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Band of Horses: The Funeral

2 months 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

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

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

2 months 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

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

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

2 months 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

2 months 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...

How Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies of the year and probably one of the funnest movies I've seen in a long while but it also had its fair share of logic gaps that were glossed over. HISHE hilarious fixed the movie by changing some scenes in the movie so it all makes sense. Spoiler alert: the bad guys win. Read more...

Giorgio Moroder: 74 Is the New 24

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Although there are large swaths of America which may only know his name as a track on a Daft Punk album, Giorgio Moroder is so very much more. The name and first song from his new album 74 is the New 24 hints at that a bit, with a nod to his age (yep, 74) and boundless career. Read more...

Laser-cut Album Released

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

In some alternate universe, where laser cutters and phonographs are more common than MP3 players, it makes a ton of sense to release laser-cutter files for your band’s new album (Translated). In this universe, it’s wacky and awesome. The...Show More Summary

“Yo Soy Groot” And 14 More International Grootisms

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

What is it that makes a hyperviolent, anthropomorphized tree that says nothing more than “I am Groot” so charming? My money is on those big doe eyes. It’s the weird combination of nine-foot tall killing machine…

Ken Block’s Gymkhana Seven Video Has Lots of Donuts

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Ken Block is insane, anyone who has watched one of his Gymkhana videos would probably agree. Take Gymkhana Five for instance – that video was awesome with Block blasting through the streets of San Francisco in…

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review – a mini flagship without the compromise

If you’ve had your eye on the newest generation of Sony Xperia phones, you might be wondering whether you’re better off going for the £549 full-sized Z3 or its ‘mini’ version, the Z3 Compact, at £429. But smaller versions of flagships...Show More Summary

What Conan Thinks People Will Do With a Ten-Second Earthquake Warning

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So, you've installed an app on your phone that gives you a full ten second warning before an earthquake hits. But what are you going to use those vital moments for? Conan thinks he knows. Read more...

Using MIDI and Magnets to Produce Tones with Tines

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Normally you’d expect the sound of a pipe organ to come from something gigantic. [Matthew Steinke] managed to squeeze all of that rich melodic depth into an acoustic device the size of a toaster (YouTube link) which uses electromagnetism...Show More Summary

Magnifying Spoon Lets You Pick Out Tiny Hairs From Your Soup

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Oh Gizmo!

You must be a special person, if you worry enough about possible contaminants in your food that you’d consider buying the Magnifying Spoon. But if someone out there bothered to The post Magnifying Spoon Lets You Pick Out Tiny Hairs From Your Soup appeared first on OhGizmo!.

Retrotechtacular: The (Long, Arduous) Birth of a Tank

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, the United States Army provided regular status reports to both its interior members and the American public through a half-hour documentary television show called The Big Picture. Since the program was produced by the government, every episode immediately entered the public domain. Show More Summary

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