Oh Gizmo!

  • 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
    - 10 hours ago, 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
    - 24 days ago, 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
    - 28 days ago, 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
    - 35 days ago, 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)
    - 36 days ago, 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
    - 46 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 8:20am -
  • SleepBliss Deep Sleep Insomnia Relief Crystal Ball
    Get a deep sleep in the most natural way possible with the SleepBliss Deep Sleep Insomnia Relief Crystal Ball. SleepBliss is a 100% non-invasive sleep aid crystal ball that helps
    - 48 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 10:06am -
  • What? Customizable Quotes Watch
    Give time meaning with the What? Customizable Quotes Watch. Featuring innovative dot-matrix epaper display, the Quotes watch shows your favorite inspiring words when you want it to. To set up
    - 53 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 9:58am -


Boing Boing

  • Eyeball planets
    I'm fascinated by painting of an extrasolar planet, credited to "Beau.TheConsortium" and apparently first posted to this SF Wiki. They're called "eyeball planets" -- similar to Earth, but tidally locked with their star, creating a vast polar ice cap…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:32am -
  • This is how you make a knife from gelatin
    We've seen kiwami japan make sharp instruments from such things as dried fish, wood, and aluminum foil. Now, the YouTuber is using green gelatin as the medium to make "the sharpest jello kitchen knife in the world." Because, sure, why not?(I can't…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:23am -
  • Henri le Chat Noir bids us "Oh, revoir"
    Henri is a black cat with an "interminable sense of ennui." He unwittingly came across some internet fame back in 2007 when his caretaker Will Braden posted the first video of him in what would become a short, and quite popular, web series.Now,…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:23am -
  • Royal Wedding "outtakes"
    When I first started watching this "outtakes" video by entertainment site BlendTV, I thought it was real. They took the part of Harry and Meghan's wedding where they exchange their vows and made it better, or at least funnier, by redubbing it.(r…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:23am -
  • There's a new James album coming out!
    If you came of age in the 1990s, you couldn't help but know the lyrics to at least one James song. Laid is great! Not just the single, but the whole damn record. But here's the thing: It's not the greatest tune that the band has churned out. In fa…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Some Simpson jokes that go over kids' heads
    Children's shows often include jokes to give a little "nudge nudge wink wink" to grown-ups. I mean, who could forget the subversive bits in Looney Tunes or, say, Pee-wee's Playhouse? But this compilation by YouTube channel Best of Simpsons Chara…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 May 18, 1:22am -
  • Chernobyl pups find forever homes
    Hey, remember a few months back when we told you about the dogs of Chernobyl? If not, long story short: when the nuclear power plant lost its shit back in the 1980s, everyone was evacuated so quickly that they were forced to leave their pets behind.…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 May 18, 9:40pm -
  • Apple bends to Chinese government demands... again
    One of the best reasons to buy a piece of Apple hardware, in my opinion, is the company’s history of protecting the privacy of its customers.Provided you're not a customer living in China.You may recall that, a while back, iOS users in China lo…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 May 18, 8:41pm -


  • RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone
    RED is partnering with a company called Lucid on an 8K, 3D prosumer camera that will work with its incoming Hydrogen One smartphone, Lucid announced. The device -- shown above in prototype form at RED's Hydrogen One party -- has two synced 4K cameras…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -
  • The Morning After: 'The Expanse' may live again
    Hey, good morning!Wake up! The Expanse might live again. Razer reinvents its Blade gaming laptops to battle a new generation of slim, powerful games machines. And if you don't like bleeding-edge gaming, we also reviewed a new game for the decades-o…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:34am -
  • Senators ask the FCC to investigate fake net neutrality comments
    Two Senators from opposing parties have put aside their differences to demand an investigation into the stolen identities that led to millions of fake net neutrality comments on the FCC's website. In a letter addressed to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Senat…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:04am -
  • Sony makes moves to dominate image sensors and music
    Sony's turnaround was started by its former chief, Kaz Hirai, who insisted that the business kill off weaker businesses to focus on its strengths. His replacement, Kenichiro Yoshida, has unveiled his own, three-year plan to help continue the work tha…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:39am -
  • Twitter opts for its own emoji to ease frustration for Android users
    Twitter users on Android might be a little less frustrated that they can't see every emoji if they can't (or won't) upgrade to Android Oreo. That's because Twitter has dropped Android's native emoji and is using its own, open-source Twemoji to displa…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:40am -
  • Razer’s revamped Blade gaming laptop is an upgrade in every way
    The Razer Blade is back, and it has pretty much all of the features you'd expect from a gaming notebook in 2018. Notably, the company has refined the laptop's design significantly. Gone are the bulky bezels around the last Blade's 14-inch screen.…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 May 18, 7:01am -
  • Razer unveils a cheaper external GPU case, the $299 'Core X'
    Razer's latest stab at an external GPU case, the $299 Core X, is its most interesting one yet. Like the company's earlier models, it's a way for you to bring the power of a desktop video card to ultraportable laptops. It just does so for much less th…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 May 18, 7:01am -
  • Oculus brings Boggle to VR because... why not?
    Hasbro isn't wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebook's social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game with up to four pals using Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets. It…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:02am -


  • U.S. Agrees To Lift ZTE’s Crippling Ban
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a ban on China’s ZTE a couple of weeks ago that effectively crippled the company. Among other products, ZTE makes Android-powered smartphones and primarily sources chips from Qualcomm. The company was bann…
    - 59 mins ago, 22 May 18, 12:25pm -
  • Best Buy Discontinues Gamers Club Unlocked
    It’s time to say goodbye to Best Buy’s game subscription services which includes the retailer’s Gamers Club Unlocked program. It offered discounts on new gamers for customers through this program and some additional incentives. Customers had t…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • Uber Launches Taxi-Hailing Pilot Program In Japan
    Due to Japan’s laws against ride-sharing services and also due to the ease and fairness of Japan’s taxi system, it’s not surprising that Uber has had a hard time trying to crack the Japanese market. However it seems that Uber might have finally…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:47am -
  • Super Smash Bros For The Switch Could Get New Characters
    A couple of months ago much to the delight of gamers, Nintendo officially announced Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo Switch. However the announcement lacked details, such as what the roster of the game could look like. However the trailer did reveal…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:46am -
  • Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches
    Consoles these days are harder to hack than before, although in recent times we have been hearing reports of users who have successfully hacked their Nintendo Switch console. However if hacking your Switch is something you might be interested in, you…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:21am -
  • Google’s Family Link Now Available In The EU
    Last year Google launched an app called Family Link where its initial availability was limited to the US. It then slowly expanded to other countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada, and the good news for our readers in the EU is…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:20am -
  • First Alleged Image Of The Fujifilm X-T100 Leaked
    Fujifilm’s next camera that will be announced in the near future will be the X-T100, or at least that’s what the rumors are claiming. In fact just a few days ago, Fujifilm EU themselves accidentally leaked the specs of the camera and for those wo…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:19am -
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Could Be Ditching Multiplayer Season Passes
    When Treyarch officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, there was one thing missing from the announcement which are details about potential DLCs and season passes for multiplayer. In fact a recent leak for Black Ops 4 “Specialist Edition” m…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:18am -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Refrigerators
    After 150 hours of research and hands-on tire-kicking, we think the LG LFX25974ST is the best refrigerator for most people. This reliable, affordable, well-designed French door fridge fits a space 36 inches wide—making it an example of the…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 May 18, 7:07pm -
  • Refrigerator Buying Guide
    After four years and more than 150 hours of research and reporting, we’ve learned a thing or two about refrigerators. Most are good at their job (keeping food cold), but differences in design mean not every fridge fits everyone’s needs. I…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 May 18, 7:03pm -
  • Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?
    This diffuser uses only oil—no water.In early 2018, a Facebook post went viral when a woman treating her cold with eucalyptus essential oils inadvertently poisoned the family cat. Though essential oils can make your living spaces smel…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 May 18, 3:14pm -
  • The Best Carry-On Luggage
    We’ve tested 46 bags over the past four years, and we remain convinced that the Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 is the best carry-on suitcase for most travelers. It packs five days’ worth of clothes into the maximum-allowed carry-on dimensions…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 8:54pm -
  • The Best Android Phones
    We spend dozens of hours each year testing the latest Android smartphones in everyday use, and we think the 5-inch Google Pixel 2 is the best Android phone for most people. It has the fastest performance of any Android phone we’ve tested, a…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 6:58pm -
  • The Best Smartwatch for Android Phones
    Of the scores of Wear OS by Google (also called Wear OS, and formerly Android Wear) smartwatches that function nearly the same, the Fossil Q Explorist and Fossil Q Venture are the ones we recommend for most people. Similar models that differ…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 5:56pm -
  • The Best Yoga Mats
    Our hatha and hot-yoga instructors downward-dogged, vinyasa-flowed, and shavasanaed on 10 of the best yoga mats available, and the mat that came out on top: Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat 5mm. Its dual textured sides, firm-yet-supportive ru…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 8:59pm -
  • The Best Drip Coffee Maker
    Since 2014, we’ve spent 71 hours brewing in 19 coffee makers to find our top home brewer. After tasting hundreds of pots of coffee, we think the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker is the best automatic drip coffee maker for most people. It’s fast…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:30pm -

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

  • Asteroid orbiting Jupiter is the first known asteroid from another star system
    A new study has discovered a first for our solar system. The first known permanent immigrant from another solar system has been discovered in the form of an asteroid orbiting Jupiter. This is the first known asteroid to be captured in our solar syste…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 May 18, 12:07pm -
  • Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems
    Bosch has been at work on new safety systems for motorcycles that will make motorcycling safer. One of the things it is working on is a sliding mitigation research project. The goal of this project is to give motorcyclist a chance to right a bike tha…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:40am -
  • LG K30 now on Amazon Prime Exclusives
    Most US consumers still get their phones from carriers because of subsidies. It makes the purchase feel less expensive than it really is, even if the total is almost always a lot more than retail. OEMs and retailers have tried to come up with ways to…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:03am -
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option
    Despite the growing threat from AMD’s Radeon Vega, NVIDIA continues to enjoy a period of popularity in no small part thanks to its aggressive push in the machine learning market. Of course it hasn’t forgotten about regular consumers and, in fact,…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:09am -
  • Everything Razer announced today: Razer Core X, Blade 2018
    This morning Razer revealed two major upgrades for two major products: the 2018 Razer Blade (15.6-inch) and the new Razer Core X. They also announced a few accessories that work between the two major products. The Razer Blade takes what worked with p…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 May 18, 7:01am -
  • Galaxy J6, J8 bring Infinity Display down the line
    Once upon a time, it was easy to tell smartphone tiers apart simply by looking at them. Premium phones looked luxurious while less expensive ones looked, well, cheap. Samsung, however, is seemingly closing that gap just a bit. At least when viewed fr…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:32am -
  • Variant 4 vulnerability: Spectre continues to haunt Intel, AMD, ARM
    2018 immediately started off on the wrong foot for Intel and, consequently, the computing industry at large. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities plagued modern processors, mostly from Intel but also from its rivals, even on some ARM chips. They can…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 May 18, 4:09am -
  • Comcast xFi Pods give XFinity users their own home mesh
    Wi-Fi meshes are now the hot thing in home networking. Once just a feature in offices and more sophisticated environments, home networks have become just as complicated to require their assistance. There is no shortage of Wi-Fi meshes from popular ro…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 May 18, 2:45am -