Also, they chat about Microsoft’s intriguing new $249 Surface Laptop SE, a low-spec, kid-focused notebook for schools. And Devindra chats with Ethan Zuckerman, a UMASS Amherst professor and technology researcher, about Facebook/Meta’s vision of the metaverse and ways we can combat corporate control of the internet. (Check out Ethan’s article at The Atlantic: Hey Facebook, I Built a Metaverse 27 Years Ago.)
It’s that time of year again: deciding which of our Holiday Gift Guide’s top items to purchase. This week, Commerce Editor Valentina Palladino joins Cherlynn and Devindra to discuss our most recent batch of product recommendations, as well as some Black Friday shopping ideas.
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