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How Did You Prepare For Y2K?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We live in a world obsessed with the threat of terrorism. But fifteen years ago, the media was in constant hysterics over Y2K, or "the Millennium bug." A real coding error that required many a fix, Y2K also provoked outsize paranoia and survivalist tactics that anticipated the end of the world. What were you up to? Read more...

This Lost Map Changed How We Saw the World

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 1815 William Smith drew a map of the United Kingdom which transformed the scientific landscape: It laid the foundations for modern geology, and identified natural resources which would beget the Industrial Revolution. But up until last year, this first-edition copy was considered to be lost forever. Read more...

A VW Beetle Toiletries Case For Hippies Who Prefer Staying Clean

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Volkswagen Beetle isn't quite the same symbol of freedom today that it was back in the '60s, but that doesn't mean its iconic design—and the ideals it symbolized—has been forgotten. So the next time you're restless and feeling the...Show More Summary

What It's Like To Adopt An Older Dog

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A couple months ago, Lara and I adopted an 8-year old Cocker Spaniel and named him Rufio. Can an older dog really involve less effort and energy than a puppy? And can one integrate as fully into an active family? This is our experience. Read more...

Professor from 1910: White Babies Will Be Extinct by 2015

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you seen a baby recently? Then consider yourself lucky. They were supposed to be extinct by the year 2015. At least that's according to the first two paragraphs of a newspaper article in the December 31, 1910 edition of the Asheville Citizen in North Carolina. Show More Summary

1908's Best Party Invite and More Forgotten California Design

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

From psychedelic rock posters to modernist film titles, it might seem like the graphic output from California means anything and everything goes. But there's a particular California spirit when it comes to design. Read more...

DIY Etch A Sketch Creates Tiny Zen Gardens Instead of Crappy Drawings

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Using the Etch A Sketch for drawing or doodling is exactly what the toy was designed for—and it's also what it's completely terrible at. You might as well be tying your hands behind your back when you trade a pencil for a pair of knobs,...Show More Summary

This 370-Mile Highway Made of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada's northwest is by air. But every winter, something crazy happens. A 370-mile long highway is built almost entirely on ice—ice strong enough for 70-ton trucks laden with fuel and supplies. Read more...

4 Instant Cities That Are Still Empty

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cities are like organisms. They're the product of unthinkably complex forces, and they wax and wane based on more than just us humans. But that hasn't stopped humanity from trying to force them into being artificially—to sometimes disastrous ends. Read more...

This Air Force Training Scene Could Be From a Dystopic Scifi Future

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This photo of an emergency management technician in his hazmat suit gives me goosebumps. It looks like he's the last survivor of a derelict spaceship, preparing for the last clash with the hostile alien life form that killed all his crewmates. Or maybe just an actor in a movie where that happens. Read more...

Yup, Police Can Search License Plate Scans to Find Your Favorite Bar

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The license plate reader (LPR) cameras installed in most cities allow police to track cars and their drivers who are potentially engaged in criminal activities. But depending on the way police store the data, as Ars Technica found out, anyone might be able to access this information. Read more...

21 Stupendous Photos of Spring

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Many of us are still buried under snow, but that doesn't mean it isn't springtime, dammit. So enjoy these entries to this week's Shooting Challenge, spring. Read more...

Monica Lewinsky Is the Perfect Anti-Cyberbullying Advocate 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are few people better-equipped to advocate for people humiliated online than Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern and current queen of my heart. B est-known as the poster girl for public humiliation, Lewinsky has transformed herself into the poster girl for surviving it and examining it. Read more...

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. Read more...

Message Board Scrabble Lets Everyone Play Whenever They Have Time

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One of the reasons Words With Friends became so popular on smartphones was because it let players take as much time as they needed between turns. There was no pressure from other players while everyone sat around a game board at a table. Show More Summary

Amazon Fire Stick's New Wi-Fi Powers Let You Stream Almost Anywhere 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dig through Amazon's new software update for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and you'll find an intriguing detail—one that shows us where streaming TV is heading. Mainly to your hotel room. Read more...

Throwing My Broken Laptop in the Oven Baked It Back to Life

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn't get its shit together. It never works right. I've had enough. I'm sticking this sucker in the oven. Read more...

The Fukushima Cleanup Wasted Half a Billion Dollars on Bad Technology

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The cleanup of Fukushima's leaking nuclear plant has been long, expensive, and plagued with problems. Now, the AP reports an auditor has found that more than a third of the budget for cleanup was wasted—totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more...

Nootropics and the Human Lab Rats of Reddit

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Eric Matzner tells me he takes 30 to 40 pills a day. He is 27 and perfectly healthy. Thanks to the pills, he says he hasn't had a cold in years. More importantly, the regime is supposed to optimize the hell out of his brain, smoothing right over the ravages of aging, sleep deprivation, and hangovers. Read more...

Crazy No-Stick Coating Is Coming to a Bottle of Glue Near You

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Remember that no-stick ketchup bottle of the future an MIT professor made a few years ago? Well, the MIT team created a company to sell the super slippery technology, and Elmer's recently signed an exclusive license to use it in their glue bottles. Pretty slick! (Sorry.) Read more...

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