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New York Times Tech News

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Twitter’s Eventful Few Days

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:00
From the continuing saga of the Equifax hack to Twitter’s Russia links to Uber’s international travails, it was another busy week in tech.

Elon Musk’s Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One.

Fri, 2017-09-29 04:04
Mr. Musk’s booster, scaled back from last year’s plan but still the largest ever, could take travelers to Mars, the moon — or around the world in minutes.

China’s Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00
Even as China scolds Seoul for housing a U.S. missile defense system, its businesses and consumers buy up more Korean semiconductors and cosmetics.

Airports Worldwide Are Hit by Delays After Software Outage

Thu, 2017-09-28 22:43
A “network issue” affected programs used by several major carriers, delaying flights and causing other problems for travelers.

Common Sense: For Uber in London, a New Route: Diplomacy

Thu, 2017-09-28 19:47
The ride-hailing service’s chief, Dara Khosrowshahi, has moved away from the combative tone of his predecessor, Travis Kalanick, in an initial test.

Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray

Thu, 2017-09-28 19:44
Many of the social network’s ad-targeting terms are legitimate in principle but can be problematic in practice. Consider, for instance, the word “confederate.”

Rovio, Angry Birds Maker, Valued at $1 Billion in I.P.O.

Thu, 2017-09-28 19:10
The offering was aimed at helping Rovio carry out a growth strategy, with shares being used for possible acquisitions and rewards to its employees.

Toshiba Reaches Deal With Bain-Apple Group to Sell Chip Business

Thu, 2017-09-28 19:02
The agreement, under which the former symbol of Japanese industrial might will keep a minority stake, values the operations at about $18 billion.

Senator Berates Twitter Over ‘Inadequate’ Inquiry Into Russian Meddling

Thu, 2017-09-28 18:47
Twitter told lawmakers investigating Russian election interference that it identified about 200 accounts linked to Kremlin disinformation, far fewer than others have found.

Amid Facebook’s Troubles, Message to Advertisers Stays Consistent

Thu, 2017-09-28 18:18
At Advertising Week, the social network extolled its size and reach to marketers, even while facing criticism over the misuse of its ad-targeting tools.

Wheels: In Taiwan, Modest Test of Driverless Bus May Hint at Big Things to Come

Thu, 2017-09-28 18:13
The small vehicles are being tested on a university campus and central Taipei. The city’s mayor hopes they will reshape transportation.

Tech Tip: Using Backup Codes Without a Cellphone

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:50
If you don’t have a smartphone around all the time for getting two-step verification codes, you can get those digits by voice or paper.

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:00
IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against.

Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election

Wed, 2017-09-27 19:51
Facebook has faced the most scrutiny over social media’s role in the 2016 election. But Twitter may have been used even more extensively by Russians.

Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready

Wed, 2017-09-27 18:32
Facebook, under fire after the American presidential election, responded to criticism from President Trump and touted its efforts for the German elections on Sunday.

Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start

Wed, 2017-09-27 18:25
The company introduced a wide collection of new Echo devices that are smaller, cheaper and, in some cases, built for specific areas of the home.

Bulletin Board: Why No Comments? It’s a Matter of Resources

Wed, 2017-09-27 16:50
Times readers questioned our decision not to allow comments on a recent article. Our community editor explains our policy.

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years

Wed, 2017-09-27 15:11
Jim Wilson, a photographer who started at The Times in 1980, discussed how technology has altered news photography — for good and ill.

Why Isn’t Your Toddler Paying the Mortgage?

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:44
There’s a new class of social-media celebrities, and they’re not old enough for kindergarten. Welcome to the weird, lucrative world of viral toddler videos.

Tech Tip: Can You Run Android on an iPad?

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:32
If you like Android software and Apple hardware, you can usually find iPad versions of all your favorite Google apps to install.