Alexander Sobolev

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Fool-Proof Perfect Lines

Unless you have a guillotine-style paper cutter, cutting in a straight line is near impossible! The Linear Scissors, however, take the heavy …

Duck Duck Go search engine founder talks about data privacy [video]

[Video Link] Mark Hurst, founder of the Gel conference, says. "Duck Duck Go founder Gabriel Weinberg gave a great talk (about his search engine, and …

Tony Matelli's creeptastic hyperrealistic sculptures

Tony Matelli creates art in various media but his hyper-realistic sculptures depicting people and animals in moments of panic, despair, and horror …

Twitter to allow advertisers to target your browsing history, email addresses; here's how to opt out

Twitter announced today that it will now allow advertisers to tailor ads for you based on your activities off of Twitter (for instance, browsing …

Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press handles unpeeled cloves and ginger

I’ve used this tool for about 10 years and it’s still going strong. It’s probably the best garlic press in the world. It’s constructed very robustly …

Flat-pack futures: the insufficiently weird, bland corporate view of tomorrow

Scott Smith's presentation "Beware of Flat-Pack Futures" is a stinging critique of thoughtless corporate futurism, that he delivered at Media Future …

Watch the latest hand-picked videos in Boing Boing's video archives

Among the most recent video posts you can watch on our video archive page:<p>• Xeni follows a group of Tibetan activists to Capitol Hill<p>• Snake eats …

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer | Colossal

<p>Artist Jeremy Mayer (previously) just completed this beautiful set of swallows using assembled typewriter parts. The pieces required Mayer to find …

Nowhere to Nowhere

At its core, professional cycling is a beautiful exercise in pairing physical fitness with mental strength. While the majority of media coverage given to the rigorous sport focuses on efforts to cut time and win races, the difference between claiming a stage and falling behind often depends as much …

Eye Candy: Eric Paré's Amazing 360° Stop-Motion Photography Technique

Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has been experimenting with hybrid light-painting and stop-motion photography for some time …

A New Spin on Biomimicry in Architecture and Design: 'Silk Pavilion' by MIT MediaLab's Mediated Matter Group

It seems like nearly every video from the MIT MediaLab is bound to be come a "holy-crap-technology-is-awesome" viral hit, and the latest one from the …

BDSM aficionados better-adjusted than those who enjoy plain old vanilla sex, says science

A provocative article from the Netherlands published in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i> says people who like to participate in bondage-discipline, …

The Black Trap in Munich: Photo Series by Alberto Seveso

The Black Trap in Munich: Photo Series by Alberto Seveso<p>Amazing new series by Italian photographer and digital artist Alberto Seveso (also feature …

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More Than You Probably Ever Cared to Know about Ball Jars (a.k.a. Mason Jars)

Remember when the mason jar was actually a breakthrough in the American way of life? How the revolutionary new threaded lid offered an alternative to …

American oligopolies are the new monopolies

Tim Wu sez, "I wrote something quick in the New Yorker about America's big blind spot when it comes to big business -- if its not a monopoly, its no …

Amazing Mechanical Buddhas by Wang Zi Won

Amazing Mechanical Buddhas by Wang Zi Won<p>South Korean artist Wang Zi Won creates functional sculptures of Buddha and bodhisattva (enlightened being) …

More Than You Probably Ever Cared to Know about How Aluminum Bicycle Rims Are Made

Well, as the saying goes, the large cat has transformed into a young sheep: As of last week, it seems that spring has finally arrived here in New …

Must-See Video: Awesome 18th Century Transforming Gaming Table by David Roentgen

Speaking of gaming tables and things that fold into boxes, here's a video of a wicked design by David Roentgen, a cabinetmaking mechanical genius …

Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts | Colossal

<p>Kinetic sculptor Bob Potts creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that mimic the motions of flight and the oars of boats. Despite their intricacy the …