Sylvia Alexander

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Samsung 2017 MU Series 4K Ultra HD TVs now available

Samsung has announced the availability of its 2017 MU Series televisions, all of which feature Ultra HD 4K resolutions alongside a host of features, …

ASUS VG245Q monitor is designed for console gaming

ASUS has launched a new budget-tier monitor designed specifically for console gamers. The VG245Q will likely fall within most gamers’ budgets, but it …

ASUS

Pebble update keeps your watch ticking when the clouds fall

Pebble, the company, is dead but its smartwatches are still out there in the wild. People still hold on to the remnants of a once highly popular …

Windows 10 Creators Update continues to refine privacy options

One of the biggest criticisms about Windows 10 was on how Microsoft handled privacy settings, which, in a nutshell, was done rather poorly. This was …

Privacy

My Passport SSD is a new USB-C portable storage drive from WD

Amongst the few brands that are making the jump – at least in one product – to USB-C for portable storage is WD. They’ve confirmed the creation of …

2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

The 2018 Atlas is long-overdue: VW has needed a proper, 7-seater SUV for some time. More than that, it’s needed a proper, 7-seater SUV that is built …

Ford Explorer

Surface beats iPad in JD Power tablet satisfaction survey for first time ever

The JD Power 2017 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study has shown the Microsoft Surface Tablet line to top the iPad for the first time since the study …

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Those in the market for a dedicated digital camera have a new option: the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. This compact camera brings with it some advanced …

Are You a Night Owl? It May Be a Gene Mutation

Do you get your best work done late at night and then struggle to wake up in the morning? New research suggests your night owl tendencies could be …

Sleep

Take a 360 Degree Tour of Miniature Models of Famous Landmarks: From the Taj Mahal to The Great Wall of China

Pretty cool item. A new exhibition in New York, called "Gulliver's Gate," shrinks the world's most famous sites--everything from the Taj Mahal to The …

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: A Lovely Children’s Book About the World’s First Computer Programmer

How a little girl with dreams of flying changed the world in footnotes.<p><i>“It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion,”</i> Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace — better known as <b>Ada Lovelace</b> (December 10, 1815–November 27, 1852) — wrote of the human imagination as she …

Literature

You Could Own North America’s Tallest Single-Family House

If you’ve ever wanted to sequester yourself and your family in a villain’s lair perched high above the desert, now is your chance. The unique Falcon …

Alluring Compact House by MINI and So-Il

The MINI car brand and the New York-based So-Il architecture firm met on a major project. Presented during the design week in Milan, the <i>Living MINI</i> …

Amazing Lunar Table by Jesse Ede

The Jesse Ede studio conceived this insolite table inspired by moon stones and space materials. The table is entirely realized in raw aluminium, by …

Why Your Passport Is One of Four Colors

My passport is navy blue. My family members’ passports from other countries are a deep forest green, maroon, or navy blue also. Thinking about it …

Passports

What to Do About the Worsening Student Loan Debt Situation

Student loan debt has been an issue for a while, and it’s now at $1.4 trillion in the U.S. To make matters worse, a few recent happenings have made …

Personal Finance

How William Henry Harrison Spent His 31 Days in the White House

5325728039001<p>William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, only held the office for 31 days before he died. Here's a rundown of …

United States
Sculpture

Bob Ross Processed by a Neural Network Is the Most Soothing Way to Melt Your Brain

By now we’ve seen everything from <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i> to Donald Trump to popular memes processed by neural networks like Google’s Deep …

Cynthia Nixon Reads Emily Dickinson’s “While I Was Fearing It, It Came”

“The trying on the utmost, / The morning it is new, / Is terribler than wearing it / A whole existence through.”<p>For more than a century and a half, <b>Emily Dickinson</b> (December 10, 1830–May 15, 1886) has endured as one of the most beloved and influential poets in the English language. And yet of her …

Literature

Edgar Allan Poe Published a “CliffsNotes” Version of a Science Textbook & It Became His Only Bestseller (1839)

A fascinating 20th century literary strain, “documentary poetics,” melds journalistic accounts, photography, official texts and memos, politics, and …

This 20,000-Square-Foot Psychedelic Funhouse Is America's Craziest New Destination

I have seen the center of the universe, and it is located inside a dinged-up clothes dryer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Swing open the door and there's a …

George R.R. Martin

Summertime Is The Right Time: Inflatable Bar Pool Float

This is the inflatable bar pool float set made by Pool Central and available on Amazon. It costs $70 and comes with the bar and four chairs that can …

Consciousness

Chemtrails!: Photos Capturing Plane's Rainbow Contrails

These are two perfectly timed photos taken by Japanese photographer KAGAYA at the moment the condensation in a plane's contrails produced rainbows. …

Join My Band?: Guitarist Plays A Piece Of Every Metallica Song, In Order, In Four Minutes

This is a video of guitarist Rob Scallon (previously: his one-string electric garden shovel) performing a riff from every Metallica song, in …

What BB-8 Would Sound Like If He Ran On Windows XP

This is a short video of BB-8 from <i>The Force Awakens</i> edited by Youtuber Brian Elder with Windows XP sound effects to imagine what he would sound like …

My Dorm Room Demands It: An 8-Foot Beanbag Chair

This is the Chill Bag, an 8-foot beanbag chair. It's filled with chunks of memory foam and costs $510. That is pretty steep. But let's not kid …

Stroller Company Builds Adult-Size Version Of Their Baby Stroller So Parents Can Test-Drive Before Buying

This is an adult-size version of the Contours Bliss baby stroller available from Kolcraft. It was built so that parents can feel just how sweet and …

Kids

An Elevated Bus That Can Run Over Other Cars

Well, not actually run over them like Bigfoot or Grave Digger would, but it can drive over them. Although that's not actually the purpose. The …

Transportation

Do A Barrel Roll: Tony Hawk Skateboarding In Zero Gravity

This is a video of Tony Hawk and Aaron "Jaws" Homoki skateboarding in low and zero gravity aboard a ZeroG vomit comet. It looks like fun. I've always …