Come to the Dark Side because we have cookies, and they’re kept in the Darth Vader Cookie Jar, fighting off your noble efforts of dieting with the awesome might of the Force. This officially-licensed cookie jar looks just like the Dark Lord of the Sith’s helmet, except it doesn’t have an old, decrepit-looking Anakin Skywalker […]
If you spend your weekends flying drones, be careful you don't stray too close to a ball game: the FAA has issued a warning which warms of large fines or imprisonments if your UAV strays too close to large sports venues. Read more.....
Scientists have found a way to ‘listen’ to what people are thinking. (Or saying to themselves, at least.) As New Scientist reports, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley recorded the brain activity of people having epilepsy surgery while they saw the text of either the Gettysburg Address, John F. Show More Summary
There’s no forgetting where you are when you visit this climbing wall — because the place name is spelt out in giant letter along its 40m length. More »
After months of troubles reported by New York City’s bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It’s going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here’s the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader — one who used to run the city’s transit authority. More »
The weather and lighting conditions on a snow-covered mountain can change in a heartbeat. But instead of carrying around a small collection of swappable tinted goggle lenses to match the conditions, UVEX’s new Snowstrike VT goggles employ a thin LCD in the lens that can instantly switch between clear, red, blue and violet tints. More »
Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from movie theaters nationwide. Read more...
Video: Hasraf Dulull is a master of digital visual effects with an uncanny vision of our near future: A tech company creates an army of badass android data couriers to fight against cyber-terrorism. More »
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The Labor Opposition has confirmed that it will move to delay debate, and therefore passage, of the Data Retention legislation introduced into Parliament today to ensure the Bill can be subjected to “proper scrutiny”. More »
In the early 20th century, smokers ruining their lungs could do so with the help of a nifty little gadget called the catalytic lighter. It looked like a small double metal tube. Put one tube in the other and, voila, fire. No flint, no sparks. The secret to the catalytic lighter? Platinum. More »
Back in 2011, Gizmodo reported on MIT Media Lab’s cool new logo: a self-generating algorithm that gave each and every team and employee within the organisation their own unique logo. This month, the lab revealed a new identity, doing away with the old version after an extraordinarily short run. And they had a very good reason for it. More »
The Poynt Smart Terminal is like a one-size-fits-all payments system. It has an NFC antenna, a magnetic swipe reader, a Bluetooth antenna, a QR code reader, a printer for receipts, and even an Android tablet to boot. So not matter how the future of payments pans out, you’ll be able to get your dang cup of coffee. More »
Video: This branded short film follows the journey of a single piece of wool in pursuit of its family. The creators — London-based studio Neon — did such a great job with it that I ended up empathising with the poor piece of fleece and seriously caring for its life. More »
I’m not exaggerating the tiniest bit when I say I want to fly to Japan right now and park myself right in front of this man’s handmade wooden doll shop in Japan and just watch him work. Imagine the earnest smell of the woodworking, the sound of the lathe spinning and the beauty of his concentration in making art. More »
The booming size of today’s mainstream social networks and the constant level of noise we have to deal with has inspired a sudden return to a time when the internet was quieter, safer and more intimate: the Web 1.0 days. Like artisanal...Show More Summary
Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don’t get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter how bright it is outside. More »
Good morning! Sadly, you don't get to see the new day in in quite the same way as NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman. He snapped this sunrise from the International Space Station just the other day. You're allowed to be jealous. [NASA] Read more...
Ferrari dominates the rare car market with 53 percent of the most valuable cars ever sold at auction, 30 cars in the top 50, 14 cars in the top 20 and nine of the top ten. This 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti won its class at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km and 1969 Imola 500 km. Show More Summary
I haven’t watched anime for years, but there’s one particular streaming service that is getting me back into it at a rapid pace. More »