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- Apple AirTags hands-on: These $29 trackers are small and impressive
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- Garmin Venu 2: A flexible smartwatch for fitness fans
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- AirTags vs. Tile vs. Samsung SmartTag: Here’s how Apple compares to the competition
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- Spotify’s $80 Car Thing device for drivers is actually real and — for now — free
- New Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet adds more RAM, brighter display, ships May 26 starting at $150
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- Anker’s limited edition Star Wars R2-D2 mini projector is a canister of cuteness
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Privacy and Security
- Lawmakers urge FTC to probe Google for pushing apps that allegedly violate child privacy law
- 14 of the worst data leaks, breaches, scrapes and security snafus in the last decade
Coronavirus / COVID-19
- Critical Info: The Story Behind Building a Government COVID-19 Website
- COVID-19 took mental health to a dark place. The healing work starts now
- CDC says vaccinated Americans don’t need a mask outdoors in small groups
- Windows 10: How to customize your taskbar with weather, news and more
- iOS 15 may revamp notifications and the iPad home screen
- How to use Zoom Escaper, a sneaky tool for getting out of your video calls
- Samsung SmartThings update helps prevent unwanted tag-based tracking
- iOS 14.5 is here: How to download and install it on your iPhone and iPad right now
- Your iPhone apps are tracking you. iOS 14.5 lets you turn that off. Here’s how
- Zoom can now put you in the same virtual background as your coworkers, here’s how
- iOS 14.5: How to use your iPhone and iPad’s most useful features now
- Hey Google, find my iPhone! Google Assistant’s new trick scales the wall with Apple
- Apple is hiding an awesome surprise on your Mac – here’s how to find it
- Love, Alexa-style: How to send a virtual hug with your Amazon Echo
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- 4K vs 8K vs 1080p: TV resolutions explained
- How to tell when it’s time to upgrade your router
- This concept airline cabin looks like a flying office
- Toyota’s first electric vehicle will hit the road in 2022
- Roku and Google throw down over YouTube TV carriage negotiations
- 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT first ride review: So quick it made me sick
- Apple’s Next-Gen ‘M2’ Processor is in Production: Report
- GM’s Ultium Charge 360 project provides access to almost 60,000 EV plugs
- How to Kill a Zombie Fire
- iPhone 12 in purple hands-on: Should you buy it or wait for iPhone 13?
- 6 tricks to boost your phone’s slow data connection and poor signal strength
- iOS 14.5’s best features: 19 things to try on your iPhone ASAP
- iOS 14.5 is live with new Siri voices for your iPhone and iPad. How to make the switch
- Gran Turismo sim racing is now an Olympic sport
- Poop, Boob, and Other Terms Apple Won’t Engrave on Your New AirTags
- When Dr. Demento Ruled the Airwaves
- Got Some Old Socks? A Colorado Company Wants to Turn Them Into Cozy Dog Beds
- How 19th-Century German Farmers Turned Caves Into Homes
- How Can a Basilica Stay Dry Amid Venice’s Rising Waters?
- Apple’s hilarious AirTag design restriction revealed
- Tiberius, Imperial Detective
- Who Owns Appalachia’s Greatest Natural Light Show?
- What Would Happen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar If It Really Ate All That Stuff?
- What Can 26,000 Snakes Teach Us About Climate Change?
- Rjukan, Norway: The Town That Relies on Giant Mirrors for Winter Sunlight
- How Using Too Much Laundry Detergent Prevents Clothes From Getting Clean
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