Ways of consuming music

Of course you know that artists don’t get money when you find their music through less-than-aboveboard avenues; but do you know the difference between buying in-store and, say, through iTunes?  Or what the cut is when you stream something over Rhapsody, or download from cdBaby?  Dig into this delicious infographic and find out (and read […]

The narratives of refrigerator innards

This falls into the category of things that are uninteresting in real life, but which become interesting through the act of photography. Or something. (It may simply be that the photographs aren’t accompanied by the rank refrigerator smell that’s always lurking, waiting for the right moment to assault your nostrils.) The photos are accompanied by […]

Once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it

The Pomegranate.  (No, not the fruit.) It’s kind of amazing how much effort actually went into this. “A fresh cup of coffee from your smart phone.  Yes, it’s finally possible. (via MeFi)

Useful, in a fake 3-d sort of way

If you’re the sort to buy something online, and buy it before you’ve seen it in person. A useful tool for comparing relative sizes of objects. (via gHacks)

Once again, “If you give a moose a muffin” comes to the rescue

Filed under Things I Am Bad At: Judge a book by its cover.  The goal of this (simple, difficult) game is to guess the average number of stars under the book’s listing on Amazon.  You get a running tally of how many you guessed correctly.

Ahead of its time?

A sort of Netflix for magazines, Maghound has recently launched — and looks like an intriguing concept.  You pay a set monthly fee, and can easily change which magazines you get from month to month (getting the same # each month, relative to your subscription level).  Also, they have a great logo: Unfortunately, the selection […]

And then there’s the unlucky 10%

“Consumer Reports Survey: More Than 90 Percent of Hagglers Scored Better Prices on Furniture, Electronics and Appliances, Medical Bills, and More.” (via Consumerist)


You can always build forts. (via Bookslut)

Will Skystream 3.7 work for me?

Too bad about the “your property is greater than .5 acre and is unobstructed” requirement. Because otherwise I would totally buy a windmill.

Numbers in Pictures

It doesn’t look like much, but what you’re looking at is the number of cell phones “retired” in the U.S. every day — 426,000. View a close up, and other similar photo montages of consumption at Chris Jordan’s Running the Numbers. (via GOOD Magazine)