The Timeless Significance of Heroes in Culture

The Timeless Significance of Heroes in Culture

Tales of powerful heroes are entertaining, inspiring, and timeless. Our modern superheroes are essentially a retelling of old folklore and mythology. We might explain more of it away with science now, e.g. the reasons Bruce Banner became the Hulk, but at its center...

Debunking the Audio Myth About Neodymium Magnets

“These headphones use special neodymium magnets so they sound better,” said a salesman to me once long ago. You see this kind of marketing all over audio equipment, and even on sites that compare various models of equipment. When researching headphones...

Social Media as a Relationship

I was having a conversation recently about the merits of social platforms on the internet and whether they were actually useful or positive. Some of the opinions I’ve heard before came up — ones like “Facebook is full of politics and cat videos” that...
Lumintop Tool AAA Flashlight Review

Lumintop Tool AAA Flashlight Review

The folks at Lumintop were generous enough to let me try out their new Tool AAA flashlight. My usual every day pocket flashlight is a Fenix E12 (AA light), so I was very interested to see how a new AAA light would compare in terms of usable brightness and runtime....

The Galaxy Note 5 Hands On

As a long time Android user I was very excited to upgrade to the Galaxy Note 5. A couple years ago when I was looking at the Galaxy S4, I was also comparing it to the Note 2. That big screen was tempting, but at the time I figured that it’d be too big for my...