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  • I'm Getting Completely Lost in Discovery's Beautiful VR Projects

    28 August 2015, 3:00 am by: Chris Mills

    The Discovery Channel, home of sharks and professional pyromaniacs, has a lot of cool stuff to show off. So it makes complete sense to cherry-pick some of the best moments, and package them into bite-size VR experiences. Read more...
  • New Orleans' Marshes are Still Recovering From Katrina

    28 August 2015, 1:00 am by: Chris Mills

    Hurricane Katrina’s damage wasn’t all to man-made objects: the storm also hit the marshes and swamps surrounding New Orleans. The city has done a good job of regrowing over the last decade, but the landscape is still showing scars. Read more...
  • Apple Pay will now work with PayAnywhere, a card reader that attaches to mobile devices to accept NF

    28 August 2015, 12:07 am by: Chris Mills

    Apple Pay will now work with PayAnywhere, a card reader that attaches to mobile devices to accept NFC and magnetic stripe payments. That means Apple’s contactless payment solution will now work in 300,000 more places in the US, and we’re one step closer to…
  • Logitech's New Gaming Headphones Might Actually Sound Good

    27 August 2015, 11:00 pm by: Chris Mills

    Most gaming headphones I’ve ever used have sacrificed actual sound quality for aggressive styling that lets everyone else know you call your computer desk a battlestation. Logitech’s latest headphones for gamers aren’t exactly discreet, but the company…
  • How to Build a Globe From Scratch

    27 August 2015, 9:00 pm by: Robbie Gonzalez on io9, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

    Time, patience, time, dedication, and time are just a few of the things Peter Bellerby needed to found and subsequently operate Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, one of the only companies on Earth that still makes globes by hand. Read more...
  • Valve's Virtual Reality Headset is Delayed

    27 August 2015, 8:41 pm by: Sean Hollister

    It seemed like the amazing HTC Vive virtual reality headset would be the first to market—ahead of Sony’s Morpheus and the Oculus Rift . That’s not necessarily happening. According to a new press release, consumers probably won’t be getting their hands…
  • Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me to Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

    27 August 2015, 8:20 pm by: Alissa Walker

    The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo, and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram…
  • ASAP Science Runs Through How Many Cherry Pits and Tablespoons of Spice Will Kill You

    27 August 2015, 7:30 pm by: Esther Inglis-Arkell on io9, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

    This is the ultimate video to illustrate that “the dose makes the poison.” ASAP Science explains how much seasoning, how many cherry pits, and how much loud music will murder you.Read more...
  • Here's an Early Look at Russia's New Manned Spacecraft

    27 August 2015, 7:30 pm by: Attila Nagy

    While NASA and its commercial partners try hard to develop several new American spacecraft in order to get American astronauts into Earth’s orbit and beyond, Russia is working on its own new craft, too.Read more...
  • What the Heck Is a Road Diet?

    27 August 2015, 7:15 pm by: Alissa Walker

    You might have heard the term “road diet” which sounds like the dining habits of some asphalt-chomping ogre. And it kind of is! But what does it really mean? Here are four videos that explain exactly what transportation planners are doing when they turn…
  • This Messy Mass of Colorful Orbs Shows How Cancer Grows

    27 August 2015, 7:00 pm by: Maddie Stone

    Healthy tissues are like healthy ecosystems: Both composed of diverse populations. But in tumors, a single, malignant cell type often dominates. A new computer model is helping researchers understand why, and it could pave the way to more effective cancer…
  • Nielsen Is Tracking What We Like to Watch on Netflix

    27 August 2015, 6:45 pm by: Maddie Stone

    Global information company Nielsen is months into a program that allows it to track the performance of shows on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reports. This sort of data could offer major studios the ammo they…
  • The Vast Majority of the World Doesn't Use Facebook

    27 August 2015, 5:20 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Soon-to-be dad Mark Zuckerberg just made a big announcement on Facebook, a soul-searching website he created in 2004: “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.” Do you know what that means?Read more...
  • Score Rare Discounts on a Few High End Roombas

    27 August 2015, 5:19 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    I hear nothing but good things about Roombas, and if you want to try one out yourself, a few high end models are on sale today on Amazon. The Roomba 870 is $90 off its usual price, the 880 is $105 off, and if you need a robotic mop to go with it, the Braava…
  • The Fembots of Ashley Madison

    27 August 2015, 5:05 pm by: Annalee Newitz

    Now we know that almost none of the woman in the Ashley Madison database ever used the site . The question is, was this a deliberate fraud? Or was it just a dating site gone wrong?Read more...
  • I'm Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, and This Is How I Work

    27 August 2015, 5:00 pm by: Andy Orin on Lifehacker, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    There’s something about Farhad. Tech reporters can quickly become jaded and cynical about their work, but Farhad Manjoo’s lucid writing lacks any sense of needless snark when he discusses how technology affects our lives. Though when I talk about…
  • A Cyclist's Track Stand Befuddled One of Google's Self-Driving Cars

    27 August 2015, 5:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian, or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our varying behaviors on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s self-driving…
  • A Journalist Used an Artificial Tusk to Track the Illegal Ivory Trade

    27 August 2015, 4:50 pm by: Maddie Stone

    Tracking the movement of ivory through the nebulous, international black market is extraordinarily difficult. But we need to start doing a better job of it if we want to stamp out the illegal trade that claims 100 elephant lives every day. One journalist’s…
  • Video: Bending light and blowing glass is visually electric

    27 August 2015, 4:47 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    The craft of making neon lights is always so fun for me to see. The way the glass curves and the way the light fills up the tube is like seeing magic light up. Even better is to see the entire process of a neon sign get made, Stray Matter shows Andrew Hibbs at…
  • Meet the Protein That Plugs a Sperm Into an Egg During Fertilization

    27 August 2015, 4:45 pm by: Diane Kelly on Throb, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    The successful union of egg and sperm in fertilization depends on a sperm cell’s ability to get through an egg’s thick protective coating and latch itself to its membrane. A study published in the journal Andrology yesterday gives us our first look at the…

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