It Happened: Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over Lazy Dog

This is a video of a quick brown fox jumping over a lazy dog. Did you know ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ is a pangram (a sentence that uses every letter in the alphabet at least once) originally used to display different typefaces? I bet you did know that, you are…

Who Needs a Tarot Reading When We Have Predictive Keyboards?

Image: Wikimedia Commons Here’s a fun way to make predictions for your new year: Try a predictive text prognostication—a QuickType Query, if you’d rather. Take out your smartphone, open a blank note page, and start a sentence like “This year, I will”, “my 2017 will be”, or “this year, I need to work on.” You’ll…

China’s new topsy-turvy bridge actually has three bridges woven into one

A bridge doesn’t need to include the standard, gray concrete beams, cables, and deck. They can twist and turn and pop with color. That’s the philosophy behind the Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha, China, which was designed by Next Architects.  Spotted by Designboom, the whimsical pedestrian bridge actually has three bridges woven into one structure. Next Architects was awarded the…

Microchips in every American?

What better way to move toward that goal than to start with the category labeled as “disabled”: Last Thursday, the House passed HR 4919, also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which would allow the US attorney general to award grants to law enforcement for the creation and operation of “locative tracking technology programs.” Though…