Oh Gizmo!

  • Grow Taller Using Insole Gadgets
      Research indicates a possible link between height and confidence. But also, society sees people that are an inch taller than the rest as happier, better and superior. Appearing taller
    - 28 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 6:50pm -
  • Why Shower Filters are Good for Your Health
    Shower Filter The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural medication. They relax the mind and body into the perfect state of
    - 91 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 6:33pm -
  • Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+
    Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing. What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s
    - 22 May 18, 3:26am -
  • 3 of the Best Hoverboards Money Can Buy
    If you’re thinking about buying a hoverboard for the first time or if you are new to these personal transports and are unsure what to buy, don’t worry, Gadget Review
    - 28 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?
    Why is Calcium Important for Dogs? Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not
    - 24 Apr 18, 1:56am -
  • Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set
    Consistently brew a delicious cup of coffee with the Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set. Designed for all levels of coffee makers, the pour-over set makes it easy to brew
    - 17 Apr 18, 12:36pm -
  • Nighthawk X6 Review
      The first feature that attracts your attention to the Netgear Nighthawk X6 is its three distinct Wi-Fi bands with varying frequencies and speed limits. It has one 2.4GHZ (600MBPS)
    - 17 Apr 18, 12:49am -
  • Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk
    Stylishly organize your workspace with the Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk. The writing desk comes with a compact drawer that conveniently sits right in the middle. It opens and
    - 6 Apr 18, 8:20am -


Boing Boing

  • How to take care of yourself when exposed to sexual violence in media and online
    Here are some timely resources for sexual violence survivors and the people who love them.RAINN is an important non-profit organization that has been advocating for the rights and dignity of sexual violence victims for a long time. They put out a st…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:54pm -
  • Spectacle frames that reflect infrared light, blinding CCTV cameras
    Eccentric spectacle-maker Scott Urban kickstarted his Reflectacles in 2016: ray-ban-style frames inset with highly retroreflective material that is visible from hundreds of meters and strobes under a flash, making for fantastic photos. Later that…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:17pm -
  • Listen: Buddy Hackett's filthy Donald Trump putdown joke, as told to Merv Griffin
    One man was unafraid. An underestimated voice of wisdom, he tried to warn us all, decades before the 2016 elections. His name was Buddy Hackett.In this audio clip (uploaded ages ago by someone else), comedian Buddy Hackett tells Merv Griffin a pret…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:08pm -
  • The Transportation Safety Agency wants you to give their dogs a good home
    The Transportation Safety Agency makes use of dogs to track down contraband, bombs and other stuff that we're better off never seeing onboard an airplane. It takes a pooch with a particular temperament to be trained for this sort of work. Not all dog…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:50pm -
  • Low-carb butter pecan cookies
    I am super happy with these low-carb but high-fat Butter Pecan Cookies.I went to Los Angeles a few months ago, and was body shamed. Body shaming assholes are flaming assholes, but the flaming asshole was right and I needed to lose some weight.Sig…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:31pm -
  • The history of wingwalking as told by a wingwalker, whilst walking on a wing
    There's no one better to teach you about the history of folks walking on the wings of planes than a fella walking on the wing of a plane. I mean, that's pretty much as gonzo as you can get. Read the rest
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:18pm -
  • Dunkin' Donuts drops Donuts
    Dunkin' Donuts will still sell donuts but, as of January, shall only be Dunkin'.According to CNN, "The makeover is part of Dunkin' Brand's efforts to relabel itself as a 'beverage-led' company that focuses on coffees, teas, speedy service and to-g…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:34pm -
  • Yellowstone grizzly bear hunt cancelled thanks to court ruling
    In the midst of yet another shitty news cycle, it's nice to hear that great things can still happen. Earlier this year, the state of Wyoming said "yeah" to allowing a maximum of 22 grizzly bears, once sheltered as a protected species, to be hunted.…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:31pm -


  • Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help
    Yes, the rumors were true. Microsoft has confirmed that it's weeks away from adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One (initially for Insiders), and it's enlisting some help from none other than Razer. The gaming-oriented brand will provide…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:37pm -
  • Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools
    Facebook has announced a new initiative that aims to teach coding skills to more school kids. Targeting primarily underrepresented student groups — such as Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and female demographics — CodeFWD will all…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:03pm -
  • Trump administration suggests firmer controls on data privacy
    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has laid out the Trump administration's approach to bolstering data privacy. The agency is seeking to strike a balance between increased consumer protection and affording companies…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:44pm -
  • Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends
    When Nintendo launched Switch Online, it raised more than a few alarm bells over its attitude toward cloud saves. Based on the FAQ, your saved games would vanish from the internet the moment your membership expired. Not much of a safety net, is it? T…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:21pm -
  • Face scanning in US airports is rife with technical problems
    If you've had misgivings about the effectiveness of Homeland Security's airport face scanning (let alone the privacy implications), you're not alone. The department's Inspector General has issued a report warning that the scanning system is struggli…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:02pm -
  • Watch Will Smith's Grand Canyon helicopter bungee jump at 6 PM ET
    Of all the things you could possibly be doing on a Tuesday afternoon, watching a live stream of Will Smith bungee jumping out of a helicopter is probably not among the worst. Oh, and he's doing the stunt over the Grand Canyon on his 50th birthday. No…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:38pm -
  • Fujifilm's rotating lens projector adjusts to your viewing space
    If you need to adjust your projector to get a better picture or beam to a different part of the room, you don't have many choices -- you might only have slight adjustments to the lens itself, and might have to move the entire projector in some cases.…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:13pm -
  • Uber pledges to cap trip pricing during major emergencies
    Today, Uber outlined a new set of guidelines regarding how the company will respond in the event of a crisis, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack. The company's Global Security Center (GSC) monitors conditions in every area that Uber opera…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 7:54pm -


  • Nikon Z6, Z7 Could Be The Company’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
    Nikon has been teasing the upcoming announcement for their new mirrorless cameras which is set for an official reveal on the 23rd of August. In terms of branding, it is unclear as to what Nikon could be calling these new devices, but according to Nik…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:03am -
  • Nintendo Uses Classic NES Games To Promote Its Switch Online Service
    Nintendo Switch’s online service will be launching in the second half of September and we’re sure that there are some gamers who might be a little hesitant to get on board. However Nintendo has recently started to promote its upcoming online serv…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • Apple Supplier Reportedly Gearing Up For Production Of New MacBooks
    According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch an updated MacBook Air later this year. Given how long it has been since Apple refreshed its MacBook Air, we suppose this makes sense. Now in a report from DigiTimes (via Cult of Mac), it seems tha…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Expansion Is Now Live
    If the Battle for Azeroth expansion for World of Warcraft is something that you’ve been looking forward to, you will be pleased to learn that the expansion is now live. This will be the latest expansion for World of Warcraft and it also marks the s…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:01am -
  • Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Now Available For $120
    One of the rumors leading up to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was that Samsung could have a new wireless charger in the works for the phone and other Samsung devices. The Note 9 has since been launched and if you’re interes…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:00am -
  • This Is How Much Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could Cost
    Apple’s products have never been known to be cheap/affordable, and neither are their official accessories. This is why when we heard the rumors that the AirPower wireless charging mat could be priced at $200, we can’t say that we were surprised.…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:16pm -
  • Apple’s Group FaceTime Feature’s Launch Has Been Delayed
    One of the new features that Apple announced in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave is Group FaceTime calls. In case the name wasn’t already obvious, basically this allows users to make FaceTime calls together in a group, whereas in the past it was limited to…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:15pm -
  • iOS 12 Beta 7 Pulled Over Reports Of Sluggish Performance
    If you were thinking of checking out iOS 12’s beta 7 release, you might want to take note that the beta has since been pulled. This is following reports from users who have been complaining about sluggish performance in the latest version of the be…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:14pm -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Home Security System
    After spending more than 45 hours researching and two months testing 12 home security systems, we found SimpliSafe to be the best self-installed option for people who want home monitoring. SimpliSafe gives you the benefits of 24/7 monitoring…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 7:16pm -
  • The Best Pillow for Side Sleepers
    Photo: Sarah KobosNothing highlights the importance of a good pillow like trying to sleep on a bad one, and people who sleep on their side, in particular, can have a tough time finding the right fit because they need more neck and head…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 5:21pm -
  • How to Clean a Humidifier
    Evaporative humidifiers like the Honeywell HCM-350 (our top pick) have a wick that needs regular rinsing—and also regular replacement.Cleaning a humidifier is not hard. Below, we’ll walk you through the steps. But far more important…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 8:37pm -
  • The Best Hand Mixer
    After 20 hours spent whipping up four cakes, 16 dozen cookies, four batches of pizza dough, and several bowls of seven-minute frosting with four different hand mixers, we think that the Breville Handy Mix Scraper is the best hand mixer you ca…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 5:37pm -
  • The Best Projector for a Home Theater
    The JVC DLA-X590R is the best projector to use if you’re dedicating a room to a home theater. With the highest contrast ratios and best black levels of all the affordable 4K projectors we tested, plus the widest color gamut support, it deli…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 5:21pm -
  • The Best DNA Ancestry Test
    We tested kits from five companies that offer ancestral DNA testing for under $400.Consumer-oriented DNA testing services come with inherent privacy risks, with few legal guidelines regulating use of your data. If you’re comfortable w…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 5:29pm -
  • The Best VPN Service
    We spent more than 130 hours researching 32 VPN services, testing 12, interviewing the leadership of five, and consulting information security and legal experts. We found that a VPN shouldn’t be your first step toward online security, but f…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 5:14pm -
  • The Best Tweezers
    For five years running, our favorite tweezers for plucking hairs have been the Tweezerman Slant. In 2018, we pitted our longtime pick against models from five other brands, using them to shape brows and keep mole hairs in check. None outperfo…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 1:37pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • 10 Things you could buy instead of the Apple iPhone X
    Before we go down this road I want to say I’ve nothing against Apple, in fact I have an iPhone 7 but cannot for the life of me understand how the base iPhone X is £999. With that in mind I’ve done some research into 10 things you could buy inste…
    - 3 Nov 17, 10:42pm -
  • Wera Advent-Calender 2017; Tools to turn the biggest grinch around
    It’s a little early for me personally to embrace Christmas; but I am willing to start talking about advent calendars and gifts for those who like to be ready. This week I received the 2017 Wera advent calendar and it looks awesome and has already t…
    - 3 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • Fidget Spinners – stress relief, fad, menace or health magic bullet?
    The meteoric rise of fidget spinners in 2017 has surprised many, including me. These palm sized contraptions, fitted with bearings to make them spin, are hugely popular in the playground and are becoming more commonplace in the work environment. But…
    - 27 May 17, 8:24pm -
  • Apple iPhone 8 – News on dates, specs, prices and rumours
    It’s nearly that time again; that time when Apple dim the lights and unveil their new flagship iPhone. The internet has been buzzing with rumours ranging from mediocre to bat shit crazy and I’ve been pretty slow in gathering these together. But h…
    - 26 May 17, 8:49pm -
  • What Are the Snapchat Sunglasses All About?
    The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • Samsung Considering Facial Tracking for Gear VR
    The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news o…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:35pm -
  • Nike Self-Tying Sneakers Now on Sale
    Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some…
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:27pm -
  • Google Earth VR Will Transport You Anywhere
    The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google…
    - 29 Nov 16, 7:51pm -

Slash Gear

  • Twitter wants to ban dehumanizing speech, asks users what they think
    Twitter has updated its hateful conduct policy with a planned ban on dehumanizing language. This restriction addresses content that may not have violated its previous policies, but that can contribute to a hostile environment for users and groups tow…
    - 55 mins ago, 25 Sep 18, 11:35pm -
  • Diablo animated series in ‘final talks’ for original Netflix launch
    Netflix is gearing up to launch an original animated series based on the popular Diablo video game franchise, according to a newly published tweet. The tip comes from Boom! Studios founder Andrew “Andy” Cosby, who published a brief statement on h…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:50pm -
  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe first drive: Barely tamed
    Coupe life can be fun but rarely practical: if you love the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, but need more space to transport friends, family, or sports equipment, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe may well fit the bill. While you may or may not be down wi…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:02pm -
  • Fujifilm unveils projector with rotating lens for compact spaces
    Fujifilm has just unveiled a highly unique projector. Unlike most competing models, which have a lens shift feature that only accommodates small adjustments, the new Fujifilm projector has a rotating lens that can project images in different location…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • Harman Spark in-car diagnostic dongle brings AT&T 4G LTE
    Harman has launched Spark, a dongle that connects to a vehicle’s OBD II sensor to provide both diagnostic data and in-car 4G LTE access. Spark is being offered exclusively in the US by AT&T, which offers service for the device as part of existing p…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:25pm -
  • Hulu Live TV streaming will support Amazon Echo Show 2018
    Amid unveiling its 2018 version of the Echo Show, Amazon mentioned that Hulu would be among its early partners supporting the device. The Echo Show, unlike its Echo and Echo Dot siblings, features a display bumped to a 10-inch size in its latest iter…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:35pm -
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village heads to iOS and Android today
    The Professor Layton series is one that’s been around for more than ten years at this point, and all the while, the vast majority of games in the series have been exclusive to the Nintendo DS family of handhelds. That’s beginning to change, as Le…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 8:29pm -
  • Android Snapchat update suddenly usable, users attest
    It would appear that the Android developers at Snapchat did something correct in their latest app update. Users of many sorts revealed their love of the new version of the app – the app in Alpha Mode. That version of the app is not available for al…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 7:51pm -