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  • You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

    2 April 2015, 1:30 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customize, and now easy to use anywhere you…
  • Why New York's Expensive Real Estate Is Going Crazy

    2 April 2015, 1:03 am by: Chris Mills

    Traditionally, space in skyscrapers has been the preserve of too-big-to-fail corporations and law firms with triple-barrelled names. But, as you probably realize if you’ve taken a turn round Central Park lately, the latest and greatest supertalls don’t…
  • This TRON Motorbike Is Totally Functional, And Yes, You Can Buy It

    2 April 2015, 12:04 am by: Chris Mills

    TRON: Legacy was maybe not the best film ever, but ever since it’s 2010 release, it’s spawned an entire genre of TRON-esque design — i.e. dark, glossy objects with light-up highlights. And nothing is more synonymous with TRONIism than the electric…
  • Watch A Week Of Rain And Snow Across The World

    1 April 2015, 11:00 pm by: Chris Mills

    The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory has been up and running for a little over a year now, and the joint NASA-Japan mission is starting to yield some (totally awesome) results. Read more...
  • This Sharpener Turns Tiny Stubs Into Longer Pencils

    1 April 2015, 10:30 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with…
  • Amazon's Plan For The Future Of Shopping Is More Than Just Buttons

    1 April 2015, 10:00 pm by: Chris Mills

    Yesterday, Amazon announced that it was introducing a physical One-Click button , in its ongoing effort to remove any friction or thought from the mindless ordering process. But one detail from the announcement escaped most people’s notice: the fact that…
  • These Minimalist Lamps Are Made With Century-Old Tiffany Technology

    1 April 2015, 7:04 pm by: Attila Nagy

    Tiffany lamps are probably the most admired products of the Art Nouveau movement, and it’s easy to see why. These utterly luxurious hand-made objects, mostly table lamps or desk lamps, somehow managed to remain as desirable as they were more than hundred…
  • The Guerrilla Movement To Deploy Sensors All Over Your City

    1 April 2015, 6:30 pm by: Annalee Newitz

    “You want to see our sensor?” Pierre Forcioli-Conti gestures at a high window that leads to the roof. “You’ll have to climb over Matt’s desk and go out the window.” No problem. I wriggle through the window and climb out on top of the the…
  • Photo of US Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds flying perfectly into the sky 

    1 April 2015, 6:29 pm by: Casey Chan

    I love this spectacular picture of the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in perfect unison into the sky because the trail they leave behind look like the fingers of a cloud monster giving the jets a boost into the air. And because they're above the clouds, it…
  • Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable?

    1 April 2015, 6:29 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable? No more—HBO will be available on the Sling TV service by April 12th. It’ll set you back the same $15 a month, but you’ll need Sling TV’s core $20 TV…
  • Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U!

    1 April 2015, 6:19 pm by: Patricia Hernandez

    Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U! This includes classics like Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS, both of which are releasing tonight on the eShop.Read more...
  • The Most Popular Antidepressants Are Based On A Theory We Know Is Wrong

    1 April 2015, 6:10 pm by: Levi Gadye

    One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. But these drugs are designed based on a theory that's already been roundly disproven: the "chemical imbalance" theory of depression. Why haven't our drugs kept up with the science of…
  • io9 10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R.

    1 April 2015, 5:42 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley

    io9 10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin | Jezebel What the Hell Is Going On At American Apparel? | Kotaku DC Comics' Big New Crossover Isn't Off to a Great Start | Lifehacker Feed a Large Family on $10 a Day with a…
  • Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

    1 April 2015, 5:24 pm by: Casey Chan

    These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights…
  • ​You Don't Know Turkey About Wild Turkeys

    1 April 2015, 5:22 pm by: Wes Siler

    Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Forgive me a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild. Read…
  • Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy

    1 April 2015, 4:57 pm by: Sean Buckley

    It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy…
  • The Gorgeous White Hell Where They Test Your Winter Tires

    1 April 2015, 4:10 pm by: Attila Nagy

    Spanning over more than 1,700 acres, the Ivalo Testing Center, or as they call it, “White Hell,” is the place where Finland’s snow tire maker, Nokian Tyres, tests their winter tires in extreme conditions, using over 20 different snowy or icy test tracks,…
  • Finally! California Just Issued Mandatory State Water Restrictions

    1 April 2015, 3:50 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Jerry Brown must be a Gizmodo reader because he apparently heard my parched plea : Today, the California governor issued mandatory water restrictions for the state—the first in history. Read more...
  • This Exoskeleton Boot Saves Energy In An Ingenious Way

    1 April 2015, 3:30 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    After millions of years of evolution, your feet are still not perfectly energy efficient. Enter exoskeletons. Researchers have created a new boot that, unlike other exoskeletons, makes walking more efficient without an extra battery or power source. Read…
  • The Forever War Is Always Already Here: Introducing Phase Zero

    1 April 2015, 3:12 pm by: William M. Arkin

    Welcome to Phase Zero, a new Gawker Media site that will cover the world of spying and killing. Read more...

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