Growing Oct. 7 ‘truther’ groups say Hamas massacre was a false flag

Denial of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel is spreading. The untrue narrative seeded on social media from TikTok to Reddit is bleeding into the real world.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 21, 2024

OpenAI suspends bot developer for presidential hopeful Dean Phillips

It’s the ChatGPT maker’s first known action against the use of its technology in a political campaign.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 20, 2024

AI bots are everywhere now. These telltale words give them away.

In Amazon products, X posts and across the web, ChatGPT error messages have emerged as a sure sign that a piece of writing isn’t human.

By Will OremusJanuary 20, 2024

Human remains set for moon memorial to instead burn in Earth’s atmosphere

The Peregrine lander carried remains and the DNA of more than 70 people — but a propulsion problem meant it never reached the moon, and will burn up at reentry.

By Kelsey AblesJanuary 20, 2024

Microsoft says Russian government hackers stole email from its leaders

In a blog post, Microsoft said it had detected the November breach on Jan. 12.

By Joseph MennJanuary 19, 2024

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

Japan’s spacecraft lands softly on the moon, but is running out of power

The spacecraft appeared to reach the moon, but it was not clear if the lander touched down softly.

By Christian DavenportJanuary 19, 2024

Japan will attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon precisely

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency hopes the ‘Moon Sniper’ rover will pave the way for precise landings crucial to researching the origins of the moon.

By Julia Mio Inuma and Christian DavenportJanuary 18, 2024

Regulators crack down on company selling detailed location data

The FTC banned a data aggregation company from selling selling precise location data, a first for the agency.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 18, 2024

The Davos elite embraced AI in 2023. Now they fear it.

AI CEOs such as Sam Altman are the hot ticket at the World Economic Forum at Davos. But excitement about tech like ChatGPT is coupled with concerns of risks.

By Cat ZakrzewskiJanuary 18, 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

Apple opens gates to $1.1 trillion in app payments — for a steep price

Apple is opening up its iPhone walled garden a crack, allowing U.S. app makers to use third-party payment systems — but it is charging developers a pretty penny to venture outside its gates.

By Eva DouJanuary 17, 2024

Former Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg to leave board amid AI boom

Former Meta chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is leaving the company’s board of directors after 12 years.

By Naomi NixJanuary 17, 2024

Concerns rise China might reach moon before NASA’s return

A year-long delay in a planned mission to send astronauts to orbit the moon prompts worries among members of Congress.

By Christian DavenportJanuary 17, 2024

Samsung’s new Galaxy S24 translates live phone calls with AI

Does anyone really need a smartphone to make live phone calls with AI? The Korean electronics giant is making its case for it in its new Galaxy S24 smartphone.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 17, 2024

Court rejects Twitter’s claim of right to alert Trump to Jan. 6 search

The company can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to say Twitter had a First Amendment right to alert Donald Trump to a subpoena.

By Rachel WeinerJanuary 17, 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