I regret to inform you expensive vacuums are worth it
I didn’t buy a real vacuum until well into my adulthood, and I suspect I’m far from alone.
Cell companies lied to their customers about coverage, and the government believed them
The FCC is one step closer to acknowledging they have no idea who does and doesn’t have cell reception in America.
Celebrity beauty is an elaborate fiction
Do the instagram accounts dedicated to pointing out how help us feel better?
The DDOS attack on the American consciousness
The unrelenting, Trump-driven news cycle has overwhelmed our fragile minds
Red states will suffer the most from climate change
Conservative voters have good reason to push for climate change mitigation; too bad time is running out for them to acknowledge it.
There is a reason apps make it so fun to track your health
Health data is valuable: Your employer wants it, your insurers want it, and you're only too happy to give it away to apps for free.
Rich kids are cheating in school with Apple Watches
Teachers haven’t cracked down because the watches are tricky to police and only a few kids — the richest ones — have them.
Facebook shouldn’t be the only 15-year-old allowed to do whatever it wants
Mark Zuckerberg broke the world and tried to cover it up. Then, he killed a goat.
How long could my murderer pretend to be me online?
A crime drama TV show raises some questions for me personally about the way we live alone.
Location tracking is here to help real estate developers get even richer
Sidewalk Labs wants to use data to make cities “better,” a process that will drive gentrification without oversight.
A good place: History podcasts are the best podcasts
In which a podcast dedicated to Roman history inadvertently copies the history of Rome itself.
Quick-fix cold and flu remedies do nothing but make you poorer
Emergen-C, zinc, detox baths, vitamins, echinacea: it’s all garbage. Chicken soup, though, works.
Google will conquer the world one charitable donation at a time
For many corporations, philanthropy is a means of investment.
Why is my Gmail suddenly full?
And why do I have to pay to make this problem go away?
For the love of all that is holy, please wear sunscreen
Despite what a recent viral article claimed, sunscreen does not prevent you from getting enough Vitamin D, and protects you from cancer.
Navigating U.S. immigration sucks — here’s where everyone goes for help
Immihelp gives people seeking residence in the U.S. a place to process the arcane bureaucracy that comes with working with the government.
If we want to stave off climate change we’re going to need nuclear reactors
Our nuclear reactors are set to expire and solar farms are trying to adjust to ecosystems they might be disrupting.
Interactive sports broadcasts will be like having a slot machine at home
At least one broadcaster is playing with a format that will eventually allow viewers to place incremental prop bets on every aspect of a game.
Shoot the Facebook Messenger
Everyone’s least-favorite social network has a new scheme to beam ads directly onto your phone.
A Good Place: The Wu-Tang-loving surfer meteorologist
Da Buh is the appointed forecaster for the U.S. Surfing Federation, and he really loves to interpret a pressure system with rap lyrics.