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  • Skyscraper-Scaling Teen Instagrammers Are Getting Busted By Police

    30 September 2014, 1:29 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Is there a skyscraper or construction site in the New York City area without a precocious teen Instagrammer on top? NBC reports that Demidism, the 17-year-old who climbed the unfinished 432 Park, has been arrested for trespassing. Meanwhile, the 16-year-old…
  • A Spoonful of This New Material Can Suck Up a Whole Roomful of Oxygen

    30 September 2014, 1:20 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    A team of scientists in Denmark just invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part is that it can release it again…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 1.0 to Developers

    30 September 2014, 1:18 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    We're one step closer to Apple's all-new Yosemite OS hitting the streets: The company just released Candidate 1.0 of the Golden Master build to developers via the Mac App store. Read more...
  • GoPro Hero3+ Discount, Cherry MX Blue Keyboard, Smash Bros. [Deals]

    30 September 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    New GoPros are in the pipeline , but the current-gen GoPro Hero3+ Black is still a fantastic action cam. You can save $50, and get the Surf/SUP/Kayak mounting package, today at REI. [GoPro Hero3+ Black with Surf/SUP/Kayak Mounts, $350]Read more...
  • Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets

    30 September 2014, 1:08 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will finally span all of Microsoft's Windows powered devices, from desktops…
  • The Pebble Smartwatch Now Doubles as a $100 Fitness Tracker

    30 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Sean Hollister

    The days of dedicated fitness trackers may be numbered. The evidence is piling up: the Apple Watch will be your personal trainer , the new Basis Peak is adding smartwatch-like notifications... and now the Pebble smartwatch is becoming a fitness tracker too.…
  • Why No One Used Camouflage Until WWI

    30 September 2014, 12:35 pm by: <a href="http://www.quora.com/It-seems-very-logical-to-use-camouflage-so-why-did-militaries-not-use-camouflage-before-WWI/answer/Kyle-Murao">Kyle Murao - Quora</a>

    The general idea behind visual camouflage , which is to make distinctive, recognizable shapes difficult to pick out against a background, was nothing new in 1914. The point of camouflage isn't necessarily to make oneself totally invisible, which isn't…
  • Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

    30 September 2014, 12:15 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a…
  • Scenes* From the Upcoming Tetris Movie, Which Is a Totally Real Thing

    30 September 2014, 11:50 am by: Kate Knibbs

    An "epic sci-fi movie" version of the video game Tetris is in the works, because if Hollywood loves one thing, it's action blockbusters based on nostalgia-fueled brands with nonsensical plots (see: Transformers, Battleship, TMNT, really the entire Michael Bay…
  • 12 Voice Commands To Try On Your New Android Wear Watch

    30 September 2014, 11:45 am by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    If you've splurged on one of the new Android Wear watches then you'll know it's very much a case of learning as you go. Since you probably won't immediately know what these devices are capable of, so here are 12 useful voice commands you can experiment with to…
  • NASA's New Recoverable Telescope Will Float Above the Clouds by Balloon

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

    Both terrestrial telescopes and their orbital counterparts have some pretty significant limitations—ground based observatories must deal with the obscuring effects of the Earth's atmosphere and space telescopes are incredibly expensive to launch. But NASA's…
  • Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

    30 September 2014, 11:14 am by: Ashley Feinberg

    The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $190 Kobo Aura H2O,…
  • LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers in Sight

    30 September 2014, 11:10 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    Picture this. You walk into the subway but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts—the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a…
  • Cypher Software Makes Phone Calls Clear As a Bell

    30 September 2014, 10:56 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Basically every aspect of cellphones has improved astonishingly in the past few years, except for the actual phone call part. Cypher, a brand-new startup, has some tricky software it says can fix our muddied mobile conversations. In a short live demo in NYC,…
  • They Finally Made an Ostrich Pillow We Can't Mock

    30 September 2014, 10:35 am by: Ashley Feinberg

    Well, this is awkward. The sleep-deprived minds behind everyone's favorite public, personal asphyxiation device, the Ostrich Pillow, have come back to Kickstarter with the Ostrich Pillow Mini. And it's... fine?Read more...
  • Lightsaber Replacement Keys: No Need to Use the Forced Entry

    30 September 2014, 10:27 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber bbq tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these…
  • New Interstellar poster and trailers show more of the spaceship

    30 September 2014, 10:13 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    I'm so stoked about this movie that I may start wearing my spaceman pijamas out of the house. So stoked that, even while I'm always against trailers, I'm glad they keep releasing new material, like the banner and the barrage of international and TV trailers…
  • These Popular Bluetooth Speakers Are Only $30 Each Today

    30 September 2014, 9:45 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Whether you're taking them to the beach, a tailgate, or just using them to boost your iPad's volume in the kitchen, Bluetooth speakers are incredibly handy, and we've found a couple of highly-rated models for just $30 each today.Read more...
  • Disney USB Chargers Make Outlets Fun, Which, Uh… Guys?

    30 September 2014, 9:23 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    For those us without kids, these Disney-themed USB chargers seem like an adorable way to replace the adapters that came with our smartphones. But to anyone with a toddler roaming the house, exploring every last nook and cranny, they also serve as an engraved…
  • The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Is Debuting on Netflix

    30 September 2014, 9:20 am by: Ashley Feinberg

    It's no secret that Netflix has flirted with the idea of footing the bill for "big" movie releases in the past, but now we're finally seeing what that actually means. Next August, the sequel to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be hitting Netflix and…
  • io9 The 8 strangest fast food movie tie-ins | Jalopnik The Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is Batshi

    30 September 2014, 9:09 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    io9 The 8 strangest fast food movie tie-ins | Jalopnik The Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is Batshit Insane | Jezebel OkCupid Casanova Has Some Very Specific Things He Wants to Do With You | Lifehacker How to Look Better in Photos Based on Your Body Type…
  • Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE: Stream Games Anywhere (If You've Got the Cash)

    30 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Sean Hollister

    I just stepped into the future of gaming. Well, that's not quite correct. I sampled one possible future: the one where you can take the power of your entire gaming PC absolutely anywhere.Read more...
  • Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

    30 September 2014, 8:53 am by: Eric Limer

    Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now , and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit , the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that…
  • No, this isn't another golf ball from outer space.

    30 September 2014, 8:30 am by: Attila Nagy

    No, this isn't another golf ball from outer space . In fact, it's a simulated image of the interior of a supermassive star weighing 55,500 times more than our Sun.Read more...
  • The Evolution of Your Desk, Visualized

    30 September 2014, 8:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Over the past twenty years, you entire desk has collapsed in on itself and into your computer. This video, by the Harvard Innovation Lab, shows how it happened.Read more...

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