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These Photos of Rest Areas Will Make You Want to Take a Road Trip

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The rest areas were always my favorite parts of road trips. There was room to walk around and, somewhere, a vending area. I always got lost in the weird maps and wondered who used those curious barbecues. And so when I saw Nicolò Sertorios blissfully barren photo series, I wanted to hop in the car. Read more...

The Phones on Air Force One Look Like Iron Man Accessories

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Despite Harrison Ford's best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president's awesome airplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look? Read more...

Anti-Homeless Laws and @HiddenCash: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Legislation that criminalizes the homeless in Maine. A report that recommends bulldozing a fifth of Detroit. And treasure hunters digging up a California park. Plus an update: One man's plan to ruin an entire state by carving it up WITH LIES. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. Read more...

This Pacemaker Is Made By Injecting a Virus Right into a Pig's Heart

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pacemakers are—even at their tiniest —intrusive bits of metal wired into the heart. But now scientists have come up with something completely different: a "biological pacemaker" in a pig made by reprogramming the heart's own cells with a modified virus carrying a specific gene. Read more...

RIAA Bullies Tiny Music Sites That Pay Fees Instead of Making Money

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've known for years that the RIAA acts like a bunch of hypocritical bullies with nothing better to do than pick on the helpless. But wow. The latest report about how the lobbying organization is now bullying small music sites that not only have zero revenue but also pay licensing fees is just pathetic. Read more...

Beware of This iMessage Spam Campaign Peddling Fake Oakleys

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The security research firm Cloudmark issued a sweeping warning about iMessage spam this week. Apparently, the cost of straight up sending regular text messages is encouraging spammers to use Apple's free service. And they're going after affluent people in major U.S. cities hard right now. Read more...

Veteran Pickpocket Explains How ATM Skimmers Are Ruining His Craft

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There's no better example of a petty criminal than the pickpocket, a fast-moving talent who wallets as if he were picking up pennies off the sidewalk. But a profile of a veteran pickpocket in the New York Times this weekend shows that technology is destroying the art. Credit cards are just more lucrative. Read more...

Watch a Very Detail-Oriented Man Carve the Eiffel Tower Into a Pencil

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created. Architecture students in Mumbai offer us a glimpse at the mini sculpture skills of Vilas Lakkabathini in this video, though, and it's transfixing. Read more...

This Song's Rhythm Is Inspired by Neil Armstrong's Heartbeat on the Moon

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Forty-five years ago today, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong's heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon's surface. But as he made that great leap for mankind and walked around the moon, his heart steadied and slowed. Show More Summary

Does The Original RickRoll'D Video Still Play For You?

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A wave of sadness tore through the internet this evening, as news spread that the original RickRoll'D video was being blocked to YouTube viewers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Fearing the end of an era, I went to the YouTube link and, somehow, it worked for me. Does this video play for you? Read more...

Buzz Aldrin: Second Man on the Moon, But First to Take a Space Selfie

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This weekend is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when man first set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin just tipped us off to another of his many accomplishments: He took the world's first space selfie back in 1966. Eat your heart out, Instagram. Read more...

8-Bit Pixel Sunglasses Implore Everyone Around You to Deal With It

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sometimes you need a quick way to tell the world, all of it, everyone, "there is no mode of escape from the current situation other than to persevere." For those times, CNC Design offer you the universal totem: The Deal With It Sunglasses. Read more...

Tech Journalist Discovers Feds Had His Credit Card Number For 9 Years

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo's Saturday afternoon roundup of the best writing from around the web. This week we're featuring pieces from Ars Technica, Variety, Businessweek, and Discover. Read more...

Work Is Super Awkward After Your Boss Nearly Force-Chokes You Out

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Poor Conan Antonio Motti. The guy speaks up at a work meeting, and all of a sudden Lord Vader is trying to put his lights out from across the room. But the worst part isn't the force-strangling or lack of faith. It's having to work alongside the jerk and pretend like nothing ever happened. Read more...

Comcast Cancellation Hell, Floating Prisons, Viral Hoaxes, and More

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What a week! We debunked some more of those dumb fake images you've seen on social media; we shot down the notion that smartphones will kill GoPro; we looked at the jet we could've had if we hadn't blown all that money on the F-35; and more! Read more...

iPhone 6 Screen May Not Be Sapphire, Probably Isn't Bow-And-Arrow-Proof

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's summer, which means Apple is probably updating the iPhone soon, which means the iPhone 6 rumor merry-go-round is spinning up. We've heard that Apple might use sapphire for a tougher iPhone screen, but experiments with alleged Apple materials say that might not exactly be the case. Read more...

How to Save Water (And Not Get Fined) In This Draught

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sprinkling scofflaws in the drought-stricken state of California are about to get an expensive wake up call. As water consumption rates climb despite Governor Brown's call for a voluntary 20 percent per household reduction, the State Water Board has voted to impose fines up to $500 for a variety of wasteful outdoor watering practices. Show More Summary

Bee-Inspired Bots Skitter and Swarm at NYC's Museum of Mathematics

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dr. James McLurkin has a swarm of robots. Individually, they're not that smart, but throw a crateful of them on the floor, and they'll behave in some very complex ways, like the bumblebees that inspired them. Gizmodo got to see them in action, and while the wee machines are undeniably adorable, they represent some serious future bot capabilities. Read more...

How NASA Would Have Handled a Failed Apollo 11

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This weekend marks the 45 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission landing the first men on the moon. Like all missions, NASA had a contingency plan. Space historian Amy Shira Teitel explains the astronauts' grim orders if a lunar lander malfunction had left Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stranded on the moon. Read more...

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