BoingBoing reader Cameron snapped this photograph of a Edison Laboratory phonograph cylinder container from 1907, covered with anti-copying, anti-piracy fine print: "UPON ANY BREACH OF SAID CONDITION, THE LICENSE TO USE AND VEND THIS RECORD, IMPLIED FROM SUCH SALE, IMMEDIATELY TERMINATES." Link.
Ozy Media is a media startup widely believed to cook its traffic numbers and the New York Times has reported out its shenanigans in amazing fashion. Ben Smith reports that Ozy's co-founder tried to trick Goldman Sachs into investing $40m in the company by posing as a YouTube executive on a conference call. Goldman Sachs… READ THE REST
Today in the humble history of the internet: the very first webcam was invented in 1991 because computer science researchers at the University of Cambridge just wanted to see if there was coffee in the break room. Quentin Stafford-Fraser wrote software dubbed "XCoffee" to save his coworkers the disappointment of walking all the way to… READ THE REST
The personal data of more than 100 million T-Mobile users is for sale online and the company says it is investigating the claim. Joseph Cox at Vice first reported on the forum post touting the cache, which offers names, addresses, social security numbers and phone numbers. "T-Mobile USA. Full customer info," the seller told Motherboard… READ THE REST
If you're like most of the world, you leave cryptocurrency to the cryptocrazies. But you're not, and that's a good thing. Because, while some of us are totally fine with sitting around waiting to make old-fashioned salaries, you've got emotional and financial stock in NFTs and crypto and are ready to watch it pay off.… READ THE REST
We know your job may be pretty rough and has very little room for any artistic license, and that's something you miss about having free time. College was a great place to get in some creative writing classes and put the strange world into words, but those days are long gone and the novel you… READ THE REST
Jigsaw puzzles have been around forever and serve us in a variety of ways. From providing us a unique form of artistic entertainment to helping us keep our minds sharp, they serve as a multi-function intellectual and artistic tool. There never seems to be an end to their allure as we can tear them down… READ THE REST