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What’s the funniest or strangest situation you’ve been in when you’ve craved Bose noise cancelling headphones? A drunk house mate? An office colleague or plane passenger chewing loudly? Teenage girls on the train freaking out about One Direction? Tell us your story to win! We’re searching for three Gizmodo readers to win a pair of QC 20i premium in-ear headphones (worth $399) and review your experience for the Giz community. Entering is easy!
The US city of Vicco, Kentucky, has has just a few hundred people. It only recently got its own police officer. And now that officer, Police Chief Tony Vaughn, will be the first in the country to be paid in Bitcoin. Because I guess good old fashioned US dollars aren’t even good enough for government employees anymore.
Unlike many revered audio brands, old school Brooklyn outfit Grado Labs hasn’t yet stooped to deploying rappers, athletes or style icons to market its awesome headphones and phono cartridges. But before you dismiss its first foray into the world of branded products out of hand, you should know two things. The partner is whisky, and the headphones are pretty amazing.
We humans are a sentimental horde, which is why we get squeamish about places where people used to live, and places where people bit the dust. But how much should we value preserving the past when it impedes our ability to move into the future? The battle over the fate of a few long-shipwrecked vessels is forcing us to confront some uncomfortable questions about progress.
Careening through the air 10,000m above the ground can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved some pretty sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet and the occasional backrub. Here’s a look at some of the ambitious ideas that got us there, the failures along the way, and concepts we might see in the future.
Polaroid is a non-entity these days, but instant photography lives on in the digital photos we produce at dazzling speeds. We’re addicted, and that’s what made Polaroid the hottest tech company in the world when its first blockbuster consumer product, the Model 95 Land Camera, went on sale. That was 65 years ago on Black Friday, November 26, 1948.