‘Top Gun’ 2: Fighter Pilots vs. Drone Operators?

The Guardian: The long-mooted sequel to 80s blockbuster Top Gun will explore the culture clash between old school aviation and the new generation of unmanned drones, according to the film’s producer. David Ellison of production company Skydance also confirmed the follow-up will feature Tom Cruise reprising his role as star fighter pilot Maverick during a […]

Petr Cech: The Signing that Will Win Arsenal the Premier League Title

I’m calling it right here, right now.* Arsenal signing world-class goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea is the move that will lead to their eventual Premier League triumph. The 33-year-old — just entering is his goalkeeping prime — is said to be in final talks with the North London club, and could be unveiled today. Maybe […]

Notable Addition to the Southeast Asia Starbucks Misspellings Collection: ‘Newrick’

A new one for my collection: “Newrick.” I love it. 🙂

Businesses Pressured SC Gov. to Push for Confederate Flag Removal

Following up on my post from Tuesday… Here’s an interesting, behind-the-scenes bit from a WSJ story on how businesses pressured South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to ditch the Confederate flag: Ms. Haley came under significant pressure to call for the flag’s removal from leaders of multinational and South Carolina businesses after the shootings, according to […]

By Me Yesterday: Q&A with Symantec CEO

The story begins: The new Symantec isn’t the old Symantec. That’s according to Chief Executive Michael Brown, who says the company, which developed computer security with its antivirus software in the late 1980s, is now concentrating on producing newer products and services amid a rise in high profile attacks in the U.S. and abroad. Some […]

On the Charleston Shootings and the Confederate Flag — and Some Links for Following the Debate

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Monday that the Confederate flag should be taken down. That comes, of course, after a white man, in a racist attack last week, killed nine African-Americans at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Photos uncovered later showed him embracing the Confederate flag. That banner — which South Carolina hoisted […]

By Me Yesterday: The Taj Mahal Just Got Free Wi-Fi

The post, at our Digits blog, begins: The Taj Mahal: India’s most famous monument, where visitors can take in a striking example of Mughal architecture, gaze at the edifice’s gleaming white marble, and…surf the Internet via free Wi-Fi. Wait, free Wi-Fi? You better believe it. India’s federal information technology minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Tuesday […]

All 6 ‘Star Wars’ Films Shown at Once

I see your “Dark Side of the Rainbow” and raise you two hours and twenty two minutes of galactic beauty and strangeness. Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Star Wars Wars: All 6 Films At Once.” There are also some pretty cool stills available here. Related fun stuff: Twelve hours of Death Star ambient audio. […]

By Me Last Week: Twitter to Beef up Singapore Office

The story, which ran on Thursday, began: Twitter Inc. plans to double its staff in Singapore over the next two years as it seeks to lure new users and advertisers in Asia, an executive said. Shailesh Rao, Twitter’s vice president for Asia Pacific, the Americas and emerging markets, told The Wall Street Journal in an […]

Mental Health Break, #RobotFails Edition

Embedded above and on YouTube here: “DARPA Robots Can’t Stay Standing.” I intend to laugh at these things while I can. Before they ultimately conquer the world, that is.