Author Archives: Rob Beschizza

About Rob Beschizza

Rob Beschizza is the Managing Editor of Boing Boing. He's @beschizza on Twitter and can be found on Facebook too. Try your luck at besc...@gmail.com

 

Cars! E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

Wolf offers an electric Lambo to go with Tesla’s Lotus-a-like. But looks, like batteries, only go so far. From Autoblog: Powering the theoretical electric supercar will be one 134-horsepower electric motor per wheel for a total of 536 squeaky-clean horses … Continue reading

A bidet wherever you go

Skymall’s Travel Bidet–lavender, daisy-garlanded design and continental name notwithstanding–is a portable arse-cleaning kit. The only thing it lacks is a USB connection! Customer reviews: Be the first to write a review! Sanicare Travel Bidet [Skymall via RGS]

Power On Self Test: Skyscraper Bridge

From one commenter: “Transportation on the project seems to be neglected.” Illustrator: Raymond Hood (1929) SKYSCRAPER BRIDGES [BLDGBLG]

PSPGo in stores today

I’m a fan of the semiotics of silly names for colors. What do “ceramic white” and “piano black” say? Classiness? PSPGo Available Now [Playstation]

Worst. Doorknob. Ever.

I can see forever

Greenpeace praises HP for killing most PVC from supply chain, Nokia still cleanest

From Greenpeace: The 13th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics rewards Hewlett-Packard for putting a PC on the market that is virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Only the power supply unit and cable … Continue reading

Purported PS3 ad sports Nazi imagery

Sony’s “edgy” marketing gets it attention, but it’s remarkable how tone-deaf it is to what people other than teenage boys will think. It’s as if it doesn’t see that the story should be “PlayStation 3,” not “look how crude and … Continue reading

Is Apple’s tablet a kindle-killer?

At Gizmodo, Briam Lam writes about the true target of Apple’ tablet: readers. Two people related to the NYTimes have separately told me that in June, paper was approached by Apple to talk about putting the paper on a “new … Continue reading

Report: 30 percent of NYC iPhone calls dropped

It’s true that bandwidth is precious — so precious it must be rationed! So AT&T’s “3G” cellular “network” goes, and iPhone users get to enjoy the results: almost a third of all calls placed on the small Apple get dropped … Continue reading