Today on Boing Boing Gadgets, we saw this clever food warmer for use on radiators, a scooter that is crafted from old steel appliances (lovely as you'd expected), a prototype laptop cover partially in bamboo, a mourning dove I captured with my Birdcam, a simple but useful wireless keyboard with trackpad, some nice art being used to promote the Zune MP3 player from Microsoft, an old Intellivision game from Jack LaLanne, ten pleasantly substantial off switches, electric heated insoles (which a reader notes may be poorly made), my frustrated first minutes with the Zune 2, a new over-the-shoulder camera holder from Lowepro, the first alien lesbian sex scene in videogamedom, and a dustpan with a vacuum.
Then a few deals, most of which are stale, and a little links clean up. Kippis!
Casey Johnston reports that the supposedly improved keyboards in new MacBook Pros still suffer the same old problems. Several users in the MacRumors keyboard thread suggested that the butterfly keyboards Apple has been pushing for two years now are a stepping stone to full touch-screen models; no keys, no mechanisms, no nooks and crannies, just […]
More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it puts everyone on the internet at risk, by teaching people not to […]
Back in 2014, David wrote up Jeremy Bell's prototype "ScrubBoard" that enabled a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Bell writes, "I've made a lot of progress on my device since then, and I have a much more sophisticated prototype that uses a motorized tape loop and can record live audio directly onto the tape while […]
Speed reading isn’t just an innate skill possessed by a lucky few. Anyone can learn to speed read, and the benefits are endless. The brain can process more information than most people have time to soak up, but you can make that time now with the 2018 Award-Winning Speed Reading Bundle. The first half of […]
Sure, you could use the same old PowerPoint templates for your next business presentation. It’s not like you have bosses or investors to impress. Oh wait, you do? Time to augment that slideshow with Slideshop – the presentation tool that can individualize your pitch while saving you time. Compatible with PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slides, […]
Multinational companies have used the no-nonsense methodologies of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma to oil a smooth-running operation for years. What is it? Six Sigma (and its offshoot, Lean Six Sigma) apply the principles of science to business, teaching managers to methodically target waste, maximize output and streamline the flow from producer to consumer. […]