A portable projector.
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These gifts run the gambit — from futuristic (a semi-self-driving car, the best VR headset, an olfactory alarm clock) to reinvented old-school (a classic Nintendo system you can plug into your laptop, a Bluetooth boom box, a turntable that travels). See all the ideas below.
The VR Headset to Get You’ll need a Pixel phone to run Google’s Daydream View, but thanks to its built-in controller and comfortable design, this is one VR headset you won’t be itching to rip off after 15 minutes.
Fur Phone Case Nina Cheng’s protector is almost too precious to take outside the house. She buys fur grown free-range from a Yupik Eskimo village in Western Alaska, while the inner jelly case is 3-D-printed in Brooklyn.
Luddite Speakers The maple here is carved to remove digital signal processing, similar to how architects design concert halls for the experience of live music, while also eliminating the standing waves that cause distortion.
Well-funded social media campaign, or bot network?
The Bloomberg campaign broke the rules with its paid social media blitz, says Twitter. It just suspended 70 accounts, some belonging to campaign employees who were copy-pasting messages. Scoop from @suhaunah and me. https://t.co/M065RB0Ogm
CNN: The Nevada State Democratic Party is asking site leaders to sign non-disclosure agreements, according to one volunteer who had planned to help with Saturday’s caucuses but quit because he didn’t want to sign the document.
Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the US government who are believed to be anti-Trump, per 3 sources familiar w meeting. https://t.co/l6Kj8wdT9F
After Trump says he’s considering him for DNI, Doug Collins says no thanks: “This is not a job that interests me at this time it’s not one that I would accept, because I’m running a Senate race down here in Georgia,” he says on Fox Biz
After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across #Afghanistan. This is an important step on a long road to peace, and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity.