New York Times Technology News

  1. His administration embraced some of the tech industry’s best ideas — but also some of its worst values.
  2. A new paper suggests that a flawed diamond could be used to store significantly more data than a DVD.
  3. Recently introduced game consoles are breaking the usual new-product cycle, while interest grows in virtual reality titles.
  4. The rapid wireless technology the company has described as a pillar of its Time Warner deal probably is a decade away from meaningful deployment.
  5. Tesla’s chief, Elon Musk, who is SolarCity’s largest stockholder, is under pressure to prove that the electric carmaker can be a profitable foundation for a merger.
  6. The Surface Studio represents Microsoft’s growing presence in the hardware side of the industry that it once left entirely to its partners.
  7. In a call with investors, the chiefs of the companies noted that the combined trove of their consumer data would be useful to marketers and consumers.
  8. With “The Enemy” project at M.I.T., the photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa hopes to engender a form of empathy beyond the reach of traditional documentary film.
  9. Apps that focus on running and other exercises can help you reach your fitness goals.
  10. The latest version of Apple’s mobile Music app removes the simple, built-in way to apply star rankings to songs, but don’t let that stop you.
  11. If there is one thing the Pentagon and commercial robotics companies agree on for now, it’s that intelligent machines still need human chaperones.
  12. The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the original set of 176 emoji that were designed by Shigetaka Kurita.
  13. “Recognition” searches 1,000 news photographs a day and matches them with artworks in Tate Britain’s database. The results are surprising.
  14. Start-ups are trying to break off pieces of the furniture market by offering custom sizes and colors, or more affordable prices, and quicker turnaround.
  15. The three-day event featured LED-embedded clothing and augmented reality.
  16. Under longstanding antitrust policy, the AT&T-Time Warner deal should be practically a shoo-in. But these are not usual times.
  17. “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” explores the multidimensional possibilities of film, historically and today.
  18. Tom Wheeler, who increased regulation of the cable and wireless industries, now faces tough industry opposition and a review of a media megadeal.
  19. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said it would halt discussions with cities where it planned to expand its network and would reduce staff at Google Fiber.
  20. If the company’s forecast is accurate, it will mark a turnaround from what has been a disappointing year for the Silicon Valley giant.