New York Times : Technology (32)

The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong.

Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet

While some technology companies used their websites to proclaim support for equal internet access, some of the giants, including Google and Microsoft, laid low.

Indiegogo Goes Where Few Companies Dare: Into Initial Coin Offerings

I.C.O.s have been big this year, but few established names have touched them. Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site, is looking to change that.

Tech Tip: Protecting Your Data When Using Browser Extensions

Those useful little programs that expand your web browser’s powers sometimes require a lot of access to your personal information.

Can Texting Save Lives?

Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today’s teenagers, one text at a time.

The Shift: The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Artificial intelligence may make half of today’s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?

Itineraries: Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Fewer people are parking their cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars. And fees from Uber and Lyft do not make up for the lost revenue from those services.

Tech Tip: Moving Your Number and Going Mobile

If you are staying within the same geographic area, transferring your old wired phone number to a mobile device could be easier than you think.

Apple Said to Be Acquiring Shazam, the Song Identifying App

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.'

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Big Bitcoin Boom

In this week’s tech newsletter, our correspondents discuss Bitcoin, Amazon and the tech industry’s ongoing problems with sexual harassment.

Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Scientists leveraged machine learning techniques to sift through recordings of dolphin clicks, which could help with monitoring the health of the sea mammals.

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

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.

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared, but What Comes Next?

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.

Why Has Bitcoin’s Price Gone Up So Fast?

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.

Tech Tip: Turning Off Programs That Start Up When You Do

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.

Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

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.

Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

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.

Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

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.

North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23,000 Ransom to Hackers

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.

Tech Tip: Keeping Data Secure When Your Laptop Is in the Shop

If your computer needs repairs, back up your files and lock them down before someone else works on your system.

How the Bot Stole Christmas: Toys Like Fingerlings Are Snapped Up and Resold

Hot toys like the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse quickly sold out online this year, then appeared on eBay and Amazon at inflated prices.

YouTube Hiring More Humans to Train Computers to Police the Site

The online video platform is scrambling to stamp out problematic videos. This time, it’s videos that are inappropriate for children.

A Retreat from the World They’re Disrupting

Humans build the machines and that power Silicon Valley. Nellie Bowles, a native San Franciscan, reports for The Times on their goals, anxieties, ideas and agendas.

Breakingviews: Broadcom Puts Qualcomm on the Clock

Broadcom is nominating 11 directors at Qualcomm, a move that pressures Qualcomm to engage before its annual meeting in March.

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that 'inside they’re hurting.'

New Facebook App for Children Ignites Debate Among Families

Some parents welcomed Messenger Kids, the tech giant’s first major foray into connecting children under 13 to its services, but others worried about social media’s deeper intrusion.

Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Those 13 and Under

Facebook’s new app, Messenger Kids, is the social network’s first major foray into connecting children under 13 to its sprawling set of services.

Tech Tip: Swapping Your Old Phone for Cash or Credit

Instead of tossing your previous phone in a drawer, you might be able to turn it in for a small profit or donate it to someone in need.

Who Do You Ship? What Tumblr Tells Us About Fan Culture

Fan communities have long been invested in romance between characters in books and TV shows. Now, content creators have begun to respond to fans’ input.

In South Korea, the Virtual Currency Boom Hits Home

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are booming around the world. In South Korea, regular investors are leading the way for the global frenzy.