Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Angel City: A Los Angeles time-lapse video

Gavin Heffernan has a beautiful new series of epic LA Night Timelapses and a musical homage to the film Heat.

"Timelapses shot mostly Sept 4-11," he explains, "There's five or six previous shots I plugged in to round out the edges, but this is 90% brand new stuff. More details on the Vimeo page." And some related photos are here.

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Plus-Plus, new building bricks from Denmark

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Plus-Plus building bricks become popular in Denmark, where the toy began.

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The ultimate iPhone 6 and 6 Plus unboxing video by Andy Ihnatko (with Robert Goulet)

You do not need another unboxing video. This is the one unboxing video you need.

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Boing Boing at The Village Studios: photos from our September Twilight Session music showcase

The Reverend Shawn Amos and his band, with yours truly assisting on backup vocals. Photo: Beth Herzhaft.


The Reverend Shawn Amos and his band, with yours truly assisting on backup vocals. Photo: Beth Herzhaft.

We had a blast at the legendary Village recording studios in West Los Angeles on September 13 for another edition of the Twilight Session music showcase, co-hosted by the Crescent Hotel, and Audeze, among others.

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Games are serious business at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show

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Above, a Sony Computer Entertainment staffer test-drives Play Station 4's virtual reality headset Project Morpheus at the Sony booth at Tokyo Game Show 2014.

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Hubble Space Telescope finds smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole

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Fascinating news, and this stunning image, from astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: "a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known."

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Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer affecting fat cells

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes his closing remarks during a mayoral debate hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress in Scarborough, Ontario July 15, 2014 [REUTERS]


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, during a mayoral debate hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress in Scarborough, Ontario. [REUTERS]

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with Liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer that grows in fat cells in deep soft tissue.

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Animated GIF illustrations, Mattis Dovier

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The artist's Tumblr. [via]

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No evidence Snowden leaks inspired jihadists to up their crypto game

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A new analysis of jihadi groups' online communications reveals no evidence that Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA spying "inspired Islamic terror groups to hide their electronic communications behind more sophisticated encryption software."

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LA school police get free grenade launchers, rifles, armored MRAP vehicle from DoD. They'll return grenade launchers.

L.A. Unified School District police received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) like this one through a federal program. (LA Times)


L.A. Unified School District police received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) like this one through a federal program. (LA Times)

Los Angeles school police have acquired a number of military weapons through a Department of Defense program that provides local law enforcement with surplus war gear, free of charge (other than shipping costs).

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Texas to execute 9th person this year, a female convict

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 12.54.04 PMThe state of Texas is scheduled to execute Lisa Coleman Wednesday night. This will be the state’s ninth execution in 2014--more than any other state--and the 30th execution in the United States this year. "It will also be something unusual in this country: The execution of a female inmate, something that has almost never happened throughout the modern era of the death penalty."

Recovered Classic Books, by illustrator Sara Drake

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I would read every single one of these.

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My Rules: Gorgeous book of punk, hiphop, skate photography by Glen E. Friedman

The release of this photography collection is exciting news for those of us who grew up in the ’80s digging hardcore punk, hiphop, and skate culture—and all who are fascinated by art that captures the spirit and freedom of that era.

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Goodnight, Moon

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Moon Imaging,” a photo by Bryan Jones shot on the Fuji X-Pro1, and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Black Rock Desert Galaxy

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Black Rock Desert Galaxy,” a photo shared by Wolfram Burner in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.