Joel Runyon writes about "An Unexpected Ass Kicking," intellectually speaking, which he received in a Portland coffee shop from Russell Kirsch—the 80-year-old man who invented America's first internally programmable computer. Kirsch isn't a big fan of Apple products.
I'll bet you can recognize these famous meme faces even though I've mosaiced the heck out of them. Click here to see who they are and what they look like today. READ THE REST
My fiance and I stumbled across a very cool YouTube series last night. Called Getting Dressed in…, it features men and women getting dressed in the 14th century, 1665 Delft, 18th century, 19th century, during WWI, and more. Great stuff! Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Henry VIII went through six wives, themselves later the subject of a delightful musical theatre experience. During the English Civil War, his crown was reportedly melted down by order of the famed imperialist shitbag Oliver Cromwell—but now, some 350 years later, the central figurine to the crown may have been rediscovered by a casual treasure… READ THE REST
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on… READ THE REST
Households are adding more and more smart devices every day. That rush includes voice assistants, security systems, coffeemakers, and even light bulbs. Of course, they're not so "smart" without a home Wi-Fi router. Without the beating heart of your smart home, your thermostats and cameras have to be turned on and off the old-fashioned way. Considering… READ THE REST
Terms like revolutionary and groundbreaking get thrown around a lot in the tech arena. Sometimes, they're warranted. Other times…not so much. Then, there are buzzy new paradigm-shifting technologies that, even for all of their press, might actually be underrated in light of their ultimate global impact. Those keyed in the know that blockchaining is the… READ THE REST