New York Times Technology News

  1. Telecom operators have been pushing boundaries in Europe, where loopholes have left net neutrality regulations weaker than intended.
  2. In Indonesia’s traffic-ridden capital, one start-up makes it easy to get around — or not to have to in the first place.
  3. The app, which can identify a song just by hearing a few seconds of it, has lost some of its shine but is still used by “hundreds of millions of people.”
  4. In this week’s tech newsletter, our correspondents discuss Bitcoin, Amazon and the tech industry’s ongoing problems with sexual harassment.
  5. Robots may make half of today’s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?
  6. A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”!
  7. Scientists leveraged machine learning techniques to sift through recordings of dolphin clicks, which could help with monitoring the health of the sea mammals.
  8. The value of a single Bitcoin has risen 1,500 percent this year. Traditional financial institutions and a dose of irrationality are fueling the boom.
  9. Fight for the Future, a scrappy 10-person nonprofit, has helped lead the uproar against changes to internet rules, including hundreds of protests on Thursday.
  10. If outdated programs are still set to open when you log into the computer, you can turn them off or choose new apps to start up when you do.
  11. The government of Mecklenburg County, N.C., said it would not pay a ransom to hackers who took control of several of its computer systems.
  12. The San Francisco start-up has been at the center of the virtual currency boom. But like any young company, it is experiencing growing pains.
  13. Investors have lifted Bitcoin past $13,000, likening it to gold as a place to store money. Early followers who hoped for a faster, cheaper way to pay for things are looking elsewhere.
  14. You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.
  15. If your computer needs repairs, back up your files and lock them down before someone else works on your system.
  16. Hot toys like the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse quickly sold out online this year, then appeared on eBay and Amazon at inflated prices.
  17. Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.
  18. Shervin Pishevar, who has invested in Uber, said he was taking a leave of absence from his venture firm and other company boards after reports he harassed five women.
  19. The technologies for tracking citizens, and their wide acceptance in China, were on display at the World Internet Conference.
  20. As allegations of men’s misbehavior fuel a broader conversation, a zero-tolerance attitude has evolved into discussions about what is acceptable, due process and generational differences.