The Planet of New York: Under the Bridge

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Under the BridgeWhile nothing global is immediately evident here and while this isn’t even a structure strictly unique to New York City, the very large world under the Triborough Bridge deserves attention. It is a rare quiet* spot in Astoria Park, even on a warm and sunny day and it’s arches (of infinity) are mesmerizing in both directions from this spot.

*More glass than grass may be one of the reasons but that’s what shoes are for.

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Mario Kart 8’s super-fast 200cc class almost made me puke

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It could’ve been the latent heatstroke setting in from the three days I spent tut-tutting millennials under my breath at Coachella, or the five coffees I’d drunk to sustain some form of consciousness. But when I finished playing a demo of the new 200cc level in Mario Kart 8 with some folks from Nintendo on Monday, my eyes felt looser in their sockets and a barely containable feeling of nausea lingered in my gut for about an hour. It was as if I’d come off a roller coaster — like one of those daring, metallic serpents from Six Flags or Busch Gardens in the ’80s that jolted you just a bit too much and gave the impression you’d nearly avoided whiplash.

All of which is to say, 200cc is not for the weak. It is stupid fast and stupid good.

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The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5

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SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little more positive for Samsung.

It pits the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus against each other to find out how they compare as far as durability. The Galaxy S6 took 1st place overall, which is surprising in that I would have figured that the S5 would win this one. The S6 was found to be the least bendable at 110 pounds of pressure, and all three Galaxy phones survived the drop test with flying colors.

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