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.

'Input,' drawings by Olivia Knapp

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A beautiful series by illustrator Olivia Knapp: "Input."

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Icons: Adriana Duque's 17th-century style headphone portraits

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"Icons," a 2011 series by Adriana Duque, a photographer from Colombia.

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'Apple Watch, The Musical,' Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann

Musician Jonathan Mann sums up what happened at the big Apple iPhone 6/6+ and Apple Watch event as only Song A Day Man can: “Apple Watch: The Musical.”

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Apple: 'Perspective' (video)

During the Apple launch event on Tuesday, September 9, this video on "seeing things differently" set the tone for Tim Cook's unveiling of the iPhone 6/6+, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay.

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Apple to unveil a wearable device, iPhone 6, and 'a whole lot more' Tue. Sep. 9, 10am PT

A 1960's era Dick Tracy wrist radio is seen in District Heights, Maryland September 8, 2014. [Reuters]


A 1960's era Dick Tracy wrist radio is seen in District Heights, Maryland September 8, 2014. [Reuters]

Four years have passed since Apple blew our minds with a completely new device. If the rumors about an Apple wearable are true, Tuesday may bring something worth liveblogging about. Boing Boing will be in Cupertino, Tuesday morning for a special live Apple event at which a new, larger iPhone 6 and a wearable tech device unofficially known as iWatch are expected to be released.

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Home Depot admits massive customer payment data breach

A closeup of an electronic payment station is shown at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California, in this February 21, 2012 file photo.  [REUTERS]


A closeup of an electronic payment station is shown at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California, in this February 21, 2012 file photo. [REUTERS]

US retailer Home Depot today said its payment security systems were breached. Analysts say the data theft might be as massive as the Target incident in 2013.

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Sleepy cat hugs a doll

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Should cops have to get a warrant before spying on you with a drone?

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an unmanned drone used to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border.  [Reuters]


This undated file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an unmanned drone used to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border. [Reuters]

76% of Americans believe police should have to get a warrant before spying on you with a UAV. If you agree, and you're a US citizen, this ACLU update is for you.

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Famed product designer Marc Newson joins Jony Ive's team at Apple

Marc Newson, Bono, and Jonathan Ive. Image: Vanity Fair.


Marc Newson, Bono, and Jonathan Ive. Image: Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair reports that designer Marc Newson is joining Apple, and specifically design SVP Jonathan Ive's team. "I'm full of admiration and respect for the extraordinary design work that has been produced by Jony and the team at Apple," Newson said. "My close friendship with Jony has not only given me a unique insight into that process, but the opportunity to work together with him and the people that have been responsible. I am enormously proud to join them."

Otters taking an ice bath

Courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium

Courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can watch them, live and in the nude, below.

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Corgi puppy plays with wolf puppy

You're welcome.

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Listen to a track from the new Aphex Twin record 'Syro'--his first release in 13 years


A long-awaited new release from electronic music master Aphex Twin is trickling out, with today's release of a first track.

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Psychedelic moiré magic: paintings by Anoka Faruqee

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A wonderful series of acrylic on linen paintings by Anoka Faruqee.

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Video: Lava from Kilauea volcano advances, threatening homes on Hawaii's Big Island

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory today upgraded the alert level for the lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii from "watch" to "warning," and scientists there say the lava is advancing roughly 820 feet a day. It is less than a mile from homes.

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FCC Chairman: America needs more broadband competition

The US government needs to stimulate more competition in broadband connectivity, said America's top communications regulator today, in comments related to Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. "Meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a speech in Washington. "Americans need more competitive choices." [Los Angeles Times]