One of the great museum exhibits in the world is going on tour and you owe it to yourself to go see it if it comes to your area. It will be in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. I was lucky enough to see it in DC at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum but when it comes to Seattle, I’ll definitely make the trip down there to see it again.
I’ll always have a soft spot for Top Gear but its first season after the Clarkson implosion was not good by any measure. But I also don’t think “The Grand Tour” was a whole lot better. I’m looking forward to seeing this version of Top Gear with the two-thirds new cast.
Apple has set up a procedure you can use on your iPhone to assist EMTs with information about you and who to contact in case of an emergency.
This is an amazing discovery and really cool science but when you hear the media describe it as a “nearby” star, note that’s in astronomical terms. Even though it’s “only” 39 light-years away, it will likely be at least a century before humans can even think about traveling to them.
When I was younger, the only alcohol I ever had in my fridge was beer. But I’ve amassed a little bit of a liquor cabinet at home so a tool like this is handy when I’m want something different but aren’t sure what to make or how to make it.
As usual, the truth stands (see what I did there?) somewhere between. I’ve tried several kinds of standing desks and I prefer the ones that are adjustable. With bad knees, I can’t stand for an entire work day so being able to sit and stand when I feel like it works best for me.
This might be part of our future but, even though I’m not usually paranoid about the “invisible forces” that surround us 24/7, this one gives me pause.
The only DVDs I’ve ever bought have been because of the commentary track. Not having them available anymore is a shame and a real loss to moviephiles.
I had no idea so much effort went into “customizing” movies for specific markets like this.
Just as I’ve always suspected.
These stories come out every year and every year, the gift bag gets more and more insane.
Aside from the obvious reasons (“We don’t allow car drivers or jet pilots to be drunk and in charge of their vehicles”), there are many others you may not have thought about.
This would be incredibly weird, creepy, and emotional.
I love watching glassblowers.
Apple’s AirPods have renewed interest in wireless earbuds so Ars picks a few and tests them against each other.
Some of these were very surprising to me. I had no idea cashews and Brussel Sprouts grew/looked like that. FYI, there are three pages of images.
I’ve been following this discussion since the photo was given the “World Press Photo of the Year” award. It’s been a fascinating discussion on several levels. I honestly can’t decide on which side of the fence I fall. I can see the excellent points both arguments make.
Interesting article and, while the conclusions may be slightly controversial, it does make sense as described. I think fitness devices don’t “make” you more fit but they can help you track your fitness goals.
This is a minor annoyance and the fix is relatively simple.
I wouldn’t go far as to say they don’t matter but I do agree with the overall premise – take the reviews with huge truckloads of salt. The only camera review site I trust implicitly is Digital Photography Review. Their reviews are both technical and creative and contain a wealth of information. But nothing replaces your own experience and word of mouth when it comes to camera reviews.
I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Westminster show but have been for other much smaller shows and many of the things mentioned here are common throughout. It’s a fascinating world.
Richard Hammond, of “Top Gear” and “The Grand Tour” fame, is not just a car guy. He also loves motorcycles. If you’ve ever wondered why those of us who ride do this incredibly dangerous thing, read this article. The feelings he describes in the beginning of the piece are bang on for many of us, as is the camaraderie you have with random other riders – they may be complete strangers but you have the “brotherhood” that ties you to each other in ways hard to understand or describe.
Khan is arguably the best Star Trek movie. At least, I think of it as being the most enjoyable out of a long list of pretty mediocre movies in the franchise. I won’t ever watch it again because I’m afraid it’s not as good as I remember it to be.
Sounds like Bugs Bunny lied to us.
I don’t know that I’d call the cover shot “stunning” (it seems fairly mundane to me) but the article is interesting for the discussion with the photographer about the additional challenges shooting with the iPhone creates.
There are some great, classic novels in these volumes. You can find volume 2 at the linked URL.
Is Apple resurrecting, at least in tone, the old “Mac vs PC” ads?
We all saw the amazing clip of the baby iguana being hunted by a terrifying army of snakes. Here’s how they shot it. I can’t wait for the DVD of Planet Earth II. There will be lots of behind the scenes stuff I find so fascinating.
Great to hear there will be more clarity on what the “sell by” dates mean. I’ll throw out less food now.
I’ve been playing around this morning with Reverb, seeing how it compares to Siri on the macOS desktop. If you don’t have an Amazon Echo-type product but want to see what all the hype is about, this will give you a taste.