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Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed 

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road). In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft. From Gagarin to Scott Kelly, here’s a brief visual history of the human-spacecraft interface. Read more...

Windows 95 On An Apple Watch

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

What happens if the slick user interface and tight iOS integration of your Apple Watch leave you wanting more? A real operating system, from the days when men were men and computers were big grey boxes! [Nick Lee] solved this unexpected problem with his Watch by getting a working copy of Windows 95 to run on it. Show More Summary

Heart pounding first-person video takes you skydiving with Navy SEALs

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a member of the Navy SEALs Leap Frogs jump team as they leap from an airplane high above Knoxville, Tennessee and skydive down into a football stadium below? Weird, that's very specific of you to have wondered. Show More Summary

The North American Bison Will Soon Be the US National Mammal

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Bald Eagle has long been a national symbol of the United States as the country’s national bird. Now, it’s set to be joined by another animal, the North American Bison, which will soon be made the country’s National Mammal. Read more...

Don’t Tempt the Demo Gods

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Including a live technical demonstration as part of a presentation is a lot like walking a tightrope without a net. Which isn’t to say that we don’t do it — we just keep our fingers crossed and bring our lucky horseshoe. The demo gods...Show More Summary

Watch The Making Of A Spinning Top That Can Spin Upside Down

Video: Watch as Matthias Wandel spins a block of wood on a lathe in order to make a Tippe top, a spinning top that can flip upside down and still spin. It’s a pretty fun toy, because when you think the top is about to fall over, it catches itself onto the surface and flips itself in a completely new direction and keeps on spinning. More »      

Franky Zapata zooms past farthest hoverboard flight record

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A couple of weeks go we revealed the Flyboard Air, jet-ski champion Frank Zapata's latest attempt to launch himself skyward. The Air ditches the jet ski, the hose and the tether of the original Flyboard in favor of a jet-powered board that's reported capable of a top ground speed of 150 km/h. Show More Summary

A Collection Of The Weirdest Junk I've Found On Spotify

I have a tendency to fall down what I’ll call “internet research holes”. Recent romps include reading the entire Daenerys Targaryen character page on the Game of Thrones Wikia, the entire post history of a person who supposedly writes for Total Sorority Move and the collected web history of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marital problems. Show More Summary

Line Following Robot Trains Runners

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

  Can your line following robot move faster than [Usain Bolt] who has been described as “The World’s Fastest Timed Human”? Puma, the athletic footwear, apparel and accessories company, created such a robot to help train their company sponsored athletes. The shoebox-sized robot exceeds [Bolt]’s top speed of 44-km/hour. Show More Summary

Kahn Design unleashes fury on and off road

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Afzal Kahn is one busy man. He spent 2015 announcing and launching new projects through various automotive ventures. Those included the Speed 7, Land Rover Defender 6x6 and Ant-Kahn barchetta. He hasn't slowed down in 2016, with his designs adding flash to auto shows throughout the year. Show More Summary

1btn – an Open Source Dash

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The availability of cheap radios, omni-present WiFi and powerful web services means the IoT wave is here to stay. Amazon got into the act with its “do only one thing” Dash button. But a more interesting solution would be an IoT “do it all” button. [Anand] has been working on his 1btn Open Source WiFi connected IoT button for a while. Show More Summary

A Guide To Marvel's Original Civil War Saga, Which Was Not Good

We couldn’t be more excited about Captain America: Civil War, but we also couldn’t be less enthused with its source material. The comic event was epic, but it was also a mess, where Iron Man inexplicably became a supervillianous arsehole. Show More Summary

McLaren offers up sub-3,000-mile, Concours-condition F1

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The McLaren F1 was the most exciting supercar of its time, and not many cars since have had its level of panache. Now it could be yours (or somebody's, anyway) as McLaren Special Operations Heritage division is selling one of the last...Show More Summary

Weasel takes down Large Hadron Collider

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A small furry animal today took on the largest atom smasher ever made, and won. According to internal documents at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider was knocked out of commission at about 5:30 am CEDT when a weasel caused a "severe electrical perturbation" when it stepped on the bare connections of a 66,000 volt transformer. Show More Summary

Here's How You Play The New Labyrinth Board Game

Remember that new board game from a few weeks ago? Had absolutely no idea how it would play? Join the club. Well, join it temporarily, because once you’ve watched this video, you’ll no longer have membership. More »      

Pied Piper's Compression Code From HBO's Silicon Valley, Compiled

The third season of HBO’s Silicon Valley is now under way and if you caught the first episode, you would have noticed a snippet of Pied Piper’s valuable compression code towards the end of the show. Turns out this code actually compiles, though the output isn’t what you might expect. More »      

See what it’s like to live in solitary confinement with this terrifying VR experience

Virtual reality is responsible for some of the most fascinating experiences in recent memory, from a tour of Chernobyl to some of the most immersive games in the history of the medium. These are all worthwhile applications of the technology,...Show More Summary

Soda Fridge Hack to Fix a Lazy People Problem

[Paul] participated in a hackathon at work and created a hack to help solve what was ultimately a people problem. A soda fridge at work wasn’t getting refilled when empty. Instead of trying to make people less lazy, [Paul] went with making the fridge more needy. The first thing [Paul] did was make a soda fridge refill sensor from a scale. Show More Summary

What Did Star Wars: The Force Awakens Get Wrong?

Hard to believe Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out five months ago. One minute you’re clamouring to watch it in theatres, the next you can walk into just about any department store and grab the Blu-Ray. Five months is also enough time to have carefully considered the film’s flaws and while they are few and far between, they do exist. Spoilers ahead! More »      

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