BOOK ENTRY: REVIEW: ‘IN PRAISE OF WASTING TIME' SPEAKS OMINOUSLY OF A DIGITAL ‘GRID'

“In Praise of Wasting Time,” a new book by the M.I.T. physicist Alan Lightman, argues that the increasingly frenetic pace of life is...

BITS: CECILIA'S WEEK IN TECH: IT'S G.D.P.R. DAY!

In this week's newsletter: Europe's new privacy rules go into effect, and President Trump is told that he cannot block users on Twitter.

 
 
 

TECH TIP: DECODING WINDOWS ERROR MESSAGES

Microsoft regularly pushes out security patches and other fixes, but if Windows 10 fails to install them, you can usually find out...

U.S. NEWS OUTLETS BLOCK EUROPEAN READERS OVER NEW PRIVACY RULES

The move by several major news organizations illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European readers than to risk being...

 
 
 

IRELAND'S ABORTION VOTE BECOMES A TEST FOR FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE

Facebook and Google took steps to prevent foreign online influence in Ireland's abortion referendum on Friday. Here's how those efforts...

EUROPE, ENACTING NEW PRIVACY LAWS, BECOMES WORLD'S FOREMOST TECH WATCHDOG

The European Union on Friday puts the world's toughest data privacy rules into effect. The regulations are set to have an outsize impact...

 
 
 

TRILOBITES: SCIENTISTS SEE PROMISE IN RESURRECTING THESE RHINOS THAT ARE NEARLY EXTINCT

Even if the technology can bring back the northern white rhinoceros, should we do it?

WHEN PASSION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET

Innovators are creating new ways to use technology and help solve problems.

 
 
 

TWITTER PLANS NEW POLITICAL AD RESTRICTIONS

Changes, including restrictions on who can run political ads, are meant to help prevent foreign manipulation of the midterm elections.

DISTRACTED DRIVER AND BRAKING ERROR CITED IN AUTONOMOUS UBER CAR'S FATAL CRASH

A computer system failure and an inattentive safety driver kept the vehicle from stopping before killing a woman in Arizona in March,...

 
 
 

TECH TIP: CURING THE FULL-UP TABLET BLUES

If you can't download more movies and shows because your Android tablet has run out of storage space, consider these expansion options.

APPLE, SPURNED BY BMW AND MERCEDES, SIGNS DEAL WITH VOLKSWAGEN FOR DRIVERLESS CARS

BMW and Mercedes-Benz rebuffed Apple's overtures for a self-driving car partnership, according to people familiar with the talks. Now...

 
 
 

UBER FINDS PROFITS IN LEAVING TOUGH OVERSEAS MARKETS

The ride-hailing company also announced that it was closing its driverless car testing operations in Arizona after a deadly crash.

TECH WE'RE USING: METRICS ARE EVERYWHERE IN MEDIA. HERE'S HOW THEY HELP

Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager at The Times, discusses how analytics tools help her better serve readers.

 
 
 

TECH TIP: A WRINKLE IN TIME KEEPING

If you don't want your phone's calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.

TECH FIX: WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR AS EUROPE'S DATA LAW TAKES EFFECT THIS WEEK

To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating...

 
 
 

MACRON VOWED TO MAKE FRANCE A ‘START-UP NATION.' IS IT GETTING THERE?

France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission...

INSTAGRAM ADDS A MUTE FEATURE

So desperately needed.

 
 
 

FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG BARRAGED WITH QUESTIONS BY EUROPE LAWMAKERS

The Facebook chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world's most assertive...

AMAZON PUSHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TO POLICE, PROMPTING OUTCRY OVER SURVEILLANCE

More than two dozen civil rights organizations asked the tech giant to stop selling its image recognition system to law enforcement...

 
 
 



Rainbow Six Siege leak details more loot boxes and gadgets in the works

Rainbow Six Siege leak details more loot boxes and gadgets in the works

A recent leak explores Rainbow Six Siege's future, with loot boxes and gadgets potentially on the way. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is on track to soon receive a new wave of... Read more ...

Nokia 6.1 4GB RAM Blue-Gold model unboxing & Hands-on first impressions

Nokia 6.1 4GB RAM Blue-Gold model unboxing & Hands-on first impressions

The Nokia 6.1 4GB RAM variant in Blue-Gold color is available to buy in Indian market now and here we are with our unboxing, first set up and hands-on impressions video of the... Read more ...

Make Your Proposal a Lot More Magical With This Sailor Moon Engagement Ring

Make Your Proposal a Lot More Magical With This Sailor Moon Engagement Ring

Planning on popping the question to that special someone in your life? Or maybe you just really love Sailor Moon? Either way, you'll definitely want to feast your eyes on this... Read more ...

THE EXPANSE Has Officially Been Saved By Amazon!

THE EXPANSE Has Officially Been Saved By Amazon!

Shortly after we learned that the Syfy Channel canceled The Expanse , Amazon jumped in to try and save it. Well, now it's official! The deal is done and The Expanse is getting... Read more ...

Video Game History Foundation explores early names for “video games”

Video Game History Foundation explores early names for “video games”

Video games, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Which is to say, I dunno, they smell like whatever you smell like while playing them? (Recently, my replay of the Dead... Read more ...

Galaxy Note 9 variant with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage could be coming

Galaxy Note 9 variant with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage could be coming

The unveiling of Samsung's next flagship is still at least a couple of months away but according to one tipster, the device could offer even more internal storage than... Read more ...

‘Solo' includes a shout-out to one of the worst Star Wars games ever made

‘Solo' includes a shout-out to one of the worst Star Wars games ever made

If you grew up with PlayStation, you may have recognized the obscure martial art practiced by Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was introduced in a Star Wars novel and... Read more ...

Google One App Now Available For Download From Play Store

Google One App Now Available For Download From Play Store

Even though Google has yet to upgrade paid Google Drive accounts to Google One, the Google One app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The listing for the... Read more ...

Apple reportedly lining up a new "Star" family of devices

Apple reportedly lining up a new "Star" family of devices

Apple is preparing to launch a new family of devices under the "Star" codename, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The secret project apparently involves a line of lightweight... Read more ...

Ride around without getting lost thanks to the $15 iOttie Bike & Motorcycle...

Ride around without getting lost thanks to the $15 iOttie Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount

Secure your phone on your bike or motorcycle with this inexpensive mount. For the first time ever, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Bicycle and Motorcycle Mount dropped in price... Read more ...