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“State of the Art: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth” plus 14 more NYT > Technology

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“State of the Art: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth” plus 14 more NYT > Technology


State of the Art: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 02:00 AM PDT

A wider variety of news sources was supposed to be the bulwark of a rational age. Instead, we are roiled by biases, gorging on what confirms our ideas and shunning what does not.

Federal Judge Blocks Racial Discrimination Suit Against Airbnb

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 03:06 PM PDT

Claims that Airbnb hosts discriminated against customers must be settled in private arbitration because of the service's user agreement, the judge ruled.

New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 06:00 PM PDT

The president of Carnegie Mellon University, which will establish the center, said injecting ethical discussions into A.I. is necessary as the technology advances.

FilmStruck Streaming Service Places a Big Bet on Cinephiles

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 07:38 AM PDT

Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection hope FilmStruck appeals to viewers who want to supplement other streaming services or cable.

Broadcom to Buy Brocade Communications for $5.5 Billion

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 05:44 AM PDT

It is the latest deal in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor sector, where companies are seeking greater scale and a larger array of products.

Alibaba Earnings Show It Again Defying China’s Slowdown

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 04:38 AM PDT

Advertising helped the e-commerce company overcome slowing sales growth on its platforms, but it still posted losses in newer, growth-oriented businesses.

The Secret Lives of Hotel Doormen

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 12:30 AM PDT

Technology can seem a plague to the many service workers it displaces. But one hotel doorman knows there are things an app cannot do — things that make him indispensable.

Montreal Police Face a Storm of Criticism Over Surveillance of a Journalist

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 04:56 PM PDT

Investigators looking into corruption within the Montreal police force for almost six months focused their attention on a reporter who had no apparent connection to the case.

YouTube Agrees to Pay Royalties, Ending German Music Dispute

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 03:21 PM PDT

The disagreement between the internet service and Germany's main music rights organization had restricted access to music videos on YouTube since 2009.

Hulu Adds ESPN, ABC and Fox News to Streaming Service

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 11:35 AM PDT

Hulu has signed deals that will make networks from 21st Century Fox's and Disney part of its forthcoming live streaming service.

Strategy: How to Deal With Digital Distractions

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 11:07 AM PDT

Some students can tweet and take a test, some can't. Know thyself.

David Chang Bets Big, Using Silicon Valley Money

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 10:14 AM PDT

The chef, who has famously relied only on friends and family, has turned to venture capital for his delivery-only project, Ando.

Tech Tip: Transfer Smartphone Photos to a Flash Drive

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 09:02 AM PDT

If your phone's photo album is getting too full, you can send your pictures to a safe place — with or without a computer.

Bits: Daily Report: A $25 Billion Fiber Merger

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 08:46 AM PDT

CenturyLink's purchase of Level 3 is the latest sign of action in the high-potential, high-cost and high-stakes business of networking.

A Conversation With: For Melinda Gates, Birth Control Is Women’s Way Out of Poverty

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 11:01 PM PDT

The philanthropist seeks to get contraception to 120 million by 2020, but the effort is running into barriers.

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