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The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too. Read more...

This AWESOME Mario Kart Lego is the blue shell of builds

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A collaboration between 6kyubi6, 74louloute and fujiia celebrates the awesomeness that is Mario Kart. Even though this game makes you hate your friends, these pals somehow made this build come together. All of my favorite characters are represented and nearly all of the weapons of destruction were built. Read more...

Did Ben Franklin want the turkey to be our national symbol?

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's one of those Thanksgiving fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be our national bird, instead of the bald eagle. It's a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that this little nugget of trivia isn't quite true. Read more...

Half of a Teapot Is Actually the Perfect Amount of Teapot

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you ever filled your teapot up more than halfway in your life? Oh, you have? Well, not all of us are constantly having wild parties with dozens of friends for whom to make tea. The rest of us are usually only making one or two cups—and that's who the design team at the Dutch studio Droog made this teapot for. Read more...

How to Use Satellite Imagery to Predict the Market

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You can do some crazy shit with satellite imagery. What kinds of crazy shit? Well, for one, a startup's spying on the shadows of half-built skyscrapers in China and then selling the data to investors who want to predict what the real estate market. That's crazy! Read more...

Ikea Is Reissuing Amazing Old Designs From the 1950s and 60s

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ikea is over 70 years old, which means the company has survived through dozens upon dozens of design trends, from stuffy conservatism in the late 1940s to the craziness of the 60s. Wonderfully, the company is now plucking classics from its archives to sell in some stores. Read more...

Airbnb already provides reimbursement for property damage, now they've added liability insurance tha

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Airbnb already provides reimbursement for property damage, now they've added liability insurance that will protect both hosts and their landlords should anyone get injured during a stay. The coverage is automatic and goes into effect in January; U.S. only for now. [Airbnb] Read more...

Tell Us Your Worst Experiences Trying To Cancel Cell Phone Contracts

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a sad story: a UK woman brought her husband's ashes to a T-Mobile store after they refused to cancel the dead man's contract. That's an extreme case, but indicative of the nightmare some people have to go through to close an account. Have you ever had a hard time canceling a contract? Tell us about it. Read more...

Waiting to buy the excellent Basis Peak activity tracker until it gets smartwatch notifications?

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Waiting to buy the excellent Basis Peak activity tracker until it gets smartwatch notifications? They're coming in mid-December. Also, the Peak will now stream your heart rate data via Bluetooth to Strava, MapMyRun and Endomoto apps. [Basis Blog] Read more...

Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I'm still a member, and I've never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I'm actually tempted to leave. YouTube Music Key might just win me over. Read more...

Hey, Jim Webb, If You're Running For President At Least Buy an HD Camera

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Former Senator Jim Webb announced that he's forming an "exploratory committee" yesterday, the first step on a long road to probably running for president. He did so in a video that looks like it was filmed in my high school TV studio. Read more...

?I Went Camping With Bear Grylls, And Survived

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days. Read more...

You'll Soon Be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google just announced a new internet subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1-$3 contribution. Read more...

Insanely Detailed Diagram of a Classic Nikon SLR's Guts

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Some gadgets of the past were feats of engineering that managed to squeeze countless moving parts into small packages. This diagram of the classic Nikon F3 shared by Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter is a glorious sea of mechanics. Read more...

Hadouken the Halls With an Amazing Street Fighter Sweater

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's about time the under-appreciated knitted sweater finally got some respect. Creating intricate patterns by simply zig-zagging and weaving yarn is an artform, and one that has possibly reached its peak with this truly magnificent Street Fighter design. Read more...

Why Nikola Tesla Is a Hero to Men's Rights Activists

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nikola Tesla is celebrated as a genius who had an amazing ability to envision the future. He predicted cellphones, television, and even elements of the internet long before any of these things existed. But he also had some weird ideas about the social issues of tomorrow. Which is why he's become an unlikely hero in the so-called Men's Rights community of today. Read more...

5 New Details That Show How Apple Wants Us To Use Its Watch

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This week the Apple Watch made a big step towards reality, with the release of WatchKit for developers of watch apps. Hidden within a fairly mundane document are plenty of glimpses at how Apple envisions smartwatches fitting in with our lives. Read more...

How Interstellar's Robots Were Made With Hardly Any CGI

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've seen Interstellar, then you know that the best characters are the wise-cracking robots. Unassumingly boxy and faceless, they somehow end up stealing the show. Wired has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look on bringing the robots to life—largely without the help of CGI. Minor spoilers ahead. Read more...

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Lot Less Money for a Little Less Speed

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the bargain version of Amazon's super-fast voice search-enabled Fire TV. The HDMI version certainly sacrifices a lot of things that make Fire TV great, but is that bargain worth it? Absolutely. Read more....

The world's oldest basketball court has iron poles in the middle of it

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Basketball is famously an all-American sport. But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world's oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it. It looks dangerous as hell. Read more...

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