Q. Can I use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook?A. Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS, which was introduced in 2009 as a streamlined operating system for netbooks and other lightweight laptops. While you cannot install the traditional Windows or Mac versions of Microsoft Office on a Chromebook and have the software actually work, Microsoft’s Office apps…
Photo Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, has moved aggressively to relax media ownership rules. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Last April, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own. A…
Photo Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies. Credit Dado Ruvic/Reuters Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether have seeped into the public consciousness. Colleges including Duke and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are offering classes in the blockchain technology that undergirds these virtual currencies to crowds of eager students.The mania has also gotten…
Photo Ryan Murphy’s roughly $300 million with Netflix is the latest sign of how streaming companies have disrupted traditional Hollywood and driven up prices for stars and series creators. Credit Jesse Dittmar for The New York Times The battle between the Hollywood establishment and the streaming-media giants has caused big changes in the entertainment industry…
Photo Data cables in a server room in Australia. Credit Mick Tsikas/Epa Congress is now considering long-overdue legislation that authorizes faster access to internationally stored electronic data needed to prosecute serious crime and disrupt terrorist plots in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. The legislation, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or Cloud…
Photo What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all saying, ‘Date me!’” Credit Jeenah Moon for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and…
In Phoenix, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are barking commands at tiny machines, with the machines responding. On our smartphones, apps can now recognize faces in photos and translate from one language to another.Artificial intelligence is here — and it’s bringing new possibilities, while also raising questions. Do these gadgets and…
Q. I do not have a smartphone. Can I still use Twitter? Do I need an account?A. Using the Twitter app on a smartphone or a computer is a popular way to keep up with the state of the world in 280-character posts. However, you do not need a touch-screen mobile gadget or even an…