Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes
Tech has fought online ad regulations, but three senators will introduce a bipartisan bill to force the industry to disclose who buys political ads.
Tech Tip: Editing Your History on Amazon
The shopping site keeps a record of the products you browse in the hope you’ll return to close the deal, but you can turn off the tracking.
Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone
A WeChat app lets users show appreciation for the Chinese leader’s words by mashing their screens. The game says players have clapped a billion...
In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything
To land Amazon’s second headquarters, the city is playing up its tech talent pool and infrastructure, but the cost of doing business is steep.
Dream City?: Taxibots, Sensors and Self-Driving Shuttles: A Glimpse at an Internet City (in Toronto)
An Alphabet subsidiary has a chance to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will it put humans first?
Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism
Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.
Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Photo Files
With the latest updates for its Macs and mobile devices, Apple has added support for new image and video formats while keeping things compatible.
Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices
Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation...
Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery: How Many Watch Netflix?
The ratings company is using audio-recognition software to crack a closely guarded trade secret.
Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets
Do the volunteers behind Unicode, whose mission is to bring all of mankind’s languages into the digital sphere, have enough bandwidth to deal with...
State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation
In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.
After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety
Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines.