Happy Monday! I love a good just-ridiculous-enough-to-be-true story, and this one that popped up over the weekend is one of the best I’ve read in a while. Back in 1999, a copy of Sabrina the Teenage Witch was rented on Caron McBride’s account at a rental store. It was never returned.
Fast-forward some 20 years later, and McBride was charged with felony embezzlement for the unreturned tape. She claims that she was dismissed from several jobs over the years, and now attributes that to this charge. The good news? The district attorney thought it was just as absurd as I’m sure you do right, so the charges were dismissed. What a world.
If you have a desktop computer, you need a monitor riser stand. Not only will it give you extra space on your desk, but a monitor stand will also help reduce neck strain because the screen will be at a more ergonomic viewing height. Who doesn’t want to be more comfortable at their desk for long hours? Read More »
Purchasing games should be the simplest part of playing on PC, but in recent times that’s become more complicated as more companies build their own storefronts. Each offers its own catalog and features, but which one you should buy from depends on what you’re playing and how you want to pay for it. Read More »
If you’ve been avoiding taking a bungee leap of faith off the Tokyo Tower because of how scary and dangerous it is? Well now you can take the plunge without fear of dismemberment or death in this Tokyo-based VR experience. Read More »
Have you ever wondered how dishwashers actually manage to get your dishes sparkling clean? A YouTube channel called Warped Perception actually placed a GoPro and a 360-degree camera inside a dishwasher while it ran a cycle to get some answers. Read More »
If you ever forgot to return a Blockbuster rental (or swapped it with a tape you didn’t care about), then you might be a wanted felon. While trying to update her driver’s license, Caron McBride discovered that she had a felony embezzlement charge for not returning a tape over two decades ago. Read More »
It’s one thing to keep your important documents in a drawer or closet, but are they protected against fire, water, or anything else? With a dedicated file storage case that’s resistant to the elements, you can be sure your documents—like passports, titles, and certificates—are always safe. This case has plenty of room for documents, along with seven folder layers, four passport mesh bags, 16 card slots, four U disk pockets. It’s fireproof and water-resistant, plus it has a sturdy handle that makes it easy to carry.
Egypt has gone archeology-crazy in the last year, uncovering lost cities and parading dozens of pharaohs in the street to encourage tourism. And now, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is publishing a stunning finding from the Koum el-Khulgan archaeological site—110 graves that span 3 eras of ancient Egyptian history. Read More »
Despite the Wii’s incredible legacy, there is no legitimate way to play its classic games on modern hardware. There are several ways to work around this hurdle, but some techniques are more ambitious than others. StonedEdge’s homemade Wii SPii is, to say the least, extremely ambitious. Read More »
Right behind Apple’s AirTag trackers, you can now buy Samsung’s take on Bluetooth trackers in the United States. That follows B&H taking preorders even without a confirmed date, and Samsung announcing global availability. SmartTag+ will set you back $39.99 for a single tag. Read More »
Shortly after entering orbit on April 23rd, astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon were told to prepare for a potential collision with an unidentified object. Without time to make evasive maneuvers, the astronauts scrambled into their pressurized suits, and viewers on Earth watched in shock of what might come. Ooops! Turns out the whole fiasco was just a false alarm. Read More »
It’s useful to have a checklist of things to try when your internet is not working. Sometimes you can fix the problem yourself, while other times, it’s caused by a problem with your service provider. Here’s how to pin down and fix the problem. Read More »