( Update: De-typo'd image above, thanks Jess!) The guy who created those Death and Taxes posters has created a new gem: "389 YEARS AGO." Jess Bachman explains, "It's not for the policy wonks but I think people will love it. Probably the only thing with Obama's name on it that you might keep around after he is out of office. Anyways, if black history is your thing, or even if it's not, you can't deny the progress we have ALL made." They're $35 while the first printing lasts, plus S/H.
Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea. Back in 1879, the kilogram became an actual, physical object. Expert craftsmen in Britain literally created the prototype for the modern kilogram, a golf-ball… READ THE REST
On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake northeast of the main island of Honshu. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake caused a series of tsunamis that destroyed coastal regions on the island and triggered a nuclear power plant cooling system failure. Almost 20,000 people died. The video above shows a coastal town getting… READ THE REST
CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang tried to pull a fast one over Press Secretary Jen Psaki, using the phrase "a lot of Americans" rather than "Donald Trump" when discussing who is concerned about immigrant "surges happening under President Biden's watch." But nothing gets past Psaki, who crisply makes Jiang clarify, and then brilliantly responds. READ THE REST
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on… READ THE REST
Households are adding more and more smart devices every day. That rush includes voice assistants, security systems, coffeemakers, and even light bulbs. Of course, they're not so "smart" without a home Wi-Fi router. Without the beating heart of your smart home, your thermostats and cameras have to be turned on and off the old-fashioned way. Considering… READ THE REST
Terms like revolutionary and groundbreaking get thrown around a lot in the tech arena. Sometimes, they're warranted. Other times…not so much. Then, there are buzzy new paradigm-shifting technologies that, even for all of their press, might actually be underrated in light of their ultimate global impact. Those keyed in the know that blockchaining is the… READ THE REST