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Emergensee Variable Focus Eyeglasses

36 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Cool Tools

Cheap, lightweight, instant adjusting pair of eyeglasses

It might be a whole year before Fallout 4 isn’t a nightmare

37 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets :

If you’re well-versed in the language of open world Bethesda games — non-MMO Elder Scrolls, the Fallout reboot — then you’re familiar with the inescapable hell that is playing those games on the […]

This Is The Quietest Place In The United States

If you really want to get away from it all, head to Washington State. There, on a trail along the Hoh River, in the rain forest of Olympic National Park, only 40 miles from Seattle, it’s what one scientist has deemed the quietest place in the contiguous United States. More »      

The Science Of The Dad Bod

Does a woman’s pregnancy affect the weight of her partner? And is weight gain sustained while the kids grow up? More »      

How It Felt To Work At Bell Labs In The 60s

Just 45 miles outside New York City in Murray Hill, New Jersey sits Bell Labs: the birth place of lasers, transistors, mobile phones and many other modern technologies. In this video, Professor Brian Kernighan remembers what it was like to work there. More »      

A Religious Mystery Is Found Buried At Jamestown

A team of Smithsonian researchers has been studying the remains of four men discovered in Jamestown, Virginia, the site of England’s first successful colony. Two years of forensic detective work revealed their probable identities — but the biggest mystery is a sealed silver box found in one of the graves. More »      

LG's Latest Innovation Is... An Android Flip Phone?

Do you miss T9? Do you dislike productivity? Then the new LG Gentle is for you. More »      

Queensland And New South Wales Just Copped An Earthquake

Earthquakes aren’t really a thing in Australia. If they ever happen, they’re usually tiny. One shook residents on the border of Queensland and New South Wales this morning, however, with reports of a 5.2 magnitude quake measured off the coast. More »      

We Must Stop Killer Robots Before They Are Built

More than 1,000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics have today signed and published an open letter calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, also known colloquially as “killer robots”. More »      

The Windows 7 Upgrade To Windows 10 Isn't So Scary After All

Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 is not quite as seamless as the move from Windows 8.1, but it’s close. You get to keep your applications and settings, and the process is simple and leaves you almost no chance to accidentally delete all your apps and data. More »      

How Long Will It Be Until You Can Get An Anti-Ageing Pill?

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-ageing drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat ageing as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for anti-ageing drug trials. More »      

Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have

Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an arsehole. But, he’s also an arsehole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all. More »      

He-Man's Battle Cat Is A Better Hunting Trophy Than Some Famous Lion

Who in their right mind would pay $US50,000 to hunt some boring old lion when for just $US8,500 you could instead put the head of He-Man’s ferocious sidekick, Battle Cat, over your fireplace mantle? More »      

Download Offline Maps on Windows 10 and Never Be Lost Again

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Windows 10 comes with a Maps app built in. In uses Nokia’s nifty (and good!) Here Maps, and Microsoft even lets you download regions for offline perusal. Read more...

Explore Googlers' 20% Projects In This New Web Series

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google’s 20% policy — letting employees spend 20% of their time working on a pet project — is a Silicon Valley free-the-mind legend. In a new YouTube series, a pair of Googlers use their 20% time to explore some of the hidden secrets of Google. Read more...

NASA Continues Crashing Airplanes For Science

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA doesn’t just crash rockets — sometimes, it crashes cheaper aircraft too. This week, it’s the turn of a Cessna 172, being gratuitously destroyed to help improve airplane’s black boxes. Read more...

Windows 10 Battery Life Is Better—Except When It's Worse

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I’ve had a devil of a time trying to figure out whether Windows 10 is helping or hurting when it comes to battery life. The answer: It’s complicated. Read more...

This Super Tall, Super Thin Tower Was Built Just To Test Elevators

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How do you design a new type of elevator without installing it in an existing building? It’s a chicken/egg question that engineers have long struggled with—even using abandoned mine shafts to test new technology. Read more...

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Instagram Kicks the Crap Out of Yours

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The chances that any of us will travel to space are about one in a billion. That’s why astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending his lucky year in orbit helping the rest of us Earthlings imagine what that might be like. Read more...

If You Want Microsoft Solitaire Ad-Free It'll Cost You $10/Year

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Procrastinators everywhere rejoiced when it was discovered that Windows 10 was bringing back everyone’s favorite time waster. But unlike the last time you played Microsoft Solitaire on your PC, this time you’ll have to pay a subscription fee just to get rid of the ads. Read more...

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