This Table Listens to Your Boring Meetings and Pulls Out the Good Stuff

Meetings can be horrible, unproductive, and maddening. Can a high-tech conference table make them bearable? The New York Times R&D Lab have tackle the problem with the lab's latest project. The Semantic Listening Table is an attempt to make sense of the chaotic conversation.
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How Kodak Survives Now That Film Is Dead

The decline of Kodak as a powerhouse of photography is a story oft told. But what does it actually look like in the facilities that once churned out endless rolls of film for the masses? » 3/23/15 2:32pm 3/23/15 2:32pm

Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up for a Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich's Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In this New York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing shit up. » 2/24/15 11:15am 2/24/15 11:15am

The History of the Anti-Vaccine Movement Explains Our Terrifying Future

Vaccines are not part of some evil plot to poison our children. But there are plenty of terribly misguided people who believe they are! And their beliefs didn't just materialize out of nowhere. A new video from the New York Times explains how we got to this terrifying point in American history — a seemingly upside… » 2/03/15 3:45pm 2/03/15 3:45pm

How Charlie Hebdo created the cover that made them a terrorist target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans. » 1/12/15 8:40pm 1/12/15 8:40pm

This Short Doc On How Napster Changed Everything Is Worth a Watch

The New York Times' Retro Report series has an excellent new short documentary video about the rise of Napster. Remember the year 2000? We were such pirates back then. » 12/08/14 2:22pm 12/08/14 2:22pm

A New York Times Photographer Seeks the Perfect Shot In a Sea of People

The New York Times Lens Blog recently posted this nice short doc on one of their photojournalists, Ozier Muhammad. It follows Muhammad around as he documents the climate march that took place in NYC in September. » 10/23/14 6:37pm 10/23/14 6:37pm

The Heartwarming Story of An 11-Year-Old's New Technological Friend

For most of us, Siri or Google Now (or Cortana, if you swing that way) is a minor help at best, a first-world solution to the first-world problem of not being able to text and drive. But as Judith Newman illustrates today in a heartfelt and heartwarming piece in the New York Times, Apple's digital assistant has become… » 10/18/14 1:00pm 10/18/14 1:00pm

Today, France Is Still Cleaning Up Hundred-Year-Old Bombs From WWI

A century ago today, the first shots of WWI were fired. It was the first modern conflict, fought with fatally efficient technology. Even today, crews must safely destroy bombs left untouched for a century. Erik Olsen traveled with one of those crews for The New York Times, bringing us a video glimpse at the delicate… » 6/28/14 3:00pm 6/28/14 3:00pm

In its quest to develop cheaper products people might be more inclined to buy, The New York Times is launching yet another bite-size subscription, NYT Opinion. For $1.50 a week, you'll get access to just the opinion section, columnists and a few related extras. » 6/04/14 9:34am 6/04/14 9:34am

5 Predictions For The Future That Aren't So New After All

Today, the New York Times asked seven entrepreneurs and tech executives about what's in store for the future. It's a fascinating snapshot of futurist thinking in 2014. But these aren't just the dreams of tomorrow — most of them are the dreams of yesterday's tomorrows as well. » 5/02/14 3:23pm 5/02/14 3:23pm

The Design Genius Behind the NYT Mag Is Leaving to Revamp Apple

Bad news for New York Times readers, great news for anyone who's ready to see Apple deviate from its twee ad campaigns: Arem Duplessis, the Design Director at the NYT Magazine, is leaving his post to become a Creative Director at Apple. » 12/30/13 11:18am 12/30/13 11:18am

Today's Paper Is the New York Times Online, Organized Like Print

The thing about newspapers is that you don't really need the newspaper to read the newspaper any more. The Internet! If you find reading online a little hollow for some intangible reason, you might like the New York Times' new web app, Today's Paper, which is organized like the New York Times in print. It's positively… » 12/05/13 10:46am 12/05/13 10:46am

Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It's complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman's terms. [New York Times] » 10/08/13 12:20pm 10/08/13 12:20pm

China Is (Kinda) Loosening Its Web Censorship

China has a rich—and occasionally odd—history of censoring the web. Now, though, it seems it may be loosening its iron grip, at least a little. » 9/24/13 5:16am 9/24/13 5:16am

Yup, the NYTimes and Twitter Outages Started With Simple Phishing

As we strongly suspected earlier, the hackers that briefly took over the Twitter and New York Times domains yesterday didn't use brute force or fancy hacks to get in. The LATimes reports that the Syrian Electronic Army used phishing emails to get username and password credentials for several employees Melbourne IT,… » 8/28/13 3:47pm 8/28/13 3:47pm

SEA Hacks Continue With Takeover of NYT, Twitter Registrar Homepage

Melbourne IT, an Australian domain name registration, just got hijacked, apparently by the very busy Syrian Electronic Army. This shouldn't be a surprise since it's the same company that was implicated in Tuesday's New York Times and Twitter hacks. » 8/28/13 9:31am 8/28/13 9:31am

How the New York Times Is Still Publishing Despite Being Hacked…

NYTimes.com went dark for the second time in a month on Tuesday afternoon, but that doesn't mean the newspaper will stop publishing. Bypassing the DNS, The Times is continuing to publish stories under its bare IP address. And the reporters are continuing to write. » 8/27/13 5:02pm 8/27/13 5:02pm

An Interactive Map That Collects the Wisdom of NYC's Cycling Masses

Though the ridiculous media fuss about CitiBike—and its all-powerful bike lobby backers—intensified this weekend, there was also one bright spot: The New York Times unveiled an interactive map that lets users add their own tips and warnings to fellow riders. » 6/10/13 10:34am 6/10/13 10:34am