George Orwell made a living off of incredulity. Armed with a healthy distrust of capitalism and intense misgivings about the surveillance state, Orwell’s writings often presaged a bleak outlook for mankind. (His fucking head would explode if he could see what companies—i.e. Google and Facebook—and government agencies…
What should I be when I grow up?
The only things I have done tonight are masturbate and scroll through Cardi B’s Instagram until my wrist hurt. I am wearing a promotional Sopranos T-shirt that reads, “I WANNA MADE MAN” [sic], but what I really want is to have a drink.
Everyone needs at least one good pair of boots, and Amazon will sell you a set of Wolverines for $63-$76, today only. There are a dozen different styles available, so go find the one that suits you best, and lace up. [Wolverine Work Boot Gold Box]
It’s not as exciting when the frontrunner in the nominations round goes uncontested, but it’s certainly definitive. Western Digital’s My Passport Ultra, specifically the 2TB version, was the only external hard drive to receive significant support, after dominating the 2013 vote in the same category.
Your data is precious, and we haven’t backed up your external hard drive recommendations since 2013. Tell us, what’s your favorite external hard drive?
Our best pens nominations round was the biggest so far. Here are the five you signed off on, and now it’s time to vote for a winner.
Sometimes it’s just better to write things down than type them in. What’s your go-to tool for the task? Write in and tell us.
Logitech’s MX Series of mice handily dragged the title of “Best Desktop Mouse” to its Documents folder, taking down 50% of your votes. The MX Series won the same contest in 2011 on Gizmodo, in 2012 on Lifehacker’s Hive Five, and had its latest iteration recently reviewed as the best mouse ever on Gizmodo.
Logitech swept the nominations round, but will its trackballs, gaming mice, new flagship models, or budget performers win out? It’s time to vote.
You've turned up the brightness on five great desk lamp contenders, and now it's time to put a spotlight on the best. Read up and vote.
We recently outlined the best upgrades for your office, but now it's time to shed some light on the desk lamp situation. Which lamp is most deserving of real estate on your desk? Tell us in the comments.
I graduated from college four years ago. I know four years probably seems like an infinitesimal blip to many readers (disclaimer #1: self-aware millennial realizes she has far less life experience than you do), but when I remember the anxious stress case I was at 21 — incapable of imagining life as a gainfully…