Bootie sez, "Best of Bootie 2007 released today! The best mashups of 2007 selected by Adrian & the Mysterious D, producers of the world's biggest mashup club night. Enjoy Boing Boing. I *think* we have the bandwidth to sustain a hit by you THIS year! (unlike last year, and the year before!) We have more bandwidth than ever... let's do it!"
There were two absolute standout tracks on this one for me: Go Home Productions - Passenger Fever (Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop) and Divide & Kreate - Illiterate City (Jackson 5 vs. Guns N' Roses). Both tracks started with really kicky pop songs in very different styles and from very different eras, found their common ground, and exploited it in a way that made my mind ache in a good way.
Medical devices have long been the locus of information security’s scariest failures: from the testing and life-support equipment in hospitals to the implants that go in your body: these systems are often designed to harvest titanic amounts of data about you, data you’re not allowed to see that’s processed by code you’re not allowed to […]
Timothy writes, “Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist. When he was a college student, he shared a single research paper online so that others could read and learn from it, just as he did. Diego was criminally prosecuted for copyright infringement, and faced up to 8 years in prison.”
The good people at Fight for the Future established OPERATION COMCASTROTURF to help you figure out if your stolen identity was used to file fake anti-net-neutrality comments with the FCC, but Comcast wants them shut down, and it’s prepared to commit barratry to get its way.
While some people still maintain that everything in Apple’s walled garden “just works” and is immune to the rampant malware of the Windows world, the reality is different. The Mac’s growing market share has made it a much more viable target for malicious actors, and its built-in tools aren’t always enough to fix things. Drive […]
Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]