Oh Gizmo!

  • Grow Taller Using Insole Gadgets
      Research indicates a possible link between height and confidence. But also, society sees people that are an inch taller than the rest as happier, better and superior. Appearing taller
    - 28 Aug 18, 6:50pm -
  • Why Shower Filters are Good for Your Health
    Shower Filter The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural medication. They relax the mind and body into the perfect state of
    - 26 Jun 18, 6:33pm -
  • 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
    - 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
    - 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
    - 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
    - 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)
    - 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
    - 6 Apr 18, 8:20am -


Boing Boing

  • A dating website for Trump supporters leaked its customers' data ON DAY ONE
    Donalddaters.com is an app for people who want to have sex with white supremacists; it launched today and promptly leaked all 1600 of its users' data: "users' names, profile pictures, device type, their private messages — and access tokens, which…
    - 15 Oct 18, 10:42pm -
  • Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates
    More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it pu…
    - 15 Oct 18, 10:06pm -
  • Fendi accidentally made a 'vulva' scarf
    Fendi is taking a beating online after creating a pink scarf that resembles female genitalia, bush and all. The Italian luxury fashion brand took down their £750 vulva-like "Touch of Fur" shawl after the internet got wind of it (blue and red versio…
    - 15 Oct 18, 8:55pm -
  • Watch when Lyft passengers find out their driver is actually Chance the Rapper
    There's nothing more fun than a prank that brings great laughter to its victims, and this is what Chance the Rapper does when he becomes an undercover Lyft driver for a day. He drives unsuspecting passengers around Chicago and chats with them about…
    - 15 Oct 18, 8:17pm -
  • Booze in a 'juice' box
    In Japan, you don't have to drink your sake from a cup or a glass or even a bottle. If you're in the mood for a little imbibing on your walk home from work and don't want to worry about having to recycle a bottle or a can, or maybe you would just rat…
    - 15 Oct 18, 7:06pm -
  • Just Be Best: Randy Rainbow sings about Melania
    One of the "most bullied" people in the world -- Melania Trump, of course -- gets the Randy Rainbow treatment in "Just Be Best." It's the best.(Hey! Randy Rainbow is on tour.) RR previously on BB Read the rest
    - 15 Oct 18, 7:05pm -
  • Watch frisky puppy knock 11 soap and shampoo bottles into a bathtub
    This playful puppy has made it his mission to knock every shampoo and soap bottle into the tub – 11 bottles in all. His excitement is contagious. To see more of this guy, check out his Instagram page, little_leo_the_cavapoo. Read the rest
    - 15 Oct 18, 6:51pm -
  • Climate change will make beer much more expensive
    Over the next century, higher temperatures and an increased number of droughts will hit the global barley supply, pushing beer prices way up. University of East Anglia economist Dabo Guan and his colleagues developed multiple scenarios based on sever…
    - 15 Oct 18, 6:22pm -


  • What's on TV this week: HBO Max, 'Space Force' and 'Uncut Gems'
    This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original shows, movi…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 20, 2:29am -
  • What does Apple want from a VR events company?
    Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events -- think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts -- straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • Virgin Orbit's first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release
    Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 20, 8:12pm -
  • ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ is the next free PS Plus game, and it arrives tomorrow
    Perhaps bearing in mind that many PS4 players are looking for more ways to kill time until The Last of Us Part II finally drops next month, Sony is releasing its next free PS Plus title a bit early. And it’s a pretty big one -- subscribers can snag…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 May 20, 6:15pm -
  • What we're watching: 'Deep Space 9,' 'Kingdom' and 'Solar Opposites'
    This month, Buyer’s Guide Editor Kris Naudus digs into ‘Deep Space Nine’ and how binge-watching changes the show’s impact, while Cherlynn Low highlights ‘Kingdom’ as an example of the international content you need to give a chance and An…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 May 20, 5:30pm -
  • Save $70 on a Nest WiFi bundle at Best Buy and the Google Store
    If WiFi coverage in your home is spotty in some parts, you may want to look into a mesh router system. Luckily, a pretty good one is on sale at the moment. Bed Bath and Beyond and Best Buy have discounted the Google Nest WiFi router and access po…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 May 20, 4:30pm -
  • Amazon sale drops the price of a Kindle to $60
    Need an e-reader to get through pandemic lockdowns? Now’s a good time to get one. Amazon is running a sale on the standard Kindle that drops the price of the Special Offers version to $60, or $30 below its usual price. That’s similar to historic…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 May 20, 3:30pm -
  • The best grilling gear
    Summer may not officially start until mid-June, but Memorial Day weekend is widely celebrated as the start of the outdoor season. And for some, that means the first chance to fire up the grill for a (small, socially distanced) party. We’ve compiled…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 May 20, 3:00pm -


  • Nikon Z6, Z7 Could Be The Company’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
    Nikon has been teasing the upcoming announcement for their new mirrorless cameras which is set for an official reveal on the 23rd of August. In terms of branding, it is unclear as to what Nikon could be calling these new devices, but according to Nik…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:03am -
  • Nintendo Uses Classic NES Games To Promote Its Switch Online Service
    Nintendo Switch’s online service will be launching in the second half of September and we’re sure that there are some gamers who might be a little hesitant to get on board. However Nintendo has recently started to promote its upcoming online serv…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • Apple Supplier Reportedly Gearing Up For Production Of New MacBooks
    According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch an updated MacBook Air later this year. Given how long it has been since Apple refreshed its MacBook Air, we suppose this makes sense. Now in a report from DigiTimes (via Cult of Mac), it seems tha…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Expansion Is Now Live
    If the Battle for Azeroth expansion for World of Warcraft is something that you’ve been looking forward to, you will be pleased to learn that the expansion is now live. This will be the latest expansion for World of Warcraft and it also marks the s…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:01am -
  • Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Now Available For $120
    One of the rumors leading up to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was that Samsung could have a new wireless charger in the works for the phone and other Samsung devices. The Note 9 has since been launched and if you’re interes…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:00am -
  • This Is How Much Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could Cost
    Apple’s products have never been known to be cheap/affordable, and neither are their official accessories. This is why when we heard the rumors that the AirPower wireless charging mat could be priced at $200, we can’t say that we were surprised.…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:16pm -
  • Apple’s Group FaceTime Feature’s Launch Has Been Delayed
    One of the new features that Apple announced in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave is Group FaceTime calls. In case the name wasn’t already obvious, basically this allows users to make FaceTime calls together in a group, whereas in the past it was limited to…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:15pm -
  • iOS 12 Beta 7 Pulled Over Reports Of Sluggish Performance
    If you were thinking of checking out iOS 12’s beta 7 release, you might want to take note that the beta has since been pulled. This is following reports from users who have been complaining about sluggish performance in the latest version of the be…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:14pm -

The Wirecutter

  • What Your Noise-Cancelling Headphones Can and Can’t Do
    This Amazon commercial bugs the heck out of me. In it, a young boy jumps on a bed, raucously playing an electric guitar while another kid plays drums. Meanwhile, a father relaxes blissfully undisturbed because he’s wearing noise-cancelling…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 20, 10:00am -
  • The Best Hangers
    Keeping your closet tidy isn’t the only reason you should buy (and use) hangers. A good hanger will keep a garment safely off the floor without damaging it or changing its original shape, thereby helping you get more wear out of it. After t…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 20, 8:33pm -
  • The Best Yoga Mats
    Our hatha and hot-yoga instructors downward-dogged, vinyasa-flowed, and shavasanaed on 26 of the best yoga mats (and one mat alternative), and the mat that came out on top is Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat 5mm. Its dual textured sides, firm…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 20, 8:28pm -
  • The Best Hybrid Bike
    If you’re looking for a bike for your daily commute and for your weekend exercise, a fitness hybrid—that is, a road bike with flat handlebars—may be the right choice. We spent 40 hours sifting through nearly 50 options, test-rode more t…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 20, 8:03pm -
  • The Best Dryers
    After 50 hours of research, we learned that clothes dryers all work pretty similarly. So if you don’t care if your dryer matches your washer, we recommend looking for a simple, sturdy dryer because it’ll work just as well as models that c…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 20, 6:11pm -
  • The Best Instant Camera
    After 20 hours of new research and testing (on top of over 50 hours of work on previous guides), we think the best instant camera for capturing retro-cool prints is the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6. It produces the highest-quality instant photo…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 20, 6:02pm -
  • The Top 10 Tools to Handle a Power Outage
    A power outage can be a minor inconvenience, a threat to health and safety, or anything in between. But unlike the natural disasters that often precede them, blackouts aren’t relegated to specific regions the way earthquakes, hurricanes, an…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 20, 5:59pm -
  • The Best Garden Pruners
    After researching 49 pairs of pruners and testing 39 models on dozens of maple branches, buckthorn limbs, scallions, raspberry canes, and wooden dowels, we found that the Felco 2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner is the best pruner for most people.…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 20, 5:03pm -

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

  • Thai mobile operator database exposed 8 billion Internet records
    We implicitly trust our ISPs and carriers, often without a second thought that all our Internet-related activity passes through them. After all, they are bound by laws to ensure their customers’ safety and privacy though some still manage to find w…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 May 20, 3:46am -
  • Samsung’s new security chip wants to make phones more secure, locked down
    As smartphones become more critical to people’s lives, they have also become more tempting in the eyes of hackers and criminals. Storing not just our personal information but also payment options, the need to protect sensitive data on mobile device…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 20, 3:25am -
  • Google Assistant may soon confirm some purchases by voice
    Remember the almost comical incident more than three years ago when Amazon Echo speakers started ordering dollhouses because a TV anchor said so? Those things are long behind us and people have been less than enthusiastic about the prospect of making…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 20, 2:39am -
  • PlayStation Plus makes Call of Duty: WWII free for June, others TBA
    The month of May is almost coming to a close which, for some gamers, means a new selection of free games for the next month. That’s definitely the case for services like Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass, and PlayStation Plus and Sony seems to be start…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 20, 2:08am -
  • Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket fails after release from aircraft
    SpaceX is about to make history on Wednesday but Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit was out to remind people it isn’t the only game in town. It almost made a first, at least for the company, when it ignited and launched a rocket in the air. And w…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 May 20, 1:28am -
  • Motorola Razr 2 should have been Motorola’s first foldable phone
    Motorola seems to be bent on launching as many phones as it can this year but the real highlight of its new lineup so far is undoubtedly the Razr. You can argue about its practicality and price but it’s hard to deny how huge it was in terms of desi…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 May 20, 1:09am -
  • The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!
    If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been ple…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 May 20, 9:01pm -
  • Minecraft Dungeons needs one feature that’d change the whole game
    I expected Minecraft Dungeons to be like a LEGO-esque iteration of the classic dungeon crawler game Diablo. I expected that we’d get a kid-friendly blast from the past. What we got instead was a surprisingly fresh take on the combination of the gam…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 20, 7:01pm -