The human being watching the live feed has perfect comic timing.
This footage was shot on film and is presented at 50 (presumably interpolated) frames per second in this compilation of clips. Tokyo in 1973 reminds me of London in 1983. READ THE REST
The New York Subway isn't like this anymore, but the sheer decrepitude and negligence of it in the 80s is always amazing to behold. This video shows a ride to Coney Island in 1987. Londoners like me will sometimes get a bit snooty about this sort of thing, but the London Underground was about as… READ THE REST
After watching this 1960s-vintage British Pathé reel showing how electrical trasmission towers used to be built, I no longer wonder why infrastructure used to be cheap. Hampshire. An item showing the dangerous job of building electricity pylons. Various shots of half built pylons, a man collects his tools and climbs up the side. Part of… READ THE REST
If you're going on a trip, it isn't enough to bring your smartphone and your tablet and your laptop. You also have to bring all the charging cables for your phone. And the one for your tablet. And the charging brick plug-in. And the ones for your laptop. Before you know it, the stockpile of… READ THE REST
For years, karaoke was relegated to those places with a dedicated system and an archive of tracks for use. Now, Karaoke On Demand essentially gives you frustrated artists the chance to bring your song stylings out of the bar and into the outside world 24/7/365…whether the world is ready for you or not. Karaoke On… READ THE REST
With everyone looking for increased portability from all their necessary items, it's a surprise monocular telescopes haven't eclipsed binoculars yet. But it may not be too long before these lightweight marvels are nudging their way past their big, bulkier brother as the instrument people reach for to get a quality view from a distance. While… READ THE REST