I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)

I bought an Apple Watch. I didn’t preorder it, because at first I didn’t even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company’s first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much better on the second attempt. Apple’s product history, perhaps even more so than other tech companies, is peppered with examples: the substantially thinner second iPad, the next iPhone that had 3G data, the MacBook Air sequel that had decent battery life and a slimmer design. Despite knowing that, something changed for me. I became an early adopter.

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Life moves at its own pace – Microsoft Hyperlapse

Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.

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Facebook boosts minimum wage for contract workers to $15 an hour

The initiative, which began on May 1 but wasn’t announced until Tuesday, will require that Facebook’s contractors pay employees a $15 hourly minimum wage, offer 15 paid days off, and for workers who don’t receive paid parental leave, $4,000 for new child benefits to new parents. A Facebook spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal that she couldn’t estimate how many workers would be impacted by the change. However, she said it would cover food-service, security and janitorial workers, among others, at its U.S. facilities.

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