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Scientists Make Objects "Invisible" With a Tricky Optical Illusion

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Invisibility is perhaps the most ubiquitous of sci-fi dreams: Spy movies, video games, and classic cartoons all tantalize us with this trick. Researchers at the University of Rochester still haven't unlocked the secret to that elusive invisibility cloak either, I'm afraid. But they made a very cool optical illusion that looks the part. Read more...

I Can't Believe This Underwater Film Was Made Without Special Effects

Video: This underwater video is impossibly surreal, but the makers of the video, Francisco and Armando del Rosario and Armiche Ramos, say that no computer special effects were used in the video, just some camera tricks to make it look like the ocean world can be sideways and water can be walked upside down on. More »      

Ten of the most exciting, innovative, and purr-fect wearables for pets #WearablesWeek

When we talk about wearables, we’re usually talking about tech for humans, from VR headsets to fitness trackers to Google Glass. So it might have slipped your notice that the demand for pet wearables is big. Huge. In fact, it’s estimated that the market will be worth $2.5 billion by 2025. Show More Summary

The evolution of Batman music epically recreated with a piano and cello

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Piano Guys made this epic video that traces the 50 year history of music in Batman using a piano and a cello. Oh and of course three different Batmobiles. What's awesome is how much each era they go through musically looks like the Batman movie of its time. Read more...

What people around the world would wish for if they got three wishes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit. Read more...

The Walking Dead is even better and way funnier with bad lip reading

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you enjoy a good laugh or watch The Walking Dead or ever wondered what zombies are saying through all that clawing and moaning, the Bad Lip Reading guys have got you covered in their latest take on The Walking Dead. It's pretty damn funny. Read more...

Could wearable tech help us to improve our mental health? #WearablesWeek

Over the past few years we’ve watched the tech market become saturated by wearable health-tracking gadgets designed to provide us with more visibility about the way we move, what we eat and how we go about our day-to-day lives. However, many of us know that being truly healthy both inside and out requires much more of a holistic approach. Show More Summary

The Galaxy Note 3 seems to do better in bend tests than iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has an unexpected iPhone 6 situation on its hands, as it appears various iPhone 6 Plus users have managed to bend the device while holding it in their pants pockets. YouTube channel Unbox Therapy did a manual iPhone 6 Plus bend test, managing to significantly bend the device in the process, and the video quickly went viral. Show More Summary

The Thurber Feeder 5000 Helps to Slow Fido Down

Does your dog eat too fast? [Thurber] does, and he even chokes occasionally while snarfing down the kibble — naturally this worried his owners, so [Jason] stepped up to the challenge to slow him down. Introducing the Thurber Feeder 5000. [Jason]...Show More Summary

These are the best and most hilarious Dark Night Rises impersonations

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I laughed so hard with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's impersonations in the first part of The Trip that I can't wait to see the second—in theaters now. The Trip to Italy seems to have more of those hilarious impersonations and improvised dialogs. Yes, I know it's more of the same but I just can't get enough of it. Read more...

8-bit game version of The Matrix is a better movie than its sequels

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Being better than a Matrix sequel is not saying much, I know. But after recently re-watching the whole trilogy (and enjoying it!), it's still nuts how much better the first one was. The action sequences in the sequels may have been more insane but this 8-bit game version of The Matrix brings back more fond memories than the sequels do. Read more...

Brand new song made with random YouTube clips might be the best one yet

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't know how mash up star Kutiman keeps making such kick ass music just using YouTube clips. And this new song No One In This World might be the best yet. The musical magician lifts random clips off YouTube and seamlessly blends them together into something so stunning, you'd think it was recorded in a professional studio. Read more...

How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should have ended

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 needs so much fixing that the folks at HISHE saw it fit to pretty much re-write the entire movie. Too bad the people making the movie didn't feel the same way because they left us with an electric turd of a superhero sequel that ruined everything charming about the first movie. Read more...

Retrotechtacular: The Diesel Story

The diesel engine was, like many things, born of necessity. The main engine types of the day—hot bulb oil, steam, coal gas, and gasoline—were not so thermally efficient or ideal for doing heavy-duty work like driving large-scale electrical generators. Show More Summary

Two Dancers Just Pwned Gravity by Suspending Themselves from a Building

I am a professional dancer. No really, my other job involves not just performing, but also running and directing the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. That’s why this particular GoPro video caught my eye. Normally, GoPro videos…

A Robotic Octopus Would Surely Be Captain Nemo's Worst Nightmare

When designing robots it only makes sense to occasionally take a peek at what Mother Nature has already come up with for surviving and navigating our planet. But do robotics researchers have to keep choosing the world's most creepiest...Show More Summary

Magnetized iron dust moves in crazy patterns with the music

Watch these metal filings mesmerizingly dance the night away as the music pumps in. The board, which is made by TechnoFrolics, uses iron dust in a choreographed magnetic field to react to noise. It looks like a field of waving dancing metal mini trees. Read more...

This beastly sword with an arc reactor would make Iron Man even cooler

Though I think Tony Stark would try to invent some sort of laser if he made his own saber and that Iron Man doesn't quite need a sword with all his weaponry, this beast of a sword made by Man At Arms: Reforged would still look pretty badass when used with Iron Man's suit. Read more...

World’s Largest “Nixie” Clock at World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire was host to some incredible projects. Among the favorites was Nixie Rex [YouTube Link]. Nixie Rex is actually a Panaplex display, since it’s glow comes from 7 planer segments rather than 10 stacked wire digits. One thing that can’t be contested is the fact that Rex is BIG. Show More Summary

The hidden dark side of the iPhone 6 launch

Earlier on Monday we learned that Apple shattered all previous iPhone launch records, as customers couldn’t wait to get their device over its launch weekend. People were willing to wake up in the middle of the night to make sure they get their desired iPhone model or to stay in line for days to grab one in the store come launch Friday. Show More Summary

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