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Some rural residents, religious communities, and people who just like simple phones are still reliant on the vanishing network

Mia Lipsit in Manhattan, New York, on January 10, 2021. Photos: Yael Malka for OneZero

Apple’s new features bring a new generation of kids into its ecosystem

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Without repairable gadgets, device convergence won’t save the planet.

Photo illustration; sources via Getty Images: Wittaya Bunjua, Sanga Park, Sean Locke/EyeEm; Constantine Johnny/Moment

Stronger glass, better cameras, longer battery life, and other improvements I still want to see in the iPhone

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Not all screen time is created equal

Photo by Tayler Smith. Prop Styling by Caroline Dorn

Small amounts of gold used in electronics quickly add up to environmental and humanitarian disasters

Illustration: E S Kibele Yarman

Almost a year after it was announced, the U.S. government’s ban on Huawei has not been enforced

Photo: Josep Lago/Getty Images

Potassium batteries are coming for the throne

Photo: Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images

Successes and failures of open source software on your Android phone

Photo: Pathum Danthanarayana/Unsplash

How foldable displays are made and what could be the next-gen form factor

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