Computers and the Internet

October 28, 2017

Virtual Reality Gets Naughty

In early 2014 Ela Darling, 31, a pornographic actress, recorded her first virtual reality sex scene. She was in a college dorm room at the University […]
October 28, 2017

Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE I recently bought a pair of sneakers online after some browsing. I knew exactly what I was getting, having owned the […]
September 27, 2017

Kids Make the Darndest Viral Videos

Mila and Emma Stauffer, 2-year-old twin sisters who live with their parents and three older siblings near Phoenix, were sitting on the floor, having a discussion […]
September 6, 2017

It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using?

Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings. But social […]
August 3, 2017

Future Tense: Grandpa Had a Pension. This Generation Has Cryptocurrency.

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Most readers have probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital coin that dominates the cryptocurrency market. It has gained notice both because […]
May 13, 2017

Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone? Refresh Your Feeds

Micha Porat was driving his car in Miami Beach at 1 a.m. not long ago when he saw a small animal, the size of a cat […]
May 5, 2017

Future Tense: Social Insecurity? Internet Turns Boomers Into Twits

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE We have long counted on our elders to act with a dignity befitting their advanced years and to express their sagacity […]
March 1, 2017

Tech We're Using: Covering Fashion Shows With a Functional iPhone Keyboard

Tech We’re Using By VANESSA FRIEDMAN How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Vanessa Friedman, The Times’s […]
December 15, 2016

The App That Came to Dinner, Helping People Socialize IRL

Over roast chicken and autumn vegetables, our dinner party was rolling through the requisite topics — concerns about the rise of the far right in Germany, […]
November 25, 2016

Modern Love: Catfishing Strangers to Find Myself

Modern Love By KALLE OSKARI MATTILA More than a decade ago, when I was growing up in Finland, my model of an attractive woman was Pamela […]