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Gawk At The Detail In This LEGO Fawlty Towers Hotel

Just… what? We’ve seen some mighty impressive LEGO creations over the years, but this diorama of the hotel set from the BBC’s Fawlty Towers is the first I’ve seen where if you squint enough, it almost looks real. Well, except for the potted plant on the couch. More »      

Here's how Google's Project Loon retrieves its internet balloons (video)

36 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Project Loon's balloons could not be more different than your typical party variety -- it's loaded with research equipment and LTE capability, providing high-speed internet connection wherever they go. Obviously, Google's X Lab researchers (the ones...

Good night, New Zealand

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you want to get away from people and feel like you're not living on Earth while living on Earth, the places that come to mind are like Iceland for the out of this world alien paradise life or Montana for the punishingly beautiful outdoors or New Zealand, where the world looks like it hides magic powers. Read more...

We'll Soon Know What Space Whisky Tastes Like

Along with being insanely awesome, having a permanent, human-inhabited structure such as the ISS orbiting Earth gives us the opportunity to just put stuff in space simply to see what happens to it. NASA’s got the whole plants-on-the-moon thing covered, leaving the ISS available for more important work… like observing, and eventually tasting, zero-G whisky. More »      

Here's What Happens To Your Beer Can After You Recycle It

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hey! Friday night! Time to celebrate. With beer. Since we already know what happens to us once we've popped the top on a few too many cold ones—hello, hangover—let's take a look at what happens to that can after you've pounded it; chances are, it will be less than a few months until it's already back chilling out in a fridge somewhere. Read more...

Crash & Learn: The most important life rule in one beautiful short

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes. Read more...

Home-made vibrating gloves train your finger muscles to touch type (video)

You know what can teach you Braille and piano a lot more quickly than traditional means? Vibrating gloves, or gloves with haptic feedback, if you will. In fact, IEEE Spectrum senior editor David Schneider was so intrigued by the idea, that he put...

Walking Around With A Giant 1200mm Lens Is Sure To Draw A Crowd

There are many ways to remain inconspicuous as a photographer. One way is to only use small, unimposing lenses. The guys over at MPB Photographic went another direction, as seen in the video above. More »      

Pixlr, A Great Online Photo Editor, Is Now Free On The Desktop

If you haven’t tried out Autodesk’s fabulous Pixlr, a capable photo editor in the browser, you should. It’s good. Now, it’s available as a free desktop program for Mac and Windows. More »      

Grab Your Discount, Post-Invasion Alien Corpses Right Here!

Blockbusters often don’t sweat the small details and frankly, most movie-goers will never notice the odd continuity error, anachronism or similar stuff-up, especially on first viewing. That doesn’t mean we can’t ponder the real-world problems that would plague fictional cities, governments and in this case, the humble corpse salesman, post alien invasion. More »      

A rock so fantastically beautiful that it's hard to believe is real

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This looks like some 3D rendering of a fantastic alien matter that can't possibly exist on Earth. But, being the amazing planet we live in, it is actually a real thing: "A bismuth crystal illustrating the many iridescent refraction hues of its oxide surface." We live in a wonderful world, people. Read more...

The ChalkJET: An Ink Jet Printer For The Streets

Need to do some guerrilla street advertising? What you need is the ChalkJET 9000, an ink jet printer on wheels. Using two Arduino Duemilanoves for the brains, this little cart features eight cans of spray chalk which can be individually actuated. Show More Summary

The Arctic is such a gorgeously pure wonderland

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Labor Day is near so summer is just about wrapped up which means the idea of cold and winter is just beginning to percolate. And the best part about winter is thinking about it. When you can remember the memories of holidays and taste the hot chocolate and not feel a single drop in temperature because it's not here yet. Read more...

Rubber Swine Turns Anything Smashable Into a Piggy Bank

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Saving for retirement is tough, especially when you don't feel you can trust the big banks after all that financial ugliness over the past decade. Your mattress is also a terrible place to acrue funds, but you know what isn't? A half rubber swine that can be crammed into the end of a mug, drinking glass, or a mason jar, turning them into a piggy bank. Read more...

'Party Down' comes to Hulu Plus, first five eps are on free Hulu

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Amazon is loading up a new pilot season of original TV shows, and while Netflix's content juggernaut was shut out at the Emmys, at least it was nominated. So what can Hulu do? In addition to its own list of original shows, exclusively licensed...

Watch ants work together beautifully to bring food home

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's always incredible to see ants work as a team by stringing their bodies together like a rope to pull something much heavier back home. It looks a lot like what us humans would do when we're trying to move something big. Ants, they're just like us! Read more...

The Self-Contained Hootenanny is a luxurious purchase for audiophiles

Audiophiles are well known to take spend a whole lot of money on a good quality piece of audio equipment, simply because they can afford to, not to mention being able to enjoy all the creations and masterpieces of maestros of music in the past. Show More Summary

Star Trek Borg Cube Fridge ensures that resistance against cold drinks are futile

If there ever was an enemy that Starfleet encountered which proved to be a whole lot more than just formidable, then it would be the Borg. “Resistance is futile” is their trademark phrase, and it seems that even Captain Jean Luc Picard...Show More Summary

Guy vacuums a subway floor and eats dinner off of it in gross out ad

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's very clearly a stunt ad, so calibrate your reactions accordingly. But still. Gross. Bissell Canada wants us to believe that they believe in their all-in-one steam cleaner and vacuum so much that they'll eat off any surface that it cleans. Even if it's a gross, mucky, grimy subway floor. Read more...

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