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  1. When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline National, Today

    As more people turn to their smartphones in large-scale emergencies, traditional dispatchers are racing to keep up.

  2. Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far Business, Today

    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.

  3. On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook Business, Yesterday

    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.

  4. Facebook Drops Stock Reclassification That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control Business, Yesterday

    The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.

  5. Do You Live in London? Share Your Views on Uber Interactive, Yesterday

    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.

  6. Resolutions for the Big (and Small) Screens Business, Yesterday

    Many online services now offer three levels of picture quality for videos, but be sure to choose the best one for your device.

  7. Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants Business, Yesterday

    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.

  8. Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s Sunday Business, Yesterday

    Not all coders are from the millennial generation — older people, some of them retired or semiretired, are also learning technical languages.

  9. World Leaders Urge Big Tech to Police Terrorist Content Foreign, September 21

    Meeting at the U.N., the officials challenged Silicon Valley to keep terrorists from recruiting on the internet. The companies said they were trying.

  10. Still Processing: Outrage Over ‘Bodega’ and Horror at the Movies Podcasts, September 21

    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.

  11. Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App Business, September 21

    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.

  12. Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington Business, September 20

    Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

  13. How Technology Changes Teen Romance Well, September 21

    The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.

  14. Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms Business, September 20

    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.

  15. Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular Business, September 20

    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.

  16. Getting Social With Waze Business, September 20

    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.

  17. The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation Business, September 19

    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.

  18. Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online Business, September 19

    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.

  19. How to Work From Home N Y T Now, September 19

    Working remotely has become an increasingly easy and breathlessly viable option for many employees.

  20. Outlook for Android, Plain and Simple Business, September 18

    Microsoft’s mobile version of Outlook for the Android platform doesn’t offer text-formatting options, but it does manage your mailbox.

  21. How the Internet Kept Humming During 2 Hurricanes Investigative, September 18

    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.

  22. How Facebook Is Changing Your Internet Video, September 17

    Behind the scenes, Facebook is involved in high-stakes diplomatic battles across the globe that have begun fragmenting the internet itself.

  23. Meet Me in St. Louis, Bezos Op Ed, September 16

    Why Amazon’s new headquarters decision should be an act of patriotism.

  24. Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84 Obits, September 15

    An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)

  25. Mass Psychology Supports the Pricey Stock Market Sunday Business, September 15

    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.

  26. Ranting and Rapping Online in China, and Raking In Millions Foreign, September 15

    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.

  27. Scheduling Your Smartphone for a Little Peace and Quiet Business, September 15

    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.

  28. Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety Business, September 14

    The unusual restrictions will limit a popular marketing tool in the $35 billion business of treating opioid addicts, alcoholics and others.

  29. Blocking Offensive Websites Letters, September 14

    “I’m glad there are those who make decisions regarding internet content, even if I don’t like those decisions,” a reader writes.

  30. Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire Business, September 14

    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.

  31. How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It Business, September 13

    Nick Wingfield, a New York Times technology reporter who writes about Amazon and Microsoft, discusses the tech he’s using.

  32. In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune Business, September 13

    One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk.

  33. The Terrifying Power of Internet Censors Op Ed, September 13

    Dropping a Nazi website seems fine, but what if Cloudflare suspended security service for a political candidate that its leader didn’t like?

  34. At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves Culture, September 12

    Apple’s annual program is an odd streaming TV event: an extended commercial that the faithful watch willingly.

  35. Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box Business, September 12

    The company announced its most expensive iPhone, priced at $999, at an event on Tuesday. Read our analysis of what Apple unveiled.

  36. Chief Executive of Social Finance, an Online Lending Start-Up, to Step Down Business, September 11

    Mike Cagney, a co-founder of Social Finance, is stepping down as chief executive and chairman after sexual harassment claims at the start-up.

  37. How to Pick Your Favorite Font for Word Files Business, September 12

    If Microsoft’s choice in typefaces doesn’t align with your tastes, you can change your default font for new documents.

  38. How Apps Can Make Your Vacation Better Travel, September 12

    Make a playlist of songs you heard on your trip, organize your photos by location and use a check-in app.

  39. It Distracted Us. It Gave Us Uber. It Made Selfies a Thing. Interactive, September 11

    The first iPhone was released 10 years ago and swiftly turned the smartphone from a curiosity into our constant companion.

  40. Learning Local Customs, Whether by App or in Person, Eases Travelers’ Way Business, September 11

    Some global business travelers make a point of getting to know new territories in person, but smartphone apps and training sessions are valuable.

  41. Eyes on the Road, Not on the Phone Business, September 11

    Driving while texting can cause accidents, but apps and gadgets can shut down notifications when you’re behind the wheel.

  42. Taxi Medallions, Once a Safe Investment, Now Drag Owners Into Debt Metro, September 10

    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.

  43. Hurricane Irma Inspires Stay-at-Home Church Services Video, September 10

    As Floridians bunkered up on Sunday morning awaiting Hurricane Irma, pastors conducted services from home and streamed live messages of hope online.

  44. Irma Shifting Forecasts: It’s All a Matter of Probability National, September 10

    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.

  45. These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised Op Ed, September 9

    We were expecting Rosie from “The Jetsons” or maybe C3PO. Why did we end up with Alexa?

  46. Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You Interactive, September 9

    Let’s skip the nationwide bidding war and cut right to the winner.

  47. How to Explore a City Like a Local Using Your Smartphone Travel, September 8

    Three apps that make it easy to connect with locals — without having to talk to them in person.

  48. Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump Business, September 8

    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.

  49. Prosecutors Seek to Revoke Shkreli’s Bail, Citing Post About Clinton Business, September 8

    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.

  50. Grab All Your iTunes Music With One Tap Business, September 8

    Apple lets you download your iTunes purchases to multiple devices, but you don’t have to do it one song at a time.

  51. Farhad’s and Natasha’s Week in Review: Tech Tackles Trump, Again Business, September 8

    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.

  52. Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com Op Ed, September 7

    The tech giant says “don’t be evil” but quietly shields a website that helps victimize children.

  53. Getting Waze Alerts During a Phone Call Business, September 7

    Waze announcements, your phone calls and your music can all share time with your car’s audio system.

  54. Red Sox Cheating Scandal Highlights Apple Watch’s Illicit Uses Business, September 6

    The Apple Watch, which is bound for an update Sept. 12, has been called the “new easiest way to cheat” on exams.

  55. It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using? Styles, September 6

    A brief primer on the apps, and their minefields, keeping teens and tweens glued to their phones.

  56. Wirecutter Editor Shares the Tech That Can Improve Your Life Business, September 6

    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.

  57. Blocked in China, Facebook Is Said to Seek a Shanghai Office Business, September 6

    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.

  58. Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception Business, September 6

    A new Stanford study found that the nation’s tech elite are extremely liberal on most issues — except when it comes to regulation.

  59. Keeping Your Files Safe in Google’s Cloud Business, September 6

    Google Drive encrypts files you store online and its desktop software makes it easy to back them up, but be aware of privacy concerns.

  60. European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers’ Email Business, September 5

    The ruling, which dialed back an earlier decision on employee communications, has implications for labor law and workplace privacy.

  61. Luggage Tags That Help You Find Your Suitcase Business, September 5

    Some airlines have started using radio frequency identification tags to keep track of passenger bags.

  62. Tired of Technology Letters, September 3

    Readers discuss the benefits and drawbacks of ever-present technology.

  63. In Her Family’s Footsteps, a Reporter Takes to the Classroom Insider, September 3

    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.

  64. Get Ready for Technological Upheaval by Expecting the Unimagined Sunday Business, September 2

    Rather than planning for economic changes we imagine, it is better to prepare for change itself with smarter social, educational and employment policies.

  65. Juicero, Start-Up With a $700 Juicer and Top Investors, Shuts Down Business, September 1

    Juicero stood out — even in Silicon Valley — for raising enormous sums of money despite an unproven business plan.

  66. Switching Between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android Business, September 1

    Whether jumping from Android to iOS or vice versa, Apple and Google have tried to ease the process for their newcomers.

  67. Bringing Information Technology to Construction Job Sites Sunday Business, August 31

    A digital app is bringing blueprints to the phones and tablets of construction workers. On-site training makes the transition easier.

  68. Apps to Provide Peace of Mind With a Teenager Behind the Wheel Business, August 31

    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.

  69. Google’s Disturbing Influence Over Think Tanks Op Ed, August 30

    Reports about the tech giant’s bullying of the New America Foundation raise concerns about how it shapes policy debates.

  70. The Technology Our West Africa Bureau Chief Relies On Business, August 30

    Dionne Searcey says that even with sometimes spotty internet connectivity, West Africans have embraced smartphones and apps like WhatsApp and Skype.

  71. Setting Up Your Own Email V.I.P. List Business, August 30

    If you want to avoid overly checking your messages while on vacation, send your important correspondents to their own special mailbox and add alerts.

  72. Kalanick’s Feud With Benchmark Goes to Arbitration for Now, Judge Rules Business, August 30

    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.

  73. The Smartphone’s Future: It’s All About the Camera Business, August 30

    The devices are poised to get smarter as advances are made in scanning 3-D objects like your face.

  74. Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant Washington, August 30

    After the New America Foundation praised a large fine levied on Google, the man behind the statement was fired.

  75. ‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees. Business, August 30

    In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working together to extend the abilities of their voice-controlled digital assistants.

  76. How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars Business, August 30

    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.

  77. Inside Uber’s Wild Ride in a Search of a New C.E.O. Business, August 29

    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.

  78. OpenTable Began a Revolution. Now It’s a Power Under Siege. Dining, August 29

    Nearly 20 years after it changed the way we make restaurant reservations, the company and the new sector it created are still struggling.

  79. Uber’s C.E.O. Choice Faces a Question of Ambitions Technology, August 28

    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.

  80. Go Bold (or Italics) With Gmail Formatting Options Business, August 29

    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.

  81. Apple’s Tim Cook Barnstorms for ‘Moral Responsibility’ Business Day, August 28

    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.

  82. How to Avoid Phony Facebook Phone Lines Technology, August 28

    The social network does not offer help by telephone, so don’t get fooled by scammers claiming to provide personalized assistance.

  83. Uber’s C.E.O. Pick, Dara Khosrowshahi, Steps Into Brighter Spotlight Technology, August 28

    Mr. Khosrowshahi has many tasks ahead of him, including repairing Uber’s internal culture and preparing the company for a self-driving future.

  84. So Trump Makes Spelling Errors. In the Twitter Age, Whoo Doesn’t? Technology, August 27

    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.

  85. A Game You Can Control With Your Mind Technology, August 27

    A number of companies are working on ways to control machines simply with a thought. But they are likely to be met with skepticism.

  86. Uber Chooses Expedia’s Chief as C.E.O., Ending Contentious Search Technology, August 27

    Uber picked Dara Khosrowshahi as its chief executive, filling a vacancy created when the co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down under pressure in June.

  87. Uber’s Search for Chief Executive Nearing a Decision Technology, August 27

    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.

  88. When Are You Really Random? After Age 24 Science, August 25

    A talent for behaving randomly, a trait linked to creativity, peaks at age 25 and begins to decline around age 60, researchers report.

  89. Finding Software Classes at Any Hour Technology, August 25

    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.

  90. Germany, in a First, Shuts Down Left-Wing Extremist Website World, August 25

    The authorities ordered the closing of an influential platform linked to violent protests at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg last month.

  91. MoviePass Drops Its Price, Pleasing Customers but Angering AMC Arts, August 25

    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.”

  92. Farhad and Mike’s Week in Review: Apple’s Self-Driving Shift Technology, August 25

    Two New York Times reporters discuss the week’s biggest events in Silicon Valley and the broader technology world.

  93. DreamHost Ordered to Release Some Trump Protest Website Data to U.S. Business Day, August 25

    A judge ordered the web hosting company to hand over fewer records than first requested in a government case against Inauguration Day protesters.

  94. Your Vacation: Printed, Framed and Delivered to Your Door Travel, August 25

    One-stop shops to print and frame your digital travel photos without the hassle, and at prices that won’t bust your budget.

  95. Showing the Algorithms Behind New York City Services N.Y. / Region, August 24

    A city councilman is pushing to make public the code behind city decisions on everything from school assignments to trash collection.

  96. Amazon’s Whole Foods Strategy: Cheaper Kale and Avocado Technology, August 24

    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.”

  97. After Charlottesville, Even Dating Apps Are Cracking Down on Hate Technology, August 24

    OKCupid and other dating sites are the latest tech companies to ban extremists.

  98. Chinese National Arrested in Connection with U.S. Cyberattacks Technology, August 24

    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.

  99. On Croatia’s Coast, Uber Takes Its Ride-Hailing App to the Seas World, August 24

    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.

  100. Apple, Citing U.S. Sanctions, Removes Popular Apps in Iran Technology, August 24

    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.