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Facebook’s Feed Tinkering, The Social Experiment That Foreshadowed Tsu

Who remembers Facebook’s social experiment this past March, when Facebook manipulated the data seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine their emotional outlook. In fact the techie scientists at Facebook actually published heir...Show More Summary

GoPro mount for Galileo helps the beginner capture pro-level videos

Shooting a video with a GoPro camera is something that adrenaline junkies as well as video enthusiasts love to do, especially when they happen to be in a position that does not happen every single day – such as skydiving or bungee jumping. Show More Summary

Nintendo 3DS Ninjhax Homebrew Exploit: Release the Hacken

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Jordan “Smealum” Rabet and a team of fellow hackers have finally relased the first exploit that allows homebrew applications to run on any Nintendo 3DS model. Called Ninjhax, the software takes advantage of a previously obscure …

Welcome to Jurassic World With This New Teaser Trailer

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Universal Studios just released a 20-second teaser trailer for the upcoming forth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World—and it feels great to be back. Read more...

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Princess Leia Fleece Robe Has Hoodie Hair Buns

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

When the average Star Wars geek thinks of Princess Leia, two things come to mind: that Slave Leia outfit in Return of the Jedi and hair buns. Even Spaceballs made fun of those silly hair buns.…

Want To Find A Goldfish In Your Cup Of Tea?

Dealing with tea bags can be a bit square, man. They totally look all alike. It's just not my bag. That is all starting to change though. These Goldfish Tea Bags are a unique idea that a company in Taiwan has come up with to make tea time just a little less boring, but just as relaxing. Show More Summary

The Next Big Piracy Battle Could Be Over Your Smartwatch

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Smartwatches enter a wearable realm that have long been dominated by luxury brands like Omega, Mondaine, Swatch, and Armani. It's these same brands that are also none to pleased about their own designs slowly spreading throughout the internet and onto our smartwatches. Read more...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look...

Bacon Maker: Push Button, Literally Receive Bacon

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

For the two people who haven’t heard of it, the Push Button, Receive Bacon meme refers to the signage on many hand dryers, where the drawing of heat emanating from the dryer looks like strips of…

IcosaLEDron: A 20-Sided Light Up Ball

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Tired of balls that are just balls, and not glowing geometric constructions of electronics and wonderment? Get yourself an IcosaLEDron, the latest in Platonic solids loaded up with RGB LEDs. The folks at Afrit Labs wanted a fun, glowy device that would show off the capabilities of IMUs and MEMS accelerometers. Show More Summary

The Netherlands' Tallest Church Looks Even More Amazing From a Drone

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it's difficult to be too upset about this filming technique's unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking. Read more...

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...

Using the ESP8266 as a Web-enabled sensor

A few months ago, the ESP8266 came onto the scene as a cheap way to add WiFi to just about any project that had a spare UART. Since then, a few people have figured out how to get this neat chip running custom firmware, opening the doors to an Internet of Things based around an ESP8266. Show More Summary

Jolla’s Open Source iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. It has since pushed past the $1 million mark, with around $1.18M now pledged from more than 7,370 backers of the Indiegogo campaign. Read More

This Shoe Repair Video Can Provoke Intense Pleasure Waves

Video: If you experience ASMR, prepare to feel some intense pleasure watching this video of a guy repairing shoes. The machines pressing down, the cutting of the sole, the sanding, the stitching, the brushing of the glue. It’s a symphony of satisfying noises. It’s the only soundtrack you need. More »      

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

Video: One man believes he has found the perfect solution to staying dry in the wet: fancy pants. Dan Bransfield’s case against umbrellas is a surprisingly strong one. They’re laughably ineffective, obtrusive, messy and unreliable. More »      

Give Your Internet Service Provider Less Money, Get a SURFboard SB1683 Instead

I don’t know who your local malignant growth of a cable internet provider is, but chances are they’re making you pay a monthly rental fee for the mediocre modem they deigned to provide you when you signed away your life to them. Time to send that modem back and get yourself a proper one that can do more, faster. Show More Summary

Cosplaying as HAL 9000

2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the greatest films of all time, but unlike every other masterpiece of SciFi, you’re not going find many people cosplaying as characters from the movie. Going as a monolith to a con would be hilarious,Show More Summary

Sony Alpha 7 II Is Their First Handheld Camera With 5-Axis Stabilization

Sony’s follow-up to their mirrorless ?7 interchangeable lens camera is in a lot of ways the same as its predecessor. That said, the marquee new feature on the ?7 II is a head-turner for professionals and enthusiasts alike—5-axis stabilization, something previously only found in the Olympus E-M5. Show More Summary

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