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Adafruit Industries recently held a Raspberry Pi Photography contest. Now, they've announced the winners—and you won't believe how good some of them are.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet...
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When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it was thrilling.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It's been a little sad to watch Facebook devolve from being a squeaky clean site full of people you love to a spam-ridden wasteland . And with a fifth of the world's population using the site, you can be sure the spam is going to keep coming. So you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Solar power is one of the most reliable forms of renewable power—but it's still expensive. Now, a team has developed a smart, adaptive material that could slash the its cost in half.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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That's right. We're about to get all local-seasonal up in here. For this week's Shooting Challenge, go to your local farmers market and capture the produce, the culture, or the general scene as you see fit.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Magnetic strips are an outdated credit card tech. In the future, we'll hopefully all be on chip-based smart credit cards that help prevent fraud. To that end, Square's got plans to push out a new version of its mobile credit card reader that can read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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We don't run fast enough to walk on water but airplanes and boats can whip us along at speeds so fast that we can ski barefoot and even do fun workout tricks like push ups without sinking. Yeah. After seeing these guys do push ups on the surface of the...
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GL II I I I I TCH. Sometimes a glitch is a catastrophe, yes, but sometimes these mistakes are beautiful. For this week's Shooting Challenge , you explored the photographic celebrations of the glitch.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Want a pre-workout snack that gives you a visceral energy boost and is packed full of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats? It might sound fancy, but Bison Liver Pate is cheap and easy to make. And damn good.Read more......
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Until yesterday, everyone in the international community was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Sawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it went against the laws of physics. But the fact is that the quantum...
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As far as smartwatches go, Casio has been taking a relatively simplistic approach with its Bluetooth-equipped timepieces, happy to use its smartphone connection to provide notifications and brief previews of incoming messages and emails. The new GBA-400...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I don't like shaving. In fact, I don't really know anybody that does. It's messy. It's time consuming. It's sometimes painful. I started using an electric shaver a while back, but I've still never been happy with it. The new Norelco 9700 gives me hope.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Slingshot, Facebook's second swing at Snapchat-like ephemera , may be pretty to look at, but until now, it's suffered from one huge problem: It didn't make a lick of sense. Thankfully, Facebook's finally remedied that by getting rid of its absurd reply-to-unlock...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A smartphone in your hand can replace a wallet full of paper notes and receipts, but there are still times when a printed copy of what's on your phone can be handy; whether it be for sharing a map with someone, or following an online recipe without getting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, August 1, 2014
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When YouTube randomly serves you up a pre-roll ad, the five second wait before you can skip to your video feels like an eternity. But a Providence-based ad agency called Nail might have come up with a pre-roll ad that no one in their right mind would...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, August 1, 2014
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How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world's deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this...
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Last week, we asked you to name the gadgets you love to aimlessly diddle around with —the tools and toys you can just pick up and play with for hours. Here are some of your very favorites. Warning: it's about to get real nerdy in here. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Friday, August 1, 2014
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If you thought the Moto 360 was beautiful , brace yourself for HP's luxury smartwatch. This thing is just drop-dead gorgeous.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 1, 2014
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These days, there's no need to stuff drugs up your butt to get them into a prison—you can just drop them in from your trusty drone. Unless you crash it, that is.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Between the net neutrality debate and the Comcast/TWC merger, high-speed Internet access is getting more attention than ever. A lot of that attention is negative, and rightly so: Internet access providers, especially certain very large ones, have done...
From: Gizmodo | By: Corynne McSherry and Brian Carver - EFF | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Nor, for that matter, will wanting to get fit make you fit. No, getting fit will make you fit, and you don't necessarily need a fitness tracker or an iWatch or any other wearable to do that. Just sayin'. [Joy of Tech]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 1, 2014
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One of Google's giant barges, which has been sat in Portland Harbor since last October and was planned to be an invite-only showroom , is being scrapped.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 1, 2014
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You're looking at a Livens Large Gallery Flame Projector in action, the mother and father of all flamethrowers, capable of torching everything as far as 100 to 130 feet away (30 to 40 meters.) They were deployed for the first time in World War I by the...
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It's extremely peaceful to watch someone focus in and make something with their bare hands. The process is always beautiful, taking materials such as the beaver felt fabric and molding it into something usable, like a hat. It's almost like seeing art....
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The moat that surrounds the Tower of London has long stood empty and dry. This summer, it's getting filled with 888,246 red ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial soldiers who perished during World War I.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Remember Howard the Duck? Probably not in detail, but the unusual, somewhat existentialist Marvel character is about to make a comeback with an apparent cameo in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And he actually looks pretty bad ass.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Remember Arthur, the bespectacled little Anteater who reminded us via PBS to study hard, imagine, and most importantly believe in ourselves? Chance the Rapper just recorded a cover of the theme from the show and as the title suggests, it's just wonderful.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Novels aren't going to write themselves, you know. But when they don't, simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by would-be authors who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The original version of this pasta portioner was a clever play on the phrase "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." But DOIY Design has improved on the original in every way with a new version featuring a famished T-Rex in pursuit of a fleeing family.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone . Some people used to call the internet the catenet . But what do we call it when you're talking with a person via video link? Is it videophone?...
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Some galaxies are so positively massive that their gravity actually distorts the light from objects behind it, turning the entire galaxy into our very own intergalactic magnifying glass. And now, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope just found the most distant...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Last year, scientists did the wacky and cool thing of making a mouse brain transparent . Now they've gone and done it to an entire mouse by pumping detergent through its veins. The transparent mouse looks like gross rodent jello (yes, there is a photo),...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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ReaganBook—the hip, social-networkin' conservative's answer to Facebook that popped up not even a week ago—is dead. After being flooded with pornography and profanities of all sorts, the "Facebook for Patriots" was forced to shutter its doors. But...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Remember back in grade school when you were finally able to upgrade from a pencil to a pen? No longer being able to easily fix your mistakes was a rite of passage towards adulthood, and there was no looking back. At least until today, because this lovely...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Everyone wants a piece of T-Mobile. First, AT&T came knocking in 2011. Three years later, Softbank's Masayoshi Son, the Japanese owner of Sprint, expressed interest . Now, bolstered by a growing number of subscribers and CEO John Legere's somewhat...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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With more than 30,000 locations operating today, the United States Postal Service is still the largest retail network in the US. It's also an embattled institution that's struggling to stay afloat. That's why last year, it enlisted a small design studio...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Remember that fridge box you turned into a rocket ship as a kid, complete with crayon-drawn control panels and a fancy sparkle glue paint job? Yeah, that was an embarrassment to our nation compared to this NASA simulator that Jeff Highsmith designed...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Inside each of our hard, calcified teeth is a small population of living stem cells that can differentiate into many types of tissue. The origin of those stem cells has long been unknown, but scientists may now have a completely surprising answer: Cells...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The world's largest functioning triple-expansion steam engine is an unbelievably massive beast of a machine. For 77 years, the 62-foot-high engine—weighing in at 1,000 tons!—powered gigantic flywheels and crankshafts that pumped millions upon millions...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Danish researchers just created the Usain Bolt of networks. A team from the Technical University of Denmark used a single multi-core optical fiber to transfer 43 terabits per second, making it the world's fastest fiber network . I'd say it makes Google...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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20 million gallons of potable water later, the massive double "trunk line" break that's resulted in spectacular flooding in the streets of Los Angeles and throughout the UCLA campus has finally been sealed off and crews have this bulbous blockage to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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These days, almost everything you watch on TV and in theaters is shot digitally. But because Hollywood still needs film sometimes, the the biggest motion picture companies in the world are banding together to keep the lights on in Kodak's Rochester motion...
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Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was only doing...
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NASA just announced what the Mars 2020 rover will carry to the Martian surface, and one of them sounds like pure sci-fi: MOXIE, a machine that sucks in carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and pumps out pure oxygen for use in rocket fuel—or someday,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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If you own any gadgets that use AA or D batteries, you owe it to yourself to pick up some Eneloop rechargeables. This pack comes with a pair of AAs, with D spacers, and they'll pay for themselves after just a few cycles. [Eneloop AA 2-Pack, $7]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The CIA just admitted that it "improperly penetrated" Senate Intelligence Committee computers, according to The New York Times. The CIA also apologized to senior committee members.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore...
From: Gizmodo | By: Nicholas Stango | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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