Recent Posts

Posted in News/Events Weird

The NSA Swears It Has ‘No Backdoors’ in Next-Gen Encryption

A group of human rights lawyers and investigators called on the Hague this week to bring what would be the first ever “cyber war crimes”…

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Weird

Peloton’s ‘Worst-Kept Secret’ Is Out (Yes, It’s a Rowing Machine)

Yesterday afternoon, the Twitter account for digital fitness company Peloton tweeted an emoji of a person rowing a boat. That’s it; that’s the tweet. If…

Continue Reading
Posted in Music News/Events

25 Years Ago: The ‘Karma Police’ Catch Up With Radiohead

In the ’90s, eastern religions and alternative rock became intertwined. The decade’s defining band named themselves after Buddhism’s ultimate goal, alternative rock’s coolest artists (including…

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Science Weird

Farming Drives Toward ‘Precision Agriculture’ Technologies

This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Across Midwestern farms, if Girish Chowdhary has his way, farmers will…

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Weird

The HyperX Quadcast S Is Our Go-To Streaming Mic

For a time, if you were looking for a USB mic to start a podcast, stream on Twitch, or even just have better Zoom calls,…

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Science

How Our Sense of Taste Evolves and Adapts

In 1980, a candy company launched a new gum aimed at kids. Big League Chew sold a pouch of shredded gum that was meant to…

Continue Reading
Posted in Music News/Events

When David Bowie Gave ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople

David Bowie was on the cusp of superstardom in the spring of 1972 when he decided to donate a Top 40 song. He’d already released two…

Continue Reading
Posted in Music News/Events

24 Rock Stars and the Foods They Love

Rock stars may have the money to afford just about anything on the menu, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll go for the most expensive thing….

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Weird

Where to Buy Vinyl Records Online and in Person

Independent record stores are also a great way to buy new releases, as they often give higher cuts to smaller artists than bigger stores do,…

Continue Reading
Posted in News/Events Weird

9 Great Deals on Audio Tech, Projectors, and Coffee Gear

Going outside is expensive. Well, not literally, but it does seem like every time I walk out my front door I’m headed to another café…

Continue Reading