Tell us all about your Fitbit Charge 4

Tell us all about your Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit’s most recent release, the Charge 4, impressed reviewer Valentina Palladino by echoing many of the features that made the company’s Surge model so successful: on-wrist apps, heart rate monitoring and onboard GPS.  The Charge 4 also includes Fitbit Pay and Spotify integration, making it a solid upgrade from the Charge 3, as well as…

How it feels to survive Silicon Valley and a pandemic

How it feels to survive Silicon Valley and a pandemic

If RSA’s attendees were even able to score an Airbnb, it was second to the tech companies who’d, for years, packed employees into expensive rentals that once were on the normal-person market. Companies whose fat salaries also pushed rents out of reach for locals. Both had ensured a steady flow of evictions among artists, writers,…

Pico System III review: a fun and simplified intro to modular synths

Pico System III review: a fun and simplified intro to modular synths

Terrence O’Brien / Engadget Erica Synths’ Pico System III takes a hybrid approach. It’s a true modular, in that it won’t make any sound unless you patch together the proper pieces. But, it’s also a self-contained system that comes with everything you need to get started, rather than separate modules. It also marks the first…