Don’t swallow your gum; it might be recyclable for science

Plus, a black hole that's pretty (deadly).
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[ WATCH ] Researchers make medical tests from used chewing gum | Reuters

“Researchers in Scotland are hoping to tackle a huge plastic pollution problem by making single-use medical tests, or lateral flow tests, with discarded chewing gum and other waste plastics.”

HP’s affordable Smart Tank 5101 Printer [Partner]

You might think your WFH setup is complete… but is it, really? That is: Do you have a printer? We didn’t think so. Sure, you can print at the library, but they’ll charge you for every page, and they’ll rip you off if you’re trying to print anything in — gasp! — color. And you can keep nagging that one friend who’s got a printer, but that’s bound to get real old real quick. So why not just get your own? Especially when they’re so affordable and versatile. *Cough* We’re talking about this one from HP. *Cough* It comes with two years of ink (yes, including all that Roy G Biv action) and boasts wireless printing, copying, and scanning. Save $80 when you get it today. [Ad]

12 cool games we saw at PAX East 2024 | Kotaku

“PAX East was in Boston last week, and while there were some heavy hitters at the show like Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios and Square Enix showing off Final Fantasy XIV’s Dawntrail expansion, the show didn’t have a ton of big names. Part of this is likely because the show was held the same week as the Game Developers Conference, but it does mean that little guys got to steal the spotlight at the Boston Convention Center. Developers with small teams showing smaller games get more time to shine when they’re not sat next to a giant PlayStation or Xbox booth, and that means we saw a handful of really cool projects in the works or in early access.”

April Fools' Day: 8 brands that dropped cringey online pranks | Mashable

“April Fools' Day is meant to be light-hearted and fun, but nothing takes the winds out of its sails than the onslaught of bad brand jokes. Thus to our torture, and to save you some time, we've gathered some of the worst April Fools Day tweets made by companies that are supposedly worth millions of dollars. Allegedly, all the money can't go to funnier jokes.”

Dice Cream - You can now invest in ice cream, and it’s about as sweet as it sounds [Partner]

The latest investment opportunity for robotics geeks and ice cream lovers alike, Dice Cream is a robotic arm that serves ice cream in cube form. Before you get excited, you won’t see it out in the field just yet; the autonomous bot is in the prototype stage, but can be a reality in the next year with your investment. With shares starting at just $250, it’s a pretty lucrative way to stake your claim in a revolutionary robotics advancement while becoming a part of the future of ice cream. And seriously, who doesn't love ice cream? [Ad]

No, you don’t need to ‘decant’ your groceries | Eater

“As you know by virtue of not being able to buy yogurt by the handful, most food is sold in containers. But for many people, these containers are not good enough. So they have built a whole online world dedicated to the purpose of showing you what other types of containers to put your groceries in. Which, of course, requires buying these containers, many of which are plastic, into which you can decant stuff that came in... other plastic containers. … But while creating beauty is admirable, most of these ‘decanting’ influencers are also chasing an aesthetic defined by wealth and bounty.”

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