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Self-Checkouts: A Big Experiment Gone Wrong?

It’s always a bit humiliating when you’re the guy at the self-checkout whose screen freezes up and starts flashing, prompting the attendant to come over and free you like you’re the kid whose bumper car broke….

Do You Even Need a Note-Taking App?

Taking notes has come a long way since the loose leaf in my school notebooks were covered with swirly doodles and repeated attempts at a cool signature. Today every thought can be quickly recorded and collated in elaborate co…

Robot Vacuums Are No Longer Bumbling Idiots

For years it’s been hard to take robot vacuums seriously, and they often come off like a boring, furless pet. We often picture them bumping into walls, leaving a trail of moon dust wherever they go, and running out of batteri…

Should You Bother With an Email Signature?

Email signatures ostensibly make your communiqués look like they’re wearing a nice suit, but really, it’s just an extra part of the email that we can’t help but read. No one likes to read more emails than they have to….

Now Even Walmart Wants to See You Half-Naked

The only small physical space people like to spend less time in than a change room is a portable toilet, and even then, it’s close. We tend to approach trying on pants in a department store like defusing a bomb. If it doesn’t…

Night-Lights Are Good for Adults, Too

It’s a bit embarrassing when friends come over and ask why I have night-lights all over the place. When I was a kid, I had night-lights because I was afraid of the dark. As an adult, I have them so I can pee late at night wit…
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