Bits: The Week in Tech: The Robots Aren’t as Human as They Seem
Robots are struggling to cope with the real world. Lately, so are Twitter, Google, Facebook and a few other companies.
Bytedance of China Eyes $75 Billion Valuation, Joining Start-Up Giants
A new fund-raising round could value the maker of the Tik Tok and Toutiao apps at nearly as much as Uber, as China’s online surge continues.
S.E.C. Sues Tesla’s Elon Musk Over Fraud in Move That Could Oust Him
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday that accused Mr. Musk, the electric-car manufacturer’s chief executive, of making...
Trilobites: Hidden Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya Revealed in a 3-D Laser Map
Using technology known as lidar, a team of archaeologists found evidence beneath the jungle canopy in Guatemala of how the Mesoamerican...
The Hot Property That’s Next on Tech’s Agenda: Real Estate
Venture capitalists are racing to pour money into technology for real estate — or what Silicon Valley is now calling proptech.
It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare
The internet giant has largely avoided the scrutiny faced by its internet peers. Now lawmakers are questioning whether it has too much influence.
Google Tweaks Chrome in Response to Privacy Criticism
Google said users will be able to opt-out of getting automatically signed into Chrome.
Tech We’re Using: The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless.
Alternative power sources have upended the electric grid. Ivan Penn, who covers the beat, discusses the changes and how he keeps track of them.
Tech Tip: Spare Your Friends: Make a Mini-Movie of Your Fabulous Vacation
Showing all of the videos from your travels can be cumbersome. Instead, stitch them together into a short highlight reel.
Trilobites: The Marvelous Filters in the Manta Ray’s Mouth
The car-sized, kite-shaped fishes don’t have to clear their throats because of their unique method of filtration that could be applied to...
How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage
Making the batteries rechargeable and lowering their cost are seen as important advances in enabling the electric grid to depend on power from...
Uber Settles Data Breach Investigation for $148 Million
The ride-hailing company faced charges that it covered up a breach of user data, rather than immediately notifying consumers.