After Three Weeks, Apple Pay Is Already Transforming How We Buy Things

For years, tech companies like Google and Softcard (formerly known as ISIS) begged with consumers to adopt its NFC-powered payment platform, and for the most part, their pleas went largely unheard. Now that Apple Pay has graced millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users with NFC purchasing powers, things are… » 11/16/14 10:00am 11/16/14 10:00am

How SpaceX Became a Major Player in the U.S. Space Industry

Hello, and welcome to another weekend installment of Reading List where we show off some of the great science and tech reads you might have missed (while continually reading gizmodo dot com, of course). This week's narrative big hitters comes from Motherboard, Wired, Quartz, and The New York Times. Take a break from… » 10/26/14 4:00pm 10/26/14 4:00pm

This Is What Happens When a Bootleg Website Falls

Bootleg websites, usually tucked away in some shady digital corner filled with pornographic pop up ads and potentially malignant viruses, are a permanent fixture on the internet. Offering up tons of illegally free content, these sites' creators are the reason why publishing execs toss and turn in their sleep. » 9/28/14 1:00pm 9/28/14 1:00pm

When It Comes to Music Storage Formats, Japan Is Stuck in the 90s

Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo's weekend roundup of the best writing from around the web. This week, we've got smart takes from Ars Technica, Hairpin, and The New York Times. Here's some great reads from around the web. » 9/21/14 4:00pm 9/21/14 4:00pm

The NYTimes.com Is Relaunching By Putting Your Face on the Front Page

The New York Times already gave us a preview of its brighter, cleaner, and all around more beautiful website earlier this year. But starting tomorrow, the redesign will be here to stay. And to celebrate, the New York Times is showing off just how customizable (and GIF-able) it's new homepage will be. » 1/07/14 10:20am 1/07/14 10:20am

Is Fashion-Conscious Design the Future of the Stapler?

Most of the documents we send these days are digital, but when it comes to attaching the physical ones together, there's nothing quite as helpful—and satisfyingly clicky—as a good old-fashioned stapler. The New York Times has whipped up a little ode to the device, in appreciation. And the key to staplers' survival… » 3/23/13 7:00pm 3/23/13 7:00pm

The NY Times Doesn't Mind You Tweeting Their Stories—Just Don't Use…

Turns out that it wasn't the tweeting (and thus offering easy access to free reading) the NY Times disapproved of with the @freeNYTimes feed, it was that they dared use the "T" logo the paper uses. The feed is back up, for easy paywall-dodging reading. [@freeNYTimes via Forbes] » 3/25/11 12:34pm 3/25/11 12:34pm

A Chart: The New York Times Paywall Is Screwed

This chart by Michael DeGusta says nearly everything that needs to be said about the Times' new plan to make you pay for it online. (Well aside from the fact that the NYT paywall is needlessly complicated, to boot.) » 3/23/11 11:20am 3/23/11 11:20am

It's Not Just Google That Will Enforce the NY Times Paywall

Sure, there'll be various ways to jump over the NY Times paywall, but technically you'll only be allowed five articles a day going through Google—and all other major search engines, confirms their Communications Manager. [TechCrunch] » 3/22/11 12:50pm 3/22/11 12:50pm

The New York Times Will Charge $15+ for Its Website Paywall

A bizarrely-staggered paywall will come into effect from March 28th, with readers getting 20 free articles a month. After that, it'll be $15 for a month's subscription to the website and phone app; $20 for the month's website use and iPad app use, and a steep $35 for using the website, phone app and iPad app.… » 3/17/11 10:55am 3/17/11 10:55am

Unconfirmed: New York Times' Website Paywall Will Cost Up To $20 a Month

The New York Times announced on Wednesday that they were putting in place a paywall from this month—meaning "a visitor to NYTimes.com will be allowed to view a certain number of articles free each month; to read more, the reader must pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers to the print newspaper, even those… » 1/21/11 7:54am 1/21/11 7:54am

NYT Strays Into Sony Style, Runs Back to Apple Store's Loving Arms

We already knew that The New York Times is warm and fuzzy on the Apple Store. But the lovin' gets hot and sloppy in yesterday's article "Apple's Lesson for Sony's Stores: Just Connect." How unconditionally does the Times' Randall Stross love the Apple Store? » 5/28/07 4:35pm 5/28/07 4:35pm