Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is a senior writer for Motherboard.

gig economy

Lime Has Slashed Pay Rates for Scooter Chargers So Much People Have Stopped Doing It

“At $3.30 you're basically paying Lime for the privilege of charging their scooters for them,” one juicer commented on Reddit. “Fuck that.”
Aaron Gordon
2.19.20
Tesla

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.
Aaron Gordon
2.11.20
HUMAN RIGHTS

Satellite Imagery Service Used by Human Rights Investigators Abruptly Shuts Down

TerraServer, a high-definition satellite imagery service used by independent investigators and journalists with limited budgets, shuttered Monday. Now, human rights abuse researchers are unsure where to turn next.
Aaron Gordon
2.4.20
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.
Aaron Gordon
2.3.20
DRONES

The Colorado Mystery Drones Weren’t Real

The mysterious drone sightings that captured national attention were a classic case of mass hysteria.
Aaron Gordon
1.29.20
Tesla

Senator Tells Tesla to Stop Calling It 'Autopilot'

The name “promotes confusion” according to Senator Ed Markey, leading drivers to believe the car can drive itself, which it cannot.
Aaron Gordon
1.27.20
climate change

Softbank’s CEO Is Helping Indonesia Build a New Capital

Tony Blair and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi are also lending a hand. What could possibly go wrong?
Aaron Gordon
1.14.20
AI

The Greatest Minds of My Generation Made This Machine That Makes Gross Pizza

It can make a lot of pizza, but why?
Aaron Gordon
1.13.20
DRONES

Mass Panic: It’s Not Clear That Colorado’s Mystery Drones Even Exist

Drone hobbyists say the media and the FAA regularly uses drone panic to enact strict regulations.
Aaron Gordon
1.13.20
transportation

The MTA Is Going After an Etsy Artist Over a New York Subway Map It Didn’t Make

Jake Berman spent more than 300 hours making his own subway map because he didn't like the MTA's. Now the MTA says he can't sell it.
Aaron Gordon
1.9.20
Terraform

The Worst Commute

A snapshot from a future in which a billionaire tech guru has bought and "disrupted" the subway in New York City.
Aaron Gordon
6.15.18
BTA

Meet the Spreadsheet That Can Solve NYC Transit (and the Man Who Made It)

Charles Komanoff's 'Balanced Transportation Analyzer' is the most comprehensive accounting possible of how a congestion charge in Manhattan would affect New York City.
Aaron Gordon
11.17.17
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