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Philadelphia literally burns old money for electricity

20 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What happens to old paper money that's too worn out to be used? It's often recycled and made into everything from dog beds to packing materials. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve office does something even more unique: They send the old currency to local power plants, where it's burned for electricity. Read more...

Iran Tests 'Suicide Drone'

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today Iranian military forces tested various unmanned aircraft that some are calling "suicide drones." Because "suicide drone" sounded more intimidating than "model airplane that we could fly into things nearby." Read more...

You Are an Eco-Warrior of Wintry Cheer, Recycle Your Christmas Tree

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Real Christmas trees are beautiful. They smell good. They look classy as hell. They are not made of plastic and imported from China like most of the fake trees you can buy. They are not fake, which means they are easily assumed to possess that most coveted trait of all, authenticity. Read more...

That amazing photo of economy class flying in the 1960s is fake

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's the viral photo that just won't die. Have you seen this 1960s picture of economy class seating on a Pan-Am 747? It's a fake. Read more...

The Best Way To Recycle Your Old Gadgets

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

'Tis the season to get gadgets but what are you going to do with the one you've got? Folks will pay good money (or at least good karma) for your second-hand electronics. Here's how to hawk your legacy hardware online—or just give it away responsibly—and get an early start on next years Nice list. Read more...

North Korea's Internet and Mobile Phone Network 'Paralyzed' 

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that North Korea's internet is down. Again. But this time the country's 3G mobile phone network has been taken down as well. The report was confirmed via landline from North Korea to China. Read more...

Russia Wants to Build World's Largest Collection of DNA Samples 

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The New Cold War is about to live up to its name a bit more literally. Researchers in Russia want to build the world's largest repository for DNA, storing the genetic material of every creature on Earth, both living and extinct. Read more...

Someone is building a futuristic version of Sauron's tower in Africa

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The call it Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) and, once built in Casablanca, Morocco, it will be the tallest building in Africa. The 1771-foot (540-meter) building is a project of Sheikh Tarek M. bin Laden, d esigned by French architects Valode et Pistre, who obviously have been watching too much Lord of the Rings. Read more...

Amazing photo of a giant bow hanging over a giant ship

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.—of South Korea—is one of the largest ship manufacturers in the world. Along with Samsung, they build the largest ships in the world too. It just seems amazing to me humans can build vehicles at this scale. Imagine when we start building interstellar ships in space. Read more...

Christmas in the past and in the present in the same picture

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Christmas is over, wrapping paper has been destroyed, batteries were scourged up and bellies are bigger than usual but we still have a bit of the holiday season to enjoy. It's always nice to look back at the year that just was but even better to see how far we've come too. These pictures show Christmas now and in decades past in the same photo. Read more...

Cute love story animated completely with latte art

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Latte art is great for making you feel a little bit special in the beginning of the day and absolutely necessary for any hashtag coffee Instagram post but it turns out, latte art also makes for a cute way to tell a stop motion animation love story too. Follow along this commercial spot that uses 1,000 cups of latte to show love. Read more...

Hypnotizing GIF shows how ice cream popsicles are made

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Step 1. Get an ice cream factory. Step 2. Make cream ice cream batter. Step 3. Freeze batter till creamy. Step 4. Fill that "in" tube in that popsicle machine. Step 5. Load the wooden sticks. Step 6. Push "on" button. Step 7. Sit and watch in trance. Step 7b. Put face at the end of conveyor belt, open mouth, eat till death. Read more...

Crazy spinning giant Thai rocket is the awesomest thing

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't really know what's going on in this video: It starts out with a group of people gathered around an object which then cuts to people fleeing the circle because mad men are lighting the object which then turns into a thick smoke monster threatening Earth and then out pops the coolest rocket thing ever, screw driving itself into the air. Read more...

This is the coolest view I've ever seen of a motorbike jump

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Wow. Just when I thought I had seen all kinds of jumps photographed in every possible way, comes this guy and straps a GoPro in continuous shooting photo mode to take a new angle of a Superman jump (no hands or legs, just him floating above the air mid-jump.) Unbelievably cool. Read more...

Will Butler: "Christmas 2014"

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Arcade Fire's Will Butler isn't much for sparse compositions. Even the "simple" stuff on AF records has epic flavor. So think of this delightful ditty he dropped yesterday as a stocking stuffer of a Will Butler song. It's not grandiose, but it's still mighty satisfying. Read more...

Black Mirror's Christmas Special Imagines Blocking People In Real Life 

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker's brilliant techno-dystopian anthology series, has both three-episode seasons available to stream on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet, it's a worthwhile but disturbing holiday binge. And now there's a new addition to the unsettling show: A 90-minute holiday special called "White Christmas" starring Jon Hamm debuted yesterday. Read more...

Watch the mad skills of this woman cooking rice paper roll sheets

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I could spend hours sitting next to this woman, watching her making rice paper roll sheets. And then fill those rice papers with noodles, cilantro, shrimps, hoisin sauce, cook them in a steamer, and eat them with an ice cold beer. Read more...

That iPhone Case With Wall Prongs Finally Has a Built-in Battery

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When we first discovered the original PocketPlug case, we loved the convenience of having a charger, complete with prongs, attached to our iPhones at all times. But without an extra battery onboard, we weren't thrilled with the bulk it added to our svelte devices. Fortunately, that's been fixed. Read more...

Just Drink Prosecco

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We're just days away from New Year's Eve, which means that amateurs across the planet will be imbibing far more booze than they're accustomed to, and more likely than not, the intoxicating mixture will include a bunch of bubbly. Here's why it should be a cheap bottle of prosecco and nothing else. Read more...

How a Portuguese City Turned Its Buses and Taxis Into Wi-Fi Hotspots 

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In Porto, Portugal, picking up a free Wi-Fi signal is as simple as hopping into a bus or taxi. The city recently launched a Wi-Fi program that serves 70,000 people a month by offering free internet connections in more than 600 buses and taxis. Read more...

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