Microsoft Surface Headphones Review: Dialed In

I always feel a bond with people who tell me they owned a Zune back in the day. Microsoft’s also-ran MP3 player never became a hit, but it was a fabulous little music machine and its influence can still be felt in the company’s hardware and software a decade later. …

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Tinder Borrows a Page From Uber With Its New ‘Swipe Surge’

It looks like Tinder learned something from the ride-hailing app Uber. The dating company announced Thursday that it’s testing a new feature called Swipe Surge, which sends a push notification when usage is spiking in a specific geographic area. During those periods, Tinder says the odds of finding a match …

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Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed

When Sahara Lotti started her lash extensions company, Lashify, in 2017, she didn’t know what she was getting herself into. It wasn’t making and selling fake lashes that stumped her—she was more than prepared for that—but rather the bizarre and shadowy industry that seemed to envelop her. The suggestions started …

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Women Pay More for Transit: This Week's Future of Cars News

The advent of new mobility options is supposed to be a great equalizer. Hailing a self-driving taxi will allow teens, people with disabilities, and the older population to get around as easily as people with driving licenses and their own cars. Scooters and other last-mile solutions like shared cars or …

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Trump's Apparent Aquaphobia Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

In all kinds of ways, the past seven days feel like the second part of a two-episode storyline that started last week, and not just because California is still on fire and we’re still getting midterm election results (for those curious, it’s only gotten worse for Republicans, no matter how …