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It’s okay if you weren’t paying attention to gadgets in 2020. Here are the best ones you missed.

Alexa got plump. The HomePod sprouted babies. Electric bikes are suddenly sexy. While 2020 kept you busy fighting a pandemic or fretting about the election, gadgets have had a life of their own. Consider this a cheat sheet to this season’s buzziest and best new electronics. I’ve been testing a dozen smart speakers, nine smartphones, […]

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As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory’s violent nature

When an article on Facebook detailed a QAnon conspiracy theory about a “16-Year Plan to Destroy America,” commenters demanded death for those supposedly involved, including former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Some Facebook commenters were specific in their calls for justice: “Firing squad—by SHOTGUN!” Others just craved speed: […]