It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)
by Brian X. Chen on 25 November 2020 at 14:00
Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.
How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving
by J. D. Biersdorfer on 19 November 2020 at 19:12
Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here’s how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.
PlayStation 5 Review: Sony’s New Console Is an Entertaining Behemoth
by Brian X. Chen and Mike Isaac on 6 November 2020 at 13:00
With a winning combination of solid hardware and software, Sony’s new console makes us excited about the next generation of gaming.
Xbox Series X and S Review: Microsoft’s New Consoles Are a Good Value. Is That Enough?
by Brian X. Chen and Mike Isaac on 5 November 2020 at 14:00
Nice hardware? Check. Fair price? Check. Cool, exclusive games? T.B.D.
How To Use LinkedIn
by Charlotte Cowles on 1 November 2020 at 02:23
Whether you’re looking for a new role or just trying to expand your professional network, here’s how to use the website’s services to your full advantage.
Grimes Wants You to Get More Sleep, She Made a Baby A.I. Lullaby
by Ezra Marcus on 28 October 2020 at 15:28
The artist says her baby, X Æ A-XII, stays up watching “radical art.” So she made him an A.I. lullaby.
A Podcast Answers a Fast-Food Question That Nobody Is Asking
by David Segal on 28 October 2020 at 13:02
Intentionally inane, “Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s?” satirizes the business of podcasting.
How to Take Better Pet Portraits
by J. D. Biersdorfer on 22 October 2020 at 03:58
Even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can capture memorable images with your smartphone, the right software and a few tricks.
Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It
by Brian X. Chen on 20 October 2020 at 13:00
The new iPhone has an improved design, but it’s undermined by the wireless industry’s messy rollout of ultrafast 5G networks.
How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation
by Brian X. Chen on 14 October 2020 at 18:58
False news is on the rise. We can fight the spread with a simple exercise: Slow down and be skeptical.
Google Chromecast Review: A Streaming Device That Gets Better the More It Knows
by Brian X. Chen on 7 October 2020 at 09:00
The new $50 gadget encapsulates a modern quandary: It wants to help you find content to watch. But you have to be willing to share your data.
Now You Can Use Instagram to Chat With Friends on Facebook Messenger
by Mike Isaac on 30 September 2020 at 13:52
Facebook began integrating its Instagram and Messenger apps, allowing users of the services to directly communicate with each other.
Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?
by Kellen Browning on 24 September 2020 at 23:25
On social media, people had some concerns about the Ring Always Home Cam. To put it mildly.
The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?
by Brian X. Chen on 18 September 2020 at 17:58
Blood oxygen readings can be a useful indicator of wellness, but context is important — and so is medical advice from a doctor.
Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games
by Brian X. Chen on 16 September 2020 at 17:30
The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained.
How to Declutter Your Digital Life
by Sara Aridi on 15 September 2020 at 15:13
If you’re overwhelmed from telecommuting for months, here are ways to step away from your devices and, just maybe, get to inbox zero.
The Lesson We’re Learning From TikTok? It’s All About Our Data
by Brian X. Chen on 15 September 2020 at 01:22
We should minimize how much we share with all of our favorite and not-so-favorite apps. Here’s how.
Who Gets Hurt When the World Stops Using Cash
by Ann Carrns on 11 September 2020 at 13:00
Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.
Continue Your Life’s Education With Free Online Classes
by J. D. Biersdorfer on 10 September 2020 at 14:55
If you’re pondering a career shift, looking to learn a specific skill or just plain bored, consider a web-based class to broaden your horizons.
Recognize Misinformation on the Internet
by Amy Yee on 28 August 2020 at 11:27
Identifying reliable information online is especially urgent, and especially for seniors.