Surveil your own state with the PapaGo Dash Cam

If you don’t want to get stuck footing the bill for a hit and run, this dashboard-mounted camera offers up to 2K resolution to make sure you always have a reliable witness, and it’s available in the Boing Boing Store for 30% off it’s usual price.

The PapaGo mounts unobtrusively to your windshield to see everything in its 175º ultra-wide viewing angle. It supports recordings up to 12 hours in length onto a micro SD card, and can be set to activate automatically from nearby motion. To prevent against unexpected data loss, the included G-sensor ensures files are saved in the event of a collision.

You can pick up the PapaGo Dash Cam in the Boing Boing Store for $124.99. Read the rest

Kickstarting gorgeous, illustrated slipcased classics with art from Pope, Shimuzu and Sienkiewicz

Zachary Zmith writes, "A Kickstarter is funding beautifully-designed and illustrated editions of classic stories, with illustrations from Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu and Bill Sienkiewicz. They have already met their initial goal to fund a version of Algernon Blackwood's 'The Willows' with art by Paul Pope. If they reach $100k, Bill Sienkiewicz will illustrate H.G. Wells' vivisection classic." Read the rest

The anti-Net Neutrality bots that flooded the FCC impersonated dead people

Half a million fake, identical anti-Net Neutrality comments were posted on the FCC's docket on killing Net Neutrality, using identities that appear to have been stolen from a voter registration breach. Read the rest

A dystopian reboot of some sponsored Internet of Shit content

Dan Hon (previously) took note of a sponsored tweet in The Atlantic's Twitter feed: "SPONSORED: The future city: What changes when everything is connected? #MSFTCloud #ad" and decided to have a go at answering the question. The results were fantastic. Read the rest

Leaks: Mercenaries targeted Standing Rock water protectors with anti-terrorist tactics

Tigerswan, a secretive private mercenary company, was hired by Energy Transfer Partners to run campaigns against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in five states, including states in which they were not licensed to operate -- the measures they deployed were developed as counterterrorism tactics, including Read the rest

The Malta Files: a European version of the Panama Papers, revealing a global web of corruption

On Friday, a variety of news outlets around the world published the Malta Files, a cache of 150,000 documents leaked "from a Malta-based provider of legal, financial and corporate services," revealing, among other things, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was secretly given a $25M oil tanker (!) by Azeri billionaire Mübariz Mansimov, a "friend" of Trump's who was present at the inauguration. Read the rest

Time-lapse of Juno's Jupiter fly-by

Composited by Sean Doran from images taken by NASA's Juno probe.

Previously: Jupiter's south pole. Read the rest

Gorgeous lip art elevates the lipstick game

On her Instagram, Andrea Reed of Girl Grey Beauty creates gorgeously complex lip designs that are truly wearable art. Here are some of my favorites:

Green leaf #lipart, just like the tea leaf I found in Palampur (last post) 🍃💋

A post shared by Andrea Reed | Victoria, BC (@girlgreybeauty) on May 13, 2017 at 11:35am PDT

Winter Berries #LipArt 💋 Base Colour: @SmashboxCanada Always On liquid lipstick in 'Chill Zone'. Berries: @SmashboxCanada Always On liquid lipstick in 'Bawse' Snow and branches: black and white face paint. #smashboxsquad

A post shared by Andrea Reed | Victoria, BC (@girlgreybeauty) on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:05am PST

Trifecta | Using @smashboxcanada Always On Liquid Lipsticks in the shades 🔺'Thrill Seeker', 🍇'Some Nerve' and ▪️'Chill Zone'. #smashboxsquad

A post shared by Andrea Reed | Victoria, BC (@girlgreybeauty) on Dec 7, 2016 at 12:03pm PST

Stars in a tube💄 Products used: lipstick is @katvondbeauty Slayer. @makeupgeekcosmetics 'Corrupt' eyeshadow to set the lipstick. (Corrupt is the BLACKEST eyeshadow I've ever seen! 😩🙌) Black glitter. @urbandecaycosmetics Razor Sharp liner in 'Bump') for the "stars". Don't worry, the stars and glitter wiped off of the lipstick bullet easily- nothing was ruined! 😉 Inspired by the observation lounge in TNG 😍

A post shared by Andrea Reed | Victoria, BC (@girlgreybeauty) on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:09am PDT

Sliced Lime #LipArt 💚

A post shared by Andrea Reed | Victoria, BC (@girlgreybeauty) on May 20, 2016 at 9:33am PDT

瓷 Chinese porcelain #LipArt Base white is by @jeffreestarcosmetics, blue detail is 'Paint' liquid lipstick by @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina.

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Totally awesome animated music video starring Ronald Jenkees

Last month, musician and YouTube superstar Ronald Jenkees dropped his latest album Rhodes Deep. In honor of this delight, fan Ben Luce created this terrific animation called Quest for the Jam. Read the rest

Keep your Mac healthy with Drive Genius 5

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 Genius 5 gives your startup disk a set of robust cleaning tools, and it’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.

Drive Genius keeps your Mac running efficiently by purging unnecessary files. It helps you find large files eating up hard drive space, and monitors your file system for corruption to prevent data loss. It offers a simple tool for creating a bootable backup, so you won’t lose hours in recovery time if your machine stops working unexpectedly. Drive Genius also automatically scans and cleans malware to keep your Mac safe from unseen threats.

Usually $99, you can get Drive Genius 5 for $39 here in our store. Read the rest

19th century reporters carried clubs and knives to defend themselves against murderous Congressjerks

Hey, who knew? The reporter-beating crazed thug (and now Congressjerk!) Greg Gianforte is part of a long and dishonorable tradition of American Congressional reps who lashed out at the press! Read the rest

Watch: Endoscopic video of beatboxer's larynx and throat

Beatboxer Tom Thum had ENT doctor and laryngeal surgeon Dr Matthew Broadhurst shine an endoscopic camera down his throat while beatboxing: "I wanted to find out how my larynx functioned when beatboxing compared to how it functions normally with speech, and whether or not there were any abnormalities in my laryngeal anatomy. I also had very little idea of what the inside of my throat and all my noise producing mechanisms actually looked like. The results were fascinating yet horrifyingly graphic and will probably make a few people spew in their laps." (via JWZ) Read the rest

Gastric bypass surgery radically improves subjects' gut biomes

Gastric bypass surgery is remarkably effective at promoting weight-loss (it cuts the long-term risk of early death from morbid obesity by 40%), and it's long been presumed that the major action by which it worked was that, by bypassing the parts of the gut where most food absorbtion takes place, it limited the calories that subjects' bodies could harvest from the food they ate. Read the rest

Medical implants and hospital systems are still infosec dumpster-fires

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 audit, with potential felony prosecutions for security researchers who report defects in these systems (only partially mitigated by a limited exemption that expires next year). What's more, it can get much worse. Read the rest

Most Chipotle restaurants were hacked by credit-card stealing malware

Did you think you got away clean when you ate at Chipotle without dying of listeria? Not so fast! Read the rest

If JG Ballard designed an earwax removal tool kit... would look like this. Made from 100% medical grade stainless steel, it "includes a tool with a unique spring and spiral design that can effectively relieve itching and massage the ear canal while cleaning." Look at the different handle design on each pick! It's only $8! I can't think of a better way to perforate my eardrum. Read the rest

Oops, man panics and snitches on himself about $500 million opium poppy field

Cody Xiong from North Carolina should have kept his mouth shut, but when police came to his door to ask about something unrelated, the paranoid poppy grower said, "I guess you're here for the opium."

This led police to discover over an acre of poppy plants, worth about $500 million, in Xiong's backyard.

According to Time:

Investigators believe the plants were being harvested in Xiong's isolated rural lot, before being shipped elsewhere. Opium poppies are used to make opium, morphine, codeine and heroin, and police estimated that the haul consisted of over 2,000 pounds of the plant.

Xiong was arrested at the site and charged with manufacturing a Schedule II drug and trafficking in opium, both felonies. He was later released from jail after posting $45,000 bail.

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