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If This Robot Spinning a Serbian Man Isn't Art, I Don't Know What Is

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What is art? According to Plato, art is an imitation of an imitation, a mere illusion twice removed from the reality of the eternal Forms. According to me, art is something I like looking at. Read more...

Future Movers: VW's Electric Car To Charge 500KM In 15 Minutes

Tired of walking? Future Movers is our roundup of last week’s biggest news in powered transport. Whether it’s a car, a bike, a plane or something in between, you’ll find the Aussie angle on it right here. More »      

4 High-Tech Father's Day Gifts For The Outdoorsy Dad

If your Dad is the outdoorsy type, or if he likes camping or hiking, but he’s also a bit of a techy, then you’d be in a bind trying to find him an appropriate gadget that’s not a USB battery pack. But we can help you out. Here are four high-tech toys that your outdoorsy Dad will love this Father’s Day. More »      

Microsoft Maps Put Melbourne In The Sea (But It's All Wikipedia's Fault)

If you searched on Bing maps last week for Melbourne, you would have instead been re-directed to a spot in the North Pacific Ocean, off the East coast of Japan. How did this happen? Bing was using inaccurate information from Wikipedia, namely, Wikipedia didn’t include the all-important South on the co-ordinates. More »      

Hackaday Links: August 28, 2016

E-paper looks awesome, but it’s a pain to work with. You need only look at the homebrew implementations of e-paper drivers and the mess of SMD components for proof of that. [jarek] wanted to play around with e-paper and developed this tiny little driver for a Teensy. Show More Summary

Review & Install: K40 RL360i Radar Detector & Optix Laser Defusers

Speeding tickets suck. It’s not just the cost of the fine, but the potential for insurance increases, and the inconvenience of time spent either fighting the ticket and/or going to traffic school. But speeding tickets aren’t…

iPad Games Are Better Than Sedatives For Kids In Surgery

Allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anaesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional sedatives, new research has shown. Not only that, but the parent’s axiety is lowered too — and the anaesthesia works better. More »      

3D Print Your Own Transformers Matrix Of Leadership So Optimus Prime Doesn't Have To Die

30 years ago, every kid who was lucky enough to see Transformers: The Movie in theatres must have had something stuck in their eye when Optimus Prime died. But if the Autobots had had access to a 3D printer, maybe Optimus wouldn’t have...Show More Summary

When Two Memes Collide: Dr. Jill Stein Speaks Out About Harambe

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein went where no other presidential nominee has dared to go Sunday, when she realized a statement three months after the death of beloved gorilla and current meme, Harambe. Read more...

Open Source SNES to USB Converter Lets You Emulate Legally

[ Andrew Milkovich] was inspired build his own Super Nintendo cartridge reader based on a device we covered a n eternity (in internet years) ago. The device mounts a real cartridge as a USB mass storage device, allowing you to play your games using an emulator directly from the cart. This uses a Teensy++ 2.0  at its core. Show More Summary

Spend Your Sunday Playing Around With This Cool Wind Map

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Whether you’re a wind enthusiast, a cartography connoisseur or just a bored person online, Windyty is a website you’ll likely have a good time messing around with. Read more...

Year-Long Simulation of Humans Living on Mars Comes To an End

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One year ago, six volunteers—an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist, and a soil scientist — entered a 36-by-20 foot dome , located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate what living conditions would be like on Mars. Today they re-emerged from their year-long isolation. Read more...

Man Gets Stuck In Toilet While Trying to Get Friend's Phone Back

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s a cautionary tale and it’s one about letting the tech you love go. And not climbing into literal shit holes. Read more...

This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

Over the past few years, Siri's functionality and reliability has improved by leaps and bounds. Not only is Siri's feature-set more expansive than ever, but it operates much more quickly and does a much better job at understanding and processing language. Show More Summary

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