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New York Times Tech News

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

Sat, 2017-09-16 04:00
New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature.

Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

Fri, 2017-09-15 21:55
For all the outcry over how women are treated in the tech industry, the resolution of a sexual harassment case against Upload, a virtual reality start-up, shows that little has changed.

In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling

Fri, 2017-09-15 19:08
Some members of the famously tech-shunning sect have begun to incorporate cellphones and computers into their lives, raising unique questions about the balance between work and home.

Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:45
Both companies said they would change how their ad systems worked in response to two separate news reports exposing the issues.

The Shift: Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge.

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:07
Dogecoin was meant to poke fun at the hype around virtual currency. But now, its creator says, Dogecoin illustrates the risks.

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.

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