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  • Droid Turbo Is Here, But About That Battery...

    30 October 2014, 12:15 pm by: Darren Orf

    If you want a Motorola smartphone in 2014, you've got choices. Lots and lots and lots of choices. On Verizon, the new Droid Turbo looks like a sure bet, and it's available starting today. But don't rush out the door and drop (at least) $200 big ones just…
  • A Tricycle That Leans and Rides More Like a Two-Wheeled Bike

    30 October 2014, 11:42 am by: Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Learning how to ride a two-wheeled bike is one of the biggest challenges a kid can face, and starting off on a tricycle doesn't make it any easier since it's a different riding experience—but why should it be? That's what brothers Steve and Rich Thrush asked…
  • NASA's High Altitude Glider Can Fire Rockets Into Space from the Air

    30 October 2014, 11:40 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    It still costs an arm and a leg (and sometimes an entire Antares rocket ) to lift crews and cargo into space. So until we get around to building that space elevator we've always wanted, NASA will just have to use this drone-towed, pilot-less, rocket-launching…
  • Brazil Is Keeping Its Promise to Avoid the U.S. Internet

    30 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA's obscenely invasive surveillance tactics . The country is about to stretch a cable from the northern city of Fortaleza all…
  • The Worst Bugs in OS X Yosemite and How to Fix Them

    30 October 2014, 10:55 am by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    There's a lot to like about OS X Yosemite , Apple's brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software's official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you're struggling…
  • 3D-Printable Cookie Monster and Grover Figures Hit the MakerBot Store

    30 October 2014, 10:47 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    The first series of Sesame Street characters to hit the MakerBot Digital Store weren't exactly its A-list residents. We all love Snuffleupagus, but he can't hold a candle to Big Bird. So thankfully Series 2 is finally here, just in time for Halloween,…
  • Ex Machina Trailer: Sexy Lady Robots Can Love, Too

    30 October 2014, 10:17 am by: Leslie Horn

    Here's the trailer for Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller about a young programmer selected to serve as the human component in a Turing Test on a robot. A really hot lady robot. Read more...
  • Study: Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

    30 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as energy from fossil fuels by 2016. That's basically tomorrow, and it's awesome.Read more...
  • iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Do Those Extra Pixels Really Matter?

    30 October 2014, 9:50 am by: Michael Hession

    Resolution is often misunderstood. You instinctively know that you want more of it, even when its real utility doesn't live up to the marketing hype. And Apple's new $2500 iMac has a lot of hype to live up to.Read more...
  • Last Night's South Park Nailed Why Drones Are So Totally Creepy

    30 October 2014, 9:41 am by: Leslie Horn

    "Do you have any idea how much fun we can have with this thing? We can spy on EVERYONE," declared Cartman on last night's episode of South Park. This week's show took on the problems with drones. One of which being they are so totally creepy. Read more...
  • Watch This Haunted Poster Come To Life and Scare the Hell Out of People

    30 October 2014, 9:27 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Giant poster ads are bad enough. But they're even worse when they suddenly come to life and attack you. As far as terrifying pranks go, this one is pretty high up there. And it just keeps getting better.Read more...
  • No, it's not just you: Instagram is down across the board (and right during prime commuter Instagram

    30 October 2014, 9:13 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    No, it's not just you: Instagram is down across the board (and right during prime commuter Instagram hour, too!). Update: It's back! Read more...
  • 4 Ways Hurricane Sandy Is Still Transforming NYC's Infrastructure

    30 October 2014, 9:02 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Hurricane Sandy made landfall two years ago last night , sparking one of the largest natural disasters New York has ever seen. In the 24 months since, New York has changed in dozens of unexpected ways—and it's just going to change more.Read more...
  • Download Over $100 In Premium Android Apps For Free Today

    30 October 2014, 8:45 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Amazon's Android Appstore is back with another terrific promotion for Halloween. From now until November 1, you can get 39 different paid Android apps absolutely free, with no strings attached.Read more...
  • LG's New Smartphone Display Has the World's Thinnest 0.7mm Bezel

    30 October 2014, 8:26 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    The best way to maximize the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce the…
  • Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

    30 October 2014, 8:17 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Tim Cook has written an editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek today which speaks frankly about his sexual orientation. "Let me be clear," he explains. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Read more...
  • The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares ro

    30 October 2014, 8:15 am by: Attila Nagy

    The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares rocket exploded right after liftoff . The photo was taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team on Wednesday October 29th. [NASA/Terry Zaperach]Read more...
  • Lenovo Now Officially Owns Motorola

    30 October 2014, 7:51 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Back in January, Lenovo announced that it was going to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. Now, the deal's signed and sealed.Read more...
  • A Secret Policy Lets the UK Suck Up Any Bulk NSA Data It Wants

    30 October 2014, 7:04 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    As if having all that public data squirrelled away by the NSA wasn't bad enough, a new report by Liberty UK reveals that Britain's intelligence services can take any of it, whenever it wants, without a warrant.Read more...
  • Nintendo Is Developing a Non-Wearable to Track Sleep and Fatigue

    30 October 2014, 6:19 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    While the world and his dog builds wearables of all kinds, Nintendo seems to be headed in a different direction. The ccompany's CEO, Satoru Iwata, tells Reuters that a newly created healthcare division is building a sleep and fatigue tracker—that you won't…
  • FAA: Fly a Drone Over Big Sports Events and You'll Face Prison

    30 October 2014, 5:37 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    If you spend your weekends flying drones, be careful you don't stray too close to a ball game: the FAA has issued a warning which warms of large fines or imprisonments if your UAV strays too close to large sports venues .Read more...
  • Google Glass Is Now Banned From Movie Theaters Across the U.S.

    30 October 2014, 4:54 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from movie theaters…
  • Good morning!

    30 October 2014, 4:26 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Good morning! Sadly, you don't get to see the new day in in quite the same way as NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman. He snapped this sunrise from the International Space Station just the other day. You're allowed to be jealous. [NASA]Read more...
  • This Lego hot rod is sleek, slow and low

    30 October 2014, 2:06 am by: Michael Schulte on LEGO, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Builder Biczzz has been at making custom cars for about 8 years now and his latest creation is a smooth hot rod named Gold Dust. I really like the stance of the car as it captures that bonkers, touch of chrome, frame rail scraping style that always pisses off…
  • These pygmy seahorses are so good at changing colors for camouflage

    29 October 2014, 10:27 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colorful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What's cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants…

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