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What's better than having a thermal camera capable of finding the freshest cinnamon buns — among other prey? The FLIR ONE accessory gave iPhones Predator-like thermal vision which turned out to be as awesome as it sounds , and now a company called...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Since the 1980s, we've been dreaming about the resplendent future of virtual reality; one day, headgear like the Oculus Rift will be used to pour immersive entertainment into our brains. No part of this dream includes corporate sponsors shellacking our...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, October 24, 2014
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You know that ubiquitous photo of workers hanging off the Brooklyn Bridge's wires? The one plastered on every coffee cup, poster, and pint glass sold in NYC? It wasn't always so famous. In fact, its author was completely unknown until the late 1990s....
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Deadspin Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door | Gawker Kristen Stewart Taking Time Off From Acting to Make a "Bunch of Shit" | Kotaku Bootleg Console Maker Blatantly Copies the iPhone 6 | Lifehacker Learn to Pick Locks for...
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There are many ways to learn about photography, not least of which are the vast depths of the internet, replete with tutorials and how-to videos. But getting past mere technical proficiency and learning valuable lessons about the art form isn't as easy...
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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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VR is coming. At this stage, with everything from mind-blowing hi-def Oculus Rift kits to the cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard in existence, that much is pretty clear. But although the tech is there, the applications — beyond immersive gaming —...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turning off their NFC payments system altogether. According to an internal memo, the sour grapes is because Rite Aid is working on its own mobile wallet solution,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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America's got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren't all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn't stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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We've seen some slightly crazy stuff attempted on unicycles before, but attempting to race a pickup down a mountainside on one wheel definitely has to rank up there in the pantheon of 'funniest prospective things to write on the insurance claim form'....
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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PSA: Camera+, which has long been one of our favorite camera apps for iOS , is temporarily free, rather than $2.99. To get the deal, you have to find an ad in the Apple Store iOS app, and then redeem it in the App Store — Redmond Pie's got the full...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Fitbit's Surge smartwatch has already been leaked what feels like a million times , but we now know pretty much all the remaining details, thanks to a pre-order page on Brookstone that hangs every last detail out to dry. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Nicolas Bouvier aka Sparth—whose latest work is being art director for Halo 5—is getting better all the time. His private work is so optimistic and far away from the usually gritty and dark vision of other authors. And I love the fresh use of geometry...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Here's the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started laughing. And then...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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There are tons of hilarious performances in the history of modern movies, but Jack Lemmon's turn in Some Like It Hot is absolutely, positively, one of the funniest—if not the funniest—of all time. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The spacecraft Rosetta keeps surprising everyone with amazing new photos taken in pursuit of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken just 7.4 kilometers from its surface. These images reveal dunes just like those you can find on Earth. Scientists have...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Despite its diminutive stance, this miniature garbage can from Vipp is fully functional. Touch the tiny pedal where you'd usually stomp your foot and the lid temporarily pops open letting you dispose of tiny bits of trash, or store pens, pencils, paper...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Curiosity is one of our most basic traits and we have a lot to thank for it. Without the primal urge to always want to see what lies over the next hill, or the other the ocean, or beyond the confines of our atmosphere, humans would still be living—quite...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ian Leslie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Coconut water is a delicious and healthy beverage, and it is good for you. If you drink it after going to yoga class or before a jog, you will be hydrated and receive nutritional benefits.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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If you're an aviation enthusiast, there's a lot of fun stuff to be found in Boeing's online store. But none are as unique—and some would say even historic—as this authentic de-commissioned ejector seat from an McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It is Friday, which means it is an excellent day for a whiskey drink. Inspired by The Awl's quest to catalog the cost of cigarettes in every state, we decided to hunt down the price of a bottle of liquor in every state so you can know exactly how much...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 come with their own Apple SIM cards , theoretically letting you switch carriers whenever you choose. But AT&T isn't completely playing ball.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Oh this is wonderful. A symphony of WiFi-enabled, independent subway buskers were united by a composer named Ljova, who streamed their performances from different stations onto individual laptops set up in the middle of New York City's Bryant Park. The...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal reports digital music sales in Apple's iTunes will be down 13 to 14 percent in 2014. That's a huge hit to the recording industry's brightest spot.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Ebola virus has made landfall in the United States with patients popping up in both Dallas, Texas and New York City. But don't freak out ! To help contain the outbreak, the CDC relies on a handful of biocontainment isolation units to quarantine these...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Looks like Red Bull's wings aren't very good at keeping people ahead of the competition.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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You've always wanted a KitchenAid, and today, they're only $210 brand new from Best Buy. You even get to pick from five different colors. [KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $210]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Oh sure, we all pointed and laughed at ATLAS when it was first revealed , stumbling over simple obstacles. But it was because deep down we all knew that like our original iPods, it would quickly evolve into something far more capable. And here we are,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Fitness trackers. Cars. Washing machines. Lightbulbs. Cameras. Nest might only really make two products, but it's spent the past year building up a sprawling ecosystem of devices and companies that can function in tandem with its products—and today...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I have mixed feelings about Snowden. After spending more than a year reporting on the whistleblower patriot traitor spy skinny guy from North Carolina, I've gone from lauding his regard for American civil liberties to deeply distrusting his intentions...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Meg Neal | Friday, October 24, 2014
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For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Conventional sniper scopes may allow for superlatively long shots but they are far from perfect, requiring a time-consuming refocusing of the sights should the target (or shooter) have to move position. But with the new RAZAR scope from Sandia National...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Living in a mostly wireless world is a fantastic experience: were it not for constant connectivity issues, competing wireless protocols, limited ranges, and terrible battery life. That last issue is of particular concern for tiny reconnaissance drones...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever change? If we get...
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Amazon's Fire TV just got some new apps and games, most notably good-Amazon-Prime-Music-alternative Spotify, and season two of Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game series. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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How many mobile devices do you carry with you on a daily basis? A couple of smartphones, and maybe a tablet? When you get to work that makes for quite a few displays floating around, and researchers at MIT have come up with software that can let them...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Everybody's favorite modular phone project , Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, October 24, 2014
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io9 Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters? | Jalopnik RIP The Affordable Midengine Sports Car | Jezebel OKCupid Dick: 'I'm the Most Published Person On the Planet' | Kotaku A Good, Horrible Look at Korea KFC's Double Down...
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From afar, these Bluetooth speakers look like simple blocks of wood; perhaps some kind of minimalist IKEA decoration. Take a closer look though, and there's a lot going on.Read more......
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When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I'm misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Gerald Lynch - Gizmodo UK | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ping! Zip! Pew! Electrical impulses speed along the neurons of the brain at high speed—and now, scientists from Harvard have genetically engineered those very cells to produce light as they do so, in order to visualize how they work.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, October 24, 2014
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As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash or archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever—and it wants you to help it work out what they show.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It's not something most people would stumble across. But Mikhail Svarichevsky has found that sugarcubes glow bright green in UV light when they've been dunked in liquid nitrogen.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Microsoft is officially cutting the Nokia branding on its Lumia handsets. From now on, its smartphones will be branded with the Microsoft Lumia name.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, October 24, 2014
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