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Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden in 'NFL...

Colin Kaepernick has returned to the Madden franchise after a four-year absence. He’s live today in Madden NFL 21, where players can...

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Apple seeks damages from Epic Games over...

The ongoing legal feud between Apple and Epic Games took another turn on Tuesday, with Apple now seeking damages from the studio for...

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Razer made the gum gamers didn’t know they...

If you’re a gamer who chews gum, standard Juicy Fruit or Big Red won’t do your mental performance any favors … at least, not according...

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The Apple TV app is now available on Vizio...

If you own a Vizio TV, you may have felt left out watching sets from manufacturers like Samsung and LG get access to Apple TV. But...

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Arturia's KeyStep 37 is a $199 MIDI controller...

Arturia's KeyStep family is getting a bit bigger with the announcement of the KeyStep 37. The new $199 controller fits in between...

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Samsung will stop supplying Huawei with...

Huawei may soon have even more trouble sourcing components for its phones. According to South Korean newspaper Chosun llbo (via UPI),...

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Now there are candy canes flavored like...

What's brown and white and tastes nothing like Christmas? Archie McPhee's Shiitake Mushroom Candy Canes, of course. Not sure what...

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Watch flamingos filter feed underwater

Today I learned: Flamingos feed with their heads upside down and that their beaks are adapted for this purpose.  This essay on flamingo...

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5-minute documentary about the fantastic...

Theodor Kittelsen was a neo-Romantic and fantasy artist famous in Norway but relatively unknown beyond it. Here's a brief documentary...

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Save 30% on the world's first modular flashlight...

Everyday carry items have to clear new hurdles these days. Because while the number of items we might like to have with us at all...

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Manatee crash test

This is me, every morning, turning on the internet to see what new delights await.

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Footpath "through the sea" may be Britain's...

The Broomway is a path over tidal flats near Southend-on-Sea in England, linking the mainland with Foulness Island for at least 600...

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In 1912, 4-year-old Bobby Dunbar disappeared...

In 1912, 4-year-old Bobby Dunbar went missing during a family fishing trip in Louisiana. Eight months later, a boy matching his description...

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The Ghostbusters teaser shot to convince...

This short film was an ad for Ghostbusters, filmed by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd (in character as Drs. Venkman and Stantz) to convince...

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Florida police department tries to un-ironically...

I recently re-watched the Spielberg-Tom Cruise big screen adaptation of Minority Report. It still holds up as a great sci-fi film...

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Buy Ursula K. Le Guin's old house in Berkeley

The "magnificent" home in Berkeley, California, formerly lived in by author Ursula K. Le Guin is on the market for $4.1m. Pictured...

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Meet the Philanthropic Vampire Courts of...

Today I learned about the Houston Vampire Court and the Vampire Court of Dallas/Fort Worth, both member-driven organizations for "Sanguinarians"...

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Startling, beautiful, and weird close-up...

Using Europe's largest solar telescope, GREGOR, researchers captured these incredible images of details on the surface of the sun....

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Heart damage to asymptomatic children with...

Many children who get Covid-19 are unlikely to show symptoms and very few will die from the disease. But the authors of a new paper...

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New Yorker writer recounts her second chance...

In 1984 The New Yorker published a story written by Janet Malcolm. The story, says Malcolm in the 24 Sep 2020 issue of The New York...

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Computer finds faces in grains of sand

In artists Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen's installation "Pareidolia," a computer vision system uses facial recognition software...

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Kentucky driver busted for hand-drawn license...

Police in Millersburg, Kentucky, pulled over a driver last week after noticing that their license plate looked a bit "off model,"...

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How Starbucks borrows money from its customers...

This essay from Moneyness by JP Koning is from 2019, but I just came across it. It's about Starbucks stored value accounts, which...

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Panda cub! The best of the National Zoo's...

On August 21 at the US Smithsonian's National Zoo, Mei Xiang gave birth to a beautiful panda cub. You can check out the Zoo's Giant...

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What do drawings of memory bikes have to...

This is from the 7 Sep 2020 issue of my new newsletter, The Magnet. Sign up for it here! (Before reading further, please draw a simple...

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Why The Animals' Eric Burdon is OK with...

Last week when Trump arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina for an appearance, The Animals classic 1964 hit "House of the Rising Sun"...

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The Adobe Creative Cloud is the center of...

When you're the king, someone is always coming for your crown. Nowhere is that more true than in the tech sector, where a perennial...

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Man giving away candy factory surprised...

A gentleman aggressively borrowing THE plot device from a beloved children's novel is surprised people want to win a candy factory....

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What happens when a supersonic baseball...

Since he was a kid, Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day has wondered what would happen when a baseball went supersonic. So he build...

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How to launch and run a remote D&D game...

Over at Wirecutter, my friend and colleague James Austin has a wonderful new guide that covers everything you need to run a remote/online...

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