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  • Inbox First Impressions: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

    23 October 2014, 12:07 pm by: Michael Hession

    When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for…
  • The Best Worst Product Reviews on Amazon

    23 October 2014, 12:02 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Last week, we asked you to hunt down some of the most absurd, least helpful, and (consequently) absolutely wonderful product reviews that Amazon has to offer. And we are proud to say that you, dear readers, delivered in droves. Read more...
  • The First Flying Wing Jet Could Have Won WWII for the Nazis

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

    The B-2 Spirit blew more than a few minds when it made its public debut in 1988. But America's flying wing was not the first of such aircraft. In fact, one such plane nearly darkened the skies over Washington at the end of WWII with a nuclear present from the…
  • Now Etsy Has a Card Reader Too

    23 October 2014, 11:17 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it's orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.Read more...
  • Revamp Your Android Lock Screen With Microsoft's New App

    23 October 2014, 10:54 am by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    If you haven't heard, Microsoft has kicked open the doors to its experimental Garage development hub, and among the projects now available for beta testing is the Next Lock Screen app for Android. Lock screen customization is nothing new, but this effort from…
  • Hasbro's New Flexible Foam Hulk Hands Now Let You Smash and Squeeze

    23 October 2014, 10:30 am by: Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that leaked last night definitely has us excited about seeing the Hulk go toe-to-toe with Stark's Hulkbuster Iron Man Suit. But come February, well before the film hits theaters, you'll be able to get your hands on—and…
  • Apple and Its Sapphire Supplier Have Officially Broken Up

    23 October 2014, 10:04 am by: Eric Limer

    Apple's relationship with GT Advanced Technologies, the company slated to make its sapphire screens, is over. First, GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy , then closed a pair of its plants , and now a settlement has officially freed the company of its exclusivity…
  • I'm the Last Twenty-something Who Doesn't Own a Smartphone

    23 October 2014, 9:55 am by: Mia Mercado

    Hi. My name is Mia, and I'm a millennial who doesn't own a smartphone.Read more...
  • Deadspin Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door | Gawker Kristen Stewart

    23 October 2014, 9:32 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    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 Fun…
  • How 15 Anonymous Architects Envision the World's Next Great Museum

    23 October 2014, 9:20 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    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 outpost…
  • Christian Bale Is Steve Jobs

    23 October 2014, 9:20 am by: Kate Knibbs

    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...
  • Upgrade Your Network with Today's Amazon Gold Box

    23 October 2014, 9:15 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    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...
  • Turn Playgrounds Into Game Controllers With This Motion-Sensing Clip

    23 October 2014, 9:08 am by: Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    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…
  • ​Sony Xperia Z3v Review: A Fantastic Phone With a Dated Design

    23 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Darren Orf

    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. But…
  • Can You Tell the Time on This Eclipse Clock?

    23 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    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...
  • China Scrambled 1,226 Troops to Stop a Single Drone

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

    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...
  • Six Great DIY Projects for Hacking Computers and Networks

    23 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Alan Henry on Lifehacker, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    If you're testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn't end with your computer. If you're willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron, or a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects…
  • Microsoft Is Stopping Free Xbox Music Streaming

    23 October 2014, 6:45 am by: Matt Hill - Gizmodo UK

    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...
  • Google Now cards appear to have started warning us about impending solar eclipses.

    23 October 2014, 6:15 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Google Now cards appear to have started warning us about impending solar eclipses. Which is, uh, useful?Read more...
  • Listen to the Historic Sounds of Space Travel on NASA's SoundCloud

    23 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    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...
  • How Many Undiscovered Blood Groups Are There?

    23 October 2014, 5:15 am by: Penny Bailey - Mosaic

    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...
  • B&O Has a Stunning New High-End Bluetooth Speaker

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

    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...
  • This Bench Is Built Using Two Power Mac G5s

    23 October 2014, 3:45 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    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...
  • Yahoo's new email app, available for Android and iOS, integrates event and travel notifications alon

    23 October 2014, 3:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Yahoo's new email app, available for Android and iOS, integrates event and travel notifications alongside all your messages. Sound familiar ?Read more...
  • Good night, Chicago

    23 October 2014, 1:05 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    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 don't…

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