Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom, whose work we've featured many times on Boing Boing tv, reminds us that their annual "Arse Elektronika" conference is now under way. The name is a pun on the esteemed Ars Electronica festival; that one's venerable, this one's more venereal. Topics are sexually explicit in nature, but presented with internet-indigenous humor and wit. Arse Elektronika, "Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography in Science and Social Fiction," continues through Sunday in San Francisco. A very special congrats from BB to both Johannes and Evelyn, also of monochrom, who recently wed.
Sony's PlayStation 5 game console has been jailbroken, meaning that users may soon be running their own software on it. Marco Cocomello: The most exciting part of the PS5 jailbreak comes at the end of the video where the hacker installs the infamous Silent Hills P.T Demo which was officially delisted from the PlayStation Store… READ THE REST
John Deere uses DRM to prevent its own customers from repairing their own vehicles, pushing them to use the company's own overpriced service options. A new jailbreak for the systems announced this weekend at DEFCON by Sick Codes restores a measure of ownership to the owners. Moreover, it shows that John Deere's implementation is as… READ THE REST
An old lady in England got a voice assistant as a gift. A devout Catholic, she asked it to say the Hail Mary. Delighted when it did so, she made it a daily habit. And Amazon was charging her for it, writes Patrick Collinson, her son. She had "unwittingly ordered" a subscription for an app… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The day-to-day life of the American office worker features a lot of the same themes: getting up early, sitting in traffic, scrolling through emails, scrolling through social media, killing time on… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With living spaces getting smaller, rent getting higher, and the cost of living generally increasing across the board, during this year's Deal Days sale, we're offering the ideal accessory to light up your… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There is no worse feeling than realizing the endless creativity you can achieve on your phone or laptop actually does have an end. That horrible moment you realize your storage drive… READ THE REST