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Don't Get Duped By Fake Viral Videos

When you see a video online that seems a bit too wild to be true, chances are it probably is. Along with fake news stories, fake viral videos are all over Facebook and YouTube, a lot of them made by people who know what they're doing, which makes it hard to determine whether or not they're on the up and up. Show More Summary

Netflix's Death Note Creators Don't Really Understand The Whitewashing Criticism

Last week, Netflix's Death Note adaptation premiered in New York City and the screening gave its creators a chance to respond to the widespread criticism of the film's whitewashing of Japanese characters and context. Their responses aren't exactly encouraging, but at least they're talking? More »      

A Love Letter To The F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat was a Cold War fighter first deployed in the 1970s. For over 30 years it served the US Navy with distinction, yet its greatest legacy is perhaps found not on the battlefield, but in the hearts of kids like me who grew up with certain cartoons, movies and video games. More »      

Embiggen your Eclipse 2017 Experience with a Sun Funnel

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

As exciting as Eclipse 2017 is going to be this Monday, for some folks it might appear a bit — underwhelming. Our star only occupies about half a degree of the sky, and looking at the partial phase with eclipse glasses might leave you yearning for a bigger image. Show More Summary

Microsoft: Bing's US Market Share Is Wildly Underestimated

Microsoft claims Bing, its search engine for people who have just unboxed a new computer and are trying to find out where to download Chrome, is bigger than you think. More »      

Make A Badge When There Is No Badge Yet

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

What do you do when your keenly anticipated hacker camp releases details of its upcoming badge and you really want to have a go at coding for it, but there are no badges for you to try yet? If you are [Artdanion], this is not a problem,...Show More Summary

Scientists Think They Have Solved An Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy's dark, wandering orbs, are some of space's most perplexing features. They're larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they're just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their mysteries. More »      

Hackaday Prize Entry: Engine Control Units and Arduinos

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The modern internal combustion engine is an engineering marvel. We’re light-years ahead of simple big blocks and carburetors, and now there are very fast, very capable computers sensing adjusting the spark timing, monitoring the throttle position, and providing a specific amount of power to the wheels at any one time. Show More Summary

Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders. Gamma rays, fast radio bursts and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes and the black hole's less-dense cousins, the neutron star. Show More Summary

Reamer Regrinding Using a Toolpost Spindle

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

How often have you wished you could reduce the size of a drillbit? [Ben Katz] has a bunch of projects in mind that use a tight-tolerance 22mm bore–but he didn’t have a 22mm reamer handy. Rather than buy one, he thought, why not regrind a larger one to the right size? He first ground down the shank to fit in the lathe’s drill chuck. Show More Summary

Logic Gates Under (Air) Pressure

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

We’ve always been fascinated at the number of ways logic gates can spring into being. Sure, we think of logic gates carrying electrons, but there are so many other mechanical means to do the same thing. Another method that sometimes has a practical use is fluidic or pneumatic logic. Show More Summary

Relive The Squishiest Highlights Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season Two In This Gloriously Gross Supercut

Video. Starz has yet to reveal the season three premiere date for horror comedy Ash vs. Evil Dead (apparently, even star Bruce Campbell doesn't know when the show will be back). In the meantime, you can peek at what has to be one of the grossest DVD bonus features ever below. More »      

Project Kino: Robotic Jewelry And Tech Accessory

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Researchers from MIT and Stanford are taking the ‘person’ in ‘personal assistant’ to mean something more literal with these robots that scurry around on the user’s clothing. Project Kino — inspired by living jewelry — are robotic accessories that use magnetic gripping wheels on both sides of the clothing to move about. Show More Summary

Zoo Is Gonna Have A Tough Time Topping Last Week's Giant, Invisible, Human-Gobbling Snake 

When we made that recent list of Zoo's 19 craziest moments, we suspected that the show -- currently careening through its the third season -- would up the ante and get even more insane. And last week, it did. Like, mega-giant invisible snake insane. More »      

Fresh-Pressed Clothes Courtesy of TEO, the Iron Man

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

As with many tasks, robots may soon be ironing our clothes for us before we leave for work. Built by a team from the University Carlos III de Madrid’s robotics lab in Getafe, Spain, TEO is a highly articulated robot, that can climb stairs,...Show More Summary

Lost For Over A Century, This Is Now The Oldest Known Original Photo Of A US President

Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged -- and it's now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence. More »      

A Jurassic Park T-Rex the Size Of Your Torso, And More Of The Most Amazing Toys This Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our gathering of the most wonderful, and often most ludicrous, merchandise we've seen on the web this week. This time, we have our best look yet at the new anime Godzilla, some very funky Star Wars and Star Trek coasters, and a rather large T-Rex. More »      

Best Laptops for Journalism Students: What You Need to Consider

Looking for the best laptop for journalism students? It’s exciting starting off on your future and finding the right laptop for school is critical.  What is needed for one program of study is not the same for every student and everyShow More Summary

Watch a motorcyclist fly over 250 feet off a cliff and live to tell the tale

There's nothing remotely cool about accidentally flying 250 feet off of a cliff — that is, unless you survive and your motorcycle's camera records the entire thing. A motorcyclist named Matthew Murray found himself in these unfortunate...Show More Summary

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