Via the BB Submitterator, reader Chris Combs tells us: "The Washington, DC transit authority contracted with a proprietary company for their RFID-based fare card system, SmarTrip. Now, just six years after getting the system fully installed, the DC Metro system says that their contractor Cubic will no longer sell them the farecards, and they only have enough stockpile to last until 2012. The best solution they've got is replacing every fare box and farecard… again. Kicker: they're paying more than $3 each for bog-standard 13.56MHz RFIDs, which can be purchased singly by normal folks for $.25."
The Smile—Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with Sons of Kemet's Tom Skinner—released their first track, "You Will Never Work in Television Again," earlier this month. Check it out below. But the above brand new single, "The Smoke," is a much funkier, jazzier affair. Dig those horn parts from tuba player Theon Cross, trumpeter Byron… READ THE REST
Charles Berthoud, a talented bassist who can play a mean one-string bass, added cello strings to his electric bass guitar. And then he beautifully played it with a bow. Always experimenting, Berthoud is a true inspiration for any creative person, musician or not. READ THE REST
In the clip above, fitness trainer Justin Agustin explains a popular military technique to train yourself to fall asleep in two minutes. It's not unlike a body scan meditation to systematically relax yourself. From Yahoo! News: When the mind starts to wander, repeating the phrase "Don't think" for 10 seconds can help one fall back… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly) answering work emails to shopping for a new ride. But with all these digital tasks come many annoying roadblocks,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how important it is to keep them active and stimulate their curiosity. They can get bored quickly of stationary toys, and… READ THE REST
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