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Google and Saint Laurent are making a gesture-enabled smart backpack

Google's Project Jacquard is back with its second smart wearable: a gesture-enabled backpack, in collaboration with Saint Laurent.

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Lenovo X1 carbon review: the best light, portable laptop

It's fast, quiet, and ultra-light. Lenovo's X1 Carbon is one of the best MacBook alternatives available today, and it'll last you forever.

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Owen Williams

Making web dev on Windows great with WSL2

Linux on Windows sounded absurd a few years ago, but now, the next-generation version is on the way. WSL2 is a peek at the future of web development—done right.

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OnePlus 7 Pro review: an enormous phone from the future

A beautiful phone that looks like it's from a science fiction movie, for a fraction of the price of an iPhone—the OnePlus 7 Pro is a great Pixel alternative.

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How I use Slack—alone—to get more done

How integrations and an empty Slack team help me get more done.

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Apple wants to kill the ad industry. It's forcing developers to help.

Apple is strong-arming developers into squashing an industry under the guise of privacy, and it's going to hurt us all.

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Dating apps have a responsibility to better protect our emotions

Dating has always been stressful—but tech companies have turned it into an elaborate trap, designed to suck you in. Who's responsible for fixing it?

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GitHub's new features show it's finally listening to developers

Microsoft rescued GitHub—and it's back the tools developers always wanted, along with a healthier open source community.

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I was wrong about the iPad Pro

I already tried the iPad Pro and hated it—but I have a confession: I got another one, and it made my workflow better.

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Sore wrists? Logi's MX Vertical mouse can help

If you're thinking about getting an ergonomic mouse, don't put it off. The Logi MX Vertical is a great mouse, which might help save your wrists too.

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