Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email on Friday.
PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones’s Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants
PayPal’s decision to stop processing payments for Infowars could be particularly damaging to its operator, Alex Jones, because finding another company to handle transactions will be difficult.
Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes.
The War Room at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The work done in the office will be crucial to the company’s efforts to fight false news and fake accounts on its platform between now and the fall elections.
If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You
Surfacing: For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.
Nico Sell. “I’m lucky enough never to have had my eyes on Google,” she said, referring to the fact that she’s never been photographed without sunglasses. “It’s one of the only things I could keep.”
These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?
Atlas 2.0, a mobile two-legged humanoid, at the Boston Dynamics lab and headquarters in Waltham, Mass. in September.
Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools
Kanan Patel, a teacher at the Aster Montessori School in Cambridge, Mass., with Senna Abdul-Azim, left, and Lyra Sullivan.
New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, was sent a letter by two House members expressing concern that YouTube may not be complying with a children’s privacy law.
Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?
The Amazon Microwave was one of more than a dozen devices announced by Amazon on Thursday.
Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, doctors and staff objected to a for-profit venture that could be lucrative for a few leading researchers and board members.
France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?
Imane Belaroussi, from left, Grace Blahourou and Zoélinh Masson on their phones after school in Paris.
The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home
The Amazon Echo Dot, above, is capable of more than just telling you the weather and answering trivia questions. Some of its best functions can help you de-stress, or even get things done.
Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating
Emily Badger, a reporter for The Upshot in Washington, likes Google Street View’s time-lapse feature, which can show a neighborhood’s transformation since 2007.
Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers
African elephants in Botswana. Researchers are turning to examining the DNA of elephant tusks to determine where they're being poached.
Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’
The War Room at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As of next week, it will be the company’s hub for safeguarding elections around the world.
A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret
Deepak Panjwani proposed to his then-girlfriend, Chloe Stein, two years ago with a “smog free” ring at the Drottningholm Palace in Sweden.
The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)
Three of the world's five most interesting celebrities named Chris. (Not pictured: Chris Rock, Chris Evans.)
INTERNETTING WITH AMANDA HESS: We Answer Your ‘Internetting’ Questions About Vagina Eggs, Time Lords and Steroid Rumors
It’s “Internetting After Dark,” the show about the show. There’s a cat in here!
Amazon Dominates as a Merchant and Platform. Europe Sees Reason to Worry.
An Amazon warehouse in England. European antitrust investigators are looking into whether the company uses data collected from merchants to make its own calculations about business practices.
State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos
Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets
Apple's chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, showing the electrocardiogram features of the Apple Watch Series 4 this month.
Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory
DNA being sequenced in a process called gel electrophoresis. An enormous chunk of the human genome remains unstudied despite significant technological advances.
Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment
Elon Musk on Monday. Mr. Musk’s abrupt declaration on Twitter that he hoped to convert Tesla into a private company kicked off a furor in the markets and within Tesla itself.
Parts of a ‘Virtual’ Border Wall, Built With the Tech Behind Driverless Cars
A Quanergy lidar sensor in Del Rio, Tex., near the Mexican border. The sensor, using driverless car technology, captures a three-dimensional image of anyone who walks into the area.
Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads
Facebook users who clicked on “Why am I seeing this ad?” were told that the employer wanted to reach men 18 to 50 who live in or were recently near Fort Worth.
Tech Fix: The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use
The $1,099 iPhone XS Max, right, is larger than the $999 iPhone XS, left.
With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage
Yusaku Maezawa was introduced on Monday as the first SpaceX customer for a trip around the moon.
After Fetching a High Price, Time Magazine Moves Into a New Era
Time’s sales and profits, like those of most print publications, have been shrinking every year, a situation that made it difficult to sell the magazine, even with its storied past.
A San Francisco Tech Mogul Buys a Fabled Slice of New York Media
Marc Benioff is arguably the most prominent tech executive in San Francisco. Now with the acquisition of Time, he joins a list of tech moguls who own iconic media companies.
Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa
Elon Musk, left, the chief executive of SpaceX, introduced Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the online fashion retailer Zozo, on Monday as the first customer for a trip around the moon with one of the company’s rockets.
Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future
Is the Shofar … an Instrument of Technological Disruption?
Mark Zuckerberg performed for his followers on Facebook while Marc Benioff of Salesforce (and now Time) led a live congregation in San Francisco.
Q&A: Lapses in Turning the Lights On
Marc Benioff Explains Why He Is Buying Time Magazine
Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce. "I live with a beginner’s mind," he said. "I didn’t realize two weeks ago I was going to buy Time."
Betting Against Tesla: Short-Sellers Make Their Case
Tesla's China headquarters in Beijing. Investors betting against Tesla say they base their view on cold financial calculations, including its debt and the rate at which it is consuming cash.
Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice
The Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. The nation has had an anti-censorship law since 1766.
They Left Public Radio to Try Their Fortunes on the Blockchain
Manoush Zomorodi, left, and Jen Poyant left WNYC this year to create a podcast, “ZigZag,” in partnership with the blockchain journalism company Civil Media.