Book Excerpt: Exploring the Emotional Fallout of WWII in ‘All Ships Follow Me’

The seemingly uncomplicated good vs. evil narrative and the complexity of subsequent conflicts, coupled with boomer nostalgia, has allowed modern viewers and readers to view WWII through rather rose-colored glasses; it was “the last good war” we’re told. But in this instance, “good” does quite a bit of heavy lifting. All Ships Follow Me: A […]

Cruise secrets: Insider reveals SHOCKING truth about food on cruise ships

Cruise ship illnesses can easily spread on board and are often related to the food served. If food is off or equipment is dirty it doesn’t take much for sickness to spread throughout the passengers and crew. Fortunately, cruise inspections are carried out on ships to make sure proper sanitation and food storage rules are […]

Russian ships used weapons to stop & seize Ukrainian vessels violating territorial waters – FSB

Russia has confirmed its vessels have used weapons to stop Ukrainian vessels that had entered Russian waters in the Black Sea illegally. Three Ukrainian sailors were wounded and have been given medical assistance. Russia has fired at a group of three Ukrainian vessels that entered its territorial waters near Crimea, the Russian Security Service (FSB) […]

US Navy ships & training bases exposed as ‘highest risk’ in military sex assault report

Young female service members, especially navy sailors, face the highest risk of sexual assault among all the branches of the US armed forces, the Pentagon’s RAND Corporation study reveals, having ranked all military installations. Back in the summer of 2014, RAND conducted a survey of the sexual assault and sexual harassment experiences of some 170,000 […]

US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance […]

Microsoft’s 10-inch Surface Go starts at $399 and ships August 2

Microsoft today introduced its smallest (10-inch screen) and lightest (1.15 pounds) computer yet: the Surface Go. Powered by an Intel Pentium Gold processor, the new laptop-tablet hybrid is available for preorder now starting at $ 399 (without a keyboard), and hits store shelves on August 2. Microsoft insists the Surface Go “is the best of […]

Navy backs ‘omniphobic’ coatings to help ships travel further

Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and further. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It’s backing University of Michigan work on an “omniphobic” coating that shrugs off virtually any liquid (it’ll even fend off peanut butter) while lasting for a long […]

TCL’s follow-up to last year’s popular Roku 4K TVs starts at $649, ships tomorrow

TCL Chinese brand TCL has announced pricing for its new 6-Series Roku TVs, the follow-ups to last year’s extremely popular P-Series. The 6-Series improves on last year’s in terms of picture quality and comes in both 55-inch and 65-inch sizes—last year’s models only came in a 55-inch configuration. The 55-inch model is currently priced at $ […]

17 historical photos that show how the wealthy once traveled on ships just like the Titanic

The Titanic sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912 — killing over 1,500 people and becoming one of the most famous maritime disasters in history. But the Titanic was just one of countless passenger liners that dotted the seas and dominated the travel industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These […]