Today on Boing Boing Gadgets we discovered Toastabags, designed to make grilled cheese in the toaster; a handy online calculator to help you determine your roof's solar energy harvesting potential; a clip-together lamp that looks like a T-Rex; a strappy underwater case for your iPhone or other MP3 players; Yet Another Netbook, the ECS G10IL; an iPhone/Touch dock that flips on its side for movie watching; a Corona typewriter bent into a waffle iron; and Lenovo's garguantuan W700 laptop that includes not only a quad-core processor but a built-in Wacom tablet. It gives me the vapors.
Then, bastards: states wanting to tax digital downloads; donating to the EFF as an AT&T sin tax; Apple's refusal to refund App Store purchases/a> that they kill.
The Olympics were pirated heavily. Two industrial robots were locked in a pantomimed melee. Bell Canada got a new logo. (It's nice.) Someone hides a flat-panel TV behind a two-way mirror. (Also nice!) Lifehacker's Adam Pash explains how easy it is to set up a multiroom music system using Apple gear. Someone invented a device that blocks the C-word. (Well, not really.) A forest-clearing stimpank tank carved spokes in the Tunguska impact. Deals were sorted.
And most of all, Stephan Hawking was memorialized on black velvet.
After years of poorly-received MacBook Pro models, Apple’s new sixteen-inch model has a lot riding on it.
Here’s an ad from Hikvision, the worlds’ largest security camera company, boasting of its products’ utility in detecting people’s ethnicity. James Vincent writes that it “speaks volumes about the brutal simplicity of the techno-surveillance state.” [via @CharlesRollet1, who points to an archived webpage that details the “Uyghur detection” feature]
The Verge’s Dieter Bohn reviews Microsoft’s Surface Pro X laptop. It’s pretty and it’s small, but it’s slow. … the core of Windows 10 runs just fine for me [but] there are still occasional, confounding slowdowns, especially when waking from sleep. In general, I just didn’t have as strong a feel for what would and […]
As much as some of us fear the loss of our jobs to robots, there’s one job we’re pretty sure they are welcome to: vacuuming. There’s nothing quite like kicking back and watching a robot vacuum do one of the most time-consuming tasks on the household chore list. And there are few ‘bots that do […]
Got some aches that a lazy rubdown won’t put a dent in? Give your muscles an early Christmas with these massage guns. If you’ve never tried one, they’re all designed to bring deep tissue relief, and they’re all at Black Friday prices now. JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun This cordless massager exerts […]
Just about everybody from small-time app developers to big database administrators loves Linux. But just because it’s open-source doesn’t mean its secrets are open to everybody. For that, you need a comprehensive training program like the Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle. If you’re chasing any kind of career in coding, this is the online regimen […]