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Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s increasingly attractive Games with Gold program, Sony has announced the August lineup of the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. This month, PS4 owners will be treated to the brand new downloadable title Road Not Taken for free on the day it releases. Show More Summary

Greens Accuse Turnbull Of Backflipping On Piracy Views

Following the release of a Discussion Paper designed to combat spiralling rates of piracy in Australia, Greens’ Senator Scott Ludlam has accused Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull of backflipping on his views relating to piracy in what is being described as a “Damascene conversion”. More »      

The LaFerrari Looks Ballistic On A Track

Video: Ferrari’s hybrid hyper-car is designed for one thing: speed. After just a few minutes on real roads, Chris Harris of /DRIVE decided to take it to its real home on the track, and was left speechless by the monstrous motor. More »      

This is an actual human floating in space—IN SPACE!

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Wandering through the bitfields, I just came across this 1995 photograph of Michael Gernhardt floating 200-miles over the Earth on a six-hour spacewalk. I zoomed in and looked in awe for a couple of minutes, pondering the chain of events, the Herculean effort that put and kept this man alive in space. Read more...

Engadget Daily: HTC Desire 816 review, the perks of being verified and more!

Today, we investigate the perks of being verified on social media, review the HTC Desire 816, look at Distiller's new social network for whiskey lovers and learn about the NFL's next-gen stat technology. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from...

A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Howard the Duck Apparently Makes a Cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Remember Howard the Duck? Probably not in detail, but the unusual, somewhat existentialist Marvel character is about to make a comeback with an apparent cameo in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And he actually looks pretty bad ass. Read more...

A Book of Tweets By People Claiming They're Working on Their Novels

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Novels aren't going to write themselves, you know. But when they don't, simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by would-be authors who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something to Twitter about working on their novels. Read more...

Pics of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact shown in new leak

Sony likes to move quickly when it comes to hardware releases, but if the latest leak is to be believed, it might be time for Sony to pump the brakes. On Wednesday, Xperia Blog published images of the alleged Xperia Z3 Compact, a miniature...Show More Summary

888,246 Handmade Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The moat that surrounds the Tower of London has long stood empty and dry. This summer, it's getting filled with 888,246 red ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial soldiers who perished during World War I. Read more...

Facebook's Slingshot now keeps the convo going with reactions to reactions

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's been a little over a month since Facebook unleashed Slingshot, its stab at an ephemeral competitor to Snapchat, so it seems about the right time for it to get its first update. Slingshot, if you'll recall, is a unique messaging app that requires...

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