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  • The Arctic is such a gorgeously pure wonderland

    29 August 2014, 9:26 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Labor Day is near so summer is just about wrapped up which means the idea of cold and winter is just beginning to percolate. And the best part about winter is thinking about it. When you can remember the memories of holidays and taste the hot chocolate and not…
  • Rubber Swine Turns Anything Smashable Into a Piggy Bank

    29 August 2014, 9:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Saving for retirement is tough, especially when you don't feel you can trust the big banks after all that financial ugliness over the past decade. Your mattress is also a terrible place to acrue funds, but you know what isn't? A half rubber swine that can be…
  • Watch ants work together beautifully to bring food home

    29 August 2014, 8:48 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's always incredible to see ants work as a team by stringing their bodies together like a rope to pull something much heavier back home. It looks a lot like what us humans would do when we're trying to move something big. Ants, they're just like us!Read…
  • Guy vacuums a subway floor and eats dinner off of it in gross out ad

    29 August 2014, 8:10 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's very clearly a stunt ad, so calibrate your reactions accordingly. But still. Gross. Bissell Canada wants us to believe that they believe in their all-in-one steam cleaner and vacuum so much that they'll eat off any surface that it cleans. Even if it's a…
  • How Pabst Brought a 136-Year-Old Beer Back From the Dead

    29 August 2014, 8:07 pm by: Brent Rose

    Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America's first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And…
  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Binge on Party Down All Holiday Weekend Long

    29 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Party Down, a short-lived Starz series about struggling actors working for a catering company—was and remains one of the best comedies ever to grace our TVs, and yet it was only two sweet seasons long. But now you have an excuse to Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh…
  • We Want Fun and You Better Believe it

    29 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    It's a long weekend. Time to let your hair down and give the world a big ol' thumbs up. You know what we want? We want fun. Let's let good-time guy and party advocate Andrew WK rock us into Friday. Read more...
  • There's a Wind-Catching Sail Hidden Inside This Stand-Up Paddle

    29 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Stand up paddleboarding has reached peak fad, as is evident by the long list of accessories we're finally seeing that cater to those who'd rather explore the waters on their feet. The one you might actually want to consider, though, is this rather clever…
  • California Officials Say People Are Stealing Water Under the Cover of Night

    29 August 2014, 5:30 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    A fire hydrant or a spigot in a park might seem like innocuous civil courtesies, but in our drought-consumed future, they're dangerous weak spots in the infrastructure that protects our precious natural resources. Public officials in California say their water…
  • How Pabst Brought a 136-Year-Old Beer Back From the Dead

    29 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Brent Rose

    Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America's first IPA. But then the 1970s happened The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And this…
  • These Fish Look Like They're Casting Spells

    29 August 2014, 4:30 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    When you think about mechanisms that animals use to avoid becoming dinner, clever adaptations like poisons or pointy spikes come to mind. But the Ostracod, a type of zooplankton, uses something a little more magical.Read more...
  • This Tiny Audio Mixer Would Let You Turn Smartphones Into Turntables

    29 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Want to mix music in a hurry or on the go? You'll like the sound of Openmix, a teensy new audio mixing tool being developed right now. With it, you can connect your iPhone to a Walkman with a cassette of rare bongo concerts, or switch between your laptop and…
  • A Rad Mini Grappling Gun You Can Make Out of Desk Clutter

    29 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Eric Limer

    When I was in grade school, I used poorly engineered retractable pen cannons to fire tiny beads at my friends an enemies during class. I thought it was pretty cool but this mini grappling gun puts all my pre-adolescent tinkering to shame. Read more...
  • Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

    29 August 2014, 3:07 pm by: Sarah Zhang on Whitenoise, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    All that separates you and the blissful long weekend is one small stretch of Friday afternoon, and we're here to get you through it. Come shoot the breeze with the Giz crew—at least the ones still staring at their computers (like you). Read more...
  • This Flat-Pack Water Bottle Can Squeeze Inside a Laptop Bag

    29 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    A backpack's got plenty of pouches and pockets for storing a water bottle, but a sleek messenger bag? Good luck fitting a Nalgene in there without an unsightly bulge. You'll either need to go without and keep an eye out for drinking fountains, or toss a few…
  • The Navy Built Its Own Indoor Ocean to Test Ships

    29 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    The world's seven seas may be wildly unpredictable, but if you ever find yourself itching to play Poseidon, you might want to consider enlisting. Because at the Naval Surface Warfare Center just outside Washington, D.C., the Navy gets to control every inch of…
  • Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Eric Limer

    Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now , and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit , the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that…
  • The most extreme marathon deserves an extremely cool ad like this one

    29 August 2014, 1:45 pm by: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    This ad is so cool it makes me want to run the Mizuno Uphill Marathon, one of the toughest and most demanding races I've ever heard of. It takes place at the gorgeous Serra do Rio do Rastro, a beautiful mountain in Brasil with a winding road with a drop of…
  • Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

    29 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting…
  • iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know (Updated)

    29 August 2014, 1:27 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    It's iPhone time of the year again! Apple will reportedly show off the eighth generation of its flagship device on September 9 . If you believe the rumors, iPhone 6 will be one of the most dramatic updates to the iPhone line in quite some time. Read more...
  • Expand Your Android, Make a Robot Clean Your House, SodaStream [Deals]

    29 August 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a…
  • Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Group's Bio-Warfare Plans

    29 August 2014, 1:09 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    When fighters belonging to a moderate Syrian rebel force raided an ISIS hideout earlier this year, they could never have expected to come away with a haul as valuable as this. What they found wasn't weapons or ammo or money, it was a laptop. A laptop filled…
  • The Dark Knight version of The Incredibles

    29 August 2014, 12:16 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    I like some of Christopher Nolan's movies more than others. And I like The Dark Knight—although mostly because of Heath Ledger. But, after watching this The Dark Incredibles trailer, I have the feeling that a dark version of Brad Bird's movie would suck.Read…
  • Report: Apple Won't Ship Its iWatch Until 2015

    29 August 2014, 12:10 pm by: Leslie Horn

    You know that rumored iWatch we've heard is debuting at Apple's September 9 event ? We might see it, but according to Re/Code, the thing won't actually ship until next year. Read more...
  • Blink and You'll Miss This Leaked Video of the Galaxy Note 4

    29 August 2014, 12:05 pm by: Eric Limer

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 should be coming very, very soon, almost certainly at Samsung's Unpacked event next week. But in the meantime, it's made a sneak appearance in an extremely short leaked video. Not the shortest we've seen , but close.Read more...

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