USB Type-C Works in Both Directions

No more "third time's a charm" when plugging in USB.

USB Type-C, one port for charging, data and display, now available with the new Chromebook Pixel.


Technological Determinism

Are we using the internet to conduct too much of our lives? Are we unknowingly eroding our "real-world" relationships of genuine meaning by maintaining them on Facebook? Philosopher Luciano Floridi explains why blaming technology for intellectual and social laziness is misguided. The notion that our machines will inevitably usurp control from us ignores a crucial fact: humans are the designers of technology. So what kind of role do we want technology to play in our lives? How do we accomplish this through design?

This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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How to Solve the Rubik's Cube Blindfolded

A complete tutorial for solving the Rubik's Cube blindfolded using the 'Classic/Old Pochmann' method.

Link to SpeedSolving.com thread
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?34298-How-to-solve-a-Rubik-s-Cube-BLD-Progression


Get High on Yourself

Stars from the 70's got together in 1981 to film this commercial.

Among a huge cast are 55 entertainment and sports celebrities, ranging from tuneful Olivia Newton-John to frog-flat Paul Newman.

Among others: John Travolta, Cheryl Tiegs, Tracy Austin, Muhammad Ali, Carol Burnett.

A week later the NBC campaign closed with a Bob Hope special nationwide antidrug alert.


Introducing the Book: Medieval Tech Support

A comedy about medieval tech support, learning how to use a book.

It's from a show called ystein & Meg (ystein & I) produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting television channel (NRK) in 2001.

The spoken language is Norwegian, the subs in Danish.

It's written by Knut Nrum and performed by ystein Bache and Rune Gokstad.


Simpsons: Hamlet

Bart is Prince Hamlet in this Simpsons version of William Shakespeare's classic.

His uncle Claudius (Moe) marries Gertrude (Marge) after killing King Hamlet (Homer) by way of poison.

The King returns to his son, telling him of the betrayal and requesting that his death be avenged.


Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates First Laser Video Disc Player

This is a newly created digitization of the demonstration video advertising the Magnavox Magnavision VH-8000 Laser Video Disc Player, featuring Leonard Nimoy.

The video has been taken from the original LaserDisc, played on a Pioneer LD-660 LaserDisc Player.
As spokesman for Magnavox, Leonard Nimoy demonstrates the first consumer LaserDisc player made, the Magnavox VH-8000 MagnaVision. He is introduced to and guided through this product by a glowing, beeping rock.