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New York Times Tech News

Tech Tip: Have a Group Chat on an iPad

Thu, 2017-10-12 08:28
Apple’s FaceTime software doesn’t yet support more than one-to-one video calls, but other compatible apps let you chat with a several people at once.

Tech and Real Estate Lift the Fortunes of China’s Richest

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:09
China’s real estate and tech moguls took the top spots on a survey of rich people, but the country’s former wealthiest tycoon has seen his fortunes shrink.

Tech We’re Using: Making the Lives of Cybercriminals and Spies Harder Online

Wed, 2017-10-11 23:21
Nicole Perlroth, a cybersecurity reporter for The Times, discusses how she has set up her technology to frustrate hackers — even though it may be a losing battle.

Ola, India’s Ride-Hailing Leader, Raises $1.1 Billion to Fight Uber

Wed, 2017-10-11 21:46
Backed by big Asian investors, the start-up will escalate the battle with its American rival in a country with a growing middle class and low car ownership.

Lawmakers Say They Plan to Release Facebook Ads Linked to Russia

Wed, 2017-10-11 18:42
The statements from House Intelligence Committee leaders were the first indication that the ads would be made public.

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

Wed, 2017-10-11 12:45
Scientists worried that facial recognition software could be used to detect sexual orientation. Their efforts to raise an alarm caused an uproar.

The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers

Wed, 2017-10-11 11:37
Facebook responded to some questions about its role in the 2016 presidential election, and its plans to safeguard its platform in the future.

Tech Tip: Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:20
With proper care, your system can give you years of service, but your hardware and software might give you clues that the end is nigh.

What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?

Wed, 2017-10-11 09:16
I knew this article — about the alleged “sonic attack” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There was not even an official medical report.

Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

Wed, 2017-10-11 08:55
Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.

State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:05
Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.

Google Buying Apple? Sorry, That Was Just a Test

Tue, 2017-10-10 18:40
A far-fetched headline and short story that were part of a technology test mistakenly went out on the Dow Jones Newswire on Tuesday morning.

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

Tue, 2017-10-10 18:36
Exploiting the popular Kaspersky antivirus software, Russian hackers searched millions of computers for American intelligence keywords. Israeli intelligence tipped off American officials.

Masayoshi Son’s Grand Plan for SoftBank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

Tue, 2017-10-10 18:10
Mr. Son has told tech entrepreneurs he is on a mission to own pieces of all the companies that may underpin the shifts brought on by artificial intelligence.

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

Tue, 2017-10-10 10:44
A Times examination of Russian-linked Facebook pages used in the 2016 election found that much of the content was taken directly from videos and posts from Americans.

Virtual Vandalism: Jeff Koons’s ‘Balloon Dog’ Is Graffiti-Bombed

Tue, 2017-10-10 09:19
The artist Sebastian Errazuriz used augmented reality to deface a famous sculpture by Mr. Koons to protest what he views as Silicon Valley’s monopoly on digital public space.

Tech Tip: Spotting Those MacBook Battery Burners

Tue, 2017-10-10 08:41
Some programs use more of your portable power than others, but there are quick ways to tell which apps are the energy hogs.

Australian Cybersecurity Report Shows Gaps in Private Companies’ Defenses

Tue, 2017-10-10 05:32
The government revealed that one of its national security contractors was extensively hacked last year.

Women Today: Careers for Women in Technology Companies Are a Global Challenge

Tue, 2017-10-10 04:00
While companies in the United States are the ones that make headlines because of gender issues, women say the problems exist elsewhere as well.

China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

Mon, 2017-10-09 20:14
The biggest automakers in the world are being forced to follow Beijing’s lead as China takes steps to dominate in electric vehicles and technology.