These prints are a one/two punch square in my art/design and Macintosh obsessions at the same time—so insanely cool I can't stand it. Susan Kare, the designer who created these original Macintosh icons, has released an edition of art prints featuring the famous icons. There are a few sizes of each ranging from 8.5" x 11" (edition of 200) to 30" x 40" (edition of 100) - all are signed and numbered. If this was pre-dotcom bubble era 1.0, I'd totally buy every single one at the largest size and get them framed for my excessively large office. Alas, we're many years past that, and I need to be more conservative with my funds. That 30"x40" spray can one is killing it though (hint hint). [Thanks to Tim Shey for the heads up]
[My EFF colleague Bill Budington has a fantastic report on all the ways that Ring surveils its own customers. Caveat emptor, indeed. -Cory] Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
A 15th-century cesspit found under Somerset House in London has been lovingly recreated as a 3D model that you can explore in your web browser. [via Londonist] Archaeologists from MOLA also uncovered a number of interesting objects from the pit: “These include a rare 14th century ‘Penn’ floor tile – a decorating material of choice […]
In the early days of the web, everyone wanted a .com domain for their site. As a result, all the good ones got snapped up. But .com no longer has the cachet it once did. In fact, many new businesses and individuals are opting for other top-level domain extensions. One of the most memorable is […]
Most streaming fanatics have access to perhaps one or two go-to platforms that they use to binge-watch their favorite shows every night. But there’s always that elusive streaming platform that we secretly crave but never sign up for—leading to bitter nights filled with missed content. So why not enter to win not only a 1-year […]
Thanks to a series of progressive movements throughout the United States, more and more states are allowing people to smoke in the great outdoors with absolute freedom. Unfortunately, most pipe-makers have been slow to catch up with this new reality, which leads to avid smokers stuffing a cumbersome glass pipe in their pocket every time […]