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Nokia Lumia 930: Australian Review

It’s been slow-going for Microsoft’s adopted little brother, Nokia, but after a hard slog, the phone maker is finally starting to gain ground. The Lumia 930 is the next great hope for Nokia. Does it have what it takes to play with the big boys from Samsung, HTC and Apple? More »      

Firefly Space Systems unveils Alpha launch vehicle design with aerospike engine

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The signs of a healthy industry isn't just growth or innovation, but a tendency to reach out and fill niche markets. A case in point is the small satellite launch company Firefly Space Systems, which recently unveiled its planned Alpha launcher. Show More Summary

The Antlers: Hotel

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Summer can't be all wild beach parties and fireworks and Songs of the Summer. There's dim-roomed sunburn agony and thunderstorm-brokered power outages too—and these darker moments need their own playlist. Here's one nominee: Hotel, a foggy track off of the Antler's latest album, Familiars. Read more...

What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Windows

The tech world is abuzz with speculation on what Microsoft is planning for the next generation of its operating system to replace Windows 8. More »      

Google's Play Store is getting a big, visually intensive makeover

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Many would argue that the Google Play Store for Android is useful in its current form, but pretty? Not so much. However, there are now signs that it's going to be much better-looking -- if not necessarily more functional. Android Police has obtained...

How NASA Uses the Full Moon to Calibrate Its Earth-Gazing Satellite

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The full moon—like yesterday's glorious event —is a great show for us here on Earth. But for NASA, it also plays a critical role in keeping its Landsat 8 satellite working properly. How? By using the moon exactly like a photographer uses a light meter. Read more...

Doctor Who Season 8 Has A Full-Length Trailer

Grab your sonic screwdrivers and ditch those bow ties, Whovians: Doctor Who‘s eight season is streaking towards us faster than a speeding TARDIS. Here’s the first full trailer for the new season. More »      

Hackaday Links: July 13, 2014

Don’t like sunglasses? Deal with it. They’re the pixeley, retro sunglasses from your favorite animated.GIFs, made real in laser cut acrylic. Points of interest include heat-bent frames made out of a single piece of acrylic. RememberShow More Summary

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of The Weekend

Taking Photos From Inside Fighter Jets Is The Coolest Job Ever Shouldn’t they be focussing instead on, you know, flying the goddamn fighter jet? The Simplest Way To Track Your Sleep Yet I wonder if it can tell me how I accidentally punched...Show More Summary

A Simple Eye Test Could Accurately Detect Alzheimer's

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Current tests for Alzheimer's include expensive tests using brain PET or MRI imaging. But two studies have shown that a simple eye test can detect Alzheimer's accurately at very early stages—just by looking at subjects' retinas. Read more...

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track...

Spectacular Lightning Storm Time-lapse In Chicago

Video This time-lapse was made during the big storm that hit Chicago last week. The dark clouds moving fast and the lightning strikes on the skyscrapers remind me of that scene from Ghostbusters where the city is possessed. Anyway, it’s reassuring to know that Chicago can take it and everything still works fine. More »      

What's the Best Book You've Ever Read About Space Travel?

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week my co-worker Eric Limer recommended The Martian, a book about an astronaut struggling to survive after being stranded on Mars. It's been way too long since I read a book about interplanetary exploration, and it's fantastic to be back. Read more...

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