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Ten Years of Tech

With 2020 on the horizon, the last few weeks of 2019 present us with a unique opportunity to look back and reflect on not only the past year, but also the past decade. The span of time between 2010 to 2020 brought some of the most amazing technological advances the world has ever seen, so in the spirit of reflection, we’ve compiled a series of stories that take a look back at the previous decade through a variety of different lenses. What changed? What remained the same? What comes next? You’ll find all that and more in the stories below.

In 2009, we all used smartphones and laptops. A decade later, that hasn't changed.
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Technology is always evolving and advancing, at least in theory, and that means old tech is often bumped out of the way to make room for new. Sometimes perfectly good gadgets or services that still work as intended are taken out back, unceremoniously shot, and buried in a shallow grave. Sometimes you can accept that […]
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From Boaty McBoatface to Vogue-ing velociraptor, relive some of this decade's funniest internet mishaps.
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We take our smartphone for granted nowadays but these miraculous devices have evolved over the last decade. Here are ten of the best capabilities they've developed in the last ten years.
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As the 2010s draw to a close, it’s hard to remember that the decade began with a utopian view of tech, a world of connectivity and convenience. Instead, tech has produced a nightmarish world of surveillance and insecurity.
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Big Tech made a lot of promises and commitments in 2019 regarding sustainability, data privacy, and other fundamental concerns plaguing the industry. But did they fullfill any of them?
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This year has seen the comeback of the flip phone with the new Motorola Razr and apps that make your iPhone look like an old iPod. We are even watching classic Disney movies thanks to Disney+. So, what’s with all the nostalgia in 2019?
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The 2010s have a good claim for being the greatest 10 years in the history of artificial intelligence. What were the biggest advances in A.I. over the past decade? Join us on a trip down memory lane.
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Here's why no gadget has had more impact on my life than the one I acquired a couple of months ago -- Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM3 headphones.
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Some of the people and companies responsible for the best products of the last ten years, are also responsible for some of the biggest and worst scandals in the tech industry. Here's the 10 biggest of the decade.
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Technology sure has come a long way in the past decade. But what would you expect from the 10-year stretch that included the years Blade Runner and Back to the Future Part II were set during?
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A decade of decline for camera sales was met by a cascade of creativity resulting from the rise of the smartphone and social media. It hasn't all been good, but photography remains a core component of human expression.
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Here are ten of the finest achievements in space of the last 10 years, from the landing of rovers on Mars to collecting samples from distant asteroids.
Fully wireless earbuds have evolved from novelty wearables to must-have devices in record time. But 2019 is when it all came together. Here's why it's time to buy.
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The 2000s were the wild west. A new digital world was being built alongside the old one. In the 2010s, we found out what it was like to live in that new world.
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