Most people arriving toArt Basel Miami Beach are coming to be seen and photographed in their loudest statement fashion, not to disappear into the background. But the artist Liu Bolin, however, is only truly present when he is not to everyone else.… Read Full Article
When shopping for a smart speaker, some consumers prioritize AI capabilities over actual sound quality – but if you’re a real purist, you probably expect a bit more from your home audio. While there are plenty of speakers on the market featuring similar tech, not all speakers actually deliver quality audio.… Read Full Article
It’s no secret that Google is working on a third operating system that might someday replace both Android and Chrome. Called Fuchsia, the new OS would solve the problem of Android fragmentation while simultaneously allowing Google to run it on a bunch of different types of devices, from smartphones to tablets and computers, but also smart home gadgets, smartwatches, and other gadgets.… Read Full Article
In 2015, with Internet Explorer a dead browser walking, Microsoft stepped back into the web browser wars with the speedy new Microsoft Edge. Built around a revamped and tuned-up version of the engine that powered Microsoft’s web browsers since the late 1990s, Edge was meant to challenge the Google’s hegemonic Chrome, potentially sparking a new browser war from which surfers everywhere would benefit.… Read Full Article
In the annals of presidential directives, few were more chilling than a document signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in April 1953. Crafted during the height of the Cold War, Executive Order 10450 declared that alongside Communism, “sexual perversion” by government officials was a threat to national security.… Read Full Article
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, following a six-month journey across hundreds of millions of miles of deep space, NASA’s InSight spacecraft will arrive at Mars in suitably dramatic fashion, hitting the top of the planet’s atmosphere at 12,300 miles per hour—several times faster than a speeding bullet—shortly before 12:00 pm PST (3:00 pm EST).… Read Full Article
November 13, 1875 – 143 years-ago yesterday, the head of Internal Revenue’s Southwestern District was convicted for his part in the “Whiskey Ring” scandal.
Over 300 people would be arrested, & 86 government officials would be indicted in the scheme to defraud the government out of millions in tax revenue and funnel the funds to political campaigns.… Read Full Article