So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Tumble Lamp Rolls Around Your House
If you have the bad habit of knocking over lamps — I do! — the tumble lamp has you covered. It’s designed to live on the floor. Designed by Dino Sanchez, the lamps are made of gorgeous, solid ash. Now I just have to worry about tripping over the thing. [Curated Mag]
Bad Deal of the Day
Some Southern Californians ended up stuck after the company that offered a $US55 Groupon for a round trip to Las Vegas left them stranded. Penniless and stuck in the desert after a weekend of gambling sounds like a seriously whack deal. I understand the Southern Californians were eventually transported home. [MSNBC; Image: Shutterstock]
Wi-Fi Detects its Interference
Someone must be making popcorn because my Wi-Fi is acting up again. Pretty soon, your Wi-Fi card might be able to tell you why the hell your blasted Wi-Fi isn’t working. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have developed technology that can detect and identify interference from Bluetooth radios, Xbox controllers, and other devices. [Slashdot]
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