Tech

As venture capital retreats, hot startups are collapsing.
Apple and Google are developing a tool that relies on Bluetooth signals, sent by smartphones, to let people know if they may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
VSCO is one of more than 200 technology startups that have laid off employees in the economic tumult caused by the coronavirus.
A small team at Johns Hopkins University early on created what's become one of the most authoritative interactive online dashboards, tracking COVID-19 data around the world.
From stone statues to silicone works of art, we have long sought solace and sex from inanimate objects. Time and technology have perfected the artificial lover: today we have life-size silicone love dolls so finely crafted they feel like works of art. Now, with the help of robotics and artificial intelligence, these dolls are becoming even more like humans. This week, we revisit our 2019 story about the history of the artificial lover, and consider what love and sex look like in the age of robots.
The tech companies say their software would protect privacy while helping public health officials trace the spread of the coronavirus.
Civil rights groups warn that white nationalists and others are using the video-meeting platform Zoom to target people based on their race, sexuality and religion.
In Karnataka, people under quarantine must take hourly selfies as proof of staying home. The government is also publishing addresses of the quarantined. Legal activists are raising privacy concerns.
After thirteen years, a new Half-Life video game is finally here. Aside from being the latest entry into an anticipated franchise — it's also one of the biggest virtual reality games yet.
Racist and pornographic attacks on video conferences are a problem for anyone holding online meetings, but especially for governments and organizations that must make their meetings public.
Apple and Google on Friday said they were teaming up to roll out software to enable tracing of ...
A scientific committee told the White House that studies support the claim that the virus is less effective in warm weather, but with significant caveats
Pulmonologists in New York hospitals are now supervising doctors from other specialties as they try to keep ICUs staffed, and are deploying equipment in new ways. But COVID-19 is a demoralizing foe.
Remote mental health treatment isn't the same as in-person visits with a psychiatrist, but faced with a pandemic, many people have been forced to make do. Regulators are making that access easier.
Eric Yuan says he is willing to make his video-conferencing software harder to use, if that means it will be safer. Zoom is grappling with a wave of online harassment on its platform.
A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they're worried.
Gen Z has been criticized for not taking social distancing seriously. We talk to teens and people in their early 20s around the world about why they're staying home — and how they're staying sane.
The virtual happy hour has taken on huge importance at a time when life is otherwise in lockdown. Workers are learning a lot more about their colleagues in the process.
Casey Schwartz writes of her reliance on Adderall and her realization that the focus it brought was not genuine. But she leaves readers wanting to hear more on the relationship of attention and love.
Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, describes the company's $100 million investment in local news agencies.