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Archive: January 2019

January 18 2019

Earlier this month, I spent my last days of notification-free vacation by KonMari-ing my closets. The sun was hiding, burnout was in the air, and the winds of change shoved me toward self-optimization—pack light for the apocalypse, purge my way[…]

January 18 2019

Here comes a Pixel … sport watch? Google and the Fossil Group announced earlier today that the tech giant is acquiring some of Fossil’s smartwatch intellectual property, suggesting Google may be making its own competitor to the Apple Watch, or[…]

January 17 2019

Bad news keeps piling up for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Last week an employee was arrested in Poland on espionage charges. This week, the company’s products, which include both phones and network gear, were banned from Taiwanese government systems, the[…]

January 17 2019

When I was a kid, my mother owned a Farberware food processor that must’ve cost a pretty penny. The powerful motor made a soothing whirr, and it was so well-built that it’s still chopping away, still making that lovely sound[…]

January 17 2019

Facebook became an incredibly successful advertising platform in part because it allows marketers to show people ads using fine-grained categories, which are generated based on an individual’s behavior. The company says this allows it to show users ads that are[…]

January 17 2019

That fluffy white stuff is falling from the sky again, but you can’t go out in there all naked and expect not to die. Here’s some of our favorite new gear to maximize your fun in the snow. Franco Snowshapes[…]

January 16 2019

On Wednesday, a group of hoaxsters affiliated with the progressive nonprofit group the Yes Men circulated fake versions of The Washington Post, dated May 1, 2019, imagining a world in which President Trump has suddenly left office. Throughout the morning[…]

January 16 2019

Jos Jansen’s Universe: Facts in the Post-Truth Era visualizes scientific research in the era of fake news. This image depicts a digital optical module, developed by Nikhef (the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) to detect neutrinos. It’s among more[…]

January 16 2019

03 Dogness JS04 Smart Retractable Leash What do you look for in a gadget at CES? Utility, sure, but creativity as well. It should be accessible but also indicative of broader trends. Ideally, it should also be brand new, not[…]

January 16 2019

The renowned film photographer Ralph Gibson was lying in his shrink’s office in lower Manhattan a few years back, brooding. FedEx had knocked on his door that morning, delivering a digital camera the company Leica asked him to try out[…]

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