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Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This is either an incredibly simple or incredibly lazy ad, depending on your point of view. To try and demonstrate the number of locations that Norwegian Airlines flies to, M&C Saatchi hid the flags of five other countries in the Norwegian standard....
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Drone delivery is inherently dangerous—regardless of how excited companies like Amazon are getting about the idea, the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars is downright unnerving. That's why it took months of preparation...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Samsung sells a crapload of cameras all around the world. But not for pros. At $1500, the new NX1 is the first Samsung cam packing enough power and speed to be taken seriously by photography enthusiasts. It shoots 4K video and fires off super fast 15...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Camera bags are not only almost always ugly, but they also shout to the world that you are carrying expensive objects around. The Brevitē is a backpack that looks gloriously normal yet has all the necessary compartments to stow your camera gear.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Coffee. You owe that shit. Big time. It gets you out of bed, keeps you employed, and only stains your teeth moderately. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, we're photographing coffee—in beans, brewing, and cups.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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NATO formally ended combat operations at the end of 2014, but the U.S. military couldn't just...leave. No, pulling out of Afghanistan was a massive operation in itself, one that took three years of planning and cost an estimated $28 billion—just to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It's basically the best shield against a gun we have.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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This is the Orrb. The futuristic pod is just large enough for one human to sit and stare at a screen in total isolation for the sake of "wellness and learning." It's like one of those nap pods you might find at Google, only more private and, somehow,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Even in a technologically-advanced future, we'll still need to put out fires. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Annalee Newitz | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Remember a couple days ago, when the world learned Comcast had changed a customer's name from "Ricardo Brown" to "Asshole Brown?" Looks like our Ricardo might not have been the only one. More Comcast customers have reported similar incidents to Elliott.org....
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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A blazer and jeans is just about the official uniform for stand-up comics with a modicum of success, and to guarantee you keep bringing down the house once you've made it, the folks at Adafruit have put together a tutorial showing you how to make a jacket...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Los Angeles' skyline has none of the soaring spires that grace the Burj Khalifa or the Chrysler Building. Instead, it's uniformly flat, like someone took an axe to downtown and left only stumps of buildings. And it's all because of a piece of misguided...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There will be no Nobel prizes after all. Last March, scientists announced they had discovered our first direct evidence of the Big Bang, but that evidence has been slowly crumbling away. The results of a joint analysis released today make it official:...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Magic Leap is secretly building a headset that could blend computer graphics with the real world . Recently, we lucked into a treasure trove of illustrations from Magic Leap about what that future might hold. There's just one problem: Magic Leap didn't...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Me, I rely on my glasses every waking moment of the day. I can barely read a book six inches from my face. Without two simple circles of glass set in plastic on my head, I almost certainly would have stumbled blindly in front of a car or a train or godknowwhats...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Whether you're mining for gold deep in the heart of Alaska, or trying to find your way downstairs to replace a blown fuse, this retro-styled lantern from Barebones will light the way without needing a single drop of kerosene. Because instead of a flame,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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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, January 30, 2015
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Don't click any porn links on Facebook. Just don't. It's a good rule of thumb, but there's an extra good reason right now. There's a troubling type of porn-based malware that's apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, January 30, 2015
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As Verizon inches towards the end of its long-promised FiOS expansion, we can finally get a look at all the places these heavily trumpeted fiber cables have actually ended up. Behold the final(ish) Verizon FiOS Fiber map. It's bleak as hell. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Graphene isn't the only game-changing material to come out of a lab. From aerogels nearly as light as air to metamaterials that manipulate light, here are six supermaterials that have the potential to transform the world of the future.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Friday, January 30, 2015
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After teasing a "Precision Medicine Initiative" in his State of the Union address, President Obama today released the details of his $215 million plan: A massive database containing the genetic profiles and health records of at least a million volunteers....
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, January 30, 2015
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You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Wes Siler | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Verizon has decided to allow its customers to completely opt-out of its controversial 'supercookie' tracking program, which monitored customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets. Like, for real this time.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Android's spectacular information hub Google Now is about to get even more useful thanks to new support for third-party apps. According to the WSJ, you'll soon see cards in Google Now from Airbnb, Lyft, and "several dozen," other apps. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, January 30, 2015
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After eight years of writing about past visions of the future, I've learned to never make predictions of my own. But I'm about to break my own rule because I'm just so damn confident in my prediction: Paper books will never completely disappear.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If you have a lot of video content stored on your PC then the default thumbnails can leave folders looking disorganized and make sorting through your movies and TV shows more difficult. With a simple hack, you can set the thumbnails for each video yourself...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Today, Gizmodo loses one of its greatest assets: Writer, cool dad, comedian, and editor emeritus Brian R. Barrett. His influence in shaping Gizmodo and its writers over the last half decade cannot be understated. This is the best of Brian Barrett ('s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Stopping the merger of two of the most disliked mega-corporations in America would be a great thing. Here's how it could happen.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The dog Laika, the first living being to orbit the Earth, lives on in our memories along with her lethal Sputnik 2 mission, on which she was an unwitting pioneer in the USSR's space program more than 57 years ago. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Lisa Hix - Collector's Weekly | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Twitter is a mess , but parody account Twitter is a social networking hellscape unto itself. Between the Black Stewie Griffins and Pharrell's hats is a black hole as old as time, pulling all of #teamfollowback into its gaping maw. I'm talking, of course,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, January 30, 2015
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"Dread Pirate Roberts," the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, seemed like a smart dude. He amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in drug money in just a few years! And he did it using the deep web and cryptocurrency usually associated...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Included with the recent Game of Thrones IMAX screening, this new trailer for the show's upcoming fifth season is, in a word, YOWZA. We've got the first look at Dorne, the other Martells, the long-awaited Tyrion and Varys on-the-road adventure, and so...
From: Gizmodo | By: Rob Bricken | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Amazon's Fire TV streaming box is actually pretty great , and if you missed out on the multiple Black Friday deals, you can score one for $15 off today. [Amazon Fire TV, $84]Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Friday, January 30, 2015
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HYT Watches has made a name for itself in the horological world with timepieces that use fluids pumped through bellows and tubes to display the time. And while its new Skull watch is just a fun variation on its older HYT H1 and H2, superheroes and super-villains...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Newly released documents show that the U.S. government drew up a plan in April of 1956 for how to deal with an impending nuclear war. What was its strategy? Declaration of martial law, evacuation of top American personnel to secret offices, and the immediate...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The FAA sent us a bit more detail about why it's banning drones at Sunday's Super Bowl. As you may have predicted, the ban stems from legislation passed after 9/11. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There are only a handful of hours left in the work week before you can start prepping for face-stuffing and football-watching on Super Bowl Sunday. This year's big game will feature 44,928 LED lights (which will hopefully stay on), two teams, one Katy...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing . Here's how...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If you've succumbed to the lure of the monstrous iPhone 6, you've already decided that a compact, pocket-friendly smartphone isn't for you. So when it comes to protecting your giant investment, why not just go all out and wrap it in this impressive case...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It's BitStream Friday. Only eight more measly hours separates you from the sweet freedom known as weekend. Here's some news to consume before punching today in the face.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Iceland is rising at the rate of as much as 1.4 inches per year. That's right — the land itself is moving upward.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, January 30, 2015
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An AV-8B Harrier jet sits on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, somewhere on the South China Sea on January 26th 2015. Waiting, and ready.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Friday, January 30, 2015
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No, that's not the world's biggest slab of marble; it's the wet landing deck of the UK's newest aircraft carrier. This 360 degree panoramic image, that you can drag and pull around on your screen, will let you explore the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) as...
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Yes, you should. Yes. Very much so, yes. Yup. Indeed you should. Yes. Yep. Affirmative. Do it. Yes. Certainly. Uh-huh. Absolutely. Yes, yes, yes.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Jay-Z is buying the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro—which currently runs to music services—for $56 million, in a bid to take on Spotify.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, January 30, 2015
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On April 17, 1955, the greatest scientist of his generation checked himself into Princeton Hospital due to chest pains. By early the next morning, Albert Einstein had died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm – the rupture of the aorta, the heart vessel...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Blitz - TodayIFoundOut.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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