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09/21/2018 10:01 PM
Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.
09/21/2018 07:12 PM
PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones’s Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants
PayPal will stop processing all payments for the conspiracy website, its online store and its subsidiaries.
09/21/2018 04:47 PM
Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes.
In the next few years, it doesn’t appear that technology will replace many jobs. But that could change 10 years from now.
09/18/2018 04:09 PM
If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You
Here’s how to send tips to Times reporters about disinformation online.
09/22/2018 03:00 AM
These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?
Boston Dynamics often makes a splash with videos of its anthropomorphic robots. But after years of work, it is not clear who would buy them or what they would be used for.
09/21/2018 06:40 AM
Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools
The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.
09/20/2018 06:58 PM
New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data
Two members of Congress asked for details of practices concerning the personal data of viewers younger than 13.
09/21/2018 05:48 PM
Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?
Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.
09/20/2018 06:04 PM
Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.
09/21/2018 12:11 AM
France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?
The government hopes the move will get students to pay more attention in class and talk more to each other. But some doubt whether the ban can be enforced.
09/20/2018 01:17 PM
The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home
Smart home devices will tell you the weather and answer trivia questions, sure, but they can do so much more. Try these tips to streamline your day, relax a little or just have some fun.
09/19/2018 03:25 PM
Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating
Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger, a writer for The Upshot, uses to analyze the ripple effects.
09/19/2018 02:00 PM
Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers
Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.
09/19/2018 05:20 PM
Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’
Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.
09/20/2018 10:55 AM
A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret
They’re not as shiny as diamonds, but smog free rings are considered sustainable and ethical — and they’re also much more affordable.
09/21/2018 11:20 AM
The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?
09/19/2018 01:00 PM
INTERNETTING WITH AMANDA HESS: We Answer Your ‘Internetting’ Questions About Vagina Eggs, Time Lords and Steroid Rumors
It’s “Internetting After Dark,” the show about the show. There’s a cat in here!
09/19/2018 05:14 PM
Amazon Dominates as a Merchant and Platform. Europe Sees Reason to Worry.
The European Union’s antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party merchants.
09/19/2018 07:23 PM
State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos
Here’s what the Amazon founder’s vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry — and how he might help unravel that for the world.
09/21/2018 09:28 AM
Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
09/18/2018 02:00 PM
Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.
09/18/2018 06:19 PM
Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment
The company said the department requested documents after its chief executive, Elon Musk, said he had “funding secured” to take its stock off public markets.
09/20/2018 01:28 AM
Parts of a ‘Virtual’ Border Wall, Built With the Tech Behind Driverless Cars
In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide workers in Silicon Valley.
09/18/2018 07:55 PM
Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads
A case filed with federal regulators says the company’s targeting technology is used to screen out female candidates in violation of the law.
09/21/2018 09:32 AM
Tech Fix: The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use
Apple’s new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes.
09/20/2018 11:15 AM
With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.
09/17/2018 10:19 PM
After Fetching a High Price, Time Magazine Moves Into a New Era
“These things just take a lot longer than you think they would,” one executive said of the sale of Time magazine. Now Meredith must turn to the sales of Fortune and Sports Illustrated.
09/17/2018 10:19 PM
A San Francisco Tech Mogul Buys a Fabled Slice of New York Media
Something like this was tried 18 years ago, when AOL bought Time Warner. But Marc Benioff, long a prominent figure in his hometown, does things his own way.
09/18/2018 05:19 AM
Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.
09/18/2018 12:41 PM
Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future
Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.
09/20/2018 12:59 AM
Is the Shofar … an Instrument of Technological Disruption?
Mark Zuckerberg performed for his followers on Facebook while Marc Benioff of Salesforce (and now Time) led a live congregation in San Francisco.
09/17/2018 12:19 PM
Q&A: Lapses in Turning the Lights On
When you flip the switch, there seems to be a wait before the bulb glows brightly.
09/17/2018 01:20 PM
Marc Benioff Explains Why He Is Buying Time Magazine
While having a massage late Sunday, the West Coast-based tech billionaire discussed via text message why he was entering the East Coast-based media industry by acquiring Time Inc.’s flagship publication.
09/17/2018 02:49 PM
Betting Against Tesla: Short-Sellers Make Their Case
Elon Musk says short-sellers are conspiring to bring his company down. Some seasoned investors say it’s just a matter of fundamentals.
09/16/2018 05:45 PM
Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice
For seven years, Sweden has given control of the @sweden Twitter account to a different person each week, yielding quirky, surprising and provocative results.
09/16/2018 03:08 PM
They Left Public Radio to Try Their Fortunes on the Blockchain
Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, formerly of WNYC, started a podcast, “ZigZag,” to document their lives as entrepreneurs and working mothers who have taken a risk.
09/18/2018 11:10 AM
The Progressive Playbook: How These Candidates Pulled Off Their Upsets
Among the surprises this primary season were several high-profile upsets from the left. The Times asked some of the strategists and candidates behind these wins to break them down.
Last updated: March 16, 2017