Ashwin Rodrigues

Ashwin Rodrigues is a writer based in San Francisco. He's interested in health, technology, comedy, and hip-hop, and has written about some of those things for Tonic, Motherboard, and McSweeney's. 

Opinion

Actually, Vegan Ice Cream Is Just as Good as the Dairy Kind

Why does approval of this seemingly benign genre of dessert evoke such a passionately negative response?
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.13.19
Actually

Actually, NY-Style Deli Sandwiches Are Too Goddamn Huge

I'm gonna fill you in on a sandwich hack that will change your life (and the way you eat pastrami).
Ashwin Rodrigues
4.11.19
sorry to disrupt

I Tried to Replace My Laptop with My Phone and a $20 Bluetooth Keyboard

As my aging MacBook circles the drain, I wonder: have I overestimated my computing needs?
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.10.18
hot sauce

Which Fast Food Chain Makes the Best Hot Sauce?

A comprehensive review of the genre.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.28.18
Whopper Sacrifice 2.0

How Burger King Can Fight InfoWars on Facebook

In 2009 the Whopper Sacrifice app encouraged people to unfriend people on Facebook in exchange for delicious burgers. It's time to bring it back.
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.16.18
Facebook

Our Brains Are Being Overloaded With Push Notifications About Nothing

As social media vies for our attention, networks have begun sending us notifications that have nothing to do with our activity on the site.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.19.18
Apple

If iPhone Moves to USB-C, We Must Embrace One Last Dongle

Apple is rumored to be mulling a switch from Lightning ports to USB-C. It would mean more people will have to use a dongle in the short term, but it'd be for the best.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.13.18
punchline

This Twitter Bot Is Generating Jokes and It's Funnier Than You

Headlinertron is processing comedy specials to create its own jokes.
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.22.18
uber

Uber Driver's Car Shot Up After He Becomes an Unwilling Getaway Driver

Uber driver avoids paying the ultimate price, gets charged $1,000 instead.
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.16.18
Motherboard

This Plugin Helps You Quit Smoking By Showing You How Much Money You've Saved

Smokers with Macs: help is on the way.
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.15.18
tech

San Francisco's Bizarre Scooter War Shows How Tech Companies Ignore the Law

Yet another startup-led trend has resulted in a massive backlash and threats of regulation.
Ashwin Rodrigues
4.13.18
immigration

San Franciscans Hate These New Anti-Immigrant Ads

A group spent $80,000 on them, but few commuters I talked to liked them—if they even noticed the messages.
Ashwin Rodrigues
3.20.18
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