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Parks and Rec's Fake Future Facebook Is Terrifyingly Plausible

Parks and Rec jumped a few years into the future for its last season, and that jump has mostly manifested in holographic tablets. Last night's episode, however, took on the more in-depth subject of data-mining pretty seriously, and with characteristically goofy wit. Read more...

Identify Songs Using Google Now

There are plenty of apps for identifying music while you're listening to it, but you might not know that the same functionality is built into Google Now as well—it's just one of the many features available inside Google's digital assistant that aren't immediately obvious to the casual user. Show More Summary

The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair images show all the amazing upcoming Lego

The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany goes into full swing tomorrow, but images have already started rolling in from those in attendance. There are tons of pictures being beamed out via twitter and various websites and I will try to consolidate them into this extremely picture heavy post. Read more...

Maker of Drone That Crashed at White House Will Block Flights Over DC

Following revelations that a civilian-operated drone crashed on the White House lawn, the manufacturer of the drone, DJI, will take steps to prevent its drones from flying over Washington DC. That's the first time that the Chinese company has blocked such a huge area. Read more...

Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts

In recent years, taking a simpler approach to science and engineering has paid off handsomely in certain fields. It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all, what could be a simpler way to build an automaton than with stickers and tape? Read more...

Angry Teens Make Snapchat Their Bitch

Welcome to BitStream, our new morning roundup that feeds you all the news tidbits (and rumors) you missed in the last 24 hours. Read more...

One of The Most Unexplored Areas on Earth Looks Stunning From Space

"So much water in this New Guinea rainforest, I've never seen anything like this!" tweeted NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts. Indeed, those countless rivers reflecting the sun looks unbelievably beautiful and mysterious at the same time in this image. Read more...

Canadian Spies Monitor Millions of International File Downloads Daily

The leading surveillance agency in Canada monitors millions of downloads made across the Internet, in what The Intercept calls " a dragnet search to identify extremists." Read more...

How the Pencil Sharpener Was Invented

For years, the knife was the most commonly used tool to sharpen the wooden writing instrument known as a pencil (which historians believe was invented in the 15th or 16th century). But whittling the wood away to eventually produce a point was a time-consuming, tedious, and inexact process. Show More Summary

The Smallest Game of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that—and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive. Read more...

This Is the Main Cast of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Filming for the forthcoming—and much-troubled —Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film. Read more...

New Linux Bug Could Cause "a Lot of Collateral Damage on the Internet"

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Linux users around the world are scrambling to update their operating systems, as a new flaw known as GHOST has been shown to have the potential to cause "a lot of collateral damage on the Internet." Read more...

Super close up images of common objects are beautifully alien

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you look at anything closely, you'll begin to see things you never saw before. That's why it's super fun to look at really common objects up close because it reveals a whole 'nother side, the world is both beautifully detailed and disgusting from up close. Pyanek did that in the series Amazing Worlds Within Our World. Read more...

Can you recognize these upcoming movies from just a simple icon drawing?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This movie poster by Silenzio actually shows 35 different movies coming out in 2015, all represented with just one icon. Can you tell which movie is which? Some are easy because the sequel numbers are listed while others are just a little bit tougher. How many can you recognize? Read more...

The Futuristic Steam Train of Our Dreams

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is a concept design for a retro-futuristic steam train that can run on or off the rails. And holy crap is it gorgeous. Read more...

?Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. Read more...

Watch a drone shoot fireworks at people from the drone's point of view

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Some guys essentially weaponized a drone by strapping Roman Candles onto the flying machine and making it fly around and shoot fireworks at people (themselves). The video made by PIEROGRAM is totally crude but is also a preview of how the world will end. Death by laser shooting drones and human stupidity. Read more...

Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. Read more...

Incandescent Bulbs, 135 Years Ago and Today

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On January 27th, 1880, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for an incandescent lamp. It was still two years before his first power grid would flicker to life in NYC, and Edison was living on the precipice of a new age. Oh, how things have changed. Read more...

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that people won't be staring at just to read the time. Read more...

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