Joshua Topolsky

Josh is the Editor-in-chief of Input. 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 of Engadget. He hates schedules and likes beautiful things.
It's time for movie theaters to die so movies can live again
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
In the midst of a pandemic that requires face masks, we need Touch ID more than ever.
Correct opinion
This De'Longhi Super Automatic espresso machine changed my life
Joshua Topolsky
You've been making coffee all wrong. I can help.
The best part
You'll finally be able to set third-party apps as a default in iOS 14
Joshua Topolsky
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, but no one was watching
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
"In my religion, god is a computer. And his only son is Master Chief."
Culture
What is wrong with Elon Musk?
Joshua Topolsky
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
Joshua Topolsky
The 'Silent Hill' that was never made comes to life again thanks to developer Ryan Trawick. And it's spectacular.
Gaming
Sony reveals DualSense, the new controller for the PlayStation 5
Joshua Topolsky and Ryan Houlihan
A surprise reveal of a whole new kind of controller.
Breaking News
Thank god for the internet
Joshua Topolsky
What the hell would be happening now without it?
TGFI
Now that I've found True Lemon packets, I have no need for regular lemons
Joshua Topolsky
Round, fresh lemons? Please. Give me a break.
This Thing Rules
Motorola told iFixit not to do a teardown of our broken Razr
Joshua Topolsky
We wanted iFixit to inspect what had gone wrong with the foldable. Then the phonemaker intervened.
Tech
Motorola Razr review: A tragedy unfolds
Joshua Topolsky
With no real justification for its own design, middling performance, a mediocre camera, and an absurd price tag, the new Razr is a conceptual failure.
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