Media and Adv

Bits: The Week in Tech: Claims of Censorship Come Through Loud and Clear

Ven, 08/31/2018 - 15:00
The president, social media users and even employees are accusing tech companies of political bias. How will the companies respond?

Ronan Farrow’s Ex-Producer Says NBC Impeded Weinstein Reporting

Ven, 08/31/2018 - 04:33
Rich McHugh said an order to pull the plug on an investigation of Harvey Weinstein had come from “the very highest levels of NBC.”

State of the Art: Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google

Ven, 08/31/2018 - 02:24
President Trump’s charges that Google shows anti-conservative search bias is wrong. But Google may well be biased against minorities and others who lack real-world power.

Comedy Clubs Are Ready for Louis C.K.’s Return. Is Everybody Else?

Gio, 08/30/2018 - 21:31
If he wants to return to doing stand-up in clubs, he probably will be given the go-ahead, according to insiders and producers on the comedy scene.

Critic’s Notebook: Louis C.K. Slithers Back, Whether We’re Ready or Not

Gio, 08/30/2018 - 20:29
When a celebrity offends, the act refracts across the culture. Now, we are grasping to figure out what punishment could address that public wound.

Tech We’re Using: The One Thing A.O. Scott Doesn’t Use to Review Movies (No Spoilers!)

Gio, 08/30/2018 - 05:07
Technology has changed the way that movies are made, but not how our chief film critic likes to review them — and he has a low-tech writing method.

Trump Attacks CNN After Source Raises Doubts About Report on Russia Meeting

Gio, 08/30/2018 - 04:37
The president says the network was “caught in a major lie” and refused to admit the mistake. CNN stands by its story.

Tech Tip: You Took Lousy iPhone Photos. Here’s How to Make Them Beautiful.

Mer, 08/29/2018 - 21:53
Not every shot on your smartphone will be Instagram worthy, but you can often salvage middling snaps with just a few taps. Here are six easy steps.

Rotten Tomatoes Adds 200 Critics as It Tries to Be More Inclusive

Mer, 08/29/2018 - 06:14
Responding to criticism that it has favored white male reviewers, the review-aggregation service is trying to make its Tomatometer more diverse.

Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results

Mer, 08/29/2018 - 03:56
The president hinted that he would take action against the search giant in his latest attack on a technology company.

Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture

Mer, 08/29/2018 - 01:35
In a rare sign of internal dissent, more than 100 employees have formed a group to agitate for better representation of conservative views.

What You Might Not Know About E-sports, Soon to Be a $1 Billion Industry

Mar, 08/28/2018 - 12:54
A fatal shooting in Florida on Sunday thrust e-sports, a young and growing industry, into the national spotlight.

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘True Detective’: Get a Glimpse of the New Seasons

Lun, 08/27/2018 - 20:04
Buried within a teaser reel is a pretty significant moment for two beloved “Thrones” characters.

Ariana Grande Returns to No. 1 With ‘Sweetener’

Lun, 08/27/2018 - 19:21
The album is the singer’s third to reach the top of the Billboard 200, bumping Travis Scott to No. 2.

Three Dead, Including the Gunman, in Shooting at a Florida Gaming Tournament

Lun, 08/27/2018 - 05:24
Just before the shots were heard on the live stream, a red laser dot appeared on the chest of one of the players. The police urged residents to stay “many blocks away” from the scene.

Brands Try to Convince New Generations Products Aren’t Just for Their Parents

Lun, 08/27/2018 - 03:00
Companies like Planters and SunnyD are reintroducing products to younger consumers. Some critics are skeptical, but others say it’s the only way for brands to stay relevant.

In Liberal Wine Country, Turning Newspaper Readers Into Shareholders

Lun, 08/27/2018 - 01:57
A weekly newspaper publisher in Northern California is selling stock to its readers, who hope to save their paper and, some of them believe, democracy.

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Ven, 08/24/2018 - 23:53
The company’s driverless-car unit, Waymo, has registered a Shanghai subsidiary — the latest sign of the breadth of its interest in the country. Yet hurdles are plentiful.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Democracy Under Siege

Ven, 08/24/2018 - 15:00
Microsoft busted Kremlin-linked hackers who broadened their targets in the United States. And Facebook, YouTube and others found new influence campaigns originating from Russia and Iran.

Conan O’Brien’s Unrequited Fanboy Love for Robert Caro

Ven, 08/24/2018 - 11:00
He has tried everything to book the esteemed L.B.J. biographer. But he keeps saying no. “I’ll stop at nothing,” the late-night host vows.