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  • Can You Ignore Your Own Voice?

    21 November 2014, 4:30 am by: Chris Chapman - Mosaic

    We listen to our own voice when we talk – it helps us monitor what we're saying. But simultaneous interpreters have to translate one language into another in real time, so they learn to ignore themselves. Read more...
  • Report: Amazon Is Planning to Launch a Travel Site With Hotel Bookings

    21 November 2014, 3:42 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Looking to get away? Maybe you should just add a trip to your Wish List in the hope someone buys it for you. At least, that's what you might be able to do soon, if reports of Amazon branching out into travel are accurate.Read more...
  • This hand drawn Big Hero 6 trailer is so simple but so lovely

    21 November 2014, 1:31 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    CGI is wonderful and I love it when excellent animators use it for their films but there's something about the ol' trusty pen and pencil way of hand drawing (even if it's not done with a pen and pencil) that always makes me smile. It's like doing things…
  • Watching this Kaiseki chef putting food on plates gives me goosebumps

    20 November 2014, 10:52 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Food all goes down the same but there's so much beauty in food and each ingredient that chefs like Niki Nakayam of Los Angeles Japanese Kaiseki restaurant n/naka turn the idea of putting plate of food into an art form. You're no longer eating protein and…
  • The process of turning raw cow hide into leather is really gross

    20 November 2014, 9:28 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it's absolutely gross to make. Here's the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You'll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre…
  • Celebrate Mike Nichols, Watch The Graduate

    20 November 2014, 8:00 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Director, comedian, and EGOT-winning badass Mike Nichols died yesterday . Nichols got his start in comedy, first as an improviser and then as part of a duo with the equally legendary Elaine May. Read more...
  • Talking Heads Wrote the Best Anthem For a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

    20 November 2014, 7:00 pm by: Matt Novak

    It's the cassette tape that everybody should have in their earthquake go-bag: The single "Life During Wartime" by the Talking Heads.Read more...
  • This is the stuff that some of my nightmares are made of

    20 November 2014, 5:56 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I have some kind of innate deep fear/repulsion against birds and especially flocks. Watching this massive group of little winged velociraptors taking off some kind of poplar tree—there are so many that the tree is deformed by their weight—is my idea of…
  • The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)

    20 November 2014, 5:16 pm by: Sarah Zhang on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and…
  • Did Ben Franklin want the turkey to be our national symbol?

    20 November 2014, 5:15 pm by: Matt Novak on Factually, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    It's one of those Thanksgiving fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be our national bird, instead of the bald eagle. It's a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that this…
  • Half of a Teapot Is Actually the Perfect Amount of Teapot

    20 November 2014, 5:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Have you ever filled your teapot up more than halfway in your life? Oh, you have? Well, not all of us are constantly having wild parties with dozens of friends for whom to make tea. The rest of us are usually only making one or two cups—and that's who the…
  • This AWESOME Mario Kart Lego is the blue shell of builds

    20 November 2014, 4:56 pm by: Michael Schulte on LEGO, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    A collaboration between 6kyubi6, 74louloute and fujiia celebrates the awesomeness that is Mario Kart. Even though this game makes you hate your friends, these pals somehow made this build come together. All of my favorite characters are represented and nearly…
  • How to Use Satellite Imagery to Predict the Market

    20 November 2014, 4:47 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    You can do some crazy shit with satellite imagery. What kinds of crazy shit? Well, for one, a startup's spying on the shadows of half-built skyscrapers in China and then selling the data to investors who want to predict what the real estate market. That's…
  • Deadspin The Amazing True Story Of My Exploding Balls | Jalopnik How Formula One Actually Works: A G

    20 November 2014, 4:37 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Deadspin The Amazing True Story Of My Exploding Balls | Jalopnik How Formula One Actually Works: A Guide For Confused Americans | Jezebel Lessons on Love and Marriage From Charles Manson and His Fiancée | Lifehacker The Best Bedroom Upgrades for a Better…
  • Ikea Is Reissuing Amazing Old Designs From the 1950s and 60s

    20 November 2014, 4:30 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Ikea is over 70 years old, which means the company has survived through dozens upon dozens of design trends, from stuffy conservatism in the late 1940s to the craziness of the 60s. Wonderfully, the company is now plucking classics from its archives to sell in…
  • Airbnb already provides reimbursement for property damage, now they've added liability insurance tha

    20 November 2014, 4:27 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Airbnb already provides reimbursement for property damage, now they've added liability insurance that will protect both hosts and their landlords should anyone get injured during a stay. The coverage is automatic and goes into effect in January; U.S. only for…
  • Tell Us Your Worst Experiences Trying To Cancel Cell Phone Contracts

    20 November 2014, 4:11 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Here's a sad story: a UK woman brought her husband's ashes to a T-Mobile store after they refused to cancel the dead man's contract. That's an extreme case, but indicative of the nightmare some people have to go through to close an account. Have you ever had a…
  • Waiting to buy the excellent Basis Peak activity tracker until it gets smartwatch notifications?

    20 November 2014, 4:01 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Waiting to buy the excellent Basis Peak activity tracker until it gets smartwatch notifications? They're coming in mid-December. Also, the Peak will now stream your heart rate data via Bluetooth to Strava, MapMyRun and Endomoto apps. [Basis Blog]Read more...
  • Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify

    20 November 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I'm still a member, and I've never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I'm actually tempted to…
  • Hey, Jim Webb, If You're Running For President At Least Get an HD Camera

    20 November 2014, 3:50 pm by: Michael Hession

    Former Senator Jim Webb announced that he's forming an "exploratory committee" yesterday, the first step on a long road to probably running for president. He did so in a video that looks like it was filmed in my high school TV studio.Read more...
  • The Next Prius? What It's Like To Drive Toyota's $57,000 Hydrogen Car

    20 November 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jason Torchinsky on Jalopnik, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    Hydrogen fuel cells are a cool technology that were perfected to enable humans to go to the moon. Now that they're perfected even more, they're enabling humans to go to work or the liquor store, and, incredibly, this is progress. The Toyota Mirai is an example…
  • One Year Later, Should You Get An Xbox One Or A PS4?

    20 November 2014, 3:00 pm by: Stephen Totilo on Kotaku, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we've told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you're a console-only gamer. But which one…
  • This may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever built

    20 November 2014, 2:58 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    The Swedes make some amazing flying machines, like the Saab 35 Draken photographed above by Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief for Aviation Week. It's so striking it doesn't even seem real. It feels more like a space fighter than a plane from Earth. Check out…
  • You'll Soon Be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

    20 November 2014, 2:52 pm by: Darren Orf

    Google just announced a new internet subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1-$3 contribution. Read more...
  • ​I Went Camping With Bear Grylls, And Survived

    20 November 2014, 2:43 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    "Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days.Read more...

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