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Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

It’s the weekend, friends! In America, it’s a long weekend — Monday is off for Memorial Day, and everyone barbecues, as dictated by tradition. What’s cooking, Gizmodo? Read more...

Making Heroin Could One Day Be As Easy As Brewing Beer

Breakthroughs in synthetic biology have suggested a bizarre and realistic possibility for the future of black market drug trade. Genetically-altered yeast could be used to make opiates for hospitals seeking a source of the painkillers — and then appropriated by drug dealers who want to homebrew heroin. Read more...

These Insects Compete Using Their Spiked Penises

Insects with nightmarish spiky penises that can harm their mates are really nothing new. But a new study in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology has determined that given the right conditions, wielding a nightmarish spiky penis could also harm a different species. Read more...

The Most Popular Candidates for President, According to Social Media

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Which of the current presidential hopefuls have the strongest social media base? You might be surprised. Rand Paul blows Hilary Clinton away on Facebook, while Clinton creams Paul on Twitter. No one likes Jeb Bush. Read more...

See How SpaceX Astronauts Could Survive a Failed Launch

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Two weeks ago, SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. The company has just released a first-person view...Show More Summary

Meet the Robots Who Will Steal Bartenders' Jobs (or Not)

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So, they say robots are supposed to be stealing all our jobs. Soon. And service jobs at especially at risk. Included in that group? Those who usher us through the magical portal of happy hour: bartenders. Read more...

Here Are 40,000 Photos Of Old New York Plotted on a City Map

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hope you’ve already checked out of work on this pre-Memorial Day Friday because this site might eat your long weekend for breakfast. Over 40,000 vintage photos of New York City from the New York Public Library archives have been geotagged to a Google Map, letting you click right through history on every street corner. Read more...

How To Survive A Car Crash

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Driving is the most dangerous thing most people do. It’s also something for which they likely have no or minimal training. Before you hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, let’s look at how to make it more survivable. Read more...

Ride Along on a Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster for Library Books

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics, including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library and take a look at its automated book transportation system—basically a roller coaster for books. Read more...

Two Hours of Thunderstorm Siege Made Budapest an Electrifying City

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hungarian photographer Zoltán Vanik captured this stunning panoramic image of Budapest, enlightened by dozens of lightning bolts during a severe thunderstorm a few days ago. Read more...

Even if Pebble is truly having financial difficulties, the show will go on.

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Even if Pebble is truly having financial difficulties, the show will go on. The company writes that the first batch of Pebble Time smartwatches will ship to backers on May 27th, and that every backer should receive a shipment tracking number by mid-June. [Pebble] Read more...

Genetic Engineers Are Building a Biological Kill Switch

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The fear of genetically-modified creatures escaping from the lab is the basis for a thousand sci-fi stories, but it’s also a legitimate concern. That’s why genetic engineers are inventing kill switches, or genetically-encoded suicide triggers, for GMOs they want to keep contained. Here’s how they work. Read more...

Why Does Weather Cause Air Traffic Delays?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The effect that weather has on air traffic delays is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of aviation. Read more...

Google's Designed an Intelligent Robot Teddy Bear That Can Recognize You

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google’s hoping there’s a market for sophisticated artificial intelligence voice assistants you can hug. Read more...

Are China's Robot Restaurants a Threat To American National Security?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It seems like every other week a new robot restaurant opens in China. Meanwhile, you know who hasn’t opened a robot restaurant in basically forever? America. That’s right. Forget our students’ math test scores and our number of fighter jets, China is eating our lunch in the only area that really matters. And that lunch is being served by a robot waiter. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Retina iMac, Buried Treasure, and a Lot More

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

2 Million Internet Users Designed This House, and It's Not Bad

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Design by committee is usually a recipe for a hot pile of garbage. Design by a committee of two million? It’s not as bad as you’d think. Read more...

Stratos Card Review: This Smart Credit Card Is Still Too Dumb

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Technology is a conquerer. The evidence can be seen in mounds of dead pagers, flip phones, and CDs. When companies and startups agree to kill something off, it’s usually not long for this world. But one piece of tech has become an unkillable cockroach—the credit card. Read more...

Here's Facebook's Little Red Book: A Guide to Zuckerbergian Truth

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook, like many Silicon Valley giants, has a mythology that’s used to indoctrinate workers. To help spread this ancestral origin story, Facebook enlisted its in-house print shop to publish a book of cultish aphorisms to guide inductees towards the light. Read more...

The Fantastic Pushbullet App Has a Competitor With Microsoft OneClip

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro and one of several Android phones laying around the Gizmodo office, and sharing content between those two ecosystems is a bunch of garbage. Third-party apps like the fantastic Pushbullet app every phone should have help, but Microsoft thinks it has a better solution for the Windows crowd with OneClip. Read more...

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