- How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurgingby Brian X. Chen on 3 March 2021 at 10:00
Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.
- A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Networkby Brian X. Chen on 25 February 2021 at 21:57
The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.
- A.I. Is Everywhere and Evolvingby Craig S. Smith on 23 February 2021 at 21:35
Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.
- How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Onlineby Brian X. Chen on 19 February 2021 at 17:56
Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.
- Robert Altman, Video Game Mogul Who Survived Scandal, Dies at 73by Sam Roberts on 16 February 2021 at 13:22
He and his mentor, Clark Clifford, were caught up in a major financial fraud case. He later switched careers to lead the prominent game company ZeniMax.
- Are Telegram and Signal the Next Misinformation Hot Spots?by Brian X. Chen and Kevin Roose on 10 February 2021 at 16:20
Telegram and Signal, the encrypted services that keep conversations confidential, are increasingly popular. Our tech columnists discuss whether this could get ugly.
- Create a Digital Commonplace Bookby J. D. Biersdorfer on 10 February 2021 at 14:00
Readers have collected their favorite literary lines for centuries. Now compiling a portable word scrapbook is easier than ever.
- What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labelsby Brian X. Chen on 28 January 2021 at 16:02
Requiring that app makers list the data they collect reveals a lot about what some apps do with our information (ahem, WhatsApp) but creates confusion about others.
- On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distanceby Christopher F. Schuetze on 19 January 2021 at 00:37
Businesses like Henkel, a big German chemical company, are trying wearable sensors to prevent virus outbreaks among workers.
- 4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Cameraby J. D. Biersdorfer on 13 January 2021 at 14:00
If you are still using your phone’s camera only for selfies and quick videos, you’re barely touching its potential.
- The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2021by Brian X. Chen on 6 January 2021 at 10:00
Spoiler: We’re looking at another year of internet services dominating many aspects of our lives.
- Winter Exercise Guides and Appsby Talya Minsberg on 4 January 2021 at 15:32
If you need a dose of exercise inspiration, it’s easy to find online or on your phone with these guides and apps.
- The Tech That Was Fixed in 2020 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixingby Brian X. Chen on 23 December 2020 at 10:00
From videoconferencing to fitness apps, the best tech helped us endure a hard year. But there were also low points.
- How to Send a Recap of 2020 to Friends and Familyby J. D. Biersdorfer on 16 December 2020 at 14:00
Even if you’ve never done a year-end newsletter, there’s still time to squeeze in a personalized message before the calendar flips the page.
- Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Needby Brian X. Chen on 9 December 2020 at 17:32
The retail giant claims that its health product is extremely precise at scanning body fat. I found otherwise.
- Who’s Behind the Fight Between Warner Bros. and Hollywood? It’s AT&Tby Edmund Lee on 9 December 2020 at 00:36
The town is mad about the studio’s decision to put movies on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time. But with a telecom giant running an entertainment company, things were bound to get weird.
- A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Onlineby Matt Richtel on 28 November 2020 at 17:47
It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.
- 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 Thanksgivingby 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 Behemothby 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.