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New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones from Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 15 feet away. And it works pretty damn well, too. Read more...

A $15 USB Adapter That Fixes an Annoying iMac Design Flaw

No product has even been made better when functionality follows form, and Apple's decision to only include USB ports on the back of its iMacs has been frustrating desktop computer users for years. An ugly USB extension cable makes life with an iMac considerably more enjoyable, and now, thanks to Bluelounge's new Jimi, it doesn't even have to be ugly. Read more...

This Sleek Table Is Hiding a Playground For Cats

Cats love climbing through cozy spaces. That's why the CATable, a beautifully functional work surface with built in tunnels for burrowing, is so appealing to them. In the words of designer Ruan Hao, "It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats." Read more...

A Microwave That Promises To Fry Your Food Without a Drop of Oil

T-fal kicked off the whole "frying foods with minimal oil" trend with its Actifry machine, but who really has room for yet another appliance on their kitchen counter—even if it promises healthier fries and wings? That's why Samsung has...Show More Summary

Qatar Is Canceling Four Of Its 12 Planned World Cup Stadiums

After a year of ballooning costs, delays, and controversy over its labor practices, Qatar is cutting back. According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, organizers have decided to drastically scale back plans to construct a dozen new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. Read more...

Beijing's Giant New Desalination Plant Will Give Water to the People

Beijing is one thirsty city. Its population of 22 million consumes barely 100 cubic meters of water per capita—one fifth the international water-shortage level—thanks to a chronic drought in the nation's north. But this massive desalination plant could help supply a third of the city's water singlehandedly. Read more...

The Game Boy Turns 25 Today

You've almost certainly played some game on your phone today. Some beautiful, high-res game with a rainbow of colors and fluid animation. You've got a lot of power in your pocket these days, but portable gaming owes a lot to the chunky old Game Boy, which is 25 years old today. Read more...

Impoverished Kids Love the Lamp-Powering Soccer Ball—Until It Breaks

Across the globe, even in impoverished communities where families can't afford electric light, there is something you will almost always see: children kicking balls. What if you could harness that youthful energy to generate electricity? Read more...

Man Explains Why He Prefers $50 3D-Printed Hand to $42,000 Prosthesis

Everybody's excited about the possibilities of 3D printing, but, for some people, the technology stands to improve their lives on a daily if not hourly basis. Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year-old man born without most of his left hand, is one of them. Thanks to 3D-printing, Jose got a new hand. Read more...

Every Fireworks Show Should Have a Quadcopter Cameraman

Fireworks look awesome from the ground, but have you ever wished you could be inside them? Probably not because that's verifiably insane, but this quadcopter footage shows off how great the view is from up there. Read more...

Star Trek for Oculus Rift brings us closer to virtual galactic trips

Thomas Kadlec has recreated the USS Voyager's bridge for Oculus Rift—the ultra-realistic and totally immersive virtual reality headset recently bought by Facebook. Watch it in action in this video. Read more...

A GPS Surfer's Watch That Keeps Track of Every Wave Conquered

Metrics and data analysis are a big part of any sport. Every athlete is always pushing themselves to be faster, stronger, and better, and now even surfers have a way to keep track of their performance when they hit the surf (other than knowing they survived) with the Search GPS watch from Rip Curl. Read more...

This Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

A dumping ground for nuclear waste located near the British coast is "virtually certain" to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository...Show More Summary

How You Can Make Graphene at Home in Your Blender

Graphene may be the supermaterial to rule them all—but it turns out you can make it at home. In your kitchen blender. Here's how. Read more...

9 of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it's hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old. Now, Taschen has published the history of these homes in a lovely coffee table book. Read more...

Amateur Michelangelos Can Sculpt This Marble Vase Themselves

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's been said that sculpting a masterpiece from a chunk of marble is easy; all you have to do is remove the unnecessary bits. So even if they lack any talent, aspiring Rodins and Michelangelos can turn this Introverso2 vase into a curvy room accent. All you need to know is how to swing a hammer. Read more...

Why Thyroid Conditions Are So Bad

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It seems like just about everyone knows someone with a thyroid condition. Their symptoms can sometimes be wide ranging. Much like the IRS and their tax code, it can leave you a little confused about what exactly it does and why it can cause so many problems. Show More Summary

Explore the World of Game of Thrones as if It Were on Google Maps

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you're desperate to understand the world from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, here's you chance. The lands of Westeros and Essos have been given a full Google Maps-style treatment, so you can explore them in detail. Read more...

What's the Strangest Thing You've Done to Get an Internet Connection?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've all been stranded in an unusual location, desperate for an internet connection but unable to find one that's easy to use. So we wondering: what's the craziest solution you've ever come up with to get online? Read more...

The Man Who Designed Verdana and Georgia Describes a Life Making Fonts

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Read a magazine, book or website and you'll see the product of Matthew Carter's labors all over it—because he's the guy who designed hundreds of fonts, including Verdana and Georgia. In this video, he describes the interaction between technology and design in the creation of typefaces. Read more...

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