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If you’ve written in one notebook, you’ve written in them all, right? Only if you’re grabbing a basic spiral bound from the student union. But why would you settle for wafer thin pages and weak spines when there’s a world of top notch notebooks to scribble in? Here are nine options that will up your …

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The “smart home” has not yet distinguished itself. Sure, you might dim your lights with an app; you might even talk to your large appliances. But despite years of promised ubiquity, the connected home has yet to cleave with mainstream reality. It’s too expensive, too futzy, too filled with interoperability landmines. You know who can …

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A universally acknowledged truth about living in New York City is that there’s very little space to go around. What passes for an entire apartment in Manhattan is considered a walk-in closet in Des Moines. This dearth of square footage has resulted in a couple notable phenomenons: Namely, pocket-emptying rents and some—let’s just call it—creative …

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The other weekend, I found myself at a beach on the outskirts of New York City during sunset. The sky was spectacular, filled with the neon pinks, oranges, and purples that come after a day of rain. As if on cue, the two friends I was with fished their smartphones from their pockets and snapped …

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You’re running late for work, so you dash out of the house in a desperate attempt to make it on time. Ten minutes later, inevitably, you realize you left something important at home and you can’t go back. Aer understands those inconveniences, which is why its backpacks are designed to keep everything you need tucked …

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Disney says it’s going to pull most of its properties out of Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming platform. What that means for consumers (and their kids) is currently an unknown, but we have some guesses about what it means for Disney. WIRED’s news editor Brian Barrett joins the podcast this week to …

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Every time I get in my car and plug in my iPhone, the same exact song plays: “All of Me,” by John Legend. But not the John Legend version, which would be much less embarrassing. No, the very first alphabetically sorted song in my Apple Music library is a cover of “All of Me” by …

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College isn’t cheap. And we’re not just talking tuition. Between the cost of books, living expenses, food, and going out, your budget’s probably pretty tight. Good news, though: All you need is your school-provided .edu email address to take advantage of plenty of sweet student discounts. We hunted down the best deals for you to …

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Before it was the world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp wasn’t even a messaging app. Founder Jan Koum simply thought it would be neat to open his address book and see a status message—at the gym, in a meeting—next to everyone’s names. He also knew no one wants to endure the rigamarole of creating a …

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A large monitor on a wall at Foursquare’s headquarters in New York displays graphs representing foot traffic to nearby bars, restaurants, and offices. The info, which rises in colorful hills like a topographic map, comes from check-ins and radio signals gathered from the company’s two apps, Swarm and Foursquare City Guide. Cofounder and executive chairman …

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