Joshua Topolsky

Joshua leads the Culture & Innovation portfolio at BDG, which includes Gawker, Mic, Input, and Inverse. He's also the founder of The Outline. Previously he was the Chief Digital Content Officer at Bloomberg, the co-founder of The Verge and co-creator of Vox Media, and Editor-in-chief at Engadget. When not making cool websites for weird people, you can find him tinkering with mechanical keyboards or buying vintage furniture. He hates schedules and loves beautiful things.

My life hasn’t been the same since I got this perfectly square monitor

Open your eyes and see the truth. The Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q is about to change everything you know about monitors.

This Thing Rules

Leak: This internal Facebook benefits video may be its greatest crime

Can a person die from cringing? We’re seriously asking.

Culture

The greatest Garmin watch strap in the world is only $16

The public needs to know about this incredible watch band. And the manufacturer needs to make it in more colors.

This Thing Rules

Apple tells Parler it has 24 hours to clean house or be removed

In an email obtained by Input, Apple has warned the social network to rework its moderation policies if it wants to avoid a ban.

Breaking News

It's time for movie theaters to die so movies can live again

Theaters are shuttering. Blockbusters are getting shelved. Studios are scrambling to find their way. That could be a good thing.

The Contrarian

I rode the Zero SR/F and I will never get on a gas motorcycle again

It's so fast and so furious and so electric that you'll never look back.

This Thing Rules

There are too many emoji and it has to stop

We've gone from creative innuendo and artistic interpretation to literalism that feels more like Newspeak than the future of communication.

The Contrarian

The hottest phone of 2020 is the BlackBerry Classic

It was made in 2014, doesn't have many working apps, and it totally rules.

The Contrarian

Apple has no excuse not to bring Touch ID back with the iPhone 12

In the midst of a pandemic that requires face masks, we need Touch ID more than ever.

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The best part

You'll finally be able to set third-party apps as a default in iOS 14

In a landmark move, Apple will allow third party email and browser apps to become your default choice for your most important apps.

WWDC 2020

'Wild Palms' predicted the future in 1993. Too bad no one was watching.

Bruce Wagner and Oliver Stone's ABC mini-series foretold Trump, VR, the creep of corporations into politics, and the end of reality as we know it.

The Backlog

Itch.io's game bundle has raised $3.4M for racial justice, is now 1,400 titles deep

The independent game store is showing the power of community, and offering one of the greatest gaming deals of all time.

Culture

Apple is going to turn the silicon world upside down at WWDC

A report says the company will trash Intel CPUs in laptops and desktops, and announce a switch to its own, ARM-based chips at the developer conference.

Tech

Mark Zuckerberg, resign from your role as CEO of Facebook

Zuckerberg is not the leader billions of people need right now, showing time and again he is unfit and unequipped to navigate the complex issues he's created.

It's time

Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment

Almost two years ago, I thought VR was on its deathbed. Then something amazing happened.

Culture

'Leather Metropolis' is currently the best video on the internet

"In my religion, god is a computer. And his only son is Master Chief."

Culture

What is wrong with Elon Musk?

The Tesla CEO can't stop saying dumb things. The reason why won't surprise you.

Culture

'Hyper P.T.' is a remake of Hideo Kojima's 'P.T.' in HyperCard

The 'Silent Hill' that was never made comes to life again thanks to developer Ryan Trawick. And it's spectacular.

Gaming
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