Tablet Computers and 8 Other Pieces of Tech That Date You

Is your tech dating you? We found 8 gadgets due for extinction—and some modern-day upgrades to try instead.

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10/23/2021 3:45:00 AM

Is your tech dating you? We found 8 gadgets due for extinction—and some modern-day upgrades to try instead.

From wired headphones to wooden rowing machines, gear can leave you looking seriously behind the times. Here, nine items due for extinction—and great upgrades to try instead.

EVERY FASHIONchoice you make broadcasts to the world who you want to be. So if you’re still rocking Ed Hardy shirts and acid wash jeans, you’re admitting that you were last cool about a decade ago—and perhaps not entirely cool to begin with. The same is true of tech, where the gadgets you use daily tell a story, whether that narrative defines you as an ardent first adopter, a respectably up-to-date player or an out-of-touch Luddite.

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“Tech has always been an act of conspicuous consumption. But now it has become about status signaling, even peacocking,” said Matt Klein, a cultural researcher and the creator of Zine, a newsletter that studies how technology and psychology interact. “People want to signal their choices and tech is evolving so fast, it’s easy to draw distinctions and determine who’s behind the curve.”

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Don’t tech shame people. To each his own. My car still has a regular key. Do you know what's better than being up to date on the latest superficial fashion and tech trends? How about not giving a damn about what other people think of your fashion and tech choices. You being authentic with who you are will never go out of style.

lmao advocating for smart locks At least my still working ipod did not make the list! If everyone consumed like Americans we would need 4 more Earths. I'm about to meet the parents this weekend remind me of them, GPS on the car so they're lost all the time, first gen flat TV, no Netflix, Computer's on Windows XP...WHAT! I come here with my phone I'm Marty McFly

Out, I take it? I really dig the raptor with earphones listening to an ipod.

Black Friday is Coming: Here's What to Expect for the Biggest Shopping Day of the YearWe're still a month out from Black Friday but major stores and sites have already started posting deals online, as a new survey reveals 83% of people plan to start their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving too bad the entire country is gonna be on strike on Black Friday 😂 Pretty scary.... 😊


Dummy’s Mandatory Enjoyment Is Drone-Pop PerfectionDummy's 'Mandatory Enjoyment' is drone-pop perfection. Read LizzieManno's review: LizzieManno Wow, such s thoughtful and lovely review!!

Maison Michel to Launch Bridal CollectionThe initial 15-piece collection and based on the brand’s signature styles will launch in February.

Ariana Grande’s Winning The Voice Style Includes a Vintage ScoreAriana's fashion mood for TheVoice so far has kept in line with her aesthetic—including a recent vintage win “Aesthetic” Love the vintage gucci on her! Please I need your help! This is my last shot💔I was the victim of domestic abuse, kidnapped, by a man who preyed on my vulnerability Over time, he used my trust against me. He began abusive behavior toward me. Physical. Emotional. I dream to move back to the USA with my son

Kim Kardashian’s 10 Greatest Handbags EverHer collection of iconic pieces from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Dior is appropriately epic. KimKardashian Luxury but i dont like it If one is crazy-rich or well known, one can get away with fashion choices that would otherwise be expected to complement a bag lady or a recent recipient of a bunch of stolen EBT cards. For the rest of us, good taste will always be the requisite.

In one California town, gas prices reach nearly $8 per gallonInsider tells the global tech, finance, markets, media, healthcare, and strategy stories you want to know. Just curious here: If it's an overall seven-year high, has that $7.59 town faced higher prices than that Time to strike! No problem (I don’t live there)