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Reddit's AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are the one of the best things about the network. But let's face it: Reddit isn't the world's prettiest website. The learning curve is fairly steep. Clearly, Reddit thinks so too, because it has now released a rather good-looking...
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Very, very few YouTube video creators make any real money off of those pre-roll ads, but that might soon change. Google has launched Fan Funding, a new way to tip your favorite YouTube stars directly from the video. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Over the weekend, it was rumored that Apple was working with American Express to turn your iPhone into a smart wallet. Now, a new report suggests that Apple is also teaming up with Visa and MasterCard, too. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing body cameras this Saturday during the most recent protest following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown Jr. by one of the city's police officers, Darren Wilson. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Welcome to the first week of September, also known as crazy-insane IFA 2014 and iPhone event extravaganza. During the next 10 days we'll see new handsets, smartwatches, and other tech paraphernalia from almost every major hardware manufacturer. So now...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Sony's really rather great Rx10 just got better: it now only costs $1,000 (down by $300), and a firmware update means it shoots shoot super high-quality XAVC-S video, too.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Monday, September 1, 2014
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If you would have asked me a month ago what would be some of the most talked about topics surrounding Apple's upcoming event on Sept. 9th, bigger iPhones, sapphire screens, and a rumored iWatch would definitely be my top three. NFC-powered mobile payments...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Nell Watson is an engineer, a futurist, and the founder and CEO of Poikos. As such, she knows a lot about the machines we use today, and the ones we're planning for tomorrow. And she's worried that the artificial intelligence of the near-future might...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Last Friday, Adidas introduced a new app called #miZXFLUX. A novel little iOS and Android app that lets you create custom shoes from your own photography. Finally, I can give all my friends the perfect pair of kicks with my beautiful face all over them....
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The mid-1910s saw an explosion of people driving unlicensed cabs. They were called jitneys (slang for a nickel, which was also what they typically cost) and cities across the U.S. scrambled to regulate them. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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E. coli is an exceedingly common bacteria that lives in many places including your very own gut. It's also a favorite organism for synthetic biologists looking to engineer useful microbes. By inserting just a few genes in E. coli, scientists have found...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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This picture does not show an electric car charging in 1905. It's fourteen years off, but that's just the start of things.Read more......
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It only requires assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture to realize why an electric screwdriver is a worthwhile investment. So if you're in the market for one, Black+Decker's new 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver could be a great choice for the sole...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Prepara has managed to miniaturize the handheld electric mixer your parents used by eliminating one of the spinning metal whisks and swapping the power cord for a set of four AAA batteries. Not only is it lighter and easier to use, it will also free...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Two years ago ago, tech writer Mat Honan wrote a blockbuster story for Wired, describing how a child got into his iCloud account and briefly ruined his life. You may have heard that the same thing recently happened to some very famous women , almost...
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1999 JU3: It doesn't sound like a very noteworthy name. It's just one of more than 5,000 Apollo-class asteroids. But 1999 JU3 could become a household name if Japan succeeds in mining it—a mission that JAXA has struggled with for decades, often disastrously....
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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By now you've heard about the massive cache of nude photos that internet scumbags stole from a number of female celebrities. Now, researchers are learning more about how the perv-hackers may have done it: using a password-cracking software designed for...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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I've seen many dash cam videos is my life but this one is so surreal, so unexpected and so hilarious that it's already one of my favorites, even if it's fake. Think of it as a movie and enjoy.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Moby has gotten so good at doing so many other things— campaigning for politicians, advocating for animals, blogging about architecture—that you might have almost forgotten that he still makes music. His newest video, "The Last Day," is out today,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, Hydrodynamica, on the relationship between pressure and potential energy (or speed) of a fluid. The jist of his principle relates...
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We've collected and counted your votes and now your five picks for Best Solid State Drive For the Money are ready to be narrowed down to a winner. These are absolutely the five drives we expected to see make it to this round, but the winner isn't so...
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Apple has acknowledged that a security breach of user accounts resulted in a number of celebrity nude photos being leaked . But! The company denies that it had anything to do with iCloud. That's good news for you, and troubling to hear if you're a celeb...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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I'll be perfectly honest with you. I didn't really like the design of the new World Trade Center, when it first won approval. It seemed basic. But I watched it rise , and I saw it start to shine, catching reflections of the surrounding downtown skyscrapers....
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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We all know we should recycle our electronics, but we don't really know what happens after we drop them off at the e-waste center. So filmmaker Alex Gorosh followed his old iPhones, all the way to Agbogbloshie, Ghana, the largest electronics dump in...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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On September 18th, Scotland will hold a vote on independence—whether or not it should be a country separate from the United Kingdom. If the "ayes" have it, the decision could herald the break-up of Britain, which turns a political issue into a design...
From: Gizmodo | By: Quentin Newark | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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When it comes to fancy designer desks, apparently storage space and drawers are completely passé. After all, do you really need a place to stash a stapler when your work surface appears to magically float over a pair of cities full of towering skyscraper?...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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During my tour of LA's sewers , I was consistently amazed by how little I knew about what went on in the drains and pipes beneath my feet. I asked Kent Carlson, the city's sewer and stormwater field operations manager, to stop by and shoot the shit.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Corona program was the opening salvo in the effort to peer into Soviet-controlled territory from orbit. In order to recover the top-secret physical photographs it took, Air Force pilots took to the sky for what amounted to a claw arcade game, played...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Tens of thousands of photons go into making up each pixel in your standard cat photo. That's because existing cameras—even infrared night-vision ones—rely on many, many photons of light to create an image. But now physicists have photographed in...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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For Labor Day, we asked you to photograph trains in honor of the railroad strikers who earned us the holiday. Lucky for us, you all went to work. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The commercial drone industry has a new best friend, and that friend is powerful and loaded. It's Google, which recently unveiled to The Atlantic its secret drone delivery program, Project Wing , meaning another tech titan now has skin in the commercial...
From: Gizmodo | By: Meg Neal | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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You need to buy laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper towels anyway, so you might as well get a $10 Target Gift Card with your purchase. Just choose three eligible household items to get the deal. Dozens of items are available, so you should...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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If you've been conscious at any point during the past 48 hours , you've probably heard about the slew of raunchy celeb selfies making their way around the internet. It didn't have to be that way; despite all appearances, you can keep your naked body...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Game of Thrones walked away from the Emmys last week with four of the biggest technical awards, including a very well-deserved win for best visual effects. One team responsible has posted some of their process videos from season 4. Let's just say it...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The internet didn't invent the concept of people not being who they say they are. It simply gave them a better vehicle, and gave these deceivers a name: catfish. That term came into our consciousness first in a documentary, followed by a TV series, and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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It turns out the term 'pudding' has different meanings all over the world. In North America it's usually a creamy dessert treat, in the UK it's a soggy bread mess, and in Japan it's a pre-scrambled boiled egg that's drizzled with caramel sauce. And now...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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If you just bought a new screwdriver, check your Visa card for strange charges. Several banks are reporting that Home Depot has experienced a credit card breach.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Tackling a long flight of stairs is grueling enough when you're empty-handed, but having to climb step after step while carrying something heavy? Mankind wasn't designed to endure such torture, so thankfully we've invented something so we don't have...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Underneath every picture of a dog in a beekeeping suit and ice-bucket challenge video you see on the internet, there's a complex framework of code. Soon, that framework will get a tiny tune-up that will make surfing the web on your phone faster than...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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"So, do you prefer full-immersion or ankle-deep?" Not quite the reply I'd expected from Kent Carlson, the sewer and stormwater field operations manager for the city of Los Angeles, when I requested a tour of the city's new sewer technology. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Warning shots are a waste of ammunition and not a particularly effective deterrent. Instead, modern warfighters inform potentially lost civilians/potential suicide bombers that they're in the soldier's rifle sights by blasting them with laser light from...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A few months ago we told you about Movpak , a backpack that's totally unremarkable except for the fold-out electric skateboard hidden inside. Last week, we got to test-ride a prototype ahead of the company's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production....
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Kottke reports HBO is embarking on a rebroadcast marathon of The Wire. We should be pumped that The Wire is getting remastered in HD, right? Not so fast. HBO is about to ruin a classic.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The colourful picture you're looking at isn't modern art. In fact, it's a radar image that shows the damage caused by the earthquake that hit California's Napa Valley at the end of last month.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A portable charger can save your butt on days when your smartphone never seems to leave your hand—but only if you remember to bring it with you. So not only has Elgato packed 6,000 mAh into its new Smart Power battery, but Bluetooth and an accompanying...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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How many laps of a roll of tape do you usually need to find the starting edge with your fingernail? Three? Four? You won't even need fingernails with with this clever roll of electrical tape that features a wavy double-stripe pattern making the starting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Completely wireless music in your house is the future, and Sonos did it right first. We've been fond of the company for years because the system is painless to setup, easy to use, and reliable (not to mention the sound). Today, Sonos gets even simpler...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Today's Amazon deal of the day features over 1,000 discounted Kindle books that are meant to help students, but anyone who wants to pick up some new skills should take a look at the selection. Read more......
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Netflix indecision is the worst , so from time to time you'll ask your friends what they're watching. And then you forget what they told you and you're back at square one. Now Netflix is making your life easier, by letting you recommend a show or movie...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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