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5 Parts of New York That Are Built On Garbage

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New York was pretty much a cesspool in the 19th century. "We were a laughingstock," as anthropologist and trash historian Robin Nagle once put it. But in an odd way, New York owes its current success to its refuse—after all, it's built on the stuff. Read more...

Bill Gates: Digital Currency Can Help the Poor, But Not Bitcoin

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bill Gates has high hopes for digital currency as an important banking tool for the poor. But Bitcoin isn't one of those currencies, he said in a Reddit AMA today. At least not in its current form. Read more...

Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much more. Show More Summary

This Spider Catches Prey With a Web of Electrically Charged Silk 

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Not all spider silk is created equal. Some spiders spin webs of wet, sticky silk. Others like the Uloborus spider have fluffy webs made of nanoscale filaments. But those fluffy webs are just as good at catching prey, likely thanks to their electrostatic charge. Read more...

We're in a Technology Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. Read more...

Deepak Chopra Has the Worst Avatar Ever on Twitter

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Deepak Chopra, online werewolf and mortal nemesis of Gizmodo's Matt Novak, wants you to know the possiblities are infinite. A message he decided to share with the world using the only medium that matters anymore—his Twitter avatar. The possibilities are so infinite, in fact, that he has freed himself from the shackles of spelling. B freee! Read more...

The Is The Greatest View Of Dwarf Planet Ceres We Have Ever Seen

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Dawn spacecraft has done it: it is now taking the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet Ceres that have ever been seen. Not only is this new image better than the historic Hubble Space Telescope image, but every new release will be better than the one before until it arrives in orbit this March. Read more...

Finally, Transition Lens Glasses That Aren't Total Dorkdom 

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Blessed are those with perfect vision, but the rest of us poor, nearly blind souls know the torture that is looking for sunglasses when we already have to wear glasses. The options are Fitovers that jut out like VR goggles or flimsy clip-ons or prescription sunglasses ($$$) or god forbid transition lens. Show More Summary

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire sent flames soaring up 10 feet into the air, our (mock) astronauts have been laid to rest (in their respective homes as they see fit). Goodbye and godspeed, you magnificent pioneers. Read more...

Here's What Scientists Do When They Need Illegal Drugs for Research

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On an obscure webpage that looks like it's been barely updated in the last decade there's a link to download a PDF with the unassuming name of " NDSP Catalog." Click it and you'll find pretty much every drug you can dream up: meth, cocaine, heroin, MDMA—nearly 800 compounds in all. Show More Summary

How to make a laser guided blowgun using household objects

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Grant Thomson, the King of Random, just posted this video showing how to make a laser guided blowgun using household objects. The precision and power of this thing is extraordinary so be careful if you're planning to play with it. Read more...

Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've waxed poetic about Brother laser printers countless times, but if you're still fighting an old Inkjet at your house, you've got two great options to upgrade today. Read more...

An Inflatable Planetarium Where You Can Climb Into the Night Sky 

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you were one of the millions of people driving over London's perpetually congested A13 highway in late November, you probably wouldn't have noticed it: Below the underpass, an eerily glowing orb surrounded by crowds of people who seemed to be crawling in and out of it. Read more...

Facebook Wants You to Know It Loves Free Speech (Except When It Doesn't)

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Two weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an impassioned post about the importance of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo killings. This week, in a total about-face, Facebook is censoring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey, including images similar to the Hebdo cartoons. Come on. Read more...

These Dominoes Are Stuffed With Actual Cold Hard Shredded Cash

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. Show More Summary

Burn It All Down: A Guide to Neo-Luddism

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Luddism by definition is nebulous: It has only ever existed in resistance, named for its fictional leader Ned Ludd as a reaction to machines that threatened to strip the livelihood of workers during the industrial revolution. It wasn't...Show More Summary

Parks and Rec's Fake Future Facebook Is Terrifyingly Plausible

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Parks and Rec jumped a few years into the future for its last season, and that jump has mostly manifested in holographic tablets. Last night's episode, however, took on the more in-depth subject of data-mining pretty seriously, and with characteristically goofy wit. Read more...

Identify Songs Using Google Now

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are plenty of apps for identifying music while you're listening to it, but you might not know that the same functionality is built into Google Now as well—it's just one of the many features available inside Google's digital assistant that aren't immediately obvious to the casual user. Show More Summary

The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair images show all the amazing upcoming Lego

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany goes into full swing tomorrow, but images have already started rolling in from those in attendance. There are tons of pictures being beamed out via twitter and various websites and I will try to consolidate them into this extremely picture heavy post. Read more...

Maker of Drone That Crashed at White House Will Block Flights Over DC

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following revelations that a civilian-operated drone crashed on the White House lawn, the manufacturer of the drone, DJI, will take steps to prevent its drones from flying over Washington DC. That's the first time that the Chinese company has blocked such a huge area. Read more...

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