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What Happens When Routers Go Wrong?

On the most basic of levels, when your router goes wrong you lose the internet: no more porn, no more kittens, nor more Facebook. But what, exactly, is going wrong to make your life so empty? More »      

Use a Cheap PIN Diode as a Geiger Counter

After the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, radiation measurement became newly relevant for a lot of people. Geiger-Müller tubes, previously a curiosity, became simultaneously important and scarce. Opengeiger.de (English-language version here) has complete instructions for making a Geiger counter without a Geiger-Müller tube. Show More Summary

A Hacked Lamp Turns Multiple Mobile Devices Into A Single Giant Display

How many mobile devices do you carry with you on a daily basis? A couple of smartphones, and maybe a tablet? When you get to work, that makes for quite a few displays floating around, and researchers at MIT have come up with software that can let them all function as one giant touchscreen, no matter how they’re arranged on a desk. More »      

Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Since its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android apps, Google Play, until now... sort of. When Amazon recently updated its main Android app, it got a new "Apps & Games" department that...

Dexmo exoskeleton-for-the-hand gives computer interfacing the finger(s)

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

What happens when you're immersed in a virtual world – such as a game – and you want to use your real-world fingers to control your virtual fingers in that world? Well, we've already seen a number of sensor-equipped gloves, but China's Dexta Robotics is taking what it claims is a more cost-effective approach. Show More Summary

The Squatty Potty Improves The Way You Do Your Business

Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.

Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool Or Hipster?

Vinyl records and unnecessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you’ve ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses. More »      

Hydroceramic Walls Could Cool Buildings By Sweating Like Human Skin

Our reliance on air conditioning, however magical an innovation, has become a serious environmental burden. Which is why researchers in Barcelona designed a material they say can naturally cool rooms by about 5C, using a moisture-absorbing polymer that “sweats” much like our own body. More »      

This Awesome Roadster Should Be The New Batmobile

The new Batmobile for Batman v Superman is cool, but I wish we could go back to something lighter, less militaristic, and a lot cooler. The Vapour GT by Swedish design firm Grey Design is the car that I would like for a new Batman TV series that is more smart detective work and less brainless action. More »      

FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education

If the astonishing success of littleBits is any indication, there’s a huge market for ‘intro to electronics’ products that are much more capable than the classic Radio Shack ‘springs and components stuck to cardboard’ kits or even the very successful littleBits. Show More Summary

Werewolf zombie wall-trophy

Thinkgeek's Werewolf Zombie Trophy ($35) is made from hand-painted resin and is 5.5"x7.5"x4.5" -- just the thing for showing off your monster-slaying prowess. I mean, anyone can kill a zombie. Or a werewolf. But a werewolf zombie? That's some shootin', Tex.

Can you detect the amazing stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the wonders of natural selection, these and other animals can avoid most predators and perpetuate their species. See if you can spot them all: Read more...

I want to live in the optimistic sci-fi worlds of Nicolas Bouvier

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nicolas Bouvier aka Sparth—whose latest work is being art director for Halo 5—is getting better all the time. His private work is so optimistic and far away from the usually gritty and dark vision of other authors. And I love the fresh use of geometry in some of his most recent art. Read more...

Tongue in Tea: Tongue-Shaped Silicone Tea Infuser

  You wouldn’t put your tongue in someone else’s cup of tea now, would you? I would. Not my actual tongue (because that would just be gross!) but this tongue-shaped The post Tongue in Tea: Tongue-Shaped Silicone Tea Infuser appeared first on OhGizmo!.

This May Be The Most Dangerous Toilet In The World

That port-a-potty you are seeing perched atop that massive metal structure may be the most dangerous toilet in the world, installed on the precarious structure of the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s a photo from afar so you get the idea (and some vertigo): More »      

This Is What A Philippe Starck-Designed Prefab House Looks Like

Noted Designer of Things Philippe Starck has tried his hand at jazzing up an item that’s normally associated with near-violent levels of efficiency: pre-fabricated housing. More »      

Watch A Symphony Of Independent Buskers Perform Together Online

Oh this is wonderful. A symphony of Wi-Fi enabled, independent subway buskers were united by a composer named Ljova, who streamed their performances from different stations onto individual laptops set up in the middle of New York City’s Bryant Park. The result? “Signal Strength”, a very awesome collaboration. More »      

Paris and New York are not that different from the right angles

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I love New York despite/because New Yorkers and I love Paris despite/because Parisians. This time-lapse compares their striking similarities—from the right angles. I only wish Paris shared New York's 24-hour life and New York shared Paris' joy de vivre. Read more...

This MicroUSB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

Normally, if you tried to sell me a 3m micro-USB cable for $39, I’d laugh in your face before storming off to Amazon and paying $7 for the privilege (with GOLD CONNECTORS no less). But, honestly, Native Union’s fancy-arse cable might just be worth it. More »      

So Far, The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Just Lame Ads

Since the 1980s, we’ve been dreaming about the resplendent future of virtual reality; one day, headgear like the Oculus Rift will be used to pour immersive entertainment into our brains. No part of this dream includes corporate sponsors shellacking our vision with brand messages. Show More Summary

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