Oh Gizmo!

  • Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+
    Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing. What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 18, 3:26am -
  • 3 of the Best Hoverboards Money Can Buy
    If you’re thinking about buying a hoverboard for the first time or if you are new to these personal transports and are unsure what to buy, don’t worry, Gadget Review
    - 27 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?
    Why is Calcium Important for Dogs? Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:56am -
  • Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set
    Consistently brew a delicious cup of coffee with the Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set. Designed for all levels of coffee makers, the pour-over set makes it easy to brew
    - 38 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:36pm -
  • Nighthawk X6 Review
      The first feature that attracts your attention to the Netgear Nighthawk X6 is its three distinct Wi-Fi bands with varying frequencies and speed limits. It has one 2.4GHZ (600MBPS)
    - 39 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:49am -
  • Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk
    Stylishly organize your workspace with the Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk. The writing desk comes with a compact drawer that conveniently sits right in the middle. It opens and
    - 49 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 8:20am -
  • SleepBliss Deep Sleep Insomnia Relief Crystal Ball
    Get a deep sleep in the most natural way possible with the SleepBliss Deep Sleep Insomnia Relief Crystal Ball. SleepBliss is a 100% non-invasive sleep aid crystal ball that helps
    - 51 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 10:06am -
  • What? Customizable Quotes Watch
    Give time meaning with the What? Customizable Quotes Watch. Featuring innovative dot-matrix epaper display, the Quotes watch shows your favorite inspiring words when you want it to. To set up
    - 56 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 9:58am -


Boing Boing

  • Martin Shkreli owes IRS $1.6 million
    Martin Shkreli, the imprisoned pharmacy tycoon who skyrocketed the price of an HIV drug and enjoyed a short period of trollish infamy on social media, owes the IRS more than $1.6 million, according to a court filing.ABC news reports, "If Shkreli ca…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • Two late-stage Ebola patients break quarantine, the number they may have infected is unknown
    Last week, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak was confirmed to have spread to Mbandaka, a transportation hub, home to over one million people. As of the time that this post was written, 31 cases of the disease have been confir…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 5:31pm -
  • What makes a woman? New documentary seeks answers
    Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf hosts the new Channel 4 documentary What Makes a Woman? Science and society are grappling with the complex and contentious topics of sex, sexuality, and gender. New research and evidence demonstrate t…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 5:26pm -
  • Study finds that sleeping in on the weekends is good for you
    I sleep in late whenever I can, and have felt vaguely guilty about it because everything I've read about sleep says people are supposed to stick to a strict sleep schedule every day. That's not possible for me, because I often get up very early to ca…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 5:16pm -
  • Loaded gun stored in an oven gets too hot and shoots owner
    A gun-toting gentleman in Ohio wanted to keep his revolver out of harm's reach when his kids came to visit him, so he hid it in his oven's broiler. But 44-year-old Robin Garlock neglected to tell his girlfriend, who decided to do some baking later th…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 5:15pm -
  • Use this link to see what your Twitter feed looked like 10 years ago today
    In February Xeni tweeted a history of the Twitter experience over the last 10 years or so:Twitter was like good weed & an espressoThen it was like crackThen for a while PCPNow I’d say we are in bath salts or krokodil territoryIf you miss the…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 4:46pm -
  • Underoos were not any more fun than other underwear, seriously
    Underoos were always treated more as pajama than underwear, but occasionally some Super Kid would wear them to school and the jokes would fly!Sometimes that kid was me.I had the Spiderman Underoos. Thank Moses they didn't make Hong Kong Fooey…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 18, 4:37pm -
  • Drone's-eye view of how solar farms clean all those panels
    Clifford Burgoni wanted to sell his system for cleaning 86,000 solar panels, so he made a cool drone video of the gear in operation. (more…)
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 18, 4:21pm -


  • Tidal's new desktop app makes it easier to find the music you want
    Tidal's desktop music app has never been a particularly strong selling point compared to its rivals, but the company might change your mind. It's releasing revamped Mac and Windows apps that promise far simpler home screens that borrow a page from t…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 18, 4:15pm -
  • Microsoft marks Mixer's first year with improved eSports streams
    In the past year since changing names from Beam to Mixer, Microsoft's game-broadcasting app has gone through a slew of updates and brought forth a number of innovations. Redmond says last December, the app had over 10 million active monthly users, an…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:54pm -
  • PlayStation Vue adds select live Fox primetime shows
    PlayStation Vue announced a new live Fox channel in 34 different local areas. Previously, Fox was only available on demand and not as a live feed. While this will replace the current on-demand channel, Vue users will still have access to VOD content.…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:33pm -
  • UK may want a refund if it's cut out of Galileo GPS project
    Earlier this year, the European Commission revealed that Brexit might jeopardize the UK's involvement in the Galileo project, which is Europe's endeavor to build a their own version of America's GPS system. Now, Reuters reports that Britain may deman…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Nissan built a convertible Leaf, but you can't buy it
    By Joel StocksdaleYour eyes are not deceiving you, that is indeed a real, honest-to-goodness Nissan Leaf convertible. Nissan built it to celebrate having sold 100,000 Leafs (Leaves? A tree? What exactly is the proper plural of the Nissan Leaf?) in.…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:51pm -
  • How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead
    Kauai, Hawaii –– In 2015, Danish environmental artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen became obsessed with a bird that no longer exists. The Kaua'i 'o'o, a now-extinct species of small honeyeater, was last seen in Hawaii in 1987.According to a rec…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:30pm -
  • The hydrogen train of the future is a lot like the train of today
    The rail industry has a problem: Its infrastructure is decades, sometimes centuries old, and it is hugely expensive to upgrade. Diesel-powered trains dominate, but fuel is getting pricey, the trains are noisy and they're terrible for the environment.…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • Pioneer's in-dash unit supports both Android Auto Wireless and CarPlay
    Android Auto Wireless promises to make vehicle smartphone connections less of a futz, provided you have both a phone and infotainment system that supports it. Google is handling the first part, and Pioneer just announced that it has joined JVCKenwood…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:42pm -


  • Airbnb Testing Snapchat-Like Stories For Its Users
    Image credit – Matteo Gamba/TechCrunchOne of the popular features of Snapchat is its Stories which has since been copied by several applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, and so on. Now it looks like Airbnb will also be taking a p…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:34am -
  • Apple’s Mac App Store Could Be Getting A Redesign
    Last year when Apple launched iOS 11, one of the major revamps that they did was to the iOS App Store, giving it a new layout and design which was said to help improve on app discovery. However the Mac App Store did not get such treatment, and admitt…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:34am -
  • YouTube’s Direct Messaging Feature Now Available On The Web
    Image credit – 9to5GoogleIn recent times we’ve seen how YouTube has attempted to be more social, such as allowing creators to upload photos that lets their subscribers keep up to date on their ongoings. Not too long ago YouTube also rolled out an…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:33am -
  • Alleged Photo Shows Off 6.1-inch iPhone X
    If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could launch not one, not two, but three iPhones this year. One of the rumored iPhone models is that of a 6.1-inch model, which in a tweet by user Mr White, has been spotted for the first time in a leaked photo…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:32am -
  • Vevo Shuts Down Its App On All Platforms Except For YouTube
    When it comes to watching music videos online, Vevo probably comes to mind. The company’s service is available across multiple platforms, such as YouTube, mobile, smart TVs, and so on. However in an announcement by the company, it seems that they w…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:31am -
  • Google Overtakes Amazon In Smart Speaker Shipments In Q1 2018
    It goes without saying that with Amazon getting a head start in the smart speaker race that it’s not surprising that they have a very sizable market share. However it seems that Google could be catching up, at least according to recent data from Ca…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Apple Offering Free First Month iCloud Storage To Non-Subscribers
    Just like with Google Drive and Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud storage service offers its users a small amount of free storage if they choose to use it. In the case of iCloud, Apple offers its users 5GB, which honestly isn’t enough if you’re looking t…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:31am -
  • Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link Streaming App
    A couple of weeks ago, Valve announced that they would be launching the Steam Link mobile app. What this app would do is allow PC gamers to stream games from their computer onto their mobile devices, which sounds like a fantastic way of gaming if you…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:31am -

The Wirecutter

  • Build a Bike Patch and Flat Kit
    If you own a bike, you need a flat-fixing kit. It’s really that simple. Sure, maybe you’ll get lucky and get a flat close to a shop, or the buses will be running on time for once, but even with all that going for you, getting stranded acr…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:51pm -
  • The Best Smart Water-Leak Detector
    After spending over 25 hours pouring water, mopping it up, and changing wet socks to test the performance of 12 smart leak detectors, we think the iHome Control Wi-Fi Dual Leak Sensor iSB02 is the best install-it-yourself water sensor for mak…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 May 18, 11:31pm -
  • How to Get Rid of Lice
    “Lice Lady, can I help you?” is how Anna Albano-Krosche answers the phone. At her salon in Westchester, New York, she doesn’t style hair, she rids it of bugs. “They’re so frazzled,” she said of her clients, many of whom have tried…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 18, 6:43pm -
  • The Best In-Wall Wireless Light Switch and Dimmer
    After spending more than 30 hours swapping out switches, flipping switches, programming timers, and talking to experts, we’ve decided that the Lutron Caséta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer is the best wireless in-wall dimmer switch for most…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 11:33pm -
  • The Best Bath Towel
    After roughly 115 hours of researching hundreds of towels and drying off with dozens of them over the past three years, we think the Kohl’s Chaps Home Richmond Turkish Cotton Luxury Bath Towel is the best choice for most people. It outperfo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 11:11pm -
  • The Best LED Desk Lamp
    After consulting experts in lighting design and optometry, and spending 30 hours researching more than 40 desk lamps and testing 14, we think the Fully Lumen LED Desk Lamp is the best for most tasks that require focused light. The Lumen has m…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 7:32pm -
  • How We Get Our Kids to Sleep
    Once you become a parent, a full night’s sleep can feel like a precious gift. Those of us at Wirecutter with babies and toddlers lean on each other for advice and sympathy when it comes to getting our kids—and ourselves—more sleep. We h…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 6:16pm -
  • The Best Skillet
    After more than 70 collective hours of research and testing since 2014, we still think the tri-ply All-Clad Stainless 12″ Covered Fry Pan is the best skillet for the money. It’s a durable pan that heats extremely evenly. No other pan gets…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 5:50pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • 10 Things you could buy instead of the Apple iPhone X
    Before we go down this road I want to say I’ve nothing against Apple, in fact I have an iPhone 7 but cannot for the life of me understand how the base iPhone X is £999. With that in mind I’ve done some research into 10 things you could buy inste…
    - 3 Nov 17, 10:42pm -
  • Wera Advent-Calender 2017; Tools to turn the biggest grinch around
    It’s a little early for me personally to embrace Christmas; but I am willing to start talking about advent calendars and gifts for those who like to be ready. This week I received the 2017 Wera advent calendar and it looks awesome and has already t…
    - 3 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • Fidget Spinners – stress relief, fad, menace or health magic bullet?
    The meteoric rise of fidget spinners in 2017 has surprised many, including me. These palm sized contraptions, fitted with bearings to make them spin, are hugely popular in the playground and are becoming more commonplace in the work environment. But…
    - 27 May 17, 8:24pm -
  • Apple iPhone 8 – News on dates, specs, prices and rumours
    It’s nearly that time again; that time when Apple dim the lights and unveil their new flagship iPhone. The internet has been buzzing with rumours ranging from mediocre to bat shit crazy and I’ve been pretty slow in gathering these together. But h…
    - 26 May 17, 8:49pm -
  • What Are the Snapchat Sunglasses All About?
    The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • Samsung Considering Facial Tracking for Gear VR
    The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news o…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:35pm -
  • Nike Self-Tying Sneakers Now on Sale
    Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some…
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:27pm -
  • Google Earth VR Will Transport You Anywhere
    The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google…
    - 29 Nov 16, 7:51pm -

Slash Gear

  • Andy Rubin’s Essential explanation is hardly reassuring

    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:56pm -
  • Alexa Echo Eavesdropping: What went wrong, How to stop it
    Amazon’s Alexa made a boo-boo this week. In a home in Portland, Alexa heard what she thought were a set of commands – to record a conversation and send it to a contact – and she did that. Unfortunately, the people in the conversation had no ide…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:35pm -
  • 4.8m vehicle Fiat Chrysler recall after cruise control refuses to turn off
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is warning owners of 4.8 million vehicles in the US not to use cruise control, after discovering a flaw that could leave drivers unable to deactivate it. A recall is underway for all of the vehicles, which span FCA’s Dodge…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 18, 3:22pm -
  • Toyota just doubled-down on a hydrogen fuel cell EV future
    Fuel cells may have not captured the EV market in the same way that hybrid and plug-in electric have so far, but that isn’t stopping Toyota from doubling-down on production as it increases its bet on hydrogen power. The company currently offers a s…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:35pm -
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class family gains E 450 flavors
    Mercedes-Benz has officially announced the 2019 E Class family of cars. The range includes 4Matic versions, coupe, sedan, and wagon models. New for 2019 in the E class are E 450 models including standard and 4Matic versions of those rides. E 450 mode…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:09pm -
  • Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9: beyond the screen size
    Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 this year a bit earlier than its 2017 predecessor. The primary reason, the reports claim, was to offset the rather disappointing but not terrible sales of the Galaxy S9. But if people felt th…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 May 18, 12:33pm -
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback pricing and fuel economy confirmed
    Toyota has confirmed pricing and fuel economy numbers for the new 2019 Corolla Hatchback, and there’s generally good news all round. The first of the 12th generation Corolla range to hit the market, it replaces the 2018 Corolla iM – previously kn…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • MIT developed “bacteria on a chip” could detect gastric bleeding
    Researchers at MIT have developed a new ingestible sensor that features genetically engineered bacteria. The bacteria are designed to diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other GI tract problems. The “bacteria-on-a-chip” (not that kind of chip) co…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 May 18, 11:49am -