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For years, Google has flourished in large part because of its famously open internal workings. Leadership encouraged active and vocal communication between employees who held strong opinions or dissented with the company’s decisions. But over the past three years, that free-thinking atmosphere has become the breeding ground for deep divisions among Google’s workforce. Executive secrecy …

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Thanks to a hot desert air mass stalling over San Francisco, the sky was a fogless blue, which made the words stand out even more as they floated upwards past St. Patrick Church in downtown San Francisco. White and uppercase, they rose in perfectly justified blocks, the voice of artist and poet John Giorno intoning …

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Twitter’s brass at an event this week struggled to balance the platform’s reputation for viral rage with the conversational mecca it wants to become.

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Dell’s latest XPS 13 has achieved something near nirvana. It’s not perfect, but it’s about as close as a compact laptop is probably going to get right now. Last year’s model was a portable, svelte powerhouse, but the presence of the dreaded nose cam has long kept us from really recommending it. You see, the …

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Since virtual reality re-emerged in 2012, one word has arguably been synonymous with the futuristic technology: Oculus. That was the company that surprised the gaming world by showing off a prototype headset that managed to do something people had given up on. It was the company that raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter to …

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Apple’s AirPods do some things well, but we just don’t like them all that much (Read our review). They get great battery life, come in a compact case, and work well for calls. They just don’t fit all ears very well, and since they don’t have eartips or wings, you’re out of luck if they’re …

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The relentless heat and humidity of summer continues, sending us outside in search of cold water, cool forests, and high mountain passes. If you’re also planning to escape the heat of the lowlands for the high country, but sure to take advantage of the ongoing Backcountry Outdoors sale to grab any last-minute gear you need. …

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Hard vs. Soft Coolers If you’re wondering what a premium cooler has that your affordable plastic one doesn’t, the answer is better insulation. In 2006, Yeti pioneered the process of rotational molding, or “rotomolding,” a process wherein melted plastic is molded over foam insulation in one piece. Rotomolded coolers offer seamless, uniform density in their …

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Leica cameras are the kind of ultra-high-end gear even professional photographers covet. They’re the Bugatti of the camera world, and the reputation is well-earned. Leica is synonymous with heirloom quality craftsmanship, near-peerless optics, and exorbitant prices. While these cameras and lenses cost more than an engagement ring, they’re meant to last. They are also something …

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For months, rumors have circulated that Chinese tech giant Huawei was hard at work on a homegrown operating system, an increasingly necessary step toward independence after US sanctions prompted Google to sever ties. It’s now here: HarmonyOS, or Hongmeng in China. By all appearances, it’s an interesting, innovative take on what a modern-day operating system …

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