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A Simple Message Can Crash Skype So Badly You Need to Reinstall It

33 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new bug appears to crash Skype when a short string of text is sent as a message across the service — and the effects are so bad that it requires a reinstall to get things working hitch-free again. Read more...

IRS Failed to Update Security Systems Making Recent Hack More Likely

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Reports issued to the Senate Finance Committee by a governmental watchdog reveal that the Internal Revenue Service has failed to upgrade its systems to fend off digital attacks, making the recent theft of 104,000 taxpayer details more straightforward than it should have been. Read more...

Scientists Are Turning Their Backs on Algorithms Inspired By Nature

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

While computers are poor at creativity, they are adept at crunching through vast numbers of solutions to modern problems where there are numerous complex variables at play. Take the question of finding the best delivery plan for a distribution...Show More Summary

Why Google Translate Will (Probably) Always Suck

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If it seems like Google Translate and Skype Translator have solved the language barrier, you’d be right, in the same sense that smoke signals solved long-distance communication. Machine translation much difficult still translate long way go to, as YouTuber Tom Scott explains. Read more...

Now Your Amazon Fire TV Can Stream Games, Too

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever heard of GameFly? It’s what Netflix used to be, but for video games: mail-order disc rentals for Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo titles. It’s neat, but slow. Today, the company launched something a little faster: GameFly Streaming, a cloud gaming service for the Amazon Fire TV. Read more...

The 'Waterfall House' Takes Showering Outdoors

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In Sweden, a clause in planning laws allows residents to build a 270 square foot building on any existing residential property — a law that’s seen some inventive new small house designs, like this concept that moves the shower outdoors. Read more...

In This Short Film, Your Drone Really Is Trying To Kill You

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve ever had your hand sliced open by a low-flying drone, it can seem a little too much like your quadrotor toy is out to kill you — even if you’re just a crummy pilot. But in this movie trailer, your pet drone really does have it in for you. Read more...

Chimps Would Totally Cook If Only We Made Ape-Friendly Easy Bake Ovens

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For a long time, the only two things that have really separated humans from apes is our ability to make fire and and our propensity towards french fries. Turns out that chimpanzees likely possess both these qualities as well, thanks to a study that claims they have the “desire” to cook. Read more...

Google’s big and beautiful Nexus 6 is on sale right now for $499, down $150 from the normal asking p

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google’s big and beautiful Nexus 6 is on sale right now for $499, down $150 from the normal asking price. If you’ve been hankering to try Project Fi — or just need 6 inches of Androidy goodness in your life — it’s a pretty fantastic option. [Google] Read more...

You Might Actually Want AMD's Latest Processor In Your Next Laptop

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For years, AMD processors have been a byword for cheap and cheerful — frequently picked in budget gaming guides, but always followed by some justification about how a Core i3 would be a better option if you weren’t so poor. But the latest AMD APU, named Carrizo, might just be the battery-sipping, gaming-friendly saviour. Read more...

This Bike Parking Lot Is More Advanced Than Most Car Garages

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cyclists in the US are used to feeling envy at Dutch bike infrastructure. I mean, just look at this bridge. Sigh. Now, Delft is showing off its bike parking lot—and it’s as technologically advanced as you’d expect. Read more...

Watch Las Vegas' Population Boom As Its Primary Water Source Drains

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Among the many criticisms of cities during this epic drought is the idea that maybe not so many humans should live in deserts. But nowhere has more fingers pointed at it than Las Vegas. This visualization shows just how much Vegas relies on its man-made water system: As Vegas sprawls, Lake Mead sputters to its lowest-ever levels. Read more...

Buying something small and light on Amazon?

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Buying something small and light on Amazon? It might ship for free—even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription. [Bloomberg] Read more...

This Seal Has a Sensor on Its Head for Gathering Data About Antarctica

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It is not easy for a human to traverse the deep, cold waters of Antarctica. It is easy, however, for seals to swim through them. For the past decade, scientists have been turning elephant seals into live, swimming sensors to monitor those waters. Now, the data’s going public. Read more...

Unknown underwater species caught on camera for the first time

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our oceans hide so many breathtakingly beautiful species that don’t look like they’re from our planet that I sometimes wonder if the aliens have already arrived and just decided to call the deep sea home. Case in point: Just check out...Show More Summary

Get High On The 18 Tallest Observation Decks—But It'll Cost Ya

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The World Trade Center’s 107th floor observation deck opened last week with some pretty stunning views of New York City. But does it really provide the best viewing experience among the clouds? The Skyscraper Museum took a global survey of the best observatories and ranked the best views from the top. Read more...

What To Wear In The Jungle

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I just got back from a week-long camping trip in a hot, humid, torrentially rain-flooded jungle. With a few missteps, I managed to stay dry and comfortable throughout. Here’s what I learned and how you can maximize comfort and performance in this difficult environment. Read more...

Congress Just Took a Baby Step Towards Limiting Government Spying

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a tense battle over renewing key provisions of the Patriot Act, the US Senate just passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill meant to limit the government’s surveillance apparatus. Now the the bill will go to President Obama’s desk. Read more...

Deadspin Sepp Blatter Will Resign | io9 One Thing the Game of Thrones TV Show Does So Much Better Th

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Deadspin Sepp Blatter Will Resign | io9 One Thing the Game of Thrones TV Show Does So Much Better Than the Books | Jezebel How to Fix a Racist Frat | Lifehacker The Patriot Act Is Changing. Here’s What That Means for Your Privacy | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Tell Us About The Worst Support Tickets You Ever Worked

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I’ve had several jobs that involved processing tickets. The software often sucked and was frustrating to use. Even worse were the tickets themselves: vague, inane, confusing, infuriating. It’s time to let these tales of these ticketed tortures be heard. Do you feel my pain? Read more...

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