Podcast ads are a very hot media trend right now
Does having someone in your ear telling you about a some start-up actually make you want to sign up for it? No, and it will be at least two years until someone notices.
Brands never say die
Payless ShoeSource is the latest zombie company to reemerge from bankruptcy.
For whom the ratio trolls
Twitter's new “conversation dynamics” tools will benefit only its most elite users.
If you could go to the moon for free, would you do it
The Outline investigates.
The 5G revolution that isn't
So you’ll be able to watch ‘The Office’ on your phone a little faster. Is it worth it?
I am beginning to suspect that having a massive following on YouTube does not make people happy
YouTube’s dominance over the internet has immense implications for how we interact with and interpret the world.
A Good Place: Art History Instagram picks up where Art History Tumblr left off
It’s the perfect way to learn more about art without having to spend a bunch of money on art school.
Why do we get sad when robots die?
It’s not about seeming “human” — it’s about the work machines do for us.
If I’m lucky I’ll be able to buy an electric car before I’m dead
There are a mind-boggling number of elements that factor into a vehicle’s price, and throwing a battery-powered engine into the mix makes things even more complicated.
Hiding behind a veil of ignorance
There’s not much soul-searching at Facebook, only self-serving rationalizations.
Giving corporations free money doesn't work
Business tax incentives are one of the great policy failures of our time.
Horny pens for all
A new drug meant to stimulate a woman’s libido might not be for everyone, but if a woman thinks it might help, she deserves a chance to give it a shot.
A Good Place: I want my ’90s TV
The sole goal of the YouTube aggregator My ’90s TV is recreating the bygone experience of channel-surfing.
The city that never sleeps could use a nap
The lights keeping America’s cities lit at night are way too bright.
Uber made it cheaper to take a helicopter than a car to the airport
It’s the unfortunate logical endpoint of our current transit mess.
A Good Place: Going home with Google Street View
Dave Green’s Street View Show creates meaning out of surveillance technology.
The WeWork effect
The company's sudden fall reveals the cracks in the startup economy.
I like microwaves: a hot take
They’re ubiquitous and underappreciated. Let’s give the humble microwave its due.
It should be easier to fake your own death
I’m not saying it’s a good idea, but having the option would be nice.
Yes, sending Kurt Eichenwald a GIF can be a crime
A tweet that gave the journalist an epileptic seizure isn't covered by the First Amendment.