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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?

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.

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.

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.