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How Computers Can Detect the Complexity of Human Thought In Paintings

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are plenty of ways that experts identify forged artworks—from paint analysis to isotopes left over from nuclear bombs —but each is flawed in its own way. And now, a pair of Serbian computer scientists say they’ve figured out a simpler way. Read more...

You're About to Start Finding Amazon's Echo AI In Unexpected Places

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Could Amazon actually win the race to build the most widely-used AI voice platform? As unlikely as it sounds, Amazon is pushing far harder than Microsoft or Apple to get its technology into the hands of other companies. Read more...

If You Like Intense Techo-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism of The Matrix. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s Mr. Robot, which debuted last night on USA. Read more...

BearCam Is Back and It's Beary, Beary Nice

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s officially summer, which means the salmon are running in Alaska’s Katami National Park which means the local brown bears are poking around there to eat them which means the BearCam is back up and running for the season. I just watched for like three minutes and I saw a bear! Read more...

For Sale: 1960s Missile Site, Bring Your Own Missiles

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Looking for a new place to live? Have I got a deal for you: Single family home, good school district, 18,930 square feet. Did I mention it’s a former military base that housed Nike missiles from 1960 until 1966? Read more...

How Michael Jackson Inspired One of the Original YouTube Memes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An incredible thing happened on July 17, 2007. A video of several hundred inmates wearing orange jumpsuits and performing an immaculately choreographed dance to Thriller appeared on a small website called YouTube. Two years later, Michael Jackson was dead, and YouTube had changed history. Read more...

Are There Any Sites or Apps You Refuse To Use on Principle?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Many people avoid using the ride-sharing service Uber because of the company’s questionable policies, which can lead to events like multiple lawsuits, violent protests and attacks on cars carrying Courtney Love. What service do you stay away from on moral grounds? Read more...

California Passes Bill Banning Personal Exemptions for Vaccination

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

California vaccination bill SB277 has passed in the State Assembly on a 46 to 30 vote. The bill, inspired in part by the measles outbreak that began last December in Disneyland, mandates ALL schoolchildren be vaccinated, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs, but still permits medical exemptions. Read more...

At Last We Have a Scientific Explanation for Cat Pictures

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

And, as neuroscientist Bethany Brookshire put it, “obvious study is obvious.” People appear to be looking at cat pictures on the internet in order to “regulate mood,” or make themselves happier. Read more...

Foxconn is the 10th Largest Employer in the World

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You know that company that builds all your electronics? The one that makes your iPhone and your Xbox and your Kindle and has to install anti-suicide nets to deter miserable workers from ending their lives? It’s a company known to Americans as Foxconn, and it’s the 10th largest employer in the world. Read more...

NASA Is Launching HoloLens Into Space This Weekend 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’d told my 10-year-old self that a private space company would blast some holographic virtual reality googles to the International Space Station one day, my young head would’ve exploded. Well, that day has come. The hologram-powered, VR-enabled future of space exploration has arrived. Read more...

Oculus Founders Explain Why You'll Likely Stay Seated In Virtual Reality

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Oculus has a incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch, you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive, will let you walk around in VR too—and it’ll ship this year, before Oculus can make its move. Read more...

Gawker Guitar Center Employees May NOT Share “Very Negative” Gawker Story | io9 The 7 Stages of Fall

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Gawker Guitar Center Employees May NOT Share “Very Negative” Gawker Story | io9 The 7 Stages of Falling Out of Love With Your Fandom | Jalopnik How We Made Top Gear | Lifehacker Save Money on Your Next Car by Buying a Rental Car | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

The Way We Name Species Was Invented by a “Botanical Pornographer”

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Age of Exploration brought Europeans riches, a broader view of the world, and a hell of a lot of new plants and animals to describe. That was heaven for Carl Linnaeus, a young Swedish doctor with a passion for plants. Read more....

Women In Russia Are Posing With Shawarma, Probably Because Putin

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Earlier this month, a trend took Russia by storm, driven by a group on social media called “Beautiful Girls and Shawarma.” Women in droves took pictures whilst consuming the traditional Arab food. Why, you ask, why? The origins of the meme are quite the riddle wrapped around a kebab. Read more...

Russia Is Banning the Internet Archive and Blaming It On Terrorism

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Russian internet users can no longer time warp through internet history. This week, the Russian government blocked the Internet Archive domain–which makes the nonprofit’s popular and useful time-warping tool, the Wayback Machine, off limits. Read more...

This Nanobot Gun Could One Day Assemble Inside Your Body To Save You

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One of science fiction’s biggest unfulfilled promises are medical nanobots: tiny little machines that will run around your body and right nature’s wrongs. Scientists from the University of Houston are setting out to change all of that, with an incredibly clever self-assembling robotic gun that can clear blockages or inject drugs from inside your body. Read more...

Astronomers Say There May Be Other Universes That Are Better for Life

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Maybe we haven’t found alien life because it’s all evolving in other universes. A group of astronomers have just released a research paper suggesting that other universes could be far more habitable than our own. It all depends on a few conditions right when those universes were born. Read more...

Photoshop Contest: Help Google Decorate Its Self-Driving Car

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google has launched another attempt at persuading us that its cute little self-driving cars are not, in fact, out to kill us. This time, it wants the help of Californian artists–who are invited to submit art to be featured on the cars. But we don’t think this wonderful opportunity to should be restricted to Californians. Read more...

What Is Airplane Smell?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You know the smell. It’s hard to describe, but the second you step on an airplane, a flood of familiarity flies up your nostrils. Airplane smell is equal parts comforting and off-putting. And it’s actually a little bit dangerous. But what is it exactly? Read more...

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