Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is a senior writer for Motherboard.

road trip

This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time

A Harvard sophomore is driving across the country on Google Street View, because this is the world we live in now.
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Climate Hell

The New Ford Bronco Is An Obscene Monument to Climate Denialism

In the year 2020, there is simply no excuse for releasing a brand new SUV without so much as a hybrid option.
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post office

America's Post Office Delivery Trucks Keep Catching Fire

Hundreds of the iconic Post Office delivery trucks have caught on fire in recent years, thanks to a 30-year-old fleet and a manufactured budget crisis.
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How Uber Turned a Promising Bikeshare Company Into Literal Garbage

JUMP wanted to create a better, more bike-friendly world. Former employees told Motherboard how getting acquired by Uber led to JUMP bikes being destroyed by the thousands.
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george floyd

There Needs to Be Consequences

The George Floyd protests are, at their core, about being done with living in a society where people get away with crimes and cheat the rest of us.
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Personal Vehicles

New Yorkers Are Thinking About Getting Cars Because of COVID-19

New York is the last American city where people of all incomes can live an easy car-free life. That might be changing.
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Social Media

The Park Probably Isn’t As Crowded As That Viral Photo Makes It Seem

Photos aren’t very good at conveying depth perception, meaning social distance shaming via social media can be misleading.
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Coronavirus Is Not a Good Reason to Abandon Cities

Coronavirus has raised the question of whether density in cities is good or bad. The answer depends on what politicians do next.
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Silicon Valley

Everything Is Innovative When You Ignore the Past

As it invents the future, Silicon Valley has never cared much about the past. Maybe it’s afraid of what it might find.
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People Are Jailbreaking Used Teslas to Get the Features They Expect

Tesla is getting more aggressive in revoking paid software features on used cars, raising the stakes in a battle over what used Teslas can do that has raged for years.
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Big Ass Cars

Electric or Not, Big SUVs Are Inherently Selfish

A battery-powered Hummer may be better for the environment, but it reinforces the culture of waste and excess that got us into this environmental mess in the first place.
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16 project

What Life Is Like at 'Disneyland for Athletes'

Nico Mejia and Emiliana Arango takes us inside Florida's IMG Academy, where elite teenage athletes have access to high-class amenities and staffs dedicated to ensuring they're ready for a career in pro sports.
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