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Every gadget has a story. A new publication from Medium about consumer technology.

Social media apps are changing quickly in China. A Chinese government push to limit app addiction — especially among kids — has sparked some major modifications from the country’s leading players. Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, has been particularly aggressive. …

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GIF created by author, featuring author’s cat Astrid

If you know me, you know I veer hard away from saying anything is easy money because it almost never, ever is.

But Instagram’s Reel monetization scheme might have to be my first contender. All I did was post cat videos to my followers. …

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I have some good news for you. This story, which I’ve been writing for more than a decade, is getting harder to compile every year.

Leaving aside the supply chain and chip-shortage anomaly, component and innovation prices have dropped every year, making it harder for retailers to substitute under-performing, last…

The new DJI Mavic 3 Cine (left) and standard (right) (Credit: DJI)

I’ve been flying DJI drones for years and readily put them at the top of the prosumer drone hill. The Chinese manufacturer has almost consistently (I never liked the rinky-dink Spark) built smaller, lighter, faster, and better-flying robots (which is basically what drones are) than anyone else.

Its line of…

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