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Here's How Black Holes Turn on the Lights In the Universe Around Them

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Despite their popular reputation as dark inescapable pits, black holes really put out a lot of energy. They thrust out jets of matter. They get matter to heat up through friction as it swirls around them. And, in some cases, they contribute to bursts of incredibly high energy photons, thanks to a phenomenon first encountered in the 1920s here on Earth. Read more...

Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Are you sick of having smartphones that can’t be repaired? You wind up creating e-waste instead of just fixing the darn thing up and using it for another year, and that’s just annoying. Enter the Fairphone 2, which is made with open hardware and is designed to be completely fixable. Read more...

Kuiu Teton Review: High Performance Camo Goes Affordable

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Kuiu has disrupted the camouflage market in recent years, making technical outdoors clothing that’s not just radically high-performance, but which also looks cool while obscuring the human silhouette across diverse environments. This new Teton range drops the price points below $100. Read more...

Risk Is Getting a Complete Makeover in 2016

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the board game world, Monopoly has undergone more facelifts over the past few decades than an aging movie star. But now, after going mostly unchanged for over 50 years, it’s time for Risk to finally get some fresh paint, polish, and redesigned game tokens. Read more...

The Pope's Tablecloth Trick Was a Miracle! (of Modern Computer Graphics)

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the fantastic feats of Chill Pope! Today, he’s showing off a classic: The old ‘yank a tablecloth, leaving everything else on the table undisturbed’ trick. It’s a miracle! Except that it’s totally fake. Read more...

Special Metal Feet Let This Robot Walk Around a Hot Frying Pan Forever

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Blending different metals together produces an alloy, but layering them instead creates a bimetal that often has unique properties. In this case, bimetal feet allow a tiny robot to walk across hot surfaces, without the need for any other power sources. Read more...

Meanwhile in the Future: Nobody Cares About Your Gender

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nerf balls are for boys. Dolls are for girls. Romance movies are for women, and action flicks for men. Nearly everything in our world is gendered in some way. But what if we lived in a world where gender was more like hair color — something you could change at will, and that had little bearing on what other people thought of you? Read more...

New Scale Pinpoints Most Life-Friendly Alien Planets 

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory have devised a new habitability index for judging how suitable alien planets might be for life. The point of the exercise is to help scientists prioritize future targets for close-ups from NASA’s yet-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope and other instruments. Read more...

Can Crowdfunding Save This Town from White Supremacy?

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

White supremacist poster boy Craig Cobb, founder of a whites-only religion called Creativity Movement, is trying to create a neighborhood for white supremacists in the tiny town of Antler, North Dakota. To stop him, the city had to spend so much money it went bankrupt. Read more...

The US's First Autonomous Buses Will Drive Around a California Business Park

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The robot cars are here! The robot cars are here! For the first time in the US, driverless shuttles will zip around employees of a Northern California office park. The first public trials are set to start next summer, pending local approval. Read more...

Lumia 950 and 950XL Hands-On: Hello Again, Windows Phone

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Windows Phone has always been a conundrum. It’s a platform filled with good ideas (I always liked Live Tiles I admit), but something kept it from being my smartphone go-to. With the Lumia 950 and 950XL, I’m experiencing a serious case of déjà vu. Read more...

Revisiting the Small Village That Was Completely Devastated By Toxic Red Sludge

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Kolontár’s wounds are deep. Five years ago, on October 4, 2010, roughly one million cubic meters of liquid chemical waste burst from a red mud reservoir of the Ajka Alumina Plant. The 2-4 meters high wave of toxic sludge flooded the small village west of Budapest, and minutes later, six other villages and towns. Read more...

Sharp Is Going to Sell This Little Robot as a Smartphone

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots as popular a consumer electronic as smartphones. He’d been teasing a humanoid phone to debut this year, and here it is: a cutesy, talking, limbed phone that hitches rides in your front pocket. Read more...

Take This Quiz to Measure Your Happiness Scientifically

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Chances are you’ve taken a test that measures your happiness and well-being. But let’s be frank: very few of these tests are actually rooted in science, and rarely do they provide any kind of meaningful advice. Now there is a new free online quiz by a nonprofit organization called ClearerThinking that seeks to overcome both shortcomings. Read more...

A Man Who Makes Babies–Lots of Babies–But Lives Alone

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

People who want to start a family but have, for whatever reason, a problem with the sperm half of the equation have options. There are in-vitro methods that get sperm right next to or injected directly inside an egg. There are sperm banks. Show More Summary

Reddit's New Site Cuts Out Comments and the Heart of Reddit 

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Reddit is a site built on the backs of user contributions and engagement, and their new publication Upvoted doesn’t allow comments. This is bullshit. Read more...

Workers of New Ant Species Have Big, Weird Heads

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is a worker ant of the newly-discovered species Carebara lilith. You may notice that it has an absolutely enormous noggin. Why? Read more...

Sony's Image Sensors Are Good Enough To Survive as a Separate Company 

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sony is spinning its moneymaking image sensor business into its own company that’ll be named Sony Semiconductor Solutions. And rather than propping up other electronics lines that haven’t been performing as well, the semiconductor business will now be able to make a lot of money. Read more...

17 Photos That Are Vanishing Away

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As parallel lines extend into the Z-space of a painting of photograph, they gradually converge toward a vanishing point. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge, you captured the phenomenon right as it disappeared in front of your eyes. Read more...

Burger King's Halloween Burger Dyes Your Poop Green, and We Think We Know Why

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Burger King’s Halloween Burger turns poop the kind of comically bright green that would humiliate most goths. The question on everybody’s lips, and other less-mentionable parts, is why? Read more...

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