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How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Crash Onto Comet 67P

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In just seven days, the Rosetta spacecraft will smash into Comet 67P. A new visualization shows how it’ll go down. Read more...

How ITT Tech Screwed Students and Made Millions

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

By the time ITT Technical Institute (ITT) closed its doors earlier this month, the for-profit college had been selling tenuous diplomas at exorbitant prices for more than 20 years. The company had been taking millions in federal grant...Show More Summary

State-Sponsored Hackers Stole Personal Information From 500 Million Yahoo Users

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It turns out the Yahoo hack was much bigger than we expected. Read more...

The Apple Watch No Longer Totally Sucks

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The original Apple Watch wasn’t amazing, but it did what it set out to do. You could answer phone calls on your watch, see notifications from your phone, and even track your heart rate. And with the most recent software upgrade, the watch has speed and interface improvements that refine it further. Show More Summary

Watch a Terrible Delivery Driver Make His Entire Truck Magically Disappear

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We’ve all fibbed a little when it comes to our resumes or during a job interview. But apparently ‘knowing how to expertly back a truck full of metal pipes onto a floating barge’ isn’t something you’re going to want to just try and fake on your first day of work. Read more...

Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen and Scientists Don't Know Why

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s nothing to lose sleep over—really, I promise—but Earth’s atmosphere is leaking oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels have dropped by 0.7 percent over the past 800,000 years, and while scientists aren’t sure why, they’re rather excited about it. Read more...

Happy First Day of Fall

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Time to warm over that 10-year-old dancing Nebraska newscaster clip with some spicy new mashups, pretend pumpkins taste like cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, and join in collective dread of the coming days when it becomes so cold that social obligations are a legitimate health hazard. Read more...

What It Looks Like When You Glitter-Bomb a Giant Abandoned Casino

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sony has a long history of dumping tons of money into spectacularly over-the-top commercials for its Bravia line of TVs. This time around it packed an abandoned casino in Romania full of glitter-filled balloons that were then popped to create a shimmering explosion of color. Read more...

Smashing a Car By Dropping a Huge Concrete Block from a 100 Feet in the Air Is Stupid Fun

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Turns out, dropping a giant concrete block onto a car ends exactly like how you would imagine it would: the car gets completely obliterated and smashed to smithereens. Crash Zone pulled off this incredibly silly stunt and filmed it in slow motion so you can see the damage in lovely, exacting detail. Show More Summary

Tilt-Shift Effect Makes Entire Galaxies Look Adorably Tiny

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tilt-shift lenses can make whole cities look like desktop miniatures through some amazing optical trickery. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of them up in space, but it hasn’t stopped some cosmic creatives from trying to mimic the effect on photos taken by NASA, ESO, and other space research groups. Read more...

Horses Can Use Symbols to Communicate Their Desires

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

By using a message board with three icons, scientists have shown that horses can use symbolic language to convey their preferences. They now join an elite group of animals that exhibit communications once thought exclusive to humans. Others in the group include primates , dolphins , and pigeons . Read more...

These Simple Kits Let You Build Flying Drones From Lego

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most toy drones come with a couple of spare propellers to get you flying again after a crash. But with Flybrix, even after a catastrophic collision with the ground, you can rebuild and get airborne again within minutes since the drone is mostly made from Lego. Read more...

This Allegedly Leaked Michelle Obama Passport Looks Fake As Hell

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The conservative website DCLeaks, which just leaked former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s hilarious and embarrassing emails, claims it’s gotten ahold of an image of Michelle Obama’s passport. But there’s one small problem: It looks super fake. Read more...

Report: Vegan Mayo Startup Is Actually Totally Full of It

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A familiar tale has emerged from the bowels of Silicon Valley of late. A startup—usually based on some fancy, technology-heavy concept—woos investors and customers, raises a ton of money, and seems poised to take over the world. But then someone does some digging and uncovers a bunch of crooked numbers and shoddy business practices, and it all comes crashing down. Read more...

The Recent String of Listeria Contaminations Is Unnerving

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you have any Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream in your freezer, put down the spoon. The ice cream company just issued a recall for possible Listeria contamination—the ice cream company’s second Listeria scare in as many years. Read more...

Generation Cryo: Fighting Death in the Frozen Unknown

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In a vat of liquid nitrogen on storage platform 17, the youngest person ever to be put into cryogenic storage has been waiting for the future for one year and eight months. Read more...

Verizon Very Publicly Hates Unlimited Data Plans

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Refreshingly, AT&T , Sprint, and T-Mobile are all inching back towards “unlimited data plans” (restrictions most certainly apply). But Verizon? Verizon insists that its customers don’t need that shit. Read more...

These Discounted Copper String Lights Can Dim, Strobe, and Pulse on Demand

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s a scientific fact that every outdoor space looks better with copper string lights, and $12 is a fantastic price for a 33' strand, especially one with a remote that can power them on and off, and even make them dim, pulse, and strobe on demand. Read more...

Aboriginal Australians Are Humanity’s Oldest Civilization

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New research shows that all present-day non-Africans can trace their origins to a single wave of migrants who left Africa 72,000 years ago, and that indigenous Australians and Papuans are descended directly from the first people to inhabit the continent some 50,000 years ago. That makes them world’s longest running civilization. Read more...

Siberia Has Been Burning All Summer 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As enormous wildfires in Canada and the United States make headlines on the daily, Siberia has been burning ferociously all summer, and nobody seems to be noticing. Read more...

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