Author Archives: Erik Hyrkas
This morning NASA launched the Atlas 5 rocket into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The flight was initially slated for March but delayed due to issues of hydraulics and ground equipment. Weather conditions were perfect for the launch, and NASA broadcast the event on its NASA TV media channel. The mission will deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The actual spacecraft has been named the S.S. John Glenn, the late astronaut known for being the first American (and later, oldest) to orbit the Earth.
If you’re in the market for the LG G6, the newest 2017 flagship smartphone on the market, Verizon customers are in luck. Preorders for the devices are launching today on their new unlimited plans for $28/mo or $672. Verizon’s also including a few promotions such as a free 43″ LG Smart TV for activating a new line of service with Verizon Unlimited (if you buy the LG G6 via “device payment”). $200 smartphone trade-ins are also available by activating with device payment.
Data is the bargaining chip of cellular networks this week, as two of the top networks in the country announced unlimited data plans to smartphone customers. AT&T and Verizon have joined others, including Sprint and T-Mobile, with interesting price comparisons.
Working out while traveling or without gym facilities nearby can be a struggle for those looking to exercise without taking up space in their home or going out of their way. Thankfully, in 2017, there’s a Kickstarter for that first world problem.
The DoubleFlex Black, invented by Paul Francis and created by Oyo Fitness, intends to replace flimsy bungee cords and those room-filling total body gyms with a tension-based exercise machine you can take anywhere. Using “Spiraflex” tension technology, the DoubleFlex Black is an exercise tool that uses resistance via steel cables, which allows more fluid movement than rubber bands. In fact, the same technology is used on the International Space Station to keep astronauts fit.
Today NASA unveiled its brand new spacesuits made by Boeing for the CST-100 Starliner’s future astronauts. The bright blue suits were announced on NASA’s website this morning in a blog post, along with photos and a video of astronauts wearing the specialized clothing. The suits were engineered with modern features such as touchscreen-sensitive gloves, zippered entry, and boots worthy of cross training.
The District of Columbia has had an incredible influx of people this weekend, many attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump. However, following Friday’s festivities, it appears even more Americans have come to show their support for women’s rights during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. In solidarity, with cities across the United States and around the globe (66 countries are participating), women and men are gathering to make their voices heard, with estimates in attendance ranging from 1-2 million this afternoon.
Below you’ll find dozens of photos we took today. We’re posting them in order to highlight many of the best and most controversial signs spotted during the Women’s March on Washington.
Let us know which ones you like best.