Bits Blog: T-Mobile Says It Will Ban Abusers of Unlimited Data Plan
T-Mobile USA’s chief executive took to Twitter to announce the carrier would eliminate customers abusing its unlimited data plans. That prompted...
Q&A: Can a Computer Can Tell Whether Something Was Written by a Man or a Woman?
A reader wonders whether a computer can divine an author’s gender. Researchers once used a program to do just that.
Itineraries: Hotels Fight Back Against Online Sites, Seeking Direct Bookings
Hotel chains are using rewards points and benefits to encourage guests to book directly, while the industry fights a merger of Expedia and Orbitz....
Bits Daily Report: Educational Software Gets Attention from State Politicians
In the past year, 182 bills intended to protect student data have been introduced in 46 states as legislators attempt to draw a red line around the...
The Getaway: The Selfie-Drone: Invasion of the Vacation Snatchers
This next generation of drones are capable of recording breathtaking video footage, but can also be a nuisance for other travelers seeking tranquil...
Editorial: Let Consumers Use Better, Cheaper Cable Boxes
Connecting a set-top box should be as easy as activating a new cellphone on a wireless network.
Tools for Tailored Learning May Expose Students’ Personal Details
Many technological tools used by schools are designed to customize learning, but concern is developing over the collection and use of data on...
James L. Flanagan, Acoustical Pioneer, Dies at 89
Mr. Flanagan conceived of new ways in which technology could be made more compatible with human speech.
Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Facebook Assistant
Reports of Amazon layoffs, a new digital assistant service and artificial intelligence in general.
Setback for Suit Against N.S.A. on Phone Data
The ruling allows the agency to continue it so-called bulk phone records program, though in November it is to come to an end under a new law....
Uber Hires Two Engineers Who Showed Cars Could Be Hacked
The company’s latest talent grab snared Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who recently startled the auto industry by hacking remotely into Fiat and...
Bitcoin Technology Piques Interest on Wall St.
Financial firms are looking at the network and software that make it possible for Bitcoin to move around the world instantly and inexpensively....