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Tuesday November 14, 2017. 07:59 PM
A new pill that tells your doctor whether you're swallowing it or not has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The pill – a new version of Abilify by Otsuka Pharmaceutical – will have a digestible sensor in it that will let a patch worn by the patient...
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I've been using Aukey's Flush Fit Dual Port USB adapter since early 2016. Once you push it into the car's 'cigarette lighter' hole, it's close to a flush fit. It could be a chore to pull it out, but I've never had a reason to.
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Computational neuroscientist Anders Sanberg is a senior research fellow at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute where he explores the ethics of future human enhancement through AI, genetic engineering, and brain implants. IEEE Spectrum's Eliza Strickland interviewed...
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Over at The Last Word on Nothing, esteemed science writer Rebecca Boyle wrote a lovely appreciation of trees. 'Apart from humans, maybe, trees are the best form of life on this planet,' she writes. From Boyle's essay, titled 'Make Like A Tree and Get Outta Here': Trees...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxMvzK2OQTw Every Cards Against Humanity Christmas surprise box has been amazing, and this year, the company promises to do something that will save America and hints that it will annoy Trump voters. I gave 'em $15. (via Waxy)
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The Secret Shoe is a bespoke shoe with a hidden compartment in the sole to hold the likes of 'the world’s smallest phone, a tiny video camera, a mini Swiss army knife, a tracking device, a choice of currency capsule (£50; €50; or $50); and the world’s most advanced...
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Helix is a home DNA testing service. From its website: 'Explore products powered by your DNA. With Helix, one saliva sample unlocks a lifetime of insights.' (more…)
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Can you really escape a stuck elevator by climbing out the top? Can the doors decapitate you? CineFix asked John Holzer, elevator technician about scenes from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Die Hard, Final Destination, and other flicks.
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Ambakisye Osayaba is known to his students as TC ('Teaches Chess'), He can be found sitting at his folding table in New York's Union Square every day, even in bad weather. He charges $3 a game. If you think you can beat him, the wager is $5. He charges $20 for a 30 minute...
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Earnest investigated the cost of renting in the United States. It's no surprise that California is the most expensive state for renters (median rent: $1,901) or that West Virginia is the least expensive ($800). (more…)
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Barbie is going to sport a new fashion accessory in 2018 – the hijab. As part of Mattel's 'Shero' line, which includes Barbies inspired by role models such as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and director Ava DuVernay, the hijab will be part of the wardrobe for the Barbie...
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Already facing severe medical and food shortages, Venezuela is out of money and out of credit. The country issued a statement that it was defaulting on its debt, having missed its 30-day grace period on bond payments. This means investors can start seizing Venezuela,...
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Multi-instrumentalist Trench worked up this lovely cover of the Stranger Things theme for harp and cello... while his dog naps.
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If you're still using Facebook (I don't), your data is being used to profile you in seriously creepy ways; the best thing you can do is delete your Facebook account, but second-best is locking down your account, using the deliberately confusing, overly complexified privacy...
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In 2012, Courtney Allen was having a difficult time in her marriage and she struck up an online affair with a gamer in her alliance named Todd Zonis; when her husband Steven found out about it and she refused to break it off, he emailed her family, his family, and Zonis's...
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Believe it or not, the holiday season is just about here, and to help ease your gifting anxiety, we’ve selected some of our favorite tech products from the Boing Boing Store. And to sweeten the deal, you can take an extra 15% off any of these items when you use coupon code ...
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Compuserve's sprawling, paleolithic forums were acquired along with Compuserve itself by AOL in 1998, and their fossil remains were augmented, year after year, decade after decade, by die-hard users who continued to participate there. (more…)
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The Republican Party has done the impossible: they've produced an unpopular suite of tax cuts, by designing a system that lards more than a trillion dollars onto America's debt while raising taxes on disabled people, students, middle class households, people who hire...
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Yesterday, The New Yorker reported that conservative Republican Roy Moore was once banned from the mall in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, such was his predilection for badgering teens there. But it's local media that has the full story, with named sources, exposing the...
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A group of NYU and University of Illinois at Chicago computer scientists have presented a paper at the 2017 ACM Internet Measurement Conference in London presenting their findings in a large-scale study of online doxings, with statistics on who gets doxed (the largest cohort ...
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