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Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is mostly used through the company’s line of Echo smart speakers.

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

At the International CES show on Tuesday, Peloton unveiled a $3,995 treadmill. It includes a 32-inch screen for viewing the company’s on-demand fitness classes.

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

A Volkswagen T6 Transporter van being assembled in Hanover, Germany. Apple has signed a deal under which Volkswagen is to produce self-driving versions of the van to serve as shuttles for the tech giant’s employees.

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman the police said shot YouTube employees on Tuesday, protesting with members of People for the Ethical for Animals in 2009.

Here’s Some Cryptocurrency. Now Please Use It.

Here’s Some Cryptocurrency. Now Please Use It.

The actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher, second from left, presented $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP to Ellen DeGeneres’s favorite charity on her talk show in May.

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, is made up of rows of black refrigerator-size units that weigh a total of 340 tons.

Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

On Friday, Facebook barred Alex Jones, who runs the Infowars website, from posting for 30 days because of repeated policy violations. YouTube has placed a first strike against his account; two more within 90 days would mean termination.

Virtual Reality Check: Rating the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality Check: Rating the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift

An image from Arizona Sunshine on the HTC Vive.

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note Smartphone Amid Slowing Sales

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note Smartphone Amid Slowing Sales

Samsung has been dealing with slowing revenue from its signature Galaxy S9 smartphone.

Overcome With Emoji

Overcome With Emoji

If the Frequently Used area of the emoji keyboard, (shown on left), still shows more characters than you want to wade through, create text-replacement shortcuts to use instead. As shown on the right, you can use the shortcuts to automatically insert your favorite pictographs into a message with a few quick keystrokes on the main keyboard.

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

R.M. Harman, who goes by the nickname Auros, was at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last month to play Ingress. He traveled there from San Francisco.

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Google’s interest in China appears to be far broader than just internet search; it’s planning a push into autonomous vehicles, has opened a center for artificial intelligence research and has invested in local companies.

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

A new privacy law in California, believed to be the toughest in the United States, gives consumers new rights over their personal data.

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all saying, ‘Date me!’”

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

The European Union on Friday enacts the world’s toughest rules to protect people’s online data.


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