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You’re Wrong About Voicemail

You’re Wrong About Voicemail

My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We’d repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: Stop leaving me voicemails. Her: I don’t understand. This went on for years, until I figured out she was right all along.

Tracking A Gadget’s Journey From The Mine To Beneath The Christmas Tree

Tracking A Gadget’s Journey From The Mine To Beneath The Christmas Tree

Imagine you’re in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Behind you is China, below you are thousands of tonnes of consumer goods destined for faraway ports, then stores, then maybe a spot beneath a Christmas tree. You are part of a vast economy that supplies the things we buy —…

Riding An E-Bike Built Like A GoKart Is As Fun As It Sounds

Riding An E-Bike Built Like A GoKart Is As Fun As It Sounds

What if you could enjoy the benefits of a bike and the benefits of a car at the same time? Sojourn Labs, a Toronto-based startup, is prototyping a new kind of vehicle built to bridge the gap between bikes and cars, aiming for that happy medium of convenience and safety….