tech tip: preparing for the jump to a new operating system

J. D. BIERSDORFER

if you have decided to switch from pc to mac (or vice versa), apple, microsoft and other software makers can make the transfer process easier than you might think.

2017-07-21 11:22:00  

critic's notebook: this podcast is a love story, for your ears only

ALEXIS SOLOSKI

the new podcast “36 questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.

2017-07-21 11:16:23  

lyft to develop self-driving car technology in new silicon valley facility

MIKE ISAAC

the ride-hailing company is opening a research center in palo alto, calif., and plans to collaborate with automakers and tech companies.

2017-07-21 11:00:01  

the shift: as self-driving cars near, washington plays catch-up

KEVIN ROOSE

congress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.

2017-07-21 10:02:08  

future tense: thanks to venmo, we now all know how cheap our friends are

TEDDY WAYNE

the app “changes friendships and makes them more transactional,” one user said. “it’s nickel-and-diming everything, literally.”

2017-07-21 12:00:02  

microsoft is rewarded for turning to the cloud

NICK WINGFIELD

exhibit a for investors bullish on the company’s future helped profitability last quarter more than double from a year ago.

2017-07-20 08:07:42  

2 leading online black markets are shut down by authorities

NATHANIEL POPPER and REBECCA R. RUIZ

the authorities took control of one large site, hansa market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, alphabay.

2017-07-20 04:16:21  

copyright case over richard prince instagram show to go forward

ANDREW R. CHOW

a photographer has sued mr. prince over the use of an instagram photo in a gallery show. a new york federal judge has declined to dismiss the case.

2017-07-20 02:57:10  

burundi robotics team vanishes after u.s. competition

EMILY COCHRANE

the police say foul play is not suspected in the disappearance of six students from the violence-plagued country. two were reported seen in canada.

2017-07-20 02:48:05  

jake paul, a reality villain for the youtube generation

JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH

mr. paul, a youtube star and actor on the disney channel show “bizaardvark,” has taken a heel turn in recent months, capped off by a viral news clip of him annoying his neighbors.

2017-07-20 02:35:21  

on reddit, intimate glimpses of addicts in thrall to opioids

ELLEN GABLER and RICH HARRIS

dispatches left on a now-banned forum show the role one of the world’s largest online communities played in facilitating access to drugs tied to a mounting toll.

2017-07-20 02:13:33  

laptop ban on planes is lifted, u.s. officials confirm

MICAH MAIDENBERG

the homeland security department said the prohibition, imposed in march, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.

2017-07-20 01:10:08  

trilobites: a sensor on your skin that looks and feels like a temporary tattoo

ANERI PATTANI

researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.

2017-07-20 11:39:22  

beijing wants a.i. to be made in china by 2030

PAUL MOZUR

a new plan from the top of the chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.

2017-07-20 11:34:05  

bits: daily report: can facebook woo back publishers?

JIM KERSTETTER

the instant articles feature disappointed many publications that tried to work with the social media giant, but it is developing a tool that might drive subscriptions.

2017-07-20 11:28:33  

tech tip: finding the date on a map image

J. D. BIERSDORFER

the street view feature of google maps stitches together 360-degree photos of a location, and there is a way to see when an image was created.

2017-07-20 11:09:51  

facebook, seeking to satisfy publishers, may let them charge for articles

MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER

the social giant is working with media companies on a new tool that would push facebook users to buy subscriptions to news outlets.

2017-07-19 09:12:47  

an experiment in zurich brings us nearer to a black hole’s mysteries

KENNETH CHANG

ibm researchers used an exotic material known as a weyl semimetal to confirm the existence of a gravitational anomaly predicted in equations that describe the universe.

2017-07-19 01:45:59  

tech we’re using: going low-tech to solve everyday high-tech problems

BRIAN X. CHEN

what technology does our personal tech columnist use to solve readers’ everyday frustrations with gadgets, gear and apps?

2017-07-19 12:11:20  

a gamer channel’s mission: send the trolls packing

LAURA PARKER

misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform twitch, aims to be a safe space for underrepresented gamers, with no tolerance for sexism or bullying.

2017-07-19 11:52:45  

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