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Hydropower from a Washing Mashine

Living off the grid is an appealing goal for many in the hacker community, perhaps because it can fulfill the need to create, to establish independence, to prepare for the apocalypse, or some combination of all those things. [Buddhanz1]...Show More Summary

This Is Why You Can’t Get WiFi Signal In That One Room In Your Home

How is it possible that you got this powerful router, and yet this one bathroom on the second floor never gets any darn WiFi? Jason Cole, a PhD student in The post This Is Why You Can’t Get WiFi Signal In That One Room In Your Home appeared first on OhGizmo!.

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?

Given how not-so-well most smartwatches have sold so far, Apple would have to be crazy to charge $400 for the iWatch unless it brought something truly new to the table… right? Re/code’s sources say that Apple execs “have discussed charging...Show More Summary

You Can Buy This Adorable, Original Soviet Spacesuit For Your Dog

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Is your dog made of tough stuff? Is it calm under pressure? Is it smart, patient and loyal? Then maybe it would make a great space dog—and if so this is just the outfit for your precocious pooch. Read more...

Artists Makes Fantastic Art out of Post-it Notes

I am a big fan of Post-It Notes, mostly because I can stick them to my monitor to help me remember to do all the crap I need to do. That’s all I really think of…

UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites

When a piracy site is targeted by authorities, the owner's usual trick is to move the website to another domain (and sometimes hosting provider) to re-establish access for users. The Pirate Bay is probably the biggest example of this, which has spent...

New Toyota Mark X Yellow Label – A Better, Brighter Camry?

Toyota's Mark X (pronounced “Mark EX”) offers Camry-class car buyers a front engine/rear drive alternative (with optional AWD) to the popular front-drive Camry. Now Toyota's sweetening the deal by offering specially-trimmed versions of the Mark X in a choice of colors including the lemon-hued Yellow Label.

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. Show More Summary

Archos 50b Platinum smartphone offers versatility without breaking the bomb

When it comes to the world of smartphones, there are dime a dozen models out there in the market. However, if you are short on time to read up on all of the relevant reviews in the past, and would like a swift recommendation, perhaps the Archos 50b Platinum could prove to be quite the winner here. After all, surely one would not expect too much from a $149 handset,...

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to...

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

Because you can never have enough apps in your life, we’ve decided to comb through a recent thread of new Android app recommendations over at Reddit’s Android community and pluck out the best gems for your enjoyment. Some of these apps have been out for a while but some of them are brand new so don’t be shocked if they come with bugs. Show More Summary

This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From a Sheet of Laser-Cut Steel

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D—but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, it's put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape. Read more...

Vodafone ditches Phones4u to go all in with Dixons Carphone

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Dixons Carphone is only (officially) a month old, but it's already dealt a huge blow to one of its rivals. In its battle to provide UK consumers with the best value smartphone deals, the newly-formed company today announced that it's signed an...

Xenomorph Chestburster Shirt is My Kind of Costume

With September here, Halloween is right around the corner and we will all need a costume of some sort. I’m not that big on dressing up in a real costumes so I usually stick with a…

New iPhone 6 phablet photos reveal a critical detail that might affect your buying decision

The iPhone Air – which is what some people believe the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model will be called – has appeared in a new series of images provided by French publication Nowhereelse, a steady source for iPhone 6 leaks. The new photos reveal...Show More Summary

RC Car To Missile Launching Robot offers more than the usual serving

I do wonder how many of us are excited with any more Transformers movies that movie studios have lined up in the future – surely the fast paced action of transforming robots into vehicles that is too much of a blur for us to appreciate properly, even in an IMAX cinema, is a fad that has long overstayed its welcome? Who knows, really, as some others might still be as...

Drinking tea could help you live longer

Do you reach for the kettle when you crawl out of bed, have a cup of tea mid-morning, after every meal, and about 800 other times a day? Do you hate wandering too far out of range of people who know how to make a good PG Tips? (And if not, are you sure you’re really British?) OK, I might... The post Drinking tea could help you live longer appeared first on Shiny Shiny.

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