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New York Times Tech News

Funding Talks at Uber and Lyft Complicate Ride-Hailing Allegiances

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:00
With Uber reportedly nearing a deal with SoftBank and Lyft having held discussions with Alphabet, alliances are shifting quickly in the industry.

Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84

Fri, 2017-09-15 17:49
An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)

Ranting and Rapping Online in China, and Raking In Millions

Fri, 2017-09-15 15:32
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.

Vocations: Serving the Community, Working for Microsoft

Fri, 2017-09-15 15:00
A community development specialist employed by Microsoft tries to help people, especially children, while using the company’s products.

Google Sued by 3 Female Ex-Employees Who Say It Pays Women Less Than Men

Fri, 2017-09-15 12:35
In a lawsuit filed in state court, the plaintiffs accuse the search giant of systematically discriminating against women in its work force.

SoFi Board Says C.E.O. Is Out Immediately Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Fri, 2017-09-15 09:41
Mike Cagney, the company’s chief executive, had said earlier this week that he would step down at year’s end.

Tech Tip: Scheduling Your Smartphone for a Little Peace and Quiet

Fri, 2017-09-15 08:00
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.

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: New iPhones and Facebook Ads

Fri, 2017-09-15 08:00
Two Times tech reporters discuss the week’s events and developments in Silicon Valley, including a certain Apple iPhone event.

Hyperloop One Strikes Early-Stage Partnership With Colorado

Thu, 2017-09-14 23:41
Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to develop high-speed transportation technology, will work with Colorado to study a potential route in the state.

The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:37
Rule-breaking at an early age may point to the success of company founders like Martin Shkreli, researchers say. It may also foretell their undoing.

Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men.

Thu, 2017-09-14 17:05
The Tokyo-based company said the women it invited had been unable to attend, but female photographers were unsatisfied by the explanation.

China Bitcoin Exchange to Stop Trading Virtual Currencies Amid Crackdown

Thu, 2017-09-14 11:20
The announcement by BTC China raises the specter of other exchanges shutting down Bitcoin trading in the coming weeks.

Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:17
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.

Tech Tip: Spotting the Phish in a Sea of Email

Thu, 2017-09-14 08:00
Scammers constantly change their tactics to try to fool you into clicking into their clutches, so be aware of hidden links in spam.

Lake Ontario Journal: Hunting for a Canadian Legend: the Avro Arrow Jet Fighter

Wed, 2017-09-13 22:21
Production of a Canadian supersonic jet fighter, was abruptly canceled almost 60 years ago. But the plane’s legend has grown ever since.

Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian

Wed, 2017-09-13 19:54
The Times concluded that “Melvin Redick” on Facebook was a fake American created by Russia as part of its propaganda campaign. But where did the man’s photos come from?

Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers

Wed, 2017-09-13 18:48
The company’s origins in Russia have for years fueled suspicions about possible ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Kaspersky denies the allegations.

Tech We’re Using: How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Wed, 2017-09-13 17:32
Nick Wingfield, a New York Times technology reporter who writes about Amazon and Microsoft, discusses the tech he’s using.

Critic's Notebook: The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media

Wed, 2017-09-13 15:47
Though we may still pop headphones in to watch a YouTube rant, social media has cultivated its own mute visual culture.

Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box

Wed, 2017-09-13 15:03
The company announced its most expensive iPhone, priced at $999, at an event on Tuesday. Read our analysis of what Apple unveiled.