T/technology

  1. Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There? Business, Today

    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.

  2. Metrics Are Everywhere in Media. Here’s How They Help. Business, Today

    Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager at The Times, discusses how analytics tools help her better serve readers.

  3. A Wrinkle in Time Keeping Business, Today

    If you don’t want your phone’s calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.

  4. Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them Business, Today

    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.

  5. How to Adjust Your Mac’s Spelling Controls Business, Yesterday

    Like many modern operating systems, macOS has a built-in spell checker that you can use or lose.

  6. Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail Business, May 21

    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.

  7. Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims Investigative, May 19

    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.

  8. Behind Armenia’s Revolt, Young Shock Troops From the Tech Sector Foreign, May 19

    Young people from prosperous I.T. companies organized protests, donated money and deliberately snarled traffic. Even their employers pitched in.

  9. A.I. Is Harder Than You Think Op Ed, May 18

    Sorry, Google: Computers are not even close to humanlike thought.

  10. What the Microsoft Antitrust Case Taught Us Op Ed, May 18

    Two decades later, we shouldn’t forget the dangers of dominant technology companies.

  11. Turning Phone Videos Into GIFs Business, May 18

    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.

  12. Kevin’s Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin’ Business, May 18

    A weeklong blockchain conference in New York, changes at Uber, a “transparency report” from Facebook, and more.

  13. Yanny or Laurel? Trump Says Something Else National, May 17

    The senior adviser heard ‘Laurel.’ The press secretary heard ‘Yanny.’ And the president heard something else altogether.

  14. PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle Business, May 17

    The Silicon Valley digital payments company reached a deal for iZettle, which is Europe’s answer to the mobile payments company Square.

  15. New Ways to Delete Old Files Business, May 17

    Last month’s update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.

  16. Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. Business, May 16

    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.

  17. The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can. Business, May 16

    Inspired by Silicon Valley’s hyper-growth, companies elsewhere are burning cash in hopes of being the next big thing.

  18. We Made a Tool So You Can Hear Both Yanny and Laurel Interactive, May 16

    How far do you have to move our slider to hear one name or the other?

  19. New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators Business, May 16

    With Europe’s sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.

  20. What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars Business, May 16

    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.

  21. How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers Interactive, May 16

    The threat that electronic health records and machine learning pose to physicians’ clinical judgment — and their well-being.

  22. Walmart Goes Upscale, Offering Lord & Taylor Brands Business, May 16

    Lord & Taylor is partnering with Walmart to start a “premium” fashion store on Walmart.com, a move reflecting the challenges of modern retailing.

  23. Listen to ‘The Daily’: When Facebook Rumors Incite Real Violence Podcasts, May 16

    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.

  24. Europe’s Data Protection Law Is a Big, Confusing Mess Op Ed, May 15

    Yes, we need rules on how companies collect and store our personal information. But this isn’t the right way to do it.

  25. Finding Privacy for Email Business, May 15

    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.

  26. We’re Living in the World That Klout Built Op Ed, May 14

    An entire economy is based on the idea of rating people according to their social media influence.

  27. 3 A1 Headlines, 3 Alerts, 3 Hours: The Night the Schneiderman Story Broke Insider, May 14

    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.

  28. Deciding to Rent or Buy Your Office Business, May 14

    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.

  29. Silicon Valley Faces Regulatory Fight on Its Home Turf Business, May 13

    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.

  30. Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk National, May 12

    “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.”

  31. Are My Friends Really My Friends? Styles, May 12

    The quantity of human interactions has increased, but the quality is arguably diminished.

  32. Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks Business, May 11

    Iranian hackers, computer security experts say, had been deterred by the nuclear deal, but could now be inspired to make more retaliatory assaults.

  33. Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test Culture, May 11

    Taking their cue from a screenwriter, rival software developers are adding tools to analyze material before it reaches casting directors or producers.

  34. No Luck Finding the Right Nursing Home? Maybe Yelp Can Help Science, May 11

    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.

  35. The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac Business, May 11

    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.

  36. Kevin’s Week in Tech: Are Google’s A.I.-Powered Phone Calls Cool, Creepy, or Both? Business, May 11

    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.

  37. How to Make a Crossword Puzzle Games, May 11

    In Part 2 of the Wordplay series, the puzzle makers David Steinberg and Natan Last design a crossword grid around our theme set.

  38. What Keeps Xi Jinping Awake at Night Foreign, May 11

    A new book of the Chinese leader’s remarks on national security highlights his worries about technology, the internet and risks of financial meltdown.

  39. Is Trump’s Tax Incoherence Just a Way to Hurt Amazon? Op Ed, May 10

    His administration has come down on opposite sides of arguments about whether to enact internet sales taxes.

  40. Playing by the E-Book Rules Business, May 10

    The law treats electronic books and their printed counterparts differently when it comes to what you can do with them.

  41. Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War Business, May 9

    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.

  42. And for His Next Act, Ev Williams Will Fix the Internet Business, May 9

    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.

  43. How to Pack and Prepare Your Smartphone for Traveling This Summer Business, May 9

    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.

  44. In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology Business, May 9

    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.

  45. Jumping Into the New Gmail Business, May 9

    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.

  46. Before Irish Abortion Vote, Facebook Adds Tools to Curb Interference Business, May 8

    The social media giant is testing strategies that it hopes to employ in other elections, like letting users flag questionable ads.

  47. Tech’s Race Problem Beyond the Numbers Op Ed, May 8

    When it comes to the relationship between Silicon Valley companies and communities of color, hiring isn’t the only issue.

  48. Adding Art to iPad Documents Business, May 8

    You can add downloaded illustrations, graphics and photos to files created in Microsoft Word, Pages or other word-processing apps on Apple’s tablet.

  49. What Will New York Do About Its Uber Problem? Editorial, May 7

    Ride-hailing apps are convenient for city residents, but they’ve had devastating effects on the livelihood of taxi drivers and on the streets.

  50. The Man Who Changed the World, Twice Op Ed, May 7

    A sage at the intersection of Silicon Valley and hippiedom can offer cultural guidance.

  51. Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader Business, May 7

    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.

  52. ‘Transparency’ Is the Mother of Fake News Op Ed, May 7

    We are now dealing with the problem child of the techo-utopian worship of data.

  53. Restoring a Lost Recycle Bin Business, May 7

    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.

  54. Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It? Business, May 6

    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.

  55. Times Readers Offer Support for a Taxi Driver’s Family Insider, May 6

    A reporter reflects on the response to her story about a yellow cabdriver’s suicide amid devastating competition from ride-hailing apps.

  56. What Europe’s Tough New Data Law Means for You, and the Internet Business, May 6

    The European Union is introducing some of the strictest online privacy rules in the world. The changes aim to give internet users more control.

  57. Regulating Privacy Letters, May 6

    An advocate of stronger protections discusses the structure of the internet economy and the problem of data breach.

  58. Nafta Talks Resume, and Disney Will Face Questions on Its Fox Plans Business, May 6

    Both Google and Microsoft will hold developers’ conferences, and the Bank of England may hold off on a rate increase as its economy slows.

  59. Who Strikes Fear Into Silicon Valley? Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s Antitrust Enforcer Foreign, May 5

    Ms. Vestager is the world’s most powerful regulator, having levied billions in fines against firms such as Apple, Google and Facebook.

  60. Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities Business, May 4

    Salaries for artificial intelligence researchers at big tech companies are skyrocketing, luring many professors.

  61. He Fled a Prison in Iceland. Now It’s Good to Be Back. Sunday Business, May 4

    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.

  62. Adam’s Week in Tech: Hello From Europe! Business, May 4

    Companies change their privacy settings, Europe throws money at start-ups, and Cambridge Analytica shuts down.

  63. Staying Safer on Public Networks Business, May 4

    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.

  64. Plan Your Wedding at Home. Tonight. It’s Easy. Society, May 3

    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.

  65. Overcome With Emoji Business, May 3

    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.

  66. The Billion-Dollar Bank Job Interactive, May 3

    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.

  67. Why Everyone Needs a Good 10-Foot Charging Cable Smarter Living, May 3

    We’ve picked out the best 10-foot charging cable. Here’s why you’ll love your own.

  68. The Man Who Cracked the Lottery Interactive, May 3

    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.

  69. Before the Tonys, SpongeBob Seized the Culture With Memes Express, May 2

    The musical based on the Nickelodeon cartoon picked up 12 Tony nominations, in another sign of the character’s persistent cultural relevance.

  70. Why Silicon Valley Must Go to War Op Ed, May 2

    Technology for the military cannot be separated cleanly from technology for everything else.

  71. From Hopper, Exclusive Flight Deals Sent Directly to Phones Travel, May 2

    With the launch of Secret Fares, the app is promising discounted trips that travelers won’t be able to find anywhere else.

  72. Tech Giants Feel the Squeeze as Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip Business, May 2

    The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.

  73. Why Are There So Many Android Versions? Business, May 2

    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.

  74. What Is Telegram, and Why Are Iran and Russia Trying to Ban It? Foreign, May 2

    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.

  75. Xi Tightens His Grip, and China’s Tech Giants Feel the Squeeze Business, May 2

    The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.

  76. Iran, Like Russia Before It, Tries to Block Telegram App Foreign, May 1

    The encrypted social media app is the service restrictive governments love to hate, but they are often powerless to shut it down entirely.

  77. Peppa Pig, Unlikely Rebel Icon, Faces Purge in China Foreign, May 1

    “No matter how gangster Peppa Pig is, it cannot be allowed to destroy children’s youth,” declared a People’s Daily editorial.

  78. This Man Is Taking France to Court to Win Back France.com Foreign, May 1

    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.

  79. Facebook’s Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming Business, April 30

    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.

  80. When to Dump Old Downloads Business, May 1

    Delete old installation files and other unnecessary system detritus from your computer to free up hard-drive space.

  81. Creepy or Not? Your Privacy Concerns Probably Reflect Your Politics Business, April 30

    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.

  82. Pitch Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Keep Up With China in 5G Business, April 30

    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.

  83. ‘They Want to Block Our Future’: Thousands Protest Russia’s Internet Censorship Foreign, April 30

    The rally, which began as a protest of the crackdown on the Telegram messenger app, quickly morphed into a protest against Vladimir V. Putin.

  84. One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle Business, April 29

    Amazon has surprised officials in cities vying for the company’s new headquarters by asking how to avoid soaring housing costs and paralyzing traffic.

  85. Why All the New Terms of Service? Business, April 30

    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.

  86. The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder Science, April 27

    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.

  87. Is My Not-So-Smart House Watching Me? Real Estate, April 27

    Smart-house technology has made it easier to turn on the lights and set the thermostat, but sometimes objects go rogue.

  88. Kevin’s Week in Tech: Let’s Check In on the Other Social Networks, Shall We? Business, April 27

    Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube all had interesting news that you may have missed.

  89. Microsoft’s Cloud Has Business Booming Again Business, April 26

    The technology giant reported strong quarterly results thanks to an aggressive transition to delivering software as an internet service.

  90. When Misogynists Become Terrorists Op Ed, April 26

    How many more women are we going to allow to die like this?

  91. Facebook Released Its Content Moderation Rules. Now What? Op Ed, April 26

    As an essential platform for speech, the company owes users due process.

  92. Adding Fonts to an iPad Business, April 26

    With a little help from an installer app, you can use new typefaces with certain programs on Apple’s tablet and other mobile devices.

  93. What Amazon’s New Headquarters Could Mean for Rents Business, April 25

    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.

  94. Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Its Second Straight Quarter of Profit Business, April 25

    The social media service may not be adding new users at much of a clip, but its advertising-driven business seems to have stabilized.

  95. YouTube Kids, Criticized for Content, Introduces New Parental Controls Business, April 25

    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.

  96. How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids Business, April 25

    Rebecca Blumenstein, a deputy managing editor of The Times, shared the biggest developments that are coming and how her children use apps.

  97. Workers of Silicon Valley, It’s Time to Organize Business, April 25

    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.

  98. Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress Business, April 24

    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.

  99. The Facebook Fallacy: Privacy Is Up to You Business, April 24

    Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that the social network would empower its users to control their own data. There’s just one problem: human behavior.

  100. Posting PDF Files on Facebook Business, April 24

    You can attach one to a post or a status update, but only if you are using a certain type of Facebook page.

  101. Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car Business, April 24

    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.

  102. How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google Business, April 23

    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.

  103. 3 Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying Business, April 24

    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.

  104. This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It. Business, April 23

    Propel was begun to bring convenience and new services to food stamp recipients. A big government contractor is getting in the way.