Tumbling Lamps, Smart Wi-Fi, And Other Stories We Didn’t Post

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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