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Ikea, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes I feel like I'll never make it out of that maze alive. That's what makes this ad from Ikea Singapore, promoting its late-night...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early November. "We are adding features users have been begging us for," said CEO Sean Rad. No word on what those features will be yet, however.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Monday, October 20, 2014
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When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800's era quill cutting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ben Bradlee was editor of the Washington Post when the newspaper did something phenomenal: It took down the Nixon administration in the Watergate scandal. I didn't know anything about Bradlee or newspapers or the Washington Post when I saw the 1976 film...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear-end isn't great for your bod (even though it probably won't kill you ). Standing is good, but tiresome after a while. Hybrid desks can be pricey but Ikea is betting on Bekant, a workspace...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: A colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Music videos allow artist to convey profound emotions: Joy. Sorrow. Bliss. Anger. It's also capable, in rare instances, of making you nearly pee your pants with laughter. Such is the case with Hot Chip's classic 2010 video for I Feel Better.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The iPad Air 2 is probably most impressive for its design. The original was super slim, and somehow Apple managed to make the new iteration even thinner. But as iFixit's teardown of the new tablet reveals, that hot design comes with a smaller battery.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The FCC's proposed "Open Internet" rule is the single most commented-on rulemaking in the history of the agency, with nearly 4 million submissions to date. The FCC just dumped all of the words from the second commenting period, which ran from July 19th-September...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services: Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox , a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google's clever engineering won't fix, and might actually make worse: The humans sending...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Cybercriminals: They're just like us! At least, their choice of cloud storage isn't so far off from your average non-despicable data thief. Instead of using dedicated servers to hoard stolen data, hackers have taken to using popular consumer products...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you've seen War of the Worlds, then it only makes sense that if an alien race were to visit our planet, they'd be pretty strict about personal hygiene before making contact with humans. Those tiny bacterial organisms all over our hands pose a real...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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You've charged up these top five nominees with your recommendations , and now it's time to vote for a winner.Read more......
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From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Design options for wheelchairs seem stuck on a spectrum from boring to next-level boring. That's what Andrew Slorance wants to change. The UK-based entrepreneur is in the process of getting his Carbon Black chairs FDA approved to bring the distinctly...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It's a Gizmodo tradition. Every year, we ask you to photograph the beautiful colors of fall. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, we want you to share your best fall photos, taken any time this year.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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During his 127-hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Twitter is branching out beyond tweets: The company is launching a software development kit today, called Fabric. With Fabric, Twitter intends to take over your phone. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child's toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they're an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you're running low on space on your Android, iOS, or Kindle device, this wireless flash drive acts as a fully-independent server to transfer and stream content back and forth. It even has a built-in battery that lasts for up to four hours, so you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today, Google revealed a project two years in the making. At first glance it looks just like a redesign of Gmail, and that's sort of half true. It's actually a completely new system called "Inbox" and it wants to reimagine your email.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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HEY, AT LEAST THIS IS BETTER THAN THAT DUMB PIRATE SHIT, RIGHT?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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IFTTT, one of our favorite apps for doing just about anything, just got updated with a bunch of new Twitter triggers—if you want to stay on top of tweets that mention your name, you now have a much wider choice of ways to do it. These same alerts can...
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Cars. They're art that we get to propel forward at 80mph, or just eat a burrito in at a stoplight. And for our last Shooting Challenge, we asked you to photograph them.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Air travel, once the pinnacle of style in America, has evolved into a fluorescent-lit, crumb-strewn hellscape of stinky carpets, underpaid and overworked employees, and fights between drunk racists and tall people . It's easy to claim your local terminal...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Five years ago, I was broke, but I needed a great camera anyhow. The Canon S90 was the perfect fit for my needs and my credit card balance. And I wasn't the only one who thought so. The amazing S90 and successors made Canon a mint — at least until...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The FBI has over 77.7 million Americans in its master database of criminals. And according to the Wall Street Journal, they're adding between 10,000 and 12,000 new names per day. That means that roughly one out of every three American adults has a file...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak on Factually, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I made a keyboard – let me tell you about it! I'm even typing this post using the keyboard I built. How meta.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Dave Cooper | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Embraced by industry titans like Boeing and amateur R/C enthusiasts alike, 3D printing never been adopted more aggressively than in the aerospace industry. And when taken to the limits of its capabilities, 3D printing can produce more than just lightweight...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the...
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Automobile enthusiasts can collect die-cast cars, animal lovers can collect plush toys, but architecture fans can't really collect towering skyscrapers or sprawling art galleries. And that's what inspired Steve Fox, an architecture enthusiast himself,...
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Even for a seasoned renovator, installing a new light switch in a room isn't the easiest of tasks. There's holes to be cut, wires to be run, and the worry that you're somehow going to short out your home. But with the new Avi-on Switch, adding a new...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Update: That was fast, looks like Amazon is sold out for now. Check back later, hopefully they'll have more. n Read more......
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Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory—have served as coming-out parties for a small set of...
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There's a good reason why so many of us still prefer mechanical keyboards and real control boards despite the availability of touchscreen interfaces: In many cases, they give us more control over our digital worlds. Fans of tactile interfaces will love...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Music is inherently orderly (at least, most of it is), but you'd never know it by looking at a page full of notes and notation. However, a new TED video shows how the backbone of any piece of music—rhythm—can be easily visualized using a simple wheel...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the immediate wake of all the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite hubbub, Apple took a step in Yelp's direction by launching a new service called Apple Maps Connect. Like Yelp, Apple Maps Connect lets people add small business listings to a directory. Unlike...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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We've all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that's safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Some people sure do work quick. Team Pangu has just made available a jailbreak for iOS 8.1—and it works on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2, along with older devices.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It's time to put your affairs in order. And yet—you're still not ready to let go. Totally understandable! And fortunately for you, you don't have to. It's all thanks to the alarming number of services just waiting to turn your dearly departed remains...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking 'this is amazing'. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the time — incredible to think that we had those," says Paul Priestman, director and co-founder...
From: Gizmodo | By: Gerald Lynch - Gizmodo UK | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud , Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here's what you need to know.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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