Friday, March 23, 2012

Street View Is Getting Cool!

Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can check out restaurants, plan your next trip or even visit the Amazon!

Browse the gallery to see collections from around the world.

China! We Have A Problem!

Online reports of tanks on the streets of the capital Beijing and shots fired within the secure leaders’ compound – which is located next door the top tourist attraction, the Forbidden City – are being closely monitored by the international intelligence communities, including the U.S. and UK.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Robot Warehouse

A Brief History—and Future—of the Shopping Cart

They’re everywhere – in almost every grocery store, department store, and bulk item superstore. Depending on where you live in the world, you might call them carts, trolleys, carriages, buggies, or wagons. The guys from MTV’s Jackass practically built their careers on them. Yet most of us have never really considered just where the ubiquitous shopping cart came from. Come along as we take a trip through the fascinating history – and possible future – of the common grocery cart.

Starry Nights, as Seen from the International Space Station

The Stars as Viewed from the International Space Station. from AJRCLIPS on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Half Mast: Did You Know?

Half Mast is the term describing flying a flag below the summit of the flagpole (mast). This is done in many countries as a symbol of respect, mourning, or distress. In some countries this is known as Half Staff.

The tradition of flying the flag at half-mast began centuries ago, to allow "the invisible flag of death" to fly at the top of the mast—which signified death's presence, power, and prominence. In some countries, for example the UK, and especially in military contexts, a "half-mast" flag is still flown exactly one flag's height down from its normal position, and no lower, to allow for this flag of death. This was the original flag etiquette. However, with larger flags on shorter hoists on many public buildings, the practice of actual half-mast has become common, due to ignorance of the original etiquette and the common conception that flag is to be actually half way up the mast. It is now standard, especially outside the UK, to fly the flag at halfway up the mast regardless of the size of the flag or hoist.

When hoisting a flag that is to be displayed at half-mast, it should be hoisted to the finial for an instant, then lowered to half-mast. Likewise when it is lowered at the end of the day, it is to be hoisted to the finial for an instant, and then lowered.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Top 10 Big Booms!

1955 Creepy Nuclear Test!

The Moon


The 50 Craziest Car Chase Scenes In Movie History

A car chase is traditionally defined as the pursuit of suspects in a vehicle by law enforcement. However, once the car chase was prominently featured in film, thanks to cinematic masterpieces like Bullitt and The French Connection, its marketability became apparent, and it spread to a mainstream audience that was hungry for more. Today, nearly every action flick involves an inventive, adrenaline-fueled chase sequence that attempts to top its previous counterparts. Here are our top 50 picks of the most over-the-top car chases in cinematic history.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

“Instant America” and Our Waning Patience for Everything

Instant America

Retirement nest egg calculator

How long will your retirement nest egg last? How much could your investments grow? Answer a few questions to see a long-term projection. Then try making a few changes to view the impact on your results.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Who Knew?

‘Cyberloaf Monday’

The lost sleep due to the time change—an average of 40 minutes that Sunday night—makes employees less likely to self-regulate their behavior and more inclined to spend time cyberloafing, or surfing the Internet for personal pursuits while on the clock. Researchers say, "global productivity losses from a spike in employee cyberloafing are potentially staggering."

I Usually Avoid Snake Encounters

Doug Needs A Nap

The Power Of A Tornado!

Family's surveillance cameras rolling as tornado hits West Liberty.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Alrighty Then...

"Fresh Guacamole"

Google Chrome's winning streak fades at annual hacking contest

As day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacker contest wound down on Wednesday, no browser suffered more abuse than Google Chrome, which was felled by an attack exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in the most up-to-date version. Combined with a separate contest Google sponsored a few feet away, it was the second zero-day attack visited on Chrome in a span of a few hours.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Solar flare speeding toward Earth

It's Coming Tonight!


Eating In An Ariel Atom Can Be Difficult!

Kranky Burnout


Busted by Shenzhen Customs while smuggling from Hong Kong to Mainland.

Amazing cockpit views

How I Feel... When Deb Asks Me To DO THE DISHES!

Overhead bins get bigger to fit more carry-on bags

Packed planes and a high volume of carry-ons are forcing airlines to expand the space above passenger's heads. United and Delta are the latest airlines to replace or upgrade bins so they hold more luggage. And engineers at Boeing are designing jet interiors with today's bulkier luggage in mind.

Introducing: Dollar Shave Club... PURE GENIUS!

Like most good ideas, The Dollar Shave Club started with two guys who were pissed off about something and decided to do something about it…

The World's Worst Tourists? Americans Agree, It's Us

Survey Finds Americans Think We Are World’s Worst Travelers; 78 Percent of Americans Have Visited At Least One Foreign Country; 40 Percent Have Stolen from Hotels.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Most Astounding Fact...

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?"

This is his answer.

Relaxing Drive

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Get Rich Quick: 6 People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

We’ve all been there—a week until payday, the rent is due, and you’re rummaging in your parents’ attic to find Dad’s Mickey Mantle rookie card. If you’re in need of some quick cash, here are six stories of people who found a fortune when—and where—they least expected it.

10 Great Masters of Tilt-Shift Photography

You might not recognize the term “tilt-shift” immediately, but you’ll certainly recognize the photo style when you see it. Essentially, the term covers a photograph that looks like it’s taken of a model, even though it’s actually an image of a full-scale scene or object. The name originates from the specific lens used to achieve the effect, although these days it is commonly achieved using effects in Photoshop instead. Of course if you really want to appreciate the technique, the best way is to see a few great examples of it, so here are ten artists who have truly mastered tilt-shift methods.

Ellen Likes To Scare Her Guests

850 Human Mattress Dominoes

Waldo: The Movie

The Best iPad Apps

You've seen the commercials; Apps are what makes an iPad come to life. Here are the very best ones for work, play, creation, consumption and everything in between.

The Best Android Apps

Finding stellar Android apps isn't the easiest task, but that certainly doesn't mean they don't exist. Here's the cream of the crop.

The Best iPhone Apps

There's an ocean of apps out there. Whether you just got your iPhone and are feeling adrift or you're a salty old dog seeing what you might've missed, here are the absolutely essential apps.