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When Skype announced its real-time translation program back in May, most of us seized on the sci-fi-ness off it all —Star Trek's universal translator, Babel fish, etc. But the technology is very real, and has been for years, just it separate pieces....
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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If you're in the habit of uploading photos to Facebook via the mobile app, be aware: the Zuckerbeast is now auto-enhancing and filtering your photos for you, to make them suck a little less. It's the same thing that Google+ has been doing for a while...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Olympus BioScapes Competition never fails to disappoint. This year's winners, unveiled today, are a gorgeous and alien look at the microscopic world of vampire moths and butter daisies and many things in between. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Cold? I bet we can fix that. Staying warm in any condition — the office, the commute, a ski slope or in the outdoors — starts with a good base layer. Here's how to find the best ones for your individual needs. Read more......
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It's Christmas time. And no matter your faith, you'll probably agree, it's the most delicious cookie time of the year. Here are cookies that you baked and photographed . And if you're so brave as to bake yourself, many have the recipe, too!Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Move over, Valencia, you smug sepia-tinted ass clown. Instagram is releasing five new filters today—Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden—its first round of new vintagey camera effects since 2012. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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You've probably heard the story of the painter who was able to perfectly match the color of a room to a priceless vase by simply painting the vase to match. That's the basic idea behind this matching Waltz Cup & Saucer set, whose mirror-finished...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Sony just confirmed that after major pushback from theaters, it's no longer going to release The Interview on December 25th entirely. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The office apps that make up Google Drive enable you to insert links to any page on the Web, but you can also link to other documents, spreadsheets and presentations inside your own account. Here's how to get the feature set up and how to make sure you're...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool's new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have...
From: Lifehacker | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Praise consumerism. There's no better feeling than ripping open present and seeing what's inside. So for our Christmas Shooting Challenge, let us open gifts with you. Create GIFs, photographing a present at various stages of undress.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Despite the FBI saying just a few days ago that there was "no attribution to North Korea at this point," ABC News is reporting that federal cyber-security sources "close to the investigation" have indeed confirmed that the FBI does have reason to believe...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Tor is having a bit of a crisis, as it's become increasingly clear that the wildly popular network isn't the internet invisibility cloak it was once thought to be. Don't panic. It's not perfect, but it's still the best we've got.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Good news if you're not all that brilliant at snapping Facebook photos on the go: Mark Zuckerberg and his algorithms will now automatically enhance images for you , no extra work required. But what if you don't want your images tampered with? What if...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The top five theater ciruits in the U.S. have decided to drop The Interview, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy about assassinating Kim Jong-Un that has been under scrutiny after hackers released a trove of Sony Pictures' emails and files claiming to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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When the second round of the FCC's call for comments on net neutrality ended this past September , something seemed a little off. Sure, the 1.6 million submissions fell about a million short of the first round, but that wasn't the weird apart. This time,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Even die-hard Apple owners probably have a few devices around the house that charge over Micro USB, and this cord can charge them all. Great stocking stuffer. [Skiva MFi-Certified Dual Micro USB/Lightning Cable, $10]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Remember MoviePass ? It's an app through which you can play a flat fee to see up to a movie a day for an entire month. It's taken a while for the service to find a partner, and now it's found one in AMC Theaters, where it'll offer an all you can movie...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Even if you saw every movie that came out this year, it's unlikely you can recall the poster art for most of them. That's where Adrian Curry, the purveyor of the excellent Tumblr Movie Poster of the Day, comes in. Curry recently rounded up the best poster...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adrian Curry - MUBI | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Rosetta's lander is hibernating on a comet now, waiting for a brighter sun . The mission's scientists, though, have been hard at work, scrutinizing reams of data and predicting how the lander could wake up. At the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The holidays are great: You probably get some days off work. There is usually tasty dip at parties. You can gaze out a snow-rimmed window as a fire crackles in the background. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The faster you can pour water on a forest fire, the faster you can put it out. And this prototype aerial water-bucket system from Spanish designers Inventec sucks up water three times faster than existing systems.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Open your spam folder right now and there's almost certainly a grammatically questionable spam email offering you V1agra or C1al1s. But while you know that any pills procured from shady online retailers aren't regulated, apparently some people can't...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Microsoft's Xim is an awesome way to share photos across devices, no matter whether you're on Android or iOS or even Windows Phone. Now it's getting even better. The newest update to Microsoft Xim adds Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Hazmat suits are great for keeping you safe from pesky things like ebola, but there's one difficult part that you just can't avoid: You have to take that suit off at some point. Infecting yourself (or others) with the very suit that's been protecting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month)...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The year 2017: where everyone is two years older, skies are filled with drones, and Leslie Knope is President. Ok, maybe not that last one. But in season 7 of NBC's Parks and Recreation we'll know all the goings on of our favorite characters in the year...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation . The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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In an undisclosed location in New Jersey, there's a tiny little town that's used as a training grounds to prepare the military for cyber warfare. No, tinier than that. Think more like model train sized. It's called CyberCity, and WNYC's New Tech City...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Today, BlackBerry pulled the wrapper off the Classic, a smartphone that conjures up memories of the Canadian company's Qwerty-powered past. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If I'm going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That's how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than...
From: Gizmodo | By: Brent Rose | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavor of yogurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Change comes slowly to the subway. Signs hang for decades. Trains are rarely replaced. A new line can take centuries. So the subway captured in these remarkable images by photographer Danny Lyon in 1966 feels almost contemporary—which is what makes...
From: Gawker | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Unimpressed with the current crop of action figures on the shelves of your local toy store? Convinced you've come up with a better superheroine or hero? With some paint, magic markers, and maybe even a little modelling clay, you can now create your own...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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io9 How Big A Part Will Wolverine Play in X-Men: Apocalypse? | Jalopnik Analysts Think Ferrari Should Put Name On More Things That Aren't Cars | Jezebel I Don't Know What to Do With Good White People | Kotaku How One Company Spent Millions on a Gaming...
From: Deadspin | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If you have any kitchen savants on your holiday shopping list, you'll be sure to find a great gift idea in this Amazon Gold Box Deal.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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OnePlus just announced a new Power Bank portable power pack. Not much new about that in itself, but the 10,000mAh unit will charge your phone three times—and only costs $15.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Uninspired by Christmas decorations this year? Then why not inject a little science in amongst the lights and tinsel with Symmetry's wonderful Nobel physicist snowflakes?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Google Drive now supports the international OpenDocument Format for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. They can all now be imported straight into Drive.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The wildly fluctuating worth of the Russian rouble currency has lead iPhone makers Apple to halt online sales in the country, as the tech giant cannot set stable prices for its wares.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons....
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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There's never enough things cut in half. My favorite books when I was a kid were cutaway books. Everything in the world should be cut in half and put on display. Like this Leopard I tank, the democratic heir to the Panzer and Tiger tanks that made the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Business Insider is reporting that Twitter is planning to team up with Foursquare in 2015, "adding a location layer to its platform" to make it more relevant and interesting for users.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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This is the Anvil Industries' Carrack, a 403-foot (123-meter) 180-ton ship and a maximum crew of five. It is not real, but it feels real because every detail in its interior has been designed as if it were a real vessel. It's one of the ships from Chris...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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SpaceX is working hard to make its rockets land-able and, by extension, reusable . Now, it plans to try and land its Falcon 9 craft on this barge.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Sony has announced a new display module that clips onto the frame of any piece of existing eyewear in order to turn it into something more akin to Google Glass.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Ever tried to picture how much one rocket weighs compared to another, or how heavy some of the craft orbiting our planet really are? Well this chart explains all.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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