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An Asteroid Will Pass Earth So Closely Next Month That We Could See It In The Sky

Let’s be very clear here: There is simply no possibility that Asteroid 2013 TX68 will get close enough to hit Earth when it flies by on March 5. What it may do, though, is come close enough to be visible. More »      

Cheap WiFi Outlets Reflashed; Found to Use ESP8266

There’s a bunch of simple WiFi-enabled outlets on the market today, and all of these blister-pack goodies seem to have something in common – crappy software. At least from the hacker’s point of view; there always seems to be something that you want to do that the app just doesn’t support. Show More Summary

How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device

The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions before passing on that smartphone, tablet or PC. Show More Summary

Secrets of water-skipping revealed

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Skipping stones across water may seem like an innocent children's pastime, but the science behind it has helped to win more than one war. Now, researchers at Utah State University's (USU) College of Engineering are uncovering new insights...Show More Summary

Balancing D-Pad Gets You In the Game

Inspired by TRON, [lasttraveler] decided to try his hand at building a Balance Board — basically a giant joystick pad you can stand on to control. Constructed of solid wood, the switches are actually very simple — he’s just using tin foil to make the contacts. Show More Summary

The Destruction Caused By The War In Syria Is Devastating

Video: Russia Works shot this aerial footage of Homs, Syria and the city, which was the third largest in the country and once home to a population of over 800,000, has been completely destroyed. Buildings and homes have turned to rubble, the city look like the aftermath of the apocalypse, and the people have disappeared. It is so tragic to see. More »      

90% Of Game Of Thrones' Terrible First Pilot Was Scrapped

The creative team behind HBO’s wildly successful Game of Thrones can seemingly do no wrong. Sure, it’s going to be touch-and-go with the next season as the story — for the most part — has outpaced the books, but no one feels the show is not in the right hands. Unless you saw the original pilot of course, which apparently was a disaster. More »      

Woodworker Crafts Astonishing Replica Model Of The Original USS Enterprise

The acting on Star Trek may have been a wooden at times, but the USS Enterprise itself wasn’t. Until now, that is. One, uh, enterprising woodworker decided to create a rendition of the starship and boy, is it something special. More »      

Ancient Fonts are Fontastic!

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Doing some 8-bit ASCII art, but can’t remember where you left your copy of MicroKnight for the Amiga? Or maybe you just need some low-res-but-high-style bitmap fonts to go with your LED pixel array. No fear! Maze.io is cataloguing old text-mode fonts for you. Textmode.es has a slew of new and old text art from both the Amiga and PC scenes. Show More Summary

Reports of Twitter Shifting To An Algorithm Timeline Next Week Might Be Premature

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The internet has been buzzing angrily after Buzzfeed published a post that indicated that Twitter was moving away from its timeline and towards an algorithm generated feed next week. That might have been premature. Read more...

When You Think of Beautiful Things, Don't Forget Earth

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Scott Kelly posted up a STUNNING picture of Earth earlier this week, with a fitting caption: “When you think of beautiful things. Don’t forget Earth.” Read more...

SpaceX Is Gearing Up To Build Lots and Lots of New Rockets

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s been a few really good months for SpaceX, and now, the commercial spaceflight company is kicking rocket production into high gear in anticipation of a packed launch schedule. Read more...

Turn A Broken 1986 Macintosh Plus Into An Amusing Rubbish Bin

Here’s a great way to enrage the Apple fans in your life who put all of the company’s creations on a pedestal. Someone who goes by the handle hahabird on Imgur converted the shell from a classic 1986 Macintosh Plush into a rubbish bin, complete with a spring-loaded screen flap. More »      

Reverse Engineering a WiFi Security Camera

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The Internet of Things is slowly turning into the world’s largest crappy robot, with devices seemingly designed to be insecure, all waiting to be rooted and exploited by anyone with the right know-how. The latest Internet-enabled device to fall is a Motorola Focus 73 outdoor security camera. Show More Summary

List of most popular iPhone models might surprise you

For years, Apple remained steadfast in its position that smartphones with bigger screens were unwieldy and not user friendly. In fact, Apple in 2012 released an iPhone 5 commercial boasting that the device, on account of its 4-inch form factor, could be operated comfortably with one's thumb. Show More Summary

Rumor Mill Heats Up Again for Discovery of Gravitational Waves

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hey, remember when we told you about those rumors that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves ? It’s been pretty quiet since then, but yesterday fresh rumors surfaced that yes, the discovery is real. And we could have an official announcement by February 11. Read more...

The reason why Uber’s new app icon is excruciatingly mediocre

Even though Uber is only about 6 years old at this point, the company last week rolled out a redesign for its entire brand. In doing so, Uber completely changed its highly recognizable icon into something that looks like it belongs on the front face of a credit card. Show More Summary

M25 brings together speaker and headphone design in a single package

Have you heard of Music Wrap before? Chances are the answer would be in the negative. Music Wrap is, after all, an innovative start-up in the music experience industry, where they have just made an announcement concerning their mostShow More Summary

Build Yourself an Awesome Modular Power Supply

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

You may think you’ve built a power supply for your bench. Heck, we all do. But until you check out [Denis]’s bench power supply build, you may not even know what you’re missing. [Denis]’s design is nearly entirely modular and targeted to the intermediate builder. Show More Summary

iPhone 5se rumored to launch with pink color option, along with Silver and Space Grey

A pair of reliable sources have pegged March 15 as the date when Apple will introduce a trio of new products, including an iPhone 5se, an iPad Air 3, and a subtly enhanced version of the Apple Watch. As the date steadily approaches, more details surrounding the iPhone 5se have continued to roll in. Show More Summary

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