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Some people sure do work quick. Team Pangu has just made available a jailbreak for iOS 8.1—and it works on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2, along with older devices.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Solar is an established—and constantly improving—form of renewable power. But according to a new report by the European Union its economic impact is incredibly costly, and far worse than wind and even hydroelectric power.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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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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Five years ago, I was broke, but I needed a great camera anyhow. The Canon S90 was the perfect fit for my needs and my credit card balance. And I wasn't the only one who thought so. The amazing S90 and successors made Canon a mint — at least until...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Cars. They're art that we get to propel forward at 80mph, or just eat a burrito in at a stoplight. And for our last Shooting Challenge, we asked you to photograph them.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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We've all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that's safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If you aren't totally satisfied with your home network, Amazon's got a ton of deals for you in today's Gold Box.Read more......
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The Guggenheim in New York is as famous for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright eggshell as it is for its art. Design is a selling point for museums—which may explain why the Guggenheim opened up its search for an architect to design its new Helsinki...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Christian Bale will slip into a mock turtleneck to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film about the Apple co-founder. (The one that has nothing to do with Ashton Kutcher.) Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Thursday, October 23, 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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Hi. My name is Mia, and I'm a millennial who doesn't own a smartphone.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mia Mercado | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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More likely than not, you've owned at least one Sony product during your short time on Earth. Perhaps you rocked a Walkman, grew up gaming on PlayStation, or watched a favorite movie on... Betamax? You'll notice there's not a smartphone in that mix....
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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An afternoon spent playing on a smartphone or tablet isn't exactly the most healthiest way for a kid to spend their free time—but at this point mobile devices are a part of life and aren't going away. So a few enterprising folks came up with a clever...
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When an unauthorized flight passed near Beijing airport yesterday, China scrambled 1,226 military personnel, 123 military vehicles, 26 radar technicians, two fighter jets and two helicopters to stop it. Turns out, it was a single mapping drone.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This clock is lovingly made from engraved aluminum plates that overlap, rotating independently as the minutes pass. But can you tell the time using it?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Google Now cards appear to have started warning us about impending solar eclipses. Which is, uh, useful?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From December 1st you will no longer be able to stream Xbox Music for free on your PC, phone or favourite web-accessing device.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Hill - Gizmodo UK | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In space, perhaps nobody can hear your scream—but that doesn't mean that stellar travel is a silent pursuit. Now, NASA has started compiling mountains of historic space-related audio clips for us all to listen to. And there are some belters.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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You may think that you know your blood type, but did you know that there are in fact 35 blood group systems in humans? These include well-known systems such as ABO and the Rh system (formerly known as 'Rhesus').Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Penny Bailey - Mosaic | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Bang and Olufsen is usually best known for audio equipment that costs more than your car. But now, it's decided to create something that normal people can afford—its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Apple Power Mac G5 was an iconic computer—but, launched back in 2003, it's since been superseded by the Mac Pro. So what better way to celebrate its long and useful life than using its bold looks elsewhere in the office?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Yahoo's new email app, available for Android and iOS, integrates event and travel notifications alongside all your messages. Sound familiar ?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I like Chicago. The city is clean, the architecture is nice, Wrigley Field is fun, a river cuts through it and the lake is right there. I wanted to make fun of the Bean but it drew me in like a mosquito about to be zapped. And hey, I realized that I...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Foodbeast found a new KFC Double Down burger that is even more insane than the original: the Zinger Double Down King at KFCs in Korea. Instead of just sandwiching bacon and cheese with two fried chicken filets, this Double Down uses the same fried chicken...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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French illustrator Manchu is one of the masters of classic sci-fi illustration. His worlds and spaceships are massive, optimistic, colorful, and sometimes even zany on his alien spaceship designs. Masterfully crafted, his work reminds me of another one...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800's era quill cutting...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear-end isn't great for your bod (even though it probably won't kill you ). Standing is good, but tiresome after a while. Hybrid desks can be pricey but Ikea is betting on Bekant, a workspace...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: A colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Music videos allow artist to convey profound emotions: Joy. Sorrow. Bliss. Anger. It's also capable, in rare instances, of making you nearly pee your pants with laughter. Such is the case with Hot Chip's classic 2010 video for I Feel Better.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The iPad Air 2 is probably most impressive for its design. The original was super slim, and somehow Apple managed to make the new iteration even thinner. But as iFixit's teardown of the new tablet reveals, that hot design comes with a smaller battery.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The FCC's proposed "Open Internet" rule is the single most commented-on rulemaking in the history of the agency, with nearly 4 million submissions to date. The FCC just dumped all of the words from the second commenting period, which ran from July 19th-September...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services: Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox , a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google's clever engineering won't fix, and might actually make worse: The humans sending...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Cybercriminals: They're just like us! At least, their choice of cloud storage isn't so far off from your average non-despicable data thief. Instead of using dedicated servers to hoard stolen data, hackers have taken to using popular consumer products...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you've seen War of the Worlds, then it only makes sense that if an alien race were to visit our planet, they'd be pretty strict about personal hygiene before making contact with humans. Those tiny bacterial organisms all over our hands pose a real...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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You've charged up these top five nominees with your recommendations , and now it's time to vote for a winner.Read more......
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From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Design options for wheelchairs seem stuck on a spectrum from boring to next-level boring. That's what Andrew Slorance wants to change. The UK-based entrepreneur is in the process of getting his Carbon Black chairs FDA approved to bring the distinctly...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It's a Gizmodo tradition. Every year, we ask you to photograph the beautiful colors of fall. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, we want you to share your best fall photos, taken any time this year.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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During his 127-hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Twitter is branching out beyond tweets: The company is launching a software development kit today, called Fabric. With Fabric, Twitter intends to take over your phone. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child's toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they're an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you're running low on space on your Android, iOS, or Kindle device, this wireless flash drive acts as a fully-independent server to transfer and stream content back and forth. It even has a built-in battery that lasts for up to four hours, so you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today, Google revealed a project two years in the making. At first glance it looks just like a redesign of Gmail, and that's sort of half true. It's actually a completely new system called "Inbox" and it wants to reimagine your email.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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