An Imaginary Car From An Imaginary Country: 1977 Spiro Scrubber

An Imaginary Car From An Imaginary Country: 1977 Spiro Scrubber

The term “death cult” is certainly potent and evocative, but it’s also so sensationalising that it tends to deaden any objectivity when it comes to any culture that gets associated with the term. That’s why I’m reluctant to bring it up now when talking about the cars made by the…

Microsoft Brings An End To Reply Allpocalypses

Microsoft Brings An End To Reply Allpocalypses

Accidentally hitting reply-all on an email thread was one of the earliest online faux pas to emerge. This week, Microsoft began rolling out a feature to help save future inboxes from ever knowing the horror.

Everything You Need To Start Your Own Podcast On The Cheap

Everything You Need To Start Your Own Podcast On The Cheap

If you’re keen to start your very own podcast, now’s the time—you’re bored at home, you’ve got a captive audience of people also bored at home, and everything you need to get up and running can be got at affordable prices and operated within the confines of your own four…

7 Things I Liked About David Lynch’s Dune (And 8 I Didn’t)

7 Things I Liked About David Lynch’s Dune (And 8 I Didn’t)

Earlier this year, I set out to read Frank Herbert’s Dune for the first time. This was for two reasons: 1) to be ready for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation that comes out this December, and 2) so I could finally watch the 1984 David Lynch film. I’d heard legends of this…

Zoom’s Adding End-to-End Encryption For Real This Time, But It Will Cost You

Zoom’s Adding End-to-End Encryption For Real This Time, But It Will Cost You

Zoom, the video conferencing platform du jour while nearly everyone’s stuck inside under shelter-in-place orders, has been gradually beefing up its security as part of a 90-day plan after a wave of disturbing troll attacks drew international ire. On Thursday the company announced its latest step: finally implementing the kind…

‘I Do This Work Because I Love A Good Crisis’

‘I Do This Work Because I Love A Good Crisis’

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from workers in city government, a car dealership, and elsewhere as they navigate financial and mental health struggles. If you’d like to submit a story, use this…