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Over the last year, we’ve all become Zoom experts. My four-year-old knows to shout “Unmute yourself!” at people he can’t hear on video calls. Much of daily life has gone virtual, from meetings and conferences to weddings, happy hours — even, for better or worse, court appearances.

Now that more…

Tech Shortcuts for Life

And you can shop there too

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automation, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

Amazon sells basically everything. A quick look through my recent order history reveals a bizarre tapestry of seemingly unrelated purchases: lightbulbs…

TECH SHORTCUTS FOR LIFE

Choose the right agency, upload your work, and master your metadata

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automations, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

After more than a decade spent in the field, I can tell you that breaking into photography isn’t easy. I’m a…

TECH SHORTCUTS FOR LIFE

And your car might be able to, as well. Here’s how to check.

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Tesla gets a lot of attention for its Autopilot feature, which the company touts as offering “full self-driving” capabilities, suggesting that a new Model S or Model Y is essentially an autonomous car. Earlier this month, though, Tesla admitted to California regulators that their cars are anything but. “The currently…

Tech Shortcuts for Life

How to start simple in your smart home

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automations, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

Late last year, I bought a house that was built in the 1980s. This was apparently a time when people enjoyed…

Tech Shortcuts for Life

Hack your brain for more energy and better sleep

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automations, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

While driving through San Francisco in late 2020, I saw a billboard for a curious product: Blokz glasses from tech-centric eyewear…

Tech Shortcuts For Life

Are you expecting a new baby (or a grandkid)? Mazel tov! Now, start buying stuff.

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automations, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

According to Insurance Company New York Life, the average middle-income American couple with a new baby will spend between $20,000 and…

TECH SHORTCUTS FOR LIFE

And other things you can learn about yourself from the copious amount of data companies collect about you

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Tech Shortcuts for Life is a weekly column from Thomas Smith on Debugger exploring the apps, automations, gadgets, and other tech tricks that can make your life more efficient.

“Know thyself.”

Ever since those words were chiseled into the forecourt of the ancient Greek Temple of Apollo, people have been…

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