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IRL: Keeping a journal with Day One

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Trying to keep a journal has always been difficult for me. Before the age of smartphones, I tried to rely on text files or a physical notepad. If I wasn't forgetting to write down my thoughts, I was losing the file or my handwriting was so bad it...

How Drones Are Being Used To Track Malaria

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

America's got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren't all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn't stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight the spread of infectious disease. Read more...

Trolley Tracks Once Ran Through The Beaches Of Los Angeles

Trolleys once rivalled the crashing surf in the soundscape of Southland beaches. Along much of the Southern California coast from Santa Monica to Redondo and from Long Beach to Newport, a red dot — a distant Pacific Electric car — would appear down the shore. Show More Summary

Humans' Inherent Curiosity Stems From A Long, Protracted Childhood

Curiosity is one of our most basic traits and we have a lot to thank for it. Without the primal urge to always want to see what lies over the next hill, or the other the ocean, or beyond the confines of our atmosphere, humans would still be living — quite literally — in the stone age. Show More Summary

You Can Buy An Ejector Seat From An F-4 Phantom For Quick Escapes

If you’re an aviation enthusiast, there’s a lot of fun stuff to be found in Boeing’s online store. But none are as unique — and some would say even historic — as this authentic de-commissioned ejector seat from an McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet, one of the US military’s workhorses of the Vietnam War. More »      

[Harrison Krix's] Marriott Chariot

Atlanta’s Mini Maker Faire had plenty of booths to keep visitors busy, but the largest spectacle by far was the racetrack smack-dab in the middle, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more eye-catching contender than [Harrison Krix's]...Show More Summary

Amazing Predator Body Art: Get to the Choppa!

At first I thought this was a painting of a Predator’s face on a canvas. Then I thought it was shirt. Nope. This is actually a Predator’s face painted on Paul Roustan’s torso with his arms…

The Story Behind The Brooklyn Bridge's Most Famous Photo

You know that ubiquitous photo of workers hanging off the Brooklyn Bridge’s wires? The one plastered on every coffee cup, poster and pint glass sold in NYC? It wasn’t always so famous. In fact, its photographer was completely unknown until the late 1990s. More »      

The 5 Coolest New Parks And Public Spaces In The US

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the US. But what’s even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: a freeway, a shopping centre, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard and a cemetery. More »      

India’s Anti-Rape Jeans: Innovative Aid Against Sexual Violence

In a country beseiged with terrible statistics concerning the incidence of rape, which occurrs ever 22 minutes, two young Indian women have harnessed the worlds of both fashion and technology by creating a pair of special jeans installed with a button that sends signals to both family and police. Read on to learn more about these unique jeans and the women who created them.

Divoom Airbeat-10 is a unique Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone

When it comes to having the right kind of Bluetooth speaker, there are many different models out there that one is able to choose from – making it rather challenging for a newcomer to pick and choose one that fits the bill (as well as the wallet, of course). Show More Summary

What It Takes To Transport 112 Tons of Arctic Ice Over 2,000 Miles

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and a Greenlandic geologist fished 112 tons of ice out of a Greenland fjord and shipped it to Copenhagen. Read more...

BioLite KettleCharge Will Give You Clean Water And A Fully Charged Phone

How many times have you been stuck in the woods with a dying phone and no water? I know, I know, it happens to me all of the time, too. However, if I had a BioLite KettleCharge, it would never happen, because KettleCharge boils water while charging your phone or device.

From Earth: A More Subtle Take on Figuring out an Alien Civilization

Normally, in games, alien cultures seem to be designed to be convenient, rather than plausible. Why is it that everybody but Hutts and Wookiees speaks English, regardless of the planet of origin or species. Here on…

Investigating the science in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Even the most well respected filmmakers have been known to bend the truth a bit when it comes to depicting science on the silver screen, throwing accuracy to the wind in favor of trivialities like "plot" and "drama." We kid, of course. But how does...

Until Dawn brings hokey teen horror to the PlayStation 4

I only jumped once. Honestly, just once while I played through a demo of Until Dawn, the first major title from developer Supermassive Games. Until Dawn is less psychological thriller and more schlocky horror, but there isn’t nearly enough of that on the home consoles. Show More Summary

?This Valet App Might Be The Next Best Thing To Uber

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Parking in most major cities – and San Francisco, in particular – sucks. More often then not, when the wife and I head into the city for a night out, we park somewhere cheap and Uber our way around. It's both idiotic and costly, but it beats circling for a space for 45 minutes and then walking 10 blocks. That's why Luxe sounds so damn enticing. Read more...

USB Travel Shaver – tiny, portable and effective

Is there nothing that the humble USB port cannot do these days? Well, for those who tend to travel a whole lot, if you do happen to stay at swanky hotels as part of your job’s perks, then good for you. Other folks who need to look out for budget accommodation while having to duke it out with others for a particular tender might have to live in far more...

A Google Executive Just Crushed Felix Baumgartner's Free Fall Record

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Move aside, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, fell from the top of the stratosphere this morning, plummeting nearly 26 vertical miles in the span of about 15 minutes. In doing so, he has broken Baumgartner's 2012 record for world's highest-altitude free fall – and by a pretty sizable margin. Read more...

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

We’ve featured Kenji Ishida’s progress regarding his transforming robot over the years. The first three models we saw were already coveted toys, but Kenji made it clear early on that his ultimate goal was to create…

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