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  • The Man Who Makes Movie Posters Into Modern Art

    20 October 2014, 9:20 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    Drew Struzan is a movie poster master. If you have seen a film—any film—considered to be a classic in the last three decades or so, chances are good that he painted the art that made you excited to hit the theater. Star Wars! Indy! The Goonies! E.T.!…
  • Swimming in an iceberg is like being inside the Fortress of Solitude

    20 October 2014, 8:42 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that's crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free…
  • Unearthing 91-Year-Old Sphinxes From the Buried Ten Commandments Set

    20 October 2014, 8:28 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    Hollywood lore and biblical history have been buried together for almost a century under the coastal sands of California, but archaeologists recently unearthed a massive 15-foot-tall Sphinx built for Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 black-and-white epic The Ten…
  • ​The DualShock 4 Has Become A Pretty Great PC Controller

    20 October 2014, 7:30 pm by: Kirk Hamilton on Kotaku, shared by Sean Hollister to Gizmodo

    If you're using a controller to play a PC game—I know, I know, shhh, it's okay—chances are the on-screen prompts you see will match up with an Xbox controller. But you don't have to use Microsoft's controller with your PC; you've actually got a lot of…
  • Sleater-Kinney: Bury Our Friends

    20 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    Holy shit new Sleater-Kinney music for the first time in a decade. Today, Sleater-Kinney released "Bury Our Friends" and announced a new record, No Cities to Love, to be released in January. Oh and a tour. I'm so excited that I'm actually considering going to…
  • Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity

    20 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Matt Novak to Gizmodo

    Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are…
  • Holy crap, this amazing Universe simulator makes me want to buy a new PC

    20 October 2014, 6:50 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I'm ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with…
  • Report: Simon & Schuster and Amazon Just Made Nice

    20 October 2014, 6:32 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favor of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you'll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster…
  • That DNA Evidence Identifying Jack the Ripper Was Wrong After All

    20 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Last month, the notoriously dubious Daily Mail announced it had finally unmasked Jack the Ripper with DNA evidence. Now, in what's not that much of a surprise, it seems this all may have been a mistake. The scientist in the investigation made multiple errors,…
  • Mel Brooks' Spaceballs made into Chris Nolan's Interstellar

    20 October 2014, 6:13 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Everyone seems to be making fun of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar as we all eagerly await for it. After the Wall-E parody, here comes a classic: Spaceballs. A hard one to pull, but the Schwartz is strong in this one.Read more...
  • No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever

    20 October 2014, 6:07 pm by: Brian Barrett

    Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the…
  • Timeline: All the new superhero movies coming out from now to 2020

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

    ComicsAlliance has published this helpful future timeline of all superhero movies that will come out till 2020. It's a list of all the confirmed ones—its missing "one or two movies from Marvel" in 2019, apparently—and of course dates may change, but this…
  • Can You Get Handoff to Work in OS X Yosemite?

    20 October 2014, 5:35 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    When Apple first announced OS X Yosemite, Handoff was one of the features I was most excited about. And then this week, when the Yosemite update arrived, I was stoked to use it. Unfortunately, I can't—and not just because of compatibility issues ,…
  • The Big Lebowski painted after classic art works

    20 October 2014, 5:32 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I love Joe Forkan's The Lebowski Cycle, a series of oil paintings that uses frames of The Big Lebowski to reference artwork by classic painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez or David. I would like to have the one above—the last one of the series—made after…
  • The View From the ISS Is Surprisingly Colorful

    20 October 2014, 5:22 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    At night, the view from the International Space Station is surprisingly colorful. Earth's many types of artificial lights create a bright mosaic, with the different hues revealing different lightbulbs and even different countries.Read more...
  • Compressing Containers Squeeze the Air Out of Your Stored Food

    20 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Anyone who's squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your…
  • Yik Yak Wants to Be More Than Your Kid's Favorite Shit-Talking App

    20 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    "The real tech story is Yik Yak is blowing up,"Josh Miller, a Facebook project manager rumored to be working on an anonymity app for the social network, tweeted and deleted that comment recently, asking many people to wonder what the hell he was talking…
  • These metal machining super-slow motion videos are so damn satisfying

    20 October 2014, 4:40 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Someone sent me this link to a YouTube black hole of glorious slow-motion videos and I have spent the last hour going through an endless torrent of metal shaving, drilling, chipbreaking and whatever else these machines are doing. It's so satisfying.Read…
  • Why iOS Updates Require So Much Space

    20 October 2014, 4:10 pm by: Darren Orf

    Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that's not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and some a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what's really going on here?Read more...
  • Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early

    20 October 2014, 4:06 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early November. "We are adding features users have been begging us for," said CEO Sean Rad. No word on what those features will be yet, however.Read more...
  • How Mask Makers Turn Silicone Into Glorious Guts and Gore

    20 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or…
  • Taking Apple Pay Out for a (Slightly Rocky) Spin

    20 October 2014, 3:41 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Now that iOS 8.1 has gone live and Apple Pay let loose (assuming you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus), we decided to take it out for a spin. And the results were... mixed. Read more...
  • What are the Best Rechargeable Batteries?

    20 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    We talk a lot about how great rechargeable batteries are, and have a few brands we love, but we've never polled all of you to learn about some great options we're missing out on, until now. Tell us, which AA rechargeables are the best?Read more...
  • 6 iPhone Apps That Use TouchID to Make Your Life Easier

    20 October 2014, 2:42 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Apple's TouchID fingerprint recognition lets you lock your phone James Bond-style, using biometrics. It's cool and adds an extra layer of security, so it makes sense that apps are jumping to integrate it. Here are some of the best apps that take advantage of…
  • Insane biker backflips over flying airplane in incredibly risky stunt

    20 October 2014, 2:25 pm by: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Airline and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell and FMX rider Nick de Wit needed two years of planning before attempting this amazing stunt: Nick backflipped his dirtbike over Glen's plane flying under it. Everything worked out perfectly and the resulting images are…

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