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Scientists Confirm: Comets Smell Like Cat Piss

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Rotten eggs, cat urine, bitter almonds—that’s the delightful elixir of aromas comprising the BO of one comet 67P, also known as Rosetta’s comet. In a heartwarmingly nerdy yet mildly alarming development, members of the Rosetta mission team have commissioned scent firm The Aroma Company to turn it into a perfume. Read more...

Carving Milk On a Lathe Nearly Gives This Craftsman a Nervous Breakdown

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

No one thinks to use milk as a building material, but it’s possible. It’s also a huge pain in the ass. So much so that trying to carve the stuff nearly drove craftsman Peter Brown insane. Read more...

Amazon's Offering Some Insane Deals on the Moto X Pure, If You Hurry

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The 5.7" Moto X Pure “does Android better than Google,” and Amazon will sell you a 16GB model for $239, or a 64GB for $320 unlocked today. Those are far and away the best prices we’ve ever seen, but we don’t expect them to last long. Read more...

Why You Shouldn't Believe That Ridiculous Agents of SHIELD Rumor

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dave Filoni discusses bringing a Clone Wars character to Rogue One. Michael Bay unveils a new Transformers character. Arrow reveals a tribute to its fallen vigilante. Plus, new pictures from the Game of Thrones season finale, even more Spider-Man casting, and a new Power Rangers poster. Spoilers Now! Read more...

Android Apps Are the Upgrade Chromebooks Desperately Need

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks hat came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Show More Summary

Should Cops Be Allowed to Call 911 From a Locked Phone To Track Someone Down?  

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s a conundrum: A kidnapper forgets his phone at the scene of a crime. Police find it, use it to call 911 and gather information to track him down. Now his lawyer argues that all evidence should be tossed because calling 911 from an abandoned phone is illegal. Read more...

Design Firm Suggests Turning Penn Station Into Roller Coaster

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Many New Yorkers have schlepped to Penn Station to take a train out. We’ve sat in the waiting room, bored, and said to ourselves, I know what would improve my experience better. If only I could go on a 1,200 foot amusement-park ride before my train arrived. Read more...

5 Beyond Brilliant Action Scenes in Movies

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Action movies are fun to watch but there’s a smart way to do action scenes and an epically dumb way to do it. The smart way focuses in on the details, tells a story within a story, and makes sure we know just what the hell is going on amidst all the crazy. Show More Summary

These Are the Tricks Political Campaign Ads Use to Brainwash Us

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Vote for whoever the hell you want to vote for. But don’t make your decision after watching an emotionally prying, stupid-person-targeting, specifically edited campaign ad. Now You See It explains how all political ads, no matter which...Show More Summary

Unprecedented Number of Tree Deaths in California Points to a Catastrophic Fire Season

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One more horrific prediction has come to pass for California’s drought-ravaged forests. According to the US Forest Service, trees are dying at an even more astonishing rate than they were last summer, creating fuel for what will almost certainly be the worst wildfire season in memory. Read more...

Watch This Apocalyptic Timelapse of the DC Metro Flood

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last night, a DC subway station turned into a surprise water park ride. It wasn’t a huge deal—the station was closed for a few hours, the water drained, and service went back to normal—but it certainly looked like it. Seeing a timelapse of the whole thing from the station’s entrance shows how this happened. Read more...

A Snake Got Trapped Inside an Endless Circle of Its Own Shedding Skin

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Poor snake. This slithery Stimson’s Python somehow managed to shed its skin completely within itself. The tail, oddly enough, finished shedding inside the mouth of the snake, forming a perfect circle that unfortunately trapped the snake inside of its old skin. Show More Summary

This Launch of 20 Satellites at Once Is All the Space Porn You Need Today

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

India just sent twenty satellites into space at once, the most the country has ever launched in a single go. The record is certainly impressive. The photo documentation of the satellites blasting off to the heavens is simply incredible. Read more...

The Waterproof Leica Is a Very Expensive Way to Get Laid

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Leica is a respected institution in photography, and rightly so. Over the last 100+ years, the company has mastered the crafts of making exceptional lenses, designing beautiful bodies, and creating a palpable aura of superiority around all of its products. Show More Summary

C-SPAN Is Using Periscope to Broadcast the House Sit-In Because Its Own Cameras Went Dark

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This morning, House Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), staged a sit-in o force a vote on gun control. Almost immediately after, the cameras and microphones of C-SPAN—which typically broadcasts the action happening on the Senate and House floors—went off. Craftily, however, the network found a workaround: Periscope. Read more...

The Best and Worst Encrypted Messaging Apps

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There’s never been a better time to start encrypting your texts and phone calls. Hackers are breaking into more personal devices than ever before, and massive government surveillance dragnets are indiscriminately sweeping up people’s digital communications. Encryption can protect you. Read more...

House Democrats Hold Sit-in to Demand Gun Control Vote

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just a week after Senate Democrats filibustered for new gun control measures, the Democrats of the House have decided to get in on the fun. This time, with a good old-fashioned sit-in. Read more...

Bizarre Video Makes It Look Like People and Cars Can Shapeshift

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

No matter how much we secretly still want to believe it, we’re not snowflakes. We all walk on the same sidewalks and drive on the same roads. Conner Griffith’s short, Auto, shows us how easy it is to merge different people and different cars together to make it look like we’re all on the same damn path. Show More Summary

The $6M Rebate This Infomercial Hack Doesn’t Want You to Know About

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Kevin Trudeau spent the past decade publishing books that promise to tell you the health secrets that mainstream science won’t. But he peddles bullshit. And the courts have repeatedly said as much, ordering him to pay over $37 million for misrepresenting what’s in his books. Show More Summary

How the American Kennel Club Decides New Breeds

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Described as “energetic, lively, and ready to work,” the Hungarian Pumi has just become the 190th breed recognized by the American Kennel Club. It’s been a long road for the Pumi to get to this point—a showcase for how hard it is for dogs to enter into this exclusive club. Read more...

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