Latest Nick Bilton Stories

Driverless Cars American Urban Future
2013-07-08 15:17:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The New York Times ran an article this weekend by Nick Bilton discussing how driverless cars will shape the future in as little as ten years. Google has been working for years to perfect the driverless car, as have other companies that actually produce and sell cars like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Toyota. And in May, there were even rumors circulating that Google and Tesla in talks to work together on such a car. While...

Rumor Mill Spinning Over Apple Smart Watch
2013-02-11 04:32:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rumors that Apple is developing a smart watch have resurfaced in the wake of reports published Sunday that the Cupertino, California-based company is currently testing a curved glass display screen. According to Nick Bilton of the New York Times, the iPad and iPhone manufacturers are “experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass.” Citing anonymous sources familiar with the project, Bilton added that...

Twitter May Add Photo Filters To Its Mobile App
2012-11-04 07:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being called a move to combat popular photo-sharing website Instagram, Twitter is reportedly planning to release a mobile app update that will allow members of the microblogging website to modify pictures using a series of filters. As Nick Bilton of the New York Times first reported on Friday, unidentified Twitter employees said the new features would allow people to tweak images and upload them directly to the...

Airline Tablet, E-Reader Bans May Be Reconsidered
2012-03-19 05:03:03

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering revamping regulations that currently ban passengers from using electronic devices such as tablet computers and e-readers in the middle of a flight, according to reports published Sunday. Nick Bilton of the New York Times broke the news, reporting that he has called officials with the agency earlier this month "to pester them about this regulation -- citing experts and research that says these devices could not harm a...

2010-09-16 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Bilton, lead reporter for the New York Times Bits Blog and reporter for the paper, will discuss the contents of his new book at a special program being hosted by the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) on Wednesday, September 22. Called, "I Live in the Future and Here's How it Works: Why Your World, Work and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted," the new book published by Crown Business went on sale this week. It...

2010-03-18 10:45:00

Google is planning to collaborate with Sony and Intel to create the next generation of Internet-enabled television sets, according to Wednesday media reports. Google TV, as it is called, is already up and running on prototype set-top boxes, but the technology could eventually be embedded directly into TVs, Blu-Ray players, or satellite television services, or similar devices, according to a March 17 article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. "The move is an effort by Google and Intel to...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'