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Retrotechtacular: The Modern Telephone

9 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

We take recorded telephone messages for granted in these days of smartphones and VOIP. Our voicemail lives on an anonymous server in a data centre in the cloud somewhere, in a flash memory chip on our DECT base station, or if we’re of a retro persuasion, on a micro-cassette. Show More Summary

The Inhumans and X-Men Are Finally Going to War

19 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever since Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” universe began, tensions between the Inhumans and Mutants of the Marvelverse have been high. Scott Summers supposedly died doing something to majorly tick the Inhumans off . Terrigen mists are sterilizing and poisoning mutants . And now, those tensions are boiling over. Read more...

Building as a modular gadget

Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction. Show More Summary

Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going To Keep Appearing, Aren't They?

Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly. I’ve received multiple emails since the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) was arrested on Wednesday concerning new clones of the popular piracy website. More »      

Warner Bros debuts footage from Justice League, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts, Kong and more!

Dawn of excitement for the future of DC movies! Plus Harry Potter and famed ape, King Kong.

This New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer Is Heavy on the Beasts

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Comic-Con just summoned the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showing New York City under siege by mysterious forced (one might even call them... fantastic). If nothing else, this movie absolutely does not skimp on the Beasts. Read more...

Vapes Are Banned At the Democratic Convention, Welcome to Hillary's America

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Are you going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week? Well, prepare to have your liberties destroyed. The LIE-berals have banned all vape products from the convention floor. First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-cigarettes. Read more...

Researchers Look At Ancient Poop To Discover The History of Infectious Diseases

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As the TV show Scrubs once said, “everything comes down to poo.” This is true in sitcom land, but also in science. Read more...

The Latest Suicide Squad Trailer Brings on the Bad Guys, and Then Brings the Noise

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

DC’s next film opens in a mere few weeks, but the cast showed up in Hall H at Comic-Con to debut this final look at the supervillain team-up film Suicide Squad. Weirdly, it’s a much more in-depth look at the squad than we’ve seen before. Read more...

BitCluster Brings a New Way to Snoop Through BitCoin Transactions

Mining the wealth of information in the BitCoin blockchain is nothing new, but BitCluster goes a long way to make sense of the information you’ll find there. The tool was released by Mathieu Lavoie and David Decarty-Hetu, PH.D. on Friday following their talk at HOPE XI. I greatly enjoyed sitting in on the talk which began with some BitCoin basics. Show More Summary

The Justice League Joins Forces for Their First Team Photo and Teaser Trailer

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

DC’s cinematic heroes assembled for the first time at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with our first truly good look at the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. They’re not bad at all! But there’s more—we also have the very first teaser trailer! Read more...

Sound Art Shows You What Musical Notes Actually Look Like

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sound is something of an ephemeral phenomenon, existing in the moment that vibrations travel through the air. Those vibrations also exhibit distinct patterns, depending on frequency, which can be visualized by scattering a fine dust over a vibrating plate. Show More Summary

Somebody Tested How a Centipede Moves Because Of Course They Did

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Look, I didn’t want to write this. Centipedes have too many legs and they move so quickly and it’s all just fucking nasty and wrong. Read more...

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: The new VR sweet spot

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Nvidia is tempting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners by updating its entire line of graphics cards in the last couple of months – from much better VR horsepower in the entry-level to absurd overkill (at least for today's software) on the US$1,000+ very high end. Show More Summary

Hacklet 117 – NFC Projects

Near Field Communication (NFC) is something we take for granted these days. Nearly all smartphones have it. We even have NFC interfaces for all our favorite development boards. NFC’s history goes back all the way to 1997, when an early version was used in Star Wars special edition toys. Show More Summary

Check Out the Hulk's Gladiatorial Armor From Thor: Ragnarok 

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever since the Hulk officially joined Thor: Ragnarok , desperate fans have hoped that the film will in some way be adapting the Planet Hulk storyline. This year’s San Diego Comic-Con seems to have granted them their wish, by providing a first look at the Hulk’s armor in the movie. Read more...

Science Gets to the Bottom Of Neptune's Weird 'Wobbles'

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Neptune, the farthest named planet in our solar system (sorry Pluto), is unusual in a lot of ways. One rotation around the sun lasts about 165 Earth years, and each season is around 40 Earth years. Another noteworthy thing about the planet is its atmosphere, which has a fluctuating brightness. Read more...

How to upgrade to Windows 10, while also getting heroically drunk

You know you should upgrade to Windows 10 this weekend. The latest version of Windows, which is faster, more secure and more useful than its predecessor, is only a free upgrade until next weekend. After that, you'll have to pay $120Show More Summary

Semisolid Lithium Ion Batteries Promise Better Cars, Solar

Lithium-ion batteries make possible smaller and lighter electronics. Unfortunately, they are also costly to produce. In a conventional lithium-ion battery, many thin layers create the finished product much like filo dough in baklava....Show More Summary

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best friends. It’s like The Fox and the Hound but maybe less depressing? Read more...

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