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Nov 23, 2020

Meet The Top 2020 Presidential Election Misinformation ‘Superspreaders'
New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump topped the list.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

Do You Have a Conflict of Interest? This Robotic Assistant May Find It First
They can't detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

Fact Check: No, Biden Did Not Have a Maskless Birthday Party
The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

Meet the top election misinformation ‘superspreaders.'
New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump topped the list.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season
Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

No, Joe Biden did not have a maskless birthday party last week.
The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

What We Like About Pandemic Shopping
This year might have forever changed shopping for American consumers, store workers and retailers.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders' Seed False Election Theories
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

‘I Forget About the World:' Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game
The game's cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything?
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there's no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.

New York Times Tech
Nov 23, 2020

Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2020

Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry's responsibility.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2020

Hollywood's ‘We're Not in Kansas Anymore' Moment
The announcement that "Wonder Woman 1984" will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry's business model.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2020

52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman
Lynn Conway was one of the company's most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2020

Coronavirus Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?
With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2020

Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?
With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

No, Trump's sister did not publicly back him. He was duped by a fake account.
The president shared an article that said his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, was supporting his claim that he had won the election. But the article was based on posts from an impostor Twitter account.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

Clubhouse, the
Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

What went viral this week.
Stories about the Georgia recount, Charlie Brown TV specials and Keanu Reeves dominated the week on social media.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated "shark reports" for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

Uncool Can Beat Flashy Tech
Focus more on the boring stuff. It can make a profound difference in our lives.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis
In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation.
The who's who includes the conservative activist Charlie Kirk, Jim Holt of Gateway Pundit, Eric Trump — and the president himself.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

The Best Video Games to Get Lost In This Holiday Season
A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what's new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees'
A teenager from Florida is accused of breaching one of the most high-profile internet platforms in the world. Watch how Twitter was hacked in a new Times documentary airing tonight on FX at 10 p.m. and streaming on Hulu.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2020

How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation
Increasingly allied, the American far right and members of the Chinese diaspora tapped into social media to give a Hong Kong researcher a vast audience for peddling unsubstantiated pandemic claims.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

Roblox, a Video Game Company, Files for an I.P.O.
The gaming site and app, which is popular with tweens, has benefited from the pandemic but continues to lose money.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

Roblox, edging toward I.P.O., reveals surging revenue and losses.
The gaming site and app, which is popular with tweens, has benefited from the pandemic but continues to lose money.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

Giuliani makes accusations of fraud that the Trump team has failed to support in court.


New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles
General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years "to expedite the transition to E.V.s."

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

How Fake Reviews Hurt Us and Amazon
New research shows that we need to be even more skeptical online shoppers.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

How Sidney Powell inaccurately cited Venezuela's elections as evidence of U.S. fraud.
Ms. Powell, a lawyer for President Trump, made the comments to promote viral conspiracy theories about vote switching.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2020

Zillow Surfing Is the Escape We All Need Right Now
Scrolling through real estate listings in far-flung destinations is a way to visualize an alternate life, whether you're trying to move or not.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

Local officials rebut 3 dead-voter claims by the Trump campaign.
The accusations from the campaign spread widely on social media.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

G.O.P. officials refused to certify Michigan ballots over issues that are fairly common.


New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

Election misinformation often evaded YouTube's efforts to stop it.
A research project that has been studying misinformation on the site said 34 percent of videos it studied spread false election claims.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

We Should Be Able to Use Apps Without Fear of Government Surveillance
We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

Government Surveillance by Data
We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
In media appearances and social media posts this past week, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, spread debunked claims of barred poll workers and a voting software company.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

No, The Army Didn't Seize Server Showing Trump Election Landslide
A false rumor about Scytl, an election tech provider, is making the rounds on right-wing social media.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

No, the Army didn't seize a German server showing a Trump landslide.
A false rumor about Scytl, an election tech provider, is making the rounds on right-wing social media.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

No, Trump did not win in Nevada.
President Trump claimed that there was "large scale voter discrepancy" in Clark County, Nev. A review of votes there showed the contrary.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving
Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here's how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Halves Its App Store Fee for the Smaller Companies
App makers bridled at the 30 percent commission, which has drawn scrutiny from regulators looking into antitrust claims.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

No, a high-level member of the Biden campaign was not arrested in Texas.
The staff member denied that he was arrested, and a photo purportedly showing his arrest was actually that of the actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

How Twitter and Facebook plan to handle Trump's accounts when he leaves office.
World leaders enjoy exceptions on the social media platforms, but that can change once they no longer hold office.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

No, a revote in one local Nevada race is not a victory for President Trump.
President Trump claimed that there was "large scale voter discrepancy" in Clark County, Nev. A review of votes there showed the contrary.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Key takeaways from the hearing, by the numbers.
Content moderation came up the most. Republicans asked more questions. And Mark Zuckerberg was on the hook for more answers.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Today's Tech Hearing Highlights by the Numbers
Content moderation came up the most. Republicans asked more questions. And Mark Zuckerberg was on the hook for more answers.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Lawmakers drill down on how Facebook and Twitter moderate content.
The issue of how the social media companies sort through content dominated the hearing.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

‘Release the Kraken,' a catchphrase for unfounded conspiracy theory, trends on Twitter.
The conspiracy stems from a Fox Business appearance last Friday by a lawyer making claims about the election results.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Zuckerberg and Dorsey Face Harsh Questioning From Lawmakers
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter testified about their platforms, misinformation and the 2020 election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Dorsey, under fire from both parties, defends labeling tweets.


New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Democrats call for more regulation of the tech industry.
The calls for legislative changes could portend an agenda aimed at Silicon Valley in the next Congress.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

No, the Georgia recount does not include reverifying signatures.


New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Airbnb's Biggest Problem
Resentment of Airbnb poses a challenge both for the company and for the future of our communities.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Republicans home in on bias complaints.


New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Tech's legal shield draws substantive scrutiny.
Lawmakers delved into Section 230, which largely protects tech companies from legal liability for what their users post.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Zuckerberg and Dorsey Testify: Live Coverage
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter are testifying about their platforms, misinformation and the 2020 election. Follow along with us live.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

What to Expect in Senate Hearing With Facebook and Twitter
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

A website funded by right-wing groups gains followers with debunked voting fraud claims.
Everylegalvote.com has fashioned itself as an anti-fraud buster, even as it pushes the false narrative that President Trump won re-election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

If Mark Zuckerberg repeats himself, don't be surprised.
Facebook's chief executive has appeared in front of lawmakers so many times that he has become a pro at handling questions.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Twitter's chief, Jack Dorsey, is likely to face particular ire.
Twitter has been highly active in labeling election-related posts as disputed and misleading, including President Trump's tweets.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station
"Docking confirmed," the company founded by Elon Musk announced Monday night.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Disappearing Tweets? Twitter Now Has a Feature for That
It's called Fleets, and will allow users to post messages that vanish after 24 hours.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

Don't Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy
A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

New York Times Tech
Nov 17, 2020

What to Expect in Senate Hearing With Zuckerberg and Dorsey
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

Trump has amplified voting falsehoods in over 300 tweets since election night.
The president has mischaracterized the ballot counting process, falsely claimed victory and lodged baseless accusations of fraud.

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

Airbnb Reveals Falling Revenue, With Travel Hit by Pandemic
The drop was $1.2 billion for the first nine months of 2020, in the first comprehensive look at the company's finances as it moves to go public.

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

Fox News's ‘Partisan Right' Audience on YouTube is Dropping
Fringe outlets that most aggressively pushed false information about voter fraud have seen their share of those viewers grow after the election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

Fox News's ‘partisan right' audience on YouTube is dropping, researchers say.
Fringe outlets that most aggressively pushed false information about voter fraud have seen their share of those viewers grow after the election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

America's Internet Has China Envy
But is China a peek at the future of technology, or a digital island all its own?

New York Times Tech
Nov 16, 2020

A former right-wing media creator on how a ‘different reality' became so prominent.
Matthew Sheffield grew disillusioned after years of working in conservative media.

New York Times Tech
Nov 15, 2020

SpaceX's ‘Resilience' Lifts 4 Astronauts Into NASA's New Era of Spaceflight
The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.

New York Times Tech
Nov 15, 2020

The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You
Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

New York Times Tech
Nov 15, 2020

SpaceX's Next NASA Launch: When to Watch
Here's what you need to know about four astronauts' journey to the International Space Station on Sunday.

New York Times Tech
Nov 15, 2020

SpaceX NASA Launch Time: When to Watch
Here's what you need to know about four astronauts' journey to the International Space Station on Sunday.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

A scheme to hand Trump electors in state legislatures is highly unlikely to happen.


New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Trump Administration Gives TikTok More Time to Reach Deal
The Chinese-owned social media app now has until Nov. 27 for a deal that would give American companies more ownership of the service.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Food Delivery Is Magical Thinking
We are missing a chance to see alternative food delivery ideas that could work better.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Here's how often election fraud has come up on right-wing radio talk shows.
"The Rush Limbaugh Show" and others have raised the baseless idea of election fraud more than some other radio shows, according to an analysis.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

DoorDash Reveals I.P.O. Filing
The company's performance renewed questions about whether "gig economy" businesses can turn a profit.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Beware of this misinformation from ‘Stop the Steal' rallies this weekend.
Events are being planned in many U.S. cities on Saturday by groups that are spreading false claims about voter fraud.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

No, Dominion voting machines did not delete Trump votes.
Some Republicans said that software from the company caused widespread problems. Evidence shows that it did not.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Robots Join the Sales Team
Brokers can hand off tours of listings and the litany of client questions to their bionic colleagues, but a human has to step in when a deal is ready to be made.

New York Times Tech
Nov 13, 2020

Covid Pushes Real Estate Into the Future
There's no going back to the old ways. Which technologies could propel the industry forward?

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Disney Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage
The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park because of the pandemic, but investors don't seem to care at the moment.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

No, the ‘Pallets Full of Ballots' song is not true.
A country-inspired song about the election has gone viral on social media, but its claims of election fraud are false.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

One America News spreads debunked elections claims.
President Trump has tweeted about some of the statements made on the conservative cable network.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Twitter says it labeled 0.2% of all election-related tweets as disputed.
Twitter is the first social media platform to publicly disclose how it performed during the election.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Trump Election Results Lawsuits Don't Have a lot of Good Evidence


New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

2020's Hot Gadget Is the Computer
Computers are no longer boring. This year, they're everything.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Newsmax courts Fox News viewers with election denialism.
The president has been furiously sharing Newsmax clips and retweeting supporters who say they are turning to the network.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Republican distrust of news may be helping election misinformation spread.
Conservatives are increasingly relying on right-wing outlets and pundits with a history of spreading falsehoods, research has found.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

Harley Davidson to Leave India After Poor Sales
The American icon saw promise in the world's largest market for two-wheelers. But its bikes sold poorly in a country where incomes are low and manufacturing isn't easy.

New York Times Tech
Nov 12, 2020

New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush
The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.

New York Times Tech
Nov 11, 2020

How Some Conservatives Have Switched to Parler, Rumble and Newsmax
Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.

New York Times Tech
Nov 11, 2020

PlayStation 5: The Next Step in Sony's Rebound
The gaming console, coming out in its latest version on Thursday, has become the Japanese giant's centerpiece product.

New York Times Tech
Nov 11, 2020

Facebook plans to continue a ban on political ads for another month.
The social network told advertisers about its timeline in an update on Wednesday.

New York Times Tech
Nov 11, 2020

These Microbes May Help Future Martians and Moon People Mine Metals
An experiment aboard the space station showed that bacteria were effective at extracting rare earth elements from rocks.

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