Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign… »8/05/15 8:06am

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Goes Off-Road With the RC Weiner Rover

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is easily the most distinct and recognizable vehicle roaming the country. But that fragile fiberglass body means it’s not really designed for off-road adventures. So to spread hot dog propaganda to hikers, campers, and picnickers, there’s now a smaller RC version of that iconic… »7/23/15 11:20am

Apple Might Start Showing People Ads Based on Their Bank Balances

Just when you thought Apple wasn’t integrated into your life enough, the company just won a patent for a system that targets ads based on how much money people have. This is the same Apple that’s promised not to monetize your data. As Tim Cook said last year: “You’re not our product.” Until you are, apparently. »7/16/15 10:50am

The New York Times Brand Studio Cares Most About Gay Rights (On Twitter)

Moments after the Supreme Court guaranteed everyone in the country the right to marry the person of their choosing this past Friday, gay America’s greatest allies sprung into action, loudly broadcasting their support for the decision. Without a thought to detractors, without a worry about the shrinking minority of… »7/08/15 10:40am