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Luckerson writes about technology’s influence on media and urban policy. Previously he was a business reporter for Time.

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The Extremely Online User’s Guide to Abandoning Big Tech

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon are being investigated for anti-competitive and anti-consumer practices. Here’s a breakdown of how to log off permanently if and when enough finally becomes enough.

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iTunes Is Dead. What Will Happen to Its Best Feature?

The news that Apple is killing off iTunes has done more than just prompt nostalgia. It’s caused a crisis among users who cling to smart playlists, which previewed the streaming age and honored the obsessive music curation habits of years past.

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What Will Be the 2019 Song of Summer? Our Official Guide Presents the Early Contenders.

Memorial Day has come and gone, and the race for music’s summer crown is now underway. Our formula sets the stage for which track will soon become inescapable at every cookout and pool party you attend.

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The Long and Lucrative Mirage of the Driverless Car

For years, the public has been sold visions of a utopia featuring autonomous vehicles. That reality is still far off, but it hasn’t stopped companies from cashing in on promises that suggest otherwise.

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Uber and Lyft Are Going Public. Can They Keep the Public Safe?

Silicon Valley’s ridesharing behemoths both filed for IPOs, but continue to offer little clarity on how they plan to curb sexual harassment on their platforms. A deeper look reveals the issue goes beyond transparency—the companies’ viability may depend on doing the bare minimum.

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Lil Nas X and the Costume of Country Rap

Call it "country trap" or "hick-hop"—a bunch of young rappers are embracing a regional aesthetic again for the first time in a generation. But from where are they sourcing their visions of the South?

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Time Is a Flat Ferris Wheel: The Enduring Legacy of ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’

In 1999, a PC game turned millions of kids into virtual theme park designers. Twenty years later, it remains a symbol of creativity—and the power of online community to change lives for the better.

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Oprah, Spielberg, and Sara Bareilles: Apple’s Foray Into Original Content Has Begun

But can Apple TV+ succeed where every other tech company not named Netflix has mostly failed? That and more from Apple’s latest event.

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The “OK, So What Exactly Is 5G?” Syllabus

A handy guide to help you decide whether to hop aboard the tech industry’s latest hype train

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Elizabeth Warren Drags Big Tech Into the Populist Crosshairs

The Massachusetts senator’s proposal to break up tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook has not only reset the terms of a nebulous debate about Silicon Valley’s power—it’s turned the battle against Big Tech into a presidential campaign issue