August 16, 2017 Tech We’re Using By RON LIEBER How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Ron Lieber, The Times’s Your Money columnist, discussed the tech he’s using. You’ve been writing financial advice in Your Money for many years. What’s your most important… Continue reading
By CARLOS TEJADA August 16, 2017 HONG KONG — Some of China’s biggest technology players are backing a plan to invest nearly $12 billion in one of the country’s telecommunications giants, the latest move in a broader government push to shake up the country’s bloated state-run companies. But it is an effort that, so… Continue reading
By JACK EWING August 16, 2017 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will cooperate with BMW to develop self-driving cars, the companies said Wednesday, as traditional automakers look to defend their turf against cash-rich Silicon Valley giants eager to upend the industry. So-called autonomous vehicles are expected to transform the auto industry within the next decade. The… Continue reading
By CAROLYN ZHANG and PAUL MOZUR August 16, 2017 SHANGHAI — In China, teenagers can purchase a fake ID online for as little as $2. Is it for buying booze? Subverting the state? Many simply want to play a game on their phones. More than 200 million people in China play Honor of Kings, the social… Continue reading
If you find that Microsoft Office programs have grabbed the wrong name to use for your document comments, you can correct the record.
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS August 16, 2017 KIEV, Ukraine — The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork on the anonymous portion of the internet known as the Dark Web. Last winter, he suddenly went dark… Continue reading
August 16, 2017 Farhad Manjoo STATE OF THE ART WINFIELD, Kan. — If you watched the drama in Washington last month, you may have come away with the impression that the American health care system is a hopeless mess. In Congress, a doomed plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s… Continue reading
By CADE METZ August 16, 2017 HAWTHORNE, Nev. — As the glider turned and flew south, four men gave chase in a sport utility vehicle below, rolling through the Nevada desert. From the front seats, two of the men tracked the glider by sight. In the back, the other two followed the flight on… Continue reading
Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty.
August 15, 2017 By KEVIN ROOSE They posted swastikas and praised Hitler in chat rooms with names like “National Socialist Army” and “Führer’s Gas Chamber.” They organized last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., connecting several major white supremacy groups for an intimidating display of force. And when that rally… Continue reading