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The Queen Just Sent Her First Tweet

7 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless. Read more...

Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening in These Archive Images?

17 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash or archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever—and it wants you to help it work out what they show. Read more...

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola in NYC

20 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Earlier today, a 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer, who had recently spent time treating Ebola in Guinea, tested positive for the disease in New York City. He'd ridden the A train; he'd gotten an Uber; he went bowling. It sounds grim. And there's cause for concern. But it's not as bad as you think. Read more...

Aereo May Live On As a DVR Service

23 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A ruling from a federal judge in New York slammed the door firmly shut on Aereo's ambitions to stream free-to-air channels over the internet in real time, with (yet another) court ruling. Read more...

Human Angry Bird launches into the sky using a giant slingshot

26 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is pretty damn cool: Rather than just jumping off the edge of a cliff, this BASE jumper turned himself into a real-life Angry Bird, using giant slingshot—and some feathers—to launch into the sky. The only thing that I'm missing is him eating some bacon after opening his parachute. Read more...

Bonnie Raitt: Something To Talk About

29 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hypothetical question time! Let's say the Traveling Wilburys—that ultimate late-80s super(duper)group of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty—were all still rocking and rolling (RIP), about to go on a world tour, and they had to add one new musician to their crew. Who would it be? Read more...

Animated visualization clearly shows the massive scale of sci-fi ships

32 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's not nearly as large as the biggest spaceship comparison ever, but I find this kind of animation—which I made based on the work of Imgur user Devocation —to be a much clearer way to present the scale of the objects while preserving all the detail. Read more...

"Starquakes" May Be the Reason Behind Massive Solar Eruptions 

35 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In early 2009, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed an unprecedented solar storm emanating from a distant neutron star with gigantic columns of magnetized flares stretching thousands of miles into space—only the third time such an eruption had been observed. Five years later, NASA boffins think they've figured out what's triggered it. Read more...

Something Amazing Happens When You Chill Sugar Cubes in Liquid Nitrgoen

36 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's not something most people would stumble across. But Mikhail Svarichevsky has found that sugarcubes glow bright green in UV light when they've been dunked in liquid nitrogen. Read more...

Nexus 9 Hands-On: Android's iPad Air Is a Looker, Not a Stunner

38 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The last time HTC made a tablet, it was basically just an overweight smartphone with subpar specs. The new Nexus 9, however, is actually worthy of your consideration. Read more...

This Is What Lumias Will Look Like Now, Without Nokia Branding

39 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Microsoft is officially cutting the Nokia branding on its Lumia handsets. From now on, its smartphones will be branded with the Microsoft Lumia name. Read more...

This Is What Neurons Look Like When They Communicate With Each Other

41 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ping! Zip! Pew! Electrical impulses speed along the neurons of the brain at high speed—and now, scientists from Harvard have genetically engineered those very cells to produce light as they do so, in order to visualize how they work. Read more...

Hydroceramic Walls Could Cool Buildings By Sweating Like Human Skin

41 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our reliance on air conditioning, however magical an innovation, has become a serious environmental burden. Which is why researchers in Barcelona designed a material they say can naturally cool rooms by about 5 degrees Celsius, using a moisture-absorbing polymer that "sweats" much like our own body. Read more...

What Happens When Routers Go Wrong?

42 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On the most basic of levels, when your router goes wrong you lose the Internet: no more porn, no more kittens, nor more Facebook. But what, exactly, is going wrong to make your life so empty? Read more...

Google's Search Changes Are Reportedly Destroying Top Pirate Sites

44 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week Google announced that it would be rolling out changes to its search algorithm to significantly demote sites that receive a large number of valid copyright takedown requests. Now TorrentFreak reports that top sites have taken tremendous hits in traffic coming from Google. Read more...

LG's Next Smartphone Will Have Its Own Processor Inside

45 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One factor that's certainly helped in Samsung's near-domination of the Android market over the last few years is its use of Samsung-manufactured components in its vast range of Android handsets. You can therefore bet that the CEO won't be too happy to hear that LG is now manufacturing top-end silicon of its own. Read more...

This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough to Keep Out of the Toy Box

47 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you've played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you're still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colors, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined opponent. Read more...

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

48 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there. Read more...

Ford's Adding Another Self-Driving Feature to Its Cars Next Year

50 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There's a lot of debate over when—and whether—self-driving cars will hit the road. Elon Musk says six years. Volvo says three. However, some of the features of self-driving cars are already in action. And with Ford's announcement that...Show More Summary

The first full look at Ultron from Avengers 2 (yes, it's one scary BMF)

51 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Allegedly, this is the first look at the full Ultron, the evil robot that is set to wreak havoc in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second installment of the series directed by Joss Whedon. It really looks like one menacing son of a gun. Read more...

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