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Players Help Power the Lights on This Soccer Field Just by Running

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As they make their way up and down the field chasing the ball, the players on this new soccer pitch in Rio de Janeiro are actually helping to keep the lights powered when the sun sets. Because underneath the artificial turf are 200 special tiles that work like tiny generators to harness the kinetic energy of the players and turn it into electricity. Read more...

Here's a F1 car racing against a motorcycle racing against a supercar

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For a second, you think hey maybe the motorcycle has a chance in this Top Gear bit since it screams to a lead but then the land-based jet machine insanity known as an F1 race car steps it up and the other two are fighting not to get lapped by the closest thing we have to a teleportation device on Earth. Read more...

Watch an adorable 2-year-old girl immediately identify fonts adorably

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I learned two things while watching this aww-inducing video. Scarlett, the cute 2-year-old girl in the video, is a genius child with an eagle eye for instantly recognizing fonts better than most humans and that it's going to be awesome to be a parent because you can teach your kid whatever the heck you want them to learn. Read more...

Android Apps Finally Arrive on Google's Chrome OS

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Delivering on Sundar Pichai's promise at Google's I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google's Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they'll be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months. Read more...

Watch Recycled Paper Go From NYC Trash to Brand-New Boxes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New York City fills recycle bins with tons and tons of discarded paper. That cast-off fiber lives to serve another day, thanks to the wonders of recycling. NYC Sanitation's director of photography Michael Anton followed that voyage from start to finish, creating this beautiful timelapse of the process. Read more...

Swinging the world's longest golf club looks absolutely ridiculous

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't where people come up with the ideas to do these things sober but if you were ever wondering what the the Guinness World Record for world's longest golf club was, the answer is 14-feet 5-inches. Karsten Maas from Denmark used the club to drive the ball about 180 yards. Read more...

This Rube Goldberg machine is powered by light

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it's just powered by light and lens and optics. Read more...

Famous Hollywood movie scenes recreated with stock footage is hilarious

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Who needs big budgets for blockbuster movies when you can just pull generic stock footage to hilariously recreate all the key scenes? It's beautiful, really. Dissolve made this ad to promote their stock footage library and came up with a bunch of popular movies: The Matrix, Forrest Gump, Lion King and so on. Read more...

These are Apple’s first official promo videos for the Apple Watch

Apple on Tuesday finally unveiled a brand new product, the highly anticipated “iWatch” that’s now officially known as the Apple Watch. During the event, the company played several Apple Watch introduction and demo videos, and the company has now published three of them on YouTube. Show More Summary

Clever animation makes fun of how much society loves plastic surgery

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yikes. Here's an animation that uses knives, botox needles and liposuction to completely makeover a woman's body until it's unrecognizable. It's terrifying, to be honest. And it's something you see a lot in celebrity culture where beautiful bodies are turned into monsters in the quest for perfection. NSFW Read more...

THP Hacker Bio: John Costik

A surprising amount of entries for The Hackaday Prize are medical devices, and the regulatory problems associated with that domain. [John Costik]‘s Diabetes Data, Everywhere is one of the few projects that is perfect for a world where...Show More Summary

The dark alphabet of things that can kill you from A to Z

It's hard to keep track of what could kill you these days but if you really want to know, it's basically everything. College Humor created this dark comedy animation bit where the Grim Reaper waxes poetic on all the things that can kill a person from A to Z. It's a reminder to not avoid life when living. Read more...

Unicycling down a mountain is pure crazy

First of all, I'm not even sure I would walk down some of these stretches of the mountain. And yet these guys decided to unicycle down the mountains of Moab because there's nothing as nuts as taking on mother nature with just one wheel between your knees. Read more...

A scientifically accurate Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is quite nasty

Back again to ruin all of your childhood's favorite cartoons, here's ADHD hilariously explaining how disgusting chipmunks are. Sure, they might look cute with their puffy cheeks but in reality, their always growing, suicidal teeth and disease riddled selves don't make for ace detective material. Read more...

BIGGEST IPHONE 6 LEAK YET: iPhone 6 stars in 7-minute hands-on video review

After leaked pictures and short videos showing what appears to be a working 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model popped up over the weekend, complete with what appears to be a new Passbook app hinting at mobile payments, a longer hands-on video showing the same model has been published on YouTube, highlighting the main features of the upcoming device. Show More Summary

This Could (Maybe, Possibly) Be the iPhone 6

Ahead of tomorrow's announcement by Apple, a video has been posted online which claims to be a short review of the new iPhone 6. It's in Mandarin, it's far from definitely being real—but this could, maybe, possibly be the phone that Apple announces tomorrow. Read more...

THP Semifinalist: Stubby, the Adorable Hexapod

  After talking with a few of the judges for The Hackaday Prize, documentation will be a large factor in determining who wins and takes a trip to space, and who is left with their feet safely planted on the ground. Stubby the Hexapod is one of the most well documented projects in the running. Show More Summary

La Blogothèque Is the Best Way to Watch Music on the Internet

For eight years, La Blogothèque has been creating the best way to watch music on YouTube. Its Take Away Shows follow independent and mainstream artists around various French locales and capture what they do best: make music. This week, Jack White reminded us why this series is so amazing. Read more...

You Wouldn't Believe These Trick Golf Shots Without Slow-Mo Video Proof

George and Wesley Bryan turn the stodgy old game of golf into an extreme sport with their wacky trick shots. They're so well-timed and precisely coordinated, you'd probably lose track of that little white ball with your naked eye. Thank goodness for GoPro and slow-mo footage. Read more...

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