David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Ray Ozzie's new app reengineers the phone call

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Ex-Microsoft software genius Ray Ozzie's new mobile app Talko is all about reinventing telephony—voice messages and (gasp) conversations—as a collaborative tool; Steven Levy has the story at Medium.

Octobot: robot inspired by octopus

Researchers at Greece's Institute of Computer Science have demonstrated the Octobot, a shoebox-sized swimming robot propelled by eight webbed arms. Video below.

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Blondie: photos from the birth of punk and new wave

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Forty years after the formation of Blondie, guitarist Chris Stein unveils his photo archive of the era with a new hardcover book Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk.

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Trailer: Big Eyes, Tim Burton's film about the Keane art scandal

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Here's the first trailer for "Big Eyes," Tim Burton's forthcoming film about the strange 1950s story of talented artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) whose sociopath husband Walter Keane (Christopher Waltz) took all credit for his wife's incredibly popular and influential paintings.

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Graphics chip commercial debunks moon landing conspiracies

NVIDIA made an interesting video to market their graphics processing tech by showing how it can be used to debunk conspiracy claims that the 1969 lunar landing was faked. (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

Woman has third breast implanted

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Jasmine Tridevil, a massage therapist in Tampa, Florida, claims that she had a third breast implanted to get famous, land a reality show, and become "unattractive to men" because she doesn't "want to date anymore."

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World's finest soundtrack reissue labels merge (and 2001's lost score!)

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My two favorite soundtrack reissue labels, Death Waltz Records and Mondo, have united, and the vinyl gods are pleased.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison stepping down

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Yacht captain Larry Ellison is quitting his night job as CEO of Oracle, a gig that earned him $78.4 million in 2014. Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, will be replaced by Oracle president Safra Catz and former HP CEO Mark Hurd. According to the company, Ellison will now focus full time on product engineering. (CNN)

Wrecked "ghost ships" off San Francisco

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Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and independent shipwreck divers exploring the Golden Gate strait discovered two sunken ships from 1863 and 1910, with several hundreds more "forgotten ghost ships" likely still undiscovered in the area.

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Jesus in a pierogi

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In Michigan, St. Andre Bessette Church Festival attendees were "shocked" to see the face of Jesus in a pierogi! Pareidolicious!

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Video: "Jobs That No Longer Exist"

Phrenologists, knocker ups, ratteners, dog whippers, and dozens of other "Jobs That No Longer Exist." (Mental Floss)

Suspected robber/murdered wears "Crime Pays" shirt to court

Jeremiah Jackson, in court yesterday for charges of robbing and killing a woman, wore a t-shirt that said "Crime Pays." The judge wasn't pleased.

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Interpol's "Twice As Hard," video premiere

Four years since their last release, New York City's favorite post-punk revivalists Interpol are finally back in the ring with El Pintor, a stunning LP that brings the group back to the minimalist grayscale magnificence of Antics (2004) and Turn On The Bright Lights (2002). Boing Boing is pleased to premiere Interpol's new video for their track "Twice as Hard," directed by Paul Banks.

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My Little Pony vinyl soundtrack

SPACELAB9 and Hasbro Studios are releasing two picture disc vinyl editions of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic," availably only from Hot Topic.

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California Sunday Magazine: new print and online publication

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The California Sunday Magazine is a brand new publication launched by longtime Boing Boing pal Chas Edwards and Doug McGray, founder of the Pop-Up Magazine live event series.

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