LED light bulbs are now very cheap, but dimmable ones have commanded a premium. Today, Amazon is selling a 4-pack of Cree‘s 60W equivalent soft white bulbs for just 10. I bought them after reading the reviews that stated they don‘t buzz, which is a problem that a lot of LED bulbs have.
My friend Gabe created these fun "Fuck Trump" and "Immigrant" hats! All profits go to the American Civil Liberties Union! Gabe says: On a personal note, making these hats has been a profound and grounding exercise in connecting with others from across the world that I would not have connected with otherwise. I know that the issues we face are complex and that Trump represents much greater forces than just him alone. I also know that this is
This week‘s Cool Tools Show guest is Tim Ferriss. Tim was listed as one of Fast Company‘s "Most Innovative Business People" and one of Fortune‘s "40 under 40." He‘s an early-stage technology investor and advisor (Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billio
Last week, high school valedictorian and class president Peter Butera was giving a speech at his graduation when the school cut off his mic for speaking his mind. But last night, Butera was able to finish his speech to the much larger audience of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
ARKit is Apple‘s new iOS framework for building augmented reality experiences on the iPhone and iPad. In this video, you can see how Toms Garca used ARKit to simulate the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission un his kitchen.
I am very happy with the solar power solution I‘ve adapted for my van camping needs. I can power all my toys! (more)
This film of New York City was shot in 1911, and it is in excellent condition. Everything is in sharp focus. It is as vibrant and picturesque as a Scorcese period film. Almost everyone wears a hat. All the men wear suits and ties. There are all kinds of public transportation - trolleys, cable cars, trains. Lots of horse-drawn carriages, and more automobiles than I would have guessed. From MoMA: This documentary travelogue of New York City wa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH0JOx0SV0U&feature=youtu.be Elly Blue (previously) writes, "Bikequity is the 14th issue of my long-running (since 2010) feminist bike zine, Taking the Lane." (more)
Given that film criticism is overwhelmingly white and male, film critic (and great Twitter follow) Valerie Complex decided to put together a list of women of color currently working in the field. She points out that while they may be underrepresented at larger mainstream publications, there are still many talented women of color working at smaller sites, self-publishing, or freelancing. And as she notes: The perspectives of women of color are ne
Maud Lewis is the subject of Maudie, a biopic being released later this year as an awards contender. Canada‘s National Film Board made this charming 1976 short subject portrait of her life and work. (more)
After 40 years of trademark threats and general grousing, the Y.M.C.A. (or at least one international branch of it) is embracing the eponymous Village People song, Y.M.C.A.: it‘s commissioned a cover version from singer and D.J. Boy George to promote the organization. The decision to embrace the song along with queerness and marriage equality came from speaking to young people. ‘It was a challenging conversation for us as lead
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug‘s subscription club, the Proud Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much more. GET Ruben Bolling‘s new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. (‘Filled with wild twists and funny dialogue‘ -Publishers Weekly) Book One here. Book Two here. More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more
The YouTube channel Wendover Productions took a trip to Barrow, Alaska to learn all about America‘s northernmost town, where it snows during the summer and everyday items are incredibly expensive because it takes so much work to ship them in (a DiGiorno frozen pizza can cost 17; a pack of toilet paper can cost 20). The town is home to just over 4,000 people, the majority of whom are members of the indigenous Iupia tribe. Since the area h
Speed flyer Joseph Innes headed to Romania for this pulse-pounding speed flying trip through canyons and gullies. The low-visibility flights in fog are especially thrilling. (more)
For the recent Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento, Rob Cockerham made a working six-foot fidget spinner costume. It‘s quite a sight. He writes: Downtown was crowded with people, and comic book nerds were packed everywhere, lining up to get into the Con. I turned the corner into full view and was greeted with open iphones, gaping mouths and spontaneous applause! It was awesome! The gigantic fidget spinner was an absolute hit that the
Randy Bryce wants to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan for the First District of Wisconsin, where Ryan beat his most recent Democratic challenger by 35 points. (more)
USA Today undertook a year-long investigation into southern California truckers, so-called "independent contractors" who form a critical link from America‘s busiest port to the rest of the country, and found that drivers are sunk into deep pits of debt due to predatory contracts they signed under duress, debts that are used to force them to work unsafe hours, falsify their work records, and sometimes bring home literal pennies a week afte
Ever since the Ukrainian "Maidan" revolution, the country has been subjected to waves of punishing cyberwar attacks, targeting its power grids, finance ministry, TV networks, election officials, and other critical systems. (more)
Mozilla has extended and improved its Firefox Focus browser, heretofore an Ios product, bringing it to Android, with auto-blocking of trackers and ads and making it easy to erase your browser history. (more)
Fandom Jesus is no match for canon Jesus, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex is no match for fandom Noah in this meticulously faithful retelling of the Bible‘s greatest ark-builder. (more)
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the city of San Francisco has created a trippy 13-poster series of "trading card" posters. Conceived by Kate Haug and produced by Ivan Uranga, both Bay Area artists, the groovy posters feature the "all-stars of 1967s counterculture and political scene," including the likes of Joan Baez, Timothy Leary, Jerry Garcia, Sly Stone, Sonny Barger, Bobby Seale, Lenore Kandel, Allen Ginsberg, Jan
What was last week posed as an indefinite leave of absence is now for good: Travis Kalanick, CEO of scandal-wracked rideshare company Uber, announced that he is leaving the company. ‘I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,‘ Kalanick said in a statem
This novel mapping technique developed by Yasamin Mostofi allows two drones to map the interior of an unknown building by using wifi signals and some impressive number-crunching. (more)
I know what you‘re probably thinking and, nope, this isn‘t a concept design for a refrigerator that looks like a Volkswagen Bus. They actually made a VW Bus fridge! This stylish kitchen icebox is a collaboration between Volkswagen and Gorenje, a Slovenian manufacturer of large home appliances. Gorenje Retro Special Edition Refrigerator, modelled by the legendary Volkswagen van T1 from the 50‘s, also termed as the ‘Bulli&