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Self-Proclaimed Experts Often Claim To Know More Than They Really Do

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fifteen years ago, psychologists showed that the most incompetent people are the worst at recognizing their own incompetence, confirming what most of us already suspected. Now it turns out that even highly competent people may lay claim to more knowledge than they actually possess. Read more...

Behold the Dizzying Pedestrian Bridge Copenhagen Is Building Above Its Harbor

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cities can learn a lot from Copenhagen’s multimodal ways. But how about this inspiring piece of infrastructure from the Danish city: Instead of simply adding a frilly statue to mark its harbor’s entrance, this bridge incorporates housing and provides a stunning vista for tourists and residents alike. Read more...

What Did You Do While Slack Was Down?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today the work chat program Slack suffered intermittent outage for hours, becoming a trending topic on Twitter as workers fought to remember alternative routes for communication. How did you survive without Slack? Read more...

This High-Speed Video of a Sneeze Will Make You Cover Your Mouth From Now On 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

MIT scientists have captured high-speed video of phlegm being expelled during a sneeze. It’s as gross as you’d imagine. But learning more about how this mix of saliva and snot breaks into droplets, and spreads far and wide, could one day lead to better strategies for controlling the spread of disease outbreaks. Read more...

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2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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The US Government is Being Sued for Losing a Critical JFK Assassination Film

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Zapruder film may be the most famous footage taken of the Kennedy assassination, but it’s not the only one. The “Nix Film” may be lesser known, but it’s no less important. It has been missing for decades, so the granddaughter of the photographer who captured the film is now suing the US government. She wants the tape returned, or be paid $10 million. Read more...

Stackable Chess Pieces Hide a Rolled Up Leather Board Inside

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Humans have been designing portable versions of chess for almost as long as the game itself has been played. But few designs are as elegant, or as compact, as this set from Raw Studio that rolls into a tube—complete with 32 chess pieces—that’s just 16-inches long. Read more...

Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Earlier this year, the Clean Power Plan pledged to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2050. A new study says the US can do way better than that: reducing all greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent and running the country entirely on renewable energy by 2050. Read more...

Your Best Stories of Leaving Nightmare IT Jobs

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We asked Gizmodo readers about exiting an awful IT job. Whether you quit in a blaze of glory or were laid off in ridiculous circumstances, these are your getting-the-hell-out stories. Read more...

Give The Gift of Surround Sound This Holiday Season - Everything You Need For $170

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One of your favorite sound bars is only $198 shipped today from Amazon, and while the “bar” itself is great, what really makes this system special is its included wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers. That means you can experience true 5.1 surround sound at an incredibly cheap price, with no A/V receiver required. Read more...

Experts Try to Figure Out Apple's Insane New Emojis

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve seen the new additions Apple has made to its vast emoji repertoire, you may be a bit perturbed. Floating business man? Ominous hole? Boob-grab smiley face? These are just some of the strange new emojis we had our experts weigh in on. Read more...

How much paper does it take to stop a 50 cal machine gun?

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It’s just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it’s a 50 cal machine gun that’s shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper. Read more...

FAA Releases New Drone Rules, Including One Fairly Shady Loophole

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a remarkably speedy bureaucratic process, a government task force finally released the details of new rules on hobby drones. The 14-page document confirms earlier reports that pretty much all drones will need to be registered. It also includes a mysterious FOIA exemption. Read more...

Photo Essay: 13 Classic Handheld Game Portraits

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Handheld electronic games were the big hit at the beginning of the 1980s, when every kid wanted a small portable plastic device for playing video games wherever and whenever he or she wanted. Hundreds of games, created by dozens of manufacturers, swarmed the toy stores, showcasing unique colours, shapes, artworks, displays and designs. Show More Summary

Watch as Scientists Use Heat to Steer Droplets Across a Surface

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Watch as these droplets zip towards the heated spots on a plate. The secret: the drop isn’t directly on the plate. It’s on a shallow pool of liquid covering the platform. Read more...

Awesome Toys and Collectibles to Give Children and Fun-Loving Adults Alike

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just because you’ve reached the age where you’re paying off student loans and applying for mortgages doesn’t mean your love of toys has to be abandoned. In fact, nowadays toymakers usually target adults as much as children, so there’s...Show More Summary

Bangladesh Bans Facebook, WhatsApp to Stop "Criminals"

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week, the government of Bangladesh ordered ISPs to ban Facebook and other social media. In the chaos that followed, the entire country lost internet access for over an hour. Read more...

Thermoelectric Ikea Furniture Could Charge Your Phone With Energy From Your Coffee

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee—all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity? Read more...

This Slow-Motion Fire Tornado Is the Prettiest Damn Thing You'll See All Day

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Vortices made of flame are an awesome sight, but as this new video by the SlowMo Guys beautifully illustrates, they take on a completely new complexion when seen in slow motion. Read more...

Save on Bridge Tolls With an Inflatable Ferry Strong Enough to Support a Car

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Are you outraged at companies charging you to cross the bridge they spent millions of dollars building? The nerve of the!. The next time your trip from point A to point B involves a river crossing, just toss one of these $10,000 inflatable car ferries in your trunk and save yourself a few bucks. Read more...

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