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Behold the Most Accurate Simulation of an F5 Tornado Ever

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As awful as the movie Twister was, it helped bring to light the challenges of researching tornadoes. Namely, how do you get close enough to study something that's powerful enough to kill you? One obvious solution is to simulate them,...Show More Summary

Ben Heck Shows You How To Build an Apple-1 Replica From Scratch

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Few of us have the $905,000 needed to purchase one of the remaining original Apple-1 computers that Steve Wozniak built in Steve Jobs' garage, but modder-extraordinaire Ben Heck has the next best thing: a new three-part series of tutorial videos showing you how to build a fully-functional Apple-1 replica from scratch. Read more...

Rocket Raccoon Full-size Figure: Ain’t No Thing like Me, Except Me

Guardians of the Galaxy fans, you better have a spacious shelf, because this limited edition Rocket Raccoon figure is nearly 3ft. tall. Made by NECA, the figure was based on “the actual digital files used in…

Hackaday Links: November 9, 2014

After many years of searching, [Dan Wood] finally got his hands on something he’s wanted for the past twenty-two years: an Amiga 4000. No, it’s not the queen bee of Amiga land – that honor would fall to the 68060-equipped 4000T, but [Dan]‘s 4000 is decked out. Show More Summary

“Mordheim: City of the Damned” Looks Much More Polished Than Usual GW Games

The occasional Games Workshop-licensed game is spectacular, but the vast majority of them look more like hastily assembled student projects than professional releases. It’s a huge shame, since the evocative setting is tons of fun, b...

“Mordheim: City Of The Damned” Looks Much More Polished Than The Usual GW Game

The occasional Games Workshop-licensed game is spectacular, but the vast majority of them look more like hastily assembled student projects than professional releases. It’s a huge shame, since the evocative setting is tons of fun, b...

Celebrate Queen's Anniversary With Panic at the Disco's Sublime Cover

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which, by most accounts, launched Queen to international tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (excellent though that would be), here's Panic at the Disco's cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which provides a pretty fitting homage. Read more...

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be…

Stunning Animation Using CGI To Create Marionette Puppets

This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn’t know exists) but really, it’s just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they’re on strings. More »      

Video: You can thank GoPro for this horrifyingly close encounter with a shark

There are plenty of crazy experiences captured on video with the help of the increasingly popular GoPro camera, and they each surprise audiences in different ways. Now, YouTube channel JukinVideo’s Tiger Shark vs. Go Pro clip is the latest great example — and it will absolutely terrify you. Show More Summary

Brilliant Dual-Nozzle Faucet Doubles As A Drinking Fountain

When your kitchen lacks a dishwasher you’ll do anything imaginable to cut down on dirtying dishes — including drinking directly from the faucet. But instead of having to lean over and use your hand as a cup, Alice Spieser has designed a simple dual-nozzled faucet that easily becomes a drinking fountain with some strategic finger placement. More »      

ConsoleTuner Titan One Controller Adapter: Mix, Match & Mod

We’ve featured a few specialized hacks and adapters that let you use a different controller on one gaming platform. But ConsoleTuner’s Titan One adapter might be able to fulfill several of your controller needs at once…

New John Lewis Christmas advert launches, Twitter obsesses over #MontythePenguin

Love it or hate it, the John Lewis Christmas advert has quickly become a festive tradition, with a focus on cuddly animals, family togetherness, and of course, a touch of magic. And, call me a stupid sap whose emotions can be manipulated in less time than it takes to say ‘I want a penguin’, but the new one, which launched... Show More Summary

Flo Sandon's: Parole D'Amore Sulla Sabbia

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't really know much about Italian singer Flo Sandon's. And I especially don't know why her surname has an apostrophe like that. I couldn't even tell you what the lyrics to her song "Parole D'Amore Sulla Sabbia" mean. All I know is that I absolutely love it. Read more...

Reinventing the Wheel Makes for a Better Wheel…

When robots take over the earth, it will be important that they maneuver across various types of terrain quickly and effectively. Bipedal motion is a tricky feat to accomplish for machines, so [Carter Hurd] decided, why not invent aShow More Summary

Catching lobsters with your hand looks hilariously impossible

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they're on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn't know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know. Read more...

The Bekant desk from IKEA will let you choose whether you sit or stand

There’s nothing worse than being confined to the exact same spot where you have to sit day in and day out. We’re not meant to be seated and completely still for that long, which is probably why middle and high school were so terrible. We think getting a career and getting “out in the world” will give us a break from all that, but really it’s just more of the...

Roam Around & Play in a Virtual Reality 80s Arcade: Coins in the Shell

You may have heard of The Internet Arcade, a collection of about 900 classic arcade games that you can play right in your web browser. If you’re looking for a more authentic arcade experience, check out…

(Adorable Baby Robot Penguin) Big Brother Is Watching

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Thankfully for what will one day be the most horrifying Hitchcock remake ever, robot birds are nothing new. But now, in order to monitor the effects of climate change, scientists have figured out how to trick real, live penguins into accepting the robotic imposters. And all they had to do was make the fuzziest, most adorable Big Brother you ever did say. Read more...

Retrotechtacular: The Jet Story

A plane from Britain is met in the US by armed security. The cargo? An experimental engine created by Air Commodore [Frank Whittle], RAF engineer air officer. This engine will be further developed by General Electric under contract to the US government. Show More Summary

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