Poet Jon Cotner takes people on "conceptual walks" around New York City: "I'll give each participant two lines to repeat to strangers on the sidewalk. Possible lines include: "That looks pretty cozy" (uttered when someone approaches with a baby carriage); "That's a good-looking wolfpack" (uttered when someone passes with three or more dogs); "I hear that's a nice way to cool off" (said when someone passes with an ice-cream cone, iced coffee, or slushy) ... they inevitably produce laughter and warm, oceanic feelings. They replace urban anonymity with something bordering on affection -- even if it's fleeting. The accumulation of these moments can be blissful."
Do Not Track was a standardized way for browsers to tell services that their owners did not consent to having their activities and usage logged; however, it was subverted by Big Tech and big media companies and turned into a useless tick-box that had virtually no impact on your privacy.
Whether you own or rent your place, insurance on that home is a necessary hassle – but a new tech-driven company called Lemonade is starting to show that while it might indeed be a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here’s the way insurance typically works: You pay premiums and hope an accident […]
People tend to keep luggage around for a long time. And why not? New suitcases are pricey, and no matter how banged up or patched up that old bag gets, it still holds your clothes. Right? Maybe not. Here are 15 travel bags and accessories that make a strong case for upgrading your gear. They’ve […]
Do you own a Mac? Unless you’re using it for a paperweight, you almost can’t afford not to get the Magnificent Mac Bundle. It’s a roundup of some truly essential security and file management apps, bundled up with great photo and video enhancers. The best part is that all nine apps are potentially available for […]