New York Times Technology News

  1. The online file storage company, part of a group of highly valued start-ups known as unicorns, said it planned to raise up to $500 million in a public offering.
  2. A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.
  3. Why the internet is full of lies and why the problem isn’t getting fixed are big questions few in the tech industry seem eager to answer.
  4. TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct all make filing easier, but they left our reviewer confused about what the I.R.S. would accept and what it would not.
  5. Tagging photos with keywords allows you to quickly search for specific images based on what is shown in them.
  6. If you want to browse international sites but cannot understand the text, a number of software interpreters will translate for you.
  7. How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.
  8. Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.
  9. It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.
  10. If you need to electronically sign PDF files, annotation tools built into popular programs let you scrawl your name right on the screen.
  11. Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.
  12. Government officials are hoping to spur vitally needed imports like food and medicine and, perhaps, give investors a way of skirting American sanctions.
  13. A software technique could help oversee the spread of disinformation.
  14. The building blocks of artificial intelligence are becoming more affordable and easier to work with. A new report explains why that opens the door to additional risks.
  15. Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s paintings and sculptures.
  16. The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.
  17. Millions of “bots” posing as real users are promoting celebrities, spreading misinformation and sowing discord. And it’s far easier to build a bot than to kill one.
  18. The increased offer for a rival chip maker puts pressure on Broadcom to decide how hard it wants to push its hostile bid for Qualcomm.
  19. If your lightweight laptop comes with only one standard port for plugging in devices, adding a dock or hub allows you to reconnect with your hardware.
  20. Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.