As the tech and business team at BuzzFeed News, we love stuff. Gizmos, gadgets, games, and gear — they’re kind of our thing. So here are some of the many things that the we tried this year and wholeheartedly recommend.
1. Forest App — Free
Can you go half a minute without checking Twitter, or TikTok, or Facebook? I bet you didn’t make it through that sentence without gazing longingly at another tab. How does one get work done in such a distracting world? Some of us have given up. For the rest of us, there’s Forest. No, not the one with trees. Don’t get carried away. I’m talking about Forest, the app, and also a browser extension, that helps you concentrate. When you use Forest, you can choose to block certain websites, or stop using your phone, for 25 minutes intervals. When you start your countdown, Forest
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