These Are Your Favorite Taillights

These Are Your Favorite Taillights

Taillights are an important part of vehicle design. Our own Jason Torchinsky might say, the most important. Done right, they can almost bring the whole vehicle together. Done poorly, they can be terrible and distracting and ruin an otherwise Good Car. One of my favourite taillight designs is the current-gen of…

We Studied 50 Years Of Royal Commissions — Here’s How They Make A Difference

We Studied 50 Years Of Royal Commissions — Here’s How They Make A Difference

On Monday, Scott Morrison announced a royal commission into veteran suicides — the fourth royal commission set up under his prime ministership. But while Morrison says he hopes this will be a “healing process” and it comes after sustained community lobbying, we know royal commissions don’t always fix problems. Only…

Tetris-OS Is an ‘OS’ That Only Plays Tetris

Tetris-OS Is an ‘OS’ That Only Plays Tetris

As a former Tetris fanatic, the idea of an operating system that only runs Tetris, over and over again forever, is fairly compelling. First, my workday would be completely different. Gone are Zoom meetings, mid-morning Slack standups, and endless writing. In fact, a computer that can only play Tetris would…

Amazon’s New Fire Sticks Will Let You Stream in 4k

Amazon’s New Fire Sticks Will Let You Stream in 4k

In the field of smart home devices, Amazon has really been making itself known this year. Back in March the massive online retailer released the latest iteration of its Echo Show series, the Echo Show 10, and last week saw its new mesh Wi-Fi router, the eero 6, hitting our…

Apple Basically Launched a Patreon for Podcasters

Apple Basically Launched a Patreon for Podcasters

On Monday, there were murmurs Apple might launch a podcast subscription service. Today, those rumours came true. Kind of. Instead of Podcast+, we’re getting what’s basically a redesign of the Apple Podcasts app — and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, a new, Patreon-like program for creators.