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  • Star Wars Producers Wanted a Fully Operational Drone Defense System

    21 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Darren Orf

    When it comes to spoilers, commenters from all corners of the internet are quick to demonize whoever leaks precious plot details, but when it comes to J. J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars VII, we can't seem to help ourselves. Read more...
  • Hipsters, Hipsters, and Hipsters: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

    21 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Maybe it's the time of year. Maybe it's the weather? But people are extra cranky this week about fixie bikes and craft brews invading their cities. There's a definite anti-hipster vibe in the air, and it's global, from Portland, to Los Angeles, to London, to…
  • This Website Gives Your Unloved Instagram Posts a Second Chance

    21 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Darren Orf

    We've all felt the sting of rejection. That perfectly crafted tweet gets no favorites. That smart and insightful Facebook post garners no comments. That amazingly timed Vine disappears into obscurity. No Likes Yet doesn't want your Instagram pics to share a…
  • The Curious Case of the Disappearing Gold Moto 360

    21 September 2014, 12:05 pm by: Darren Orf

    First it was there. And now it's not. On Friday, a Redditor spotted a new addition to the Moto 360 lineup though a link emailed out by Motorola itself. The curious timepiece in question is the gold-rimmed device on the top row center. Read more...
  • One Danish City Turns to GPS Tracking to Help the Homeless

    21 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Darren Orf

    Without any context, that headline could seem incredibly scary, almost dystopian in nature. A city's most vulnerable residents tracked for unknown purposes would serve as a pretty good plot for some Orwellian nightmare. Luckily, the Danish city Odense doesn't…
  • The Oculus Connect Keynotes Are Now Online For Your Viewing Pleasure

    21 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Darren Orf

    Yesterday, Oculus VR announced a lot of stuff at its first annual Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood, chief among them being a brand new Oculus Rift prototype, Crescent Bay . It was a great day to be a VR fan.Read more...
  • Watch SpaceX's Early Morning Dragon Spacecraft Launch to the ISS

    21 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Darren Orf

    After a 24-hour delay due to rain, NASA and SpaceX finally launched the Falcon 9/Dragon spacecraft at 1:52 am ET at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on its three-day journey to the International Space Station. Now, you can watch the 15-minute…
  • The Only iPhone 6 Unboxing Video You'll Actually Want to See

    20 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: SplitSider

    What is it with unboxing videos? At best, they're poorly-focused movies of disembodied hands fumbling with packaging. At worst, they're a platform for some jerk to brag about his new gadget. Trust me—this is the only iPhone 6 unboxing video that won't make…
  • Ring In the Autumn With Neil Young's Harvest

    20 September 2014, 8:35 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Right around this time every year, when the thermometer quits dipping its toes in the sub-60s range and does a cannonball into coldness, the radio station in my head switches format. No more blistering summer tracks. It's fall now—time for some Neil Young.…
  • Mountaineers Lit the Matterhorn to Celebrate 150 Years of Climbing

    20 September 2014, 7:20 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    The Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and its successful ascent in 1865 marked the end of the Golden Age of mountain climbing. This year, a team of daring mountaineers scaled the rocky peak to light it up as a tribute to the men who first…
  • Oculus Doesn't Know How To Build a VR Game Controller Yet

    20 September 2014, 5:59 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Some of the biggest brains behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are on stage right now chatting about the future of VR, and they've got some bittersweet news. They just don't yet see any way to build a proper controller to go with their incredible…
  • This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like a Snowboard On Wheels

    20 September 2014, 5:08 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian's fantastic wheeled…
  • I Tried The New Oculus Rift, And It Blew Me Away All Over Again

    20 September 2014, 4:10 pm by: Sean Hollister

    I've tried practically every version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, from some of the original duct-taped prototypes through to the latest DK2 developer kit and the Samsung Gear VR. Nothing I've seen prepared me for the new Crescent Bay demo. I just tried one…
  • Report: Home Depot Ignored Warnings About Credit Card Hacking Since 2008

    20 September 2014, 3:03 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Home Depot is reeling after it confirmed this week that 56 million credit card users' data was stolen from its payment database. Now, The New York Times says the home improvement store ignored security warnings from its own computer experts for the past six…
  • Holodecks, Heaven's Gate, Everything About the iPhone 6, and More

    20 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    This week's tech news was absolutely dominated by the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 hitting the streets. We brought you all of that news, but we also dug deep into a wacky holodeck, the maddening search for the perfect air conditioner, a wet, naked soak in sensory…
  • This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

    20 September 2014, 1:20 pm by: Sean Hollister

    No, you still can't buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it's getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company's Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it's a…
  • Watch the Oculus Keynote Live, Right Here, Right Now

    20 September 2014, 1:10 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Oculus Connect, the keynote event for the makers and experimenters playing around with the amazing virtual reality goggles, is going on right now. What's in store? Watch right here to find out.Read more...
  • The Onion's iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Is the Only Review You Need to Read

    20 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    The new iPhones have just hit the streets , and you know what that means: A million reviews comparing the Cupertino fruit stand's newest smartphone to its toughest competition. Don't waste your time. The Onion's hilarious comparison is the only one you need to…
  • 6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

    20 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Are you still tracking your own packages, flights, and deliveries while tapping on your mobile device's screen like a caveman? Not when we're done, you won't be. Here are seven simple steps you can take to turn Google Now into your personal digital…
  • AppleCare repair and replacement costs are out: Under Apple's protection plan, new screen comes in a

    20 September 2014, 11:49 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    AppleCare repair and replacement costs are out: Under Apple's protection plan, new screen comes in at $109 for the iPhone 6, $129 for the 6 Plus; out-of-warranty battery replacement is $79; and broken phone replacement runs $299 for the 6, $329 for the 6 Plus.…
  • Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong

    20 September 2014, 11:05 am by: Paul Thompson on flightclub, shared by Robert Sorokanich to Gizmodo

    When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results…
  • The Reality of the iPhone Line Is a Black Market Nightmare

    20 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    This week, people camped outside Apple stores for days anticipating the iPhone 6. But those line-waiters weren't all frenzied Apple fans high on the joy of a new smartphone: As filmmaker Casey Neistat portrays it, many of the line-sitters were buying the new…
  • So This Is How You Move a Neighborhood of Houses Across San Francisco

    20 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Jordan Kushins

    San Francisco's current tech-led boom has seen slick new housing high-rises pop up all across the grid, but Bay Area urban renewal in the 1970s had a very different look. Photographer Dave Glass is a native of the city's Western Addition, and snapped these…
  • Gmail No Longer Forces New Users to Make a Google+ Account

    20 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Google's free email service is great—tons of people use it. Google+ isn't nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google's making that social service integration optional. Finally. Read…
  • Driving in Los Angeles somehow looks awesome in this time lapse

    20 September 2014, 12:44 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I hate driving, I really do. I especially hate driving in Los Angeles. And even though I know it's impossible and unreal for me to ever feel this cool driving (unless I turn into Ryan Gosling), this time lapse by Gavin Heffernan makes me want to get in my car…

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