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The Family Minivan as Reporting Tool

The finance editor, David Enrich, does a lot of work while on the move (but don’t worry, he’s not behind the wheel).

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise

Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.

Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?

Those customer-facing, touch-screen payment systems in restaurants are confounding customers in the U.S. and beyond.

Staying on Top of Tech’s Changing Story

From Washington to London. From the price of avocados to Amazon Prime. Here’s how Joseph Plambeck, deputy tech editor, rides herd on how tech is changing the way we live.

How to Make Your Smartphone Last Longer

Smartphones are more expensive than ever, but we still don’t keep them very long. Here’s why, and what you can do to extend their life.

Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

As the 2020 race heats up, here’s how Matthew Rosenberg, a politics reporter, is preparing for an onslaught of intentional falsehoods.

When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It

Medical groups are warning that new federal data-sharing rules, enabling people to get their health records through a smartphone, could lead to invasions of privacy.

How to Stop Slack From Taking Over Your Life

Slack is a useful tool — until its pings and notifications turn ever-present and irritating. Here’s how to take back control.

When Children Use Technology, Let Common Sense Prevail

All things in moderation is a good way to think about it, says Jessica Grose, the editor of NYT Parenting.

How to Travel Using an E-Bike or Scooter

If you follow the safety precautions, an electric bike, scooter or motorbike is an easy and cheap way to tour most urban centers.


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