Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Album Recorded in Space


Famed-Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has done something never done before by an earthling–released an album of music featuring tracks recorded in outer space. The universal first is one Hadfield is already known for, following his viral music video covering David Bowie’s Space Oddity (“Ground Control to Major Tom”). The album is called SPACE SESSIONS: Songs From a Tin Can and was released today.

The 12-track album can be bought directly on Chris Hadfield’s website in limited vinyl and CD with bundles including a booklet and T-shirts. The 300 Limited Edition vinyls run $59.99 and are autographed by Hadfield himself.  Some of the tracks can be listened to on Sound Cloud and YouTube already, including animated music videos for Daughter of My Sins, Ride That Lightning, and Feet Up.

As the album title suggests, the audio quality (of the tracks recorded in space) is obviously a bit hampered being it was recorded from the International Space Station. Nevertheless, the tin can-audio brings an original charm and twang to the album, resembling the first vinyls ever recorded. Blues, rock, and folk vibes are abundant between Hadfield’s easy-listening vocals and melodic guitar riffs. Meanwhile, the tracks’ lyrics keep this album topical with talk of weightlessness (Feet Up) and blasting into space on a rocket (Ride that Lightning).

You can find the full 12-track album digitally via Google Play and iTunes for $9.49.

Source: Chris Hadfield


Edward Snowden Join Twitter, Banters with Neil deGrasse Tyson


On Tuesday, famed NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden joined Twitter from Russia, where he has been granted asylum. His first tweet that was heard ’round the world came with a Verizon Wireless joke, “Can you hear me now?”

Bachelor Tech Review: The Best Way to Wash Dishes Without a Dishwasher


I live alone in Washington, D.C., and I have no dishwasher. That’s a small sacrifice for personal space. It’s also arguably a slight rent reduction despite the up-charge of ridding myself of roommate drama. Nevertheless, having no dishwasher aside my own two hands is horrible, especially because (as fitting of most bachelor cliches) I fail to clean up after myself regularly. I also absolutely HATE washing dishes. And even in the event used glasses and dinner plates make it to the sink, they’ll sit another 2-5 days depending how busy (or lazy) I get. 

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review: Why You Should Consider Buying a Phablet


The Samsung Galaxy Note has gone through some evolution since its origin as a notoriously mocked “phablet.” In fact, the Android smartphone’s popularity has become so rampant that Samsung’s most noted (pun intended) competitor has emulated it. Apple’s 2014 revelation of the iPhone 6 Plus and, most recently, the September 2015 reveal of the Apple Pencil (a stylus built for the iPad Pro) proved that the Galaxy Note is a beast worth countering. Throw in LG’s G phones and the Nexus 6, and you have a family of phablets looking to stick it to Samsung. So how does the Galaxy Note 5 stack up against its former iterations and current competitors? Read on below for the full review.

14-year-old Arrested for Engineering a Clock; Obama, Hatfield, and Zuckerberg Offer Him Opportunities


Update: Irving, Texas police has confirmed they will not be bringing charges against Ahmed Mohamed.

It’s likely you’ve seen the headlines. 14-year-old freshman Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at MacArthur High School in Texas this week for bringing an invention to school–a clock. Despite his teachers knowing it was a clock and the student claiming as such, police hauled Ahmed to a juvenile detention facility without even allowing him to call his parents. The charge? Building a “hoax bomb.”