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23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Vox Media—publisher of The Verge, S.B. Nation, and the eponymous Vox.com—is acquiring the scoop-driven tech website Re/code. According to the Times, the deal consists entirely of stock in Vox Media. Have any thoughts about this new development? Hop in below. Read more...

Scientists Discover the Genes for Supersizing Fruit

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Consider the beefsteak, a naturally bred giant among tomatoes. It grows as big as two pounds. Scientist have now identified a set of genes that gives beefsteaks their size, and it could lead the way to supersizing more fruits. Read more...

Here's What a Supertall-Filled New York Skyline Will Look Like In 2030

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It has been a month of supertall news to top them all, with the World Trade Center’s record-breaking 1,776-foot height possibly getting scooped by a surprise spire in Midtown Manhattan. Now a new rendering from Visualhouse posted at New York Yimby gives an idea of how dramatically the New York City skyline will change just 15 years from now. Read more...

Wooden Computer Chips Might Lead to Biodegradable Gadgets

Are you a human? If so, you probably threw away at least one electronic device last year, piling onto 92 billion tons of e-waste in 2014. Luckily, we’re a step closer to gadgets that could be more biodegradable: Computer chips made almost entirely out of wood. Read more...

Does The Layout of Your Office Interfere With Your Workflow?

“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle. Read more...

The World's Largest Photograph Captures 365 Billion Pixels of the Alps

The latest image to claim the title of the world’s largest photograph was a labor of love: It took 70,000 images, over 15 days of shooting, and in -14 degree weather. All told, the final panorama is 46 terabytes of icy blue beauty. Read more...

An IRS Online Service Breach Just Screwed At Least 100,000 People

Paying taxes is generally an unpleasant time. But the baseline misery of siphoning cash back to bureaucrats sounds downright delightful compared to getting straight up robbed, which is what happened to a lot of people this year. TheShow More Summary

Gorgeous Microscopy Images Are Actually Pictures of Sexual Biology

The Cell Picture Show has collected ten images of sexually significant science from labs around the world: the resulting slideshow (summarized in their image above) takes you on a walk through sex systems across many types of living things. Read more...

A Mexican Demon Named Charlie Is the Internet's Newest Urban Legend

Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days. Read more...

Full Bank Accounts, Empty Storefronts: The Economics Of High-Rent Blight

Urban blight is nothing new. The signature image of plummeting real estate is block after block of properties vacated as businesses move out. Now the high price of real estate in American cities is creating a new phenomenon: In otherwise...Show More Summary

These Photos Were Taken By A Dog

Ever wonder what would happen if you gave a dog a camera? You don’t have to anymore: Nikon did it, and the results are endearingly fun. Read more...

Meanwhile in the Future: What If We Banned All Weapons?

This week’s future is a social experiment. What if Earth had a robotic overlord who decided to ban all weapons? All fights would have to be hand to hand. Would there be less death that way? Less casualties? What counts as a weapon anyway? Listen to the episode to find out! Read more...

Now You Can Test Drive Android Auto

Starting today, you’ll be able to test the first wave of truly connected cars. Android Auto is now available on its first integrated vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As you head to your local dealership to test drive it, you can practice talking to your car on the way: “Ok, Google...” Read more...

Tomorrowland Is Like Watching A Jetpack Eat Itself

I saw two movies this past weekend. One was about a terrifying futuristic dystopia filled with endless betrayal and a complete lack of hope. The other one was Mad Max: Fury Road. Read more...

Oculus Hires Three Smart Guys To Blend Real and Virtual Worlds

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset. It lets you see into another world—but not your own. It’s not like Microsoft’s HoloLens, which lets you interact with 3D objects placed in your world. At least, not yet. Oculus just bought Surreal Vision, a startup dedicated to that idea. Read more...

The Latest Big Cable Consolidation Will Screw Consumers and Startups

America woke up to some frustrating news today. Charter, the fourth-largest cable company in America, wants to buy Time Warner Cable, the second-largest, as well as Bright House, the tenth-largest. If the deal goes through it’s going to affect come 23 million internet customers directly. Not in a good way. Read more...

Inside the Automated UPS Complex That Sorts 7,000 Packages a Minute

Just before midnight, UPS’s Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky begins to come alive. Boeing 757s start roaring overhead. Packages whoosh by on miles of conveyer belts. Before the sun is up, 1.6 million packages will be unloaded and loaded again, sent along toward their final destinations. Read more...

The "Necks for Sex" Hypothesis

Sexual selection doesn’t necessarily just shape sexual anatomy – it can have as profound an effect on the rest of an animal’s body as natural selection does. In both cases, the end result is more babies for animals that look or act a particular way. Read more...

And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be molded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks great. Read more...

What's the Best Dehumidifier?

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Depending on your circumstances, it’s very possible no combination of fans and air conditioners will be able to save you from feeling like you’re drowning in your own home. You need a dehumidifier, but which one? Tell us in the comments. Read more...

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