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Close observers of Apple’s networking products—surely they exist—know that the company hasn’t updated its Airport line of Wi-Fi routers since 2013. That’s so many iPhones ago! This week, the company made it official: It will no longer churn out Airport Express, Extreme, or Time Capsule routers. Rather than mourn the end of an era, take …

Since you’re probably reading this while waiting in line to see Avengers: Infinity War, we tried to find a few Hulk-size deals for you this weekend. With a little help from our friends at TechBargains, who spend all their waking moments scouring the ‘net for great tech sales. Be sure to check out the hot …

When Candice Morgan joined Pinterest in 2016 as the company’s first-ever head of diversity and inclusion, her goals initially centered on improving diversity within the company. The San Francisco company had set lofty goals for bringing more women and minorities into its engineering team, and Morgan had spearheaded new apprenticeship programs to bring in young …

While Google rightly gets a lot of flack for its scattered approach to messaging, its to-do list offerings have been a close second for sprawling, scrambled efforts. There’s Google Keep, a note-taking app; Google Reminders, which nag you about Calendar events, email follow-ups, or Keep notes; and Google Tasks, which originated in Gmail nearly a …

Fake news is hardly new news, but over the past couple years it’s found a new home across social media and other news aggregators. And, perhaps, not surprisingly, people’s trust of the news isn’t at an all-time high. But people have also started paying more attention to the news, at least in the US. The …

Lauren’s new around here, and she wants to get to know Mike and Arielle a little better. So she came up with the prompt for this episode: What’s the stuff you can’t live without? In this hour, we go deep into our personal relationships with inanimate objects. Which, as you surely know, isn’t weird at …

When Amazon first introduced developer tools that let people build stuff for Alexa, the company made a conscious decision to call these functions “skills” rather than apps. It was a subtle way of making Alexa seem capable, and also, suggesting to developers that building these skills would be a low lift. With just a “few …

The smartphone market can be cruel to newcomers, especially in the United States. It’s a place where big names matter most, and four major wireless carriers still hold all the keys to the kingdom. Devices that should change the market often fall flat or gain only niche followings. Andy Rubin’s high-end Essential Phone still has …

Password-free logins have long been the stuff of dreams for security researchers and privacy advocates—not to mention regular people who fat-finger their account passwords into a browser every day. Industry efforts to end our reliance on the multi-character password have resulted in the proposal of numerous alternative login methods, including biometric verification and the use …

The James Beard Awards are often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world,” and while Chicago chef Erling Wu-Bower has been nominated for three of them, he’s lost all three. “I’m like Susan Lucci!” he jokes, referring to the soap opera star who didn’t pick up her first Emmy until she’d earned her …