ownership

repair

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

"You are no longer licensed to use the software," Adobe told them.
Karl Bode
5.14.19
black mirror

‘Black Mirror’ Made a Murder Thriller About Overbearing Licensing Agreements

"Crocodile" isn't about mind-reading technology, it's about the End User License Agreements that enable it.
Jason Koebler
1.2.18
ownership

Why Is Drone Manufacturer DJI Trying to Fight ISIS?

Today, it's fighting terrorism. But drone no-fly zones are a fundamentally new restriction on the concept of ownership.
Jason Koebler
5.1.17
phones

What You Should Do With Your Phone This Year

Should we all give up and chuck our phones into the river? I asked Jason Koebler about what 2016 holds for phones.
Brian Anderson
1.6.16
Art

This Digital Art Gallery Immortalizes Your Patronage in the Blockchain

"You can buy next-to-impossible-to-valuate works of art with a next-to-impossible-to-valuate currency."
Jordan Pearson
6.19.15
Art

'GTA V' Player Channels His Inner Ai Weiwei

Digital artist Roc Herms transports Weiwei's iconic gesture to Los Santos.
Rubén Moldes
4.30.15
Money

Your Poor Baseball Team Owner Is Lying to You

The story goes that some small-market teams can't keep up with the big boys. This makes sense up until you remember that even small-market teams are crazy rich.
Craig Goldstein
3.9.15
soccer

AFC Wimbledon, the Revolutionary Soccer Club that Refuses to Die

A town that lost its soccer team decided to fight back by starting over from scratch with the fans in control of the club.
Michael Terry
2.10.15
soccer

Against Modern Football, the Controversial Movement to Reclaim a Sport from Capitalism Gone Mad

Banishing the worst of soccer's fans from stadiums has been a double-edged sword that Against Modern Football wishes to turn against those ruling the sport.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
2.5.15
Stuff

We Compared the Public Apologies of a Mysogynistic Comedian and a Sexist Pick-Up Artist

As Julien Blanc, the Canadian pick-up artist, is denied entry to the UK, we take a look at who came off worse: him, or Dapper Laughs—the comedian who sings a song called "Proper Moist."
Eleanor Morgan
11.19.14
Motherboard Blog

Copyright King: Why the "I Have a Dream" Speech Still Isn't Free

We might hold it to be self evident that it can be spread freely. Nope.
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.17.12