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  • A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

    18 September 2014, 3:10 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    The growing bedbug issue on New York's subways sounds pretty awful, but you know what's worse? All the parasites and invisible germs you don't see while taking public transit. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless…
  • The Navy's New Triton Drone Just Flew Clear Across America

    18 September 2014, 2:42 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Less than half a year after being greenlit, the US Navy's newest broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) platform, the MQ-4C Triton, has just passed a major developmental milestone—as well as the whole of the contiguous United States. Read more...
  • How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

    18 September 2014, 2:39 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    Now that campfires in California (and many other western states and provinces) are a thing of the past, it's looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here's how to find the right…
  • Facebook Will Try to Stop Showing You Old, Irrelevant Posts

    18 September 2014, 2:34 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Facebook just announced its latest plan to fix Newsfeed, promising to show more timely content. Out with the old, in with the relevant and new. Read more...
  • What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

    18 September 2014, 2:30 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kotaku, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One…
  • The Chemistry Behind the Different Colors of Autumn Leaves

    18 September 2014, 2:25 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    At some point when you were a wee child, your parents or teachers probably gave you a simple—but incomplete—explanation of why leaves change color in the fall: green chlorophyll fades to reveal the yellows and oranges that have been there all along. That's…
  • HTC One M8 for Windows Review: It's No Lumia, But That's Just Fine

    18 September 2014, 2:06 pm by: Darren Orf

    Until recently, buying a Windows Phone probably meant buying a Nokia phone. But it doesn't need to be that way. HTC has just turned its flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One (M8), into the best all-purpose Windows Phone you can buy.Read more...
  • You Can Buy a OnePlus One Starting Next Month

    18 September 2014, 1:57 pm by: Eric Limer

    The OnePlus One is a fantastic phone for a fantastic price. It's borderline unbelievable. It's also damn near impossible to get your hands on. Up until now, you've needed an invite to buy a OnePlus One but that's about to end. Starting in October, you'll be…
  • Simpler Juice, Cleaner Face, and a Lot More Pixels [Deals]

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

    Whether you've already caught onto the juice craze, or you just want to give it a try, few blenders make it as easy to pulverize your leftover fruits, vegetable, seeds, and even coffee beans as the NutriBullet.Read more...
  • My Dive Into Sensory Deprivation's Naked, Wet Quest for Enlightenment

    18 September 2014, 1:10 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    You are butt-naked in total darkness. Sopping wet and totally alone, the space you're in is so small that you can't stand. The only sound is the thud of your heart. You are a mewling human baby in a mechanical womb. Read more...
  • Hidden Message in Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

    18 September 2014, 1:06 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    It's not what Apple's most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned—rather, it's what's missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that yes, they've now been subjected to the…
  • MIT's New BioSuit Shrinkwraps Astronauts to Hold Them Together

    18 September 2014, 12:59 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Our current spacesuits are awesome pieces of technology, but they certainly have their limitations. This is why MIT scientists (and NASA itself ) have been working on a next generation spacesuit. And their latest innovation is super futuristic.Read more...
  • You Can Finally Personalize a Marvel Action Figure With Your Own Face

    18 September 2014, 12:40 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Convinced you're handsomer than Tony Stark? Or look better in blue than Captain America? Marvel (Disney), Hasbro, and a 3D printing company called 3DPlusMe have joined forces to give comic book fans a brief opportunity to turn themselves into an action…
  • 25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

    18 September 2014, 12:37 pm by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Load up iOS 8 and you might not notice the difference straight away, but there are plenty of little tweaks and changes behind the scenes . Here are 25 different things you can do on your device that you couldn't do yesterday.Read more...
  • Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Forced Labor

    18 September 2014, 12:27 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason:…
  • NYPD Is Begging for Twitter Followers By Passing Out Fliers Underground

    18 September 2014, 12:14 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Following in the grand tradition of that woman who always asks you for money and that guy with the pamphlets about how the Apocalypse cometh, the NYPD is begging for new followers for its L-train-specific Twitter account the only way it knows how: By shoving…
  • Report: Border Patrol Will Test Wearable Cameras for Agents

    18 September 2014, 12:02 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras in training, according to the AP. The move comes as the border patrol has come under fire for killings by agents. This is just the latest sign that movement to strap cameras to law enforcement is picking up…
  • Shenzhen's Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog

    18 September 2014, 11:55 am by: Alissa Walker

    A few years ago, you'd probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry, and a gorgeous world-class airport . To cement its rising status in the…
  • The World's First Powered Submarine Arrived 60 Years Before Its Time

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

    The Axis war effort throughout the first half of the 1940s led to some incredible advances in submarine technology. That includes the anaerobic Walter turbine—a newfangled engine that didn't need oxygen to work. Even more incredible, these discoveries were…
  • Now You Can Hang the Most Badass Aviation Photo Ever on Your Wall

    18 September 2014, 11:24 am by: Attila Nagy

    Not long ago Lockheed Martin posted on its Instagram account the most badass aviation photograph ever. Just look at it:Read more...
  • This All-Seeing AC Unit Can Spot Room Obstacles and Blow Around Them

    18 September 2014, 10:56 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    It seems like those of us on the American side of the Pacific ocean are missing out on some fantastic innovations in air conditioning. In Japan, Hitachi is introducing a new wall-mounted unit packed with cameras and sensors that's able to redirect its chilly…
  • Watch a Mammoth Airbus A380 Go From the Assembly Line to the Runway

    18 September 2014, 10:51 am by: Kate Knibbs

    No matter how annoying it gets to squish into an economy seat, it's hard to deny that airplanes are awe-inspiring. Watching Qatar Airways' recent Airbus A380 assembled highlights how intricate the design of these beastly machines really is. Read more...
  • U2 Thinks Putting Its Album on Your iPhone Is "Really Punk Rock"

    18 September 2014, 10:21 am by: Ashley Feinberg

    Remember how U2 gave every iTunes customer a free, very much deletable album as a little gift from Tim Cook to you? And you know how everyone became livid at the sudden influx of extra Bono? Well, don't be such a square, man. U2 was just being punk rock.Read…
  • Cover All of Your Gadget Charging Needs for $30, Today Only

    18 September 2014, 10:15 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    You can never have enough USB chargers, and this deal combines two of our favorite product categories into one affordable bundle.Read more...
  • What Will Happen to the Union Jack If Scotland Votes for Independence?

    18 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Quentin Newark

    Today, Scotland is holding a vote on independence—whether or not it should be a country separate from the United Kingdom. If the "ayes" have it, the decision could herald the break-up of Britain, which turns a political issue into a design issue: What will…

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