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Tuesday February 12, 2019. 08:25 PM
I posted about this tiny Bluetooth speaker last year, and shortly after that, it was no longer available on Amazon. It's back now at a great price. The sound quality is really good for such a small device, and it will run for about 4 hours on a charge. It also works as a...
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A 'lobbyist for a major bank' told Reuters that they're afraid to meet with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who now sits on Congress's Financial Services Committee, because 'anything you do or say can be used against you' -- the lobbyist likened meeting with AOC to 'going in to...
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KING 5 news up in Seattle compiled this selection of drivers in Lynnwood, a suburb south north of town, who really should not be out in their pokey little front-wheel-drive compacts. [Thanks, Dean!] Correction: Lynnwood is north of Seattle, not south of it.
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Malawi's 'barefoot engineers' are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor and/or rural women. Only 10% of Malawi is electrified: solar holds the...
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'An empty presentation delivered by a charismatic speaker can impress even an experienced audience,' says Greg Ross of the Futility Closet, in his post about the 'Dr. Fox Effect.' This [Rockwell Retro Encabulator] presentation, an in-joke among engineers, is technobabble but ...
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This cat Shaft is a bad mother.
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A teen's Reddit post went viral when he asked the public how he could get vaccinated. 'My parents are kind of stupid and don't believe in vaccines. Now that I'm 18, where do I go to get vaccinated? Can I get vaccinated at my age?' The Ohio high school student, Ethan...
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How does a $50 drone compare against a $1,400 Mavic 2 Pro? Well, I was hoping this test would reveal that the $50 knockoff was about half as good as the Mavic. But it turns out that the knockoff is so crappy that it's 0% as good. It can't deal with a light breeze, it loses...
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Make awesome Death Star waffles. I have a set of silicone Star Wars pancake molds, while my sister has this Death Star waffle iron. Her IG photos of waffles look a hell of a lot better than my 'Vader's mask after Luke and Palpatine kick his ass' pancakes. Win the familial ...
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On Sunday, UK-based backyard astrophotographer Szabolcs Nagy captured a series of images of the International Space Station transiting the moon and combined them in the captivating GIF above. Nagy's tools, seen below in the parking lot where he set up for the shoot, were a...
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Just 40 years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village next to Hong Kong. Today it's a high tech city of 13 million people and known as both the 'factory to the world,' and the 'Silicon Valley of China.' After watching this Bloomberg video, I think it's the other way around --...
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In 1947, an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its crew (or a weather balloon, or a nuclear test surveillance device) crashed on a ranch about 75 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. That 78 acre property has just changed hands for the first time since the early 1950s when it...
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This guy has a lot of security cameras, and he put them to good use to make a mini-documentary about tracking down a porch pirate. First, we see a black-and-white security camera view of a young woman walking up his driveway. The scene switches to a doorbell camera, where we ...
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Love was so much easier in the 80s. KC and The Sunshine Band will always and forever be a favorite.
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In Brooklyn, New York today, on the sixth day of jury deliberations, a court convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. Alan Feuer's incredible reporting on the case is essential reading. It has been a dramatic trial indeed: tales of bribes, murders, naked...
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Lovesync is a pushbutton system for romantic partners. Each partner gets a button. When one of the partners wants sex, they push the button. Nothing happens unless/until the other partner pushes their own button within a specified time window, then both buttons glow...
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In 1960, the US Air Force asked the RAND Corporation to evaluate the possibility of using stationary rockets to pause the Earth's rotation in the event of a nuclear attack. Called 'Project Retro,' the idea was that the 'a huge rectangular array of one thousand first-stage...
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When booking a flight, it's often cheaper to buy tickets for a connecting flight — one in which your destination is the first leg of the flight. You then get off the plane and ignore the second leg. This is a trick that some passengers do to save money, and apparently...
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates made some comments this week on the 'tax the rich' ideas making the rounds in America. Taxing the rich is fine, he said in an interview with The Verge, and 'more progressive' taxes on the ultra rich are okay. Gates then went on to...
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Fashion designers often make Derek Zoolander look like Albert Einstein, but in picking 2019 to be the year of smirking references to racist imagery, they really outdid themselves. The latest celebrity endorser to be humiliated by something under their name? Katy Perry's...
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