For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn
Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky, Eric Vishria, Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton outside of Benchmark’s offices in San Francisco.
Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence
An Uber car equipped with self-driving technology in Pittsburgh last year. A trial between Uber and Waymo is one of the most important courtroom fights for the tech industry in years, and its outcome could affect the future of driverless car technology.
A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.
Sheila James, a federal employee who works in public health, on her way to work in San Francisco, a commute that takes three hours.
Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Apple’s Big Media Bet and More Uber Drama
Two Times reporters discuss the latest events of the technology world, focusing this week on Apple, Uber and how tech companies took action against neo-Nazis.
On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
Silicon Valley Flocks to Foiling, Racing Above the Bay’s Waves
Joey Pasquale, a 34-year-old tugboat captain, on his kitefoil. “Falling from four feet in the air at 40 miles an hour, the wipeouts are pretty spectacular,” he said. “I broke two ribs earlier this year.”
They’re Trying to Sue a White Supremacist. First He Must Be Found.
Andrew Anglin, publisher of The Daily Stormer, in an image from a YouTube video.
Wreckage of U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lost for 72 Years, Is Found in the Pacific
The cruiser Indianapolis off Mare Island, Calif., on July 10, 1945, weeks before it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Researchers have found its wreckage.
Infosys Chief Quits After Battle With Founders
Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief of Infosys, citing “a continuous drumbeat of distractions and negativity.”
Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests
Taking a photo during a solar eclipse in Indonesia in March 2016.
Tech Tip: Finding Your iPad Backup Files
If you opt to skip the cloud when it comes to backing up your iOS devices, you can store and manage the files through iTunes on your computer.
Tech Tip: Creating PDF Files on Your Phone
Recent versions of the Android and iOS mobile operating systems let you make your own PDF files from emails, web pages and more.
The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. The company’s revenue has jumped by more than 50 percent from a year ago.
Hackers Briefly Take Over HBO Twitter Accounts
HBO’s offices in New York. It has dealt with several high-profile hacking attacks in August.
Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our Personal Finance Columnist Trusts His Money With
The New York Times writer Ron Lieber playing music with the Spotify app for his daughter Violet.
China’s Online Giants Back $12 Billion Deal to Shake Up State Firm
A China Unicom salesman in Hong Kong. The telecommunications company said Wednesday that its parent would raise $11.7 billion by selling shares to a number of Chinese firms as well as to employees.
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars
Fiat Chrysler minivans have been used to test self-driving technology created by Waymo, a unit of Google’s parent company.
A Chinese Video Game Rakes In Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers
Co-workers playing the Chinese smartphone game Honor of Kings in a Beijing office on Tuesday. More than 200 million people in China play the app.
Tech Tip: Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name
If you find that Microsoft Office programs have grabbed the wrong name to use for your document comments, you can correct the record.
State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass
Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly
Rick Rogahn, a member of the Microsoft team, monitored the glider’s path during a test flight near Hawthorne, Nev., last week. He is responsible for manually launching and landing the aircraft, and for intervening if it is necessary for safety.
Can Artificial Intelligence Fly a Plane?
Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty.
The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.
Discord, a group chat app, was popular among far-right activists, including some of those involved in last weekend’s protest in Charlottesville, Va.
Uber Agrees to Privacy Audits in Settlement With F.T.C.
Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco. The federal government has accused the company of breaking promises to protect customer data.
Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight
The Justice Department demanded that Dreamhost, a web hosting company, turn over records about a website used to organize protests of President Trump’s inauguration.
Tech Tip: Pinpointing Your Whereabouts on Twitter
Twitter strips the geographic data from the photos you add to your posts, but you can always volunteer to share your location.
‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers
Javier Muñoz, left, and Christopher Jackson in “Hamilton,” in 2015.
Pandora, After Shake-Up, Picks New C.E.O.
Roger Lynch, the chief executive of Sling TV, will join Pandora, the internet radio giant, on Sept. 18.
GoDaddy Severs Ties With Daily Stormer After Charlottesville Article
The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, was kicked off both GoDaddy.com and Google after mocking Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
Tech Tip: Safely Snapping the Sun’s Disappearing Act
If you want to capture your own images of next week’s solar eclipse, be sure to protect your eyes and your camera first.
Seeking Greater Global Power, China Looks to Robots and Microchips
A robotic boat patrolling on Swan Lake in Hefei in central China in July. The country hopes to become a global leader in areas like robotics and medical technology.
How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art
An artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. The newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth.