In the age of home videogame consoles and dead arcades, Motherboard interviews Pinball Technician, Mike Hooker.
Interestingly enough, WSJ did a piece on Mike seven years ago. Back then there were around 750 people in the US who could repair pinball machines. Although I wonder if there are more now given the popularity of “barcades” in cities.
If you’re into classic arcades and pinball machines, check out the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester NY. They have an amazing collection of arcade games, and an awesome exhibit on Pinball Machines.
A seemingly obvious side effect to a fitness app that uses GPS data to track users progress, Strava’s global heatmap show’s more than just exercise routes.
In November 2017, Strava released their global heatmap which illustrates the popularity of running and biking routes throughout the world. Unfortunately for national security, their maps also may show regular patrol routes at military bases overseas.