Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.
Steve Mollenkopf, the chief executive of Qualcomm, which the Trump administration shielded from a hostile takeover bid. Months later, Mr. Mollenkopf is waiting for China to weigh in on a $44 billion deal with NXP.
Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google
President Trump said on Thursday that the European Union’s $5.1 billion fine for Google was issued against “one of our great companies.”
Tech Fix: The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding
Tech Tip: How to Convert Photo Files in Bulk
If the thought of saving a huge folder of photo files in a different format makes you tired, perk up. You can do them all at once, and you may not even need expensive software.
New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis
A crowd protesting Airbnb in front of City Hall last month.
Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence
A Rohingya Muslim woman at a displacement camp in Myanmar. Facebook has been accused of facilitating attacks on the Rohingya in the country by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on its platform.
Mark Zuckerberg Seeks to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has had a busy year of controversy. In April, he testified to the Senate about user privacy and the platform’s role in the 2016 election.
Elon Musk Walks Back ‘Pedo Guy’ Attack on Thai Cave Diver
Elon Musk apologized this week for referring to a cave diver involved in the Thailand rescue effort as a “pedo guy.”
Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.
The RAD sampler, inspired by origami, can quickly capture small ocean creatures for study without harming them.
Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech
Immersed in their portable reading platforms: David Streitfeld, a technology reporter in San Francisco, and his daughter.
State of the Art: How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending, Not Tariffs
Tech Tip: Flicks and Other iPad Keyboard Tricks
The latest version of Apple’s iOS software for the iPad tries to save you time with typing shortcuts — once you know what they are.
E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case
An antitrust fine against Google underlines how European authorities are aggressively pushing for stronger regulation of the digital economy on a variety of issues.
The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump
President Trump’s operation has run dozens of ads on Facebook recently that seek to rally support to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.
Trilobites: 3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery
A three-dimensional scan of physicist Phil Butler's wrist, including watch, made using a new scanner developed by Dr. Butler and his son, Anthony Butler, a radiologist.
Tech Tip: Add Pictures to Android Contacts
Tired of seeing your friends as initials in tinted circles? If they don’t have a profile photo already, you can add your own to their address-book entries.
Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is said to be investigating whether Uber systematically paid women less than men and discriminated against women in the hiring process.
The New New World: Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch
A start-up incubator in Beijing’s Zhongguancun area, known as China’s Silicon Valley. The downturn in fund-raising for the country’s venture capital industry could be a bad sign for the rest of the economy.
Tech Tip: Chrome’s Glass Ceiling on an iPhone
Apple may prevent you from swapping out some of its own apps for your preferred defaults, but you can at least get your choices within easy reach.
Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!
Zhengzhou Dispatch: Looking Through the Eyes of China’s Surveillance State
Paul Mozur, a New York Times reporter, tried on a pair of facial recognition glasses in a train station in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. He said they were not exactly slick or all that functional.
Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars
Outside VidCon last month in Anaheim, Calif., where a speed dating event was held to match brands and YouTube stars looking for advertising opportunities.
Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback
After seeing the price on the left for “One Snowy Knight” on Amazon, the author asked: “How many really sell at that price? Are they just hoping to snooker some poor soul?”
Could You Make It Through Dinner Without Checking Your Phone?
One of the tabletop boxes that Marco Canora, the owner of the Hearth restaurant in Manhattan, began providing in November to encourage diners to put away their cellphones.
At Uber, New Questions Arise About Executive Behavior
Uber employees are said to have filed complaints about racial and other comments made by Barney Harford, the chief operating officer. “I am humbled and grateful for the feedback I received, which has been eye-opening,” he said in a statement.
How Russian Spies Hid Behind Bitcoin in Hacking Campaign
A Justice Department indictment revealed how Russian operatives used Bitcoin to facilitate a 2016 hacking campaign. Bitcoin is mined by hundreds of computers, as shown here.
Investing in SoftBank Is Becoming a Bet on Its Founder’s Deal-Making Prowess
Masayoshi Son, the founder of SoftBank, is focusing the Japanese conglomerate on investments in technology companies.
Microsoft Urges Congress to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition
Microsoft markets facial recognition software that can identify faces in photos. It can also detect facial features like hair color and emotions like anger or disgust.
Tech Tip: How to Go Back to the Old Gmail
Google’s overhaul for the web may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can return to the previous version for a while longer.
Bits: The Week in Tech: What Trump’s Trade War Is Really About
The share price of the chip maker Micron Technology on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in March. Micron says it was the target of corporate theft involving a Chinese company.
Corner Office: Stacy Brown-Philpot of TaskRabbit on Being a Black Woman in Silicon Valley
Stacy Brown-Philpot, the chief executive of TaskRabbit, says her race often factors into the perception people have of her when they first meet. "No one thinks I’m a C.E.O.," she says.
4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected
Jessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech for Campaigns, a volunteer organization that focuses on helping Democratic campaigns move into the digital age.
Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics
Nextdoor bills itself as a “private social network” that limits membership by address. It has increasingly become a place where people discuss politics and other civic issues.
Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments
A screen grab of Emily Graslie's channel, The Brain Scoop, from a recent episode about skunk dissection.
In Twitter Purge, Top Accounts Lose Millions of Followers
Ashton Kutcher had 19.1 million followers on Wednesday. As Twitter began cutting fake accounts, that dropped to 18 million on Thursday evening, a loss of 1.1 million or nearly 6 percent.
Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry
Senator Edward J. Markey sent a letter, also signed by Senator Richard Blumenthal, to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday expressing concern that Samba TV wasn’t transparent with viewers about data it collected.