Sponsor shout-out: ShanaLogic's Sugar Skull Cameo Necklace


A special holiday thank you to our long time sponsor Shanalogic! Shanalogic is a curated shop of handmade and independently produced gifts, many of which we own and love! Check out this fantastic Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Cameo Necklace!

Dark and Stunning!

Check out this gorgeous necklace featuring a hand-painted and totally intricate sugar skull cameo pendant that is surrounded by tiny Swarovski crystals, each one carefully hand placed by the artist. Set into a victorian-style antiqued-silver pendant, this piece hangs from a 16" adjustable chain and is sure to get you tons of compliments!

For other dark and spooky gifts, check out Shanalogic's guide to the dark side of fashion! Read the rest

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2015

It's that time of year again! Welcome to Boing Boing's 2015 Gift Guide, where you'll find toys, books, gadgets and many other splendid ideas to humor and harry your friends and family! Scroll down and buy things, mutants!

Sponsor shout-out: ShanaLogic's solar system necklace


A special holiday thank you to our long time sponsor Shanalogic! Shanalogic is a curated shop of handmade and independently produced gifts, many of which we own and love! Check out this fantastic Solar System Necklace!

Galactic Fashion!

We are in love with this geek chic solar system necklace by Sandra Juodgalviene that features all nine planets (yup, we said nine: *waves to pluto*). Each vibrant and highly detailed planet is placed under a glass dome and sits inside of a gorgeous antiqued brass setting. They all hang lightly side by side on an antiqued brass chain, creating a really pretty statement piece that we guarantee you'll love!

Perfect for the star gazer, science buff or anyone who loves space!

ShanaLogic offers tons more celestial fashion, as well as a fantastic holiday gift guide!

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50 free tickets to visit HQs of Google, Funny or Die, Twitter, and 80 more companies at NewCoLA, 11/9-10


Get inside Google, Twitter, Tastemade and 80+ of LA's most inspirational companies during NewCo Los Angeles. NewCo turns business conferences inside out. Instead of gathering in boring ballrooms, NewCo participants get inside the headquarters of a city’s most inspiring companies. For two days at NewCoLA, you’ll engage in behind-the-scene tours of cutting-edge work environments, learning from the city’s best entrepreneurs and getting a peek into new product developments and innovations.

All company sessions have limited capacity and are already filling up. Sign up and choose your favorites now. Use the code BBoingNewCo50Free for a 100% discount on "Unlimited Passes." Once those passes disappear -- and they will -- get 30% off tickets with the code BBoingNewCo30off. Read the rest

Revealing the secrets of Adventure Time's Land of Ooo

Dive deeper into the secrets of Adventure Time with this mysterious mash-up of The Enchiridion (the ancient book for heroes, as featured in several key episodes of the series) and Marceline the Vampire Queen’s childhood diary

Apple announces Apple Music and native Watch apps

Its own News app and updates to OS X and iOS filled an unusually-packed lineup of new software

Giveaway! Special Edition Xbox + 4 Controllers + Kinect


Few video game series have managed to captivate audiences and garner loyalty in the way that Halo has since the first title was released back in 2001.

This Special Master Chief Collection Edition Xbox One offers fans of the series a "Definitive Halo Experience," and includes Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary, the newly remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 + access to Halo: Nightfall.

And because we know that gaming with friends is always more fun, we’re going to throw in 3 extra controllers and a Kinect.

Enter the giveaway here! Read the rest

Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle in Boing Boing Store


Learn to develop games through seven courses, including 30+ hours of training for creating mobile & desktop games. The entire package is just $49. Read the rest

Get the complete Arduino starter kit & course bundle for 85% off


Tackle 13 different projects w/ this fully-stocked beginner's toolkit. The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, illustrated guide with all the parts you need to build your own circuits. Perfect for beginners, this kit requires no experience and teaches you to use Arduino to control lights, buzzers, and more. Once you master the basics of Arduino, you can control motors on any device you dream up—from robots, to mood lights, to self-playing instruments, and beyond.

In addition to the kit, this deal offers three video courses. Learn about everything here. ($75.99) Read the rest

Universal tablet stand in the Boing Boing Store


The Orbit Flote is designed to hold your tablet just where you want it, so you can go about your business hands-free. Use it in the kitchen to display a recipe, around the house to stream Netflix, or in the office to share a presentation. With its sleek design and durable build, the ORBIT is a reliable accessory for any environment. Named to the Forbes Magazine’s “Gadgets We Love List” Allows for hours of hands-free, discomfort-free ergonomic use of tablets & e-readers Orients your tablet in virtually any position freely & easily w/ magnetic ball joint Includes a round weighted base & reversible clamp Designed cleanly & elegantly to compliment any setting Crafted with all-metal components for durability

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Boing Boing Store: The Surface 3 Giveaway


The Surface 3 offers you the best of both a tablet and a laptop.

While the 10.8-inch screen and thin, light frame make the Surface as easy to toss into your backpack or purse as a tablet, the ability to run full scale desktop software on Windows 8.1 will make you forget that you’re not using a laptop.

Our partners at Stack Social are holding a giveaway in the Boing Boing Store. Enter here! Read the rest

Keep your parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme fresh in this airtight 1-up Mushroom jar


In the Boing Boing Store! High Times called this container from 420 Science “the best in herb storage.” It's a large, airtight jar made from machine blown glass, has a durable base, and pops with freshness every time you open it.


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Save 94% on the Complete Learn To Code Bundle


Learn to program from scratch in just 6 weeks. This Complete Learn to Code Bundle of 8 courses includes over 74 hours of training for $59, including web development, Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, and more. The web development course has an average rating of 4.8 stars (out of 5) with 7,684 ratings. Read the rest

Limited-edition 'Code Black' HD-camera drone for 50% Off


This powerful little drone ($99) is the size of your palm, and uses 6-axis gyro technology for an extremely smooth flight. With a flight time of about 10 minutes between charges, it’s a great introductory drone for anyone looking to dominate the sky. Ready-to-fly out of the box Palm-size drone 6-axis flight control system for an extremely stable flight 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward) Beginner and expert flight modes USB charging cable for charging w/ a computer

You can also get the drone plus a crash pack, which includes 16 spare blades, replacement motors & more to refresh you drone’s armor for $115.

Guaranteed delivery by Father’s Day! Read the rest

Boing Boing's Pick Your Own Apple Toy Giveaway

To get things rolling with our newly launched store, we are holding an Apple Toy Giveaway. One lucky winner will choose any Apple product they want up to $700. Good luck, and be sure to check out the deals we are offering in the store, like the Wireless One 4-Port USB Charging Hub. Read the rest

Introducing the Boing Boing Store (and a special launch discount)!


Today, we launched the Boing Boing Store! It's packed with great deals on everything from gadgets and gear to software to drones to undercover vaporizers. We even have a bunch of freebies, as well as giveaways for things like iPads, Apple Watches, Android phones, and more.

All the deals Have limited lifespans, and we will be posting new deals all the time. The best way to stay on top of everything we offer is to either create an account and sign up for our newsletter or sign up for our Store RSS Feed.

We would like to offer a special launch discount to our readers! Enter code BB10OFF at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. (Coupon Code expires 5/25 @11:59 PM PST) Read the rest

Atoms Under the Floorboards

An excerpt from Chris Woodford's new book, "Atoms Under the Floorboards"

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