Recently on Boing Boing Gadgets we've looked at an upcoming exhibit showcasing the plush electronics of Blythe Church; Penny Arcade's new indie games download platform; the all-too-timely death of Richochet wireless; Nike's new iPod-less SportBand training bracelet; the ClarityLife phone for the elderly; a way to send hot leaden death from the mouth of a plush kitty cat; Creative's campaign against a driver hacker, as well as his first public response; 9 common phrases that come from technology; Babbage's Difference Engine coming to California; baggage handlers stealing gadgets from luggage; a cute line of handmade clay robots; Microsoft's latest failure to convince the FCC that White Space devices can work; video of the "awesomest Finder bug of all time"; a snap-on glove radar for checking baseball pitch speeds; Comcast's latest HD over-compression disaster; a simple way for African villagers to shell peanuts without pain (top hat and cane optional); a British newspaper's attempt to wheedle stories of videogame sociopathy; a clever twist-cap for instant tea; the old Kodak disc cameras; a thumbs-up for a Kyocera mandoline; and Denmark's latest contribution to childish sniggering, DONG Energy.
Hearthcabinet's "Ventless Fireplaces" use "pre-filled alcohol gel cartridges" -- that is, proprietary logs. When Drew quizzed the company's reps about this on Facebook, they danced around the question, but yeah, it's proprietary logs all right. The company notes that the design is patented (the founder, a product liability attorney named Michael Weinberger, has many related […]
It being 2019, you may now buy a portable cassette player with Bluetooth functionality. Meet Its OK, a ~$65 gadget currently firing up Kickstarter. Chaim Gartenberg: the It’s OK does the usual tape things, like playing cassettes or letting you record to tapes, it also bills itself as the world’s first Bluetooth 5.0 portable cassette […]
Eurogamer’s Will Judd flirts with heresy: “Are mechanical keyboards really good for gaming?” When it comes to PC gaming peripherals, stats and specs drive purchases. Gaming monitors became popular because they offered lower latency or higher refresh rates, while gaming mice boasted higher sensitivities and improved tracking accuracy. Yet this quantitative trend doesn’t seem to […]
Theoretically, there’s never been an easier time for marketers. The ubiquity of social media means a good word – or a good brand – can spread like wildfire with very little effort. But as limitless as the internet is, there’s a lot of competition and noise to contend with. And the vast graveyard of failed […]
They might be the shiny new thing, but AirPods aren’t for everybody. Maybe you’re looking for a new sound or you understandably lost those tiny buds during a brisk run. If so, here’s 10 headphones and earbuds that break out of the Apple mode with a return to quality and wearability. Klipsch R5 Bluetooth Neckband […]
When it comes to passwords, there’s no such thing as paranoia. You want them secure and complex, and you definitely don’t want to repeat them on all your accounts. The trouble is, the internet seems to keep growing. And so do those accounts. Just one lockout from an important email or banking site is enough […]