Mellow makes almost any skateboard electric

Electric skateboards are still fairly novel in the grand scheme of “ways to get around,” but for an inherently exciting idea, they’ve gotten awfully boring pretty quick. Boosted still makes the best one, and only a few competitors truly pressure that status. Meanwhile, a China-fueled race to the bottom has …

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The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective

It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I …

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South Park trolls Amazon Alexa owners in this week’s episode

South Park returned to our screens this week, and if you’re a fan of the show with an Amazon Alexa then it was… interesting (spoilers ahead). Cartman, ever the prankster, starts the show’s 21st season off by triggering a virtual Amazon Alexa, and adding disgusting items to its shopping list. …

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Is Apple's iPhone Upgrade Plan Right for You?

Dropping at least $700 to get an iPhone 8 is a hefty burden. Thankfully, mobile carriers and Apple have made it easy for iPhone lovers to still get the latest phone without having to pay the full amount up-front. Under the industry’s standard payment plans, the full cost of the …

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What to Do With Your Old iPhone

Did you just preorder a new iPhone? Planning to upgrade in the near future? Give some thought to how you can make the best use of that old device you’re leaving behind. Sell It to Amazon You could sell your device as an independent seller on Amazon, but the easier …

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How Bizarre Is This Year’s Wildfire Season, Really?

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The West is burning, and there’s no relief in sight. More than 80 large wildfires are raging in an area covering more than 1.4 million acres, primarily in California, Montana, and Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Taken …

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