A Good Place: Learning to live off the land with the Bob Ross of primitive technology
John Plant’s ‘Primitive Technology’ YouTube channel helps you build everything you need for a life survived simply.
A Good Place: Watching plants grow, fast and slow
You have not lived until you have viewed a time-lapse video of a prayer plant.
Criminal justice in the age of climate change
Post-Harvey Houston is a case study in how worsening weather conditions can make an already-unwieldy system more unjust.
The government is finally taking Bitcoin seriously
Which means they are going to start taking it. Seriously.
I tried to get rich dropshipping cheap crap to Coachella kids
The online world of dropshipping is a scammy perversion of traditional small business, but it might just be the last thing standing in the way of Amazon’s total domination.
One man, eight years, nearly 20,000 cat videos, and not a single viral hit
How an animal lover’s hobby of recording himself feeding stray cats exemplifies the glory of the anonymous web.
There’s something fishy about plant-based tuna
Will fishless tuna alternatives actually save the oceans, or are they just a bland-tasting attempt to capitalize off the Impossible Burger’s success?
A Good Place: The happy accident of mistakenly logging onto gail.com
Gail knows you were trying to go to gmail but typed “gail.com” instead, and she’s fine with it.
Lexus is betting big on millennials somehow having money
The Lexus UX is a rich old person’s idea of what a rich young person wants to drive.
A Good Place: The website where lists are No. 1
DigitalDreamDoor.com ranks and categorizes music in more ways than you could possibly imagine.
A Good Place: The comforting allure of a bad photo
The Twitter account Uninteresting Photographs is soothing in its banality.
If PornHub wants to support a cause, start with sex worker rights
The site frequently attaches itself to causes of the day while taking advantage of the people who make its site possible.
What I wouldn’t do for a good night’s sleep
The CBD backlash has already begun, but at least one product aimed at aspirational sleepers is attempting to answer those doubts.
We should turn tech against the people who make it
A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg gleefully talking about the data he “stole” puts Facebook’s sanctimonious approach to moderation to the test.
SnowFreak: The mysterious amateur taking weather reports by storm
Even with all the free services around, people are actually paying for Incremental weather updates by a dedicated enthusiast.
Printers will always be terrible
As time goes on, printers will get worse and worse until none of us own one.
Colonialism is alive in the exploited tech work force
Companies like Facebook and Google continue to unfairly burden English-speaking workers abroad with their worst kinds of labor.
Behind the scenes with the hacktivists who took on Microsoft and the FBI
Two decades ago, the legendary hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow released a piece of software which helped change the way the world thinks about information security.
Big business will always find a way into the cannabis industry
Many municipalities have attempted to set up equity programs to give a leg up to marginalized people who want an honest shot at selling cannabis, but they are still costly and byzantine.
Why would anyone trust Apple with their data?
Every tech company has failed to protect us. Now Apple wants a shot.