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The First Hair Plug Machine Looks Absolutely Horrifying

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Think people going bald here in the 21st century have it tough? Just imagine what the folks of 100 years ago went through. Balding men were apparently so desperate for hair that they'd let a doctor near them with this terrifying machine. Read more...

Self-Sealing Water Balloons You Never Need To Tie

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A water balloon fight is no fun when kids have to keep running back to their parents to tie the balloons for them. Using tiny elastics the Bunch O Balloons came up with a slightly better way to automatically tie 37 water balloons at once, but these Zorbz appear to have the best solution yet, automatically sealing themselves with just a quick tug on the neck. Read more...

Why Cotton Kills, A Technical Explanation

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"He was wearing all cotton, which is the worst fabric for cold, wet weather. The weather just got the best of him," reads an official statement by Alaska State Troopers about the death of a hiker there in 2005. This is how and why cotton can kill you. Read more...

Our Chemicals Are Falling On Remote Parts of Antarctica In Snow

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You probably haven't heard of "cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes," but you've almost certainly rubbed them into your skin. They're widely used in lotions and cosmetics to create that smooth, satisfying feel. And now scientists are finding—to their surprise—these chemicals in remote parts of Antarctica. Read more...

Some Very Patient Genius Soldered a Digital Clock From 1,916 Components

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You would need a microscope to be able to see all of the miniature components etched onto the single tiny microchip powering the clock in a digital watch. But you can see them all with the naked eye on artist Gislain Benoit's The Clock, which is made from 1,916 hand-soldered components that end up weighing a hefty 14 pounds. Read more...

10 Addictive Games For Killing Time on Your Phone

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week, we put out a call for the best games for killing time with your little pocket computer, and you, the time-wasters of Kinja, delivered. Here are some of your favorites—plenty of fodder for anyone who wants to up their subway commute game beyond Threes (which, yes, is still extremely popular ). Read more...

This Umbrella's Built-in Bluetooth Reminds You Not To Forget It

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There's a never-ending debate when it comes to buying umbrellas: Do you spend a lot of money on an expensive one you'll probably end up losing, or do you buy a cheap model that will most certainly break in a light breeze? Davek wants you to go the former route, and is now upgrading its umbrellas with Bluetooth in the hopes that you'll never forget it again. Read more...

?LG is Building a Smartwatch With An Enormous Battery 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I have a hard time caring about smartwatches. They sound neat, but most of them have tiny batteries that can barely last a couple days. Why can't someone make a watch that both looks swanky and has a decent sized battery? Well, LG just did: it's called the Watch Urbane LTE. Read more...

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hello fellow app enthusiasts. This week was a good one for smartphone app stores across the board. An automation juggernaut makes putting your digital life on autopilot even easier. Sending short video messages is now as easy as texting. Sending email is as easy as texting. Sending texts is as easy as texting! Just kidding on that last one. Read more...

The First People On Mars Could Have One Hell Of A Case Of Jet Lag

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A day on Mars—or a "sol"—is 24 hours and 40 minutes long, close enough to Earth's that for a long time NASA didn't think much of it. But those 40 minutes a day add up, and sleep scientists now worry that our Earthly circadian rhythms could be one more major headache for the first humans on Mars. Read more...

What's the Best Monitor Mount?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We touched on monitor positioning on our Office Gear Guide, and one of the best ways to elevate your monitor to the right height, utilize multiple monitors, and save space on your desk is with a monitor mount, but which one? Mount up and nominate your favorite in the comments. Read more...

It's Completely Absurd That the Police Still Use Typewriters

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, New York Councilman Daniel Dromm will reportedly introduce legislation that will force the NYPD to stop using typewriters. That's right, the NYPD still has typewriters in all 77 precincts. Read more...

Soon, You'll Be Able to Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

People want their smartwatches to be fashion statements. And some have gone to extreme measures—including one enterprising, sandpaper-equipped individual—to make them uniquely their own. Now, Motorola is making it way easier to build your own Moto 360 smartwatch—no sandpaper required. Read more...

Facebook Finally Stops Trying To Restrict What Gender You Can Choose

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A little over a year ago, Facebook finally did away with its highly restrictive gender options. (It was male, female, or nothing.) But instead of being open-ended, the social network would still only let you choose from among a list of 56 options. Show More Summary

Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've all shaken a fitness tracker or two in our lives to beat the system. But now, Pornhub is making a wearable meant for just that—shaking. And beating. It's called the Wankband, and it lets you charge your gadgets by jacking off. It was only a matter of time. Read more...

Facebook's New Suicide Prevention Tools Finally Get It Right

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook doesn't exactly have the greatest track record when it comes to sensitivity, but its newest tool (built in collaboration with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is thankfully bucking that trend. Now, if you see a worrisome post from a friend and report it, Facebook will prompt them to get help on their next login—after a third party reviews it. Read more...

Shooting Challenge: Bubbles

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You left a few awesome habits behind when you grew up: Wearing dinosaur costumes, attending sleepovers, and maybe most importantly, blowing bubbles. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph bubbles. Read more...

FCC Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Rules In America's History

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The open internet finally got the protection it deserves from profit-hungry cable companies. The FCC just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules in this country's history, punctuating a years-long battle for this future of the internet. However, the war's not yet over. Read more...

What to Expect From Apple's Big Watch Event on March 9th

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yes, we know a whoooole lot about the Apple Watch by this point, but not when exactly it's coming. But now, Apple's sent out invites for a "Spring forward" event on March 9th. Read more...

How to Read Satellite Data Maps of the Earth

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA's Earth Observatory has spent over fifteen years using satellites to collect hordes of real-time data across our planet's surface. They reveal everything from temperature and energy use, to how much radiation we beam into space. Here's how to understand satellite data maps to understand our planet's vital signs. Read more...

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