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You can do some crazy shit with satellite imagery. What kinds of crazy shit? Well, for one, a startup's spying on the shadows of half-built skyscrapers in China and then selling the data to investors who want to predict what the real estate market. That's...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Some gadgets of the past were feats of engineering that managed to squeeze countless moving parts into small packages. This diagram of the classic Nikon F3 shared by Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter is a glorious sea of mechanics. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession on Reframe, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Google just announced a new internet subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1-$3 contribution. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The saga of Apple's disappearing sapphire screens seems to have finally offered some concrete answers. According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, the screens' supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, wasn't just mismanaged—the product they...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Back in March, we learned Ikea had purchased an Illinois wind farm big enough to power all its US stores. Well, that was small potatoes. Today the company announced its largest investment in renewables ever: The acquisition of a much larger wind farm...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Dropbox just expanded its wonderful photo gallery app, Carousel, to include iPads and the web. Carousel is a standalone app providing a stylized experience for viewing photos. These new additions add nothing new other than taking advantage of extra screen...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die , a Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Motorola has had a busy couple of months (like really busy ), but they've still got one more little piece of hardware to push out to the masses. This is the Motorola Keylink, a $25 keychain that will help you find your misplaced keys or smartphone, Android...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Holy mother of God, this has to be one of the craziest vehicle stunts I've ever seen: The Formula 1 team Lotus got one of their giant trailer trucks to jump over one of their race cars running at full speed. It is absolutely insane.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely....
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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I don't know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It's hard to believe this metal mess works. Here's more stuff that looks awesome...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Motorcycles look cool. Movie stars look cool. So putting movie stars on motorcycles is almost always a badass cool combination on film. Watch Mojo put together a list ranking 10 of the most badass motorcycles in film history and the list includes some...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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I can close my eyes and just listen to the noises of all the work that goes into repairing shoes. The machines pressing down, the cutting of the sole, the sanding, the stitching, the brushing of the glue. It's a symphony of satisfying noises. It's the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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I finally got around to seeing Chef, the Jon Favreau film about a chef who joins Twitter and (SPOILER ALERT) starts a food truck. Now food trucks and Twitter go together like Korean BBQ and tacos but in this film the tweet-integration was ridiculously...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Nobody makes a burger look better than pornburger master Matthew Ramsey. Each of his burgers are stunning works of art that you can almost taste and feel the savory meat juice just by looking at them. Here's a video he made with National Geographic that...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Saving shows that networks stupidly cancelled has been kind of a thing for the new wave of content creators, like Yahoo famously taking the reins of Community . Now a pre-emptively cancelled midseason replacement for NBC starring Ellie Kemper and created...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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As a Friday treat to her mortal fans, Beyonce released two of the songs off her upcoming deluxe version of last year's Beyonce, which is coming out November 24. Both songs are good, but I can't resist Beyonce when she raps so I'm favoring "7/11."Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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You might've seen a mistletoe-toting drone (sponsored by TGI Friday's) pop up in your Facebook feed this week. This idea is both dumb and unoriginal. Some maker-types deployed a mistletoe drone in San Francisco last year. That was cute . This is a marketing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It's been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core . Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn't going to do anything...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Great Scott! Did you know that Back to the Future was never supposed to have a sequel? Imagine that reality for a second — a world without Marty McFly's hoverboard and shoes and flying DeLorean? The mind reels!Read more......
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Technology that can age wine within minutes sounds like it belongs in the same too-good-to-be-true boat as those ads for that "one food that kills belly fat." But the inventor behind a device that claims to do just that, the Sonic Decanter, recently...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Why settle for a vape pen that can only handle oils, waxes, loose-leaf marijuana or e-liquids when one pen can do it all? Multimode pens are getting easy to find, and they're quickly dropping down to double-digit prices. Problem is, a lot of these cannabis...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, November 21, 2014
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There is no good outcome if you hit "Reply All" when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating consequences, from suffering the indignity of your coworkers simply thinking you suck at email all the way to getting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Just because your collared shirt came with a couple of spare buttons hanging off a tag doesn't mean you always have time to sew a replacement back on when the need arises. So an emergency replacement button that temporarily clips onto your shirt like...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, November 21, 2014
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If you're planning on purchasing a new DSLR or compact system camera this holiday season, Amazon has a deal going that will save you $25 any listed price, including Black Friday deals.Read more......
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If you've ever had the sneaking suspicion that hand dryers in public bathrooms just spray bacteria into the air, then you'll want to look at this spatterful photo. A trio of scientists set out to test exactly how hand dryers aerosolize bacteria, and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, November 21, 2014
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At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com.Read more......
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Here's a simple test that lets you toggle between an extremely high-quality file music file and a low-quality music file. Can you tell the difference?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Rosetta's journey to intercept a comet took 4 billion miles and 10 years. When it left Earth, there was no iPhone, no YouTube, no GoPro. The camera now beaming back exclusive comet photos? It has 1/1000 of the storage capacity of a modern USB stick....
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Monoprice's 27" 2560x1440 IPS display has long been a favorite cheap alternative to Apple's Thunderbolt Display, and they're currently offering it through their eBay storefront for just $300. Interestingly, that matches their advertised Black Friday...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Earlier this week amidst an ethical and public relations catastrophe , Uber announced new Spotify integration that lets you play music of your choice on the ride-sharing service. Uber just let me take it for a spin, and it's admittedly a nice touch for...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Since the Iron Man arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no official scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might as well something up. Now, I'm mixing real science and fake science here. So physics nerds and comic-book...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ryan Carlyle - Quora | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Google is going hard after Christmas bargain shoppers. The company is offering 1 TB of free storage space for two years for people who buy new Chromebooks between now and the end of the year. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It's hard to not spoil your pets, and even harder when you come across an amazing dog leash and harness that makes it look like your pup is being attacked by a facehugger from Alien. Who cares if it costs $150? Get out of my dreams and onto my medium-sized...
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Let me get one thing clear: I am fascinated by Uber, as a business, as a service, as a model for the modern economy, and even as a force for racial justice (more on that some other time). But it's increasingly clear that the fast-growing ride-hailing...
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You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there's a whole bunch of rumored stuff Bezos & Co. might be getting ready...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Is Google creeping onto Evernote's lawn? Probably not, but Google Keep is slowly adding one or two very handy features to encourage you to make it your simple note-taking app of choice. This week Mountain View engineers added the option to share notes...
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Houseboats are inarguably the awesomest kind of house. But whereas most conventional houseboats are little more than bungalows mounted atop barges, the new Flash Cat 67SC offers a posh alternative.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you),...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, November 21, 2014
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When you're an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasize about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you're a kid, who doesn't get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while...
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Each year Lego puts out an exclusive modular building and they are always pretty special. In January of 2015, Detective's Office (10246) hits the shelves. Pricing is set at $159.99 for this 2,262 piece kit that measures over 10" high and is packed full...
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Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens—a lot. And fortunately for the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site , and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumored, but the Post is saying it's a done deal. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Friday, November 21, 2014
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When a lot of us think about storage, we still think about that archaic method of encoding data by etching patterns into a disk. That's so 20th century. In the era of flash storage, researchers are now doing amazing things with chemical bonds—things...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Not content to wait around for Thanksgiving, Walmart has kicked off several of their best Black Friday deals early today. Our picks are below, but I suspect a lot of the best stuff will sell out early, so head over to their site to see the up-to-date...
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Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it's only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, November 21, 2014
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What's hot, sweaty, and filled with sexual innuendo? I'm talking about disco—what did you think I was talking about?—but I'm also talking about the design that was created to sell this era of suddenly decadent lifestyles.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Robots are smart and getting smarter . But will they ever actually manage to become sentient and go all Terminator on us? This video investigates that question. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The struggling Aereo, which closed its Boston offices but refused to actually shut down , is now filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, November 21, 2014
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