New York Times Technology News

  1. Technology, investors and entrepreneurs are behind a groundswell of innovation in hardware. A Brooklyn center dedicated to commercializing hardware start-ups shows the trend.
  2. The chairman, Ajit Pai, said high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules but should largely be left to police itself.
  3. Instagram, now with 700 million users, resembles Facebook in 2009 to 2012, when it went from being something people used occasionally to something they use every day.
  4. Unlike stand-alone routers that lose signal the farther you move away from them, mesh stations piggyback on one another to create a continuous wireless link.
  5. There is wide accord that the current system encourages companies to keep money abroad. The question is how to tax funds brought home, now and in the future.
  6. Critics say the social media giant has played a big role in the polarization of information. But getting to the truth won’t be so simple.
  7. Posting an image of a web page with highlighted text lets you make your point and share bigger thoughts than the standard character limit allows.
  8. The pope made his remarks in a recorded video talk that was shown Tuesday at the TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  9. Jane Perlez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Beijing, on the apps she uses and how she manages to work in spite of the Great Firewall.
  10. The company posted its first decline in revenue since its initial public offering in 2013, but its results still beat investors’ low expectations.
  11. American officials are looking at whether Huawei, a maker of smartphones and cellular equipment, broke trade controls on Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.
  12. Waymo announced that it will start offering free rides in its autonomous vehicles in the Phoenix area.
  13. Google and other browsers now point out when the website you are visiting isn’t using a secure connection to protect your information.
  14. After broadcasting himself dangling the girl by the neck from a building on the resort island of Phuket, the man killed himself, the police said.
  15. Scientists are investigating a stream of hot, bright gas visible not far from the northern lights. Amateurs saw it first, and they gave it a name from a 2006 animated movie.
  16. Makan Delrahim, the choice to head antitrust matters at the Justice Department, said he did not plan to use federal laws in “a fishing expedition.”
  17. Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?
  18. The self-driving-car outfit, spun out of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is moving to the next phase of testing: putting civilians inside its Chrysler minivans and Lexuses.
  19. Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, failed to return the company to greatness but will have a big payday after the sale thanks to her stock, stock options and restricted stock units.
  20. Angry users assailed Slice Intelligence and its service Unroll.me, which scans email inboxes, after it was reported that Uber had used the company’s data.