Last week, Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Ethics and Technology held a debate between Ron Arkin and Robert Sparrow over the ethical challenges and benefits of lethal autonomous robots (LARS) or "killer robots." The debate...Show More Summary
If you get lucky, the clothing store where you bought that new sweater or shirt might toss in the plastic hanger it was on free of charge. Otherwise, you'll have to scrounge one up yourself—at least until this wonderful redesign of the shopping back becomes a reality. Show More Summary
Amsterdam-based Lunagames develops apps and games for multiple platforms, but they have seen huge success with their Java-based games in the Nokia Store. They recently...
Thanksgiving dinner might be over for another year, but you've got a fridge full of leftovers that says friends and family will be stopping by for another meal today. And if you're worried your famous pumpkin pie isn't going to be enough...Show More Summary
People who spent their childhoods in the 1980s were likely fans of either Transformers, G.I. Joe, or both. With huge casts full of enough colorful characters to make parents' wallets cry for mercy, there was sure to be at least a few for everyone. I'm not exactly sure why, but Strike Force Heroes: Extraction feels
[Sarah Petkus] has a simple dream. She wants to build and command her own delta robot army. It all began with an illustration she drew of a woman hovering over a field of flowers. The flowers in this case had incandescent light bulbs as blooms. Show More Summary
With a full HD screen measuring 10.1-inches and powered by Windows RT 8.1, the Nokia Lumia 2520 is the perfect tool for the job. Your...
FIFA has launched its new app as part of the countdown to 6 December’s 2014 football World Cup draw. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and offers not just the live draw in streaming video, … Read more ›
Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2013 and beyond. There are books, gadgets, toys, music and much else besides: click the categories at the top to filter what you're most interested in—and offer your own suggestions and links!
The holidays are often less than merry if you have to deal with things like balancing work with travel, financial stress or seasonal affective disorder. I usually cope by listening to Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December" over and over and over again. Show More Summary
Umm yeah… this is more like it. The STM32F4Stamp is a project which [Frank Zhao] put together to make his ARM prototyping process more like is was back when everything came in a DIP format. As you can see, it’s just narrow enough toShow More Summary
Every day, a group of men and women around the world digitally congregate at a Reddit board called NoFap to specifically discuss not masturbating. Yes, just like the famous Seinfeld episode, "The Contest" – Jerry and the gang bet $100 to see who can remain "master of their domain" the longest. Show More Summary
The quest for a good deal on Christmas shopping has taken on a different and far more sinister meaning in Venezuela these days. Ask Hakim Riffai, a humble merchant in the eastern city of El Tigre. On the morning of November 15, Riffai had just opened his electronics store when the police arrived bearing a shocking announcement. The long-established practice...
The incredibly lifelike computer simulations of snow and water seen in effects-heavy Hollywood blockbusters—and even video games—require a significant amount of computing power. It's not uncommon for a single frame of a movie to require days to render, and these days visual effect studios have more computing power than Nasa. Show More Summary
The word ‘brand’ evolved from farmers marking their cattle with a hot iron, so they looked different from their neighbours’ herds. Nowadays ‘brand’ is part...
An enchanting tale of joy. And foxes. (Credit: Google/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) What will you bring to your Thanksgiving feast? A pie, perhaps. Or a turkey, some sauvignon blanc and a risque joke you heard at work....Show More Summary
CyberSecurity. 2014. What is going to be out there in terms of threats, products and trends? There’s plenty of opinions about this because security in the industry is so widespread by disciplines. That’s the modern security environment. So we sought … Continue reading ?
Equitecture: Sculptor Andy Scott stands with Clydesdales Duke and Baron, which served as models for The Kelpies. (Credit: The Kelpies) If you thought Middle Earth's enormous statues of Isildur and Anarion were cool, Scotland now has something that's nearly as badass. Show More Summary
If you've been hunting for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert that will leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests, look no further than this recipe/experiment. The ingredients in your typical pumpkin pie aren't that far off from a chemical mix known as Rocket Candy that's typically made from sugar and an oxidizer like potassium nitrate. Read more...
Ken Grohe, Virident’s vice president of worldwide customer operations, returned to theCUBE at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 to discuss the latest developments from his company and the use cases that are driving flash adoption in the enterprise. In September, hard drive … Continue reading ?