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It's Time To Revist The Shawshank Redemption

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It took Tim Robbins twenty years to dig his way to freedom through solid concrete; and this year marks the 20th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. That gives you a good reason to re-watch possibly the greatest movie of all time. But heck, you really don't need a reason. Read more...

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...

Want To Make Fortune Cookies With Your Own Fortunes?

Fortune cookies are something that everyone looks forward to at the end of a meal of Chinese food. It is not so much for the cookie itself as for the message inside. While these can be a lot of fun -- especially if you add the words "in bed" to the end, sometimes they can also fall flat. Show More Summary

Band of Horses: The Funeral

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A couple days ago, you might've come across this video of a guy on a bike doing an awesome loop-the-loop for a slightly cringe-worthy promo for Microsoft's Cortana. BUt before he was shilling for #Brands, Danny Macaskill was making far better videos with his friends, and setting them to Band of Horses' breakthrough single, The Funeral. Read more...

Serial Surgery Saves Wacom Tablet from Landfill

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Years ago, [Greg] got a Wacom Artpad II graphics tablet through Freecycle. What’s the catch, you ask? The stylus was long gone. When he found out how expensive a direct replacement would be, the tablet was laid to rest in his spare parts box. Show More Summary

Why All These Ineffective Umbrellas Won't Just Go Away Already

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Winter has officially arrived (just look at Buffalo ) which means it's once again time to battle through streets clogged legions of holiday shoppers wielding eye-poking, rain-dribbling umbrellas. But one man believes he has found the perfect solution to staying dry in the wet: fancy pants. Read more...

Is This GIF The First Footage From Star Wars: Episode 7?

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Major speculation ahead, but a Star Wars fansite is claiming that this GIF of the Millennium Falcon might be the first-ever bit of footage from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What do you think? Read more...

Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that...Show More Summary

Peeing In The Pool Is Gross And May Actually Be Bad For You

Peeing in swimming pools may be hazardous to your health. That’s the message from scientists who have found that compounds in urine mix with chlorine to form chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers. More »      

Briefly: A Radar Image Of Tokyo

This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite earlier this year. The data is so accurate that it can monitor ground movements down to a few millimetres — which helps urban planners know where they can and can’t build. [ESA] More »      

SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Elon Musk's list of crazy/brilliant inventions is getting pretty lengthy, but he's decided to add to the list with the Saturday afternoon unveiling of "X-wing config" wings for the Falcon 9 rocket, and a self-piloting ship to act as a landing pad for the reusable rockets. Read more...

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated...

This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below. Read more...

Solving Arduino’s stk500_getsync() error

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[psgarcha] took a year-old Arduino Uno on an international trip and upon returning found something was wrong. Every time he would try to upload, he would get the dreaded avrdude error, ‘stk500_getsync(): not in sync resp=0×00?. The Rx light would blink a few times during the attempted upload, but the tx light did not. Show More Summary

Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA g

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. It's a tit-for-tat move, after NVIDIA tried to block sales of certain Samsung handsets back in November. [Bloomberg via Engadget] Read more...

This Machine Turns Water And CO2 Into Petrol

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Despite all the efforts to the contrary, it's an uncomfortable truth that our world mostly still runs on oil, made from dead little creatures and pumped from under the ocean. So a machine that could generate oil, without the need for drills or rigs or pipelines, just by combining hydrogen and CO2, sounds quite attractive. Read more...

Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce...

Apple Pay Could Be Coming To Small Businesses, Thanks To Square

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Since it launched last month, Apple's mobile payment system has been doing pretty well for itself. But the list of participating stores, while impressive, is dominated by big names. Thanks to plans to team up with Square, a credit-card processing service for small firms, that could all change. Read more...

Star Wars Death Star Ugly Sweater Style Sweatshirt

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

This year you can celebrate the holidays in a galaxy far, far away with this Star Wars Death Star sweatshirt. Even though you are right here. It will keep you warm and looking geeky. The top…

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