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What Do Bertlmann’s Socks Mean to the Nature of Reality?

One can be reasonably certain that when the title of an article includes the phrase “The Nature of Reality”, thought provoking words must surely lie ahead.  But when that same title seems to inquire about a gentleman’s socks,  coupled...Show More Summary

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turns to Kickstarter for a Comeback

I used to watch my share of Mystery Science Theater 3000-suuuuuuund back in the day not because the movies were cool, but because I loved to hear the hosts bashing on the movies the whole time.…

Video: What Movies Have Thought The Future Would Look Like

It’s always fun to look back at movies set in the future and see what their vision of the future was. Even though it’s more a reflection of the time period the movie was made and their imagination is limited to what was around them, it’s cool to see what was right and what was totally off. Show More Summary

Hilarious Pizza Rat prank sends New Yorkers running for cover

This past September, a rat with an appetite for New York style pizza became an Internet celebrity when a video emerged showing the creepy little creature dragging a slice of pizza through an NYC subway station. The original video currently...Show More Summary

What Happens If You Drop Your iPhone and Then Accidentally Do a Burnout On It?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s every smartphone owner’s worst nightmare: while climbing onto your motorcycle your phone accidentally falls out of your pocket and lands perfectly underneath your bike’s rear tire right before you’re ready to do a burnout to impress your friends. But it turns out it’s not the end of your device. Read more...

Disney’s Designing a Smart Watch That Knows What You’re Touching

Did you know Disney actually has a huge R&D subsidiary? It’s called Walt Disney Imagineering, and they’ve come up with some pretty interesting technology. They’re currently working on a smart watch interface called EM-Sense that uses an...Show More Summary

What Happens When You Do a Burnout on an iPhone 6S?

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your iPhone if you peeled rubber on top of it? I can’t say this has ever occurred to me, but you are about to find out thanks to…

Two Turntables and No Microphone

It used to be that you had to spend real money to get an alternative controller for your electronic musical arsenal. These days, with cheap microcontrollers and easily-accessible free software libraries, you can do something awesome for pocket change. Show More Summary

Back to the Future II expertly edited to show the real 2015

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We all know this by now: the 2015 in Back to the Future II didn’t happen in real life. We failed. But! We can totally make things right by changing the past, as in re-editing Back to the Future II to include things that actually happened in the year 2015. Show More Summary

Watching this guy climb the Eiffel Tower made me lose feeling in my fingers

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ostensibly, the Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb. There are so many exposed parts that you could hold on to and so many paths to climb up that there’s no real wrong move. But then you realize, as you watch James Kingston...Show More Summary

Kangaroo chase sends two golfers running for their lives

Kangaroos are quirky, charming, and endlessly fascinating creatures. Though endemic to Australia, YouTube has provided animal lovers across the world with incredible videos of kangaroos doing wild, crazy, and interesting things. Kangaroos...Show More Summary

Finally. A Working JetPack

Well, it’s either an extremely well edited video, or [JetPack Aviation] has actually come up with a working JetPack. According to their site, this JetPack has been in development for the past 25 years, and the current revision is capable of speeds of up to 100mph, and lasts for over 10 minutes. Show More Summary

If the only thing stopping you buying Blackberry’s new Android slider was the AT&T exclusive, go

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If the only thing stopping you buying Blackberry’s new Android slider was the AT&T exclusive, good news: the Priv is also coming to Verizon. Remember: Blackberry is going to keep on loving you. Read more...

Hackaday Links: November 8, 2015

[Burt Rutan] is someone who needs no introduction. Apparently, he likes the look of the Icon A5 and is working on his own version. Earlier this week, the US Air Force lost a few satellites a minute after launch from Barking Sands in Hawaii. Show More Summary

Friction Welding… Wood?

You’d think writing for Hack a Day means we probably don’t get surprised very often by projects… but then we see something we never thought was possible — in this case, the linear friction welding of wood to join it. Friction welding...Show More Summary

Compressorhead: Best Robot Band Ever?

We’ve written about Compressorhead before but we’re writing about them again. Why? Because Compressorhead is the most amazing robot band you’ve ever seen, and because they’ve just opened up a Kickstarter to fund building a lead singer...Show More Summary

The USB Killer – Now A Crowdfunding Campaign

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and every other crowdfunding site out there frequently have projects that should never be products. The latest promises to protect you from security breaches and identity theft by blowing up your computer. It’s...Show More Summary

Stegosploit: Owned by a JPG

We’re primarily hardware hackers, but every once in a while we see a software hack that really tickles our fancy. One such hack is Stegosploit, by [Saumil Shah]. Stegosploit isn’t really an exploit, so much as it’s a means of delivering exploits to browsers by hiding them in pictures. Show More Summary

This Piano is Made of Skateboard Decks: Frontside Heart and Soul

You probably remember the 1998 movie Big, where Tom Hanks played on a giant electronic piano keyboard at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store in New York City. Everyone knows it. It’s a classic scene that people…

Winning the Console Wars – An In-Depth Architectural Study

From time to time, we at Hackaday like to publish a few engineering war stories – the tales of bravery and intrigue in getting a product to market, getting a product cancelled, and why one technology won out over another. Today’s war...Show More Summary

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