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These refurbished Mac Mini computers are on sale for up to 50% off – Boing Boing

These refurbished Mac Mini computers are on sale for up to 50% off –...

Still recovering after all that holiday shopping? That doesn't mean you can't ring in the new year with a new computer. These Mac minis are all refurbished, which means they're available for sometimes hundreds off the retail price. Here are of our favorite deals still out there. Apple Mac Mini Intel Core i5 2.3GHz 8GB…
This tiny wearable can help you have better posture in 2020 – Boing Boing

This tiny wearable can help you have better posture in 2020 – Boing Boing

Bad posture can have a cascading effect on your health. You might not even be aware of your habitual slouch, but it can contribute to backaches, fatigue, joint and ligament degradation and a host of other problems. (Not to mention that you just look better standing up straight.) Like just about anything involving your health,…
Outwit applicant trackers with this smart résumé creator – Boing Boing

Outwit applicant trackers with this smart résumé creator – Boing Boing

Brush up on those interview skills all you like, but all the charm in the world won't help you past the primary obstacle for modern job seekers: Applicant tracking systems. These bots comb online applications before a human ever sees them, searching for keywords that would indicate particular titles or skills. That's where Rezi Résumé…
Woody Guthrie’s 1943 New Year’s Resolutions are a powerful reminder to “Keep the hope machine running.” – Boing Boing

Woody Guthrie’s 1943 New Year’s Resolutions are a powerful reminder to “Keep the hope...

/ Thom Dunn / 4:44 pm Wed Jan 1, 2020 I'd seen this before, but I was reminded of it when I saw Billy Bragg share a webcomic version of it on Facebook. But here are Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions from 1943. While they were written in the throes of World War II, I…
Evidence that a car isn’t a pedestrian and probably shouldn’t use the pedestrian lane – Boing Boing

Evidence that a car isn’t a pedestrian and probably shouldn’t use the pedestrian lane...

Yesterday in New York, police spent hours attempting to remove this Honda from the pedestrian lane of the Pulaski Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens. Apparently, it was a stolen car and the driver likely escaped through a window. (ABC7NY) Marvel at this autonomous, drifting DeLorean MARTY is the name of this 1981 DeLorean that researchers…
Give your glasses a deep clean with this ultrasonic case – Boing Boing

Give your glasses a deep clean with this ultrasonic case – Boing Boing

How many times a day do you wipe your glasses clean? If you actually care about your specs, you're using a microfiber cloth and not your shirt. In which case, good for you. But even so, you're just removing the surface dust on those lenses - not the grime and oil that accumulates on a…
Transmit Bluetooth audio from your TV to your wireless headphones with this adapter – Boing Boing

Transmit Bluetooth audio from your TV to your wireless headphones with this adapter –...

Bluetooth audio is all about convenience. It's so convenient, in fact, that it's somewhat disappointing when you return from a run with those wireless earbuds to home audio or TVs that aren't equipped with the technology. There's an easy fix: The beamit Wireless Bluetooth Audio Transmitter & Receiver. The unit connects easily to most any…
A legendary point-and-click adventure game has found a new life online. – Boing Boing

A legendary point-and-click adventure game has found a new life online. – Boing Boing

I remember buying Westwood Studios (miss those guys) point-and-click Blade Runner game to play on my old ThinkPad, back in the late 1990s. It was the first game I can recall owning that spanned multiple disks. While I was surprised to find that the main character in the game neither looked or sounded like Harrison…
AI Dungeon, the “infinite” text adventure is available as a smartphone app – Boing Boing

AI Dungeon, the “infinite” text adventure is available as a smartphone app – Boing...

AI Dungeon, a vastly open text adventure that used artificial intelligence to generate responses to your commands, is now available as an easy-to-use smartphone app (the web version was clunky). The Verge has more: We tested the iOS version briefly, and although there were a few game-breaking errors, it’s generally as easy to use as…
Watch: Octopus vs. eagle – Boing Boing

Watch: Octopus vs. eagle – Boing Boing

Fish farmers on Canada's Vancouver Island spotted an eagle in the clutches of a giant Pacific octopus. Realizing the eagle would soon drown, the men freed the raptor from the cephalopod's tentacles and set it free. “He deprived the poor octopus of a good meal,” University of Lethbridge octopus expert Jennifer Mather joked to The…

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Microsoft Products Reaching End of Life in 2020 – BleepingComputer

Several major Microsoft products will reach their end of support during 2020, with Office 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (including 2008R2), and multiple Windows 10 versions including 1803 and 1903 being some of the most important ones. For products that have reached their end of support, Microsoft stops providing bug fixes…

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