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Assistant Managing Editor — Time Magazine
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Capitalism’s Secret World Exposed

Capitalism’s Secret World Exposed
time.com — Sometimes, quantity has a quality all its own. Even in a decade marked by massively consequential leaks, the so-called Panama Papers set a new standard for epic disclosures when they came to light on April 3.

How We Make Radiolab

How We Make Radiolab
time.com — "The simple act of telling a story," says Jad Abumrad, "feels musical, deeply musical." The founder and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program argues that compelling storytelling employs the same techniques as composition: meter, cadence, consonance. Abumrad, 42, is the conductor of sorts of one of the most popular programs in the rapidly burgeoning field of podcasting.

Watch What Happens When People Try VR for the First Time

Watch What Happens When People Try VR for the First Time
time.com — Virtual reality is on the cusp of reaching the mainstream. The first in a series of VR headsets aimed at the mass market, the Oculus Rift, launches on March 28. The device, a $600 pair of goggles that requires a powerful PC to operate, will be joined by HTC's Vive in April as well as a Playstation-compatible headset from Sony later this year.

Apple Watch Price Cut, New Bands Announced

Apple Watch Price Cut, New Bands Announced
time.com — Apple cut the price of its smart Watch and unveiled a raft of new brands for the spring season. The Apple Watch will start at $299, down about $50. The new bands for the device are made of woven nylon, sporty neoprene, leather all in multiple colors.

Tim Cook Says "We Will Not Shrink"

Tim Cook Says "We Will Not Shrink"
time.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the firm's Mar. 21 town hall event on an uncharacteristically defiant note. Cook began by obliquely but firmly addressing Apple's current fight with the FBI over the security of its phones, the subject of a recent TIME magazine cover and interview.

How The Division Nails Life in New York City

How The Division Nails Life in New York City
time.com — Tom Clancy's The Division , the massively multiplayer, online shooter released for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 Mar. 8, puts a premium on realism. Ubisoft's latest sets players loose in a near-future New York City, which has been decimated by a terrorist attack and the subsequent collapse of civil society.

Allbirds Wool Runners Launch to Take on Shoe Giants

Allbirds Wool Runners Launch to Take on Shoe Giants
time.com — Next in line for disruption: sneakers. Allbirds, a new San Francisco-based startup aimed at designing environmentally friendly and comfortable footwear, launched Mar. 1. Its first product is called the Wool Runner, a minimalist sneaker made of natural textiles. The $95 shoes, for men and women, come in five colors and can only be purchased online.

Reddit 3016 Imagines the Site 1,000 Years in the Future

Reddit 3016 Imagines the Site 1,000 Years in the Future
time.com — Time travel doesn't exist yet; Reddit 3016.com may be the next-best thing. The site is an art project of sorts created by Blair Erickson, Gizmodo reports, and imagines what the "Frontpage Of The Internet" might look like 1,000 years in the future.

Waiting for Apple Car Is Like 'Christmas Morning'

Waiting for Apple Car Is Like 'Christmas Morning'
time.com — The extent of Apple's ambitions in the automobile market have taken centerstage-previously occupied by rumblings of a tablet or television set-in the canon of long-running rumors about the company's future plans. CEO Tim Cook again addressed the issue Feb. 26 during the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, Calif.

This Is the New MacBook Selfie Stick

This Is the New MacBook Selfie Stick
time.com — First there was the selfie. Then there was the Selfie Stick. Now we have the MacBook Selfie Stick. The device-a selfie stick outfitted with a full-size MacBook-is the product of an art project by Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle, who were behind the real-world Netflix and Chill Room.
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Apr 25, 2016

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Apr 25, 2016

Finally—Here's what Apple is doing to improve the Apple Watch ti.me/1YQ7jGU via @Techland @LisaEadicicco

Apr 25, 2016

Lyft's first national TV ad is a cutesy attack on car ownership ti.me/1VOcQAC via @Techland @katysteinmetz

Apr 22, 2016

Review: Star Fox Zero is Nintendo's most divisive game in years ti.me/1VnlSns via @Techland

Apr 21, 2016

Blame Hamilton for Too Big to Fail Banks. Then thank him for American prosperity ti.me/2458eHf via @TIMEBusiness by @RanaForoohar

Apr 21, 2016

Why Marc Jacobs admires Yayoi Kusama's "unapologetic dedication to her vision” #TIME100 ti.me/1VmhK78 via @TIME

Apr 21, 2016

Lil Wayne on Nicki Minaj: 'She’s an icon, a boss and a role model’ #TIME100 ti.me/1VmhMMx pic.twitter.com/V345wJcUqz


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