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Boing Boing

  • Cat enjoys licking air going into vacuum
    “The horror of the void became once again its own inverted retort.” ― Gellu Naum(Thanks, Matthew!)
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:50pm -
  • Bowler Ben Ketola sets world record with fastest 300 game
    Bowler Ben Ketola (age 23) just broke the record for the fastest perfect game: 12 strikes in 86.9 seconds.(Thanks, Matthew!)
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:22pm -
  • RIP Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    "The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling." -- Robert M. PirsigI was saddened to learn that Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author Robert M. Pirsig died today at t…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:17pm -
  • Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, and Savor
    Despite making a weekly meal plan, we eat at least one dinner a week out of the freezer and often ditch another well-planned meal for something quick and easy. Lauren K. Stine’s recipes in Fresh Made Simple are not only great for fast, fresh, mid-w…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:15pm -
  • Star Wars Rebels season four promises excitement
    The final season of Star Wars Rebels looks intense.We knew from the beginning of the series run that some of these characters would have to die before the timeline caught up with A New Hope. Rogue One made it clear how Star Wars deals with those…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:53pm -
  • The first weed-friendly campground resort in the country just opened
    With recreational pot legal in eight states plus Washington, DC, it's a little surprising that no one has opened a weed-friendly campground until now. What used to be Lake Selmac resort in Selma, Oregon, is now Smoke on the Water campground, which…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:03pm -
  • A note from the new CEO of Lobstero
    Something Awful is running a letter of explanation written by the CEO of Lobstero, who is fighting back against unfair criticism of its wi-fi enabled lobster dispensing unit.First, let me be very clear: Lobstero's Lobster Packs are much more than j…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:35pm -
  • What do South Koreans really think of America?
    From the Statue of Liberty and Chipotle to big boobs, Trump and racism, South Koreans tell us what they think of America – and Americans – in this episode of "What Asians Think of America" series by Asian Boss.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:49pm -


  • NVIDIA's Shield TV upgrades to 4K for Cast and Google Play movies
    Despite all the 4K material NVIDIA's Shield TV can handle, there have still been a few gaps: you couldn't play Google Play Movies & TV content in 4K, for instance, and you definitely couldn't Google Cast the 4K videos of your choice. Thankfully,.…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:09am -
  • ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels
    Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television stations that will finally enable them to stream their local content. Most of the affiliates will now use services like DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV to broadcast their own show…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:08pm -
  • Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
    Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now, adding features like automatic white balance, compensation for wobbly video, social photo editing tools and even improving Apple's own Live Photos. The one thing it's been missing, however, is…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:58pm -
  • FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
    Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its plans for relaxing net neutrality rules. Recode contacts claim that Chairman Ajit Pai may talk about the softer regulation as soon as April 26th, when he speaks at a conservative group's event. Th…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:37pm -
  • Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
    Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally competing in collegiate Overwatch leagues this fall.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:16pm -
  • Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
    Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku users, the streaming service is now doing the same for people who own an Apple TV. "First Look," which was introduced last November, lets Sling TV subscribers get 50 hours.…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:54pm -
  • Unroll.me is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber
    When the New York Times revealed that Apple had threatened to drop Uber's app over privacy guideline violations, there was a juicy tidbit tucked inside: Unroll.me's email management service had anonymized Lyft receipts and sold them to Uber to help i…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • 'Breath of the NES' is a retro 'Zelda' fan project destined to die
    While you wait for something else to play on your Switch (might I suggest looking into TumbleSeed?), you could kill some time with Breath of the NES. As the name suggests, the fan-project was inspired by Nintendo's 8-bit Breath of the Wild prototype.…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:12pm -


  • Apple Delays Launch Of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Series
    Earlier this year it was revealed that after Apple had acquired the rights to “Carpool Karaoke” that the series would be launching in 2017. It was originally suggested that the launch party would be taking place in March in Los Angeles, but given…
    - 15 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:35am -
  • Logitech Releases Alexa-Ready Beta Apps For UE Boom & Megaboom
    Thanks to Amazon making Alexa open to third-party companies, we’re seeing more instances where Alexa is integrated into devices and apps. Logitech has been slowly introducing those integration into its products, like with the Logitech Harmony, and…
    - 16 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:34am -
  • NVIDIA Shield TV Now Supports 4K Movies From Google Play, Google Cast
    4K is expected to become the new standard resolution in the near future where it will eventually replace Full HD 1080p. It’s not quite there yet but we’re starting to see more 4K devices launched and more services starting to support the resoluti…
    - 38 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:12am -
  • Tesla Aims To Double Their Charging Network By End Of 2017
    Is range anxiety still a factor that’s holding you back from purchasing an electric vehicle? That might have been more poignant several years ago, but in recent times we’re seeing carmakers starting to make serious efforts at installing more char…
    - 46 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:04am -
  • Amazon Wants To Be Your One-Stop Shop For Subscriptions
    Just like how we’re seeing Facebook trying to make themselves the one-stop shop for all your social and entertainment needs, Amazon is trying to do the same in terms of retail. The company has recently announced a new service call “Subscribe with…
    - 47 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:03am -
  • Google’s 2017 Pixels Could Feature Snapdragon 835 Chipsets
    With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 being the latest processor and top of the line model from Qualcomm, it isn’t surprising to see that many Android OEMs are adopting it and incorporating it into their flagships. This is also why it probably wouldn’…
    - 48 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:02am -
  • Apple’s Latest AR Hire Used To Work At NASA
    Apple and its CEO’s love for augmented reality is pretty well-known and well-documented, which is why there has been speculation that the iPhone 8 could somehow see the company introduce some AR features to it, and it seems that Apple’s latest hi…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:56am -
  • Don’t Expect To See Xiaomi Phones In The US Anytime Soon
    Xiaomi is a company that is making a name for themselves, having catch up to the likes of Apple and Samsung in China, and also pushing affordable handsets with amazing specs, and also pushing the envelope in terms of design, like with the Xiaomi Mi M…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:54am -

The Wirecutter

  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Gear for Travel, and The Best Wireless Earbuds. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 10:30am -
  • The Best Earbuds
    After 35 hours researching and testing 16 high-end earbud models head-to-head with an expert listening panel, we’ve determined that the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 is the best set of in-ear headphones under $200. In a competitive category, the H3 won…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 7:33pm -
  • The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System
    We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several years testing multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room—even outside—and Sonos remains the best option for most homes. It supports the widest variety of streaming services, offers excel…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 4:30pm -
  • Dear Wirecutter: Which Earbuds Have the Best Mics?
    Thanks to their collar style, our favorite wireless Bluetooth earbuds have a mic that sounds significantly better than many headphones we’ve tested.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 10:30am -
  • Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?
    We spent months living with the voice-controlled speakers Amazon Echo and Google Home, listening to music, asking foolish questions, getting news reports, and begging them to turn the lights off. Both products are pretty good at playing music when yo…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 7:53pm -
  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Wireless Earbuds, and The Best Gear for Travel. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • The Best Rain Boots
    Wellies, billy boots, gumboots, or rain boots—whatever you call them, they’re made to get wet, muddy, and maybe covered in fish guts. We walked 14 pairs through 60 miles of mud, puddles, slush, leaves, slippery rocks, and melting snow, and we are…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • The Best USB 3.0 Flash Drive
    After more than 14 hours of new research and testing, we found that the 64 GB SanDisk Extreme CZ80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is still the best flash drive for most people—while you can get it. With both PCs and Macs, the SanDisk Extreme CZ80 offers the b…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 8:47pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • 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 -
  • Impressive OnePlus 3T Phone Now Launched
    One of the latest interesting handsets to get launched is the exciting looking OnePlus 3T. This manufacturer has gained something of a reputation in recent years for offering high spec phones at decent prices, so how does the new model stack up? Cert…
    - 24 Nov 16, 4:46pm -
  • Mini Countryman SE is First Hybrid Model
    Mini, the world famous manufacturer of tiny cars, has revealed to the world its first ever hybrid vehicle. The Mini Countryman SE was unveiled at the LA Auto Show and immediately made a big impression. This is a 4 wheel drive model but there is somet…
    - 22 Nov 16, 11:39pm -
  • i.am Buttons: Will.i.am Brings Out Another New Gadget
    You probably know Will.i.am best as a highly successful musician who kind of divides opinion. However, whether you think that his songs are terrible or his lyrics are pretty good, you are probably as unconvinced as the rest of us by his inventing ski…
    - 15 Nov 16, 4:29pm -
  • Google Reveals Big Increase in HTTPS Use
    Research by Google has confirmed that more people than ever before now use sites with the HTTPS protocol. Indeed, the company’s figures show that over half of the total pages loaded by users on desktop Chrome use HTTPS. This also makes up over two…
    - 10 Nov 16, 4:25pm -

Slash Gear

  • Galaxy S8 owners complain about wireless charging issues
    No smartphone is going to be perfect. Even Apple’s iPhones have their fair share of complaints and imperfections. Given how high-profile the Galaxy S8 is, it’s really no surprise that there is a lot more noise being made about each and every pote…
    - 3 mins ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:47am -
  • OpenLara lets you play the first Tomb Raider in your browser
    Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft is easily one of the most iconic females in the gaming industry. And although she started out as a rather inappropriate icon, she eventually matured into something more befitting a modern female lead. But despite the advanc…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 1:10am -
  • Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch now available
    Casio has announced the launch of its WSD-F20 smartwatch, a wearable first unveiled during CES 2017. This smartwatch features Android Wear 2.0 and comes in two varieties: one that is black and another that is orange. This model is hawked under the Ca…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:10am -
  • Sling TV Cloud DVR feature arrives on Apple TV
    Following its unveiling last year, Sling TV launched its new Cloud DVR add-on feature for Roku and Android devices in mid-April. Now the company has expanded that availability, bringing its DVR feature to the Apple TV, as previously promised. With th…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:10pm -
  • Google’s YI HALO camera rig is its next-generation ‘Jump’
    Google has taken the wraps off its next-generation Jump camera, the YI HALO, a camera rig made in partnership with the Chinese company Yi Technology. In total, the YI HALO features a total of 17 4K-resolution cameras including an Up camera to record…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:25pm -
  • Seagate DJI Fly Drive brings 2TB and a drone-friendly microSD slot
    In early January, Seagate and DJI announced a new partnership between the two companies that would result in storage solutions for drone operators. Today we’re seeing the first of those products, the new joint-branded Seagate DJI Fly Drive, a porta…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:40pm -
  • Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks discuss The Circle
    The film The Circle actors Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and Patton Oswalt sat down for a chat today live on Twitter. Right this minute we’ve got a recap of that chat, including the full chat as re-posted to Twitter through Periscope. This film is essent…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:33pm -
  • You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you
    Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there’s one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final rest…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:13pm -