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Darth Vader Magic 8 Ball

Imagine that your wife likes Darth Vader and wants help making important life choices. (Who doesn’t?) [bithead942] solves both problems in one project by gutting a Lego clock and making a talking animatronic Darth Vader 8-Ball-style oracle. Show More Summary

Scope Noob: Probing Alternating Current

I finally did it. After years of wanting one (and pushing off projects because I didn’t have one) I finally bought an oscilloscope. Over the years I read and watched a ton of content about how to use a scope, you’d think I would know what I’m doing. Show More Summary

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Gets Sweded

Well, it had to happen sooner or later and now the trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been sweded. And the end result is pretty hilarious. Dumb Drum did an awesome job since…

The Millennium Falcon Rug: A Space Fleet Beneath Your Feet

This Millennium Falcon rug may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Now it will sit on your…

LG 34UC97 Curved LED Monitor: Australian Review

1080p is so yesterday. More and more, 1440p and higher-resolution monitors are starting to become the norm, especially at larger screen sizes. There’s no doubt that 4K is the future, but it requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates. At the moment, somewhere in between 4K and 1440p seems to be the sweet spot. Show More Summary

Samsung thinks you need a house full of Galaxy gadgets to brighten your Christmas

Samsung on Tuesday released a new promo video to kick off the holiday season, highlighting several Galaxy-branded devices and other Samsung products, with the help of famed Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the celebrity couple the company already used in a different ad in mid-September. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The Construction of Wooden Propellers

During World War I, the United States felt they were lagging behind Europe in terms of airplane technology. Not to be outdone, Congress created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics [NACA]. They needed to have some very large propellers built for wind tunnel testing. Show More Summary

Google's Android Billboard in Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light of this massive fucking Google screen. Read more...

Enhanced Coffee Brewer Knows How Much of a Caffeine Addict You Are

Who should chip in the most to restock the community coffee supply at work is a common point of contention at some offices. This RFID infused coffee brewer called Juraduino by [Oliver Krohn] solves the issue at his workplace once and...Show More Summary

TGI Fridays Deploying Mistletoe-Equipped Drones in Search of PDA

TGI Friday’s, which is a name that I hate writing, on account of the fact that the phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” is somehow in possession of something, it’s going to be strapping mistletoe on to…

The Netherlands' Tallest Church Looks Even More Amazing From a Drone

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it's difficult to be too upset about this filming technique's unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking. Read more...

Doing Unsafe Things With A Laser Watch

[Pierce Brosnan]-era James Bond had a beautiful Omega wristwatch. Of course as with any Bond gadget, it couldn’t just tell time; it needed to do something else. This watch had a laser, and [Patrick] figured he could replicate this build. This is apretty normal 1.5W laser diode build, stuffed into a wrist-mountable device that will kill balloons. Show More Summary

Band of Horses: The Funeral

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A couple days ago, you might've come across this video of a guy on a bike doing an awesome loop-the-loop for a slightly cringe-worthy promo for Microsoft's Cortana. BUt before he was shilling for #Brands, Danny Macaskill was making far better videos with his friends, and setting them to Band of Horses' breakthrough single, The Funeral. Read more...

Creating a Scanning Monochromator

If you need a specific wavelength of light for research purposes, the naïve way of obtaining that is a white source light, a prism, and a small slit that will move across your own personal Dark Side of the Moon album cover. This is actually...Show More Summary

10 of the most badass motorcycles in film history

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Motorcycles look cool. Movie stars look cool. So putting movie stars on motorcycles is almost always a badass cool combination on film. Watch Mojo put together a list ranking 10 of the most badass motorcycles in film history and the list includes some usual suspects: lightcycles, batpods and Harleys. Read more...

Artisanal Vacuum Tubes: Hackaday Shows You How

Home Made Tube About a decade ago I started a strange little journey in my free time that cut a path across electronics manufacturing from over the last century. One morning I decided to find out how the little glowing glass bottles we sometimes call electron tubes worked. Show More Summary

James Bond's Laser-Cutting Watch Is Finally a Reality

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it's only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage. Read more...

And This Year's Grossest Christmas Ad Goes To...

Last year, Poo-Pourri’s ad Girls Don’t Poop proved that humour is the best weapon if you need to advertise a stink-eliminating toilet spray. So this year, for the Christmas campaign, they decided to take their scatological humour a step further and show to the world that Santa suffers from gastric problems too. More »      

Review: the new smart fortwo and forfour cars

smart used the stunning backdrop of Barcelona to unveil two new models, a smart fortwo and a new a four seater called – surprisingly enough – the forfour. Chris Price reports OK, hands up, I admit it when it comes to smart cars I’m a bit of a fan boy. Show More Summary

The most accurate, highest resolution video of Earth ever made

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This Earth video created by James Tyrwhitt-Drake using footage from the Elektro-L weather satellite —a Russian satellite that takes one 121 megapixel image of Earth every 30 minutes—is the highest resolution video of our home planet ever created. Watch it in all its 4K glory here. Read more...

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