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Was Long-Distance Calling a Scam?

Remember long-distance calling from landlines? If you wanted to call someone in a different area code, or at least someone fairly far away from you,…

An Oral History of ‘Snake’ on Nokia

Taneli Armanto doesn’t like to tell people he changed the world. In fact, unless you’re a family friend, I’d bet you haven’t heard of the…

Scam Calls Will Be What Finally Destroys America

Early in 2017, an NBC News article wondered, “Will Trump Administration Mean More Robocalls?” Two years later, we have an answer: no fucking shit. Robocalls…

Bring Back the Ringtone

The latest iPhone might be made of surgical-grade steel and have beyond-DSLR photo specs, but if one rings in a room full of iPhones, can…