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Has life become a little meh lately? Are you looking for something to make waking up a little more zesty? Does it take way too long to open apps these days? This week, we have a modest proposition: Maybe it’s time to buy a new phone. Senior writer Lauren Goode muses that all of our …

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Kids are particularly terrible for robots. At least, that’s what researchers in Japan discovered when they let a robot roam around a shopping center in Osaka in 2015. A group of kids antagonized the robot, forcing the researchers to program an algorithm that would give the bot the agency to evade abuse. That’s just one …

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If you’re a new parent, you’ve probably spent an inordinate amount of time Googling baby monitors. It’s tempting to invest in a high-tech smart monitor that will track each breath and heartbeat and teach them to sleep through the night. But I must warn you, new parents: You’ll need a monitor for much longer than …

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No matter who you ask, the near-future of delivery seems to involve fleets of robots shuffling packages from stores, down sidewalks, and onto doorsteps. Robots will lug grocery bags from market to kitchen; they’ll begin to replace humans delivering take-out and dropping off parcels. And soon, your Amazon Prime packages may show up courtesy of …

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You’ve KonMaried your closet. You’ve made strides toward Inbox Zero. You’ve unburdened yourself of your old tweets, and now you feel free as a bird. The one thing left to do: find harmony in your digital work-life by tidying up your Slack. If you’re one of the 8 million people who uses Slack as an …

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Few guitars carry more historical weight than the Fender Telecaster. With its compact body and brash, incisive twang, the Telecaster—first introduced by Fender in the 1950s—played a pivotal role in the evolution of country music, electric blues, and, most of all, rock and roll. Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, and Joe Strummer are all Tele guys. …

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The temperature in the room is not personal. It’s a compromise. Air conditioners blow the same on everybody, though not everybody is comfortable at the same temperature. Soon enough you’ve waged a thermostat war against your coworkers, sobbing and shivering into your sweater as you wonder how humanity sunk so low. What if you had …

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The big buzz in “baby tech”—the cottage industry of gadgets to aid fertility, pregnancy, and the first six months of infancy—looks like a simple black bra. At CES, the annual tech trade show, people swarmed the Nurture, a pumping bra made by the medical tech company Imalac, which announced the launch of its Kickstarter earlier …

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and that means it’s a long weekend for many of you. Be sure to take some time to celebrate, reflect, and learn from the life of one of our nation’s heroes. Whether you’re choosing to spend the rest of your weekend KonMari-ing your kitchen closets or zipping down …

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Self-lacing sneakers have been the dream since Marty McFly first rocked Nike MAGs in 1989, but most attempts at turning shoe leather into smart sneakers have been expensive, produced in small batches, and frankly, a little gimmicky. Until now: Earlier this week, Nike revealed Adapt BB, the company’s latest self-lacing basketball shoe. And these actually …

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