With your smartphone, inexpensive software and a bit of cloth or paper, you can make your own “green screen” movies.
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Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs.
It’s important to preserve snapshots of China’s internet before they vanish without a trace, says Raymond Zhong, a Times tech reporter in Beijing.
The first midrange Pixel is packed with innovations, without a shocking price.
Noise-canceling headphones regularly top lists of essential travel gadgets, but are they worth it?
Your phone company is going to start bombarding you with ads for 5G phones soon, but you should ignore them — at least for now.
Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don’t expect fluency from one. Here’s what to expect before you sign up.
Take these steps to protect your home from mishaps and intruders when you leave for vacation.
The dating app has a new feature to help you find a mate in a sea of flower crowns.
The tiny tags are typically used to find valuables like house keys, but they are far more versatile than that.
J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is still coffee.
Today’s solutions for fighting spam and scam calls are ineffective. But the onus should be on the phone companies, not you, to solve this problem.
You stumble across a lost phone, maybe in a bathroom or in the back of a cab. You feel bad for whoever lost it — that could be you someday! — but don’t know how to reunite it with its owner. Here’s how.
Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the latest apps and gizmos.
The company, the world’s largest handset maker, said it would postpone the release of the foldable smartphone after reports that the device was malfunctioning.
If your phone is feeling a little laggy, here are some tips to clear out old apps and other things that may be slowing it down.
Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes.
Here’s a comprehensive comparison of the two services to help you choose your go-to app for hitching rides.
MoviePass made waves when it launched, but it’s not the only movie subscription designed to lure you to the theater. Here are a few popular ones, who they’re for and whether you’ll save money with one.
Claudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage — and what the limits are.