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Bad News: Barrett Brown's Going to Jail For "Linking to Hacked Material"

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that...Show More Summary

Report: The Apple Watch Will Only Last 2.5 Hours With "Heavy" Use

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've heard rumors for some time that Apple's been less than pleased with the purported battery life of its upcoming Apple Watch. And now, it looks they have plenty of reason to be worried. According to a new report from 9 to 5 Mac, the Apple Watch the battery is looking at just 2.5 to 4 hours of "active application use" before it dies. Yeesh. Read more...

Where Have All the Google Play Edition Devices Gone?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This week, Google polished off the last remaining Google Play edition smartphone in its online store, The HTC One (M8). The device has been scrubbed from the "devices" main page, but you can pull up the smartphone with a direct link...only to be welcomed with "HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is no longer available for sale." Sad trumpet noise. Read more...

Show Us Your Handwriting

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For most of us, typing supplanted the pen and pencil years ago—nowadays, anything longer than a thank you note feels odd to write on real paper. Sadly, the keyboard is taking the great, weird eccentricities of handwriting with it. Read more...

This Is the Iron Giant Figure We Deserved 16 Years Ago

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's a testament to Brad Bird's skills as a storyteller that The Iron Giant still holds a soft spot in the hearts of countless fans, even if the animated film wasn't as big a blockbuster as Bird's later Pixar efforts. And if you've got an extra $300 lying around, you can finally bring home your own version of the Iron Giant thanks to Mondo—just not so giant. Read more...

Aaaand Windows RT is dead.

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aaaand Windows RT is dead. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 won't be coming to either of the Surfaces that run RT, though an update that offers some of the features will. It's Windows Phone 7 all over again. But hey, good riddance. Read more...

Parahawking: An Actual Sport That Mixes Paragliding And GIANT BIRDS

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Parahawking is falconry in flight. Just with a vulture. There's only one place in the world you can do it: Pokhara, Nepal and doing it is as awesome as it sounds. Read more...

Our Favorite Mobile Apps of the Week

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Man, lots of mobile news this week. Windows Phone finally previewed its Windows 10 overhaul (it looks great! ) and huge apps debuted big updates and extra features, such as Spotify and Twitter (they also look great!). But among all the big news, bunches and bunches of great apps found their way on various app stores. Here are the ones that made us pay attention. Read more...

Can You Shoot a Gun in Space? 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Space is full of potential dangers—rogue comets, Martians, bags full of astronaut poop, you name it. But if it really came down to it, and you did have to defend yourself against an interstellar attacker, would a traditional gun actually be able to do the trick? Read more...

Another Study Finds E-Cigs May Contain Formaldehyde

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Science is back with more sobering news about vaping. A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes contains a high concentration of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. But don't panic quite yet. Read more...

Meet an Icicle Farmer 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To most of us, icicles grow naturally, usually off the roofs of poorly insulated houses. But at Utah-based Ice Castles, man-made icicle farms are growing 15,000 icicles a day. ow else do you think giant ice palaces get built? Welcome to the world of icicle farming. Read more...

A Leatherman Bracelet Puts 25 Tools On Your Wrist 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Multitools are fabulously useful, unless you do not have yours handy when you need it. It doesn't matter how many gadgets you cram into an all-in-one, if it is being a really efficient use of space on your nightstand. Frustrating. A wearable multitool you never take off, though, yeah, that sounds promising. Read more...

2014 Was a Record Year for Skyscrapers, and That Could Be Bad News

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's been a very, very tall year. In fact, 2014 actually broke the existing record for the number of skyscrapers completed over a year, with 97 new buildings over 656 feet tall. But is that necessarily a sign of health for our economy? Some economists suggest the opposite. Read more...

Use Android's Priority Mode So Notifications Don't Wake You Up at Night

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Among the features rolled out by Google in Android 5.0 Lollipop was a new Priority Mode that lets you set 'do not disturb' times, times when only the most important apps and people can get in touch with you. It can come in useful in meetings, on dates, and when you're asleep. We'll show you how to set it up to ensure you won't get woken up until the morning. Read more...

Mad Scientists in Switzerland Built a Drone That Flies and Walks

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Meet DALER. That's short for Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot, and it's designed for rescuing victims in dangerous places after a natural disaster. How does a robot do that? Well, it requires flying into a dangerous place, and then walking around that dangerous place. DALER does both. Read more...

BlackBerry Tries to Guilt Everyone Into Making Apps for Its Platform

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

BlackBerry has jumped into the debate on net neutrality the way that BlackBerry does just about everything these days: ass-backwards. Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a blog post that contorted the standard definition of net...Show More Summary

Pentagon Scolds Air Force for Wasting Nearly $9 Billion on Drones

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Drones are expensive. Aircraft like General Atomics's MQ-1 Predator or MQ-9 Reaper cost millions of dollars piece, while the cost of maintaining the fleet stretches into the high tens of billions dollars over their lifespans. The Pentagon's...Show More Summary

You Can Watch The Wire Remastered in HD on Amazon BUT SHOULD YOU

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Like The Wire, but wish it was NOT filmed in standard definition with a 4:3 ratio? Enjoy streaming things on Amazon? Today is your day and no one can take that away from you, not even David Simon, creator of The Wire, who is decidedly ambivalent about the remastered HD version of The Wire that is now available for your streaming pleasure on Amazon. Read more...

Polar bears can communicate via footprints

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Polar bears are solitary creatures. They roam around their (increasingly less ) snowy habitats, looking for food and love. Food is simple enough. But they have to sniff out love. No, literally, polar bears smell other polar bears' footprints to know if they can follow them to a suitable mate. How romantic! Read more...

The Eery Ruins of 11 Abandoned Hotels

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tourism is a funny thing. Sometimes hot spots are hot, prompting opportunistic developers to build. And sometimes they're not. (The outbreak of a civil war is a great way to shut down a tourist destination.) Photographer Dietmar Eckell has spent the past several years visiting the hotels and resorts that got left behind. Read more...

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