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We Live With 80,000 Untested Chemicals Thanks to Corporate Giants

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The hundreds of thousands of chemicals that are packed into our homes and lives are what make modern consumerism possible, keeping our food fresh and our walls from molding. They are also, in many cases, completely untested and backed by giant corporations with a financial stake in their successful adoption. Read more...

Facebook Opens Up Platform, Tramples All Over User Privacy

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In a video announcing the new platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes beam straight through your soul, while he tells you dryly how Facebook is going to fix the internet. “Facebook is watching you…” his eyes say silently., it turns out, is a privacy nightmare. Read more...

Video: Anodizing titanium reveals so many beautiful colors

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s a fun video showing the rainbow of colors that anodized titanium can become. There are blues and purples and gold and it all changes so fast. It’s basically magic (or science!) that just applying voltage to a piece of titanium in an electrolytic bath can transform the color completely. Read more...

6 Sites and Apps to Help You Learn a Language for Free

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Learning a foreign language boosts brain activity, broadens your cultural horizons, and helps you avoid catastrophes when ordering from a menu in an unfamiliar country. You don’t necessarily have to sign up for classes or pay for a course to get started though—these sites and apps will get you on your way for free. Read more...

Carly Fiorina Really Should Have Remembered to Register Her Domain Name

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she’s running for president, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops. Read more...

Silicon Valley Would Like to Talk About Women Now 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last night’s Silicon Valley, “The Lady,” gets its title from two places: First, there’s a new programmer on the Pied Piper team, and it’s a womaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn (Oprah voice). Read more...

Gawker Ever See a Man With Drug-Induced Superhuman Strength Surfing on a Car?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Gawker Ever See a Man With Drug-Induced Superhuman Strength Surfing on a Car? | io9 Behold The Suicide Squad In the Flesh, Including Harley Quinn | Jalopnik Seafaring “Salty Goat” Sinks Navy Cruiser Captain’s Career | Lifehacker Why You Shouldn’t Just “Learn to Code,” but Aim to Solve a Problem | Read more...

iFixit Tears Down the One Gadget We All Really Want: a Lightsaber

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To celebrate May the Fourth, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber. Read more...

Periscope Wins By Knockout, and Other Tech News You Missed This Weekend

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

More mega iPad rumors surface, Grooveshark goes the way of the dinosaur, and Periscope becomes the savior of people who don’t want to spend $100 on PPV boxing. Bitstream is all the news and rumors you missed over the weekend. Read more...

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into tiny little JPG files, and even powering your noise-canceling headphones. Here’s how it works. Read more...

Police Are Beating Card Skimmers With GPS Trackers

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You might think that the best way to fight card skimmers would be hunt them down and destroy them. But in California, at least, police have been leaving the skimmers right where they are—after they’ve fitted GPS trackers to them, that is. Read more...

This Is a Ridiculously Perfect Shot of a Chinook Helicopter 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just look at this photo. On the highest mountain peak in North America, surrounded by stunning snowy scenery and beneath a sun halo, sits a 50-year-old tandem rotor heavy lift helicopter equipped with ski landing gear. Read more...

What You Don't See When You Look at Your Favorite Constellations

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You’ve probably gazed at the constellation of Cygnus on a starry night—it’s distinctive and easy to spot on in the Northern hemisphere. But this is the bit of it you can’t see. Read more...

Germany’s Investigating Claims That It Illegally Spied on Europe for NSA

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

German prosecutors are rallying to assess whether its BND foreign intelligence agency has broken laws by spying on officials and companies throughout Europe for the National Security Agency. Read more...

Curiosity Has a Rock Wedged In Its Wheel

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Like any vehicle, Curiosity’s wheels have to roll over whatever lies in its path. Sadly, that path isn’t always smooth: now, the rover’s got a chunk of rock wedged in one of the grooves of its wheels. Read more...

Blackboard Chalk Isn’t Really Chalk at All

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ubiquitous in many classrooms since the 19th century, chalk and chalkboards are familiar to most of us. White, powdery and prone to sticking to those surfaces where it is put (and just as easy to wipe away), chalk and its accompanying board are excellent instructional aids. Notably, however, most chalk today isn’t technically chalk at all, but gypsum. Read more...

Everything Is Organized In This Architect's Lego Basement

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On the surface, owning 250,000 Lego pieces sounds awesome. But then you start to think about it: the late-night encounters with carpets in the brick; trying to find that one particular head; trying to explain things to your insurance broker. Clearly, you’re going to need one hell of a storage system. Read more...

The Detail That Goes Into Making Orion's Windows Is Incredible

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Given how high-tech spacecraft tend to be, I was surprised to learn that existing space vehicles tend to use good old-fashioned glass (albeit a rather expensive kind). But for the next-gen Orion spacecraft, NASA has been working overtime to find something stronger, lighter, and just a little less fragile. Read more...

How Good Design Can Make Or Break A Product

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Slack, a humble workplace messaging service, has become something of an internet phenomenon: a chat program worth $2.8 billion, which has otherwise well-educated humans foaming at the mouth, salivating over how much fun talking to coworkers can be. And, as one of its architects explains, a lot of that is down to the sassy design. Read more...

SOPA Lives On For the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) held their spring conference in San Diego, to share intelligence about the latest strategies for combatting “counterfeiting” (by which they mean trademark infringement) and “piracy” (by which they mean copyright infringement). Show More Summary

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