How to hold a virtual Easter Sunday dinner in 5 steps, even if you don’t celebrate

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Most of us are stuck inside because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t have to stop you from having a holiday dinner this Sunday. Holding a group holiday dinner online is really fun! You get all the antics and hilarity, but you can turn it off . It is temporary. As a friend texted during his family seder, “I’ve muted them all and am sitting on my living room couch, just watching them.” See, you don’t even have to be eating. Just dial in. Read Full Story

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GoPro’s new action camera is even cool for sedentary Zoom calls

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The Hero9 Black’s front-facing display lets it serve as a webcam that’s better than the one you’ve got. And that’s just one new feature among many. Let’s just say it: It’s a weird, complicated time to be reviewing gadgets. All sorts of products optimized for out-and-about use are tough to evaluate when you’re spending much of your time cooped up at home, cafés won’t even let you inside, and travel by airplane feels almost as far off as space tourism. Read Full Story

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Mark Zuckerberg’s new work-from-home zeal is very, very convenient

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The CEO’s assertion that half of Facebook’s workforce will work remotely by 2030 runs counter to its company culture and physical offices, which are designed to encourage people to live at work. I’ve been to Facebook’s Menlo Park campus a number of times, and it’s easy to understand why employees don’t often leave. Inside the massive complex , you get the same feeling as when you’re inside some huge Las Vegas casinos—that there’s just no reason to go outside. Read Full Story

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This reusable ‘Origami Bottle’ folds to fit in your pocket

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Foldable, reusable packaging could accelerate the switch away from single-use plastics. If you push down on certain points on the new reusable water bottle called the Origami Bottle , the container collapses, folding up so it can easily fit in your bag or even squeeze inside your pocket. The design makes use of a unique geometrical structure that’s sturdy when unfolded—and holds 25 ounces of water—but quickly transforms when empty, with the aim of helping reusable packaging compete with single-use plastic. Read Full Story

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This coronavirus suit protects you inside a literal bubble

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It’s a hazmat suit for the urban commuter. And even though it’s just a concept, it can’t be realized soon enough. More than 83,000 people in 56 countries across the globe have contracted coronavirus. The World Health Organization has updated its global risk assessment of the virus from “high” to “ very high .” Thousands of people have died, while major industries have been disrupted in the virus’s wake. And in China, where coronavirus struck first, major city centers have become ghost towns as both public fears and government quarantines keep people at home. Read Full Story

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The 7 most well-designed Father’s Day gifts of 2020

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Here are Fast Company’s top picks for Father’s Day, from BioLite’s smoke-free firepit to a pair of sustainable running shoes from Allbirds. Whether you want to celebrate dad or just use Father’s Day as an excuse to add a new gadget to your life, we’ve got you covered. From a high-tech outdoor speaker to a new way to make a Caffè Americano at home, here are some of our favorite products that have appeared in Fast Company’ s Recommender section. Read Full Story

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Flipboard’s ‘storyboards’ are a new curation tool for the proudly picky

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The reading app introduces a way to bundle up a few related articles into an approachable one-time package. The internet has always excelled at abundance. Take Flipboard: You can plunk yourself down with the social reader app and just keep discovering new articles from around the web, placed before you in an endlessly-replenished stream by algorithms and the curation efforts of other users who manage their own Flipboard magazines. Even just within the technology section, there’s more material than the most voracious of readers could possibly consume. Read Full Story

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