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The tech billionaire Elon Musk on Wednesday walked back his baseless claim that a British diver involved in the cave rescue efforts in Thailand was a pedophile, an accusation made after the man criticized a submarine that Mr. Musk had said he built to help with the rescue. The cave diver, Vern Unsworth, who helped…


Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.

Trilobites A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process. The ocean is filled with jellyfish. They form critical links in the marine food chain, some are immortal and others remain floating enigmas. Some scientists consider them and other squishy creatures similar…

Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? David Streitfeld, a technology reporter in San Francisco, discussed the tech he’s using — and not using. For a tech journalist, you don’t use a lot of tech. One of the great victories of the tech industry was insisting…

Tech Tip: Flicks and Other iPad Keyboard Tricks

TECH TIP The latest version of Apple’s iOS software for the iPad tries to save you time with typing shortcuts — once you know what they are. When the iPad's Key Flicks feature is enabled, dragging down an onscreen key changes a letter into a number.CreditThe New York Times Q. I have a one-year-old iPad,…

Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling

BRUSSELS — Google was hit with a $5.1 billion fine by European antitrust officials on Wednesday for abusing its power in the smartphone market, in the region’s latest move to rein in the clout of American tech companies. The penalty of 4.34 billion euros was a record, and far larger than the €2.4 billion, or…