This innovative, ultra-portable display system combines a tablet, an HD projector, and a 13200mAh power bank, and it’s currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store. [embedded content] Projectors allow you to instantly turn any dimly-lit room into a movie theater or presentation space. But ensuring device connectivity usually means…

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Image copyright PA Home-buying and selling in England and Wales could be “faster and less stressful” under plans to simplify sales and tackle gazumping. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched an eight-week review, saying he wanted to “hear from the industry” on how to streamline home-buying. Ways of locking in deals…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommunities Secretary Sajid Javid: ‘We are looking at new investments’ The government should borrow money to fund the building of hundreds of thousands of new homes, a cabinet minister says. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said taking advantage of record-low interest rates “can…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Users “clap” for Mr Xi by tapping their phone screen A smartphone game in which players can “applaud” Chinese president Xi Jinping has gone viral. The app, released in the week of the Communist Party Congress, lets users clap for Mr Xi by tapping…

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Dropshare is a dead-simple file sharing utility that doesn’t tie you to any specific cloud service. A license for the Mac version is available now in the Boing Boing Store for $12.99. Sharing files with other people usually kicks off the same tedious dance: deciding which proprietary cloud vault to…

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Image copyright Getty Images More than 56,000 small businesses in England will face steep tax rises next year, research indicates. Business rate increases will total £152m in April, rates specialist CVS said, putting a heavier burden on firms already reeling from rising inflation. The prediction follows a drop in retail…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the economy moving fast enough to bear a rate rise? It’s been 10 years since the UK last saw interest rates rise. Back then, the iPhone had only just been unveiled, Twitter was a one-year old mystery and Instagram didn’t even exist. Hard to…

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Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors’ computer to mine…

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