More and more people are using dashcams to record the road as they drive, and insurance companies are beginning to take the footage more seriously, too. At just $24.99, the Dash-Cam Hi-Res Car Video Camera is one of the cheapest options I’ve seen, and turns out it does everything I want it to do.
It attaches directly to your car’s dashboard and records high-quality video (1920x1080p) of your time on the road. For the most part, you won’t ever look at this footage. But if you get into a fender bender or even a serious accident, this camera could pay for itself thousands of times over.
It’s built to perform well under stress. Even if you get into an accident or experience a sudden bump in the road, its G-Sensor technology will keep filming the whole way through. It also includes a substantial 8GB microSD card.
The fact is that at just $24.99, this camera is well worth the purchase. It could turn out to be a lifesaver if something unexpected happens on the road, and I always have a little more piece of mind knowing that it’s there. Click here to get yours in the Boing Boing Store today.
My dear friend Bruce Tomb — accomplished architect and creator of Maria del Camino, a “flying” art-car made from a 59 El Camino and a tank — is renting out office space in his building in the middle of San Francisco’s Mission District. (more…)
Edward Snowden videoconferenced with a journalism roundtable at Editors Lab participants at Süddeutsche Zeitung (home of the Panama Papers) about the effect of state surveillance on a free press. (more…)
Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, “World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new drawing tutorial book, packed with lessons from his own classroom. Whether you’re a 10-year-old aspiring artist, or an octogenarian with an art degree, you’ll find exercises and activities that will help you build your skill and refine the way you see the world.” (more…)
Dave from Imperial College sez, “We’ve taken observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the Planck mission and turned them into a 3D printed map of the temperature of the universe when it was just a few hundred thousand years old. Download the files and print your own baby universe!”
North Carolina is one of many states in which telcoms lobbyists have gotten the state house to ban towns and cities from selling high-speed internet to the public — even in places where the cable/phone duopoly refuses to supply broadband.
But George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic has built an empire of funk and he has this to say: “No funk in da’ Trump.”
Clinton, the musical impresario who founded P-Funk in a barbershop in Plainfield, supports Hillary Clinton (no relation!) for president and is strong in his opposition to Trump.
“He couldn’t possibly be in there (the White House), beyond no circumstances, I don’t care,” Clinton said. “I’m for her and that’s just cut and dry. You have to say something about that and he ain’t qualified for that, he’s just no way.”