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  1. U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology Technology, Today

    A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.

  2. Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact Obits, Yesterday

    A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

  3. Leaping Over the Language Barrier Business, Yesterday

    If you want to browse international sites but cannot understand the text, a number of software interpreters will translate for you.

  4. Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It Business, February 21

    How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.

  5. In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better Business, February 21

    It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.

  6. Signing Your Name in Digital Ink Business, February 21

    If you need to electronically sign PDF files, annotation tools built into popular programs let you scrawl your name right on the screen.

  7. When Is a Child Instagram-Ready? Well, February 21

    I waited to draw up a social media contract for my 9-year-old until I could see where the trouble spots were. I found them fast.

  8. How to Monitor Fake News Op Ed, February 20

    A software technique could help oversee the spread of disinformation.

  9. The Case Against Google Magazine, February 20

    Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in?

  10. Adding Ports to a Portable Computer Business, February 20

    If your lightweight laptop comes with only one standard port for plugging in devices, adding a dock or hub allows you to reconnect with your hardware.

  11. Buying Art Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating: Yes, There’s an App Real Estate, February 20

    How would that Monet look in your living room? Check your phone.

  12. Finding Closed-Caption Content Online Business, February 19

    Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.

  13. Who Made My Puzzle?: Laura Braunstein Games, February 19

    This month’s spotlight is on the constructor Laura Braunstein.

  14. Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right? Business, February 18

    The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.

  15. The Tyranny of Convenience Op Ed, February 16

    All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?

  16. Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker Business, February 16

    A look at the week’s developments in tech, plus a request: Which tech stories would you like to read more about?

  17. Creating a Point of Return for Windows Business, February 16

    While it does not back up personal data, Microsoft’s System Restore feature saves a snapshot of your Windows settings for emergencies.

  18. Ditch the Online Voting Letters, February 15

    A reader writes that the voting system’s connection to the internet is harming our democracy.

  19. Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook Business, February 15

    If you have a device running the Chrome OS but prefer Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you don’t have to change your ways much.

  20. Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas Op Ed, February 14

    Bipartisan legislation before Congress would authorize the U.S. to obtain essential information on criminals and terrorists held on servers abroad.

  21. You Up? College in the Age of Tinder Op Ed, February 14

    Some found love; others learned valuable lessons about time stamps.

  22. This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together Business, February 14

    Technology has invaded modern relationships. Our Modern Love editor, Daniel Jones, says the most important tech for couples may be the shower.

  23. Sampling Twitter (Without an Account) Business, February 14

    You can keep an eye on what people are talking about on Twitter even if you prefer to skip the apps and stick to a flip phone or a web browser.

  24. 4 Free Apps That Can Earn You Extra Cash Business, February 13

    A few free apps can earn you a few bucks as long as you know what you’re getting into. They won’t fund your retirement, but they’ll help you pay for that latte.

  25. Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown Upshot, February 13

    It’s very hard to change people’s minds, especially when so many are already committed partisans.

  26. How to Break Up With Your Phone Well, February 13

    Nine ways to have a healthier relationship with your phone.

  27. Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail Business, February 13

    Apple’s Mail program can send and receive messages from multiple accounts, but you can set a preferred address for sending new messages.

  28. 15 Minutes of Fame Is Too Much. Try 6 Seconds. Styles, February 12

    Giphy Studios is trying to help actors, musicians and advertisers slide into your DMs with goofy short videos. Yay for our brains!

  29. Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It Business, February 12

    Schools that helped produce some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent leaders are hustling to bring a more medicine-like morality to computer science.

  30. How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives Business, February 12

    Artificial intelligence is here, and its effects are being felt across how we work. The New York Times examines the impact at its New Work Summit on Feb. 12 and 13.

  31. Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use Business, February 12

    High-speed broadband is plentiful in most cities, but for those out in the country with only metered cellular connections, every megabyte counts.

  32. America’s Real Digital Divide Op Ed, February 11

    The problem isn’t that poor children don’t have access to computers. It’s that they spend too much time in front of them.

  33. Let’s Ban Porn Op Ed, February 10

    An immodest proposal for the era of #MeToo.

  34. When Windows Is 100 Percent Stalled Business, February 9

    Programs battling for resources, damaged driver software and other issues can drag down Windows 10 when it starts up.

  35. The Mainstreaming of Political Memes Online Interactive, February 9

    The distance between the White House and subcultures like 4Chan has closed. Now simple, guttural digital messages, often with multimedia, are big in politics.

  36. Farhad’s Week in Tech: HomePod Whiffs, but Elon Musk Does Not Business, February 9

    In this week’s tech newsletter, a look at Apple’s new smart speaker, the Waymo vs. Uber trial and a billionaire’s rocket (plus his cherry red convertible).

  37. Even the Tech Elite Are Worrying About Tech Addiction Interactive, February 9

    The pioneers of social media have begun grumbling that their technology might be irresistible. But they have few ideas about how to tame the beast they built.

  38. How Social Media Gives Women a Voice Interactive, February 9

    It’s harder to ignore harassment, or retaliate against accusers, when reports are bolstered by the stories of many others and the public is watching.

  39. Brands Are Becoming Accountable for Where Digital Ads Show Up Interactive, February 9

    Major companies have been forced to rethink how they advertise online after coming under fire when their digital ads appeared next to racist or fake-news content.

  40. The Ratio Establishes Itself on Twitter Interactive, February 9

    There are now more ways to tell if your tweet was bad. That’s because of the ratio.

  41. Instagram Perfection Gives Way to Realness Interactive, February 9

    Instead of perfectly polishing their feeds, photographers and brands are now showing what women, in particular, actually look like.

  42. How C.E.O.s Should Spend Their Tax Cuts Op Ed, February 8

    Bonuses are nice, but the best investment is in training your employees.

  43. John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet Obits, February 8

    In a multifaceted life, he fought for free expression on the web, wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, ran a ranch and was a Republican leader in Wyoming.

  44. Cleaning Out the Kindle Library Business, February 8

    Even if you delete a finished book right from the iPad’s Kindle collection, you still have a backup copy in Amazon’s cloud.

  45. $2.4 Billion Deal for Chelsea Market Enlarges Google’s New York Footprint Metro, February 7

    The deal calls attention to the technology sector’s rapid expansion in the city, both in the numbers employed and the square footage occupied.

  46. Keeping Gear (and Herself) Warm at the Winter Olympics Business, February 7

    Covering the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, requires some preparations when it comes to making sure your tech (and your feet) work as intended.

  47. In ‘Brotopia,’ Silicon Valley Disrupts Everything but the Boys’ Club Culture, February 7

    Emily Chang’s book looks at the way male cliques in the tech world use their newfound wealth and power to get whatever it is they had previously been denied — mainly stuff, status and sex.

  48. A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It Business, February 7

    How two tech-industry news sites, The Information and Stratechery, may show a path forward.

  49. What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death Magazine, February 6

    Nothing reveals the curious disposability of consumer technology more than this feeble, aging device.

  50. Thawing a Frozen Apple TV App Business, February 6

    If a tvOS app stops working on your Apple TV, you can force it to quit without having to reboot the set-top box.

  51. Mercedes-Benz Quotes the Dalai Lama. China Notices. Apology Follows. Business, February 6

    Daimler, the German company that owns the car brand, featured a quote on social media that is popularly attributed to the Tibetan Buddhist leader.

  52. An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported Metro, February 5

    The country’s crime classification system is antiquated. Police commanders struggle with no data on an array of technology-based crimes.

  53. How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros’ Sunday Business, February 5

    Why is the tech industry populated with so many aggressive dudes and so few women? Emily Chang examined the issue in her book, “Brotopia,” and shared her findings with us.

  54. She Was No. 2 at Intel. Now She’s Taking Aim at the Chip Maker. Business, February 5

    Renée James, who was president of Intel, is gunning for the company’s most lucrative business with a competing start-up.

  55. DealBook Briefing: How Monday’s Stock Plunge Ranks? Business, February 5

    Stock investors have endured a number of big drops over past three decades. Monday’s sell-off, on a percentage basis, isn’t close to the worst.

  56. Amazon Asked for Patience. Remarkably, Wall Street Complied. Business, February 4

    The retailer’s stock is soaring, but it wasn’t always that way. The company had lean years in which it told investors to have faith in its long-term strategy.

  57. Our Hackable Political Future Op Ed, February 4

    Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

  58. A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One More Click. Washington, February 4

    A Georgetown professor received a worldwide response to his monthlong call to limit online time, but that was just the beginning of the challenge.

  59. Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built Business, February 4

    A group of Silicon Valley technologists plans to call attention to the dangers of tech, including working on an ad campaign aimed at 55,000 public schools.

  60. Angelina Jolie’s Lawyer Now Offers Quickie Divorces Online Styles, February 3

    Laura Wasser, the glamorous Los Angeles attorney who scores big settlements for the stars, thinks splitsville should be as easy as Seamless.

  61. Online Learning Successes Letters, February 2

    Pace University’s president discusses how adult students can benefit from online courses.

  62. Adding Captions to Images in Google Photos Business, February 2

    You can add descriptions to the pictures in your online Google Photo albums from a mobile device or desktop browser.

  63. Funeral Homes Slow to Put Prices Online Business, February 2

    The Federal Trade Commission requires funeral homes to give prices on the phone but not online. A new analysis finds that most do not post their full price lists.

  64. Farhad’s Week in Tech: Less Time on Facebook, More Noise From Amazon Business, February 2

    Amazon doesn’t have a plan to fix health care, but it loves that we’re talking about it. Facebook has a plan to fix the social network, but people may spend less time on it.

  65. I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great Op Ed, February 1

    I don’t wake up with a pit in my stomach every day, dreading what horrors accrued in my phone overnight.

  66. Alphabet’s Earnings Disappoint. Blame It on the iPhone. Business, February 1

    Known for its moneymaking consistency, Google’s parent company ran into the increased price of ensuring its search engine is featured on mobile devices.

  67. Six Great Reads for Australians on the Culture-Tech Collision Foreign, February 1

    From reality-show drag queens to the Bitcoin bubble – here’s how the latest in culture and tech fits into the Australian discussion.

  68. Recording 4K Video on an iPhone Business, February 1

    Apple’s recent smartphones can record in the ultra high-definition 4K format, but you may need to change your camera settings.

  69. Should Trump Nationalize a 5G Network? Op Ed, January 31

    He would probably do it the wrong way. But done right, it could be a great idea.

  70. New Service, Same Old Equifax: Credit Locking App Freezes Up Business, January 31

    After a major breach last year, the credit rating agency promised an app that would make it easy — and free — to lock your credit. It didn’t work.

  71. A ‘Gadget Junkie,’ Wearing His Tech and Covering Deals Business, January 31

    Andrew Ross Sorkin, DealBook columnist and all-day wearer of AirPods headphones, talks about the technology he uses for work and in his life.

  72. Getting a Fresh Start With Windows 10 Business, January 31

    A recently added feature in Windows 10 tries to simplify the process of performing a clean installation of the operating system.

  73. Uber’s New Training Wheels: Testing Bike Sharing in San Francisco Business, January 31

    The company will start a pilot program that allows targeted users to rent bikes throughout the hilly city.

  74. Kodak’s Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble Business, January 30

    What’s a 130-year-old photo company doing dabbling in cryptocurrency? Either revolutionizing digital rights management or trying to make a quick buck.

  75. What He Did on His Summer Break: Exposed a Global Security Flaw Foreign, January 30

    Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation.

  76. The Latest Data Privacy Debacle Op Ed, January 30

    The saga of Strava, an app that inadvertently revealed the locations of military personnel, is the latest sign that we need better control over our data.

  77. Following Along on Instagram Business, January 30

    Once you find them, you can follow people, places and things on the visual social network.

  78. It’s Getting Harder to Sort the ‘Credible’ from the Incredible Magazine, January 30

    The chaotic spirit of the internet — in which every claim is disputed, every authority fallible — keeps creeping further into American life.

  79. Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook Business, January 30

    In a letter organized by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, dozens of health experts say the new app preys on a vulnerable group.

  80. Federal 5G Network Proposal Is Panned by F.C.C. and Industry Business, January 29

    The chairman of the F.C.C. and major trade groups said private companies were best positioned to build the next generation of mobile networks.

  81. Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules Business, January 28

    A stringent set of data protection rules will take effect in Europe in May. Facebook, Google and others are working overtime to be ready.

  82. Chinese Investors Keep Losing Billions Online. Here’s Why. Business, January 28

    The country’s latest $5 billion flameout shows how smartphones and the rise of online finance lure unsophisticated investors hoping for high returns.

  83. How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids Business, January 28

    The applications from 238 places contained valuable information, like potential tax breaks, that the company can use for other projects.

  84. La fábrica de seguidores Interactive, January 27

    Todos quieren ser populares en internet. Algunos incluso pagan por ello. Descubre el mercado negro de las redes sociales.

  85. Faked: The Headquarters. The Followers. The Influence? Insider, January 27

    The Times investigated the shadowy world of buying and selling social media followers. Here’s how the team untangled who was real, and who was a bot.

  86. Can Digital Technology Open Up the Art World? Culture, January 26

    Prices at galleries are often difficult to find out and can be prohibitively high. Websites and apps are trying to make it easier for newcomers to get informed.

  87. How a Church Deacon Found the Biggest Prime Number Yet (It Wasn’t as Hard as You Think) Science, January 26

    The Memphis area man used the church computer to discover a Mersenne prime with over 23 million digits. He had been looking for 14 years.

  88. Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Is a Monster, and Apple’s HomePod Arrives Soon Business, January 26

    In this week’s tech newsletter, a look at Netflix’s huge earnings, Democrats splitting with Silicon Valley and Apple’s new speaker.

  89. Sharing Events From Other Google Calendars Business, January 26

    If your organization allows it, you can export birthdays and events from one calendar to another.

  90. The Remote Control, Out of Control: Why à la Carte TV Is Too Much for a Trekkie Sunday Business, January 26

    CBS airs the latest Star Trek spinoff on its paid subscription service. But how many are we supposed to buy? This fan says no. For now.

  91. China Embraces a Game About a Traveling Frog Foreign, January 26

    For whatever reason, Travel Frog, an extremely low-key Japanese mobile game, is a hit in China. “You don’t even need to think about anything,” one player explained.

  92. Russian Trolls Are Only Part of the Problem Op Ed, January 25

    Facebook and Twitter need to realize that “fake news” and hateful content can be homegrown, too.

  93. Getting Those Giant Video Clips Off Your iPhone Business, January 25

    High-definition video recordings are usually too large to send by email, but you have plenty of other ways to share and save those files.

  94. Using Drones and Netflix in the Andes, but Sidestepping Google Maps Business, January 24

    Nicholas Casey, Andes bureau chief for The Times, discussed the benefits of technology in many South American countries — and why Google Maps isn’t the best tool there.

  95. Filling Out Forms on the Web Business, January 24

    A web browser’s AutoComplete or “autofill” function can save time, but the software is not without risks.

  96. Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone Business, January 24

    A new feature on the iPhone Health app will allow users to automatically download blood test results and other data from their health care providers.

  97. Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone Business, January 24

    A new feature on the iPhone Health app will allow users to automatically download blood test results and other data from their health care providers.