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  1. life in pixels
    Who Is Still Inside the Metaverse?Searching for friends in Mark Zuckerberg’s deserted fantasyland.
  2. beep boop
    Your Move, M3ganDisney wants you to meet a roller-skating bunny robot that is designed to “have an emotional connection” with you.
  3. love and war
    Ghosted by an AppDating apps gave us new paths toward love, but more and more banned users think they’ve also given us new channels for revenge.
  4. best in class
    The 4 Very Best Mini-ProjectorsPortable projectors are perfect for impromptu movie nights indoors or out. These are the ones experts recommend.
  5. testing testing
    The 10 Very Best Wireless EarbudsWe tested more than a dozen pairs, and these are our eight favorites.
  6. deal of the day
    The Latest GoPro Is $100 Off TodayA great deal on a camera that will record all your adventures in super-high-resolution video or stills.
  7. artificial intelligence
    You Are Not a ParrotAnd a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this.
  8. trust me i should know
    My 4 Favorite Portable Consoles (Since the Original Game Boy)The latest devices let you play thousands of titles just about anywhere.
  9. spoilers
    Red Rose’s Ending Is Invasively ThornyDespite a few supernatural feints, the British thriller is ultimately more concerned with the dangers of casually ubiquitous surveillance.
  10. best in class
    The Very Best Bluetooth SpeakersFor listening to music just about anywhere.
  11. love and war
    Your Next Swipe Might Be on an AI ChatbotThe future of dating has virtual reality, AI, and the metaverse.
  12. pivot
    The Upside of Venture Capital’s SlowdownFewer insta-billionaires might make for healthier companies.
  13. love and war
    Can “Niche” Dating Apps Save Us?Services like Grindr, Feeld, and Muzz offer frustrated daters an alternative to Tinder and Bumble. But are they any better?
  14. love and war
    What ‘Feminist Tinder’ PromisedBumble set out to make dating better for women. Did it deliver?
  15. best in class
    The 4 Very Best Photo ScannersFor film enthusiasts and families with stacks of old photos, we’ve found the photo scanners to suit your needs.
  16. best in class
    The 6 Very Best SmartwatchesFor fitness enthusiasts and those just looking to use their phone less without missing a ping, we’ve found the best smartwatches to suit your needs.
  17. love and war
    Can You ‘Hack’ Your Dating App to Get Better Matches?In this episode of Land of the Giants: Dating Games, we’re looking at the algorithms that run your love life.
  18. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Wireless MousesUpgrade your scrolling game with a wireless mouse that maximizes comfort and convenience and saves your wrists from strain.
  19. love and war
    The Company That Controls DatingEpisode two of Land of the Giants: Dating Games looks at how Match Group made dating apps into a multibillion-dollar industry.
  20. twitter
    Inside Elon’s ‘Extremely Hardcore’ TwitterTwitter’s staff spent years trying to protect the platform against impulsive, ranting billionaires — then one made himself the CEO.
  21. best in class
    The Very Best iPad CasesIncluding lightweight, extra-durable, and sleek leather options.
  22. love and war
    How Tinder Changed EverythingIn this episode of Land of the Giants: Dating Games, we’re looking at how an app built by a bunch of 20-somethings blew up our love lives.
  23. Segment to Be is the Love Story We’ve Been Waiting ForFinding the right audience right for your business is the ultimate love story.
  24. Uncovering secrets (and customers) in Cold PressFind out what happens when these business owners decide to figure who’s been haunting them.
  25. Action Movies Just Got More Creative with License to KilnWhat happens when a spy-turned-potter needs to save a loved one and their business?
  26. announcements
    How Our Love Lives Became Big BusinessThe new season of Vox Media Podcast Network’s tech podcast, Land of the Giants, documents the rise of the multibillion-dollar dating-app industry.
  27. gifts they might actually want
    32 Tech (and Techish) Gifts Under $50Stuff almost anyone will be delighted to unwrap — and use, because the worst thing about a tech gift is when it sits in a corner collecting dust.
  28. holiday gifts 2022
    The 57 Best Tech Gifts to Buy This YearIncluding smartphones, laptops, smart-home speakers, and video-game consoles.
  29. bye twitter
    Every Celebrity Who Has Left the Bird App“This place is a mess.”
  30. the future is now
    That AI Chatbot Wrote a Pretty Decent New York ArticleIs this the end of journalism as we know it?
  31. screen time
    The Machine Will Speak With You NowDALL-E’s fun, impressive, and somewhat unsettling chatbot sibling is open to the public.
  32. foreign interests
    Biden’s New Cold War Against China Could BackfireThe U.S. is now officially committed to thwarting China’s development goals. That comes with big risks.
  33. best in class
    The Very Best Portable Computer MonitorsUnlike standard monitors, these portable options are easy to tote around and add a bigger screen to just about any device.
  34. what is elon musk?
    What Is Elon Musk?And how is it possible that he could emerge from his Twitter debacle more culturally dominant than ever?
  35. best in class
    The Very Best MicroSD CardsIf you want to expand the storage of your devices, you’re going to want one of these.
  36. culture
    Are You Obligated to Delete an Ex’s Nudes?As of yet, there’s no widely agreed-upon social contract when it comes to post-breakup nude ownership.
  37. this thing’s incredible
    This Mobile Controller Made My Phone My Favorite Portable ConsoleIt’s the best way to play games on the go without weighing down your bag.
  38. the internet
    Kanye to Buy Parler, Keep Posting Dark Twisted Social-Media RantsAfter his suspension from other sites for antisemitism, Ye said he’s buying Parler to ensure conservatives can “freely express ourselves.”
  39. screen time
    We’ve Been Thinking About Holograms All WrongForget reanimating dead musicians. This technology is for living performers who can’t stand their bandmates.
  40. crime
    Inside the Ransomware Gangs That Extort HospitalsThey shut down patient care and put lives at risk. Would the pandemic finally slow them down?
  41. romance
    30 Adorable ‘Good Morning’ Texts for HerStumped on a sweet text to send to your lady? We have you covered.
  42. screen time
    AI Art Is Here and the World Is Already DifferentWork, communication, and even thought change when we can instantly command convincing images into existence.
  43. ask a cool person
    The Best 40th-Birthday Gifts, According to People Who’ve Reached 40We asked cool people who’ve turned 40 to share their recommendations.
  44. the future
    Will DALL-E the AI Artist Take My Job?I was unnerved by how well DALL-E 2 mimics a human photo editor, turning text into original artwork. So I put my AI competition to the test.
  45. what is elon musk?
    SpaceXCadetsIf you want your child to become the next billionaire industrialist, Astra Nova might be a good place to start.
  46. crash and learn
    HBO Max’s Latest Change Is One Most Users Might Not NoticeFinally, some much-needed maintenance.
  47. rage against the machines
    Who Will Save Us From the Russian Chess Robots?A robot grabbed and broke a kid’s finger during their chess match at a tournament in Moscow last week.
  48. screen time
    TVs Are Too Good NowWhy does Home Alone look better than the latest Marvel fare on the most advanced displays?
  49. the streaming wars
    Netflix to Its Techies: Shut UpTech workers at Netflix thought the company would always value their feedback. How naïve.
  50. gifts they might actually want
    The 47 Best 30th-Birthday GiftsIncluding what to get your friends who love composting, minimalism, and vinyl.
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