As much as I love an amazing app or a brilliantly designed new gadget (Cue, I’m talking to you), there are still some things that even the best digital tech can’t do better than analog. Here are three of my new favorite old-school indulgences:
Lightbulbs used to be a thing that everyone understood. Now that they’ve undergone an environmental makeover, it seems like you need a degree from MIT to understand how to purchase them… and which ones to choose.
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KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
Next time you’re slathering yourself with sunscreen or fighting for that shred of shade in the parking lot, remember what else needs protection against the heat: your tech. Just as your bod can overheat, burn or get permanent sun damage, so can your delicate devices. Luckily, it’s easy to protect your tech with a few tips.
Raise your spatula if this sounds like you: you’re always bookmarking great-sounding recipes you find online (hellooo, chocolate ganache), but when it comes time to cook, you have no quick way to access or even remember your favorites. Yeah, that was me, too. I had about a million delicious ideas saved, but I couldn’t scroll through that many bookmarks to find what I wanted when I wanted it.
As you read this, engineers are hard at work turning out what they hope will be the next tech mega-trend: eWatches. It’s smartphone-meets-fitness tracker-meets, well…watch. Sure, they’re new and so cool, but is an eWatch worthy of your next tech investment? Take a look at three getting big buzz right now and decide for yourself.