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Watch Stick Figures Dance Across an Interactive Piano Like They're Playing it

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Learning to play any instrument isn’t just about correctly following every last note on a sheet of music. Being expressive, and imaginative, is just as important to learn. That’s what led MIT’s Xiao Xiao and Hiroshi Ishii to develop Andante, which adds lively animated figures to a self-playing piano. Read more...

How the World's Most Glamorous Ice Bar Stays Frozen In the Middle of the Desert

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The bar is made of 120 tons of pure Canadian ice. So are the walls, and all the furniture, along with intricately carved ice sculptures, including a replica of the Vegas skyline and an icy Iron Throne just for Game of Thrones fans. Walking into Minus 5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas is like stepping into a real-world scene from Disney’s Frozen. Read more...

Apple's Amazon Echo Competitor Sounds Goddamned Terrifying

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Earlier this week The Information reported hat Apple is making a smart hub to compete with the very cool Amazon Echo and recently announced Google Home. This is not shocking . Consumer technology companies new favorite thing is to get their remarkably well-designed talons into every aspect of our lives. Show More Summary

Here Are the Very Worst TSA Lines 

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Holiday weekends always suck for traveling but this one should be particularly hellacious. The TSA’s troubles won’t be resolved anytime soon , and lines are so long in some places that airlines have resorted to building their own customized checkpoint systems. Read more...

This Bike Is So Smart They Claim It Can't Be Stolen

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Commuting via bicycle can be rough. There’s nails and potholes waiting to destroy your tires, cars waiting to smoosh you, and thieves waiting to steal your bike as soon as your back is turned. The last problem is so pernicious it keeps a lot of people from riding, and those that do opt to ride ride $100 junkcycles. Show More Summary

This Is the Best Look at Pluto's Surface We're Going to Get

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New Horizons may be millions of miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video reveals the most detailed images of Pluto’s surface yet—and they’re spellbinding. Read more...

A New Machine Lets Ski Resorts Make Snow Even When it's 90 Degrees Out

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If the only reason you’re worried about global warming is that it will mean a shorter ski season, you can go ahead and buy that gas-guzzling SUV you’ve been eyeing. A new type of snow machine can churn out the white stuff when it’s as hot as 90 degrees out, and it uses way less water in the process. Read more...

Incredibly Animated Finger Puppet Looks Like it Might Actually Be Alive

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You’ve heard of math savants and chess geniuses, but Barnaby Dixon might be a young prodigy when it comes to designing puppets. His latest creation is easily the most detailed and animated finger puppet you’ve ever seen, and Dixon spent two entire months refining and perfecting its design. Read more...

Someone Built a Real-Life Mechanical Version of Pong Complete With a Square Ball

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played using a pair of rectangular paddles and a square ball bouncing back and forth. Read more...

The Largest Reservoir in the United States Just Hit an 80 Year Low

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Images: NASA Earth Observatory Years of drought have not been kind to Lake Mead , the largest man-made reservoir in the United States formed by the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. The lake, which hit its lowest level since 1937 this week, is a shadow of its former self in a dramatic new satellite image captured by NASA. Read more...

Oregon Militia Leader Furious He Can't Have Guns or Facebook in Jail

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy and former armed militia cosplayer, is not having a very nice time in jail. According to a status report filed earlier this week, not only is he not allowed to hang out with his (also imprisoned) brother Ammon—the guards won’t even let him have his guns. Read more...

The TSA Is So Bad That Delta Has Had to Install Its Own Ultra-Efficient Security Checkpoints

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To help alleviate long lines at Atlanta’s airport, Delta spent more than a million dollars to install a pair of new high-tech security lanes that can handle more passengers simultaneously. When even the airlines, who are happy to charge passengers extra to sit next to their family members , thinks the TSA is doing a bad job, you know there’s a problem. Read more...

Skateboarding in Zero Gravity Is Tony Hawk's Best Trick Yet

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Among his many accomplishments, Tony Hawk is probably best known for landing the first 900 during an official competition at the X-Games. But watching him attempt countless skateboard tricks while floating in zero gravity in a vomit comet is yet another reason to be impressed with his skills. Especially since he appears to keep his lunch down during the whole thing. Read more...

Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Mars is our closest planetary neighbor, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when you do. Read more...

Your Long Weekend Beach Plans Better Include a Cooler With a Freezer Section

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If an afternoon spent lounging on the beach is part of your long weekend plan, you’ll need to make sure you bring along all the snacking staples. That includes sodas, hot dogs, burgers—and thanks to this over-the-top cooler with a dedicated freezer section—even microwave pizzas, ice cream, and frozen turkeys? Read more...

The World's Biggest Ever Math Proof is a Whopping 200TB

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you think you had a hard time filling out pages of algebra at school, spare a thought for the three mathematicians who have just published the world’s largest ever proof. It takes up 200TB of storage space. Read more...

Facebook Will Now Track You and Force Feed You Ads Even If You Don't Use It

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not. Read more...

This Dude Photoshops Suits on to Cuban Passport Photos for a Living

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Lian Marrero has an unusual job. When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing. Then, he fires up phot0-editing software, so his subject can leave looking smarter in print than in person. Read more...

What Happens When Space and Fashion Collide

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum yesterday. Read more...

Acer's New Transforming Laptops Are a Cheap and Cheerful 2-in-1

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re hard up and in the market for a tablet-come-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are pretty damn cheap. Read more...

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