Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's largest model train set. It's so large—including airports, cityscapes and even seas—that to even call it a train set seems a good example of the German sense of humor. It covers 1,500 square meters, has 260,000 figurines in it , 9,250 cars, 1,040 trains, 42 planes, 385,000 LEDs, and cost 21 million Euros to construct.
"The Map" looks at the history of the famed MTA subway map in New York City and describes their process in creating a live map that shows train locations, temporary reroutes, and other real-time updates. I was very pleased to see the clip from The Warriors, because that is what I think of when I… READ THE REST
CashNet posted a weirdly wonderful map of popular local monsters from all around the globe. I have no idea why this was the sort of content that someone felt the need to make for a website about financial planning, but it happened. You can check out a larger version of the world cryptid map here,… READ THE REST
Google Maps' reviewing system has provided a platform for Nazi sympathizers and antisemitic harassment for years. It's a quiet example of the trillion-dollar tech giant's disinterest in moderation—and a loud warning about how easy it is for the far right to appropriate online services. Most items in Google Maps are treated like businesses which can… READ THE REST
Well, if the opening days of 2021 are any indication of what's to come, we may not find the peace and normalcy we hoped for after 2020 any time soon. Of course, that doesn't mean you have to slip into a dark funk and let the fear, confusion, and general insanity of our daily lives… READ THE REST
For all the innovations in streaming, HD film quality, and web-based smart homes, none of it means much if all that power and connectivity bottlenecks in your janky old router. Slow speeds, dead zones, and other frustrations you feel every time a streaming show lags or your signal drops out in another room can often… READ THE REST
One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lamp and a smart assistant unit taking up space in that prime real estate. With the… READ THE REST