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A New Type of Dyson Sphere May Be Nearly Impossible to Detect

Over fifty years ago, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed an awesome, if slightly insane, idea: That an advanced alien civilization might construct a massive, energy-harvesting sphere around its star, and bunk up inside. Read more...

Stolen Uber Accounts Are on Sale for a Dollar on a Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details. Read more...

This Guy is Practically a Cyborg With His 3D Tattoo

Don't be fooled: This is not Tony Stark's latest bionic arm. It's an incredibly detailed tattoo, one whose proud owner looks like he just stepped out of Neuromancer. Read more...

A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like a Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-traveling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $130 price tag a little steep, but this $49 alternative? Now we're talking. Read more...

Ancient, Predatory "Lobster" is an Ancestor of all Modern Arthropods

More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, shrimp and butterflies, was a predatory "lobster-like" creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago. Read more...

All the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors in a Single Infographic

If you love Ben and Jerry's ice cream, but can never remember what the heck is in Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch or Spectacular Speculoos, go print out a copy of this infographic and tape it to your fridge right now. Read more...

Social Media Can Make Standardized Test Questions Go Viral

When standardized tests are shared nationwide—as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states—cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media. Read more...

To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be figuring out how to feed our rising global population. Now, some scientists are making the radical claim that growing more food won't be enough—we literally need to hack photosynthesis. Read more...

This 3D-Printed Predicta Will Transport You to the 1950's

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can't travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing. Read more...

Add Some Popular Novels to Your Kindle for $3-$4 Each, Today Only

Today only, Amazon's got a nice little collection of Kindle novels on sale for $3-$4. The most popular of the bunch are probably Private Down Under by James Patterson, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, but be sure to check out the full list if you need any new reading material. [Gold Box] Read more...

The Best of Gizmodo This Week

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our favorite posts on Giz this week cover everything from the surprising history of brands to the human lab rats researching nootropics on Reddit. We fucked around with some gadgets, baked a laptop in the oven, and paid a drunk guy to evaluate our web design. Then we swung a hatchet around. Enjoy! Read more...

Freightliner SuperTruck More Than Doubles The Average Big Rig's MPG

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy : "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water. Read more...

What Makes You Block Someone? 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the "Block" button on social media? Read more...

Meet the Guy Who Makes Apps for Ghost Hunters 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We don't usually think of talking to ghosts as a high-tech activity. But one guy is making a living off of ghost hunting apps, and his story from homelessness to app entrepreneur is actually pretty extraordinary. Read more...

A San Francisco jury has ruled against three of four claims of gender discrimination and retaliation

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A San Francisco jury has ruled against three of four claims of gender discrimination and retaliation by termination brought by Ellen Pao against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, in what many are calling a landmark case for Silicon Valley. Pao is currently the interim CEO of Reddit. [Valleywag ] Read more...

Who On Earth Would Attack Github for Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and CN-NY Times, that help Chinese citizens get around their government's restrictive online censors to access blocked content. Read more...

"It's Not My Job to Plug Things In," and Other Nightmare IT Stories

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We asked for the worst stories you had about working in IT. You rose to the challenge and then some. We may need to wipe and reboot our brains to recover from these. Read more...

How Far Samsung's Galaxy S Phones Have Come, in One GIF

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The evolution of any smartphone is a long, drawn-out process. But when you cram it all down into a four-second GIF, the results are pretty mesmerizing. Read more...

A Beginner's Guide to Navy-Strength Rum

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Royal Navy's successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum. Read more...

It's Almost Impossible To Tell This Butterfly Is Actually a Robot

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The butterfly is one of nature's most graceful creations, but with upgrades from Festo, this robotic doppleganger is better equipped to navigate large spaces. It might flap and flutter like the real thing, but this butterfly is 100 percent artificial—although the branding on the wings probably gave that away. Read more...

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