Sticky note printer
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Sticky note printer

Amazon recently launched Day1 Editions where they present new product ideas and only make the ones with significant pre-orders. Of the three products they’re starting with, only their Smart Sticky Note Printer, a small Alexa-connected thermal printer, has hit the order threshold to go into production. — Read the rest …

13 courses that will teach you American Sign Language for just $35
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13 courses that will teach you American Sign Language for just $35

English and Spanish top the list as the first and second most used languages in the United States, but what’s the third? As your mind sprints through options like French, Chinese, or Japanese, there’s a good chance you might not nail it on the first try. — Read the rest …

Court rejects TSA qualified immunity: Government genital massages can be video-recorded
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Court rejects TSA qualified immunity: Government genital massages can be video-recorded

The TSA tried to weasel its way out of a lawsuit in which a TSA agent forced a man to delete a video he’d taken of being searched by an agent but the court rejected its qualified immunity defense. Cory Doctorow has more on his Pluralistic blog: Qualified immunity is …

Trippy new experiments in
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Trippy new experiments in “Magic Eye”-style autostereograms

“Magic Eye” autostereograms were all the rage in the 1990s. You’d stare at the strange pattern, cross your eyes slightly, and a 3D image was meant to appear. Sometimes it worked for me, other times not. But in the moment when an image did emerge, I’d feel a strange meditative …

Watch: 'I Hate Sweeping' is a hilarious skit everyone can relate to
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Watch: ‘I Hate Sweeping’ is a hilarious skit everyone can relate to

Julie Nolke, known for her comedic three-part “Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self” videos, puts into focus the most irritating thing about sweeping – the stubborn line of dust that never makes it into the dustpan. With Charlie Chaplin-style humor, this short mostly silent video is in a different …

Video: Abrupt contrast between Kevin McCarthy's view on Trump speaking at CPAC and Liz Cheney's
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Video: Abrupt contrast between Kevin McCarthy’s view on Trump speaking at CPAC and Liz Cheney’s

Former disgraced President Trump is planning to speak at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) this weekend, to presumably spread more lies about his losing the election, his taxes, Joe Biden, two impeachme…goddammit…we all KNOW what he’s going to lie about. But watch this concise illustration showing the division within the …

Working mother faces $100,000 violation for parking partially on her front lawn
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Working mother faces $100,000 violation for parking partially on her front lawn

Homeowner Sandy Martinez is being fined over $100,000 for having her car’s tires touch her front lawn. She lives with other family members who have jobs and they try their best to fit their cars in the driveway, but because there’s not enough room the city of Lantana, Florida has …

Comparing 3 milk frothers
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Comparing 3 milk frothers

IKEA has its $5 milk frother, which is notoriously flimsy and short-lived. Donald Bell decided it was time to check out other options, so he bought a $10 frother and two $20 frothers and tried them out. Check out other Cool Tools review videos here (BTW, I’m editor-in-chief of Cool …

Lady Gaga, apparently willing to overlook an attempted homicide, offers $500k and 'no questions' for the return of her bulldogs
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Lady Gaga, apparently willing to overlook an attempted homicide, offers $500k and ‘no questions’ for the return of her bulldogs

I love my dogs, but the Lady Gaga response seems somehow incorrect to me, at least as documented by TMZ. I am hopeful Lady Gaga is also offering some compassion to the gunned-down dog walker. Some indication of concern that a murderous dog-thief is on the loose seems appropriate, but …

Why this 2004 Nintendo DS ad angered people when it aired
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Why this 2004 Nintendo DS ad angered people when it aired

In 2004 Nintendo aired a TV commercial for the Nintendo DS starring the mega-famous multi-talented celebrity Utada Hikaru. Many people were outraged, and the interesting story as to why is recounted in this video. Continue Reading…