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Ask Me Questions At My Funeral

Mourning the dead is a process that differs by culture, geographic location, customs, and a myriad of other factors. One interesting turn of how technology may augment this process is the work of StoryFile. This company whose purpose is to memorialize Holocaust survivors has been employed at times to let the deceased “attend” and “answer”…Continue readingAsk Me Questions At My Funeral

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Book On A Bench

We’ve seen a boom in the availability of tiny libraries across the world. These small structures can be found in parks, outside people’s homes and in other public spaces. Often they have clear doors on the front and are stuffed with books to take. The idea is great and it’s also a wonderful way to…Continue readingBook On A Bench

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Barnes & Noble is a Success Again

In the late 90s and early aughts, it was thought that print was dead and the Internet would replace everything physical. That hasn’t happened and one company has stuck around to this day: Barnes & Noble. The bookseller has outlasted Borders, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton Booksellers to be the last chain store standing. In the…Continue readingBarnes & Noble is a Success Again

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Farmers Finally Allowed to Repair the Stuff They Own

Let’s start with the end of this story first: John Deere sucks. That is the most important part to know because, like others, they have fought tooth and nail to stop people from repairing the stuff they buy from Deere. In a society that’s moving more toward renting everything, being locked out of fixing your…Continue readingFarmers Finally Allowed to Repair the Stuff They Own

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Obi-Wan Fighting Like A Youngin’

With the incredible computing power we all possess these days, it is infinitely fascinating to see how people can remaster, edit, and recut classic cinema into something more interesting and enthralling. From Thundercats to Terminator 2, there have always been great fan edits put out there. Now comes this 6-minute video from Scene 38 that…Continue readingObi-Wan Fighting Like A Youngin’

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Is Anyone Still “Trying to fall in love” with Horizon Worlds?

In yet more proof (like we needed any) that Facebook Meta is still falling quite short in making their virtual reality world Horizon Worlds a thing, Wired reporter Eric Ravenscraft tells his tale of trying to hold a holiday party inside that system. Spoilers: it was a big mess. For starters, organizing an event using…Continue readingIs Anyone Still “Trying to fall in love” with Horizon Worlds?

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This Could Have Been an Email

Meetings suck. They’ve always sucked. Generally they go longer than they need, key people can’t attend, and they can easily become unproductive which is the exact opposite of a meeting’s purpose. If you’re an employee of Shopify, your calendar is about to get a lot more open. Because in 2023, Shopify is telling everyone to…Continue readingThis Could Have Been an Email

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Forbidden Island

Even though it’s 2023 and we think the world is extremely connected, there are still parts of the globe that are not only disconnected but visiting these locations could be deadly. YouTube channel RealLifeLore documents Sentinel Island, an isolated piece of land that is part of the Andaman Islands, and the local population is one…Continue readingForbidden Island

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Dead or Alive, You’re Coming With Me

When science fiction becomes science fact, it can be awesome. Other times it can be really bad. In the case of “Asimov’s Laws of Robotics”, it has become reality to examine the first law “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” because, in…Continue readingDead or Alive, You’re Coming With Me

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Library: The Streaming Service

One of the greatest achievements in the past decade has been the ability of local public libraries ability to shift to offering more and more digital items. In a world where many of our books, movies, music, and other things are digital they have kept up. Now in a very cool twist, some libraries have…Continue readingLibrary: The Streaming Service

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The Smartest Dog

We all know dogs get excited when they see us, but is that because they miss us or know we’re going to feed them? It’s been speculated that dogs are pretty damn smart, but we need the science to back that up. So leave it to 60 Minutes’ 2014 story about Chaser: the smartest dog…Continue readingThe Smartest Dog

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Finally, Apple Competes With Spotify Wrapped

You know we’re firmly in December when you begin seeing the plethora of people sharing their year-end Spotify Wrapped. This compilation of listening stats has been awesome to see but has always made me, an Apple Music subscriber, a bit sad that I haven’t had anything similar. Apple has finally fixed this egregious error by…Continue readingFinally, Apple Competes With Spotify Wrapped

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The Aliens Will Protect Us

While weather and natural events can be unpredictable, modern meteorologists have done a good job of predicting storms and natural disasters. But the residents of Miramar Beach, Mexico don’t listen to the experts. Why should they? Natural disasters pass them by all the time. And for those who live there there’s a simple explanation: the…Continue readingThe Aliens Will Protect Us

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I’m Sorry I Got Caught

Autographs and original works of art are always collectible. For fans of Bob Dylan, his new book The Philosophy of Modern Song had a special edition: For $600 you could buy an autographed copy complete with a certificate of authenticity from the publisher Simon & Schuster. So imagine people’s ire when they found the autographs were…Continue readingI’m Sorry I Got Caught

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Bob is Dead. Long Live Bob

In one of the most public about-faces in recent history, Disney is admitting they’ve screwed up. Late on Sunday night, they announced CEO Bob Chapek was out as head of the company to be replaced by Bob Iger. There wouldn’t even be a transition. Iger is back in control immediately. More from Mike Calia and…Continue readingBob is Dead. Long Live Bob

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It Looks Like You Need a Sweater

Does anyone like Clippy? For anyone who’s initial response is “Who?” let’s rewind. Back in the mid 90’s, Microsoft introduced an assistant into Word named Clippy. It was an animated paperclip with eyes. It would monitor what you were doing and interrupt your work with suggestions. It was… annoying. Dipping into the nostalgia well, Microsoft…Continue readingIt Looks Like You Need a Sweater

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Roof Shark

Sometimes art can be subtle and other times it is expressive. Then there are the statement pieces that become icons. One such art installation is over in Oxford in the UK where a house has a shark crashing through a roof. Yes, you read that right: a shark crashing through a roof. Prolific YouTuber Tom…Continue readingRoof Shark

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California Platin’

It only took fifteen years for e-ink to find another use besides the driving technology behind the Kindle and other eBook readers. A bill was signed into law recently in California allowing this tech to do something that will make life easier for everyone: be a license plate. Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica has more.…Continue readingCalifornia Platin’

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Good Sport Stallone

There are few movie stars that have endured and worked as hard as Sylvester Stallone. The man we all know as Rocky and Rambo has never left the business of entertaining us. It also seems the man who seems like a tough-guy action star has a great sense of humor. This clip from the Jonathan…Continue readingGood Sport Stallone

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Notepad of Doom

Doom is one of the most well-known and earliest entries into successful PC gaming. Id practically invented the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre with Wolfenstein and then Doom. For years, the joke is asking if a piece of technology runs Doom. Now, we get the ultimate Doom: running in Notepad. Chris Kerr at Game Developer…Continue readingNotepad of Doom

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Twit Show

In the words of Ian Malcolm: Well, there it is. The long-running saga of if shitposter extraordinaire Elon Musk would own Twitter is now over. It comes as no surprise that a man who impulsively signed a purchase agreement could not get out of it, no matter how much he tried. As of last Friday,…Continue readingTwit Show

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Tipping Overload

It is everywhere. You buy a sandwich, you’re asked to tip. Grabbing a t-shirt at a concert’s merch booth? You’re asked to tip. Picking up an online order you needed to pay for at the counter? Tip. Stop the insanity! Tipping is uniquely American and we have created a society where employees are severely underpaid…Continue readingTipping Overload

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The House From…

Interesting documentaries can always be a fun time. I’ve seen numerous movies about cool subjects, such as Class Action Park and Off The Rails. Now a new one is getting funded on Kickstarter that’s all about famous houses from movies and TV shows. Germain Lussier at Gizmodo has more on this cool idea. The film…Continue readingThe House From…

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Talk Dirty to Boo

Sometimes you find an interesting story that catches your attention. That’s this haunted house in Gainesville, Texas where you can try your luck at having an encounter with the spirit world. However, there’s more to this than meets the eye: the ghosts in Linda Hill’s home are all perverts. More from Sean Giggy at WFAA:…Continue readingTalk Dirty to Boo

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Sleepy Busses

With travel back to pre-COVID numbers, there are a ton of people who are on the move. This is also a return to the issue of people who must go somewhere but can’t or don’t want to fly. Enter NapAway: an overnight bus service that fits the bill for this situation. Sounds crazy, right? Well,…Continue readingSleepy Busses

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NJ Slows Car Subscription Ambitions

A subscription for features in your car is one of the worst “you don’t really own it” ideas of the modern subscription-heavy world we live in. I’ve previously written about how horrible of an idea this is. Now, New Jersey is doing something about it. Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica has more. In late September,…Continue readingNJ Slows Car Subscription Ambitions

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The Million-Dollar Sinking Home

If you’re going to build an experimental house on the water, it has to do one thing: float. Unfortunately, that’s what a home unveiled in Panama didn’t do. Emily Brown at Unilad has more from the “You Had One Job” department. Unfortunately, the ‘floating’ part of the house didn’t quite go to plan when it…Continue readingThe Million-Dollar Sinking Home

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Yell Poop, Make Money

Leave it to kids and a weird set of circumstances to become an income stream for musicians out there. A fascinating story from Katie Notopoulos at Buzz Feed wherein people who make silly songs are earning streaming income by kids yelling “Poop” at Alexa. With the proliferation of Echo devices putting Alexa in many homes,…Continue readingYell Poop, Make Money

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Hobbyist Weather Project

The Weather Channel has been around since the beginning of cable television. One popular portion of their offerings has been Weatherscan channel. It’s a 24/7 feed of local weather without any anchors, meteorologists, or interruptions. It’s just weather set to jazz music. And now weather lovers are saving it before the official shutdown. Benj Edwards…Continue readingHobbyist Weather Project

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A Lawsuit to Fix Hot Sauce

If there is one thing Americans love to do, it’s file lawsuits. Our legal system is gunked up again by a man in California who felt the best way to use his time and resources was to file a lawsuit. About hot sauce. Because it’s not made in Texas. If you’re saying “really??” then let…Continue readingA Lawsuit to Fix Hot Sauce