Eating-disorder group’s AI chatbot gave weight loss tips, activist says

The National Eating Disorders Association suspended use of its Tessa chatbot after a complaint that it suggested taking body measurements and regular weigh-ins.

By Frances VinallJune 1, 2023

On TikTok, women get real about the pitfalls of motherhood

On TikTok, users are discussing the mental health risks of motherhood more candidly than ever, as the specter of loneliness hangs over parents and child-free people alike.

By Tatum HunterMay 31, 2023

Amazon workers walk out amid layoffs, citing concerns for climate

Frustrated over return to office mandates and worried about climate change amid economic anxiety and widespread layoffs, Amazon workers staged a walkout.

By Caroline O'DonovanMay 31, 2023

Federal regulators fine Amazon $25 million over child privacy issues

The FTC says Amazon's voice assistant Alexa violated child privacy rules

By Caroline O'Donovan and Cat ZakrzewskiMay 31, 2023

Meta threatens to block news in California over journalism bill

Meta is threatening to block users from sharing news articles on its social media networks in protest of a bill that aims to force tech companies to pay publishers for content.

By Naomi Nix and Cristiano LimaMay 31, 2023

Where are all those food delivery fees going? We tested three apps to find out.

DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats may be convenient, but whether they’re a winning proposition for anybody can swing on a few dollars.

By Hamza Shaban, Faiz Siddiqui, Alexis Arnold and Joe FoxMay 31, 2023

Elizabeth Holmes, disgraced Theranos founder, reports to prison

The onetime tech superstar began serving an 11-year sentence for carrying out a massive blood-testing fraud.

By Julian MarkMay 30, 2023

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is reporting to prison. Here’s what to know.

A judge ordered Holmes, founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos, to begin serving her 11-year sentence for fraud and conspiracy on May 30.

By Rachel Lerman, Jacob Bogage and Annabelle TimsitMay 30, 2023

Why Nvidia is suddenly one of the most valuable companies in the world

The company is now the world's sixth-most valuable firm.

By Gerrit De VynckMay 30, 2023

ChatGPT ‘hallucinates.’ Some researchers worry it isn’t fixable.

AI chatbots are everywhere, but they still routinely make up false information and pass it off as real.

By Gerrit De VynckMay 30, 2023

These great apps don’t spy or clog your phone. Also they’re not apps.

Meet the web app, a hybrid of an app and a website. Here’s why you should root for this underdog technology and how to try it.

By Shira OvideMay 30, 2023

State Department seeks to expand its space diplomacy efforts

The new agency document details a “strategic framework for space diplomacy.”

By Christian DavenportMay 30, 2023

The cheapskate’s guide to digital entertainment

Subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and probably Spotify are getting more expensive. Here's where to find amazing free or cheap-(ish) alternatives.

By Shira OvideMay 30, 2023

China sends three into space, says it wants astronauts on moon by 2030

Beijing also plans to expand its space station, part of an ambitious effort to boost its presence in space - and opening up a new sphere of rivalry with the U.S.

By Christian ShepherdMay 29, 2023

Texas welcomed Elon Musk. Now his rural neighbors aren’t so sure.

While happy for the investment, local residents don’t trust Musk to properly handle wastewater, erosion and other issues.

By Jeanne WhalenMay 28, 2023

Netflix restricts password sharing, leaving some angry and confused

The streaming company wants to charge $7.99 a month for extra users, but many are upset about another monthly charge.

By Heather KellyMay 27, 2023

They built the digital world. Now they just want to sew and make chairs.

Those who came up in the era of ‘move fast and break things’ are learning to slow down and make things.

By Lisa BonosMay 27, 2023

At Cannes Film Festival, TikTok is inescapable

TikTok's Chinese ownership may dominate conversation in Washington. At Cannes, its influence is undeniable.

By Taylor LorenzMay 26, 2023

Elon Musk’s Neuralink says it has FDA approval for human trials: What to know

Neuralink said it has regulatory approval to conduct a clinical trial of its brain implants in people, a milestone for the company as it seeks to commercialize a device that will link human brains to computers.

By Daniel Gilbert and Faiz SiddiquiMay 26, 2023

Brazilian lawmakers file complaint against Google for ‘Slavery Simulator’ game

A game available on Google Play had users sell, buy and punish enslaved people. Now, it's at the center of a federal probe in Brazil.

By María Luisa PaúlMay 26, 2023