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    Boing Boing

  • This YouTube video just hit one billion views
    Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. To understand the clip's unique history, start with this oral history published last year in MEL Magazine. It takes us back to a time when the worst of the weaponized Internet memes were those created... Read more »
  • There's now a miniature model of that naked man chasing the wild boar that snatched his laptop bag, and the photographer is displeased
    Remember last year's viral photo (seen below) of a nude man chasing a wild boar that had swiped a bag containing his laptop computer? Now, Busch model train company has turned the scene into a miniature plastic model set! Adele Landauer, the person who snapped the original photo, is not... Read more »
  • Michelangelo's fingerprints discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture
    As revealed in the first episode of the BBC's new series of Secrets of the Museum, the fingerprints of Renaissance painter Michelangelo were discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. As The Times explained: The print was discovered after the small... Read more »
  • Atlanta cop filmed kicking handcuffed woman in head
    After video emerged showing an Atlanta cop kicking a handcuffed woman in the head, Atlanta Police Deartment released a statement saying that kicking handcuffed women in the head "appears to fall outside our standards and training" and promised an expedited investigation. — Read the rest... Read more »
  • Woman sentenced for swapping $5.7 million in diamonds for a handful of pebbles at jewelry store
    A London judge sentenced Lulu Lakatos, 60, to 5 1/2 years in prison for stealing $5.7 million in diamonds from a fine jewelry store. Before the heist, her accomplices met with store staff to prepare them for a visit from someone they claimed is a very wealthy Russian. — Read... Read more »
  • Disney reinstates mask mandate, vaccinated or not
    Going to Orlando? Bring a mask. You're not getting on Disney soil without one. From the company's website, updated guidance restores the mask mandate dropped only six weeks ago, following the summer spike in Covid cases in the state. Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages... Read more »
  • Here's a lightsaber that looks, sounds, and fights almost like the real thing for under $125
    If you've ever wanted a lightsaber like a real Jedi, then you've pretty much had two choices. You could buy one of those cheap-o plastic Hasbro toys from Target. Or you could lay out serious green for one of those ultra-precious replicas that cost as much as a house payment.... Read more »
  • Americans are getting the covid vaccine in secret to avoid being ostracized by their families
    CNN's Aya Elamroussi reports on people in Missouri who have gotten the covid vaccine secretly because they fear their friends and families will ostracize them. To get vaccinated against the killer disease is now a mark of shame among conspiracy-obsessed Americans who see the pandemic as a political sham and... Read more »
  • Custom device just plays the Monkey Island theme on a PC speaker
    No other music is required, obviously, and the methodology used to recreate the 1990 DOS experience here is incredibly fastidious; code is provided! Thanassis Tsiodras: TL;DR:I modified DOSBox to extract the frequency/delay value pairs of the Monkey Island PC-Speaker songs. — Read the rest... Read more »
  • After 25 years, animated kids' show Arthur is ending
    Arthur is the longest-running kids' TV show in history, according to NPR, and it's coming to an end after 25 years. It vastly outlasted contemporary series such as Magic School Bus and Hey Arnold, maintaining its 1990s ligne claire art style deep into a new century. — Read the rest... Read more »
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    Boing Boing

  • This YouTube video just hit one billion views
    Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. To understand the clip's unique history, start with this oral history published last year in MEL Magazine. It takes us back to a time when the worst of the weaponized Internet memes were those created... Read more »
  • There's now a miniature model of that naked man chasing the wild boar that snatched his laptop bag, and the photographer is displeased
    Remember last year's viral photo (seen below) of a nude man chasing a wild boar that had swiped a bag containing his laptop computer? Now, Busch model train company has turned the scene into a miniature plastic model set! Adele Landauer, the person who snapped the original photo, is not... Read more »
  • Michelangelo's fingerprints discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture
    As revealed in the first episode of the BBC's new series of Secrets of the Museum, the fingerprints of Renaissance painter Michelangelo were discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. As The Times explained: The print was discovered after the small... Read more »
  • Atlanta cop filmed kicking handcuffed woman in head
    After video emerged showing an Atlanta cop kicking a handcuffed woman in the head, Atlanta Police Deartment released a statement saying that kicking handcuffed women in the head "appears to fall outside our standards and training" and promised an expedited investigation. — Read the rest... Read more »
  • Woman sentenced for swapping $5.7 million in diamonds for a handful of pebbles at jewelry store
    A London judge sentenced Lulu Lakatos, 60, to 5 1/2 years in prison for stealing $5.7 million in diamonds from a fine jewelry store. Before the heist, her accomplices met with store staff to prepare them for a visit from someone they claimed is a very wealthy Russian. — Read... Read more »
  • Disney reinstates mask mandate, vaccinated or not
    Going to Orlando? Bring a mask. You're not getting on Disney soil without one. From the company's website, updated guidance restores the mask mandate dropped only six weeks ago, following the summer spike in Covid cases in the state. Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages... Read more »
  • Here's a lightsaber that looks, sounds, and fights almost like the real thing for under $125
    If you've ever wanted a lightsaber like a real Jedi, then you've pretty much had two choices. You could buy one of those cheap-o plastic Hasbro toys from Target. Or you could lay out serious green for one of those ultra-precious replicas that cost as much as a house payment.... Read more »
  • Americans are getting the covid vaccine in secret to avoid being ostracized by their families
    CNN's Aya Elamroussi reports on people in Missouri who have gotten the covid vaccine secretly because they fear their friends and families will ostracize them. To get vaccinated against the killer disease is now a mark of shame among conspiracy-obsessed Americans who see the pandemic as a political sham and... Read more »
  • Custom device just plays the Monkey Island theme on a PC speaker
    No other music is required, obviously, and the methodology used to recreate the 1990 DOS experience here is incredibly fastidious; code is provided! Thanassis Tsiodras: TL;DR:I modified DOSBox to extract the frequency/delay value pairs of the Monkey Island PC-Speaker songs. — Read the rest... Read more »
  • After 25 years, animated kids' show Arthur is ending
    Arthur is the longest-running kids' TV show in history, according to NPR, and it's coming to an end after 25 years. It vastly outlasted contemporary series such as Magic School Bus and Hey Arnold, maintaining its 1990s ligne claire art style deep into a new century. — Read the rest... Read more »
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    ReadWrite

  • The Automation Boom is Coming. Will the Internet Be Ready?
    We live in an increasingly connected world. It’s estimated that there will be about 260 million internet-connected devices in the U.S. by 2020, and the next wave of these devices will push our data demand even further. New Bluetooth advancements, for instance, enable devices to perform within a range that’s four times greater, twice the... Read more »
  • These Teen AI Entrepreneurs Will Amaze You
    Starting a business is not an easy decision to make. Building a company requires work and money as well, and time. The resources of time, work, and money mean you will have to make sacrifices to start your business. It takes someone who has a lot of passion and confidence... Read more »
  • What You Need to Know to Use Drones for Your Wedding
    The popularity of wedding drone photography is constantly rising. It’s not surprising because these flying machines can take really amazing photos and videos. But many people still aren’t sure about the necessity of aerial photography at weddings or different events. We’ve gathered for you the most important information you need... Read more »
  • Trade Secrets Claimed by Prolacta to Steal Founders’ Company – Again
    Elana Medo has dedicated many decades of her life to making mother’s milk available to premature babies. Now a questionable trade secret lawsuit threatens to destroy her life’s work and leave preterm infants without access to life-saving milk. The cost of a Corporation Stealing from an Individual has been the... Read more »
  • Achieving Paperless Operations and Document Automation with AI and ML
    Paper is an essential commodity for office operations. Most conventional offices rely on paper for completing the simplest tasks. Even after digitization, the dream of a completely paperless office is far from reality. Humans are used to a standard form of note-taking and documentation. Here is how to achieve paperless... Read more »
  • Secret to Getting Leads with Digital Marketing Technology
    Nowadays most companies are doing SEO, PPC, and Content Marketing. Yet sometimes the company’s are not getting the leads they need. Some businesses get leads — but not quality leads, or they don’t get the leads that fit their expectations. The main reason a company doesn’t get the leads they... Read more »
  • Successful Scaling: How to Grow Without Tumbling Back Down
    “Breathing would be delightful,” the director of products told me in our kickoff. His startup was growing fast. It had a bunch of new funding, the pressure was on to ship, and the team was underwater. I was there to help and take the pressure off so they could breathe.... Read more »
  • WIB Vulnerability: Sim-Card that Allows Hackers to Takeover Phones
    In the past, we’ve all witnessed sim-jacking attacks that allow a hacker to impersonate the targeted victim to steal the phone number. Hackers can gain access to unauthorized information related to the victim using the vulnerability, ‘SimJacker’ was that vulnerability. Recently there’s a similar vulnerability that has popped up, which... Read more »
  • 6 Industries Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize
    In line with new evolving computer technologies, a lot of issues previously found complicated are now seen as an easygoing task, for example, e-commerce, contactless payment, secured online transactions, and ride-hailing. All thanks to blockchain, a new technology that massively revitalized all-around sectors, equipping the financial industry with enhanced solutions... Read more »
  • 4 Unique Growth Tactics for 2020
    Marketing tactics change constantly. Each year new tactics become more impactful, and old ones fade into obscurity. Sticking to the same tactics is stale for your current customers and potential customers, too. Instead of just running the same growth tactics for years on end, it’s time to make a switch in 2020. Here... Read more »
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    ReadWrite

  • The Automation Boom is Coming. Will the Internet Be Ready?
    We live in an increasingly connected world. It’s estimated that there will be about 260 million internet-connected devices in the U.S. by 2020, and the next wave of these devices will push our data demand even further. New Bluetooth advancements, for instance, enable devices to perform within a range that’s four times greater, twice the... Read more »
  • These Teen AI Entrepreneurs Will Amaze You
    Starting a business is not an easy decision to make. Building a company requires work and money as well, and time. The resources of time, work, and money mean you will have to make sacrifices to start your business. It takes someone who has a lot of passion and confidence... Read more »
  • What You Need to Know to Use Drones for Your Wedding
    The popularity of wedding drone photography is constantly rising. It’s not surprising because these flying machines can take really amazing photos and videos. But many people still aren’t sure about the necessity of aerial photography at weddings or different events. We’ve gathered for you the most important information you need... Read more »
  • Trade Secrets Claimed by Prolacta to Steal Founders’ Company – Again
    Elana Medo has dedicated many decades of her life to making mother’s milk available to premature babies. Now a questionable trade secret lawsuit threatens to destroy her life’s work and leave preterm infants without access to life-saving milk. The cost of a Corporation Stealing from an Individual has been the... Read more »
  • Achieving Paperless Operations and Document Automation with AI and ML
    Paper is an essential commodity for office operations. Most conventional offices rely on paper for completing the simplest tasks. Even after digitization, the dream of a completely paperless office is far from reality. Humans are used to a standard form of note-taking and documentation. Here is how to achieve paperless... Read more »
  • Secret to Getting Leads with Digital Marketing Technology
    Nowadays most companies are doing SEO, PPC, and Content Marketing. Yet sometimes the company’s are not getting the leads they need. Some businesses get leads — but not quality leads, or they don’t get the leads that fit their expectations. The main reason a company doesn’t get the leads they... Read more »
  • Successful Scaling: How to Grow Without Tumbling Back Down
    “Breathing would be delightful,” the director of products told me in our kickoff. His startup was growing fast. It had a bunch of new funding, the pressure was on to ship, and the team was underwater. I was there to help and take the pressure off so they could breathe.... Read more »
  • WIB Vulnerability: Sim-Card that Allows Hackers to Takeover Phones
    In the past, we’ve all witnessed sim-jacking attacks that allow a hacker to impersonate the targeted victim to steal the phone number. Hackers can gain access to unauthorized information related to the victim using the vulnerability, ‘SimJacker’ was that vulnerability. Recently there’s a similar vulnerability that has popped up, which... Read more »
  • 6 Industries Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize
    In line with new evolving computer technologies, a lot of issues previously found complicated are now seen as an easygoing task, for example, e-commerce, contactless payment, secured online transactions, and ride-hailing. All thanks to blockchain, a new technology that massively revitalized all-around sectors, equipping the financial industry with enhanced solutions... Read more »
  • 4 Unique Growth Tactics for 2020
    Marketing tactics change constantly. Each year new tactics become more impactful, and old ones fade into obscurity. Sticking to the same tactics is stale for your current customers and potential customers, too. Instead of just running the same growth tactics for years on end, it’s time to make a switch in 2020. Here... Read more »