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loading... tim harford (previously) is an economist with a gift for explaining complex subjects in simple, accessible terms: his latest book, fifty inventions that shaped the modern economy, uses 50 short essays about technologies as varied as ikea’s billy bookcase, the plow, and ai to illustrate the ways that the human race has transformed itself, its relations, and the planet.they don’t come as a set, sadly, but these unicorn-shaped power banks are offered in white and black for $15 each. about three inches wide and one deep, they’ve got good reviews from buyers, so aren’t doomed to become paperweights after the second recharge cycle. white unicorn usb power bank [amazon] black unicorn usb power […]anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]shooting better photos is often a matter of technique, but sometimes the tiny integrated optics on your device just won’t cut it. this 3-in-1 lens attachment can provide that camera some added versatility.this lens accessory gives your phone an easily detachable mounting bracket for its collection of lenses. it uses a simple clip mechanism, so it […]





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loading... they don’t come as a set, sadly, but these unicorn-shaped power banks are offered in white and black for $15 each. about three inches wide and one deep, they’ve got good reviews from buyers, so aren’t doomed to become paperweights after the second recharge cycle. white unicorn usb power bank [amazon] black unicorn usb power […]anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]shooting better photos is often a matter of technique, but sometimes the tiny integrated optics on your device just won’t cut it. this 3-in-1 lens attachment can provide that camera some added versatility.this lens accessory gives your phone an easily detachable mounting bracket for its collection of lenses. it uses a simple clip mechanism, so it […]





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by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”shooting better photos is often a matter of technique, but sometimes the tiny integrated optics on your device just won’t cut it. this 3-in-1 lens attachment can provide that camera some added versatility.this lens accessory gives your phone an easily detachable mounting bracket for its collection of lenses. it uses a simple clip mechanism, so it […]





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”shooting better photos is often a matter of technique, but sometimes the tiny integrated optics on your device just won’t cut it. this 3-in-1 lens attachment can provide that camera some added versatility.this lens accessory gives your phone an easily detachable mounting bracket for its collection of lenses. it uses a simple clip mechanism, so it […]for the uninitiated, dinoflagellates are the single-celled organisms behind the eerie algal bloom known as red tide. but some of these tiny marine creatures are capable of producing a beautiful biolumines...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”for the uninitiated, dinoflagellates are the single-celled organisms behind the eerie algal bloom known as red tide. but some of these tiny marine creatures are capable of producing a beautiful bioluminescent glow, and you can harness their natural light with a dino pet, available now in the boing boing store.this dinoflagellate-filled aquarium is shaped like […]





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”for the uninitiated, dinoflagellates are the single-celled organisms behind the eerie algal bloom known as red tide. but some of these tiny marine creatures are capable of producing a beautiful bioluminescent glow, and you can harness their natural light with a dino pet, available now in the boing boing store.this dinoflagellate-filled aquarium is shaped like […]top-performing content doesn’t come from pure inspiration. so how do you get the maximum number of eyeballs to see your marketing copy? by analyzing the impact of the keywords within. serpstat...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”for the uninitiated, dinoflagellates are the single-celled organisms behind the eerie algal bloom known as red tide. but some of these tiny marine creatures are capable of producing a beautiful bioluminescent glow, and you can harness their natural light with a dino pet, available now in the boing boing store.this dinoflagellate-filled aquarium is shaped like […]top-performing content doesn’t come from pure inspiration. so how do you get the maximum number of eyeballs to see your marketing copy? by analyzing the impact of the keywords within. serpstat...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... anker’s powerhouse is the beefiest portable battery i’ve owned, with 120,000mah coming though four usb ports, 110v ac and 12v dc. at $500 and weighing in at 9 pounds, though, it’s also an big expensive box with a thin range of practical uses, aimed sharply at people willing to pay high premium for a user-friendly […]wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”top-performing content doesn’t come from pure inspiration. so how do you get the maximum number of eyeballs to see your marketing copy? by analyzing the impact of the keywords within. serpstat does this all for you. it can monitor up to 200 keywords in your projects, across 10 total domains. they keep track of the […]





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

loading... wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”looking for a tiny pc that still has space for a gaming-quality video card? sff pc cases is a remarkably detailed spreadsheet listing dozens of models, complete with cost, dimensions, volume and even important build tips. the very smallest are not practical for powerful builds, but the critical “maximum gpu length” field is right there […]top-performing content doesn’t come from pure inspiration. so how do you get the maximum number of eyeballs to see your marketing copy? by analyzing the impact of the keywords within. serpstat does this all for you. it can monitor up to 200 keywords in your projects, across 10 total domains. they keep track of the […]





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loading... wood signifies tradition, solidity and natural beauty, but these qualities are comically absent from computer peripherals made of it. oree, a company out of france, set out to do better and have partially succeeded with their handsome keyboard and touchpad set. up close, the oree gear looks much nicer than cheapo amazon wooden keyboards. it’s […]peter biddle writes, “i get i myself into trouble. i don’t claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others – it’s more that i find more ways to happen to bad stuff. i actually found a way to get severe hypothermia in 105°f heat.”looking for a tiny pc that still has space for a gaming-quality video card? sff pc cases is a remarkably detailed spreadsheet listing dozens of models, complete with cost, dimensions, volume and even important build tips. the very smallest are not practical for powerful builds, but the critical “maximum gpu length” field is right there […]top-performing content doesn’t come from pure inspiration. so how do you get the maximum number of eyeballs to see your marketing copy? by analyzing the impact of the keywords within. serpstat does this all for you. it can monitor up to 200 keywords in your projects, across 10 total domains. they keep track of the […]toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.however, despite its small size...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.however, despite its small size, the wolfgang puck pressure oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. this kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...