Why Charlotte Ranks Among America’s Top Cities for Trail Running
It’s no secret to Charlotteans that their city is an amazing trail running town. It looks like the word is out. The December issue of Trail Runner magazine gave Charlotte props as one of their “8 Best Trail Cities.” We appreciate the nod—and couldn’t agree more. via Pocket
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7 hours ago
Avicii and EDM’s Promise of Post-Recessional Excess
In late 2011, I moved back to Los Angeles after a yearlong exile in Seattle. I had lived in L.A. via Pocket
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4 days ago
What smartphone photography is doing to our memories - Vox
Though they may appear crystal clear in our minds, our memories are not a carbon copy of the events we witnessed. Every time we recall a memory, we may accidentally alter it or diminish its accuracy. Even trivial memories are easily corrupted with mere suggestions. via Pocket
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6 days ago
How an overweight 40-year-old became a top ultra-athlete - Business Insider
After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, the author of "Finding Ultra," decided to change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 pounds in six months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39. Following is a transcript of the video. via Pocket
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9 days ago
You’ve Reached the Winter of Our Discontent
The ’90s Are Old is a Longreads series by Rebecca Schuman, wherein she unpacks the cultural legacy of a decade that refuses to age gracefully. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Five Minutes With: Brian Grow, President, Morningstar Credit Ratings - DSNews
Editor’s note: this feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News, out now. In his new role, Grow oversees the day-to-day operations of Morningstar’s structured finance, corporate credit, and financial institutions ratings business. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Android’s trust problem isn’t getting better - The Verge
Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices and the ones they actually have. Your phone’s manufacturer may be lying to you about the security of your Android device. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Authenticity in the Age of Clickbait
“The ability to go more in depth, and get a little more like real about stuff was the third ingredient that I think like made these posts what they are. That’s when I felt I found a unique art form, a unique medium that I really love. via Pocket
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12 days ago
From the Ring to OBEY: The Outsized Life of Andre the Giant | Bleacher Report
When Andre the Giant fought Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III in the Pontiac Silverdome just outside Detroit in 1987, the 7-foot, 400-pound man had to be carried to and from the ring on a cart. via Pocket
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12 days ago
Mark Zuckerberg goes to Washington. He can handle it. - Recode
Tomorrow, Mark Zuckerberg will put on his man pants — in this case, trading his typical comfier jeans and a hoodie for a decidedly stricter dark suit — and face a pair of Senate hearings about the misbehavior of the company he founded. via Pocket
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12 days ago
The Last Conversation You’ll Need to Have About Eating Right
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours did, too, before our oversized brains found new ways to complicate things. via Pocket
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13 days ago
The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2018 - Stereogum
In Black Market’s super-secret fortress of slamitude, I was challenged to listen to Therion’s Beloved Antichrist in one sitting. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Johnny Cash: American Recordings Album Review | Pitchfork
When people ask where my grandpa is from, he doesn’t name a town. He says he was born “across the river from Johnny Cash.” There’s only one story my grandpa ever tells about his childhood. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Phoenicia: an imaginary friend to nations in need of ancestors | Aeon Essays
Modern nationalism created history as we know it today: what we learn in school, what we study at university, what we read at home is all shaped by the forms and norms of our nation-states. via Pocket
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18 days ago
16 Tips For How To Shoot Fireworks | Fro Knows Photo
It’s that time of year where the fireworks come out to play. via Pocket
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20 days ago
Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown | Android Central
We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream out every last note. via Pocket
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20 days ago
I finally caved and bought more storage on Google Drive, iCloud
I transferred music files to flash drives, deleted massive photo files, and purged outdated email newsletters clogging my storage. Every email from Groupon went into the trash and was permanently deleted. No more chances to go back and "soak up savings." I was on top of it. via Pocket
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24 days ago
Google Tasks might be getting an overhaul
Google Tasks, the long-neglected to-do list function buried in Gmail, might be getting a fresh face. A tipster tells us Google has uploaded new Tasks-related assets and set up new URLs for the service. Google Tasks' current web interface. via Pocket
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25 days ago
Google Tasks redesign and overhaul could be inbound, new logo surfaces | 9to5Google
If you had no idea Google Tasks was a thing, I can’t blame you. Google hasn’t touched the useful to-do list service in ages, with a web interface that still looks straight out of the 2000s. via Pocket
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25 days ago
Astounding Stories – The Astounding Analog Companion
In 1963, Isaac Asimov published The Human Brain, his fifty-fifth book, which he later remembered as one of the most challenging projects that he had ever undertaken. Shortly afterward, he received a call from an interviewer asking him to appear on the radio as an authority on the brain. via Pocket
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26 days ago
How to set up an iPad for web development - The Verge
A few months ago, I detailed my process for setting up a Pixelbook to code on. via Pocket
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27 days ago
Apple iPad vs. iPad Pro: which tablet is right for you? - The Verge
If you look at an iPad and an iPad Pro side by side, you won’t notice much of a difference. The Pro is a little bigger, it has slightly thinner bezels, there are some metal dots on one edge — and that’s about it. via Pocket
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27 days ago
The OnePlus 6 will have a notch, and here’s why - The Verge
The next OnePlus flagship phone will have a notch in its display, and above is the first official image of it, provided exclusively to The Verge. via Pocket
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27 days ago
Inside Digg’s Race to Build the New Google Reader | WIRED
“I would love to be able to configure the Digg button to just do what I want,” McLaughlin says. “We’ve got to rejuvenate that whole infrastructure. Digg buttons have remained remarkably resilient around the Internet. But to rejuvenate that we have to make the verb meaningful again.” via Pocket
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28 days ago
302 Found
The following was shared as a twitter thread. Here’s the medium version. 1/ Apple has a software problem. Here’s how it plans to fix it. via @markgurman // Let’s take a step back and talk about the broader context and product development at scale. Lots follows… via Mark Gurman Bloomberg via Pocket
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28 days ago
Stratechery 4.0 – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
A simple image. Two boats, and a big ocean. Perhaps it’s a race, and one boat is winning — until it isn’t, of course. Rest assured there is breathless coverage of every twist and turn, and skippers are alternately held as heroes and villains, and nothing in between. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Google Play Movies & TV gets streaming service integration and watchlist | Android Central
Google Play Movies & TV has long been Google's answer to Apple's iTunes for renting/selling movies and TV shows, but today it's being taken a step further and being transformed into a service that helps you find the perfect content to watch no matter what platform it's on. via Pocket
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28 days ago
30 new and notable Android games from the last week (3/21/18 - 3/27/18)
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. PUBG Mobile may still be a beta release, but what it has to offer so far is a very playable battle royale game for mobile. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Moment's new $149 anamorphic lens lets you shoot cinematic-looking footage with your phone
Moment's made a name for itself creating lenses for smartphones (which we just published a review of today, by the way), but the company is now venturing into a new segment: filmmaking. via Pocket
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28 days ago
In ‘MLB The Show,’ the (Digital) Ball Is Juiced - The Ringer
Eighty years before baseball’s latest and greatest home run barrage ignited a new round of debates about the baseball’s construction, Major League Baseball put its thumb on the scoring scale in a way that might seem suggestive to today’s fans. via Pocket
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28 days ago
The Bulletproof Diet: simplistic, invalid and unscientific
Dave Asprey's elevator pitch sounds convincing: he was a computer hacker-turned-twentysomething dot com multimillionaire who had everything. But he weighed 21 stone and doctors warned he ran a real risk of dying of a stroke or heart attack. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is The First Chrome OS Tablet: Everything You Need To Know | Androidheadlines.com
Acer, one of the most prolific Chromebook brands has now announced its latest Chrome OS-based offering, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N). via Pocket
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29 days ago
Why BulletProof Diet/Coffee is based on BS. – Science of Running
I apologize to those who come here for good track or athletic related training advise. I normally save my rants for my favorite subject of Crossfit, but bare with me for this post as I take on something that has been bugging me for the past few weeks. via Pocket
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29 days ago
The Problem With the ‘Hack’ Culture – Science of Running
Venture down the self-help aisle of any bookstore and you’ll see it littered with titles about hacks, quick fixes, burning fat, and accessing mystic sounding theta brainwaves. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Dave Asprey Wants to Make the Gym Bulletproof | Outside Online
Bulletproof labs is located on a tony strip in Santa Monica, around the corner from Davy Jones Liquor Locker and a few blocks from Silicon Beach, the burgeoning tech hub occupied by Google, Snap Inc., and an untallied quantity of startups. via Pocket
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29 days ago
How the infinity pool became a social media status symbol | The Outline
At the SoJo Spa Club in Edgewater, New Jersey, the rooftop infinity pool looks out over the Manhattan skyline. On a 40-degree March day, it was best viewed from the doorway to the roof deck, where the water still appears to merge with the Hudson River. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms - The Atlantic
Charlottesville marks a new era of even bolder assertion of the right to threaten violence for political purposes. It could have been so much worse. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
William Davies · Why the Outrage?: Cambridge Analytica · LRB 5 April 2018
There is at least one certainty where Cambridge Analytica is concerned. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Down With Big Gun
Ron Cohen is the CEO of Sig Sauer, the company that produced one of the guns that was used in Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre. You have probably never heard of Ron Cohen before. I know I never have. I tried to find a decent picture of him this weekend, but I came up empty. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Instagram on desktop is better than mobile, change my mind - The Verge
Instagram launched in 2010 as a photo-sharing app designed to capture picturesque moments of our otherwise mundane lives. Since then, it’s evolved into a full social network, a messaging tool, and an ad platform, which exists in both mobile and desktop spaces. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
You Don't Have to Be Pretty – A Dress A Day
So the other day, folks in the comments were talking about leggings. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
outta mind outta site: How to Socialize Effectively - If Boringly - in Your 30s
Let me set the scene about what it looked like in DC amongst my group of friends to socialize in our 20s. Somebody would send a text; or yell up the stairs in a group house; or send an email; or maybe awkwardly utilize the then-brand-new Twitter to send a tweet suggesting an evening plan. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
The Seductive Confinement of a Weighted Blanket in an Anxious Time | The New Yorker
Late one night last October, I was practicing what I like to call anti-self-care—lying under the covers, scrolling compulsively on my phone, and vaguely hoping that someone would leap through the screen and club me on the forehead—when I came across the Gravity Blanket Kickstarter, which had lau via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
the economist
TO ANYONE who reads a newspaper, this can seem a miserable world. Syria is still at war. Another lunatic has gone on a gun rampage in an American school. The tone of political debate can rarely have been as crass and poisonous as it is today. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Lagunitas Brewery: The Birth of Lagunitas Brewing Co. | Fortune
When Tony Magee’s printing business went belly-up in the ’90s, he decided to open a craft brewery, trying his hand at creating new home-brew flavors. Living off credit cards and home-equity loans, he built Lagunitas Brewing Co. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous: Paul Ford - Bloomberg
It’s not that I want Bitcoin holders to suffer, really. As a technologist and entrepreneur, I’m sympathetic to and admiring of risk takers. But as a writer, I enjoy the sheer human-condition-revealing sport. I’m happy to watch other people play video games without playing myself. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Facebook Rises In App Store During Its Week Of Crisis
As Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal spiraled into chaos this week, a frantic hail of notes from Wall Street analysts reached investor inboxes with a clear and definitive directive: Buy. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
Erasing Complexity: The Comfort of Apple’s Ecosystem – MacStories
Every year soon after WWDC, I install the beta of the upcoming version of iOS on my devices and embark on an experiment: I try to use Apple's stock apps and services as much as possible for three months, then evaluate which ones have to be replaced with third-party alternatives after September. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
The Secret to Remote Work? It’s Not All About You
You’re at a holiday party, and invariably, someone asks what you do. You respond, explaining that you work remotely. Cue the raised eyebrows and polite nods. That’s because when remote work gets mentioned, it can conjure up all kinds of notions. People working in their pajamas. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination
A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
The case against Facebook - Vox
Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy, this time over accusations by the firm Cambridge Analytica that they abused Facebook data to help Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
Small b blogging
There’s an idea that starting a blog is harder than it used to be. That there used to be a way to write a few words, slap it online and wait for the traffic to roll in. I call BS. It’s not that it’s not true exactly - but that kind of thinking is living in the shadow of the Digg homepage. via Pocket
5 weeks ago
Difference in Deletion: WWE’s version didn’t live up to the original - Cageside Seats
Last night (Mar. 19), WWE tried it’s hand at their own Broken/Woken Matt Hardy special when they aired the Ultimate Deletion. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
‘Is NXT a breeding ground for midcarders?’ A multiple-choice question - Cageside Seats
Is NXT... A) the place where mid-carders can go to enjoy main-event pushes? via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Samsung Gear IconX (2018) review: hitting the sweet spot - The Verge
One year after Samsung stepped into the nascent market of truly wireless earbuds with the Gear IconX, the company has released an updated version with the same name. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
US Mobile Industry Awash In RCS Talk, Save For Verizon | Androidheadlines.com
National carrier Verizon stands in stark contrast to the other three major wireless carriers in the United States in that it has yet to say anything about Rich Communication Services. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
How I use my home server - Six Colors
Intel NUC server sitting atop my old Mac mini. I’ve written about the Mac server I keep in my house so many times that I sometimes forget that people don’t keep a catalog of everything I’ve written in a database somewhere, tagged by topic. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Cambridge Analytica Execs Caught Discussing Extortion and Fake News | WIRED
In a series of undercover videos filmed over the last year, Britain's Channel 4 News caught executives at Cambridge Analytica appear to say they could extort politicians, send women to entrap them, and help proliferate propaganda to help their clients. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Chromebooks will soon pick up more Android features w/ new power menu and lock screen notifications | 9to5Google
Chrome OS has slowly been making moves over the past few years to improve its overall look and feel, and since the debut of Android apps, a lot of those changes have been inspired by Android. Now, it seems a couple more features from Android are making their way to the platform. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
#deletefacebook – TechCrunch
Facebook is using us. It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection. It surfaces the divisive and destroys the real reason we began using social media in the first place – human connection. It is a cancer. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Apple AirPods: the audiophile review - The Verge
As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and easy-to-lose cigarette butts. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Incentives Work - Barely Legally
I come back to this a lot, but Facebook used to have a team of employees responsible for vetting the stories promoted by its Trending Topics algorithm. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
First of its kind? Angel Oak securitizes $90 million in fix-and-flip loans | 2018-03-16 | HousingWire
In a deal the company claims is a first of its kind, Angel Oak Capital Advisors recently completed a $90 million securitization backed by fix-and-flip loans. The underlying loans were originated by Angel Oak Prime Bridge, Angel Oak Capital’s affiliated direct investment property lender. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
What Hope Hicks Learned in the White House
On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, D.C., but she was dressed for spring in a bouquet of purple, yellow, and blue, as if willing the end of winter with her miniskirt. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Phil Anselmo Opens Up About Racism, Pantera's Legacy - Rolling Stone
Phil Anselmo is sitting at a small table in a Manhattan hotel room, ashing a cigarette into an oversized takeout coffee cup. It's a gray, mid-December day, and the temperature outside is in the mid-20s, which has caused a problem for the outspoken former Pantera frontman. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Late Nights Online | Hazlitt
My first experience of romantic love was catfishing someone on the internet. I was 11. Fifth grade was a particularly bad year, and I very much wanted to be someone else. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won't Get Us Better Service | WIRED
In the American internet access world, public assets are privatized all the time. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Visions - A Literary Science Fiction Magazine
Visions is a new quarterly publication that aims to introduce science fiction to a wider audience. Mixing classic texts and new writing, it focuses on short stories to reflect the breadth of style and ideas within the genre. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
EmojiCompat For Android A Work In Progress
Android users, if you still see empty boxes on your screen, that’s because the app you’re in probably isn’t using EmojiCompat. When Google launched Android 8. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
The worst girl at every SXSW party was me - The Verge
At South by Southwest, everyone is a VIP and no one is a VIP. Your $1,600 badge gives you access to everything in the world and nothing at all. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
How To Break Your Phone Addiction | FiveThirtyEight
I got my first smartphone in the summer of 2012, and ever since, I’ve found myself wishing I had stuck with my flip phone. It’s not that I hate my iPhone, exactly, but I frequently hate how I use it. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Todoist lets you pin projects, labels, and filters to your favorites
I use the task manager Todoist every day to stay on top of my pending orders at the pharmacy and I have learned every trick in the book to make the most of it. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Why you should start using Google Keep right away | Computerworld
Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use. Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called "note-taking apps." But it's an obsolete label. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Hello Pixel 2 goodbye iPhone: breaking up with Apple is easy - CNET
Sometimes, you just need a friend to convince you that you're right. Over the past weeks, I've had a few friends who are "lifelong" iPhone users message me and ask about switching away from Apple. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
10 Stupidly simple things I wish Google Home would do
I love my Google Home(s). I've been using two of them for nearly a year in my apartment, and they were recently augmented by a couple of JBL Link speakers with Assistant and a Google Home Mini at work. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
The Death and Life of a Great American Building | by Jeremiah Moss | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
I am one of the last tenants of the St. Denis, a 165-year-old building on the corner of Broadway and East 11th Street, just south of Union Square in New York City, that is in the process of being emptied and readied for gutting. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Life in Vladimir Putin's Russia explained in 10 charts - BBC News
Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics as its undisputed leader for almost two decades. Over successive terms as president and prime minister he has overseen an economic boom, military expansion and the re-establishment of Russia as a major power. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
7 Best Yoga Android apps you must have – The Android Soul
An ancient practice of meditation that puts your mind and body in striking harmony, Yoga has become increasingly popular over the past couple of decades. With millions of practitioners across the globe, yoga is undeniably the steppingstone to a greater mindset and overall well-being. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
‘The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down’ | Village Voice
In the summer of 2014, New York City Transit intern Philip Betheil was finishing up his master’s in urban planning at Columbia University when his boss, David Greenberger, gave him a project. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
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