A followup on Emily Good, the woman who was arrested for video-recording a police stop from her front yard: during a neighborhood meeting in support of Ms Good, Rochester Police came out with a ruler and measured the parking-distance of the attendees' cars. Cars that were more than 12 inches from the curb (even by half an inch) were ticketed. Needless to say, the 12 inch ordinance isn't normally enforced with this kind of vigor.
Today in the humble history of the internet: the very first webcam was invented in 1991 because computer science researchers at the University of Cambridge just wanted to see if there was coffee in the break room. Quentin Stafford-Fraser wrote software dubbed "XCoffee" to save his coworkers the disappointment of walking all the way to… READ THE REST
The personal data of more than 100 million T-Mobile users is for sale online and the company says it is investigating the claim. Joseph Cox at Vice first reported on the forum post touting the cache, which offers names, addresses, social security numbers and phone numbers. "T-Mobile USA. Full customer info," the seller told Motherboard… READ THE REST
I reel at the knowledge that the Nokia Communicator is 25 years old. The 1996 gadget was the first that combined cellphone, built-in keyboard and a solid set of apps without being bigger than a cellphone—half a decade before the first BlackBerry of any consequence. The phone had 8 MB of memory and a 33MHz… READ THE REST
From shelves that can't manage to stay level to weeds that grow faster than your beard, there are lots of things to tend to around the house these days. And if your tool arsenal is looking a little sparse, GardenJoy has some great tools that can really save the day. In fact, here are five… READ THE REST
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throughout 2020. After living through such a tense time when it was rare that we could even leave our houses, New Yorkers may… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST