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Deal: MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds for $32

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The MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds deliver the latest in premium audio technology and superior comfort, at a price point that wows. The wireless connectivity gives you the freedom of unplugging, with quality that’s sure to surpass your expectations. Fuel your next stroll around the neighborhood, bike ride, workout or marathon — with these lightweight, noise-canceling earbuds pumping your soundtrack, anything is possible.

  • Wear them while you workout thanks to the sweatproof, durable design
  • Keep track of the battery status w/ the on-screen indicator
  • Get maximum comfort w/ a choice of sizes & types of hooks
  • Enjoy clear, isolated sound w/ CVC® 6.0 Noise Reduction
  • Listen for up to 6 hours without recharging
  • Control volume & song choice, take or reject calls & more w/ on-ear controls
  • Connect 2 devices simultaneously, like your MP3 player for music & phone to take calls!

Check out all of the items in the Boing Boing store, including gadgets, software, apps, and online courses!

Han Solo in Carbonite mini-fridge


The $150 glowing LED-decorated peltier fridge can heat or cool your desktop comestibles while allowing you to role-play Jabba. (via Geeky Merch)

5-port USB charger comes with 2 AC outlets

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Bring along this 5-port USB charger with 2 AC outlets when you stay at a hotel, and you'll have ready access to AC and USB power. This model doubles as a phone/tablet stand, too.

Zombie-head string lights


Nothing says garden-party like glowing walker heads dangling over the patio -- $25 for a string of ten heads.

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Brief history of the wristwatch

2305FF_watch01_PR[7][1] The ladies' fashion novelty became popular among British soldiers during the Boer War, recounts Uri Friedmen, a practice that spread during World War I.

3D printed precious metal science jewelry that benefits open science curriculum

Luk Cox Idoya Lahortiga, AKA Somersault 18:24, are jewelers who makes 3D printed science objects in gold, brass and silver, like the Darwinian phylogenetic tree necklace pictured above, and invests the profits in freely usable and shareable science education resources.

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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Roomba leaking pix of your home, forever

The game-plan for future Roombas may fit them with cameras that send images of your home to a remote service that identifies obstacles and lets the little robots clean around them -- what could possibly go wrong?

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Limited-edition 'Code Black' HD-camera drone for 50% Off

This powerful little drone ($99) is the size of your palm, and uses 6-axis gyro technology for an extremely smooth flight. With a flight time of about 10 minutes between charges, it’s a great introductory drone for anyone looking to dominate the sky.

  • Ready-to-fly out of the box
  • Palm-size drone
  • 6-axis flight control system for an extremely stable flight
  • 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward)
  • Beginner and expert flight modes
  • USB charging cable for charging w/ a computer

You can also get the drone plus a crash pack, which includes 16 spare blades, replacement motors & more to refresh you drone’s armor for $115.

Guaranteed delivery by Father’s Day!

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 reviewed

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Brett Howse says the ultra-thin model from Lenovo—up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with a 14" 1440-line display, i7 CPU opion and several USB ports—is "likely the fastest ultrabook yet." At $2000 as tested, it better be.

Man happy after cheap smartphone downgrade

When his fancy, high-end Sony smartphone died, Abhishek Anand decided to replace it with a cheap $75 model. He's much happier, not least because it actually lasts a day on a charge.
If my ₹ 5000 Moto E lasts even for 6 months, it would have a much better ROI than my previous phone. Now that I have used both phones for a bit, with my usage patterns, it is simply not worth it to buy an expensive phone. Also, in pure economic terms, money invested is better than money spent on a depreciating asset ☺, so the gap between the two prices widens even more.

Crowdfunding toys for zoo-rhinos

Bethany writes, "San Francisco Zoo is partnering with an engineering team and a San Francisco startup to crowdfund the building of novel high-tech enrichments for the zoo's male rhinos."

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Dolls with hearing aids, port-wine stains and canes


Makielab, the 3D printed toy company my wife Alice founded, has created a line of toys for the Toy Like Me campaign, which urges toy companies to make toys that all children can see themselves in.

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Light-up Death Star beach ball


That's no moon -- it's a $10, 14" beach ball with impact activated LEDs!

Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THING EXPLAINER


Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words.

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C.H.I.P. is a $9 computer smaller than a credit card

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Described by its creators as tiny and easy-to-use, C.H.I.P. is a straight-up computer that does "computer things" such as word processing, web surfing and video games. But at only $9, it's unbelievably inexpensive.

But it's versatile enough to be used for projects, too, from DIY wearable technology to the classroom.

The open-source gadget has a 1GHz CPU, 512Mb RAM, and 4GB of storage built in. WiFi and Bluetooth are for connectivity and peripherals.

C.H.I.P. is built to be flexible. Whether you’re building yourself a wall clock that counts down time to the next bus at your stop, or setting up a network of hundreds of solar-powered air quality sensors for use in disaster relief, you need the same basic tools to start from: a processor, a way to exchange data, and a way to power everything. With C.H.I.P., all the groundwork is laid, and the only question is what you’ll do next.
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The "downside" is that it's a bare-bones circuit board. But even then, no DIY skills are required to get up an running: just plug in the power supply and monitor and you have a 2-inch desktop computer booting into a tailored Linux operating system.

There's even a case, the Pocket Chip, which includes a keyboard, tracking nub, 4.3" touchscreen LCD display and battery, to turn it into a portable. And it only adds another $40 to the price.

They've already surged past their Kickstarter goal, so expect to see a lot of these in the wild.

Skinjob suit for living Ken dolls


The $919 lean muscle suit (comes in 15 colors including bright yellow!) makes you look like a reasonably priced, smooth-crotched anatomical drawing.

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Drug pump is "most insecure" devices ever seen by researcher

Security researcher Jeremy Richards has called the Hospira Lifecare PCA 3 drug-pump "the least secure IP enabled device" he's examined.

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