A pack of 20 cigarettes in the U.S. sells for about $8. In Australia, the same pack sells for $20. (Here’s an interesting article and chart comparing the price of a pack of cigarettes around the world.) — Read the rest
With a short list of household items like scissors, a sheet of plastic, white paper, nails, a hammer, and a knife, this short video shows you how to make a simple “hologram projector” that looks pretty cool. A perfect weekend pandemic project.
Jet engines are undeniably awesome, but their inherent complexity prevents many from experimenting with the technology at home. Perhaps the most accessible design is the pulsejet; in valveless form, it can be built relatively easily without needing a lot of precision spinning parts. [Integza] decided to try building his own, …read more
Apple revived one of its more beloved technologies, MagSafe, at its annual iPhone reveal on Tuesday, showing off a new line of smartphones with magnets built into the back for fast and sturdy connections to wireless chargers, snap-on cases, and other accessories.
While the old MagSafe was a safety feature for charging laptops without worrying about damaging your machine when the cord was ripped out, the new MagSafe is a savvy, smartphone-centric accessory play for Apple. It lets the company build a new gadget ecosystem for the iPhone that it controls entirely, just like Lightning and Apples other proprietary ports and cables, while also offering tangible benefits like faster 15W charging.
We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]
Exploring distant planets such as Mars is an incredibly daunting task. We’ve seen, through experience, that even something as simple as traversing the landscape to collect data can present insurmountable challenges to our rovers. To that end, NASA and others are constantly innovating ways to be able to explore more […]
Dance Party USA was a 1980s music TV show airing on the USA Network that featured teen pop artists of the time lip-syncing their hits. In 1989, Nine Inch Nails’s first album Pretty Hate Machine was gaining steam in the alt.rock — Read the rest
In 1989, Nintendo launched “Tetris” into the public eye. Pre-packaged with nearly every Game Boy, and selling 35 million units, now almost everyone knows the theme song. But did you know the first 25,000 copies of Nintendo’s Tetris had a completely different soundtrack? — Read the rest
Most standardized tests have a fee: the SAT costs $50, the GRE costs $200, and the NY Bar Exam costs $250. This year, the bar exam came at a much larger cost for recent law school graduates — their privacy.
Many in-person events have had to find ways to move …read more
The second and final day of Prime Day 2020 is here, but there are still a ton of deals to take advantage of for the next several hours, including this fantastic deal on Sonys new WH-1000XM4 wireless over-ear headphones. Normally, these headphones cost $350, but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can buy a pair for just $298. Even better? Amazon will also give you a $25 gift card to its website when you purchase these headphones. Best Buy and B&H Photo are also price matching Amazon, but unfortunately, neither retailer is including the gift card sweetener like Amazon. The price is available for both color options (black and silver).
Sony originally released these headphones in August. When stacked up against its predecessor, the…
There are two main models of the OnePlus 8T: one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and a second with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. In the US, you only get the higher spec model for $749, while both will be available in Europe for 599 / £549 and 699 / £649 respectively. In the US, the phones will be available from October 23rd, while in Europe they go on sale on October 20th.
The OnePlus 8T comes with the companys new Warp Charge 65 technology. As OnePlus announced…
Alongside the new OnePlus 8T smartphone, the company has just announced its second pair of true wireless earbuds. At just $45.99, the OnePlus Buds Z are priced even more aggressively and are more affordable than the OnePlus Buds. And they also feature a different design now with silicone ear tips instead of the AirPods-like hard plastic, one-size-fits-most style. Hopefully thatll be enough to prevent any problems at the border. The OnePlus Buds Z will be available directly from OnePlus starting on November 2nd, and Amazon will also be selling them.
Despite the budget price, OnePlus says it has packed a lot into the Buds Z, including bass boost technology for heart-pounding audio and virtualized 3D audio, thanks to Dolby Atmos…
From left to right: the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 mini
There are a lot more iPhones than there used to be these days. Picking a phone used to be simple: Apple would offer just a single new iPhone model, where all you had to do was choose a color and storage size. This year, Apple has launched four new phones: the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, which join the already available iPhone SE that was released earlier this year for a total of five new phones in 2020.
Its the most iPhone models that Apple has ever released in a single year, bringing new additions like the A14 Bionic processor (Apples fastest yet), a more durable Ceramic Shield glass coating, improved cameras, a new design, and the resurrected MagSafe branding for a new wireless charger and accessory system. Thats…
Day two of Amazon Prime Day 2020 is underway, and you have until later tonight at 12:00AM PT / 3:00AM ET to get in on all of the deals. If you were shopping the Prime Day deals yesterday, you likely saw hefty price cuts on must-have products, like Sonys WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones, AirPods wireless earbuds, tablets, and more. You still have a chance to get in on those Prime-exclusive deals, plus some news ones that pop up today.
Whens the last time you worked out your soul? A mid-spin pep talk at SoulCycle might make you shed a tear, but not in the way that the co-founders of Coa, Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt, want. The founders, instead, want people to ask themselves: When was the last time you worked out (just) […]