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NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon spacecraft

At the moment, if you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on one of Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for too much longer, with NASA announcing that it has approved the first milestone for the manned version of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft... Show More Summary

XBox Live and PlayStation Network both down due to an apparent attack

Merry Christmas, gamers: Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are down this morning, apparently due to a denial-of-service attack. The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility on Twitter for both outages. While Lizard Squad's role in a...

Merry Christmas, from hackers: PlayStation Network and Xbox Live both attacked

A hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” has claimed responsibility for attacks targeting both Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) on Wednesday evening. FROM EARLIER: The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution...Show More Summary

Student Trolls Anti-Arduino Prof With Parasite MCU

Like some of our grouchier readers, [PodeCoet]’s Digital Sub-Systems professor loathes everyone strapping an Arduino onto a project when something less powerful and ten times as complicated will do. One student asked if they could just...Show More Summary

Here’s how Seth Rogen and James Franco responded to today’s release of ‘The Interview’

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen… it’s a Christmas miracle. After Sony Pictures Entertainment announced last week that it was cancelling the theatrical release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened Sony employees and moviegoers, the company had a change of heart. Show More Summary

Gallery: Qantas Boeing 767 Final Flight

Qantas has had the Boeing 767 in its fleet for almost 30 years. Today the last passenger flight of the Qantas 767 took off from Melbourne to Sydney as QF767 at 1700 AEDT — and we were there to witness it. More »      

Christmas in the past and in the present in the same picture

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Christmas is over, wrapping paper has been destroyed, batteries were scourged up and bellies are bigger than usual but we still have a bit of the holiday season to enjoy. It's always nice to look back at the year that just was but even better to see how far we've come too. These pictures show Christmas now and in decades past in the same photo. Read more...

Cute love story animated completely with latte art

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Latte art is great for making you feel a little bit special in the beginning of the day and absolutely necessary for any hashtag coffee Instagram post but it turns out, latte art also makes for a cute way to tell a stop motion animation love story too. Follow along this commercial spot that uses 1,000 cups of latte to show love. Read more...

Dremel Powered Duplicating Carving Machine

[Adran] wanted to be able to accurately cut out a bunch of the same parts out of wood but didn’t have the cash to spend on buying or building an automated CNC machine. After thinking about it for a while he decided to build a mechanical device that will allow him to duplicate objects by tracing them in 3 dimensions. Show More Summary

Hypnotizing GIF shows how ice cream popsicles are made

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Step 1. Get an ice cream factory. Step 2. Make cream ice cream batter. Step 3. Freeze batter till creamy. Step 4. Fill that "in" tube in that popsicle machine. Step 5. Load the wooden sticks. Step 6. Push "on" button. Step 7. Sit and watch in trance. Step 7b. Put face at the end of conveyor belt, open mouth, eat till death. Read more...

Spanish King's First Car Enjoys A Royal Restoration

Not everyone gets their first car restored to original condition decades after they last drove it but then again, not everyone is Felipe VI, King of Spain.

Outstanding Photos Of The X-15, The Fastest Manned Aircraft Ever Made

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned aeroplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h). More »      

North Korea blames the US for internet outages following Sony hacks

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It may appear we've reached a climax in the Sony Pictures hack saga - what with The Interview finally seeing a theatrical release - but the international finger pointing is alive and well. Today, North Korea's National Defense Commission is accusing...

Pandaphone is a DIY Baby Toy

[Tyler] was looking for a gift for his friend’s one year old son. Searching through the shelves in the toy store, [Tyler] realized that most toys for children this age are just boxes of plastic that flash lights and make sound. Something that he should be able to make himself with relative ease. Show More Summary

Crazy spinning giant Thai rocket is the awesomest thing

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't really know what's going on in this video: It starts out with a group of people gathered around an object which then cuts to people fleeing the circle because mad men are lighting the object which then turns into a thick smoke monster threatening Earth and then out pops the coolest rocket thing ever, screw driving itself into the air. Read more...

This is the coolest view I've ever seen of a motorbike jump

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Wow. Just when I thought I had seen all kinds of jumps photographed in every possible way, comes this guy and straps a GoPro in continuous shooting photo mode to take a new angle of a Superman jump (no hands or legs, just him floating above the air mid-jump.) Unbelievably cool. Read more...

Will Butler: "Christmas 2014"

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Arcade Fire's Will Butler isn't much for sparse compositions. Even the "simple" stuff on AF records has epic flavor. So think of this delightful ditty he dropped yesterday as a stocking stuffer of a Will Butler song. It's not grandiose, but it's still mighty satisfying. Read more...

Innovative Robo-Spider Dress Isn't Scary. It's Awesome.

We can all agree spiders are--for the most part--scary. But Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht found inspiration in the creepy crawlies and utlized their structure in an amazing 3D-printed robotic dress. Wipprecht's creation is more than a dress, though, it's a total defense system. Yes, this ensemble is awesome, but this is one spider dress you don't want to mess with.

Hackers behind PlayStation Network, Xbox Live disruption reportedly targeting Tor

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Lizard Squad, the merry band of hackers that claimed responsibility for taking Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network offline for Christmas, appears to have a new target: Tor. Reports of an attack on the network, which offers online anonymity, appeare...

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