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This floral fabrication may look luxurious, but in fact it has a rather down-to-earth aim: to take renewable energy and warm water to remote, off-grid communities.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Financial scammers are infecting ads on Google's ad network, and people who visit Examiner.com are at risk. These infected ads look legit, but they use Flash-based redirection to install malware and steal financial information. And you don't even have...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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For five straight years, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at the screen of an iPhone. I'm not alone in that, but I am usually quick to buy new models and even quicker to download new operating system updates. Perhaps I'm a little too quick,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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It's an obvious stunt. Nestle Fitness outfitted a woman with a bra camera to show just how many people sneak a glance throughout the day. Spoiler! It's a lot of random eyeballs. Why did they do this? Nestle Fitness says: to remind women around the world...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A couple of years ago the folks at Signal Snowboards tried their hand at making a board with a thin layer of solar cells on top to charge a battery while it careened down the slopes. Not only was their creation a success, it actually worked so well the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Monday, September 29, 2014
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After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap. There's the Hero4...
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Chernobyl's desolation is ruin porn's hallowed ground. But photographer Darmon Richter says the image of an abandoned Soviet city, untouched since its nuclear disaster, is a carefully-constructed facade, a powerful and profitable myth perpetuated by...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Though Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano isn't the media sensation it was a month ago , it's still steadily erupting—as shown by this incredible video shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone and a GoPro Hero 3, which did not survive the trip (though the memory...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Facebook just posed a statement apologizing for the consequences of its draconian policy requiring that people use their "real" names on Facebook. The policy was used to unfairly target members of marginal LGBT communities, but we're promised a solution...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Instead of trying to make a compact handheld vacuum as powerful as a full-size vac like Dyson did with its cordless DC59 , Samsung has decided to just cram a second smaller vacuum into its new VU7000 upright so you can easily suck dirt and dust off everything...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Windows 10 is here ! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now . But if you don't want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Here's a simple visual exercise you can do to get a better feel for the approximate living area inside one of our amazingly complex and now-retired space shuttles.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Clayton C. Anderson - Quora | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A sharp knife isn't just sharper, it's a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here's how to fix that quickly, easily and cheaply.Read more......
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Our bodies are surprisingly resilient in many situations, but rapid acceleration is not one of them. While the human body can withstand any constant speed—be it 20 miles per hour or 20 billion miles per hour—we can only change that rate of travel...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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If you want to experience what it's like to wear a real-life spacesuit, you can go to one of two places: Russia or Brooklyn. (Or, you know, space.) We took the easy route and recently paid a visit to Final Frontier Design in the Brooklyn Navy yard to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The news week that Cadillac is moving its Detroit headquarters to New York City delivered quite a blow to Detroit's ongoing rebirth. Especially considering Cadillac's advertising agency is a shining example of that rebirth: It's housed in a gorgeous...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Quirky's Wink Hub launched for $50 a few months ago with the goal of becoming your smart home's brain . Today, Home Depot is tossing in two GE Link LED bulbs with your purchase. Those bulbs alone usually cost $20 each, and of course, they can be controlled...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Did you know that before the age of plastic, contact lenses were made of glass? It's true! And slightly horrifying! Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Sonos' pop-up Studio in New York reminds me of summer camp, where you were never sent home without something to show your parents. Except instead of a popsicle-stick sculpture, Sonos sent me home with a speaker I built myself.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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After the first shudder, it sounds even more terrifying: a pill coated with tiny needles that injects you from the inside of your intestine. But the scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital who developed the capsule say that these swallowable...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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This is the final trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. If you're not already dying to see this movie, you will be now. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The purpose of iOS 8's third-party keyboard capabilities have now been realized now that PopKey, the GIF keyboard is finally available. You can get it here.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A big fan of Google's cloud-based storage system? Maybe you're getting some free space from your school ? An impressive number of Web apps plug right into Google Drive and let you get more out of the platform—here's our pick of the best five tools...
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Buildings get old—most office towers aren't designed to stand for centuries, as they once were. In Tokyo, a team of artists and curators got permission to interrupt this a near-perpetual cycle of construction and demolition by throwing one last party...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Google just got students and educators a pretty sweet back-to-school gift: "Drive for Education" offers unlimited free cloud storage to the school crowd.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Dear Lifehacker, So Shellshock is the newest vulnerability that may "break the internet." The last time they said that, it was about Heartbleed . Do I really need to be worried about all these bugs and vulnerabilities, or is this stuff tech companies...
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It only took a few decades for us to realize that spending all our time in front of computers wasn't the most healthiest way to live. That's why the market is now flooded with fitness tracking wearables encouraging us to exercise. The Brite R450 sets...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The US has already conducted more 150 airstrikes against ISIS since September 10th and governments from around the world are gearing up to join in. The UK's Royal Air Force is just brought their contribution to the table with a fleet of low-flying penetrators.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Windows 10 is here ! The new, unified operating system for PCs, phones, and tablets alike (with beloved Start Menu intact ) is out in preview form. If you're feeling first-adopterish, go download it now. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Nexus line is Google's Android champion, the annual display of Android in its purest form. As we get closer to this year's refresh, rumors are beginning to flesh out what the Nexus 6 is going to look like. Here's what you can expect from the next...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It doesn't come as much of a surprise that Disney has a whole division at its theme parks dedicated to making fairy tale weddings a reality. But what is surprising is the awesome technology those wedding planners have at their disposal, like wonderful...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Chrome: Flix Plus, a new extension from us at Lifehacker, adds new features and tweaks to Netflix.com, letting you filter its recommendations, remove spoilers, use keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more.Read more......
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Here at Gizmodo dot com we are dedicated to telling you about the best technology and design innovations IN THE WORLD, SON. That means relentlessly following the best new phones , showcasing souped-up vacuums , or highlighting fascinating social networks...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It's not exactly going to disrupt the furniture industry as we know it, but designer Christian Sjöström might be onto something with this unique flexible chair inspired by saddles that facilitates several different seating positions. If it's good enough...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Despite rumors of its demise, Popcorn Time is alive and thriving. So much so that you can now install the torrent surfing app on your iPhone. Of course, you'll have to jailbreak it first.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Microsoft fans around the world cheered when the company revealed the return of the Start Menu to Windows 10 yesterday, so why not mark the special occasion with a stylish backpack that celebrates the operating system where it all started: Windows 95.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It's not uncommon for people so shell out $200 or more for a pair of headphones that aren't even good, which is why a set of $40 cans from a company we actually trust sounds pretty darn good.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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At some point in your life, you've used PowerPoint. Whether for a class project or a meeting of some sort, you've click and dragged text boxes, dropped in photos, and awkwardly presented a slideshow. Now imagine doing that on a phone or tablet. Nightmare!...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Let's cross our fingers and hope that we never experience this, but what would happen if every human on the planet was eradicated?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Since early 2012, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been the best triathlon watch, period. Others have tried to step up, but to this date nothing has equalled its wealth of features. And now it seems Garmin has raised the bar for itself. The new Forerunner...
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Surprisingly, despite all the websites and apps dedicated to absolutely nothing but GIFs, there really aren't that many that let you turn yourself into your own ever-looping bit of internet infamy. But today, JibJab's new custom GIF messaging app is...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Stormtroopers Sailors stand by to move an imperial starfighter E-2C Hawkeye in the hangar bay of the Galactic Empire's Star Destroyer aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). [U.S. Navy]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Apple's just released a new version of its Apple Watch design video. While that's not newsworthy in itself, it's interesting to note that it's also reduced the screen size of the watch that's on display, too.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Honestly, don't you cringe a little every time you have to write a full sentence using a pen these days? [Truth Facts]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke out yesterday about backdoors in consumer technology, claiming that they should be left open by technology firms so that law enforcement officials are never locked out during important investigations.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is set to announce a refresh of its iPad range later this month, including the addition of a gold color way—but the rumored 12.9-inch version apparently won't appear until next year.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A trio of 9 year olds and a 6 year old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life. Obviously, the third graders had some help in answering that unanswerable question...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Before the creative project there is: the brief. It's a concise communication nugget developed between a client and an artist, or an architect, or a designer, that clearly lays out the mission for the task at hand. Briefly is a short doc that explores...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Did you miss our real-time coverage of Microsoft's Windows 10 reveal? You can now watch all 40 minutes of the presentation yourself in this video. [YouTube via The Verge]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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I think we should re-visit the playgrounds of our childhood to see how much fun we can have now. Because if it's anything like these guys from the Streaks Show, it looks like it'll be an insane amount of fun. I mean, they used a seesaw to basically jump...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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