Texting While Walking? Montclair, Ca. will start issuing $100 fines in August 2018.
Are we so distracted that we can’t look out for our own safety? Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way to stay in touch with people outside of social media, but the hard part is when people constantly text even when completing their daily errands. Walking […]
Buying a Bay Area home now a struggle even for Apple, Google engineers
Bay Area home prices are out of reach for many middle-income families, but surely if you’re a highly prized engineer at Apple or Google you can afford a house here, right? Not so fast. These days even high-paid tech workers — the very people often blamed for driving up home prices — have to stretch to buy […]
Why Personal Tech Is Depressing
We live in an era of previously unimaginable luxury. Without leaving our sofas, we can conjure almost any book or film on our phone and enjoy it with exotic cuisine delivered right to our doorstep via an app. But there is a cost to this convenience that doesn’t appear on your credit-card statement. Our indoor, sedentary […]
Why do fans riot after a win? The science behind Philadelphia’s Super Bowl chaos.
Fires in the streets. Smashed windows. Flipped cars. Light poles toppled by alcohol-fueled crowds. Philadelphia awoke this morning after the triumph of Super Bowl Sunday to a city in disarray and this vexing question: What is it about sports that makes fans riot? Why do fans care so intensely about their teams? What is going […]