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  • Sonic Cannons Are Going to Wreck East Coast Ecology in Search of Oil

    24 July 2014, 12:50 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    The Obama administration's record on environmental responsibility took a huge hit last Friday when the Feds approved not only energy exploration off the Eastern seaboard for the first time in 40 years, but also the use of sonic cannons, which have been linked…
  • Watch This Bot With a Broken Leg Learn To Walk Straight Again

    24 July 2014, 12:28 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Humans are highly adaptable creatures, and we'll do anything we can to prevent an injury from completely immobilizing us. So if robots are supposed to eventually take over all of our duties, they need to learn how to quickly bounce back from damage as…
  • Deals: Your New Soundbar, Custom Bluetooth Speaker, Timbuk2 Sale

    24 July 2014, 12:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Today's Amazon deal of the day is a highly-rated Polk Audio soundbar that'll be perfect for upgrading your home theater, or streaming music from your phone via Bluetooth. Today's price is over $80 less than Amazon has ever sold it for, and I'd be surprised if…
  • You Can Actually Buy a Flux Capacitor Car Charger Now

    24 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool's Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag ?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful…
  • Why Can't We Protect Commercial Planes From Attacks?

    24 July 2014, 12:08 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend…
  • Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

    24 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tyler Rogoway on foxtrotalpha, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air…
  • This Super-Efficient Lightbulb Uses Tesla Tech for an Incandescent Glow

    24 July 2014, 11:39 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Despite their inefficiency, old-school incandescent lightbulbs sure did put out a pleasant, natural-looking light. The folks at Finally Light Bulb missed that light, so they brought it back with an efficient, affordable bulb using technology Nikola Tesla once…
  • Have a Chromecast? You Could Get Three Free Months of Unlimited Music

    24 July 2014, 11:14 am by: Darren Orf

    Chromecast , Google's $35 3-inch streaming dongle, turns one-year-old today and the company is cutting users in on the celebration. For three months, anyone with a Chromecast can jam out with a free 90-day subscription to All Access Music, a usually $10…
  • Looks Like Instagram Is Working on a Snapchat Rival

    24 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Kate Knibbs

    Someone at Instagram has a slippery trigger finger: Some Instagram for Android users are reporting links posted to a "one tap photo messaging app" called Bolt. It sounds an awful lot like a very popular photo-sharing app not owned by Facebook that rhymes with…
  • A Brief History of Pi

    24 July 2014, 10:41 am by: Melissa - Today I Found Out

    That the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known to humanity since ancient times; yet, even today, despite 2000 years of thought, theories, calculations and proofs, π's precise value remains elusive.Read more...
  • There's an Actual Piece of the Wright Flyer Inside Bremont's New Watch

    24 July 2014, 10:26 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Starting in 2010, Bremont has been paying homage to significant moments in the history of technology with a unique line of watches that includes the Codebreaker which celebrated the work of the WWII Enigma machine crackers. Now the watchmaker is honoring the…
  • Adam Savage Explains Extensively How He Built His Hellboy Mecha-Glove

    24 July 2014, 10:17 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Remember Rasputin's mecha-glove from Hellboy? All the delightful details, the knobs, lights, and doodads, were just fantastic. Adam Savage fell in love with it, and he just built a fully functioning replica to show off at Comic-Con, detailing exactly how he…
  • Deadspin What's The Matter With CrossFit?

    24 July 2014, 10:15 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Deadspin What's The Matter With CrossFit? | io9 Batfleck's Bat-Cowl From Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Revealed | Jalopnik The Fascists In Quebec Just Banned Your Hellaflush Car Yo | Jezebel Let's Settle This Once and For All: Is Sex Sexy or Not? Read…
  • How Buckyballs Fell Apart

    24 July 2014, 10:15 am by: Mario Aguilar

    As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with the government regulators who sought to ban them. Here's how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span of just a…
  • The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That Are Totally Free

    24 July 2014, 10:00 am by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to spend seven bucks a month? Here are our favorite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx…
  • Imogen Heap Made Her New Single Using A Running App She Designed

    24 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Alissa Walker

    For those who enjoy taking Imogen Heap's dreamy electronic vocals along for a workout, you'll love "Run-Time," her newest single. Heap—a dedicated runner—has recorded this song using an app she helped design which builds custom soundtracks for running.Read…
  • Google Voice Is One Step Closer To Dying and Becoming Hangouts

    24 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Eric Limer

    Google Voice is going to die and become a part of Hangouts. It's going to be great. And it might actually be happening soon because you can now make Hangouts calls from the Google Voice homepage.Read more...
  • 11 of the Most Absurd Smartphone Cases We Have Ever Seen

    24 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Ashley Feinberg

    For better or worse, the world is overrun with some truly abysmal, positively ludicrous smartphone cases. And you, dear readers, have seen a lot of them . Here are the biggest offenders.Read more...
  • Piloting a Pacific Rim Jaeger Is the Perfect Oculus Rift Endgame

    24 July 2014, 8:45 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    The limits of real-life technology mean that the giant robots that made Pacific Rim so awesome are hundreds of decades away. Sad, for sure, but with the technology we do have at our disposal we can at least simulate the experience of piloting a towering…
  • Ebook subscription service Oyster is expanding its services to mobile and web browsers.

    24 July 2014, 8:38 am by: Kate Knibbs

    Ebook subscription service Oyster is expanding its services to mobile and web browsers. Read more...
  • Stunning selfie of a lone man facing a terrifying volcano pit

    24 July 2014, 12:53 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Look at that lonely guy, so tiny and fragile on the edge of the fiery Gates of Hell—the Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater. His name is Andrew Hara, the photographer who took this amazing self-portrait, which was just featured as photo of the day in…
  • This is the coolest object disintegration video I've ever seen

    24 July 2014, 12:01 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    We have featured time-lapse videos of objects being sanded down one millimeter at a time before, but this film by Mexican illustrator and animator Simon Gerbaud is the best I've ever seen. I would keep watching that shoe GIF forever if there weren't so many…
  • Chopping down a super tall tree with a chainsaw looks like a lot of fun

    23 July 2014, 11:45 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It probably requires a lot of planning and a lot of strategic rope placement and a lot of brass balls but once you're all the way up there and everything is set, chopping down a tree with a chainsaw looks like crazy amounts of fun. This GoPro footage from the…
  • Here's a satirical glimpse of Earth's dystopian future

    23 July 2014, 11:14 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet, cities would still make bids to host the Olympic…
  • How Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Taught Me to Love Technology

    23 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    You might not believe me, but I was kind of a nerd when I was a kid. My family lived out in the mountains, miles away from anyone my age, so I spent my days buried in books and playing with my rock collection. Then, the summer before I started kindergarten,…

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