or have worked, for Uber.
Many online services now offer three levels of picture quality for videos, but be sure to choose the best one for your device.
Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.
Not all coders are from the millennial generation — older people, some of them retired or semiretired, are also learning technical languages.
Meeting at the U.N., the officials challenged Silicon Valley to keep terrorists from recruiting on the internet. The companies said they were trying.
We talk about a new startup and why it caused an internet firestorm, and how horror at the movies and on TV reflect our times, in hilarious ways.
While its current desktop app for Windows and Mac is headed off into the sunset, Google has new apps for backing up and syncing files online.
Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.
The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.
A new set of proposals presented by officials in Brussels seek to tax technology companies differently, but risk being seen as an effort to target American tech giants.
Date night without your iPhone? That’s now doable with the new cellular Apple Watch, which for the first time can be untethered from your smartphone. Here’s our review.
The traffic app is great at giving directions and rerouting around jams, but it also includes features for drivers when they’re not on the road.
Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a ring of familiarity. But the phones may feel like a solid upgrade from older models because of their new processor.
Even if you kill a Twitter post from your timeline, a search engine may give it a second life until it updates its index files.
Working remotely has become an increasingly easy and breathlessly viable option for many employees.
Microsoft’s mobile version of Outlook for the Android platform doesn’t offer text-formatting options, but it does manage your mailbox.
While millions lost electricity across Florida, and thousands of homes and businesses were flooded in Miami and Texas, the data centers powering the internet held firm.
Behind the scenes, Facebook is involved in high-stakes diplomatic battles across the globe that have begun fragmenting the internet itself.
Why Amazon’s new headquarters decision should be an act of patriotism.
An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)
Stock prices are high but an expert on bubbles says the psychological underpinnings of this market appear to be different from those of 1929 or 2000.
Li Tianyou is one of China’s best-known internet personalities and a hero for a generation of disaffected youth from smaller cities and rural areas.
If you need a break from the constant stream of alerts, notifications and calls, check your device’s settings for a Do Not Disturb feature.
The unusual restrictions will limit a popular marketing tool in the $35 billion business of treating opioid addicts, alcoholics and others.
“I’m glad there are those who make decisions regarding internet content, even if I don’t like those decisions,” a reader writes.
A company that wants to make its internet-connected vending machines ubiquitous did damage control after implying that it wanted to displace beloved corner stores.
Nick Wingfield, a New York Times technology reporter who writes about Amazon and Microsoft, discusses the tech he’s using.
One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk.
Dropping a Nazi website seems fine, but what if Cloudflare suspended security service for a political candidate that its leader didn’t like?
Apple’s annual program is an odd streaming TV event: an extended commercial that the faithful watch willingly.
The company announced its most expensive iPhone, priced at $999, at an event on Tuesday. Read our analysis of what Apple unveiled.
Mike Cagney, a co-founder of Social Finance, is stepping down as chief executive and chairman after sexual harassment claims at the start-up.
If Microsoft’s choice in typefaces doesn’t align with your tastes, you can change your default font for new documents.
Make a playlist of songs you heard on your trip, organize your photos by location and use a check-in app.
The first iPhone was released 10 years ago and swiftly turned the smartphone from a curiosity into our constant companion.
Some global business travelers make a point of getting to know new territories in person, but smartphone apps and training sessions are valuable.
Driving while texting can cause accidents, but apps and gadgets can shut down notifications when you’re behind the wheel.
Some taxi owners say they cannot hold on much longer as they lose riders and fares to Uber and other rivals, and their taxi medallions plummet in value.
As Floridians bunkered up on Sunday morning awaiting Hurricane Irma, pastors conducted services from home and streamed live messages of hope online.
Floridians may feel whipsawed by the changing predictions on Irma’s course. But the forecast models “did very well with this,” one expert said, but there is room for improvement.
We were expecting Rosie from “The Jetsons” or maybe C3PO. Why did we end up with Alexa?
Let’s skip the nationwide bidding war and cut right to the winner.
Three apps that make it easy to connect with locals — without having to talk to them in person.
Reid Hoffman, who founded LinkedIn, is funding groups to create a bulwark against Mr. Trump’s agenda. Whether his start-up approach is effective is unclear.
Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive already convicted of fraud, wrote online that he would pay $5,000 to anyone who grabbed a hair off Hillary Clinton.
Apple lets you download your iTunes purchases to multiple devices, but you don’t have to do it one song at a time.
Once again, the tech industry tried to get the president to change his mind. Once again, they failed. Plus a look at the week’s other tech news.
The tech giant says “don’t be evil” but quietly shields a website that helps victimize children.
Waze announcements, your phone calls and your music can all share time with your car’s audio system.
The Apple Watch, which is bound for an update Sept. 12, has been called the “new easiest way to cheat” on exams.
A brief primer on the apps, and their minefields, keeping teens and tweens glued to their phones.
Jacqui Cheng, who leads The Wirecutter, a product recommendations site owned by The Times, has tested many consumer electronics products. Here is what stood out to her.
The office search indicates the company is growing more positive about its prospects in mainland China, where it has been unavailable for nearly a decade.
A new Stanford study found that the nation’s tech elite are extremely liberal on most issues — except when it comes to regulation.
Google Drive encrypts files you store online and its desktop software makes it easy to back them up, but be aware of privacy concerns.
The ruling, which dialed back an earlier decision on employee communications, has implications for labor law and workplace privacy.
Some airlines have started using radio frequency identification tags to keep track of passenger bags.
Readers discuss the benefits and drawbacks of ever-present technology.
While covering Silicon Valley’s influence on schools, Natasha Singer, who comes from a long line of teachers, found that students had mixed feelings about classroom technology.
Rather than planning for economic changes we imagine, it is better to prepare for change itself with smarter social, educational and employment policies.
Juicero stood out — even in Silicon Valley — for raising enormous sums of money despite an unproven business plan.
Whether jumping from Android to iOS or vice versa, Apple and Google have tried to ease the process for their newcomers.
A digital app is bringing blueprints to the phones and tablets of construction workers. On-site training makes the transition easier.
Keeping tabs on a young new driver is easier than it used to be, thanks to several new apps and services intended for nervous parents.
Reports about the tech giant’s bullying of the New America Foundation raise concerns about how it shapes policy debates.
Dionne Searcey says that even with sometimes spotty internet connectivity, West Africans have embraced smartphones and apps like WhatsApp and Skype.
If you want to avoid overly checking your messages while on vacation, send your important correspondents to their own special mailbox and add alerts.
The ruling was a preliminary victory for Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former C.E.O., who has been sued by Benchmark, an investor in the ride-hailing company.
The devices are poised to get smarter as advances are made in scanning 3-D objects like your face.
After the New America Foundation praised a large fine levied on Google, the man behind the statement was fired.
In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working together to extend the abilities of their voice-controlled digital assistants.
Identifying extremist activists and revealing their personal information has become a bit of a sport on the internet. Some worry about mistakes and the permanent stigma of online shaming.
Before Uber’s board chose Dara Khosrowshahi to be the company’s new chief, there were power plays, negotiations for more leverage and wild swings in support.
Nearly 20 years after it changed the way we make restaurant reservations, the company and the new sector it created are still struggling.
Under its co-founder Travis Kalanick, Uber set out to revolutionize modern transportation. Its new C.E.O. may have a smaller, less risky vision.
Google made it easy to hide the text-styling tool bar in the New Message window, but you can get it back quickly if you need it.
Don’t expect him to become a politician, but the Apple C.E.O. sees gaps in governmental social policies that he believes companies like his are obliged to help fill.
The social network does not offer help by telephone, so don’t get fooled by scammers claiming to provide personalized assistance.
Mr. Khosrowshahi has many tasks ahead of him, including repairing Uber’s internal culture and preparing the company for a self-driving future.
In tweets, the president seems to spell poorly, and he’s been flogged for it. But there’s an argument to be made that the spelling police should relax a bit.
A number of companies are working on ways to control machines simply with a thought. But they are likely to be met with skepticism.
Uber picked Dara Khosrowshahi as its chief executive, filling a vacancy created when the co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down under pressure in June.
Jeff Immelt, the former C.E.O. of General Electric and a final candidate for Uber’s top post, said Sunday he would not pursue the position.
A talent for behaving randomly, a trait linked to creativity, peaks at age 25 and begins to decline around age 60, researchers report.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking software by Nuance may take some time to learn to use properly, but online training aids let you work on your own schedule.
The authorities ordered the closing of an influential platform linked to violent protests at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg last month.
The subscription service for movie tickets gained over 150,000 users after slashing its price, but a leading chain said it is “not welcome here.”
Two New York Times reporters discuss the week’s biggest events in Silicon Valley and the broader technology world.
A judge ordered the web hosting company to hand over fewer records than first requested in a government case against Inauguration Day protesters.
One-stop shops to print and frame your digital travel photos without the hassle, and at prices that won’t bust your budget.
A city councilman is pushing to make public the code behind city decisions on everything from school assignments to trash collection.
Amazon said that starting Monday, Whole Foods will offer lower prices on a “selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come.”
OKCupid and other dating sites are the latest tech companies to ban extremists.
The case is one of the first since a 2015 agreement between China and the United States to refrain from computer-related theft of industrial secrets.
UberBOAT, a test program expanding car-service technology to include boats, is underway and serving Croatia’s tourist-choked islands. But it will cost you.
The American technology company has no official presence in Iran, but millions of Iranian iPhone users have relied on local apps that are now blocked.