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 …

The BBC Micro at 40
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The BBC Micro at 40

I was too young to appreciate the BBC Micro, the computer of my generation’s older brothers and sisters. We had Amigas at home and Archimedes in the school lab. But we also weren’t learning any computer science on those fancy machines, either, and it’s never a surprise to me that …

Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot
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Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department reportedly unleashed Spot, the state-of-the-art robotic dog from Boston Dynamics, to do reconnaissance at a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx. Then yesterday (coincidentally?), art collective MSCHF launched their “Spot’s Rampage” installation in which the robot dog was outfitted with a paintball …

Man enthusiastically removes 5-foot snake from attic while balancing on beams
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Man enthusiastically removes 5-foot snake from attic while balancing on beams

Snake catcher Luke Huntley obviously loves his job. After catching a venomous red-bellied black snake in a Queensland, Australia attic while balancing on narrow beams (which were surrounded by flooring), he smiles widely and says, “Beautiful! That was so much fun. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Facebook removes congresswoman's pro-Trans post as
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Facebook removes congresswoman’s pro-Trans post as “hate speech”

Congresswoman Marie Newman (D-Il.) put up a transgender flag outside her office and posted pictures of it to social media to signal her support for the trans community. On the other side of the aisle, congresswoman and far-right conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Bernie Sanders skewers Walmart, the
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Bernie Sanders skewers Walmart, the “largest welfare recipient” in the US

Should taxpayers subsidize poverty wages at large profitable corporations? That is the question of today’s Senate Budget hearing, and Bernie Sanders, speaking as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is in top form as he calls Walmart the “largest welfare recipient” in the United States. — Read the rest Continue …

Learn how to build and market your brand on Pinterest with this training guide
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Learn how to build and market your brand on Pinterest with this training guide

What makes Pinterest stand out from other social media platforms? While there are definitely bigger, showier platforms that garner more attention, few garner the deep-seated, emotional connection that Pinterest generates in its most engaged devotees. A whopping 95% of Pinterest members say the site inspires them, while an equally impressive 91% …