In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium promoted its new exhibit, “Conquest of Space,” by soliciting letters for the public to reserve a seat on the first trip into space. The letters all make for an entertaining read, but one in particular stuck out for me. A letter from a person named Arthur described how he’d like to…
There are at least 347 million guns in America. No matter your opinion of them, it is highly likely that you will encounter one at least sometime during your life. This is what everyone needs to know in order to be safe around guns.
Are your desires …unconventional? Enough so that you have a deep yearning for a periodical of tastefully photographed technology, stripped down to its barest elements? Boy, have I got the magazine for you.
Lauren Wade at TakePart re-imagined famous classic paintings to fit today's "standards" by Photoshopping the subjects in the paintings to look like magazine cover models. That basically means: impossibly skinny waists, thinner arms, basically no joy of fat whatsoever but still have bigger breasts somehow. It's quite…
These amazing, almost 100-year old covers of the weekly French magazine Le Petite Journal are from the online collection of the french National Library. They show what were the most exciting innovations of the 1920s, and how people in Europe imagined the future of technology and science.
Mad Magazine is to print what Weird Al Yanokovich is to music. Exactly 60 years after pumping out its first parody, Mad Magazine is taking its spoofs to the iPad, with an app that offers the latest satire-laden editions, as well as back issues.
Time is getting ready to push all 21 of their magazines onto every tablet they can get to. That will include the iPad, Android tablets, the Touchpad, and Nook Color. The Kindle, strangely, and Playbook, less strangely, aren't invited.
Google quietly launched a new search tool that lets you find information about the stuff you desire.
Nju Studio's Sammeln Stapeln Setzen lets you use those old magazines as a foot stool while sitting on the couch. The piece of furniture is a simple block of wood with two straps and a pillow. Pile your magazines to the desired height, strap them in and, voilà, you have the perfect footstool for your living room. […
My Super Soaker of yore wouldn't stand a chance against this beast of a weapon. Called the Thunderstorm, this new Super Soaker only costs $15 (cheap enough to dual-wield) and is battery-powered for automatic shooting (which requires no pumping). But perhaps most awesomely, it uses magazines to reload itself. That way…
Consider this to be your dismaying PSA of the day: Apparently, if you're a Kindle owner with a magazine subscription, and you decide to stop subscribing, the back issues you previously downloaded are also lost—for good.
Vogue cover girls. Pretty sexy, non? Except when you layer them on top of one another digitally, to get the year's average. Suddenly, you find yourself ogling something resembling the Turin Shroud.
It's not that surprising (given previous bans), but Apple recently rejected a small Danish Android magazine app from the App Store. It's unlikely that many people would've bought the magazine in the first place, which makes it an odd-ish ban.
Perhaps most famous for smut-mag Penthouse, we'd rather remember Guccione for the tech/sci-fi magazine Omni, which hasn't been seen on newsagents' shelves since 1995. It was hugely inspirational for its time, when robots, space and gadgets were on everyone's minds.
Gossip magazines owe much of their content to photo agencies, who offer voyeuristic snapshots of celebrities' lives. People magazine is currently battling the agencies over the release of their iPad app, believing they shouldn't have to pay twice for images.
Even when we saw how gorgeous Wired magazine's first iPad issue looked, we couldn't completely ignore its five dollar price tag. Apparently we weren't the only ones who struggled with the high cost though, because someone decided the next issue should be cheaper.
We knew it would happen rather soon, but WIRED Magazine now finally comes in iPad format. And it looks great:
GQ's app looks good, but it's not exactly flying off the iTunes App Store shelves: The December 2009 issue only sold 365 iPad copies. Solution? Slap Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr on the next cover and hope for the best.