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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The Digital Bromad: How Toxic Masculinity Thrives Abroad

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Skype calls in cafes without using headphones. Crushing it, killing it, destroying it. Entitled and arrogant. Crossfit. Meet the digital bromad. The digital nomad life means flexibility and freedom for those carving out a location-independent career. Web developers, copy editors, online marketers, or graphic…

Report: The Bay Area Isn’t Bleeding Tech Workers After All

In 2015, a worker in the San Francisco Bay Area earning $100,000 a year would need to put their entire post-tax salary into renting a three-bedroom apartment. The popular tech destination is infamous for that extreme cost of living, which has worsened in recent…

All The Security Updates to Expect From Apple’s New iOS 11.3

Apple’s iOS 11.3 comes with plenty of intriguing updates, but the new security measures and upgrades are worth covering in depth. After all, in 2018, data security is everything. First, we saw a rough 2017 in which news of massive data leaks, breaches, and…

The Secret to Viral Products, According to a Meme Business Founder

Is it possible to boil down the secret to creating viral products? Dank Tank founder Jason Wong believes it all comes down to two keys things: emotional reaction, and fear of missing out. Nail those, and you might just be in business. Wong ought…

Everything to Know About Apple’s Education Event iOS Updates

Apple’s first public event of 2018 — an education-focused presentation held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois — just dropped a lot of news. But while the new $299-for-schools iPad and its Pencil compatibility might be the flashiest news out from the…

How Patreon Can Help the Internet’s Creative Entrepreneurs

Earning a living online isn’t easy. For years, the primary way to monetize your creative hobby online was through advertisements. Yet the biggest ad-supported platforms only pay creators between $.10 to as little as $.0005 for each fan that enjoys their content. Enter Patreon,…

How Much Does Facebook Know About You? Three Tools to Find Out

For years, millions of us have shrugged off nagging privacy concerns about Facebook’s use of our data. Now, with Facebook at the heart of a colossal data-mining process conducted by political-strategy company Cambridge Analytica, those days are abruptly behind us. Your likes, your interests,…

The 5 Latest Scam Emails You Should Avoid

Scam emails have come a long way from requests for money from far-flung lonely hearts, or investment opportunities from dubious overseas princes. These days, email scammers are cannier than ever at imitating legitimate brands to trick victims. With 26 percent of U.S. adults saying they are…

10 Most Fun Yet Useless Chrome Extensions Available Today

Grammerly. Honey. Lastpass. They’re all wildly popular Chrome extensions, a category of browser add-ons that is itself so popular that you can now install an Opera extension that does nothing but allow you to add Chrome extensions to your Opera browser. But the time-saving or photo-sharing…

How Instagram Powers One Sci-Fi Lover’s Book Dealing Business

When Adam Axler, the bookseller behind the Instagram account Collectible Science Fiction, first joined the service, his profile picture was David Pelham’s 1973 cover to science fiction master Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. It’s an evocative work featuring a surreal image of two eye-like globes…

Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Meat

One popular Bill Gates quote sums up the difficulties of predicting the future: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Potentially massive new technologies like self-driving cars…

Off the Grid: 4 Types of Americans Who Never Use the Internet

As the internet has grown more and more important to modern life, a backlash has arisen. The “I Quit Facebook” article has been a popular genre of think-piece practically since the social platform existed, but it has picked up momentum in the past few…

The Top 10 Venture Firms in Miami

If you’re in the Miami startup community, you have a lot of perks. The sunny Florida tech hub is seeing a growing number of startups and hosts a booming cottage industry of coworking spaces. They have plenty of accelerators and incubators. If you went to the…

We’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Social Media Subcultures

Reporters and major media outlets in general often fail to accurately mirror the social media niches that are so available to them. Twitter subcultures are the best example, and the Knight Foundation — non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering journalism and the arts — has…

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Everything You Need to Know About the Decentralized Internet

When HBO’s Silicon Valley returns for another season next month, the socially inept Pied Piper team will have pivoted into an entirely new business plan: the creation of a decentralized network that will allow the internet to run off of everyone’s smartphones rather than dedicated servers….

Does the Tech Industry Have an Office Romance Problem?

Quick, guess how many people have had sex with a coworker. 10 percent of them? 20? 50? The actual number is a massive 59.7 percent, and that’s just the ones that admitted to it in a recent study. That wasn’t the only surprising fact in…