In the coming days, representatives of Google will resume discussions with Chinese officials "about the fate of Google's China business," according to the WSJ. "Any resolution to the matter of whether Google will be able to operate an unfiltered search engine in the country is likely to be at least weeks away."
All the way back to 6200 BC, and probably before that, humans made mirrors. In Turkey, they polished obsidian; in Egypt, copper. Over at Smithsonian, beloved Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson explores the technological and cultural history of the mirror. From Smithsonian: During the medieval period in Europe, paintings of vice would include women gazing… READ THE REST
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SpaceX is delaying its planned second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that threaten recovery and recycling of the rocket booster. The launch has been pushed to Sunday night. The news of a launch scrub came late Friday after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted he received mixed test results… READ THE REST
When you're working from home, there are two fantastic reasons for picking up a quality pair of over-ear headphones. First, they can help you focus in on your work, like listening or communicating intently during a video conference. Second, they can be a great barrier against the rest of the world, blocking out the pets,… READ THE REST
If you haven't already done a DNA test to find out about all the hidden nooks and crannies inside you (or your dog) that make you you, then you've certainly at least considered it. With just some spit in a tube, each of us can unlock all kinds of hidden information stashed away inside our… READ THE REST
If you'd told people 20 years ago that they would soon be able to buy a device that could control their home electronics, appliances, security, and even play their favorite songs or read them headlines, all through the power of their voice, they'd have been eager to get their hands on it. But while everybody… READ THE REST