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Watch a Destroyed 17th Century Map Get Painstakingly Restored

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A 17th century map was found in a chimney in Scotland and then delivered to the National Library of Scotland crumpled inside a plastic bag and basically destroyed. Just unraveling the fragile, centuries-old map seemed impossible enough, but the team at the National Library managed to figure out a way to salvage and… Read more...

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem in 3 Easy Steps

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Everyone seems obsessed with Facebook’s fake news problem. So we here at Gizmodo have come up with a simple 3-step solution. If we all just follow the steps below, Facebook’s fake news is gone forever! Read more...

Anne Rice Just Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Vampires

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice’s Lestat—gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically defined the creatures in pop culture since Rice wrote Interview With the Vampire in 1976. But in her new book, the unusually titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (… Read more...

Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of additional imagery, petabytes of new data, and generally a much clearer view of any location on Earth from 1984 to 2016. The best part: You can watch any area on Earth in a… Read more...

Proof That Every Story Is the Same as Every Other Damn Story

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or that people like watching and hearing the same thing over and over again. But this video, by Will Schoder, illustrates just how similar the stories are to each other.… Read more...

Ants Exchange Messages When They Make Out

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When people mash their mouths together, it’s usually to display attraction (or it’s an unconvincing attempt at looking human). When ants do it, however, it’s a different story. Read more...

DJI's New Drone Is Too Fast

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

DJI recently announced its new Inspire 2 drone, which has two micro four-thirds cameras in a package squarely aimed at filmmakers and video creators. At the Inspire 2 launch, DJI said that it would accelerate to 50 mph in four seconds and had a top speed of 67 mph. It turns out, that’s too fast. Read more...

Vegans Are Pissed That Britain's New Money Contains Meat

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

England recently introduced a new £5 note with high-tech, anti-counterfeit features. But some animal rights activists in the Land of Brexit™ are swearing off the bill completely. Apparently the new notes are made using just a dash of animal fat. Read more...

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety or an instant soporific. Read more...

The PLAY:1 Deal Is Over, But the Rest of the SONOS Line Just Went On Sale

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Thousands of you bought SONOS PLAY:1 speakers during Amazon’s $50 deals week discount, but the fun just got extended to the rest of the line, with discounts running $30-$50 on the PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, and SUB. Read more...

Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, and Michelle Yeoh Are Your First Star Trek: Discovery Cast Members

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Although news of Yeoh’s casting first broke last week, CBS has now confirmed that she is among the first actors to join the next Star Trek TV show. Read more...

Anticipating the Worst From Trump, the Internet Archive Is Building a Backup in Canada

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

During the presidential election, many Americans said that they’d move to Canada if Donald Trump won. But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organization that backs up virtually the entire public internet, is actually going through with it. Read more...

Zuckerberg Posts About Fake News Mysteriously Vanish—And Then Reappear

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following the results of the November 8 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg took great pains to defend his platform from criticism that its fake news problem had helped elect Donald J. Trump. But today, some of those responses mysteriously vanished—and then quickly popped back up. Read more...

So How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you’re good. Keep on living there because you don’t squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you’re in the countries painted red—like the United States, Germany, Russia, China, India, etc.—you might live closer… Read more...

Ted Cruz, Notable Human Man, Launches Investigation Into Artificial Intelligence

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Senator Ted Cruz, long believed to be a human man, will hold Congressional hearings about artificial intelligence tomorrow. And while Gizmodo has yet to confirm or deny the rumors that Ted Cruz is trying to build his own Westworld-style amusement park, we’re sure everything is fine. Read more...

Wildlife Photo Contest Shows Nature Can Be Cruel—But Also Kind

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for wildlife photography. From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound. Read more...

Amazing Crab Goo May Save Your Life One Day

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The next time you go in for surgery, you might come out thanking a crab. New research from the Harvard Wyss Institute shows that chitosan, a fancy term for crustacean goo, can be used as a biodegradable glue to heal wounds and patch surgical incisions. Read more...

Is DirecTV Now Really Worth It?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With its new DirecTV Now streaming service, AT&T is coming after cheapskate cordcutters in a real way. The service launches tomorrow, and for an introductory period, it will offer more than 100 streaming channels for $35 a month. But is it a good deal? We’ve compared the lowest cost DirecTV Now option against… Read more...

Apple Kills Hill

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You know what would be great right about now? A hill on which to throw myself and hysterically weep. Read more...

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