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The best standing desk converters

Why you should trust us Wirecutter has been testing and recommending adjustable standing desks since 2013. We had tested a half-dozen desktop-mounted converters over those five years. In 2019, we expanded our testing and recommendations for converters and brought them into their own guide. Over the years of testing standing ...

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Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois discuss major announcements that came out of Facebook’s F8 conference and dig into how Facebook is trying to redefine itself ...

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Get ready for even more third-party AR filters on Instagram

“If you use the Instagram camera, you’ll see all these AR effects, and they’re all built with Spark,” said Matt Roberts, a Spark product manager. “Now we’re allowing anybody, not just people who work for Instagram, to build their own effects for their own cameras.” Facebook launched its Camera Effects ...

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The best USB headset for your computer

Why you should trust us Ray Aguilera, who wrote the original version of this guide, has been reviewing and writing about consumer gadgets since 2007. He previously worked as Reviews Editor at Mac|Life, where one of his major beats was audio products, and he has continued to write about audio ...

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Hitting the Books: When better living through technology isn't enough

Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontentsby Joseph M. Reagle, Jr. Modern tech culture has long been enamored with the mythos of the lone genius achieving superhuman status (a la The Matrix). Whether it’s Jack Dorsey’s self flagellating dietary restrictions, Peter Thiel’s obsession with “young blood” transfusions, or Tim Ferris’ ...

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