Today on Boing Boing Gadgets we started things off by looking at a 1939 videophone, then slurped up our morning cup of joe while watching some live-action Bioshock. Joel then reviewed a pair of Radius Atomic Bass earbuds, discussed the quest for the perfect electric cigarette and asked for help in designing the ultimate Jet Age entertainment console. Meanwhile, Brownlee discovered hot glue punk, applauded an insane French hacker who had installed a floppy drive into his Game Boy, wondered about Moore's Law and taught our readers how to drink 24 ounces of beer in under two seconds... then teetered wildly and promptly collapsed; he spent the rest of the afternoon crying over the memories of ex-girlfriends who'd never really loved him. Finally, Beschizza contemplated the first successful lawsuit against Taser and posted a couple of huge giant spider robots. A good time was had by all.
Microsoft is to shut shop on the high streets and malls of America, permanently closing its 116 retail stores. Only 10 were overseas; flagship stores in New York City, London, Sydney, and Redmond will be remain as showrooms that do not sell the products. There will be no layoffs, Microsoft reports. Alarm bells rang when […]
Traintrackr is a powered circuit board showing a map of the London Underground, lighting up in real time to show train positions on 333 stations on all 12 main lines. It connects to the tube’s API for live location data every second. The board is 400mm x 300mm and sells for £249. (There’s also the […]
Apple is to phase out Intel CPUs in favor of its own ARM-based chips, it announced yesterday at the WWDC trade show in California. ARM designs are more energy-efficient and Apple has shown they can deliver performance with recent models of the iPad Pro, which already uses the company’s silicon. The big challenge will be […]
The masterclass concept is a simple one — get a foremost expert in their field to sit down and verbally walk through their area of expertise with a room full of eager young learners. It’s a sound practice…because how better to learn the true tricks of the trade than from an absolute stone-cold master of […]
After being stuck in the house for months, you’ve got to be thinking about planning at least one summer adventure somewhere. If that plan calls for some aquatic activities, this could be a good time to try out one of the hottest and most entertaining pieces of watersports tech around, the underwater scooter. When you […]
The world seems well on pace to putting a smart assistant in every home. Just during the first three months of 2020, over 28 million smart speakers were sold, a rise of over 8 percent from 2019. But while users all enjoy streaming music, getting information and controlling smart home functions through speakers like the […]