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  • Alzheimer's Patients Will Be Injected With the Blood of Young People

    20 August 2014, 3:47 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    It's not often that science confirms ideas straight out of vampire lore, but here you have one: a spate of studies in mice have found that infusions of young blood seem to reverse aging . So now we're moving to the next logical step: giving the blood of young…
  • How Twitter Could Beat the Trolls, And Why It Won’t

    20 August 2014, 3:24 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as…
  • 39 Photos Of Your Amazing Summer Vacations

    20 August 2014, 3:03 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Summer vacation. It's the best time of year (aside from, maybe, winter vacation, a random vacation, or a 3-day weekend). And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you shared your summer vacations with us.Read more...
  • Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

    20 August 2014, 2:35 pm by: Annalee Newitz on io9, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that.Read more...
  • Send Almost Anything To Your Phone With Pushbullet

    20 August 2014, 2:35 pm by: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Pushbullet is a free and incredibly useful notifications service that runs across browsers and mobile devices—it lets you get customized alerts about a whole range of events as well as send files, links, locations, lists and notes from one place to…
  • An Asteroid With Active Volcanoes Once Wandered the Early Universe

    20 August 2014, 2:18 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Back in 2008, astronomers detected an asteroid heading straight toward Earth. For the first time ever, they tracked the rock as it veered towards our planet and exploded over the Nubian desert. Now, pieces of the recovered meteorite are beginning to reveal its…
  • How Antiperspirant Works (And Who It Might Hurt)

    20 August 2014, 1:50 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    You only need to walk down your supermarket's personal care aisle to understand how big of a business the selling of deodorant and antiperspirant has become in the US, totaling over $2 billion in U.S. sales last year alone. But do you know what's actually in…
  • ​The Largest Alligator Ever Caught

    20 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Measuring 15 feet long and weighing in at a staggering 1,011.5 lbs, this giant alligator was pulled out of a river in Alabama on Saturday morning, becoming the largest ever caught. The woman who did so broke out her special pearl necklace to celebrate.Read…
  • Skype Just Fixed the Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

    20 August 2014, 1:36 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin, or digital service you use: When you're actively Skyping, the app's notifications will only go to the device you're currently using. Why didn't this kind of setup become…
  • Upgrade to SSDs, 10TB of Storage, Save on iPad Airs [Deals]

    20 August 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    By now, you should know that the Samsung 840 EVO is one of the best SSDs you can buy, and the 250GB model is only $119 today, and the 500GB model is down to $200, both the lowest prices Amazon has ever offered. Read more...
  • It's Shockingly Easy to Hide Guns and Bombs From Backscatter Scanners

    20 August 2014, 12:53 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    The TSA's full-body scanners never seemed like a very good idea. They're a great way to unwittingly show your naked body to government officials , for one. They're also insanely easy to trick. We've suspected as much for some time now, but a team of university…
  • A Brilliant Device That Completely Reinvents Crutches

    20 August 2014, 12:35 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Modern crutches are still less than a century old, and dozens of designers have taken a stab at improving them. But while most attempts are variations on a familiar theme, one entry to James Dyson Foundation's annual Dyson Award proposes a solution that…
  • Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

    20 August 2014, 12:26 pm by: Alissa Walker

    The first electric traffic light blazed to life a century ago this month, transforming the way our cities managed vehicular flow. But this icon of the automobile age could become a rarity on our American roads, thanks to the advent of autonomous cars.Read…
  • Vine Now Lets You Upload Old Videos from Your Camera Roll

    20 August 2014, 12:10 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second…
  • Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb's uranium actually detonated

    20 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Robert Sorokanich on Factually, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Little Boy, the nuclear bomb that U.S. forces dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, leveled a two-mile radius of the city, killing an estimated 80,000 people. It was an enormous amount of destruction—and it was caused by less than…
  • This Passive Exoskeleton Makes 36 Pounds Feel Like Nothing

    20 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    You all remember the TALOS, right? That big cybernetic exosuit designed to boost the physical abilities of its wearer? This is its unpowered cousin and, while it won't turn you into Captain America (regardless of how friggin awesome that would be), it is…
  • New Crystal Clear Solar Cells Could Power Your Smartphone One Day

    20 August 2014, 11:06 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    The idea of a completely transparent solar panel has always been a bit of a dream. Such revolutionary technology would mean that we could turn windows into power generators and build phones with self-charging screens. Well, guess what? That dream is becoming a…
  • CSI: Cyber Is Already Perfect When the First Episode Is "Kidnapping 2.0"

    20 August 2014, 10:47 am by: Leslie Horn

    CBS is adding a new version of CSI to the mix, called CSI: CYBER, starring James Van Der Beek and Bow Wow (YEP). Bow Wow is on set today for his first day of filming, and revealed in a tweet that the first episode in the series is titled "Kidnapping 2.0." Emmy…
  • Why We Still Have Bezels (But May Not For Long)

    20 August 2014, 10:40 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Yesterday, the first Sharp smartphone to come to these great United States brought with it one of the skinniest bezels we've ever seen on a smartphone. The Aquos Crystal is visually impressive, and a major step into the frameless future that seems to be…
  • Norway Arrests First Segway Drunk Driver

    20 August 2014, 10:19 am by: Dayna Evans on Gawker, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    After lifting a ban on Segways last month, Norwegian officials have made its first arrest of a person driving their electric footbikething while intoxicated. A man was riding the dorkmobile erratically in central Oslo when he was pulled over. Read more...
  • Halt and Catch Fire Not Halted, Not on Fire, Will Be Back Next Year

    20 August 2014, 10:19 am by: Leslie Horn

    Saddle up and set the DVR, because AMC's drama on the genesis of the personal computer, Halt and Catch Fire , will be back next year for a second season. Read more...
  • io9 Are We On The Verge Of A Space Opera Resurgence?

    20 August 2014, 10:09 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    io9 Are We On The Verge Of A Space Opera Resurgence? | Jalopnik 'Naked And Funny Motorcycle Girl' Video Does Not Go The Way You Expect | Kotaku Inside a Bitcoin Mine in Rural China | Lifehacker The Hidden Benefits of Talking to Strangers Read more...
  • ZTE's Cheap, Unlocked Smartphone Has Camera Cred To Spare

    20 August 2014, 9:58 am by: Leslie Horn

    Cheap, unlocked phones are harder to come by in the U.S., but you're about to have at least one more option with ZTE's new Nubia 5S Mini LTE, which ships August 27 for $280. Read more...
  • Nook Reborn As a $180 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Update: Hands On)

    20 August 2014, 9:33 am by: Eric Limer

    Itching for a new Nook tablet? Well, you are getting one either way! The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is here to rescue you from a Nookless existence .Read more...
  • Bundle a Car Charger and Dash Mount Today for Just $13

    20 August 2014, 9:15 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    In 2014, every car on the road should probably have two USB charging ports at the very minimum, and a good cradle to hold your phone at eye level when you use it as a GPS. If any of your vehicles don't meet these criteria, you can kill two birds with one stone…

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