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  • Netflix Is Also Shelling Out to AT&T For Better Streaming

    29 July 2014, 6:20 pm by: Darren Orf

    When we heard that Comcast was bullying Netflix into paying for better connectivity, we foresaw a sad streaming future . When news slipped that Verizon was doing the same thing, that pretty much confirmed it . Now Mashable is reporting that Netflix also has a…
  • Scientists reveal the secrets of mysterious ship found under 9/11 ruins

    29 July 2014, 5:15 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was…
  • This Rubik's Cube Fridge Will Forever Be Unsolved

    29 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    If ThinkGeek's Star Trek Borg Cube mini-fridge didn't do it for you, maybe its follow-up effort will get your geeky juices flowing. Drawing inspiration from another cubic pop culture icon, this Rubik's Cube fridge doesn't spin so it can never, ever be solved.…
  • Instagram's Snapchat Rival, Bolt, Just Launched In 3 Non-US Countries

    29 July 2014, 4:46 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Instagram's new messaging app Bolt has launched in Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa. Read more...
  • Idiocracy Is a Cruel Movie And You Should Be Ashamed For Liking It

    29 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Remember that 2006 movie Idiocracy? The one where Luke Wilson plays an average underachiever who wakes up 500 years in the future, only to realize that he's now the smartest person on Earth? And everyone else is dumb — like, really dumb? Well, that movie is…
  • The Moon Might Be Littered With Fossils From Ancient Earth

    29 July 2014, 4:18 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Earth is an unforgiving place. Volcanoes erupt, rivers erode, continents break up—it's a small miracle every time a millions-of-years-old creature is found fossilized in rock. By comparison, the moon is dead and lifeless; astronaut footprints will be…
  • Your Chance to Help Make a 70-Foot Car Juggling Robot a Reality Is Here

    29 July 2014, 3:49 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    If you watched charming 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant and thought, "Man, I wish that robot was real, and also could juggle Volkswagen Bugs," then do I have the Kickstarter campaign for you. Read more...
  • ​Can These Sunglasses Make You Happy?

    29 July 2014, 3:13 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Equipped with lenses specially designed to allow long wave blue light to pass through, these new "Happy Lens" sunglasses from Spy claim to boost your mood, alertness and help you sleep better at night. Do they work?Read more...
  • Seagulls will not blow up if they eat Alka-Seltzer

    29 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Karl Smallwoood - Today I Found Out on Factually, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Seagulls, or gulls depending on how much you dislike syllables, are considered a pest to many, a minor, avoidable annoyance to many more and the harbingers of death OH GOD LOOK AT THEIR COLD DEAD EYES! to my neighbour who doesn't get out much. Over the years,…
  • Can Architecture Perform Miracles? The Quest to Make Gaudi a Saint

    29 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Visiting the dripping sand castle basilica that is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona could definitely be described as one of the most awe-inducing moments of my life. A spiritual experience? Perhaps. But is it a miracle? That's what a group of believers are…
  • This Kid Took Apart a Microwave to Create an Insane (and Stupid) Weapon

    29 July 2014, 2:36 pm by: Eric Limer

    So don't take a microwave apart. Don't. Take. A microwave. Apart. Don't do it. Don't! But if you were curious about what would happen if you did, these idiots have you covered. It's as awesome as it is stupid! It is very awesome and very stupid.Read more...
  • The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

    29 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And…
  • 6 F@nTa$ti) Photos of Glitch Art

    29 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mark Wilson

    GL II I I I I TCH. Sometimes a glitch is a catastrophe, yes, but sometimes these mistakes are beautiful. For this week's Shooting Challenge , you explored the photographic celebrations of the glitch.Read more...
  • Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

    29 July 2014, 1:41 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F.…
  • ​Performance Food: Bison Liver Pate

    29 July 2014, 1:21 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Want a pre-workout snack that gives you a visceral energy boost and is packed full of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats? It might sound fancy, but Bison Liver Pate is cheap and easy to make. And damn good.Read more...
  • A Robovac That Watches the Ceiling To Keep Track of Where It's Cleaned

    29 July 2014, 1:17 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    In the robot world, vacuums don't rank very high on the intelligence scale. They're usually programmed to aimlessly wander around and clean until they run out of power, and hopefully by that point they've randomly hit every inch of your floors. With the Scout…
  • Deals: Tiny-but-Powerful Speaker, LG G3, Gaming Gear, Hunger Games

    29 July 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    The Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM offers shockingly robust sound in a tiny, tastefully-designed package. This model took home the Wirecutter's pick for best portable speaker, and Amazon is currently selling it for the lowest price they've ever offered. [Ultimate…
  • These Incredible Clocks Were Built By a Single Designer Over 35 Years

    29 July 2014, 12:50 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    In the 1980s, as giant technology companies competed to create electronics that arrived in the most compact, grey boxes possible, a young designer named Daniel Weil was doing the exact opposite: Eviscerating the electronic guts of gadgets, from radios to…
  • Why Russia Was Studying Space Lizard Sex In the First Place

    29 July 2014, 12:27 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    For a brief moment, the internet was captivated by the thought of geckos copulating madly in a lost Russian satellite . Russia has since regained control of its lizard-sex orbiter , but the whole episode has gifted us an opportunity to consider a topic of…
  • All Blood Donation Centers Should Be This Shade of Red

    29 July 2014, 12:13 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Every once in a while form meets function in such a wonderful way that an architectural pun is born. It's hard to find a better example than the Blood Center in Raciborz, Poland. Let's just say they don't have to worry about a spill staining the carpet.Read…
  • How the "10 Percent of Our Brains" Myth Started (And Why It's Wrong)

    29 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Morgan Freeman can make anything sound legit no matter scientifically implausible. In Lucy for example, which premiered last Friday, his character cites the "fact" that humans only use about 10 percent of our brain's resources. This is very, very wrong! But…
  • Banish Bruised Fruit By Floating It In This Webbed Elastic Bowl

    29 July 2014, 11:53 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Until scientists deliver zero-gravity fruit bowls, this clever creation from Scaleno is going to have to be our next best thing for keeping fruit from getting bruised. The Wassily bowl uses a web of stretchy silicone elastics to suspend fruit so it doesn't get…
  • China's Building the World's Biggest Sea Plane

    29 July 2014, 11:40 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    Just because the Spruce Goose never took off doesn't mean that aquatic planes in general are wholly useless; these aquatic turbo-props are still used for a variety of humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Now, China has announced that it's currently…
  • Facebook's App Strategy Is Bad News For Anyone Who Uses Apps

    29 July 2014, 11:18 am by: Kate Knibbs

    Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger , the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps. That might make sense for Facebook, but it…
  • How This ISS Fireball Revealed a New Type of Cool, Invisible Flame

    29 July 2014, 11:04 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Remember that flame burst recorded by an astronaut aboard the ISS ? Well, it wasn't just for the fireworks. In fact, that great ball of fire led to the discovery of a previously unknown type of cool-burning flame that isn't even visible to the naked eye. Read…

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