Adam is a writer with an interest in a variety of mediums, from podcasts to comic books to video essays to novels to blogging — too many, basically. He's based out of Seattle, and remains a staunch defender of his state's slogan: "sayWA." In his spare time, he recommends articles about science fiction on Twitter, @AdamRRowe

 

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Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also…

What Women’s Restrooms Can Tell Us About Tech Conference Sexism

When commercial product manager Lin Classon stepped inside a ladies’ restroom at Amazon Web Services’ 2017 re:Invent conference, she wasn’t surprised. Instead, she was alone. An empty women’s restroom functions as the canary in the coal mine of the tech industry. As Lin explains, the…

The Secret to a Successful Subscription Service? Make the Best Stuff Free.

Subscriptions are big now. The advertising model has long supported print magazines and newspapers. But the internet’s hyper-targeted ad model quickly lead to a devaluation, powering the rise of ad blockers. For years, publishers struggled to balance a quality of engagement with the need…

9 Apps and Websites to Help You Travel the World

47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather spend money on travelling than on buying a house. That’s nearly twice the amount of those 45 and older — 26 percent — who said the same. That’s quite the generational difference,…

Why Retailers Love Gift Cards and How to Get the Most Out of Yours

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Take care when recycling your wrapping paper this post-holiday season, because the last thing you want to do is accidentally throw out your favorite Christmas gift. Gift cards are a popular holiday item — total gift card purchases peaked at $130 billion in 2015,…

The First Rule of Side-Gigging: Lean Towards Passive Income

Over the past two years, 85 percent of side-giggers made less than $500 a month. Of the 79,420 creators striving to earn a living on Patreon, just two percent make more than the federal minimum wage of $1,160 a month. In other words, you’re…

TechCo’s 2018 Predictions for the Future of Tech

Tech innovations tend to be tied to visions of the future, from the Apple’s “sleek and white” house style, evocative of a spaceship, to the sci-fi origins of words like “virus” or “cyberspace.” And by looking to the near future, we can better understand…

How Apple Is Culling the App Store in 2018

In many ways, Apple is the face of the mobile world and the closed internet. Since debuting its revolutionary iPhone in 2007, the tech giant has taken care to curate what it does and doesn’t allow on its platform — lists of the company’s…

Why a Unique Business Idea Is the Last Thing an Entrepreneur Needs

Creativity is overrated. Sure, sequels are huge, but even the original films in the most beloved franchises weren’t that original: Star Wars is just a classic epic fantasy remixed with space samurai and an opening title crawl swiped from Flash Gordon. Why? Because it…

3 Tips to Remember When Managing Email Over the Holidays

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Email: the bane of a modern worker’s daily productivity. Open and respond to a dozen emails at the start of your day, and you’ll still have another one or two dozen in your inbox by the end of it. And over the holidays, when…

The Data Indicates Netflix Is Winning Its Battle Against Customers’ Sleep

Netflix might be sweating a bit following the news of a Disney/Fox merger, given Disney’s upcoming rival service, but there’s no disputing the video streaming service’s dominance over the current market. How could you, when Netflix is responsible for nearly a third of all home…

This Holiday Season, Smart Toys Come With FBI Warnings

So you’ve finished all your shopping — with the aid of our excellent suite of holiday gift guides, of course — and you’re finally settling down for a long winter’s nap. But first, the FBI would like a word. Their public service announcement was…

The Augmented Reality Market Is Predicted to Hit $133.7B by 2021

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The augmented reality market is still on the rise. New numbers just out from Zion Market Research put the global augmented reality market at an estimated USD 133.78 billion in 2021. For reference, it clocked in at just 3.33 billion in 2015. Why is AR’s star rising…