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Apple's Cut the App Store Prices of 100 Popular Apps to $0.99

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re staring at your iPhone and feeling bored, how about a few new cheap apps? Fortunately Apple has launched a new promotion where it’s cut the price of 100 popular apps to 99 cents. Including Goat Simulator. Read more...

Why That $100m Alien Listening Project May Be a Waste of Time

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The launch of the $100M Breakthrough Initiative project to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been supported by many leading scientists including Stephen Hawking and astronomer royal Martin Rees. But there is no evidence – and few convincing theories – to suggest that intelligent, communicative aliens actually exist. Show More Summary

Google Voice Gets Neural Network-Powered Transcription to Slash Errors

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google Voice has an incredibly useful function that provides you with a transcribed version of your voicemail—but if often gets things wrong. Now, Google is throwing neural networks at the problem to help improve its performance dramatically. Read more...

Windows Search Doesn't Suck Anymore

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The first thing that everyone notices about Windows 10 is that the Start Menu is back. It’s a cool feature, but an irrelevant one. Thanks to the absurdly powerful new system-wide Search, you’re never going to need a Start Menu again. Read more...

Don't Ask Google Maps 'Are We There Yet?'

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Google Maps lady might sound all friendly and helpful, but like any mom, she gets real sassy if you keep asking her if you’re there yet. Read more...

Here's Every Detail About Motorola's New Budget Moto G

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Motorola won’t be officially launching the new version of its venerable budget smartphone until next week, but it might as well cancel the event: thanks to an accidental leak on Moto’s site, we already have all the details. Read more...

Windows 10, Day One

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last night, as promised, I installed Windows 10 on my own personal laptop. I left everything to chance. I didn’t back up my data. Hell, I set my Lenovo ThinkPad X240 on the floor of a pizza parlor in San Francisco—dongle and all—and let it install totally unattended. Read more...

The Pebble Time has a firmware update that makes it a whole lot better: a brighter backlight, buzzin

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Pebble Time has a firmware update that makes it a whole lot better: a brighter backlight, buzzing notifications that don’t shake your wrist off, and the long-overdue option to dismiss all notifications. Read more...

Testing Kids for "Potential Depression" Seems Like a Bad Idea

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What if you lived in a world where every kid got tested for potential depression when they were in elementary school? This video, from Binghamton University, describes new research on how we’d do it. Read more...

Surfing while you're on fire looks so crazy but actually makes sense

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

My first, unwrinkled brain reaction: Oh my God, that man is on fire. Like, flames are coming out of his body on fire. And he’s surfing! And doing things that aren’t get these flames that are coming out of my body off my body. I don’t know about you but if I see myself on fire, I want it off of me and that would be the only thing I could do. Show More Summary

Exploring Santa Cruz Island

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Twenty miles off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can too. Read more...

Watch planes cut straight through Paris by flying on top of a street

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Watch as airplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city like this in one straightaway flight. Read more...

Earthquake Kits Selling Like Hotcakes After Terrifying New Yorker Story

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s been more than a week since The New Yorker published a story called The Really Big One, describing how much of the Pacific Northwest will be destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami and scaring the crap out of Americans nationwide. Now, emergency kits are “flying off the shelves.” Read more...

Berlin Spends $16 Million a Month To Maintain This Never-Opened Airport

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As the EU’s self-appointed morality police, Germany publicly spanked Greece earlier this month for being so financially frivolous. Well, Germany has its own money troubles! Namely, a catastrophe-riddled $6 billion airport that the country continues to pour money into—with no opening date in sight. Scheiße! Read more...

You Can Thank a Fungus for These Crazy Hair Ice Sculptures

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fungi are some of the weirdest and most fascinating creatures on Earth, but they’ve really outdone themselves with this one: Hair ice. According to new research, the icy hair-sculptures that crop up overnight in forests before melting away in the sun have fungal fingerprints all over them. Read more...

The World's Deadliest Construction Projects, Visualized

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The infrastructure being built for Qatar’s World Cup is using the most cutting-edge construction technologies. Yet due to the poor treatment of migrant workers, an estimated 4,000 people could die building it. A new timeline of construction...Show More Summary

Kids Will Happily Eat Anything Using a Pair of T-rex Chopsticks 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How could anyone, young or old, be picky about what they eat when they’re chowing down on dinner using a pair of easy hinged chopsticks with a chomping T-rex head on one end? Read more...

Have You Ever Had a Disastrous Butt-Dial?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A U.S. Appeals court just ruled that butt-dials (your phone calling a random contact due to, generally, contact with your butt) are not protected under federal wire-tapping law—which means that your inadvertent communications can be used against you. Read more...

This Idea to Get America to Vote By Smartphone Just Might Work

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pretty new touchscreen voting booths are nice, but if we truly want to get more people voting in this country, we have to make it much more convenient. A project that received funding from the Knight Foundation this week has a smart idea to digitize the absentee ballot and let people cast votes via smartphone. Read more...

You Can Livestream From a GoPro On Meerkat Now, Nice

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The latest shot in in the brewing livestreaming app war has been fired by Meerkat. You can now stream footage to the service from your GoPro, which is both useful and cool. Read more...

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