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There's No Wrong Way to Shoot a Reese's With a High-Speed Camera

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Using a slight variation on the famous high-speed camera set-up by Doc Edgerton, the Edgerton Center at MIT shot a.22 caliber rifle through three peanut butter cups and captured this perfect image. Three peanut butter cups were harmed in the photographing of this photograph. [MIT] Read more...

Dozens of Earbuds on Sale, Stock Up on Cold Medicine, and More Deals

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today only, Amazon is offering steep discounts on a variety of JLab earbuds as their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Options range from $10 for standard buds to $18 for enhanced-bass models, to $20 for "high fidelity." There are a ton of colors available, and the prices are terrific, so grab a pair before they sell out. [JLab Earbud Sale] Read more...

A Sidecar That Lets Strollers Accommodate an Extra Passenger

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So that first baby was a success, and you're thinking about adding a second to your family's roster, but that expensive stroller you bought only accommodates a single passenger who isn't ready to walk yet. You can either give up on the idea of having more kids, or consider this collapsible stroller sidecar that easily doubles your pram's capacity. Read more...

Halloween Still Smells Like a Plastic Pumpkin Pail

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated trick-or-treating device. And somehow, it managed to stay candy scented year-round. Read more...

In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and it's over. Read more...

Scratching an itch does indeed just make it itch more

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Well that's settled. You know how your mom always told you not to scratch that mosquito bite because that just makes it itch more? Your mom was right, and now we have the science to prove it. Read more...

Being Fitted for Contacts in 1948 Was Totally Horrifying

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you're going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button because ewwwwwwwwwww. Read more...

Facebook Just Created a Custom Tor Link and That's Awesome

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook is often criticized over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous web browser won't be mistaken for botnets. This is a big deal, mostly because it's Facebook. Read more...

Office 365 Customers Can Finally Get Outlook for Mac

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Good news Microsoft Office power users! You can finally use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That's good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome. Read more...

Egg Freezing: How We Reschedule Nature With Liquid Nitrogen

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Egg freezing has recently jumped from an expensive and rare medical procedure to a recognized backup plan for women pushing up against the biological cutoff for conception. But what exactly are you signing up for? Read more...

These Secret Cold War Radio Stations Are Still Broadcasting

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the early days of espionage, long before the advent of burner phones, satcoms, and other modern-day spy gadgets, getting word to field agents—especially those working behind the Iron Curtain—proved a dangerous game with global consequences should the agent's cover be blown. But that's where number stations, and their uncrackable radio codes, come in. Read more...

That Town The Internet Tried To Buy Just Got Sold For $1.9 Million

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of Johnsonville, Connecticut for $1.9 million. Read more...

Kids Will Love These Bandages That Make Cuts Look Far Worse

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Has anyone ever put on a bandage and had it perfectly match their skin color? No, not even close. That's why printing bandages with fun or stylish designs makes a lot more sense. Or, if you're feeling macabre, you can toss a few bucks at this Indiegogo campaign that wants to create a line of bandages that make your cut or abrasion look far worse that it really is. Read more...

Facebook's History of Experiments That Try to Make You Vote

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Election Day is coming up, and if you use Facebook, you'll see an option to tell everyone you voted. This isn't new; Facebook introduced the "I Voted" button in 2008. What is new is that, according to Facebook, this year the company isn't conducting any experiments related to election season. Read more...

10 More Viral Images That Are Actually Fake

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don't believe your lying eyes. They're all totally fake. Read more...

Call Center Worker Suspended for Answering Calls With Robot Voice

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Working at a call center sucks. Like, it universally sucks, and everybody knows it. That's what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls in a robot voice so frustrating. C'mon guys, let the bored employees have a little bit of fun. Read more...

This Algae Farm Eats Pollution From the Highway Below It

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A highway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle, is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect growing area. Which is why this overpass in France has its own algae farm. Read more...

This Fake Classical Painting Turns Peepholes Into Murder Mystery Props

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You might think that peephole on your front door gives you the upper hand when it comes to ignoring unwanted visitors, but to the person on the other side of the door it's obvious you're watching them. You can make it slightly less obvious, though, with this faux Victorian-era portrait that cleverly camouflages your front door's peephole. Show More Summary

A Giant Drill Almost Tore Through a Packed NYC Subway Car

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A whole bunch of Queens commuters almost got to star in their very own horror movie yesterday when a rogue contractor accidentally bored through an F-train subway tunnel with a 10-inch drill bit. So, uh, happy Halloween—or something. Read more...

7 Half-Assed, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You hate Halloween. Now you have to go to a party, and you don't have the guts to not dress up. You're screwed, but don't worry, not so screwed that you can't make a good showing. Read more...

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