5 ways to love tech without killing the planet

How to buy and use technology responsibly when you care about the Earth.

By Heather Kelly and Chris VelazcoApril 20, 2023

3 things everyone’s getting wrong about AI

As AI tools spread, people are struggling to separate fact from fiction.

By Tatum HunterMarch 30, 2023

Why are we so afraid of AI?

New polls find that AI has not won Americans' trust.

By Shira OvideFebruary 24, 2023

AI porn is easy to make now. For women, that’s a nightmare.

Deepfakes, OnlyFans, revenge porn: The internet is weighing the costs of accessible AI imaging.

By Tatum HunterFebruary 13, 2023

Do you have a moral duty to watch the police beating of Tyre Nichols?

If you choose, apps give you control to restrict graphic images.

By Shira OvideJanuary 31, 2023

ChatGPT could make life easier. Here’s when it’s worth it.

The groundbreaking AI chat bot from OpenAI comes with ethical snares — even for people at home.

By Tatum HunterJanuary 19, 2023

Those government TikTok ‘bans’ hardly ban anything

Despite tough talk from U.S. officials, TikTok bans have been toothless so far. Proposed national security restrictions of the app are stuck, too. Now what?

By Shira OvideDecember 23, 2022

Your selfies are helping AI learn. You did not consent to this.

What are the rules of the road for the A.I. age, where anything you share online might train a computer system that puts an innocent person in jail?

By Shira OvideDecember 9, 2022

AI selfies — and their critics — are taking the internet by storm

How to create your own and what to know about the Lensa app before you download.

By Tatum HunterDecember 8, 2022

The voices left out of Elon Musk’s free-speech agenda

Elon Musk has said little about what Twitter should do to give people a voice when their own governments do not want people to have it. Look at China and Iran.

By Shira OvideDecember 6, 2022

Online creators are de facto therapists for millions. It’s complicated.

Faced with explosive demand and few safeguards, mental-health content creators are defining their own ethics.

By Tatum HunterAugust 29, 2022

Samsung will let you fix your own phone, if you dare

Big tech companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are changing course on at-home repairs, but not everyone should attempt them.

By Chris VelazcoAugust 3, 2022

What you need to know about Apple’s new DIY iPhone repair program

On Wednesday, for the first time, Apple began selling regular consumers the parts and tools needed to fix common iPhone issues themselves.

By Chris VelazcoApril 27, 2022

Rechargeable batteries cause fires. Here’s how to properly dispose of them.

Choosing the wrong way to recycle products with rechargeable batteries can be as bad as not recycling them at all. Rather than toss them in your curbside bins, do this instead.

By Chris VelazcoApril 4, 2022

How to leave a bad online review without being a jerk

Tech has changed our etiquette. Here's what business owners say separates constructive criticism from the mean-spirited peanut gallery on sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google reviews.

By Tatum HunterMarch 30, 2022

Your drawer full of old tech could have a new life — or start a fire. Here’s how to handle it.

E-waste is a growing problem, but there are ways to avoid making it worse. Here's what you should know.

By Chris VelazcoSeptember 28, 2021

Anyone with an iPhone can now make deepfakes. We aren’t ready for what happens next.

Realistic videos of people doing things that never really happened have become shockingly easy to create. Now is the time to put in some safety guardrails.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerMarch 25, 2021

Everyone’s AirPods will die. We’ve got the trick to replacing them.

We shouldn’t let Apple turn headphones into expensive, disposable products because of bad battery design.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerOctober 8, 2019

Not all iPhones are the same. These cost less and are better for the Earth.

Used electronics are in fashion. Our tech columnist shows how to buy refurbished gadgdets — and not get a lemon.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerApril 12, 2019

The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.

Before you buy that new iPhone, iPad or other device, take a look inside the recycling centers catching fire as they struggle to dispose the lithium-ion batteries in your old stuff.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerSeptember 11, 2018