New York Times Technology News

  1. Mozilla redesigned its browser to take on Google’s Chrome. Firefox now has strong privacy features and is as fast as Chrome.
  2. A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.
  3. The social media service said a new video hub called IGTV would allow users to post videos up to an hour in length.
  4. Elon Musk is drilling tunnels, electric scooters command the sidewalks, and Amazon is throwing its weight around in Seattle. Welcome to the technocapitalist metropolis of the future.
  5. How 727 photos taken in 29 minutes became an immersive 3D experience.
  6. After 145 million Americans’ financial information was exposed last year, some of them won cases against the credit reporting agency in local courts.
  7. Technology is helping to solve transit issues, even if progress seems slow. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, who covers New York City transit for The Times, lays out how.
  8. The Bookmarks Library window gives you a tidy place to sort, file, rearrange and otherwise manage the shortcuts to your favorite places on the web.
  9. The subversive cadre of women over 60 prove that “old” is not what it used to be.
  10. Microsoft workers objected to the company’s work with immigration authorities, part of a wave of outrage over the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
  11. The change is being made after the system was used to track people without their consent.
  12. Some Amazon shareholders say the technology raises privacy concerns. The company joins other big tech firms coming under increasing scrutiny for their government work.
  13. In an email to workers, he said the operation was “quite extensive and damaging” at a time when the automaker was scrambling to ramp up production.
  14. Google saves your settings and some app content to its cloud, but third-party programs may give you a more complete backup.
  15. The Chinese telecom giant fears U.S. skepticism over the security of its products will spread to countries that have long been dependable customers.
  16. Under development for six years, IBM Debater reflects a push toward machines that talk like humans. But it may have to work on getting to the point.
  17. The technology company is struggling to move the needle when it comes to increasing diversity in the workplace. Here are some charts.
  18. Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to protect the company’s business in China.
  19. Virtual private networks and ad blockers shield you in different ways, and can work together.
  20. Its search engine has been blocked in the country for years, but the company is looking for other ways to be part of the flourishing internet scene there.