Sculptor creates the world’s smallest chess set, the size of a thumbtack

Turkish sculpture Necati Korkmaz makes tiny works of art, most of which can only be fully appreciated with a magnifying glass. His latest effort is a chess set smaller than a thumbtack. The board is 9 millimeters square and the pieces, around 1.5-3 millimeters in size, are moved with tiny sticks. Korkmaz hopes to be…

Family of Grand Princess passenger who passed away of coronavirus files suit versus Carnival

Curtis Tate, USA TODAY Published 3:39 p.m. ET May 31, 2020 CLOSE The Grand Princess cruise ship, once carrying some 3,000 passengers some stricken with coronavirus, returned to port in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday with nearly 650 crew members aboard after they had completed their 14-day quarantine. (April 7) AP DomesticThe family of…

These emus have apparently discovered dark magic rituals.

I once wrote a children’s book (that I never actually published or did anything with) about the origin story of the emu, which I hypothesized as being the offspring of two ostriches who were each so heartbroken that they just became very emo — hence, emus. But never in my wildest imagination did I fathom…

Encode Your Information With Emoji

Ecoji is like Base64 encoding, but it’s Base1024 and uses emojis instead of the alphabet. [via @codinghorror] For example: $ echo “Base64 is so 1999, isn’t there something better?” | ecoji🏗📩🎦🐇🎛📘🔯🚜💞😽🆖🐊🎱🥁🚄🌱💞😭💮🇵💢🕥🐭🔸🍉🚲🦑🐶💢🕥🔮🔺🍉📸🐮🌼👦🚟🥴📑 New Vermont bill introduced to permit emoji on license plates Vermont State Rep. Rebecca White (D-Windsor) introduced legislation in the Vermont House of Representatives…

Carnival Cruise Line extends sailing suspension, won’t resume cruising until October

Carnival Cruise Line will extend its sailing suspension in North America through the end of September, the cruise line announced Monday. “During this unprecedented pause in our business, we have continued to assess the operating environment and confer with public health, government and industry officials,” Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy told cruisers and travel agents in a letter sent Monday announcing…

Exclusive: Cruise industry announces US sailing suspension extended until Sept. 15

Cruise Lines International Association, the leading trade organization for the global ocean-going cruise industry, says its member cruise lines have voluntarily extended the suspension of U.S. cruise operations until Sept. 15 amid coronavirus concerns.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “no-sail order” is scheduled to expire on July 24, but no extension has yet been announced.…

Seattle mayor to Trump: ‘Return to your bunker’

She’s good. She’s really good. When Donald Trump criticized Seattle’s handling of the recent protests for Black Lives Matter and over the death of George Floyd, the mayor of Seattle had a response. Said Jenny Durkan, mayor of Seattlem to Trump: “go back to your bunker.” “Go back to your bunker,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan…

Iron Gate Studio flaunts Valheim, a survival video game with Vikings

The world of Valheim got its debut at the PC Gaming Show today, as the developers showed a trailer that gave a feel for the environments and action in this Viking survival game. Valheim comes from Iron Gate Studio, a small Swedish development house working on its first game. You can register for the beta here.…

Google now lets you utilize Stadia on any Android phone

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central Don’t have a Pixel or a Samsung? That’s fine. Google will now let anyone with an Android device use the Stadia service, whether it’s officially supported or not. The company made the announcement today on the Stadia Community blog. You’ll need to download the Stadia app, head to the…