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Don't Get Too Excited If a DNA Test Says You Have Royal Ancestors

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

People love finding out that they have a famous relative, or they’re descended from royalty. Thanks to genetic testing services like 23AndMe, it’s easy to send your spit away and get a rundown of your potentially regal DNA. But being related to long-ago kings doesn’t make us special—it just makes us human. Read more...

You'll Feel Way Smarter After Watching These YouTube Physics Lessons

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you like the Explain Like I’m Five subreddit, which demystifies life’s mysteries in layman speak (like this one about why kids eat boogers), then you should bookmark MinutePhysics. It’s a popular YouTube channel that breaks down one of the more confounding branches of science by drawing cartoons with a Crayola marker. Read more...

Drone Captures Incredible Footage of Ancient Nubian Pyramids

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Another great thing you can do with drones—take stunning footage of ancient royal burial chambers. This National Geographic video offers an entirely new perspective on the Nubian pyramids that have stood the test of time in the Sudanese desert for over 3,000 years. Read more...

A Rare Glimpse Into the Eye of Typhoon Dolphin

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To remote sensing scientists, peering directly into the eye of a tropical storm is like hitting a hole in one. That’s exactly what NASA’s CloudSat satellite did on May 16th, completing a stunning overpass of Typhoon Dolphin as the category 4 storm churned across the west Pacific. Read more...

The Trillion Fold Increase In Computing Power, Visualized

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s easy to get hung up over the imperfections in our technology (srsly Apple, is it that hard to give a phone a back button?) and forget just how astounding modern processing power is. A community of IT professionals called Experts Exchange has now produced a fascinating infographic to remind us. Read more...

How Amputees and Engineers are Rethinking the Human Form

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week we explore re-engineering the human body, how New York was transformed into “Fear City,” seven myths about Silicon Valley, and more! Enjoy. Read more...

Britain's Poo-Powered Bus Hits a Land Speed Record

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The UK’s poop-powered bus is officially one fast son-of-a-bitch. As reported Friday by Ars Technica, the bus recently hit a top speed of 76.8 miles per hour at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire—a record for a regular service bus. Read more...

iOS 9 Features, Leaks and Release Date: What You Need to Know

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and Mac Diviners have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. Show More Summary

This Robot Learns New Tasks by Doing Them, Like a Human

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One thing robots are notoriously terrible at is learning by doing. You can pack plenty of information into a robotic brain, but ask a bot to learn a new motor task—even one as simple as stacking blocks or unscrewing a water bottle—and you’re probably shit out of luck. Read more...

Santa Barbara Still Reeling From the Worst Oil Spill in Decades

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last Tuesday, an onshore pipeline belonging to the Texas-based oil company Plains All American burst, spewing roughly 105,000 gallons of crude down a storm drain and into an undeveloped stretch of coastline just north of Santa Barbara. Roughly a fifth of that oil made its way into open water. Read more...

I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones a Back Button

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer for my iPhone frustration—a screen protector with a virtual back button. Read more...

You Can Take this Little Wind and Solar Powered Home Anywhere

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If life in a future megacity isn’t for you, your hour of escape is fast approaching. Especially if you don’t mind living alone in a 14 x 7 x 7-foot pod. Well, what if I told you the view was fantastic? Read more...

A Public Service Warning From Pizza Hut on the Dangers of Selfie Sticks

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pizza Hut stopped tasting good a long time ago. The company’s recent parody of selfie sticks, however, is spot on. Read more...

Snapchat is Hiring Journalists to Document the 2016 Presidential Race

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In its latest attempt to brand itself as a media entity, Snapchat is now hiring journalists to cover the 2016 presidential race. To Snap the race, more accurately. Read more...

Not Again: How a 1969 Oil Spill Devastated the Santa Barbara Coast

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It takes a disaster to shock us out of complacency. In January 1969, an oil well blew up off the coast of Santa Barbara, spilling an estimated three million gallons of black goo into the ocean—then the largest oil spill in U.S. waters ever. As images of dead birds and blackened beaches flooded the media, the modern environmental movement was born. Read more...

Octopus Senses Light With Its Skin, No Eyes Required

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We already knew cephalopods are amazing creatures —how many of us can go from colored to invisible in a blink? Hell, octopuses can even operate cameras. Still, sensing light with one’s skin is a pretty impressive trick, even for the rock stars of the invertebrate world. Read more...

Sorry Tesla, Electric Cars of the Future Will Be More Like Golf Carts

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: $2 Summer Reading, Surround Sound Starting at $65

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fill up your Kindle today with books starting at $2, including Water for Elephants. If some of your favorites are on the discount list definitely us know in the comments. Read more...

SmartPlate Wants to Be Your Personal Nutritionist

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The number of smart devices is skyrocketing, so it was really only a matter of time before the internet of things invaded our dining rooms. Enter the SmartPlate, which, if used diligently, will ensure you never eat another meal without first knowing its full nutritional breakdown. Read more...

Americans Value Privacy But Don't Trust Tech Companies To Provide It

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Americans want privacy as much as ever—but in the digital age, most of us think it’s a lost cause. That, at least, is the depressing takeaway from a new Pew report, which shows that our faith in digital service providers (and ourselves) to protect our data is abysmally low. Read more...

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