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The Is The Greatest View Of Dwarf Planet Ceres We Have Ever Seen

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Dawn spacecraft has done it: it is now taking the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet Ceres that have ever been seen. Not only is this new image better than the historic Hubble Space Telescope image, but every new release will be better than the one before until it arrives in orbit this March. Read more...

Finally, Transition Lens Glasses That Aren't Total Dorkdom 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Blessed are those with perfect vision, but the rest of us poor, nearly blind souls know the torture that is looking for sunglasses when we already have to wear glasses. The options are Fitovers that jut out like VR goggles or flimsy clip-ons or prescription sunglasses ($$$) or god forbid transition lens. Show More Summary

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire sent flames soaring up 10 feet into the air, our (mock) astronauts have been laid to rest (in their respective homes as they see fit). Goodbye and godspeed, you magnificent pioneers. Read more...

Here's What Scientists Do When They Need Illegal Drugs for Research

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On an obscure webpage that looks like it's been barely updated in the last decade there's a link to download a PDF with the unassuming name of " NDSP Catalog." Click it and you'll find pretty much every drug you can dream up: meth, cocaine, heroin, MDMA—nearly 800 compounds in all. Show More Summary

How to make a laser guided blowgun using household objects

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Grant Thomson, the King of Random, just posted this video showing how to make a laser guided blowgun using household objects. The precision and power of this thing is extraordinary so be careful if you're planning to play with it. Read more...

Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've waxed poetic about Brother laser printers countless times, but if you're still fighting an old Inkjet at your house, you've got two great options to upgrade today. Read more...

An Inflatable Planetarium Where You Can Climb Into the Night Sky 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you were one of the millions of people driving over London's perpetually congested A13 highway in late November, you probably wouldn't have noticed it: Below the underpass, an eerily glowing orb surrounded by crowds of people who seemed to be crawling in and out of it. Read more...

Facebook Wants You to Know It Loves Free Speech (Except When It Doesn't)

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Two weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an impassioned post about the importance of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo killings. This week, in a total about-face, Facebook is censoring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey, including images similar to the Hebdo cartoons. Come on. Read more...

These Dominoes Are Stuffed With Actual Cold Hard Shredded Cash

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. Show More Summary

Burn It All Down: A Guide to Neo-Luddism

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Luddism by definition is nebulous: It has only ever existed in resistance, named for its fictional leader Ned Ludd as a reaction to machines that threatened to strip the livelihood of workers during the industrial revolution. It wasn't...Show More Summary

Parks and Rec's Fake Future Facebook Is Terrifyingly Plausible

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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