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Google Glass Is Now Banned From Movie Theaters Across the U.S.

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from movie theaters nationwide. Read more...

Why Buying Entire Pre-Designed Houses Could Catch On In Japan

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Japanese retailer Muji has built a cult following by offering nearly any object you could want in your home for not much money and proportionately great design. Now, the company is offering one more item to its line of 7,500 housewares: Actual houses. And there's a very good economic reason for the ambitious new venture. Read more...

LIM Innovations Looks to Finally Take Prosthetic Legs Into the 21st Century

3 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Chip Chick

Over the past decade, bionic arm technology has moved along at an impressive clip, providing amputees with functional arms and hands capable of managing increasingly complex and delicate tasks. Of course, the robotic arm is easy to appreciate, thanks to its science fiction roots. Show More Summary

Marvel Studios Announces Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Including Captain Marvel in 2018

6 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Chip Chick

Earlier this week, Marvel Studios held a special event at the El Capitan in Hollywood to finally confirm what all those blank spaces in their phase 3 movie schedule are. Marvel is indeed looking that far into the future, with movies planned from now until 2019. Show More Summary

McKamey Manor: Horror Movie Experience From Your Nightmares

15 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Inventor Spot

Psychopathic killers, stalker clowns, paranormal poltergeists - it's the season for them. We invite them into our lives by showcasing them on our televisions, retelling spooky tales by flashlight, and even paying o have them scare the pants off us. Show More Summary

Here's Two More Samsung Phones You Shouldn't (And Can't) Buy

30 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The latest things to dance out of Samsung's hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they're also "optimized for social networking" and feature a "5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies", which probably mean that they'll be shit. Read more...

Hilarious animation shows how it's not fun being a skeleton

33 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

These are great. Gentleman Scholar made these amusing animations called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton and it shows how daily life—like sports and gravity and puberty and first days—for a skeleton isn't a lot of fun. Watch them, they're quick and easily digestible and easy to laugh at. Read more...

World's First Wearable Air Purifier Takes Smog Masks To The Next Level

37 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Inventor Spot

Who says environmental degradation can't drive technological innovation? A research team from Chongqing, China has introduced a battery-powered wearable air purifier that can filter up to 99.9 percent of dangerous PM 2.5 fine particulates from the surrounding air.

This Documentary Explains The Crazy Reality Of Living On Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably) can — if you have lots of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier, so it’s entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one day. But you probably don’t want to say goodbye to Earth quite yet. More »      

The Birth Of The Internet Troll

Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as “dog” on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits though. Even trolls. More »      

This Handsome Brick Facade Is Insulation That Snaps On Like Lego

We all like the idea of saving energy, but actually retrofitting an old house is a loud, messy and expensive headache. So the Dutch company Energiesprond has come up with a way to make houses carbon neutral with easy, snap-on insulation and solar panels. It doesn’t hurt that houses come out looking quite handsome too. More »      

Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard: Australian Review

Hardcore gamers. Full-time typists. People with a fair bit of disposable income. These are the target markets for Roccat’s high-end gaming peripherals, including the $229 Ryos MK Pro, an incredibly well constructed and fully featured mechanical keyboard. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Founder Guilty Of Hacking In Danish Trial

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the Swedish cofounder of The Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking by a Danish court in the latest of a fairly long line of legal problems for him. More »      

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more...

Creepy App Uses Healthkit To Say How Long You Have To Live

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Most Healthkit apps are single-mindedly practical, created with the sole aim of making you healthier or tracking your sleep. This app is the opposite. This app wants to creep you out big time. Read more...

'Arrested Development' season four is getting a re-edit

It wasn't a huge mistake, but the structure that Arrested Development's fourth season used was a bit off-putting for some viewers. Each episode followed the foibles of single members of the Bluth family in a few different timelines, and the early...

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world is breathtakingly epic

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Time lapse anything and it immediately turns epic. Take something as kooky as the annual hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 750 hot air balloons get together to lift off and put it in a time lapse video and it looks absolutely incredible. It's like a ballet in the air. Read more...

Improving the Parallax Propeller in an FPGA

The Parallax Propeller is an interesting chip that doesn’t get a lot of love, but since the entire chip was released as open source, that might be about to change: people are putting this chip inside FPGA and modifying the binaries to...Show More Summary

Spain is making Google (and others) pay news publishers a tax

For companies like Google, facing problems with the law across Europe has become a common thing. The most recent example of this is now taking place in Spain, where the country's parliament just gave the go-ahead to what's being known as the "Google...

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so… but only for a minute. Google this week announced that “the first minute of calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries is now free” if you make those calls using Google’s Hangouts mobile app. Show More Summary

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