The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has scanned and posted online more than half of the museum's 1,300 posters related to flight. The gorgeous artwork in the Fly Now! collection spans from 1827 to today and covers all manner of aerospace, from ballooning to space travel, airline ads to air show broadsides. The Museum's AirSpace blog has several interesting behind-the-scenes photos of the process of examining, scanning, cataloging, and storing the posters. Above left, Flughafen Frankfurt poster celebrating acrobatic aeronaut K. Paulus. Above right, 1919 advertisement for Compagnie Aerienne Francaise by artist Jean Carlu.
Two officers from Buffalo police department were suspended late Thursday after footage of them shoving an elderly man spread on social media. The man, who was unarmed and clearly unthreatening to the officers, was seriously injured and taken to hospital. Buffalo police claimed he tripped and fell. Only the footage, which shows the man unconscious […]
On Wednesday during a “Justice for George Floyd” protest, a late-night dance party broke out in downtown Oakland. Thousands of masked people took to the streets in this peaceful past-curfew street fête. Robb Benson: After several nights of violent confrontations with the police & the announcement by Minn Attorney General Keith Ellis of the elevation […]
This dongle allegedly converts “household” — i.e. 110v AC power — to 3.5mm. It’s misdescribed and is for photographic use (if it were intended to be jammed in the mains, the prongs would have holes) but it makes me think a splendid purpose would be for the gadget mafia to use to issue death threats […]
The world is holding its collective breath. As states begin cautiously reopening, no one is sure exactly what to expect. But one thing is clear: most Americans are worried about their bank accounts. By the end of March, the average American household was spending 40 percent less on their credit cards than they were one […]
Over 25 years, eBay has carved out its space as the commerce hub of choice online. With 182 million users worldwide, that works out to about 35 percent of all US mobile users who shop those eBay storefronts. But did you know there are usually around 1.3 billion — with a B — active for-sale […]
Software apps are a dime a dozen. Well, if you’re going by their actual monetary cost, maybe not really. But considering how useless some poorly conceived, poorly executed apps are at doing the job you actually downloaded them to accomplish, it isn’t a stretch to think that many apps aren’t even worth a free download. […]