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We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs . But how's an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper's brand-new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Can't name that tune? No worry: Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is partnering with Shazam to embed song identification software right into its forthcoming iOS 8.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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When the sun comes up, the flowers come out. Inspired by the design of Arabic windows known as mashrabiya, these 45-foot wide, flower-shaped sunshades "blossom" in minutes to cover the facades of these twin towers designed for two (anonymous!) Middle...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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You can't just do something stupid/dangerous/exciting/awesome/mundane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves...
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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What could Apple possibly want with a dam in Oregon? Is raising condors with hand puppets going just a bit too far? Why should we all start eating prickly pears? Hey, it's time for this week's Landscape Reads. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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At a symposium held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers this week, a team of MIT engineers will present an idea that seems to tempt fate: A floating nuclear reactor, anchored out at sea, that would be immune to tsunamis and earthquakes. Is...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs' death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got....
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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We've blown our chances of fully counteracting the effects of climate change; recently-released reports from the International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provide plenty of evidence. But all hope is not yet lost, we've still...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn't progressed to the point that it's seamless. There's still a little friction when you're trying to get photos from your camera to another device—and that's...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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You've all seen the effect. There's a picture, but inside that picture lives a thousand little pictures that create the pigment. The effect is called a photo mosaic. And it's easier to make than you think.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that's very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Who's a good boy? WHO'S A GOOD BOY?!? Ahem. Apologies. Here are our entries for last week's pet photography challenge .Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Taking a picture this incredible isn't easy, but here's how a group of photographers managed to get a car posed over three feet of glowing ice on the world's deepest lake.Read more......
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The Earth takes a little under 24 hours to rotates on its axis. But what if that leisurely paced pick up—and up and up and up?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Pathé News was perhaps the most well-regarded news agency of the 1900s—and now, its entire 85,000-video newsreel archive is available to watch for free on YouTube.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, April 18, 2014
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It's easy enough to find ultra-fast SD cards—if you've got the cash —but super speedy microSD cards are harder to come by. No longer: Toshiba has just launched the world's fastest, and it should breathe life into your compact mirrorless camera.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Your right to free speech means that the government can't arrest you for what you say, but it doesn't means that anyone—anyone—has to listen the crap you come out with.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A clearer photo of the mysterious unidentified flying object in Texas has surfaced. The image—enhanced above—clearly shows a boomerang-shaped blended wing object with two exhaust nozzles that seems clearly different from a B-2 bomber. It was "completely...
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer popped up on Twitter tonight, and, if this really is his account , it looks like it hasn't taken long for his loyalties to start shifting. Two out of his first four tweets have been sent from an iPhone.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Well, hmph. That's not how drones work guys. Supposedly, this video shows Portugal attempting to launch a naval drone by giving it a running start. As the drone is thrown in the air to fly, it immediately nosedives and crashes into the ocean. What a...
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A car has four wheels but these stunt guys only need two. Watch them cruise down a road doing a sideways wheelie on a car. The road isn't under them but right next to their window. They're so casual and calm about it I love it.Read more......
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Turns out, the American motion picture and music recording industry loves weed just as much the rest of us do. For more than 60 years, weed's been getting name-dropped in pop culture—from early propaganda videos like Reefer Madness to more recent celebrations...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Screw playing Call of Duty or Halo or Titanfall or any next generation video game, I want this Chalk Warfare game where you draw your own weapons and fight your friends to become real. Your weapons are only limited by your imagination and well, your...
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Staying healthy is a lot like medieval warfare. Cells vs viruses. There are cells defending their castles and viruses trying to break through. If a sneaky virus manages to attack a cell, the cell fights it and notifies all the other castles about what...
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The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalog of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city....
From: Gizmodo | By: Geoff Manaugh | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Despite hundreds of keyboard and stylus accessories for your phone or tablet, a pen and paper is still the easiest way to take notes at work. And in their continued effort to bridge your gadgets and notebooks, Evernote and Moleskine are introducing a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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As far as movie sidekicks go, it's hard to find one as invaluable as Star War's R2-D2 was. That little droid was always in the right place, at the right time, with the right tool to save the day. And that now includes your kitchen with this R2-D2 measuring...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Gawker Mrs. Doubtfire Is Getting a Sequel, 20 Years Later | Jalopnik Mom Asked To Move 1993 Accord, Accidentally Steals Another 1993 Accord | Jezebel Want to Cheat On Your Spouse Without Fear of Judgement? Go to France! | Kotaku The 12 Best Games For...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jessica Smith on io9, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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At this point, we all know that California's superdrought is bad—really bad . We don't yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This is not something you can buy yet but—come this summer—you may be able to order Boston Pizza's Pizza Cake, a clear sign of the demise of our civilization, which apparently has been replaced by a bunch of reckless individuals with no sense of...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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You can't hear sound in space. But that doesn't mean that you can't make sound from space. Lefse Records recently did just that, inviting 14 artists to make songs using "sounds" from space. The first track released is by Youth Lagoon, and it's pretty...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex has lived the past 26 years of its 65-million-year existence at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. This week the colossal creature's carcass is moving to the National Museum of Natural History in D.C., where it...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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White on black is a no-no in many design circles, but there are definitely exceptions to the unofficial rule—like these cool prints from Marlon de Azambuja. The Madrid-based architect took an inky permanent marker to full-color photos, eliminating...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The UK designers at Astronomika have launched a limited edition screenprint series that they describe as their attempt to draw everything humans have sent into space. They call it "a growing compendium of beautifully crafted screenprints celebrating...
From: Gizmodo | By: Geoff Manaugh | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Peep. Guns. America. There is something strangely satisfying about watching a boatload of seasonal candy getting blasted to smithereens by some heavy weaponry. Jesus is back. With a vengeance. Happy Easter weekend, everyone. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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It's allergy season, and if you've got 'em, you're dying right now. Honeywell's new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphones internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Okay, so it's not quite the right season, but I've fallen in love with this adorable Kangeri "nomadic radiator." Guide the little guy around the room and let him gently warm up your personal space, kind of like the puppy you can't have because your apartment...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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More people have committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge than on any other structure in the world—someone jumps from the bridge to their death about every two weeks. But those figures could be dramatically reduced if a proposed suicide-prevention...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It's not that my English isn't good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn't cover as many topics and it's not as thorough.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Assaf Lavie | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Amazon just announced that its amazing but limited Voice Search function on FireTV is now integrating Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime into its search results. Hopefully that means other apps like Netflix will join the fold soon!Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Thirty-eight million gallons of treated, ready-to-drink water will be flushed into the Columbia River after a teenager peed in a Portland reservoir.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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When you're looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we've ever found. Read...
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You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators....
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century,"...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, the way you interact with a touchscreen is so unique that researchers at Georgia Tech have successfully...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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You might not have the sun beating down on you, the smell of fresh grass, or the sounds of kids having fun, but Valerio Berruti's Summertime couch is not only comfier than a real park bench since it's made out of foam—you also never have to worry about...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Retina iPad Mini is a fantastic , if somewhat expensive, tablet, but today you can get refurbished models from Apple at great discounts. This is the first time Apple has offered the new Mini through their refurb store, and all Apple refurbs get a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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