There’s more to adapters than meets the eye

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The European Commission is about to force vendors to standardize connectors. But will Apple add USB-C to the iPhone?

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Innovator or laggard? Do you hold back because you have refined tastes or because you are late to see the potential?

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The judgments we cast on work

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Who owns spaces on our planet (and beyond) and what does owning them mean?

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My clock isn’t smart, but it works even if US-East-1 is down

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Hard computing problems have become either trivially easy or so impossibly difficult it’s not even worth trying anymore.

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In the beginning, the web was a free bonanza. Now every site tries to sign you up for a monthly subscription.

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How we fall for magical solutions

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Cracked screens and scuffed edges. The mental toll of using devices not designed for the real world

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Simon Pitt

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