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  • Report: Solar Is Way Worse Than Other Renewables

    22 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Solar is an established—and constantly improving—form of renewable power. But according to a new report by the European Union its economic impact is incredibly costly, and far worse than wind and even hydroelectric power.Read more...
  • How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

    22 October 2014, 6:23 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud , Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here's what you need to know.Read more...
  • This Disgusting Pink Plume Could Help Us Clean Up Oil Spills

    22 October 2014, 5:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Even after Deepwater Horizon we're still not ready for the next big spill —but that doesn't mean we're not trying. This weird pink plume could help.Read more...
  • A Look at How NASA Tests Its Craft For the Deep Freeze of Sapce

    22 October 2014, 4:30 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    You're looking at the James Webb Space Telescope as it's lowered into NASA's Goddard Thermal Vacuum Chamber. Inside the dark cavern, it is subjected to the same hostile environments as it will experience in space.Read more...
  • This Old Cassette Recorder Actually Plays Spotify

    22 October 2014, 3:45 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Don't judge a gadget by its outer casing. This might look like the kind of device that you—or, depressingly for us, your parents—used to make mix tapes on many moons ago, but inside lurks the ability to play tunes from Spotify.Read more...
  • El Día de los Muertos and other fun animations about Mexico holidays

    22 October 2014, 1:11 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Here is a beautiful animation series by Filios. Called Loterias, the five short spots focus on holidays in Mexico like the Day of the Dead and Mother's Day and Father's Day. They're fun to watch because of the unique style of the animation and quick and cute…
  • iPad Air 2 Meta-Review: Great, But No Must-Have Upgrades

    21 October 2014, 11:37 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Thinner than a pencil! More powerful than an original iPad Air! Able to tell your identity from a single fingerprint! The iPad Air 2 is here , and early reviews agree that it's better than ever. Not necessarily good enough to upgrade from a previous iPad, mind…
  • Honest trailer reveals how X-Men: Days of Future Past is Terminator 2

    21 October 2014, 11:02 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: "An indestructible bad ass gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a…
  • 8-bit video game version of Silence of the Lambs is still creepy

    21 October 2014, 10:40 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Even if he looks like a retro video game player, I can still feel my spine shivering when Hannibal Lecter comes onto screen. That's what happens when you're one of the all time creepiest, scariest characters in film history. Here is CineFix's 8-bit version of…
  • Brand new trailer for the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is perfect

    21 October 2014, 9:23 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November…
  • Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera

    21 October 2014, 8:49 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I've seen the future and it is math less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves math problems just by pointing your phone's camera at them. It's like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the…
  • A German U-Boat From WWII Has Been Found Off The Coast of North Carolina

    21 October 2014, 8:30 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    On July 15th, 1942—in the midst of World War II's long-running Battle of the Atlantic—a German U-boat and a Nicaraguan freighter were wrecked a mere 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras. Now, over seven decades later, their watery…
  • Sending the Great Oscar de la Renta to That September Issue In the Sky

    21 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    "Fashion icon" doesn't really begin to cover the influence of Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at 82. But you can get a sense of his outsized importance to the industry—and culture at large—from one film which managed to explain both the clothes we…
  • Short film: Giant rock creature teaches a funny life lesson

    21 October 2014, 7:41 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I think this silly animation about a giant rock creature trying to rescue a town is a hilariously dark lesson that shows how some things just aren't worth saving. Or that maybe all our work is useless. Or perhaps that bad intentions can cause good actions. Or…
  • Makonnen featuring Drake: Tuesday

    21 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Makonnonen's been having a moment ever since Drake hopped on this track early this fall. Now it's Tuesday, and the video just dropped, so playing the song's appropriate. But the song works every day, always. Read more...
  • This is how you actually break open a giant Italian cheese

    21 October 2014, 6:41 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I'm just posting this for two reasons. Because I find it fascinating from beginning to end—I just couldn't stop watching him prepping the cheese wheel to break it open—and because I just discovered there's a thing called Channel Cheese TV on YouTube. An…
  • Hackers Roamed Around JPMorgan Chase's Financial Records for 2 Months

    21 October 2014, 6:03 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households—or roughly half of the households in America—were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised . Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who…
  • Fitbit Charge, Charge HR, and Surge Leak Again in Sports Authority Ad

    21 October 2014, 5:41 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    Sports Authority is the latest source of leaked images of Fitbit's forthcoming activity trackers. An email advertisement sent to us by a tipster lists the unannounced Charge, Charge HR , and Surge trackers as available for pre-order. They're not, but it's…
  • China’s President Wants To Ban Weird Buildings—And That’s a Huge Mistake

    21 October 2014, 5:17 pm by: Alissa Walker

    From smog-chomping supercities to giant penis skyscrapers , China has built its reputation on wild and wacky structures of late. But in a public speech last week, China's president made a promise to his country: "No more weird architecture." No way! Here's…
  • Some people in the 19th century called brunch "blunch"

    21 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Matt Novak on Factually, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    There are all kinds of dark alternate histories to think about. What if the Nazis had won World War II? What if the doomsday prophecies about 2012 had made any sense? And what if brunch had actually been called blunch?Read more...
  • The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: tonymacx86 on Lifehacker, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is…
  • This Water-Resistant Goldfish Pouch Looks Wet But Keeps Stuff Dry

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    As a kid, winning a goldfish in a plastic baggie at the fair was the best possible prize—until they inevitably passed on within a week to that great big glass bowl in the sky. This handy little Tyvek pouch has all the fond memories, none of the deceased…
  • Portraits of abandoned dogs before being put down at a shelter

    21 October 2014, 4:49 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou created these portraits of abandoned dogs minutes before being euthanized to "arouse people's awareness of animals rights." What really fucks me up is to look into their eyes knowing they didn't know what was coming up next.…
  • This Creepy Halloween Ad From Ikea Is Just Perfect, Danny

    21 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Ikea, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes I feel like I'll never make it out of that maze alive. That's what makes this ad from Ikea Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping…
  • How NASA Deals With Odor Inside the International Space Station

    21 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: <a href="http://www.quora.com/How-does-NASA-manage-odor-inside-International-Space-Station-ISS">Robert Frost and Clayton C. Anderson - Quora</a>

    Space may be a vacuum, but at least aboard the International Space Station, smells still have plenty of room to waft. And considering the ISS has 6 living, breathing, excreting human beings living in such close proximity, some of those smells could get to be a…

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