Buying a gadget or an internet service for a loved one or even for yourself can be complicated. Does the gadget violate privacy? How soon will it end up in a landfill? How does the company that makes the gadget or runs the service treat its employees? How does it treat the Earth?
These are the kinds of issues that the writers and editors at Future Human, OneZero, and Debugger think about. But we’re also human and we like gadgets and this year was hard. So, whether it's an internet-connected coffee cup or a ring light that makes you look and feel a little more human, here’s our guide to the tech that got us through 2020.