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Rainy Day Fun by Calculating Pi

If you need a truly random event generator, just wait till your next rainstorm. Whether any given spot on the ground is hit by a drop at a particular time is anyone’s guess, and such randomness is key to this simple rig that estimates...Show More Summary

Here's What Being on Mars Sounds Like

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

None of us will probably ever make it to the red planet but if you want to get a feel for what Mars would sound like (or hear what it’s like from inside an airlock), saddle up with this video from Cody’s Lab. He drops a camera inside a vacuum chamber and then turns down the pressure to mimic what it’s like on Mars. Show More Summary

How to decode Pokemon Go’s new appraisal feature

Many of the updates Niantic has released for Pokemon Go over the past month have been to address bugs and server issues, but this week, the developer surprised players with a brand new feature that hadn't been previously announced. The...Show More Summary

Realize the Truth… There Is No Word Clock

Do you always look at it encoded? – Well you have to. The image translators work for the construct program. Word clocks are supposed to de-encode time into a more readable format. Luckily  [Xose Pérez] managed to recover the encodedShow More Summary

This Guy's Ugly Lego Creations Make Beautiful Shadow Art

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With the lights on, John V. Muntean’s Lego creations look like something a five-year-old would build. “Look, mommy, it’s a horse!” But turn the lights off, shine a spotlight on these creations, and suddenly their real raison d’être is revealed; intricate shadow designs that change as each mass of Lego bricks is turned. Read more...

Watch Stephen Colbert’s hilarious ‘interview’ with Ryan Lochte

Although the incredible athletic performances and moving human stories should have taken center stage at the Olympics, we were unfortunately too distracted by the saga of Ryan Lochte to pay much attention to the actual competitions. MUST...Show More Summary

Watch SNL comedians break character in a supercut of skits that were too funny to handle

Saturday Night Live is always a great source of laughs, featuring a regular cast of great comedians and guest stars that add an extra layer of fun. Some of the greatest SNL sketches aren’t only memorable because of the great jokes and actors playing all sorts of weird characters, however. Show More Summary

Roomba vs Poop: Teaching Robots to Detect Pet Mess

Imagine this: you come home after a day at work. As you open the door, your nose is the first alert that something is very, very wrong. Instead of the usual house smell, your nose is assaulted with the distinctive aroma that means your dog had an accident. Show More Summary

Watch Carbon Fiber Totally Unravel Under Extreme Pressure

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever see the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fiber get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it, the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. Show More Summary

HTC Vive Gives Autonomous Robots Direction

The HTC Vive is a virtual reality system designed to work with Steam VR. The system seeks to go beyond just a headset in order to make an entire room a virtual reality environment by using two base stations that track the headset and controller in space. Show More Summary

KFC is Now Making Their Own Sunscreen

You know those times when you’re on the beach tanning, and you’re also really craving a bucket of chicken? No, not really? Well you probably aren’t the only one, but that didn’t stop Kentucky Fried Chicken from making fried chicken-scented 30 SPF sunscreen — because nothing is sexier than smelling like chicken on the beach. Show More Summary

A suspicious number of iPhones are breaking right before an iPhone launch

Planned obsolescence is one of those quasi-conspiracy theories that sits right alongside the breakfast-industrial complex as making you a weird dinner party guest. But it's true that modern electronics have a shelf life, and a bunchShow More Summary

Why the Joker in The Dark Knight Was the Ultimate Villain

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Even if you didn’t see Suicide Squad and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, you’d already know that it would never have topped Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight anyway. Show More Summary

Time Lapse Rig Puts GoPro into Orbit – in Your Shop

The combination of time-lapse photography and slow camera panning can be quite hypnotic – think of those cool sunset to nightfall shots where the camera slowly pans across a cityscape with car lights zooming by. [Frank Howarth] wanted...Show More Summary

All About Biosignals

DIY medical science is fun stuff. One can ferret out many of the electrical signals that make the body run with surprisingly accessible components and simple builds. While the medical community predictably dwells on the healthcare uses...Show More Summary

Watch Gravity Satisfyingly Foil This World Record Domino Tower Attempt

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sometimes failure isn’t always a bad thing. This 19-foot tall domino tower was only ten layers away from officially becoming the second tallest in the world—but then gravity claimed yet another victim. As heartbreaking it is to see all...Show More Summary

RGB LEDs: How to Master Gamma and Hue for Perfect Brightness

You would think that there’s nothing to know about RGB LEDs: just buy a (strip of) WS2812s with integrated 24-bit RGB drivers and start shuffling in your data. If you just want to make some shinies, and you don’t care about any sortShow More Summary

What Happens When a Shopping Cart Hits a Wall at 72 MPH

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We’ve all had the occasional shopping cart fender bender while coming around a blind corner at the end of an aisle. But here’s what would happen if you were trying to speed through a grocery store at 72 miles per hour, got distracted by a free sample, and then slammed your cart head-on into a concrete wall. Read more...

Brand new video shows off the updated PS4 Slim controller

We still have plenty of time to go until Sony officially unveils its next-gen console, and a refresh of the standard model, but one of two upcoming PlayStation models has already leaked. We’ve seen plenty of images and videos of the PS4 Slim model, including a clip that shows the new console booting. Show More Summary

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