Author Archives: Xeni Jardin

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email:

Snapshot: A series of tubes.

iPhone snapshot: an array of vertical lights, Louis Vuitton window display, Macy’s San Francisco Union Square, September, 2009. stills | video (also embedded after the jump).

Modular Snake Robot

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, gosh, I wish I had a modular snake robot with which to inspect these pipe joints I’ve just welded, well — you’re gonna love this video. Modular Snake Robot: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute. … Continue reading

Yahoo launches new home page, now with more Boing Boing!

We are delighted to see that the new Yahoo front door design (previously code-named Metro) has gone live today, with Boing Boing as one of the featured content partners. You can add Boing Boing, Boing Boing Gadgets, BB Video, and … Continue reading

Puzzle Master Wei-Hwa Huang's Blog Account of "Day in the Clouds"

“Day in the Clouds,” The Virgin America + Google in-flight internet gaming competition we published a BB Video piece about today, netted yet another honor for multiple world puzzle championship Winner Wei-Hwa Huang. He’s shown above, on our flight, using … Continue reading

(BB Video) Mile-High Gaming with Virgin + Google

(Download / YouTube) In today’s Boing Boing Video episode: our mini-documentary of “Day in the Cloud,” a mile-high frag-a-thon aboard two dueling Virgin America planes both eqipped with in-flight WiFi. During the one-hour flights, bloggers and game dorks played games … Continue reading

Hess is More: music video shot with bad-ass body-mounted cam

(Download MP4) Boing Boing Video today debuts a new music video: “Ssshhhh,” by Hess is More, from the new album “Hits,” produced and directed by m ss ng peces. “Playful techno” artist Mikkel Hess hails from Denmark, and currently calls … Continue reading

Exploit code for China's "Green Dam" censorship app permits remote control of any Chinese PC

Wikileaks has published what is said to be proof that computers compliant with “Green Dam” can be maliciously controlled, using vulnerabilities in that censorware. Green Dam is a new Chinese state censorship program mandated to be provided with all PC’s … Continue reading

The Great Leap Backward: will computer makers kowtow to Beijing's censorware demands?

L. Gordon Crovitz has an interesting piece in the WSJ about China’s on-again-off-again-on-again decree that starting on July 1, all computers sold in China must come installed with government-designed censorware. “Green Dam-Youth Escort” will block political and religious websites and … Continue reading

BB Video: Day in the Cloud - Google + Virgin America + Boing Boing + netbooks + mile-high networked fragging

(Download MP4 / YouTube) Google Apps and Virgin America are teaming up for a day of cloud computing in the clouds: “Day in the Cloud,” Wednesday, June 24. Boing Boing will be on board — me (Xeni), Rob Beschizza from … Continue reading

Vintage Tech archives in Bay Area seek moving volunteers today.

Phil Lapsley, vintage computing history buff, writes: VintageTech, the organizers of the Vintage Computer Festival, are moving their warehouse of historical computers, equipment, software, and documentation from Livermore, CA to Stockton, CA. Volunteers are needed today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday) … Continue reading