“Around 1979, I had an optometrist in Palo Alto custom make 30 pairs of these glasses with lenses in the shape and rainbow colors of the original Apple logo,” says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “It was a project, just for fun.” — Read the rest
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We sometimes take for granted one of the foundational elements of our technological world: optics. There are high-quality lenses, mirrors, filters, and other precision optical components in just about everything these days, …read more
It was inevitable that Samsung was going to make the switch from âPlusâ to âPro.â Even if there was a âLiveâ in between. The company has filed the necessary regulatory paperwork with the FCC for its next set of true wireless earbuds. It was already rumored that these would be called the Galaxy Buds Pro, and now itâs right there in documentation directly from Samsung itself.
The FCC filing comes with the usual confidentiality protocols in place, so it doesnât reveal too much more about the Buds Pro. But an image of the regulatory label offers a preview of the charging caseâs shape. It seems the Buds Pro will be housed in a case that more closely resembles the case from the Galaxy Buds Live than the Galaxy Buds Plus.
If you’re a former model/amateur rocket enthusiast, a born-again rocketeer, or current practitioner of amateur space, you must subscribe to BPS.space. It is the channel of Joe Bernard, a young amateur aerospace engineer who makes the most jaw-dropping amateur rockets and rocket technologies (flight controllers, data-logging software, thrust-vector controllers, etc) that I’ve ever seen. — Read the rest
In December, Inglewood Drive in Toronto becomes “Kringlewood” because almost everyone puts up a giant inflatable Santa Claus. That started in 2013, as the neighborhood embraced the absurdity of giant inflatable holiday decorations. You now see them everywhere, but where do they come from? — Read the rest
I have an older cousin who I used to think was the coolest dude ever. He always had hot girlfriends, he was always hammered, and he had an in-ground pool and a half-pipe in his backyard. What else do you need? — Read the rest
Did you learn how to crochet during shelter in place? Bake bread? That’s nice. Meanwhile, the LaRochelle family in Napa, CA were busy building a large-scale replica of Disneyland’s Matterhorn ride in their backyard and it is glorious. Yes, the ride is fully functional and, no, they did not skimp on the animatronic yeti. — Read the rest
Lithium (from Greek lithos or stone) is a silvery-white alkali metal that is the lightest solid element. Just one atomic step up from Helium, this magic metal seems to be in everything these days. In addition to forming the backbone of many kinds of batteries, it also is used in …read more
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new product today. Itâs a tiny $5 fan combined with a small heatsink for the Raspberry Pi 4. It works with the official case, below the top cover. That accessory should prevent the Raspberry Pi from overheating. If youâre not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, itâs a cheap, […]
If the Beijing Olympics ceremonies were more concerning to you than inspiring, the North Korean Mass Games may remind you of how tight choreography and totalitarianism often go hand in hand. Presented by one of the few tour operators still offering trips to North Korea. — Read the rest
Woot is offering the best price yet on the bean-shaped Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds. This model has gone as low as $130 during Black Friday, but theyâre currently at $110 for Cyber Monday. Given that the Galaxy Buds Live debuted at $170 in the summer alongside the Note 20-series phones, this is a sharp price drop in a short period of time.
Itâs obvious from looking at them that they offer a bold design, and according to our review from Chris Welch, these offer lengthy battery life and powerful sound. They also support wireless charging. The noise cancellation isnât as effective as heâd hoped, but itâs a nice feature to have in a pinch. Youâll be able to find the Galaxy Buds Live available in a few colors at Woot, including…