Technology in America

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

6 hours 30 min ago
The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.

IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:33
For five and half years IBM has reported a steady erosion of revenue, a losing streak that analysts predict will end on Thursday.

They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:56
Virtual reality, long-promised, is finally gaining traction in New York video boutiques. But is there more to VR than just games?

Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:16
The company said its previous investigation had been too narrow, centering on accounts already identified by American intelligence agencies.

Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:32
The price of one Bitcoin is down 50 percent from its peak as concerns grow that governments may crack down on virtual currency trading.

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:55
Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:19
Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.

Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:15
Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.

Tech Tip: See Everything That Starts Up With Windows 7

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:02
The free Autoruns utility offers a detailed view of the programs, services and other software that run automatically with Windows.

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:00
With a new cloud-computing service, businesses can build their own artificial intelligence algorithms, even if they have little experience with the technology.

State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:00
Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:51
But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:51
A policy update aims to prevent advertisements from appearing next to troublesome content.

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:51
The filings kick off what is expected to be an extended legal and political debate about the future of internet policy.

Senate Democrats Push for a Net Neutrality Vote. Do They Have a Chance?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:34
Even if Democrats win that vote, they will have trouble restoring internet rules that the Federal Communications Commission repealed in December.

Tech Tip: Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:51
You can shrink the size of a photo attachment to make the message smaller, but the picture quality is reduced as well.

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:00
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:08
Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

Tech Tip: Keeping Up With the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:23
Companies have rushed to create patches for Meltdown and Spectre — two new major security vulnerabilities — but not everything has gone smoothly.

Graydon Carter, Ex-Editor of Vanity Fair, Invests in an App

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:00
The music producer Quincy Jones and the mogul Ron Meyer join Mr. Carter, who is now on ‘garden leave,’ in investing in an Instagram-style app called Zig.