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This Robot Arm's Water Balloon Gripper Is Inspired By a Gecko's Tongue

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Five fingers at the end of an arm has turned out to be a fantastic tool for humans, but coordinating so many digits is a lot to ask of a robot. So inspired by the stretchy tongue on a gecko, engineers at Festo have come with a bulbous-looking water-filled gripper that's just as adept at picking things up as the human hand is. Read more...

Short film about using the microwave makes fun of something we all do

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You've done this. I've done this. We've all done this before. Daniel Koren completely nails the hilarious truth about using the microwave late at night and how our initial goodwill for silence is negated by our stupidity and desire for hot food. We all start out as a do good superhero and end up as his goofy klutz of a sidekick. Read more...

A studded case lets you customize and personalize your MacBook with Lego

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've always wanted to customize the lid of your MacBook but hate the idea of putting stickers on it, a new Kickstarter is attempting to raise funds to produce a laptop case that can be decorated, adorned, or upgraded with most building toys, including Lego. Read more...

William Gibson After Trying VR for the First Time: "They Did It"

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After years of speculating about possible futures in his writing, William Gibson recently tried out one the world's contemporary science fictions come true. At SXSW, he strapped on a Gear VR headset for the first time. Read more...

Why Millions of Grownups Are Buying These Coloring Books For Adults

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Amazon's Top 100 book list changes hourly, but there are a few mainstays right now: All the Light We Cannot See, of course, and the unreleased Go Set a Watchman. Oh, and two coloring books for grownups. Read more...

It's Official, Kitty Litter Caused a Drum of Nuclear Waste to Explode  

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A drum full of radioactive waste exploded at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico last February, sparking serious safety concerns about the U.S.'s only longterm nuclear storage site. A yearlong government investigation has officially fingered the long-suspected culprit: kitty litter. Read more...

Disable the Control Center in iOS So It Stops Popping Up By Accident

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Control Center joined the iOS party with version 7.0 and is a useful way of accessing shortcuts for Wi-Fi, brightness, music control and so on. However, it can pop up inadvertently when you're gaming, browsing maps, or binge-watching your way through a Netflix marathon. Here's how to disable the feature if you want to switch it off. Read more...

DoD security clearances are down 15 percent since the Snowden leaks

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The number of security clearances issued by the U.S. Department of Defense has plummeted in the past two years. The big question: Is it because of the Snowden leaks or just because U.S. military spending is down? Yeah, you read that right. Military spending is down. Read more...

The Nextdoor App Is Making My Neighborhood Safer

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

My neighborhood is experiencing a crime wave. Just on my block in the last week, several packages were stolen from doorsteps and tires have been slashed on at least two cars. I found all of this out from an app that's quickly becoming our neighborhood's best security system. "I heard it from Fred two doors down" is being replaced by "I saw it on Nextdoor." Read more...

YouTube's Absurd 60FPS, 4K Videos Are Too Awesome for Your Computer

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google is working on an exciting new feature for YouTube: videos you can't watch! Blame your shitty computer and internet connection. Read more...

Create an Ultra-Secure, Easy-to-Remember Passphrase Using Dice

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So you replaced the letter "e" with "3" and capitalized a random letter, and now you think your password is secure ? Nope. Hackers (and the NSA) know those tricks, too. That's why you should use this crazy dice technique to create a practically unbreakable passphrase. Read more...

A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A $50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea's oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films. Read more...

A Hanging Garden That Floats Through Space to Meet Your Nose

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Gardens are beautiful and all but they're almost always inconveniently located on the ground. Instead of stooping to smell the roses, this garden comes to you: A suspended, living arrangement of 2,300 flowers which rises and fall around viewers as they move through the space. Read more...

io9 Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era | Jalopnik Mercedes Is Building A Mid-Si

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

io9 Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era | Jalopnik Mercedes Is Building A Mid-Sized Luxury Pickup, World Has Gone Mad | Jezebel Victoria's Big Fuckin' Secret: Your Returned Underwear Gets Shredded | Kotaku It's Friday, Why Not Play Some Super Mario 64 in Your Browser? | Read more...

The fascinating underworld living in flood channels beneath Las Vegas

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Around 400 people live inside the flood channels underneath Las Vegas and it's such a fascinating underworld that is so different from the neon-lit indulgence and styrofoam extravagance that Sin City is known for. Matthew O'Brien has been visiting the community for 12 years and takes a tour of it in this video. Read more...

Russian Oligarch: Let's Build a Superhighway From Russia to the US

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Route 66. The Autobahn. The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development? The head of Russia's railway system has proposed a superhighway through Siberia across the Bering Strait that would link Europe with the United States through Russia. Read more...

Facebook's Internet Drones, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook's concept drones look crazy cool, your SSD is about to get way better, and pics of the new LG G4 (maybe). This is all the news and rumors you missed yesterday, all on BitStream. Read more...

A Chinese Tech CEO Has Compared Apple to Hitler

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV, Jia Yueting, has posted an image to his verified Weibo page which depicts Adolf Hitler wearing an armband emblazoned with the Apple logo. Read more...

The Dying Aral Sea Is Like an Abstract Depiction of Human Stupidity

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This beautiful satellite image shows one of the most saddening long-term natural disasters on Earth. The black patch in the upper left corner is the remaining body of the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia—which has lost around 90 percent of its water volume since 1960 because of Soviet-era irrigation schemes. Read more...

Ensuring Global Warming Stays Below 2°C Isn't Enough, Say Scientists

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The concept of ensuring we keep global temperature rises below 2 °C t is often quoted in the media. But that target—decided upon during international climate talks—may not be enough to save the planet's species. Read more...

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