Gadgets: 3-in-1 multi-cooker, magician's card press, iPhone 6 Plus

Listen to Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about what’s cooking with their favorite gadgets in and out of the kitchen.

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Tim Cook proud to be gay

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In an editorial published at Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains that he is gay.

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The Seed Lives Forever

A short story by Ivan Hernandez concerning a sticky corpse and a feminist private investigator.

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100K Hungarians march against Internet tax


When Hungary's government announced a per-megabyte tax on Internet traffic, people were pissed; a week later, 100,000 people took to the streets to let Prime Minister Viktor Orbán know how they felt about the proposal.

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The Joy of Fix: Fixing and making feels good

"Inspired by the life-changing sex manual of the 1970s, [Sugru] wants to help millions more people experience the true joy that comes from a fulfilling fix life."

How to kickstart your indie band's album


Beloved nerd troubadours The Doubleclicks, fresh off their successful, oversubscribed, $80,000 Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new album, offer some incredibly sensible advice on making a go of it with crowdfunded support for your art.

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Knit brain hats


Pandora Wilson in Las Vegas will make you a custom knit brain hat -- also comes in grey and baby).

(via Geekymerch)

Potato-chip surveillance: once you start, you just can't stop

The ongoing revelations about UK domestic spying on political activists, continued in some case for decades, and which included an incident in which an undercover police officer fathered a child with the woman he was spying on, illustrate an important point: once you decide someone is suspicious enough to follow around, there's no evidence that you can gather to dispel that suspicion.

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HOWTO make a low-poly Kim Jong Un Hallowe'en head


Tim writes, "I made a giant wearable low-polygon Kim Jong Un head for Halloween, and you should too!"

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Dissecting the arguments of liberal apologists for Obama's surveillance and secret war

Democratic party partisans like Sean Wilentz, George Packer and Michael Kinsley spent the Bush years condemning the tactics they now defend under Obama -- apart from sheer intellectual dishonesty, how can this be explained?

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Baman and Piderman, Season 3

Thanks to the generous Kickstarter funding of Boing Boing readers and others, the delightful Baman and Piderman cartoon is back for another season! (Thanks, Lindsay!)

The Art of Jane Mai

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Jane Mai is an artist specializing in food, eye patches, and bugs. Her work stands at the intersection of cute and disturbing.

You can pick up her autobiographical comic Sunday in the Park with Boys on Amazon, and she's on Twitter @janemai_.

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Opsec, Snowden style

Micah Lee, the former EFF staffer whom Edward Snowden reached out to in order to establish secure connections to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, shares the methodology he and Snowden employed to stay secure and secret in the face of overwhelming risk and scrutiny.

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WATCH: Low-energy holography from recycled parts

Todd Bryant demonstrates this interesting three-channel video sculpture at Tisch ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program). He explains it's made entirely from reused and recycled parts and uses a low-energy consumption form of projection.

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Profile of MITSFS, MIT's 65-year-old science fiction club


(Pronounced "Misfits") They maintain one of the finest science fiction libraries in the world, have a host of deeply, awesomely nerdy traditions, and are still going strong after influencing the lives of countless happy mutants. I've spoken at their meetings, and it's even cooler than this article suggests.

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