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Google Used To Ask These Interview Questions, But They’re So Tricky They Were Banned

Sometimes the hiring practices of even the most successful companies can feel outright wonky. There can be strange interview questions that seem to have no answers, and standards that will knock candidates out of the race right off the starting line. Google used to be a...

Review: Olympus PEN-F

The original Olympus PEN-F arrived in 1963 and quickly gained a cult following. Solid design made it an instant classic, and an unusual half-frame photo format packed as many as 72 images onto a 36-exposure roll of 35mm film. recommends 2016 Olympus PEN-F 7/10 Learn How We Rate Wired Beautiful, classic...

Review: Balmuda The Toaster

For reasons that never became clear to me, my brother-in-law Gregory emailed over the summer suggesting that I review a toaster called the Balmuda available only in Japan and Korea. His subject line was persuasive. It read: “The Perfect Toaster.” recommends 2016 Balmuda The Toaster 8/10 Learn How...

Review: Google Pixel

I write about gadgets, which means everyone asks me what laptop or dishwasher or whatever to buy. I struggle with this, because the answer often starts with, “It depends.” Unless you ask about a phone. In that case, I usually say get an iPhone.Don’t get me wrong. I...

What Makes the Pixel’s Camera So Good? Software (and Lasers)

The Google Pixel is the best smartphone you can buy, thanks in part to its killer camera. But its photo smarts go beyond the specs. Like many of Google’s greatest hits, the magic’s in the algorithms.The Pixel offers compelling evidence that phones haven’t just...
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