How Facebook users can apply for a share of $725 million settlement

Millions of Facebook users can get money back as part of a class action settlement over alleged Cambridge Analytica privacy violations.

By Heather KellyApril 24, 2023

Netflix will finally stop mailing DVDs. These people will miss them.

After 25-years, Netflix is ending its DVD subscription service. Many people still relied it on for hard to find titles and movies that didn't require an internet connection.

By Heather KellyApril 18, 2023

Customizing some laptops can be needlessly tricky. Not this one.

If you buy a traditional laptop, there are limits to how you can upgrade it. A California startup is trying to change that.

By Chris VelazcoMarch 29, 2023

Now you can ‘buy now, pay later’ with Apple Wallet

iPhone users can request loans from Apple to "buy now, pay later" and repay in four installments over six weeks with no interest.

By Tatum Hunter and Chris VelazcoMarch 28, 2023

Secure your Twitter account for free, now

Twitter is disabling text two-factor authentication in one month unless users pay a monthly fee. However, there are safer, no-cost alternatives.

By Heather KellyMarch 23, 2023
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Say what, Bard? What Google’s new AI gets right, wrong and weird.

Our tech columnist asks Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT, questions from Post readers to test what the AI might be useful for.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerMarch 21, 2023
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ChatGPT can ace logic tests now. But don’t ask it to be creative.

Our tech columnist tests LSAT puzzles and a writing challenge on GPT-4. Here’s what the artificial intelligence upgrade can — and can’t — do.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerMarch 18, 2023
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Snapchat tried to make a safe AI. It chats with me about booze and sex.

In conversations with our tech columnist, Snapchat’s experimental chatbot offered advice on hiding alcohol and marijuana, defeating parental phone controls and cheating on homework.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerMarch 14, 2023

Tempted by a new gadget? Keep our golden rule in mind before buying.

Companies churn out new smartphones, laptops, wearable gadgets and more each year, then advertise them like crazy. Here's how you should think about upgrading.

By Chris VelazcoMarch 13, 2023

Windows 11 update brings Bing’s chatbot to the desktop

Thanks to a new update, Microsoft's fascinating Bing chatbot may soon find a home on your Windows desktop. But you may find some other new features handy first.

By Chris VelazcoFebruary 28, 2023

Your iPhone has powerful new security features. Do you need them?

Apple has added support for physical security keys and expanded encryption to the new iPhone iOS 16.3 update, but they’re not for everyone.

By Heather KellyFebruary 9, 2023

Trying Microsoft’s new AI chatbot search engine, some answers are uh-oh

Our tech columnist takes a first look at the new Bing, powered by the company behind the buzzy ChatGPT. It hallucinated a conspiracy involving Tom Hanks and Watergate.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerFebruary 8, 2023

Finding love, sex and harassment on dating apps

What online dating is like now, who feels safe, and how likely you are to find love, according to a new Pew survey.

By Heather KellyFebruary 6, 2023

Looking beyond phones, Samsung plans to make ‘extended reality’ devices

Meta has leaned heavily into wearable "extended reality" headsets. Apple is expected to do the same. Now, Samsung may be entering the mix — and it has help.

By Chris VelazcoFebruary 1, 2023

The best (and strangest) tech we found at CES 2023

CES — one of the world's biggest tech events — is a kaleidoscope of the new and the strange. Here are the most interesting things we found there.

By Chris Velazco and Tatum HunterJanuary 6, 2023
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Twitter said it fixed ‘verification.’ So I impersonated a senator (again).

Elon Musk said Twitter would begin authenticating users who pay $8 for Blue. Our tech columnist was still able to get a checkmark for an impostor Sen. Ed Markey.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerJanuary 5, 2023

The tech trends to watch for in 2023

More metaverse hype. Shifts in streaming media. Maybe even more robots. These are the tech trends you may celebrate — or stomach — in 2023.

By Chris Velazco and Tatum HunterJanuary 4, 2023

A guide to getting started with Twitter alternative Mastodon

How to get started on social-media site Mastodon, whether you're leaving Twitter or just looking for people who have.

By Heather KellyDecember 17, 2022

Big-screen Kindles return as notebooks, but they’re better for reading

Amazon's fan-favorite reading gadget got its first major overhaul in years, but its competition is fierce.

By Chris VelazcoNovember 30, 2022

How to shop online and be kinder to the planet

Here's advice on being a climate-conscious shopper this holiday season. Perfection is not required.

By Shira OvideNovember 25, 2022