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I love watching instructional videos on YouTube. Last weekend, I used one to figure out how to replace the back tire on my bike. YouTube is fantastic for explainers where you really need to see something, and where a textual explanation isn’t as useful.

Indeed, the ease of shooting video…


Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (Credit: Google)

With few exceptions, Google’s previous Pixel smartphone entries have been underwhelming compared to the leaps made by Apple and, especially, other Android competitors. I think it’s fair to say that changes today with the 6.2-inch Google Pixel 6 and the 6.7-inch flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Aside from the bold…


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For years, it felt like Apple was ignoring pro users with its laptops. After the company’s ‘Unleashed’ event today, where the company unveiled the next-generation MacBook Pro, however, it’s clear that Apple is back on form — and cares about pro users more than ever.

When Apple last did a…


Apple’s new MacBook Pro featuring the new M1 Pro or M1 Max (Credit: Apple)

There should be a word for finding the unexpected in unsurprising things. That would help me describe the feeling I had today when Apple revealed its next-generation Apple Silicon processor that almost everyone knew was coming.

The surprises were threefold. Let’s start with the minor one: Apple did not introduce…


White-eyed vireo singing. Photo by: Annalise Kaylor

I’ll never forget the first time I heard it raining outside of my house. I was eighteen years old and had just received my first pair of hearing aids. Tears ran down my face in coordination with the raindrops cascading down my windows. …


A reflection on the company’s last modest release before it starts shooting for the stars

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s the end of an era” to describe a departed co-worker or when moving out of an apartment. In tech, an era ending is very seldom lukewarm and rather bitter…


Apple Watch Series 7 (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

I’ve considered making this a one sentence review: Apple Watch Series 7 has a new, larger display and it’s exquisite. …


The iPhone 13 Pro. Courtesy Apple.

For years, I’ve been a loyal buyer of Google’s Pixel smartphones; I switched from an iPhone 8 when the Pixel 2 debuted with its fun colors and impressive camera, and owned the Pixel 3, 4, and 5–all of which were awesome, boundary-pushing phones.

But, when Apple unveiled the iPhone 13…


Let’s take a challenge and imagine that you have this machine from 1988.

Which by the way, had a $1,999 price — the value equivalent to $4,989 today. Can we do something useful on this laptop nowadays? Let’s figure it out.

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At the end of the 80s the typical personal computer was looking like this:


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As Covid-19 struck last year, many workers found themselves rapidly transitioning to remote work. A large number also found themselves fleeing crowded urban centers for more remote, less populated places where they could ride out lockdowns and socially distance while still Zooming into the office for meetings or calls. …

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