OkCupid now lets users define their pronouns

OkCupid users can now pick their pronouns. The company rolled out the new gender-expressive option yesterday, a feature that’ll allow users to choose between he / him, she / her, and they / them. The options join the 22 gender and 13 sexual orientation choices already available to users. The …

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Product placement may help power NASA’s next big space mission

Imagine: it’s 2020, and NASA is about to launch its next robotic rover to Mars. But its name isn’t something simple like Curiosity or Sojourner. Instead, it’s the Michelin Tire Trailblazer, named for the company that bought the mission’s naming rights and the famous Michelin man is adorned on the …

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Impossible Aerospace wants to revolutionize drones, then aircraft

Drones are changing photography, but they’re also making it easier and cheaper to perform surveillance, monitor fields and crops, and inspect infrastructure. The problem is that most drones, even ones used in these commercial and industrial settings, wind up facing the same big problem: short battery life. California-based startup Impossible …

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Does Apple still care about Beats?

Apple’s big fall iPhone event is tomorrow, but if you’ve been hoping for something new from Beats, prepare to be let down. The company does not plan to announce any new hardware from Beats, the largest premium headphone company in the world, a source close to the situation tells The …

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How to prepare your iPhone for a trade-in program

How’s that iPhone in your pocket feeling? Old? Outdated? Just fine, but you want to trade it in anyway? September’s always the time people start thinking about trading your current iPhone in and upgrading to a new device, but aside from financing or signing up through a carrier, the cheapest …

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The Psychology of Flipd, the Digital Detox App

Every night, an hour before bed, I stash my phone inside a drawer in my living room. Most days I retrieve it the following morning, when I’m heading out the door. It’s a simple habit, but one that has helped me reclaim some focus from my smartphone—my personal fix for …

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