Oh Gizmo!

  • 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
    - 54 days ago, 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
    - 90 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
    - 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 -
  • 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
    - 4 Apr 18, 10:06am -


Boing Boing

  • The fabulous illustrated history of the pocket calculator
    In the 1970s, there was a boom in pocket calculators, driven by the plummeting costs of their electronic components, and an industry that had once prided itself on its high-end offerings for serious business users found itself rethinking the nature…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:49pm -
  • Youngest person ever given new face in transplant surgery
    The September National Geographic cover story follows Katie Stubblefield as she is given the face of 31-year-old donor Adrea Schneider, a woman who died of a cocaine overdose. 21-year-old Katie had been waiting three years for a donor face after a se…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Doja Cat gets herself a viral hit with bovine-meme video 'Mooo!'
    Doja Cat has declared herself a cow, a hamburger-eating one at that, in her recently-released, now-viral music video titled "Mooo!."Noisey on the 22-year-old Los Angeles-based pop singer: The track starts inauspiciously, a chintzy nursery rhym…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 2:45pm -
  • Explore the world with a live feed from this easy-to-pilot drone
    Drones are undeniably cool, but not all of us have the Top Gun-level piloting skills required to fly them—unless you're using TRNDlabs' new Spectre Drone. Designed new and expert pilots alike, this drone is loaded with fly assist features to make…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • A home for middle-aged men
    "Alec is 42 this morning and therefore has nothing further to contribute to society," begins this bit from the 2001 comedy series The Armando Iannucci Shows.Poor Alec is being transitioned into a home for middle-aged men, a place where past-thei…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Spider Robinson's joke
    At Worldcon yesterday, as recounted by Steph Herman: What did one snowman say to the other snowman? (more…)
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 5:48pm -
  • Trump is the Lorax who speaks for the Nazis
    America's Orange Menace has spoken! In response to most social media outlets shutting down Alex Jones, recently referred to as the gateway drug to white supremacy, the President of the United States has decided to defend free speech for people who h…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 3:08pm -
  • A next-gen, multi-switch Useless Machine that unswitches your switches in order
    Coffeeman 500's Useless Box - Multi Switch project is an open-source hardware project that's an ambitious variant on the beloved "Useless Machine" -- 2010, 2010 (Lego)), 2010 Political edition), 2011 (HOWTO), 2012 (politics), 2013 (fancy), 2013 (a…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 3:07pm -


  • Snapchat's much-needed Android overhaul is hiding in plain sight
    Snap promised a sorely needed redesign for Snapchat's sluggish Android app back in November, and it's now clear what that tune-up will entail. Jane Manchun Wong has discovered (with additional detail from Kieron Quinn) that Snapchat's Android app hi…
    - 17 mins ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:03pm -
  • Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law
    Egypt's increasingly strict regulation of internet use just became that much harsher. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a cybercrime law that makes it illegal to run and even visit sites considered threats to the country's economy and nationa…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 7:29pm -
  • The next 'Rainbow Six: Siege' update shakes up a familiar formula
    Ubisoft has revealed the full details for Rainbow Six: Siege's upcoming Operation Grim Sky update, and it's clear that this is as much about changing the mechanics of the game itself as it is adding some variety. Both new characters, Clash (above) an…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 6:02pm -
  • The best iPhone cases
    By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full iPhone cases guide here.A good case i…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • After Math: What could go wrong?
    It's been a week of risk in the tech world, and I don't just mean Elon Musk's recent Twitter-on-acid experiment. Best Buy is wagering $800 million on a company that teaches your grandparents how gadgets work, Saint Louis University is peppering its d…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018
    Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there's a lot to consi…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency
    Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if h…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:49am -
  • 'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th
    We hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox Games Store on September 30th. You can still play i…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:22am -


  • 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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.…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:14pm -

The Wirecutter

  • Our Favorite Camera Bags
    If you’re working with only a single camera and a lens, a good camera strap is all you need. But as soon as you start bringing multiple lenses and maybe even a tripod, you’ll want a proper camera bag—preferably one that also looks nice…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:02pm -
  • The Best NAS for Most Home Users
    After testing five new two-bay network-attached storage (NAS) devices and comparing them against our previous picks, we found that the Synology DiskStation DS218+ is the best home NAS for most people. The fastest NAS we tested, it offer…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 8:47pm -
  • The Best Air Conditioner
    After six summers of researching, testing, and recommending window air conditioners, we’ve learned that quiet and affordable ACs make most people the happiest—and we think the LG LW8016ER will fit the bill in most rooms. This 8,000 Btu un…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 12:28am -
  • Thinx Review: What to Know Before You Buy Period Underwear
    After 15 hours of research, plus testing Thinx, Dear Kate, PantyProp, and Knix during our own cycles, we wouldn’t replace pads, tampons, or a menstrual cup with period underwear. Although a pair can in fact absorb up to two tampons’ wort…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 7:37pm -
  • The Best Kids Lunch Boxes
    We spent a total of 22 hours testing 16 lunch boxes for kids and found that the L.L.Bean Lunch Box is the best option for an affordable, insulated lunchbox that can be lost without drama. If you prefer a more organized bento-style lunch box,…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 6:27pm -
  • The Best School Backpacks for Elementary School Students
    We looked at more than 20 of the most popular backpacks for elementary school kids to find the ones that would hold up to daily use, be comfortable to lug around, and keep books and assignments organized. The kid backpack we’d buy—and hav…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 5:58pm -
  • The Best Labels for Kids Lunch Boxes and Clothing
    After plastering two water bottles, a nylon lunch box, several food container lids, and a few T-shirts with seven kinds of labels and putting them through a combined total of 24 wash cycles, we found that the Name Bubbles School Labels (in a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 5:30pm -
  • How to Avoid Counterfeits When Looking for Deals
    As more people flock to the Internet for their shopping needs, so do the scammers. What could be worse than buying a new gadget online only to find it’s a knockoff that doesn’t even charge? Your best bet is to pick only those items that h…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 2:37pm -

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

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive: Practically perfect
    It’s not a coupe, and it’s not a sedan, but the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback absolutely is mesmerizing. Audi Sport’s latest blend of performance and luxury takes on the BMW 650i and the Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, not to mention putting the V8-powered M…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 6:01pm -
  • Netflix cancels Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale talk shows after low viewership
    Netflix has been extremely successful in recent years with its original series and movies, but one category it continues to struggle with is the talk show format. The streaming network has been experimenting with several shows, starting out with the…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:30pm -
  • Forza Horizon 2 being pulled from Xbox store following Games With Gold deal
    Fans of Microsoft’s Forza racing series, listen up: if you never got around to checking out Forza Horizon 2, your time is running out. Developer Turn 10 revealed this week that the game, first released in 2014, is reaching its “end of life” and…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 2:15pm -
  • HBO Watchmen series gets full season in 2019
    Soon everyone will be able to “watch the Watchmen.” On HBO, that is. The iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is getting a live-action TV series adaptation on HBO, with the network originally ordering a pilot last year and now conf…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Android Messages app removes dark mode, returns to previous design
    Android users who are fans of “dark mode” UIs, we have some bad news for you: only a day or so after being updated, Google’s Android Messages app has been rolled back, removing the option for dark mode and returning all other design changes to…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 12:01pm -
  • Star Wars Resistance animated series debuts first trailer
    Star Wars animation fans may not have any more episodes of Rebels to look forward to, but an all-new series is only a few month away. Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed the first trailer for Star Wars Resistance, along with confirming its debut on Oc…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 5:55pm -
  • US court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software
    It should come as no surprise that Grand Theft Auto V — and its online component GTA Online — remains incredibly popular and successful for its publisher Take-Two Interactive. Unfortunately, GTA Online has a bit of a reputation for cheating, whic…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 4:47pm -
  • Amazon aims to challenge Spotify, Apple Music in streaming
    Spotify and Apple Music are easily the number one and two players in the streaming music market, respectively, and while Amazon offers plenty of quick and easy access to music, the company is looking to be taken as a more serious rival to the streami…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 3:12pm -