The Morning After: Monday January 23, 2017

It's Monday morning, and Samsung's had some explaining to do. The full investigation into its Note 7 battery woes is out. Meanwhile, we test health gadgets that push supplements, and take a look back at Obama's tech legacy.

After Math: Wanna get away?

Welp, It happened. It really happened. The single least qualified person to ever run for public office has somehow landed a gig as leader of the free world. Thanks, Putin. If White Nationalism isn't your cup of tea, don't worry, you're not alone. Thi…

Amazon made a Dash button just for boxes of assorted candy

If you're a creature of habit who doesn't mind introducing a little branding into your home, Amazon's one-touch ordering buttons are useful for re-stocking everything from laundry detergent to Nerf ammo. They can even be programmed to remind you that…

Snowden’s preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected

Lavabit, the encrypted email provider Edward Snowden favored, has risen from the ashes with more security features than before. If you'll recall, company chief Ladar Levison shut it down in 2013 instead of complying with the government's demand to ha…

Shia LaBeouf starts a 4-year livestream to protest Trump

If you were determined to make a political protest through art, and had the luxuries of both fame and modern technology? For Shia LaBeouf, it's simple: start an ambitious livestreaming project. The actor (along with Nastja Säde Rönkk&ouml…

Recommended Reading: Video games and the issue of slavery


How Historical
Games Integrate or
Ignore Slavery
Amanda Kerri,
Rock Paper Shotgun

Video games certainly don't claim to always offer a depiction of the "real world," but for those titles rooted in historical events, how the narrative addresses cert…

Obama’s legacy: The most tech-savvy president

When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid…

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going

Today on In Case You Missed It: A soft robotic device made by Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital researchers has been tested on pigs and so far, seems quite promising in treating heart disease. The robotic heart wraps around parts of existi…