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 -


  • Snag 'Quake' for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher
    Like so many events, QuakeCon 2020 is happening entirely online, but whether or not you’re participating, you can get a few treats this weekend. In the Bethesda Launcher you can get a free copy of the original Quake, while The Elder Scrolls Online…
    - 8 hours ago, 8 Aug 20, 3:58am -
  • Fossil's Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update
    The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for contacts and quick access to key tools, as well as new battery modes that include custom profiles for.…
    - 11 hours ago, 8 Aug 20, 1:02am -
  • Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives
    Facebook has repeatedly overruled its own fact checkers in order to help conservative pages avoid punishment for spreading misinformation. That’s according to leaked documents reported by NBC News, which found evidence that employees regularly inte…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 10:02pm -
  • HBO Max is making a series based on the One Perfect Shot Twitter account
    Cinema buffs have something to look forward to from HBO Max. The streaming service is adapting popular Twitter account One Perfect Shot, which shares some of the most iconic compositions in film history, into a documentary series.Each 30-minute episo…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:23pm -
  • ESPN+ will be $1/month more expensive for new subscribers
    ESPN+ is getting a price increase, but only for new subscribers. Starting August 12th, the monthly plan will cost $5.99, up from $4.99. If you’ve been on the fence, it might not be a bad idea to sign up before then, because ESPN+ doesn’t plan to…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 8:15pm -
  • The Mate 40 will feature Huawei's final high-end Kirin processor
    When the Mate 40 comes out later this year, it will be the last Huawei phone to feature one of its own high-end Kirin processors. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's consumer business, shared the news during a speech he made at the 2020 Summit of the Chi…
    - 17 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 6:59pm -
  • We shot this video about the new iMac on the iMac's upgraded webcam
    A few days ago Apple announced a new and improved 27-inch iMac. Not a new design and no ARM chips under the hood — just a series of CPU, GPU, camera and audio upgrades, with more generous storage and memory options. All told, it’s too minor of an…
    - 17 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 6:35pm -
  • 'Last of Us Part II' designer breaks down the game's detailed sound effects
    The Last of Us Part II is defined as much by the intensity of its sounds as its gameplay, and it’s now clear just how much effort Naughty Dog put into those effects. Sound designer Beau Anthony Jimenez and SoundWorks Collection have shared a video…
    - 18 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 5:58pm -


  • 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

  • The Best Spiralizer
    Zoodles may not be as of-the-moment as they were a couple years ago, but they can still be a healthy staple in your day-to-day diet. A good spiralizer should help you effortlessly create spiralized or ribboned vegetables with ease. After over…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:32pm -
  • The Best Sleeping Bag
    The adage “you get what you pay for” is as true today as ever, but with a few exceptions—one being sleeping bags. You simply don’t need to overpay to get a bag that’s comfortable and functional, whether for car camping, backpacking,…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:22pm -
  • The Best Soundbar
    The speakers built into your TV are terrible, so if you want something better, we recommend the Vizio SB46514-F6. It’s our pick for the best soundbar because it comes the closest to re-creating a truly immersive, high-quality surround-sound…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 8:06pm -
  • The Best Smart Outdoor Lighting for Backyards, Pathways, and More
    Outdoor lighting isn’t a splurge—it can save you from tripping on a dark pathway (again) or fumbling to find the right key. It enhances home security, and it can even light up a party. Smart outdoor lighting takes it to another level by a…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 7:56pm -
  • The Best Water Fountain for Cats and Dogs
    A source of clean running water encourages pets to drink—which can play an important role in long-term health, especially for cats. After three years of testing, we still think that the Catit Flower Fountain is easier to maintain and easier…
    - 18 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 6:16pm -
  • The Best Leaf Blower
    Lots of people see leaf blowers as loud, fume-spewing wastes of fuel—but newer corded and cordless models offer plenty of power without those drawbacks, which apply primarily to gas-powered blowers that are rarely necessary at home. Most fo…
    - 18 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 5:43pm -
  • How to Shop for a Used Laptop or Desktop PC
    In the best of times, it’s hard to find a cheap computer with a screen that’s nice to look at, a keyboard and trackpad that are comfortable to use—or just not terrible—and fast-enough performance that won’t leave you waiting for app…
    - 19 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 5:04pm -
  • We Combed Through 6,232 Deals This Week. Here Are the Best 7 We Found.
    The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our deal blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wire…
    - 19 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 4:53pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • PS5 Unveiling; Sony Invites You to the Future of Gaming
    There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, and lots more gaming taking place too. Gamers the world over have been pondering whether the PS5 might be delayed; something Sony themselves were quick to quash as they gave assurances the PS5 woul…
    - 69 days ago, 31 May 20, 6:55am -
  • 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 -

Slash Gear

  • Zoom gets fun new filters, plus lighting, smoothing and audio tweaks
    Many people are still working remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and there’s no sign of that changing any time soon. Though a number of software applications make it possible for coworkers to see each other face-to-face, they don’t…
    - 11 hours ago, 8 Aug 20, 12:30am -
  • Android TV gets big UI change and simplified service subscriptions
    Google has announced an Android TV update that, among other things, brings a home screen UI redesign that helps users find the content they’re most likely to watch. As well, Google is making it easier for Android TV users to quickly sign up for ser…
    - 12 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 11:29pm -
  • Huawei Mate 40 will be the last model packing a Kirin processor
    The anticipated Huawei Mate 40 smartphone will be the last model to feature the maker’s own high-end Kirin processor, the company has confirmed, something that has resulted from the Trump administration’s ban on trade with the Chinese phone maker…
    - 13 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 10:30pm -
  • The most inactive creatures ever discovered
    Creatures shown in a study published this month can survive with lower energy requirements than any life previously discovered by humanity. Some of the undersea sediment-dwelling microbes shown in this study have survived “under extreme energy limi…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:47pm -
  • iPhone 12 release dates may split for Pro cameras
    The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will likely split down the middle, with release dates for the 12 coming first, then the Pro at a later date. A note came from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on the subject, with a focus on camera quality. The issue seems to have…
    - 14 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:17pm -
  • NASA is getting rid of old, offensive space nicknames
    NASA is taking steps to eliminate its use of offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise problematic nicknames given to various cosmic regions and objects. The decision comes amid growing calls for more diversity and inclusion, a process that involves tea…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 8:28pm -
  • Scientists mutate fish with disturbing results
    Research published this week showed an experiment run by scientists with mutation on their minds. In the experiments, scientists altered single genes of zebrafish and recorded the results. Their aim was to study the evolution of the jaw. They created…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 7:36pm -
  • Hulu has a new annual plan, and there’s a good reason to get it
    Hulu has announced a new plan that mirrors a similar offering from its family-friendly sibling, Disney+. The two existing plans — the one with ads and the one without ads — aren’t going anywhere and consumers will continue to pay for them month…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Aug 20, 7:27pm -