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The LA Gas Leak Was So Bad You Could See It From Space

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon earlier this year was already one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Several months later, however, it has now gained the additional distinction of being the first industrial methane point-source visible from outer space. Read more...

World’s Quietest Window Air Conditioner is whisper quiet

What used to be considered as a luxury can be said to a necessity in this day and age – and I am referring to the air conditioner. After all, there are those nights when it is simply way too hot, where even the ceiling fan turned on at full speed with all of the windows opened are simply not good enough. With so many different kinds of air conditioner...

This joy-riding teenager is about to be so grounded

Let's say you're a 16-year-old who took your mom's car on a totally illegal joyride and hit a parked car. Should you A: call the police, report the incident, and face your mother's wrath, or B: hit-and-run, drive to your friend's house,...Show More Summary

Paranoid cybersecurity pro on vacation thwarts card-stealing scammers

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Some might call you paranoid, but who cares. You’re taping up your webcam in the name of security, and you’re checking the ATMs you use to spot skimmers. At least, you should be. If […]

A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths to the Next Level

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Replacing desktop 3D printers with hand-held 3D-printing pens never quite lived up to the promise of letting users turn sketches into real-life objects. And that’s partly because 3D-printing pens aren’t as forgiving as this 3D Foam Pen that swaps melted plastic for soap suds. Read more...

Wow, This Credit Card Skimmer Is Sneaky

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

ATM skimmers are so successful is because they’re nearly impossible to catch. They’re cheap and easy to make and just slide onto anything you might use to swipe a card, stealing your information in the process. They’re also part of the reason you have to use that annoying chip card that takes forever to process. Read more...

Fancy footwear lets amputees get their game on

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When Gyorgy (George) Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, many people might have assumed that his gaming days were over. That's far from being the case, however. Working with two other Johns Hopkins University grad students, he's developed a prototype system that lets upper-body amputees control games using their feet. Show More Summary

Don’t fall prey to this clever piracy extortion scam

For as detestable as they are, scammers are undeniably clever and resourceful. In the most recent example which highlights the lengths to which scammers will go to swindle people out of the hard-earned money, Torrent Freak directs us...Show More Summary

This selfie flash is ridiculous, but it’s still not as lame as a selfie stick

Selfies may have become an inescapable part of modern society, but we might never fully adjust to seeing people walking around with selfie sticks. Yes, they're helpful and yes, they meet an obvious need, but they still completely spoil the moment for anyone and anything around. Show More Summary

Review: Acton’s Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote

As you can already tell, this is an electric skateboard. It’s not my first rodeo on one either, and it won’t be my last. But here’s something I learned the past few days: Acton’s budget-friendly electric skateboard has been the least fulfilling of the electric rolling planks I’ve ridden. Summed up, it’s an electric skateboard with a few quirks. Price as… Read More

It's Your Fault For Ordering A Cocktail That's Both Frozen and On Fire

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, because I also lit the glass on fire. Read more...

These Coffee-Infused Cocktails Are the Hair of the Dog You've Been Looking For

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Standard remedies for a hangover are generally limited to greasy food, a strong cup of coffee, or more booze. Order those mozzarella sticks from bed, because we’ve got the other two covered. You can thank us later. Read more...

Ancient Insects Had Some Pretty Funky Camo

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New evidence shows that insects were using camouflage to hide from their predators as many as 100 million years ago—and wow did these ancient bugs ever employ some strange forms of deception. Read more...

Baby Turtles Getting Hypnotized For Science Is So Cute It Hurts

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Baby sea turtles don’t really need our help being adorable, but remarkably, scientists have figured out a way to make the tiny shelled reptiles even more mind-numbingly cute: by hypnotizing them. Read more...

Flower power: Transparent rose-petal skin enhances solar cells

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We humans tend to pat ourselves on the back when we make strides in converting the sun's light into energy through solar technology, but plants have been doing much the same thing on Earth for thousands of years. Realizing this, a team...Show More Summary

Foster a Robot, Explore Your Home Planet

The robots we’ve sent to explore other worlds in our stead are impressive feats of engineering. But stuck at the bottom of our gravity well as we are, they are fantastically expensive ventures that are out of reach of the DIY community. Show More Summary

A bug in Chrome makes pirating Netflix and Amazon movies easy

Bad news for Google, good news for pirates: a pair of security researchers have found a flaw in the way the Chrome browser unpacks encrypted video. It's all rather technical, but the upshot is that pirates have an easy way to save DRM-ed...Show More Summary

Bryan Cranston joins the Power Rangers movie as Zordon

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

The new Power Rangers film has their Zordon and the Breaking Bad/Power Rangers memes are already flying. If you’re asking yourself how an Emmy-winning actor like Bryan Cranston ends up playing a floating […]

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