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New York Times Tech News

Hubert L. Dreyfus, Philosopher of the Limits of Computers, Dies at 87

Tue, 2017-05-02 15:59
Professor Dreyfus’s 1972 book “What Computers Can’t Do” made him a scourge and eventually an inspiration to researchers in artificial intelligence.

Bits: Daily Report: Airbnb Smooths Over a Legal Dispute

Tue, 2017-05-02 12:02
Airbnb settled a lawsuit it had filed against San Francisco, essentially giving the city what it was seeking while ridding itself of a major legal hassle.

Tech Tip: Updating Stored Credit Card Information for the App Store

Tue, 2017-05-02 11:33
Apple keeps your payment and billing information on file, but visit your account settings if you need to make a change.

Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:24
Google, with its low-cost and easily maintained Chromebooks, has steadily taken school customers away from Microsoft.

Airbnb Settles Lawsuit With Its Hometown, San Francisco

Mon, 2017-05-01 19:13
The company agreed to the city’s demand for more information about its hosts, ending one of its most pressing regulatory fights.

Bits: Daily Report: A Busy Week Ahead

Mon, 2017-05-01 12:13
Financial results will arrive for big tech companies, and Microsoft plans to make a big splash around its Windows software with an event on Tuesday.

Tech Tip: Going to the Dark Side in Windows 10

Mon, 2017-05-01 12:01
If you find the glare of the bright white screen tiring or hard on the eyes, try the built-in “dark” modes for your apps.

In Europe’s Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News

Mon, 2017-05-01 11:19
Computer scientists and tech giants are using algorithms and online data to spot misinformation faster than traditional fact-checkers can.

Sidebar: Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms

Mon, 2017-05-01 04:00
Using artificial intelligence in judicial decisions sounds like science fiction, but it’s already happened in Wisconsin.

Amid Brick-and-Mortar Travails, a Tipping Point for Amazon in Apparel

Sun, 2017-04-30 18:13
Over the years, the online giant has picked off different retail businesses, from books to electronics. Now apparel sellers are starting to succumb.

Detailing Amazon’s Custom-Clothing Patent

Sun, 2017-04-30 18:06
Amazon recently received an intriguing patent for an “on demand” apparel manufacturing system, which can quickly fill online orders for suits, dresses and other garments.

Apple’s Stock Races Ahead as Investors Bet on New iPhones

Sun, 2017-04-30 15:30
Apple’s shares are up nearly 60 percent since last summer. Investors hope new iPhones due in September will prompt many Apple users to upgrade.

How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

Sun, 2017-04-23 16:14
The internet real estate, used for and expanding array of ad formats, is a prime driver of huge quarterly profits for the parent company, Alphabet.

AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise.

Sun, 2017-04-23 16:02
AT&T has told federal regulators it needs the merger to compete with cable companies. But it has acted like a powerhouse in dealings with cities and states.

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

Sun, 2017-04-23 11:20
Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.

Prototype: A Rare Path: From Venture Capitalist to Hair-Coloring Kits

Sun, 2017-04-23 11:03
Amy Errett encountered skepticism when she quit her job to start a company that makes home hair-coloring kits.

DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

Sat, 2017-04-22 23:54
Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Is Juice the Next Tech Platform?

Sat, 2017-04-22 08:00
Farhad and Mike discuss Facebook’s developer conference, plus a start-up that sells juice.

Facebook Briefly Suspends Account of Outspoken Chinese Billionaire

Fri, 2017-04-21 20:20
Facebook said it had erroneously blocked the account of Guo Wengui, who has accused the relatives of Chinese government officials of corruption.

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Case

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:17
The schemes of Roman Seleznev led to the theft and resale of more than two million credit card numbers, resulting in losses of at least $170 million.