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Genius Puts GoPro on Handle of Fireball, Passes It Around a Wedding

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Whiskey finally surpassed vodka this year as the dominant ingredient in America's afterparty vomit. That sounds like good news, because vodka is the world's worst-tasting gin, but it's deceptive. All it really means is that we're drinking more Fireball, that cinnamon-tinged whiskey-in-name-only. Read more...

The week in hashtags: #TheQueenTweets, #FCKH8, #NoJustice, #OttawaStrong

The Queen got in on the act, time went backwards and Twitter got angry… again. Here are the most important hashtags from the past week. #NoJustice, #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence When Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment...Show More Summary


Here’s something that’s just a design study, but [Ivan]‘s Apple IIe phone is a work of art. You’re not fitting a CRT in there, but someone out there has a 3D printer, an old LCD, and a GSM module. Make it happen. See also: the Frog Design...Show More Summary

Super Smash Bros Gets a Revamp with the Microsoft Kinect

[Eric] just sent in this awesome Kinect hack that he and a few friends worked on. Playing Super Smash Bros with a Kinect. The system makes use of two Kinects, and three PCs. The first Kinect records each individual players moves, while the second Kinect watches both players “fight” each other. Show More Summary

Guy Using Wheel Barrow To Do Skateboard Tricks Is Hilariously Absurd

Here’s the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started laughing. And then I started wondering, wait, is this any less ridiculous than skateboarding? More »      

Muse: Showbiz

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

15 years ago, a tiny British alt rock band, led by concert pianist/conspiracy theorist Matthew Bellamy, released their debut album, Showbiz. Nowadays, Muse plays sell-out stadium shows with ridiculous pyrotechnic displays and gymnasts dangling from blimps, but back then, they were just another semi-goth band of community college dropouts. Read more...

Just an awesome two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for an action movie so bad. Good thing John Wick is out in theaters, right? Read more...

Allied aircraft deliver massive bombing to destroy a single ISIS flag

The AFP is reporting (in Spanish) about the massive bombing operation over a single ISIS flag placed on a tiny, almost nonexistent hill next to the Turkish border and the Syrian city of Kobane, which ISIS and Kurdish troops are fighting for. This video was filmed from the Turkish frontier. This is what followed. Read more...

Video: You might not care about 4K TVs, but you still need to watch Sony’s amazing new ad

The next big thing in television might be 4K (or even 5K, for some). Or smarter TVs. Or curvy smart TVs that also do 4K. But that doesn’t mean you really need them, especially 4K big-screen TVs, since there isn’t enough actual 4K content to consume in the first place. Show More Summary

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab

Playing a game in windowed mode makes it easy to switch between the game and other apps. Many games give you the option of running the game in a full screen window, but if you want…

Guy Proposes with a Custom TARDIS

The two most powerful forces in the universe are love and Doctor Who. So when it comes to geeky wedding proposals, if you don’t involve Doctor Who you are doing it wrong. This guy gets it…

PhotoMath Application Solves Algebra Equations Automatically

Remember solving algebra equations in school? Ya, neither do we. It was one of those things you learnt just before the exam, and quickly expunged from your memory afterwards. It The post PhotoMath Application Solves Algebra Equations Automatically appeared first on OhGizmo!.

‘Brain training’ won’t make you smarter or stave off Alzheimer’s after all

Finally: some good news for the lazy, can’t-be-bothered-with-Sudoku types among us. Turns out, ‘brain training’ software and apps aren’t doing a darn thing. Yep, even though Nicole Kidman strongly implied the DS version would make us...Show More Summary

A Complete C64 System, Emulated on an STM32

The Commodore 64 is the worlds bestselling computer, and we’re pretty sure most programmers and engineers above a certain age owe at least some of their career to this brown/beige keyboard that’s also a computer. These engineers are all grown up now, and it’s about time for a few remakes. Show More Summary

I Love the Smell of Rocket Candy in the Morning

[Grant Thompson aka "The King of Random"] has created a great tutorial on making sugar rocket motors. [Grant] is using a fuel based on potassium nitrate and sugar. Known as Rocket Candy or R-Candy in the amateur rocket community, various forms of this mixture have been used for decades. Show More Summary

Is this the best Hallowe’en costume ever?

What happens when you attach LEDs to a toddler in a stick-man formation and film her running around? Here’s what – a video that’s been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube, and a truly awesome business idea. As the Telegraph reports, what started out as a bit of fun has been turned into a full-time business, after the... Show More Summary

Egg-o-matic Egg Mold Makes Hard-Boiled Skulls

The second I saw this weird egg mold, I was reminded of that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where they eat brains right out of monkey skulls. This egg mold makes your…

Mother Takes A Holiday: Selling Women's Liberation With Technology

The 30-minute 1952 film Mother Takes a Holiday was produced by the Whirlpool Corporation to sell washers and dryers. Whether it achieved this goal or not I really don't know, but it's a fascinating artifact of post-war techno-utopian thinking, slathered with a healthy dose of sexism. Read more...

It’s official: Sex started in Scotland, says science

A palaeontologist has discovered when and where reproduction by copulation and internal fertilisation (also known as S-E-X) first took place. Professor John Long from Flinders University in South Australia dates heterosexual, penetrative sex to 385 million years ago in the place that later became Scotland (and OK, fine, to Estonia and China, too. Show More Summary

Man Finishes Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007 & Zelda: OoT in Less Than 1 Hour

So you’ve finished some of your favorite game more times than you can count. You know all the shortcuts and can even finish them in one sitting. What’s your next challenge? If you’re YouTuber KarlJobst, you…

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