Oh Gizmo!

  • Fortigis Cybersecurity AI VPN Router
    Protect your home from digital intruders with the Fortigis Cybersecurity AI VPN Router. Offering security and privacy, this incredible router actually uses self-learning AI to keep your connection safe. With
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  • Hands-On With Vizio’s D-Series
    I’ve had the opportunity to test out one of Vizio’s TVs for the last few months, the 65 inch D65-E0. I’ve come away impressed with it, both with the quality
    - 3 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
  • Monster Solara Solar Charging Bluetooth Speaker
    Enjoy your music both indoors and outdoors with the Monster Solara Solar Charging Bluetooth Speaker. Featuring built-in solar panels, the Monster Solara charges in the sun. Likewise, it reaches full
    - 3 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 9:28am -
  • Sobro Smart Side Table
    Upgrade your bedroom with the Sobro Smart Side Table. Designed to simplify and improve your life, this side table comes with an array of smart features. It features a built-in
    - 5 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 9:32am -
  • Corky Rearview Cycling Mirror
    Stay safe while on your bike with the Corky Rearview Cycling Mirror. Attaching easily to your drop bars, this system helps you stay informed while keeping your eyes on the
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 9:41am -
  • hardgraft Slim Pocket iPhone Case
    Protect your phone while carrying your essential card with the hardgraft Slim Pocket iPhone Case. Available in off-gray, the leather iPhone case feels luxurious in your hand. Additionally, its appearance
    - 11 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 11:09am -
  • A Shower Curtain That Can Hold Phones And Tablets Is Now A Thing
    Ever wanted to use your phone in the shower? How about your tablet? If you answered yes, you should probably reevaluate your dependence on technology. But there’s finally a solution
    - 15 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:01pm -
  • Watch A Surprisingly Sharp Knife Being Made Out Of Pasta
    Have you ever thought that regular knives get a little too boring? I mean, sure they’re sharp and all, but there’s not much to get excited about in the advancement
    - 17 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 1:31pm -


Boing Boing

  • There are two Amazon results for the search term "healing crystal dildo"
    Exhibit A (above) is the Jovivi Handmade Natural Rose Quartz Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool Massage Wand For Acupuncture Therapy Stick Point Treatment. It is 10cm long, $14, and comes with a free bag.Exhibit B is a 99c song titled "The Crystal Heal…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:38pm -
  • 11 year-old Naomi Wadler's moving speech at the DC 'March for Our Lives'
    Watch an 11 year-old give a powerful speech. I cried.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 6:41pm -
  • Fox News explains why Mr. Rogers was an "evil, evil man"
    Fred Rogers is the subject of a documentary and a biopic starring Tom Hanks, both out later this year. Though most Americans assume he's a national treasure, he's widely loathed by conservatives who center him in their myth of "participation troph…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 5:41pm -
  • Meme star "Hide The Pain Harold" takes trip of lifetime to Manchester, England
    If you want to express a uniquely compelling mix of superficial happiness and deep melancholy, there is nowhere better to go than Manchester, England. "Hide the Pain" Harold (AKA Hungarian model András Arató), internet-famous as the star of the…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 5:05pm -
  • Stormproof survival matches light in awful weather
    Matches that will light just about anyplace there is oxygen can come in really handy.https://youtu.be/BQAkZYYdXkUKeep this waterproof case of storm matches in your survival kit. I have one in my camper and another in my emergency bag. As long as…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 4:16pm -
  • Jimmy Kimmel got a colonoscopy on camera
    Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 recently, the age when men and women are encouraged to get their first colonoscopy. Instead of having the exam done privately, he chose to do it on camera in the hopes of encouraging more people to get screened. Katie Cour…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:54pm -
  • Guccifer 2.0 identified as Russian intelligence officer
    Surprise! The hacker who delivered all those stolen Democratic National Committee emails to Wikileaks turns out to be a Russian intel officer.The Daily Beast has the story:Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiL…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:41pm -
  • How a cow-clicking parody game harvested Facebook user data
    Back in 2010, the video-game designer and scholar Ian Bogost created Cow Clicker, a withering satire of Farmville and other clicker games that were, at the time, wildly popular on Facebook. (Wired wrote an excellent story about it, worth reading.)A…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:40pm -


  • Facebook and Cambridge Analytica hit with first state lawsuit
    Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are already dealing with numerous private lawsuits over non-consensual data sharing, but they now have to grapple with a state-level lawsuit. Illinois' Cook County has filed a lawsuit against both companies accusing t…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 5:02pm -
  • Ask Engadget: What's the best way to clean my touchscreen?
    The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
  • Huawei MateBook X Pro review: A polished yet quirky laptop
    Laptops are exercises in compromise, with companies sacrificing what they deem to be unnecessary features on the twin altars of portability and longevity. The decisions on what to keep and what to ditch will ultimately be how the hardware is judged i…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • The Morning After: Weekend Edition
    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! While the folks at Facebook are probably ready for a break, we're highlighting all of the gaming news from GDC 2018 and preparing for next week's Apple event.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 12:05pm -
  • A live-action 'Street Fighter' TV show is in development
    According to Deadline, Street Fighter fans should keep an eye out for a new TV series currently in development from Entertainment One. The producers of the new show were previously involved with the web series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, and now…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 8:47am -
  • Yet another security vulnerability afflicts India’s citizen database
    India's Aadhaar database is a national system that contains personal data and biometric information on over 1.1 billion Indian citizens. While joining is technically voluntary (for now, at least), enrollment has become necessary for things like openi…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:53am -
  • Spielberg doesn’t think Netflix should win Oscars
    In an interview, Steven Spielberg stated that content on Netflix should be considered television...and ineligible for Oscars. "Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie," he said on while chatting to ITV News during a tour promoting h…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 2:34am -
  • Proposed law would insist on work-life balance for New Yorkers
    With all of us connected to our phones day and night, it's pretty easy to respond to work requests after official office hours are over. European countries like France have passed laws allowing employees to ignore employers after hours, giving citize…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 1:19am -


  • Apple Pay, Google Pay Now Accepted At The Church Of England
    As the rest of society gets even more hi-tech, we suppose it is inevitable that even religion catches up. For example at one point WeChat allowed users to pay for prayers, so we guess it isn’t surprising that the Church of England is now accept mor…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:59pm -
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Could Already Be In The Works
    So far every year Activision has released a new Call of Duty game. This year it has already been confirmed that it will be Black Ops 4, but what about 2019? While it might be a bit early to think about it given that Black Ops 4 has yet to be official…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:58pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Could Come With Support For 5G
    At the rate carriers are planning on rolling out 5G coverage, it probably won’t be too long until 5G starts becoming the new standard that replaces 4G LTE internet on our phones. However the next problem is the availability of 5G smartphones where…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:58pm -
  • Alleged New OnePlus 6 Spec Sheet Leaked
    Based on the success that OnePlus has been experiencing with their smartphones, it is expected that in the coming months the company will launch the OnePlus 6, the successor to last year’s OnePlus 5T. Now thanks to a leaked spec sheet, the alleged…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:57pm -
  • Samsung To Look Into Galaxy S9, S9+ Touchscreen Dead Spots
    Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have only just launched but it seems that there might be some issues with the hardware right out of the gate. According to multiple reports, it seems that there are quite a few Samsung customers who are experiencing…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:56pm -
  • EA Created An AI That Taught Itself How To Play Battlefiled 1
    Whether or not it will come to pass remains to be seen, but one of the fears behind developing artificial intelligence (AI) is that one day it might become sentient and overthrow humanity, much like in James Cameron’s Terminator. Now it looks like…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:55pm -
  • Researchers Create Device That Can Harvest Water From Desert Air
    There are some parts of the world that don’t have access to clean, drinkable water and might also live in places that experience drought. However it looks like researchers at MIT might have the answer to that problem as they have field tested a dev…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:54pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Might Come With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
    According to the rumors and a bit of back and forth, it has been suggested by some that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. However according to a new report out of Korea (via SamMobile), it seems tha…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 3:53pm -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Toiletry Bags
    After researching dozens of toiletry bags and trying nine top-rated contenders in our most recent round of testing, we think the Sea to Summit Travelling Light Hanging Toiletry Bag is the best option for most travelers. In addition to being…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 10:45pm -
  • The Best iPhone X Cases
    The iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive phone ever. It’s also the most expensive to repair, and due to a design that uses glass for the entire front and back, it’s perhaps the most breakable. We recommend putting your new phone in a case…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 10:19pm -
  • The Best Robot Vacuums
    After running more than 90 cleaning cycles with 14 of the most promising robot vacuums in 2017, we think the EcoVacs Deebot N79 is the best choice for most people who want a basic, affordable bot that can actually keep their floors tidy. The…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 10:13pm -
  • The Best Wireless Earbuds
    After putting 25 models through more than 30 hours of testing by our expert listening panel, we’ve chosen the Phiaton BT 100 NC as the best Bluetooth earbuds for most people. Music sounds fantastic, calls are clear to both you and your call…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 10:03pm -
  • Why We Love the Raspberry Pi
    Anytime someone asks me how to turn their weird tech project into reality, my immediate instinct is to recommend the Raspberry Pi. This $35 computer, the size of a deck of cards, is as capable as it is cheap. With just a bit of know-how and c…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 9:22pm -
  • The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories
    Tryone’s Gooseneck stand can mount your Switch on your desk or your bed.The Nintendo Switch’s flexibility is a large part of what makes it great. It’s a handheld console. It’s a living room console! It has a kickstand! But it do…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:57pm -
  • The Best Wi-Fi Range Extenders
    After spending more than 50 hours researching Wi-Fi extenders and testing 13, we think the TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE200 is the best way to get Wi-Fi signal to part of your house or apartment that your router can’t reach. It’s…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:20pm -
  • The Best Dog and Cat Cones
    After a week of researching e-collars—the “cones of shame” that pets wear around their necks after an injury or surgery—and testing 10 of them on two dogs and one annoyed cat, we think the Remedy + Recovery E-Collar is the best for mo…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 4:02pm -

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

  • Razer Blade Review: a colorful, ultraportable gaming beast
    Razer has launched a trio of gaming laptops, first among them being the Razer Blade. The laptop is dark, adorned with colorful lights, sporting a design that makes it identifiable as not just any ole laptop, but a gaming laptop. Relative to other mod…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
  • Monster Hunter World’s first big update introduces Deviljho, numerous improvements
    Monster Hunter World becoming Capcom’s most successful game ever means the game is seeing a lot of players right now. And these players are in for a treat this week as the developer has released its first major update for the game, one that’s sig…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 1:39pm -
  • OnePlus 6 specs leak while 5T sells out in North America
    It should come as no surprise to OnePlus fans that we’re hearing more details on their next smartphone model, the OnePlus 6; after all, the company is almost literally on a six-month update cycle with its subsequent “T” upgrades. But that’s t…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 12:26pm -
  • Tumblr discloses 84 state-sponsored propaganda accounts
    Tumblr has revealed that its platform was used for state-sponsored disinformation campaigns, making it the latest among multiple online social platforms to discover propaganda accounts. The issue came to light in a big way late last year when Faceboo…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 12:24am -
  • Deep-sea anglerfish with parasitic mate caught on video for first time
    For the first time ever, someone has captured anglerfish mating on video. This isn’t a cloudy, blurry, underwater video that’s hard to discern, fortunately. In it, we see the female anglerfish in all her terrifying glory, glowing “whiskers” f…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 11:19pm -
  • Forget coins, Church of England now accepts Apple Pay and Google Pay
    The Church of England just got a big tech upgrade. To make donation easier (or perhaps just to target youth who don’t carry physical money), the religious entity has launched support for Apple Pay and Google Pay, enabling parishioners to make payme…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 10:21pm -
  • 5 tips to make your Dropbox game as good as their IPO
    Dropbox is having a great week thanks to a successful IPO, and you can get in on the fun. The company offers a trio of plans designed to meet all kinds of needs, but there’s a good chance you already have an account. Are you using it to its fullest…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 9:24pm -
  • Toyota turned the 2019 Corolla from tech-dud to gadget-central
    The 2019 Corolla Hatchback may have a slick new design and use the automaker’s clever new TNGA platform, but it’s what’s going on in the cabin which really suggests Toyota is finally serious about the dashboard. Set to make its official debut a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Mar 18, 9:17pm -