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I can’t take my eyes off my email inbox. So I turned it into a to-do app

My task manager was always overflowing, but my email inbox was clean and organized, so I decided to start using my inbox as a task manager. Here's how.
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2020 forced Big Social to address its flaws, but it’s too late for an easy fix

Between a global pandemic, social/cultural upheaval, and mounting political problems, 2020 put plenty of pressure on social media giants to face their flaws
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Why do you see ads for stuff you’ve already bought?

Right now, you're probably seeing ads for all the stuff you already bought for Christmas. Curious why that happens? We did some digging to find out.
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Practically every major social app has a Stories function now. This is why

Snapchat popularized the idea of ephemeral social media years ago, but now the feature is is popping up in dozens of other platforms. Here's why.
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Latest iPad Air at cheapest-ever price for Cyber Monday

Apple's latest mid-range tablet is available for $40 less in this year's iPad Air Cyber Monday deals.

You can buy a MacBook Air for just $530 at Amazon for Black Friday

Apple's MacBook Air is available at $529, one of its lowest prices ever in Amazon's Black Friday sale.
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The digital switch that blocks all websites from selling your personal data

Some of the internet's most influential organizations are joining forces to formalize a new privacy tool that'll protect your data with a single click.
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How artists and activists are using deepfakes as a force for good

Deepfakes aren't just being used to create porn and misinformation. Nowadays, creators all over the globe are using the tech for prosocial endeavors
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Technology is easier than ever to use — and it’s making us miserable

Frictionless experiences have long been a top priority for interface designers, but the war on friction has led to some unintended consequences
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The Macbook Air is so cheap right now it has to be a mistake

Amazon's Prime Day 2020 sale is over but if you act fast, you can still grab the MacBook Air at its lowest price ever.
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Need a cheap tablet? This Samsung is the one to buy today

If you're looking for an affordable tablet, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (with a free stylus) is still available at a 20% discount.
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11 last minute Apple deals to shop before Prime Day ends

Apple has discounted a host of its products for Prime Day 2020 on Amazon including the AirPods Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
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Dell wins Prime Day with a $680 discount on Alienware m17 R2

Dell has discounted one of its most capable and high-end gaming laptops, the Alienware M17 R2 by over 30% for Prime Day 2020.
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Why you should buy the Dell XPS 13 over any other laptop right now

The Dell XPS 13 Touch is one of the best all-around laptops on the market and it's available at a bargain during Prime Day 2020 sale.
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Dell Prime Day Sale 2020: 7 deals you can’t afford to miss

Dell has discounted its whole range of laptops for Prime Day 2020. Here are the best offers you should look into.
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Are deepfakes a dangerous technology? Creators and regulators disagree

Deepfake technology has great potential for both good and bad, but creators say the negatives are being overblown while the positives are being overlooked.
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Amazon drops early Prime Day deal on HP Chromebook — now under $300

In an early Prime Day 2020 deal, Amazon has discounted one of the cheapest Chromebooks, the HP Chromebook 11, by 11% to $261
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Will Apple’s ‘eco-friendly’ plan to nix chargers actually help the environment?

Apple claims its decision to discontinue shipping charger bricks with new iPhones was ecologically motivated. But how much of an impact will it really have?
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Amazon One turns your palm into a contactless credit card

Amazon has introduced a new biometric technology for offline stores that lets you verify credit card purchases by scanning your palm.
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Google enforces its 30% tax for app makers who want to sell on the Play Store

Google is updating its policy to enforce the 30% tax it requires app developers to pay if they want to sell on the Play Store.
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Among Us 2 canceled, planned features will be added to the original

InnerSloth, the studio behind the hit online multiplayer game Among Us, is canceling the recently announced sequel to focus more on the original.
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Mobile World Congress 2021 postponed to late June due to COVID-19

GSMA has announced it's postponing the Mobile World Congress 2021, which was originally set to take place in March, to late June.
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TikTok took down over 104 million videos in the first half of 2020

TikTok says it removed more than 104 million videos globally in the first half of 2020 for violating its content guidelines.
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Bytedance says it will own 80% of TikTok Global, contradicting Trump’s claims

Bytedance, the China-based startup that owns TikTok, said that it will retain 80% of TikTok Global, contradicting President Donald Trump's claims.
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Safari’s new update can tell which websites have tracked you in the past

Apple is now rolling out the latest update for its browser for Mac, Safari 14, with a range of visual refreshes and a new privacy report tool.
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Google Duo now lets you share your Android screen in video calls

Google has rolled out a new update for its internet calling app, Duo, that lets you share your Android screen during one-on-one video chats.
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Why Sony may produce fewer PS5 units than planned

Sony will reportedly manufacture fewer PlayStation 5 units than planned in the first fiscal year due to production issues with its updated processor.
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What happens if Trump bans TikTok?

Only a few days away from the selling deadline, TikTok may not get approval for a deal in time. What happens next?
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Trump says TikTok won’t get a deadline extension to sell its U.S. operations

President Donald Trump said there will be no extension for TikTok, and it will be banned if it doesn't finalize a U.S. sale before the deadline.
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Portland bans private and public use of facial recognition tech

The city of Portland, Oregon, has unanimously passed an expansive new piece of legislation that bans both private and public use of facial recognition tech.
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Microsoft reveals the $299 Xbox Series S next-gen gaming console

Microsoft has officially unveiled its next, entry-level gaming console called the Xbox Series S. It will cost $299 when it launches in November.
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China’s new data security initiative urges tech firms to not install backdoors

China has announced a new global data security initiative that urges tech companies to not install backdoors and respect other countries' privacy rules.
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Xbox Series X and Series S could launch on November 10 for $299 and $499

A new report claims Microsoft will launch its next-gen gaming consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10 for $499 and $299.
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TikTok’s new Stitch feature lets you quote other creators’ videos in your posts

TikTok is now rolling out a new editing feature called Stitch that lets you feature up to five seconds of any other existing video in your own posts.