Category: Personal Tech

Smartphones Can Now Last 7 Years. Here’s How to Ke...

Google and Samsung used to update smartphone software for only three years. That has changed.

In Content Warning, Role-Play as Influencers Dying...

The horror video game Content Warning, a surprise hit, lets players microdose as momentary celebrities on the fictional website Sp...

Meta and Google Are Betting on AI Voice Assistants...

Meta, Google and others are driving a renaissance for voice assistants, but people have found the technology uncool for more than ...

Help! An Employee of Budget Kept My Phone and I Ca...

After misplacing his iPhone while returning a rental car, a traveler tracked down the device and presented strong evidence to the ...

How to Improve Your Dating Life

Overwhelmed by apps, profiles and not-quite-matches? Here’s how to start the new year fresh.

How to Explore Google’s Android 14 and Apple’s iOS...

As the year winds down, take the time to explore iOS 17 and Android 14 with new wallpaper and widgets or by creating a digital dia...

My Not-So-Perfect Holiday Shopping Excursion With ...

With Shopify, Mercari and other retailers rolling out chatbots to help buyers, this holiday shopping season is the first to be pow...

Making VR Headsets Cool Won’t Be Easy, Even for Ap...

Starting with Google Glass, all have been plagued with the same issues, even as Apple plunges into the market with its Vision Pro.

OpenAI Unveils App Store for Customized Versions o...

People who subscribe to OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus service will be able to browse the new store for tailored chatbots that perform diff...

How to Cut Down Your Screen Time but Still Get Stu...

Google’s Routines and Apple’s Shortcuts combine multiple steps into one command to make your phone or tablet do more of the work f...

The Best and Worst of Tech: Smartphones, Self-Driv...

The best tech, from universal power charging to foldable phones, solved practical problems. But the worst tech, including self-dri...

Meta’s Ray-Ban Smart Glasses Use AI to See, Hear a...

What happens when a columnist and a reporter use A.I. glasses to scan groceries, monuments and zoo animals? Hilarity, wonder and l...