Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! To ease you into your Monday, we’ve gathered some of our favorite articles from across the web:

How Samsung plans its phones | Sam Byford: If you’ve ever wondered about what goes into cell phone design, this is the article for you. The Verge interviewed Samsung’s Kim Gae-youn about the process that went into designing its newest phones.

Are you moving enough every day? Here’s how to find out | Mike Sorrentino: We all know that wearables are more than just a fad, but are you getting the most out of fitness trackers and the like? This primer helps you set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) goals using the data your wearables collect.

When dropping phones is all in a day’s work | Vanessa Hand Orellana: Dropping a phone is usually cause for a minor panic attack- unless you happen to work for Otter Box. While most of us can’t imagine dropping our phones on purpose, they put phones (and their signature cases) through the ringer so that the rest of the world doesn’t have to worry about broken phones.

How to Assess Tires on a Used Car | Gene Petersen: While this primer is directed mostly at people looking to purchase a used car, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your tires. Learn the tricks of the trade to keep your car on safe tires.

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