Texting do’s and don’t’s for 2024

The unspoken texting rules you should know from response time to group chat etiquette.

By Tatum HunterJanuary 19, 2024

Apple’s no-good week was great for the company and bad for you

Apple was on the wrong end of fights over the Apple Watch and apps. The company still came out ahead.

By Shira OvideJanuary 18, 2024

How to get rid of notifications for unread emails and texts

You are never going to read all your messages, but you can free yourself from the notifications.

By Heather KellyJanuary 18, 2024

Apple disables blood oxygen features on its watches to skirt sales ban

Apple is gearing up to ship smartwatches without a blood oxygen sensor after a federal appeals court ruled that a sales ban on its Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 could resume.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 18, 2024

We’ve all looked lousy in photos. These tips can help.

Cameras influence the way we see the world — and ourselves. These tips can help you control the way you look in photos.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 17, 2024

4 easy upgrades to your digital life

Update the software on your WiFi router. Pick a slower delivery speed. Or try a visual search feature. Then declare victory!

By Shira OvideJanuary 16, 2024

Most tech gadgets are trash. Here’s how to find one you’ll love.

Our gadget nerd gives three rules for deciding which technology products might make your life better and what will wind up in your junk drawer.

By Shira OvideJanuary 12, 2024

Instagram’s new teen safety features still fall short, critics say

Instagram will further limit what teens can see on the app by hiding ‘sensitive content’ even if it’s posted by friends.

By Tatum HunterJanuary 10, 2024

Amazon’s AI-written product reviews aren’t as bad as you think

The artificial intelligence digests can be handy — if you read them with a savvy eye.

By Shira OvideJanuary 9, 2024

AI gadgets will be hot in 2024. You don’t need one.

There’s an artificial intelligence clothes pin that costs $700, plus a subscription. But there’s a shred of promise in the madness.

By Shira OvideJanuary 5, 2024

Trying to break a phone habit in 2024? Skip the life hacks.

Time-management expert Oliver Burkeman doesn’t do New Year’s resolutions. But he wants us to understand why our phones are so alluring.

By Shira OvideJanuary 2, 2024

Testing Tesla’s Autopilot recall, I don’t feel much safer — and neither should you

On the streets of San Francisco, Tesla’s updated driver-assistance software still took the wheel in places it wasn’t designed to handle, including blowing through stop signs.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerDecember 31, 2023

Microsoft says its AI is safe. So why does it keep slashing people’s throats?

The AI Image Creator makes extremely violent images of Joe Biden, the pope and others. Microsoft’s failed response points the finger at rogue users.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerDecember 28, 2023

Apple is banned from importing or selling its latest Apple Watches

The company is seeking a temporary reprieve from the ban as it races to find a fix.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 26, 2023

On the tech days of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Clearer photos

The holidays offer lots of chances for great pictures. Just make sure your lenses are clean.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 23, 2023

I hated electric scooters. I was wrong.

Our snap judgments about new technology — from scooters to TikTok to ChatGPT — are often about feelings more than facts.

By Shira OvideDecember 22, 2023

On the tech days of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Legacy contacts

Setting up legacy contacts to take over accounts after the owner dies is an essential part of modern estate planning.

By Tatum HunterDecember 22, 2023

On the tech days of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Better WiFi

When you’re at home with loved ones, this simple trick will make the WiFi signal stronger.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerDecember 20, 2023

We spent a year talking to lonely people. Here’s what we learned.

We spent 2023 asking psychology experts, tech companies and users: What’s the relationship between tech use, especially social media, and loneliness?

By Tatum HunterDecember 19, 2023

How Discord became a perfect conduit for a leak of government secrets

New reporting about Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of leaking America’s secrets, shows Discord’s unique role in the case.

By Shira OvideDecember 15, 2023