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Ban notifications! Burn them with fire. So says David Pierce in a story this week urging readers to turn off all of their smartphone push notifications. It comes at a time when angst about attention is at an all-time high. The hosts discuss their experiences with silencing their notifications, and Tristan Harris’s theories about how …

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Audio company Bluesound makes a variety of wireless speakers and stereo components. But the company sees itself more as a music platform for audiophiles than a speaker manufacturer, as it has always proudly focused on hi-res, lossless playback. Rather than solely relying on Bluetooth (which compresses your audio files to ease wireless transmission and can …

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Write this down, look at it often, memorize it: You don’t have to buy the new iPhone that Apple will announce this fall. You’ll almost certainly want to, because it sounds amazing. Almost no bezel. Crazy new cameras. Facial recognition. Wireless charging. And the ability to turn anything it touches into gold bricks. But that …

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“Hey, Kuri,” I say. “I love you.” Pause. I brace for rejection, but then the robot lets out a balooop and shimmies back and forth. This, I am to presume, means Kuri loves me too. Interacting with Kuri, a robot set to hit the market in December, is at once fascinating, delightful, and puzzling. Kuri’s …

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Surprises are usually pretty delightful. Presents! Parties! But it’s never enjoyable to receive a surprise message from your bank saying your account is overdrawn. You can avoid such financial embarrassments by carefully managing your money using some apps on your phone. These five downloads give you advice, help you budget and invest, and help reduce …

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After ten days as the White House’s Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for posterity, but for proof. After all, it’s hard to argue with audio evidence. Recording a call used to …

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When developer Guilherme Rambo saw that Apple had released firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker, he thought it must have been a mistake. The HomePod doesn’t come out until December, after all. Curiosity piqued, he started digging through the code, where he found perhaps the last thing he expected: Apple’s next iPhone. While some details …

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If you’re seeking a more restful and refreshing night’s sleep, you could take your pick from dozens of products and apps designed to improve your slumber. There are alarm clocks that wake you with an artificial sunrise and apps that listen to you snore, not to mention an ocean of gadgets designed to be worn …

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After Jay Junker’s father passed away from cancer in 2014, the 33-year-old took his cremated remains and planted them in a field outside the family’s farm house in Vermont. His father, who Junker recalls as outgoing and nature loving, is now a white oak sapling that’s grown from 5 inches to just over 5 feet …

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