State of the Art: I Ignored Trump News for a Week. Here’s What I Learned.
President Trump has taken up semipermanent residence on every media outlet of any kind, political or not.
Silicon Valley Tried to Upend Banks. Now It Works With Them.
Brett King once hoped his company, Moven, would become “the Facebook of banking.” Today, he is selling his software to the banks he once scorned.
Ask The Wirecutter: How to Decide Which Headphones to Buy (Hint: Not Apple’s AirPods)
Sampling headphones at an Apple store in San Francisco. With so many choices on the market, having two less expensive pairs may be the best option.
Tech Fix: Picking a New Phone Plan? Here Are Your Best Bets
Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture
Uber offices in Berlin last year. Some current and former Uber employees describe a largely unrestrained workplace culture.
SolarCity’s Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies
The installation of solar panels on a house in San Leandro, Calif. Once SolarCity customers sign up to lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years.
Tech Tip: Making Your Phone Take Dictation
When you get a flash of inspiration away from your desk, have your smartphone convert your spoken words into text files for later use.
Bits: Daily Report: In Search of Trump-Free News Zones
It is possible that no living person in history has ever been as famous as Mr. Trump is right now.
Sinosphere: Chinese Feminist Group’s Social Media Account Suspended
Chinese women’s rights advocates protested the closing of the social media account for a leading feminist group by posting photographs online. The messages include “I need Feminist Voices” (upper left) and “Fairness for women, Don’t touch my Feminist Voices!” (bottom right).
Verizon Will Pay $350 Million Less for Yahoo
Tech Tip: When Websites Block You Back
Filtering software can stop advertisements from appearing on the page, but some sites ask you to unblock them before you can see the content.
Bits: Daily Report: Snap Is About to Bring Tech Wealth to Los Angeles
Under strings of lights and a hand-painted mural sits the Snap headquarters, on a block off Venice Beach. Snap’s initial public offering, scheduled for next month, will mint a wave of tech millionaires and billionaires.
Op-Ed Contributor: What Facebook Owes to Journalism
With Snap’s I.P.O., Los Angeles Prepares to Embrace New Tech Millionaires
The Venice sign spans the intersection of Windward and Pacific Avenues in the Los Angeles neighborhood. It is a replica of the original sign from 1905, which was hung by the developer to lure buyers. The neighborhood is undergoing change now as tech money flows in.
WhatsApp’s New Feature Continues Facebook’s Snapchat Mimicry
WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application owned by Facebook, updated its Status feature, a move that follows a string of actions by Facebook to emulate Snapchat.
Tech Tip: Changing the Windows 10 Default Browser
Microsoft’s Edge browser was designed for Windows 10, but a different program can be chosen.
Michelin Star Mix-Up Throws a Working-Class Bistro Into a Media Storm
Le Bouche à Oreille in Bourges, a small city in central France, was mistakenly added to a map of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Uber Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims by Ex-Employee
Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief, said the company would investigate an employee’s claims of sexual harassment. An engineer said that the human resources department ignored those claims even after she had reported them.
Bits: How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump
Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, leader of the commerce committee that oversees the technology and telecommunications industries.
Advertising: PewDiePie Dust-Up Shows Risks Brands Take to Tap Into Social Media
Felix Kjellberg, known to his 53 million subscribers as PewDiePie, had recently included anti-Semitic jokes in his comedy videos to the apparent delight of neo-Nazi websites.
Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real
Sarah Topham, left, and Ashley Hess taking part in the Void, a virtual reality experience, in Lindon, Utah. The start-up has refined the concept of mapping a virtual world over a physical set.
Texas Oil Fields Rebound From Price Lull, but Jobs Are Left Behind
The oil-producing landscape of Midland, Tex., is rife with pumps and rigs.
Keeping It: How Mark Cuban Hangs Onto His Money
Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, arguing a call during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in January.
Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions
Where the Billionaires Come From
Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich,” which was published in 1937 and became a self-help guide for everyday Americans seeking great wealth.
Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Letter From Zuckerberg and the Fall of PewDiePie
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief of Facebook, posted a 6,000-word essay on Facebook, about creating new kinds of governance.
Future Tense: The Culture of Nastiness
How the North Korean Nuclear Threat Has Grown
Ryoo Yong-gyu, a director of earthquake and volcano monitoring in South Korea, spoke in Seoul about seismic activity on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean nuclear test in September 2016.
Five Key Moments From Snap’s I.P.O. Roadshow Video
Snap, the parent company of the popular messaging app Snapchat, posted a video aimed at investors as it readies for one of the most anticipated I.P.O.s of the year.
The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy
A My Friend Cayla doll in London in 2014. Germany is banning the doll over privacy fears.
Tech Tip: What to Do When Windows Updates Fail
Microsoft’s service for keeping Windows current with the latest system patches can have problems, but troubleshooting might help those updates install.
Bits: Daily Report: Mark Zuckerberg’s Stand Against Isolationism
Review: Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra
Bookends: Which Canonical Work is Frequently and Frustratingly Misread?
Julian Assange’s Fate Could Be Decided by Ecuador’s Election
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London last year. He took refuge there almost five years ago.
Samsung Heir’s Arrest in South Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup
The de facto leader of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, at the Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, this week. His arrest on Friday highlighted once again the outsize influence of the largest family-run companies.
Money, Power, Family: Inside South Korea’s Chaebol
The heads of South Korea’s most powerful companies appeared at a parliamentary hearing in Seoul in December as part of a corruption inquiry. The vice chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, fourth from right, was arrested on Friday on bribery charges.
Social Q’s: Family Planning ... for Your Phones