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The Knives Of The New York Times Style Section

The men’s style section of the New York Times just ran an article about city slickers carrying pocketknives. It’s a trend, apparently. Which knives do they feature and how do they perform? Let’s analyse it.


This Man Controls His Robotic Arms With His Mind

The robotic arm looks like it came from the future, a sleek cyborg limb. But for Les Baugh, it’s a way to feel “back to human.”


This Table Listens To Your Boring Meetings And Pulls Out The Good Stuff

Meetings can be horrible, unproductive, and maddening. Can a high-tech conference table make them bearable? The New York Times R&D Lab have tackle the problem with the lab’s latest project. The Semantic Listening Table is an attempt to make sense of the chaotic conversation.


Watch How Kodak Survives Now That Film Is Dead

The decline of Kodak as a powerhouse of photography is a story oft told. But what does it actually look like in the facilities that once churned out endless rolls of film for the masses? This New York Times video shows what has become of Eastman Kodak’s business, and it might be a bit of a surprise.


Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up For A Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich’s Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing s**t up.


The History Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement Explains Our Terrifying Future

Vaccines are not part of some evil plot to poison our children. But there are plenty of terribly misguided people who believe they are! And their beliefs didn’t just materialise out of nowhere. A new video from the New York Times explains how we got to this terrifying point in American history — a seemingly upside down, dystopian world where we’re witnessing the resurgence of diseases we thought were long since wiped out.


How Charlie Hebdo Created The Cover That Made Them A Terrorist Target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans.


How Napster Changed Everything

The New York Times‘ Retro Report series has an excellent new short documentary video about the rise of Napster. Remember the year 2000? We were such pirates back then.


A New York Times Photographer Seeks The Perfect Shot In A Sea Of People

The New York Times Lens Blog recently posted this nice short doc on one of their photojournalists, Ozier Muhammad. It follows Muhammad around as he documents the climate march that took place in NYC in September.


5 Predictions For The Future That Aren't So New After All

Today, the New York Times asked seven entrepreneurs and tech executives about what’s in store for the future. It’s a fascinating snapshot of futurist thinking in 2014. But these aren’t just the dreams of tomorrow — most of them are the dreams of yesterday’s tomorrows as well.


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