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State of the Art: How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending, Not Tariffs

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 7:15pm
The United States government once invested mightily to build the modern world. Now it has abdicated that role to a foreign rival.

Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 4:27pm
David Streitfeld has covered technology for years for The Times. He thinks the Luddites are misunderstood.

New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 3:03pm
The City Council voted unanimously to significantly regulate Airbnb and its peers, taking aim at landlords renting apartments a few nights at a time.

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 3:00pm
Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.

E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 1:11pm
European officials hit the internet giant with the record penalty for abusing its power in the smartphone market, the region’s latest move to rein in the clout of tech companies.

Elon Musk Walks Back ‘Pedo Guy’ Attack on Thai Cave Diver

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 1:08pm
The tech billionaire had faced mounting criticism from investors for calling the British diver a pedophile after the man criticized Mr. Musk’s submarine.

Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 11:29am
Facebook’s chief executive had said in an interview that false and “deeply offensive” conspiracy theories alone were not enough to get someone barred from the site.

Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 10:02am
A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.

Tech Fix: The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 9:18am
Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.

Tech Tip: Flicks and Other iPad Keyboard Tricks

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 1:00am
The latest version of Apple’s iOS software for the iPad tries to save you time with typing shortcuts — once you know what they are.

Trilobites: 3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 3:49pm
A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, “is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color,” one of its developers said.

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 3:15pm
A new study based on Facebook data provides a picture of who is placing political ads on the social network ahead of the midterm elections. President Trump tops the list.

Tech Tip: Add Pictures to Android Contacts

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 1:00am
Tired of seeing your friends as initials in tinted circles? If they don’t have a profile photo already, you can add your own to their address-book entries.

The New New World: Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 3:32pm
Long awash in money, the country’s start-up scene has seen an unprecedented downturn. That could be a bad sign for the rest of the Chinese economy.

Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:28am
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the ride-hailing company’s hiring and pay practices.

Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 1:31am
A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how?

Tech Tip: Chrome’s Glass Ceiling on an iPhone

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 1:00am
Apple may prevent you from swapping out some of its own apps for your preferred defaults, but you can at least get your choices within easy reach.

Zhengzhou Dispatch: Looking Through the Eyes of China’s Surveillance State

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 7:00pm
A rare chance to try on a tool of a would-be surveillance dystopia gave a glimpse of the wariness that a closely watched populace can’t hide.

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 11:36am
Booksellers on the online marketplace are charging thousands for books that normally sell for a few dollars. Authors are perplexed — and annoyed.

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:31am
With deals collectively worth billions of dollars at stake, the pressure is on advertisers and viral performers on sites like YouTube and Instagram to find the right match.