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Jilted Crowdfunders Are Demanding More Than Unfulfilled Pledges

Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week explores the rage of the jilted crowdfunder, the untold history of the Silk Road, one man’s unfortunate weekend using only the Apple Watch for communication, and more! Enjoy. Read more...

Here's How Much Earth Gets Blasted Away to Extract a Hunk of Diamond

If you were ever wondering how much land mass had to be moved to produce that diamond engagement ring, this series of photos should help put things in perspective. Read more...

We've Just Developed a Portable Cloaking Device 

If you’re a non-magical being, you might think your chances of becoming invisible are slim to nil. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet: Researchers are now claiming to have developed a portable system that can make small objects, like your keys or pet lizard, disappear from sight. Read more...

Tesla Battery Economics: On the Path to Disruption

Elon Musk announced Tesla’s home / business battery today. tl;dr: It’ll get enthusiastic early adopters to buy. The economics are almost there to make it cost effective for a wide market. And within just a few years, it almost certainly will be cheap enough to be cost effective for a broad market. Show More Summary

NASA's Ten Engine Electric Drone Goes From Chopper to Airplane and Back

Space missions get all the hype, but NASA Aeronautics is doing some pretty rad stuff, too. Their ten engine, unmanned electric plane, for instance, has just successfully transitioned from hover mode to wing-borne flight and back again. Read more...

Free Apps May Be Tracking Your Phone Without Your Consent

Free Android apps are getting a bit promiscuous. That, at least, is the conclusion of a group of security researchers, who find that poorly vetted apps on Google Play are connecting to a massive number of ad and tracking sites—without user being any the wiser. Read more...

Emojis are Becoming the Dominant Language of Instagram

There’s no question emojis have become wildly popular. But on Instagram, the familiar happy faces, hearts and kissing lips are more than just a cute shorthand. They’re on their way to becoming the dominant, universal form of communication. Read more...

Collapse of Large Herbivores May Lead to "Empty Landscapes" Worldwide

It’s happening across the world, from grasslands to savannas to forest to deserts. Earth’s wild ecosystems are emptying out and falling silent. Read more...

This Is What It Might Be Like to Fly Through a Giant Space Habitat

Want to live in a space city? You can’t move there next week, but artist Micah Ganske has designed an incredible VR experience where you drive a small spacecraft through an O’Neill cylinder, a massive tube-shaped space habitat that spins to create gravity so that people can build cities and farms on its inner surface. Read more...

Beautiful NASA satellite photos reveal South Korea's seaweed farms

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar. Read more...

The Best Way to Ruin the New Force Awakens Trailer? Jar Jar Binks.

You know what made the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer especially great? A distinct lack of Jar Jar Binks. But some people, it seems, just want to watch the world burn. Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Incarceration Rates Across the US

The United States has only 5 % of the world’s population, but 25 % of its prisoners. The biggest contributing factor to our booming prison population? Drugs, drugs, and more drugs. Read more...

Astronomers Found a Gas Giant Orbiting Surprisingly Close to a Tiny Star

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Astronomers watching a small red dwarf star 500 light years away were surprised to notice a brief dip in its already dim light. But they quickly identified the source of the change: the darker mass of a planet passing between the distant star and our vantage point on Earth. Read more...

Philly's New Bikeshare Program is Already Kicking Ass

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Move over, Seattle and New York. Philly may not be a first-gen adopter, but I’m proud to say my city’s pay-t0-ride biking service, which debuted last week, is already a smash hit, with over 8,000 rides and 2,400 new members in its first week alone. Read more...

Bad News: Here's A Wildfire Prediction Map (There Is No Good News)

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a winter of record-low precipitation and record-high temperatures, I almost can’t bear to look at the wildfire forecast for summer. But here it is. And boy, is it ugly. Read more...

If Apple Made BB-8 Droids, They'd Be Adorable

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

JJ Abrams’s rotundly adorable new BB-8 droids are already primed to steal the spotlight in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But if you were wondering whether the droids could get any cuter, the answer is, yes, if Apple got involved. Read more...

Guess What? The Full Moon Did Not Help Kate Middleton Have Her Baby

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Duchess of Cambridge had her long overdue baby this morning, two days in advance of the full moon. The only reason I bring up the moon is that yesterday, the media was reporting that a full moon Monday might just trigger a royal birth. Only thing is, that’s a crock of crap. Read more...

The Obscenely Extravagant Beach House Yacht You Can't Afford

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever wake up in the morning thinking “man, I sure wish I could combine my beach house and my yacht”? Probably not, because most of us don’t have the financial assets to even hypothetically entertain such wild ideas. Enter the “X-EASY” yacht, which does the imagining for you. Read more...

The GOP's New Budget Proposal is a Big Middle Finger to Earth Science

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The GOP is trying to eviscerate NASA’s Earth science program. At best, the House Science Committee’s new budget proposal would slash NASA’s Earth science funding by $300 million. At worst, the Earth sciences stand to lose over half a billion federal dollars. Read more...

This crazy bridge in Japan looks more like a terrifying roller coaster

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you look straight onto the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan, the ridiculously steep incline makes it look more like a roller coaster than a road for cars to drive on. I mean, come on, would you want to drive on that road? It’s basically a highway to outer space, a shortcut to vomiting from nausea. Read more...

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