HONG KONG — In a 20-minute segment about China that aired Sunday on the satirical news show “Last Week Tonight,” the host John Oliver brought up President Xi Jinping’s resemblance to Winnie the Pooh. That, among other delicate references, seems to have touched a nerve in China, where the British comedian has now been censored…
TECH TIP Google’s old picture-editing program has been retired, but other free desktop or browser-based programs might be able to fill the void. Q. For many years, I used Picasa to edit my photos and send them to have prints made. It was an easy program to navigate. As you know, Google no longer supports…
“I’m not 20. I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool. That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.” Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A professor…
How 727 photos taken in 29 minutes became an immersive 3D experience. Screen capture of Augmented Reality experience of truck buried by Volcano in GuatemalaPublished OnJune 20, 2018CreditImage by Niko Koppel/The New York Times Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. On June 3,…
The nation’s top cellphone carriers — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — all said Tuesday that they would sharply limit arrangements that give marketers and other businesses access to cellphone customers’ location data, after disclosures that the information was used to track people without their consent. Verizon announced its change in a letter to Senator…
TECH TIP The Bookmarks Library window gives you a tidy place to sort, file, rearrange and otherwise manage the shortcuts to your favorite places on the web. Q. When I first started using Firefox on my computer, I put a bunch of bookmarks into bookmark folders in the program, but I can never find them.…
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint said Tuesday that they would sharply limit arrangements that give marketers and other businesses access to cellphone customers’ location data, after disclosures that the information was used to track people without their consent. Verizon announced its change in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, who has been investigating…
In augmented reality, the ability to work across disciplines is especially valuable. The medium represents a mash-up of modern technological marvels — computer vision, haptics, artificial intelligence — and more conventional creative endeavors, like screenwriting and character animation. In late 2016, the Libermans’ unique background caught the attention of executives at Snap, which, one year…
TECH TIP Google saves your settings and some app content to its cloud, but third-party programs may give you a more complete backup. Q. How do you automatically back up an Android device without a computer, and where do the files live? A. Google includes a basic online backup service in the standard Android system…
TECH TIP Virtual private networks and ad blockers shield you in different ways, and can work together. Q. What is the difference in security protections between TunnelBear and Ghostery? A. Both programs are meant to protect your privacy and give you more online anonymity. But TunnelBear primarily encrypts your overall internet connection, and Ghostery blocks…