Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our Joel's celebrating the CGSociety's "Steampunk: Myths & Legends" contest winners' page, highlighting Gabricio Moraes's rendered image "Steamnocchio," which is a damned fine piece of work. But it's not a patch on Guillaume Dubois's "Alice's Adventures in Steamland," if you ask me.
This potholder from OXO is a padded fabric envelope with a knobby silicone sheet on one side, Nothing can slip from its grip. I even use it to open stubborn jar lids. READ THE REST
Twenty-five years ago today, the Bayside Boys remix of Los Río's "Macarena" (1993), with English lyrics added, hit number one on the Billboard music charts. Wedding DJs never recovered. From Wikipedia: Los del Río were invited to tour South America in 1992 and, while visiting Venezuela, they were invited to a private party held by… READ THE REST
A new paper published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet found that "People who had recovered from COVID-19, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits versus controls." From the paper: When examining the entire population, the deficits were most pronounced for paradigms that tapped cognitive functions such as reasoning, problem solving, spatial… READ THE REST
Staying home for birthdays, date nights, or just a regular Thursday used to be boring, but by tweaking your surroundings, just a little bit, you'd be surprised at how different your space can feel, even if it's just your good old living room. If you want to create an ambiance that you'll always remember, these… READ THE REST
Whether you work from home, are a gamer, or simply own a smart gadget or two, finding enough outlets to plug everything into feels a lot like hunting for the world's hottest toy at Christmas time. In other words, it's a little chaotic, to say the least. And while traditional power strips are an obvious… READ THE REST
iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, oh my! Okay, that may not be what Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, but if she lived in today's world, she very well may. While all these Apple gadgets have become a part of our daily lives, necessary for many of our routines and tasks, caring for them and… READ THE REST