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Paddling The Mississippi During Flood Season

My boyfriend and I are paddling all 2,552 miles of the Mississippi River in a pair of kayaks. And the near-constant rain is creating some serious flooding. That makes the paddling difficult and dangerous, sure, but there’s other hazards too. Read more...

Seahorses' Square Tails May Be the Key to Building Better Robots

It’s hip to be square if you’re a seahorse—or rather, it has certain adaptive advantages. Cylindrical tails may be much more popular in the animal kingdom, but the seahorse’s bizarre square-prism tail has far better mechanical properties. Read more...

Amazon Might Pay Self-Published Authors Less Than a Cent Per Page Read

So, remember that new Amazon payment scheme that’s going to revolutionize self-publishing by dolling out royalties based on pages read rather than copies sold? Remember how that was going to reward authors who can keep readers hooked rather than folks who can crank out 500 page-tombs that nobody has the gusto to finish? Read more...

Bubble Wrap's New Design Is Unpoppable And It's All Our Fault

Our ruthless new era of super-efficient global shipping has made it irrelevant. Read more...

Drone of the Day: Hunter

Ancient by information age standards, Hunter is an Army drone that’s been in use since the Kosovo War in 1999. At 2,000 pounds, it’s neither sleek nor personal, more of a family car that’s hardy enough to have abundant cup holders than a hot rod. Show More Summary

The Most Dangerous Motorcycle Race In The World Meets The Drone Master

Over 200 people have been killed racing the Isle of Man TT. Who are they and why do they do that? A new film from the world’s top aerial cinematographers seeks to answer that question. Read more...

Where's My Hoverboard?

Is the hoverboard just over the horizon? Not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise! Read more...

The Death Star Crashing Through Your Wall Makes For a Great Night Light

3DlightFX has a new series of Star Wars-themed 3D Deco Lights enroute including this tiny glowing version of the Death Star that appears to be smashing its way through your wall thanks to an included decal surrounding its mount. Read more...

Hunt Down and Remove Duplicate Files from Your PC

Duplicate files can cause all kinds of problems on your computer, taking up precious storage room, confusing your photo or media manager apps, and generally getting in the way of searches and other operations when you’d rather they didn’t. You don’t have to accept duplicate files as an inevitability of running a PC, though: Here’s how to get rid of them. Read more...

MasterCard's Gonna Let You Pay With Your Face

Do you like your face? Then you’re going to love MasterCard’s new ID Check security system. The experimental feature uses your camera’s front-facing camera and facial recognition technology so that you can pay with your face. MasterCard thinks millenials will love it. Read more...

Terrifying great white shark attacking a cage is like real life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows an 11 and a half foot shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up close view of the razor sharp teeth and feel the enormity of the monster. Read more...

Chevrolet Made An Air Conditioner Just for Your Smartphone

Who doesn’t love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal, and silicon can get a pretty heated—especially when charging. That’s why Chevrolet is introducing a smartphone air conditioner as a thing we need. Read more...

New Film Takes a Close Look at the Biology and Culture of Penises

The Atlantic just released a short clip from The Dickumentary: A Short History of the Penis,a new documentary about penises from filmmaker Sofian Khan. Read more...

Mr. Robot Recap: Are You a One or a Zero?

The second episode of the moody, surprisingly accurate hacker drama that’s your new crack aired last night on USA to much fanfare. So how does it stack up to the pilot that already nabbed a second season ? Read more...

The Only Way To Describe This 3D-Printed Mechanized Toy Tank Is Amazing

If there’s one thing a plastic resin 3D printer is good at, it’s making custom toys. And Michael Sng’s Machination Studio has created the ultimate example of what 3D-printed toys can be with the HMC Boudicca; a 20-inch tall walking mechanized tank with more detailed animated features than even R2-D2 has. Read more...

The iPhone 6S Leak Has More Than Meets the Eye

Ever since the iPhone 4, Apple’s followed a kind of tick-tock process of updating its money-making iPhone. Tick: Recreate hardware and looks from the ground up. Tock: Tweak, tweak, tweak. After last year’s iPhone 6, 2015 is a tock year. And while there are some things to be excited about, cosmetics is definitely not one of them. Read more...

Anki's Officially Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customizable Tracks

Anki delivered a devastating blow to slot cars with its original Drive set, giving tiny RC cars a brain so they could stay on a track without the need for a peg underneath. But with Overdrive slot cars are officially dead now that your track can be any shape you want, complete with U-turns, intersections, and jumps. Read more...

Why You Think Some Things Are Common on Social Media When They're Not

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well you might just be victim of a network quirk that makes it appear as though something is common—when in fact it’s actually rare. Read more...

The Overlooked Medical Condition That Hospitalizes Millions Each Year

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most Americans have never heard of it, but according to new federal data, sepsis is the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US. Read more...

Sprint CEO Brands T-Mobile's Uncarrier Concept Bullshit on Twitter

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The joys of a simple Twitter slanging match. Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure has taken T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s criticism of his new “All-In” wireless plan badly. It’s like being in a playground with very wealthy people. Read more...

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