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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Galaxy Buds+ review: Samsung’s AirPods killers are now for everyone

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Small, comfortable true-wireless earbuds, good sound, last ages, with a pocketable case and iPhone appSamsungs second-generation Galaxy Buds+ correct a few mistakes and are now fully iPhone compatible, making them some of the very best standard true-wireless earbuds for just about anyone. There is no shortage of good true-wireless earbuds in 2020, but Samsungs 159 Galaxy Buds+ look to...

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle

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In the Chinese city of Hengyang, we find a fatigued, disposable workforce assembling gadgets for Amazon, owned by the worlds richest man.Five oclock in the morning and the young womans eyelids are drooping. All night she has been removing spots of dust from Amazon smartspeakers with a toothbrush. Time seems to crawl. Now she is overwhelmed with exhaustion. She...

Gear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyable

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Makula Dunbar Contributor Makula Dunbar is a writer with Wirecutter. More posts by this contributor Gadgets and small appliances that will keep you in the kitchen The best home Wi-Fi and networking gear Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose...

Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApps new Business API

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Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users for free up to 24 hours, then charges for any responses after that point on a per message basis. Though still in a limited preview, the company is now...

Apple 2020 iPad Pro 12.9in review: the best mobile tablet can now get real work done

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Expensive PC-replacement tablet gains improved cameras, lidar and full mouse support, but its the software thats kingThe 2020 iPad Pro takes 2018s wow-factor redesign and beefs up the camera on the back with lidar (light and radar) technology, commonly used in self-driving cars, not tablet computers. Apple re-invented the iPad Pro in 2018 with a stunning design featuring large,...

New Smartphones Are Coming. Will People Buy Them?

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There are few certainties in a global pandemic, but smartphone launches—and rumors about upcoming launches—are apparently still a sure thing. In mid-February Samsung shipped its flagship Galaxy smartphone, hosting a large event in San Francisco (complete with fever scanners for the crowd). Last week 9to5Mac reported that a new iPhone will be revealed soon, a device that tech blogs...

These Instant Film Cameras Prove It’s Hip to Be Square

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We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles.Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10Best for: Instagram nativesFujifilm’s first square-frame instant camera is an analog-digital hybrid. Capture up to 50 images with the digital sensor, apply Instagram-like effects and tweaks on the dial switch, then commit only the best shots to film. It’s a bit like...

Fitbit’s Charge 3 Offers a New Take on an Old Tracker

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This year, Fitbit finally figured out how to make a smartwatch people really like, while sales of its lightweight activity trackers have been on the decline. But that’s not stopping the company from putting out new activity tracking wristbands. It just announced its newest device: the Fitbit Charge 3.At first glance, the Charge 3 looks simply like a new...

My favorite summer toy is the GDP XD emulator

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People ask me all the time about my favorite gadgets and I rarely have any answers. I’ve been playing with stuff since 2004 and I’m pretty gadget-ed out. But this year I’ve finally found something that I really enjoy: the GPD XD, an Android-based gaming handheld that lets you play multiple emulators including an endless array of homebrew...

The McDonald’s sexual harassment strike isn’t just brave it’s historic

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It will be the first multi-state US strike focused on sexual harassment, which is exceptionally rife in the restaurant industryThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If youre not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe. Would you like fries and a...