God-Emperor of Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto gave Nintendo fans a 15-minute tour of the new Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. The candy-colored pocket universe looks just like Nintendo’s famous games. It’s a shame that flesh-and-blood human beings will be there to spoil the effect. — Read the rest
YouTuber NileRed figured out that some vinyl gloves contain phthalate ester, a compound similar to methyl anthranilate, the molecule used in many grape-flavored products. So he set about extracting the chemical from the gloves, altering its stucture, and making some soda with his creation. — Read the rest
The worst thing about Apple AirPods has nothing to do with their sound. They sound great. And, it has nothing to do with their functionality. They’re packed with all the Apple goodies they pack into all their products.
No, the worst thing about Apple AirPods is that they’re so small that it often isn’t a matter of if they’ll ultimately get lost, but when. — Read the rest
Wallis Schriver is a 15-year-old from Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. She, accompanied by her dad, wrote a song, “Lonely Christmas,” to try and encapsulate her feelings about 2020, COVID-19, and a socially-isolated holiday season. Posted to YouTube a few weeks ago, the song is blowing up. — Read the rest
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz created Verzuz TV to keep us entertained with virtual DJ and MC battles while we’re stuck in pandemic purgatory. Since March, they’ve streamed battles between the likes of Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and DMX, RZA and DJ Premier, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, among others. — Read the rest
But when I heard it played, I realized there’s a loud clack every time a note is sounded. I think it’s produced by the solenoid that’s opening the teeth — but since it sounds like the CLACK of creepy horror teeth, it adds a nicely (and fittingly) crepuscular element to the project. — Read the rest
Anyone who’s been paying attention to all of the controversies leading up to the release of the open-world cyberpunk videogame, Cyberpunk 2077 (seven long years in the making) can’t help but be gobsmacked by the disaster of its release.
But, all of pre-release drama and tech issues aside, is it the game-charger of a game that is was tirelessly billed as? — Read the rest
Anybody can be on the receiving end of a good idea or a lightning bolt revelation. It might be about a software project. It could be a method for reorganizing your business operations. It could be a new product idea or a major initiative that could have a huge impact on a business and everyone that works there. — Read the rest
For all its basicness, it’s surprising how many people have amazingly strong opinions about their ice. And after reading that sentence, you probably had a visceral reaction to the right ways and wrong ways for using ice too. Because, for something as fundamental as hardened water, we’ve all got a position. — Read the rest