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Le Monde reports that quadrotors of various shapes and sizes have been flying over some of France's (numerous) nuclear power plants over the course of the past few weeks, causing mild alarm, embarrassment for the Air Force that's supposed to police the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem.Read...
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A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as energy from fossil fuels by 2016. That's basically tomorrow, and it's awesome.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The latest things to dance out of Samsung's hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they're also "optimized for social networking" and feature a "5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies",...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Is there a person left on the internet who hasn't yet swooned over astronaut Chris Hadfield's jaw-dropping images from space? Here's a chance to have them in your home: The former ISS commander has collected some of his photographs into a book.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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It's the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There's a handy little shortcut we all take when we talk about how big a phone is. Instead of talking about actual dimensions, we use the size of the display. It's useful short-hand, but now that phones are getting bigger and every tenth of an inch matters,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The best way to maximize the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ghost towns are known to pop up on Craigslist and eBay every once in awhile, but are often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut which is currently up for auction...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The leaves of fall are one of the most gorgeous gifts from nature. Every year, we ask you to share your best photo of the season. And as usual, you didn't disappoint.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are documentary filmmakers who've recorded 60 years' worth of memorable folks in some of history's most culturally significant moments. Reels upon reels of their footage, tons of which hasn't been seen in decades, is...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins on Reframe, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Okay, this pumpkin isn't carved but still, it's freaking floating in the air! Therefore under the rule known as things that can float in the air can be called whatever they want, I name this levitating pumpkin the best and spookiest and awesomest and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Even though all cookies should be eaten so more cookies will be made to be eaten, I would feel so guilty if I ate any of these cookies made by SweetAmbsCookie. They are a work of art. The painstaking detail and beautiful decorations are unreal. You wouldn't...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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In the middle of the Twilight media storm of 2008, a film called Let the Right One In came out of Sweden with the completely opposite take on how to make a "vampire movie". The film was an instant hit with filmmakers and critics across the board because...
From: Gizmodo | By: Nicholas Stango | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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It's October 31st. You're stranded on a ~haunted~ desert island. The evil powers that be have stipulated that you must listen—and sing along!—to one Halloweenie song for the entire 24 hours, and then a helicopter full of pizza and beer and candy...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Friday, October 31, 2014
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In a perfect world, anyone who sent in a buck for those novelty x-ray specs advertised in the back of comic books would be gifted with the actual ability to see through solid stuff. In reality, we have to rely on the kindness of folks with real tech...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Remember how excited everyone was about Google Flu Trends last year when it confirmed all of our deepest and darkest fears that we were doomed to a winter of misery? Apparently, using peoples' neurotic self-diagnoses isn't the most accurate way to track...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Well, in honor of tonight's revelry, we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring...
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Step right up, fanboys and girls: the relentless data designers at Pop Chart Lab have updated their Insanely Great History of Apple print, and it is a doozy featuring over 500 items from the Cupertino fruit slinger. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Nevermore will Boston's Edgar Allan Poe Square be without an Edgar Allen Poe statue. Artist Stefanie Rocknack's life-sized bronze tribute to Poe is now standing two blocks from the writer's birthplace. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 31, 2014
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If you're really serious about communicating with the dead, one would guess you'd get the best reception with an Ouija board that's conveniently installed in a cemetery. This is the headstone of Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija board, the beloved...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, October 31, 2014
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This report on a 4-acre spider web covering a building has made shiver and curl in disgust. You are looking at the Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant, where 4 acres of their facility were covered by a spider web made by an estimated 107 million spiders....
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Walk through New York City's Blood Manor in the dark, and you might have a heart attack. Explore it with the lights up and you'll see a series of simple tech tricks designed to scare the pants off you. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I have a confession to make: I've never seen The Shining. I'm a huge Kubrick fan, and I know from the famous stills and tributes that it's a wonderful work of art. But I've never seen it, and I don't know why. This sort of thing happens to everyone ,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an "in-flight anomaly" aboard SpaceShip Two. There are unconfirmed reports that one of the two pilots is dead. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California....
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Here's our first detailed look at the Hewlett-Packard "luxury" smartwatch teased a few months ago. It's designed to look like a fancy metal rich-guy watch, but at $350, you won't need to be a rich guy to buy it.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants....
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Put a man on the Moon? Sure. Establish a continuously orbiting zero-gravity laboratory? Easy. Parachute a rover onto Mars? Ain't no thang. Okay, fine NASA, but can you carve a pumpkin? Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Today only, Amazon is offering steep discounts on a variety of JLab earbuds as their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Options range from $10 for standard buds to $18 for enhanced-bass models, to $20 for "high fidelity." There are a ton of colors available,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Using a slight variation on the famous high-speed camera set-up by Doc Edgerton, the Edgerton Center at MIT shot a .22 caliber rifle through three peanut butter cups and captured this perfect image. Three peanut butter cups were harmed in the photographing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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So that first baby was a success, and you're thinking about adding a second to your family's roster, but that expensive stroller you bought only accommodates a single passenger who isn't ready to walk yet. You can either give up on the idea of having...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Roku was already the best little streaming device money could buy . But now, Google has gone and given Roku access to all your Google Play goodies. Which, more than just being an unprecedented move on Google's part, makes Roku pretty much unstoppable....
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we're simply going to keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you've come to the right page.Read more......
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Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you're going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Egg freezing has recently jumped from an expensive and rare medical procedure to a recognized backup plan for women pushing up against the biological cutoff for conception. But what exactly are you signing up for?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Good news Microsoft Office power users! You'll soon be able to use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That's good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome . And since a lot of people use Outlook, this upgrade is going to improve...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Facebook is often criticized over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Has anyone ever put on a bandage and had it perfectly match their skin color? No, not even close. That's why printing bandages with fun or stylish designs makes a lot more sense. Or, if you're feeling macabre, you can toss a few bucks at this Indiegogo...
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In the early days of espionage, long before the advent of burner phones, satcoms, and other modern-day spy gadgets, getting word to field agents—especially those working behind the Iron Curtain—proved a dangerous game with global consequences should...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, October 31, 2014
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It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Election Day is coming up, and if you use Facebook, you'll see an option to tell everyone you voted. This isn't new; Facebook introduced the "I Voted" button in 2008. What is new is that, according to Facebook, this year the company isn't conducting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Everyone remembers those classic blue Linksys routers of yore, so while the Linksys WRT1900AC may exude nostalgia , its technology is all brand new.Read more......
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A highway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle , is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Working at a call center sucks . Like, it universally sucks , and everybody knows it. That's what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls in a robot voice so frustrating....
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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You might think that peephole on your front door gives you the upper hand when it comes to ignoring unwanted visitors, but to the person on the other side of the door it's obvious you're watching them. You can make it slightly less obvious, though, with...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Too lazy to whip up a Halloween costume? It's fine; you can just dress up your Facebook cover photo. Too lazy to do that? Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it'd be like to be more...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the printer will be. But if you've decided to just tip-toe into the world of 3D printing, and are just testing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $115, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, October 31, 2014
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You hate Halloween. Now you have to go to a party, and you don't have the guts to not dress up. You're screwed, but don't worry, not so screwed that you can't make a good showing.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, October 31, 2014
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