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When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info. The FAA’s new iPhone app sounds exactly like what...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Mind-altering substances are buckets of fun for humans, but what about for robots? An excellent article at Hopes and Fears wondered if our future robot overlords are going to spend their weekends getting baked out of their minds. (Spoiler: We’re not...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Starting today, Instagrammers no longer have to crop their latte art shots to the app’s creatively restricting square aspect ratio. Now users can choose one of two additional layouts—portrait and landscape—to add horizontal or vertical real estate...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Most of us have grown jaded to the lovely high-res video that drones deliver these days, which is so ubiquitous that it’s being used to recruit pledges to Greek life . Here’s something to restore your sense of wonder. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Apple Pay will now work with PayAnywhere, a card reader that attaches to mobile devices to accept NFC and magnetic stripe payments. That means Apple’s contactless payment solution will now work in 300,000 more places in the US, and we’re one step...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo, and post the photo—there was no way to save login information...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 28, 2015
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You might have heard the term “road diet” which sounds like the dining habits of some asphalt-chomping ogre. And it kind of is! But what does it really mean? Here are four videos that explain exactly what transportation planners are doing when they...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Now we know that almost none of the woman in the Ashley Madison database ever used the site . The question is, was this a deliberate fraud? Or was it just a dating site gone wrong?Read more......
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What if you could pull a giant Pringles can out of your backpack, and turn it into an incredibly safe, easy to fly camera drone in practically no time at all? I just described the Fotokite Phi—one of the coolest quadcopters I’ve ever tried.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Shadows are dark. Light is bright. It’s the way of the world. But solarizing images allows you to reverse this idea. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge , you showed us another world where the normal rules of light don’t apply.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Most major cities now have their own versions of open streets events that temporarily transform streets into car-free freeways for the day. Some of these have gotten quite expansive: Each Sunday, Bogóta famously closes about 80 miles of streets. But...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Ashley Madison hack dominated tech headlines again this week, and we analyzed the leaked data to expose an interesting and sad twist to that story. That and more favorites from this week below. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Meg Neal | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Gawker I Love These Goddamn Stock Video Baboons and So Will You | Jalopnik The 2016 Smart ForTwo Isn’t Allowed To Be As Fun As It Could Be | Jezebel Police Officers Leave Reporter Accidental Voicemail About Her ‘Fucking Giant’ Tits | Kotaku A Gory...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which...
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Uber just hired the hackers behind one of the most terriyfing hacks in recent memory . Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The retreat of Arctic sea ice has been so dramatic over the last few years that atlases are being changed. Now it turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought—not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In an open letter to Congress today, ex-astronaut and current NASA head honcho Charles F. Bolden Jr. shared some choice words: Quit wasting money, and start sending US astronauts to space aboard US spacecraft.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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“Funky, some overripe fruit, leaning more into barnyard flavors, dried hay, grass...horse blanket, horse-like...a little bit of cheese rind...blue cheese, parmesan...”Read more......
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Happy Wheels has been on the internet for a long time. You’ve probably played it, or watched a YouTuber play it, or at least heard of this gruesome ragdoll physics game. Well, now it’s on iOS—and I dove in to see whether or not it still holds up.Read...
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A federal appeals court just took a dump on privacy. They reversed the 2013 trial court decision that called the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection unconstitutional. The ban has been lifted. This is good news for the NSA and people with...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Uber’s destruction of the taxi industry is obvious—and NYC cabs are finally fighting back. But how much of a threat is Uber to other modes of transportation? Earlier this week I worried that Uber’s plan to more easily scoop people off city streets...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The FBI has a warning for all you antique dealers and museum curators out there: If you’re trading in Syrian or Iraqi pieces right now, you could be funding ISIS.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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This has been a year of haptics: From the widespread use of it in consumer electronics through the Apple Watch , to the boom in development of touchable interfaces. Soon, an astronaut aboard the ISS will attempt a major haptic experiment—by controlling...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Some people prefer practical tools. Others would gladly buy gadgets dipped in gold. In a nutshell, that’s the choice between the new Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. They’re two sides of the same coin. They’re both cutting-edge phones. The...
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Science is a messy, error fraught business, which is why reproducibility is so essential. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be one of psychology’s strong suits, according to a massive analysis published yesterday in Science.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, August 28, 2015
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We know that next week at IFA we’ll get at least one new smartwatch in the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 , but if this Amazon pre-order page is legit (why wouldn’t be) Huawei is about to drop brashest Android Wear concept we’ve seen yet.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Boeing announced this week that it has successfully developed a new compact laser weapon system. And watch your back drones–because this one has been made with you in mind.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, August 28, 2015
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How far does $171 million go in Silicon Valley? A group of more than 160 companies, schools, and government agencies are going to find out—thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense that will fund a San Jose institute devoted to developing flexible...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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An epidemic. A vaccine-induced scourge. A curse. Or: The reason Steve Jobs was so focused. The thing Bill Gates had that helped him get rich?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Friday, August 28, 2015
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You’re used to uploading six-second Vine clips of your dog on the treadmill. Well, starting today, you can also add a seamless six-second clip from your favorite song, giving you more control of how your Vines sound.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The death of Flash has been slow and agonizing, but the Chrome team taking another shot at the woozy fighter. Following up on a promise made in June to phase out Flash ads in Chrome, the world’s favorite browser will be pulling the plug on all Flash...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It’s kind of cute that Avid Life Media still thinks they have a company in light of current events. Regardless, Noel Biderman will not be running it. Here are nine reasons why—although it’s really just one reason. (It’s the hack.)Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It might still be nice enough outside to use your barbecue, but winter is coming, and you’ll need a good way to grill indoors. Luckily, this 12” cast iron grill pan from Lodge is down to $27 on Amazon today, an all-time low. Read more......
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The lock screen on your phone and tablet is all that stands in the way of an unwanted visitor and everything in your digital life, so best be sure there are as few chinks in the armor as possible. Here are the settings on the latest versions of Android...
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This YouTube channel proves the art of the parlor trick is alive and well. Brusspup has reeled in almost two million subscribers with optical illusion how-to’s and science experiments. Here are a few you can try this weekend.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Everybody’s talking about heading to Mars these days. But Buzz Aldrin, legendary figure from a space long past, might actually get to the job done. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, August 28, 2015
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From: Gizmodo | By: Gizmodo Staff | Friday, August 28, 2015
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io9 How to Build a Globe From Scratch | Jalopnik Now Your Insurance Company Wants To Spy On You In Your Car | Jezebel Subway Was Alerted About Jared Fogle Back in 2008 | Kotaku Blow-Up Dolls Make VR Sex Worse |Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Discovery Channel, home of sharks and professional pyromaniacs, has a lot of cool stuff to show off. So it makes complete sense to cherry-pick some of the best moments, and package them into bite-size VR experiences. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Hurricane Katrina’s damage wasn’t all to man-made objects: the storm also hit the marshes and swamps surrounding New Orleans. The city has done a good job of regrowing over the last decade, but the landscape is still showing scars. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Most gaming headphones I’ve ever used have sacrificed actual sound quality for aggressive styling that lets everyone else know you call your computer desk a battlestation. Logitech’s latest headphones for gamers aren’t exactly discrete, but the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It seemed like the amazing HTC Vive virtual reality headset would be the first to market—ahead of Sony’s Morpheus and the Oculus Rift . That’s not necessarily happening. According to a new press release, consumers probably won’t be getting their...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Friday, August 28, 2015
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While NASA and its commercial partners try hard to develop several new American spacecraft in order to get American astronauts into Earth’s orbit and beyond, Russia is working on its own new craft, too.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Global information company Nielsen is months into a program that allows it to track the performance of shows on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reports. This sort of data could offer major studios the ammo...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Healthy tissues are like healthy ecosystems: Both composed of diverse populations. But in tumors, a single, malignant cell type often dominates. A new computer model is helping researchers understand why, and it could pave the way to more effective cancer...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Soon-to-be dad Mark Zuckerberg just made a big announcement on Facebook, a soul-searching website he created in 2004: “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.” Do you know what that means?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Tracking the movement of ivory through the nebulous, international black market is extraordinarily difficult. But we need to start doing a better job of it if we want to stamp out the illegal trade that claims 100 elephant lives every day. One journalist’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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These idiotic around-the-neck headphones have been everywhere lately, and I have no idea what and why they are. What in the hell, man? Read more......
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It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian, or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our wildly variable behavior on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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