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8 amazing people who are rethinking the way you use technology

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The modern-day 21st century explorer is exploring uncharted territories in new ways that Christopher Columbus could never even have dreamed of. Meet eight amazing individuals who are pushing boundaries in the field of technology. Are...Show More Summary

Denon unveils its first receivers with extra-immersive Dolby Atmos sound

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you're wondering just when you can envelop yourself in Dolby Atmos sound at home, Denon is more than happy to tell you. The home theater firm says it will launch two Atmos-equipped AV receivers, the X4100W and X5200W, in the US this October....

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty...Show More Summary

Sainsbury’s supermarket to be powered entirely by its own food waste

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's an unfortunate fact that every day around the world, supermarkets throw out tons of food that has spoiled before it could be purchased. While it would be best if that spoilage could be avoided in the first place, British grocery...Show More Summary

New Round of Astronaut or Not: Most Outrageous Component

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

  And so ends round 2 of Astronaut or Not. We asked you to vote for the projects “most likely to be used in other projects”. Again you didn’t disappoint. We had a mountain of votes, and happily gave away a Bukito portable 3D printerShow More Summary

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers...Show More Summary

How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. The Venice Time Machine will digitize...Show More Summary

These Graphic Prints Conceal The Entire Text of Your Favorite Books

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are lots of different kinds of love out there, but perhaps none more pure than between people and their favorite books. You could keep a copy of your one and only out at all times, prominently placed on a shelf at home, or youShow More Summary

Review: Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Logitech launched its Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard which is aimed at those who have a PC connected to the big screen and need a companion for presentations or enjoying a movie on the couch. It illuminates in the dark and also allows...Show More Summary

Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high...Show More Summary

An Automatic Parachute Will Keep You From Being Hit With a Drone

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's the thing about drones—and really any machine that flies: If something goes wrong, it will fall to the ground. And if you are in the way, it will hurt you. That's why DJI is rolling out a new feature called DropSafe to ensure that a falling drone doesn't fall too hard. Read more...

This 45-Story Slum Could Finally Become a Finished Skyscraper

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There is perhaps no unfinished skyscraper more infamous than Torre de David, a 45-story shell of a building that has informally housed about 5,000 Venezuelans since 2007. Now the property that has become known as the world's tallest slum is being acquired by Chinese investors, and this week, the government began evicting residents. Read more...

No, LG, we don’t want to play in your circle

The LG G3 is one of the latest Android beasts to hit stores, and one of the few smartphones that actually packs a high-resolution 2K display that offers users an even better mobile experience, whether they’re browsing the web, watching videos or – especially – playing games. Show More Summary

How to Turn An Old Satellite Dish Into a Working Radio Telescope

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Radio telescopes, which you may remember Jodie Foster intently listening to for signs of alien life in Contact, pluck out radio waves from far away space. Ordinary communications satellite dishes also pick up radio waves, but of manmade origin. Show More Summary

The Birdwatchers On This Clock Are Trying To Spot a Rare Cuckoo

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The designers at Studio Kuadra have deconstructed the iconic cuckoo clock for this amusing new timepiece that introduces a pair of bird watchers, obsessively hoping to catch a glimpse of the cuckoo in a nearby tree at the top of the hour. Read more...

Uber's back on Windows Phone minus some key features

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you've hailed an Uber ride on a Windows Phone handset, you're aware that the you were beamed to the service's mobile site rather via a full-fledged app. That changed today, as the taxi outfit returns to Microsoft's mobile OS with proper software....

Valve's Crazy Steam Controller Is One Step Closer to Being Normal

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When Valve first announced its controller for the Steambox, it was a weird little dude with strange, small buttons and a touchscreen. And for as weird as it was, it was kind of great. Then it lost the touchscreen for standard buttons and a D-pad. And now it's getting a thumbstick. Read more...

THP Entry: Cut Energy Consumption by 30 percent with this WiFi XBee Setup

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Let’s be honest. Paying electricity bills sucks. The amount paid is always too much, and the temperatures in the building are rarely set at a comfortable level. But now, with the help of this DIY Climate Control system, power-users can...Show More Summary

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