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Three Minutes Of Spinning Tops That Are Impossible To Stop Watching

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This short film takes its inspiration from the 1969 film Tops directed by famed designers Ray and Charles Eames, and is literally nothing more than footage of spinning tops of all shapes, sizes, and colors. But don't be fooled, it's more captivating as anything Hollywood has produced in the past decade. Read more...

Retro Time Tech: [Fran] and Pocket Watches

Whether you own a pocket watch, want to own one, or just plain think they’re cool, [Fran's] video on setting and regulating pocket watches provides a comprehensive overview on these beautiful works of mechanical art. After addressing...Show More Summary

Bungee jumping in a F1 car seems like a crazy thing to do

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's video from Top Gear showing the Stig making a 300 foot bungee jump while strapped inside a F1 car. It's exhilarating and completely nuts but must have been so ridiculously fun to do. Sometimes, just bungee jumping or just driving an F1 car isn't enough. You gotta do both at the same time. Read more...

Lactate Sensor Can Also Generate Electricity from Sweat: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

When robots rise up and rule humanity, they could add insult to injury by using us for physical labor and as a power source at the same time. A group of researchers at the University of…

Adorable dog balances 100 different fruits and vegetables on its head

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is so ridiculous that it's kind of fun. Maymo, the lemon beagle in the video, is so great at balancing things on his head that he can wear 100 different kinds of fruits and vegetables as hats. The more color, the better. Read more...

This video clearly explains how robots have already taken over our world

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you think it's just a joke that robots are going to replace humans, it's not. It's going to happen. In fact, CGP Grey explains in 'Humans Need Not Apply' how it's already happening around us right now. You might not notice it but you will after you watch how we're following historical patterns towards obscurity. Read more...

Why E-Cigarettes Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's little wonder why e-cigarettes' popularity has exploded into a $2 billion industry over the last few years; the promise of safe, harmless nicotine delivery without all the carcinogenic byproducts of looseleaf combustion is a hard offer to pass up. Show More Summary

5 Important Artifacts Were Lost—And Found—In Museum Storage

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"It belongs in a museum!" It's a common refrain among archaeologists who are passionate about preserving artifacts for future generations. But anyone who's seen the end of the 1981 documentary Raiders of the Lost Ark knows that precious relics can be easily forgotten once they make it into storage. Read more...

This New Technology Will Finally Bring Flexible Displays To Market

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Flexible touch screens have been "just round the corner" for some time now. Heck, Samsung showed off a flexible screen at CES in January 2013. Sadly, it was just a prototype. The truth is that flexible displays just haven't been durable enough for mass production. Until now. Read more...

Electric Longboard Roundup

Everybody and their grandmother is longboarding electric-style these days: here are some of the most recent developments in the world of kickless cruising. First up, [comsa42] has punched up an excellent step-by-step visual guide for...Show More Summary

GoPro footage shows what it's like to land dive using vines as rope

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bungee jumping seems like a much safer alternative when you're comparing it to the ancient tradition of land diving (or nagol). National Geographic shows how villagers in the South Pacific jump off a rickety 100 foot tower toward the ground with only vines attached to their ankles. Crazy. Read more...

Guy climbs a building with no equipment like a real life Spider-Man

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Meet the closest thing we have to a real life Spider-Man: rock climber Alex Honnold. After scaling mountains and rock walls as high as 1500 feet in nature, Honnold has finally decided that with great power comes great responsibility and has taken in his talents to the city. Watch him climb urban buildings with ease. Read more...

And So Castings Made of (Kinetic) Sand . . . Turn Out Pretty Well, Actually

That kinetic sand stuff is pretty cool. It’s soft, it builds motor skills, and outside of sprinkling it on carpet, it’s not messy. If you don’t know, it’s 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane, which is a major component of Silly Putty, and according to a certain yellow and red clown, it’s safe enough to put in chicken nuggets. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The Voder from Bell Labs

This is the under-the-hood view of the keyboard for the Voder (Voice Operating Demonstrator), the first electronic device capable of generating continuous human speech. It accomplishes this feat through a series of keys that generate...Show More Summary

Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to cook a steak after it's been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was "hands down" better tasting than the thawed steak. Read more...

A lightsaber katana is the closest we'll get to Star Wars in real life

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I'm still holding out hope for light sabers in the future but with our world's technological limitations and silly allocation of resources, the most beautiful deadly sword-type weapon we can create without lasers might be this mashup of a lightsaber and katana made by Man At Arms: Reforged. Read more...

A Beverage Cooler with a Stereo

If you are looking for a way to spice up your summertime parties, try following [Pastryboy's] lead. After letting the idea rattle around in his head for a few years, he finally built himself the cooler he always dreamed of. [Pastryboy] was originally inspired by a YouTube video he found a few years ago. Show More Summary

Watch PM Tony Abbott Justify Government's Data Retention Scheme

“The threat to Australia and to Australians from this is real, and growing. So this week, the government announced a series of measures that will strengthen our national security.” Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has addressed...Show More Summary

Tsumikore EVO! Attack on Titan Playset: Fun for the Whole Gigantic, Skinless & Man-eating Family!

Japanese toy maker Happinet has a series called Tsumikore, which consists of figurines that are on all fours. Aside from looking silly – or naughty – the figurines are posed that way to facilitate stacking. The…

This Industrial Paper-Cutter Sounds Like a Star Wars Blaster

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just listen to this thing. YouTuber Michael Asher 's dad has a print shop, equipped with this very scary but totally mesmerizing paper cutter. It zips through a ream of paper like a hot Storm Trooper Blaster through the air around Han Solo. Read more...

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