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Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey As a 60-Second Cartoon

2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds. Read more...

Facebook and Twitter got the Scottish referendum all wrong

Just after 6 AM today, the results were in: Scotland had voted to stay in the United Kingdom by 55% to 45%. Whether it was because of Gordon Brown’s unexpectedly rousing speech, the Better Together campaign’s uninspiring ad, or justShow More Summary

Conan Thinks Apple Should Have Released an All-Encompassing U2-Remover

Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone. Read more...

Secret Door Is Now Not So Secret

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t think secret doors are cool. They can come in many different forms, a built-in book case, a fake fireplace or even the rudimentary trap door under the rug. [oggfaba] has created a sweet secret door to enter his house. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: 'No chance' of finding an iPhone 6 Plus tomorrow

We just spoke with multiple sources at carrier stores and authorized Apple retailer partner locations, and the straight up fact is it’s going to harder to find an iPhone 6 Plus tomorrow than a Turbo Man. We are told that stores haveShow More Summary

Princess Leia Beanie is Your Only Hope (for Warmth)

One of the iconic things that almost all of us remember from the original Star Wars trilogy is the giant hair buns that Princess Leia had over each ear. If you have ever seen SpaceBalls, that…

Turning a chunk of wood into something beautiful is satisfying to watch

Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It's painstaking work but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath. Read more...

4SeTV – for 4 Times the TV

If you’re a huge sports fan, you’ve probably found yourself flipping through channels endlessly trying to watch more than one game, on different channels. You try and take advantage of every commercial break, jumping back and forth, hoping not to miss any big plays that happened when you weren’t watching. Show More Summary

We Are Just An Infinite Video Game In The Hands Of Some Alien

Video: ADHD made an animation that plays with the idea that we are some kind of computer simulation. From being monkeys eating fruit turn to landing on the moon to putting dumb videos on YouTube — it’s all a never-ending cycle of video game stages on the hands of an alien or our own future descendants. More »      

A pit filled with 5000 balloons is a fun playground for skateboarders

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you think about it, ball pits are gross cesspools that hide violent bits of static charges and virulent diseases while smelling like melting plastic. They are not fun. But that's because adults are not fun. For kids, there are few places better. This 5000 balloon pit is like a ball pit for kids, but for skateboarders. Read more...

Samsung enlists Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard for new Galaxy Tab S ads

Samsung’s TV commercials aren’t only about bashing Apple products – or only about flagship smartphones for that matter – as the company has unveiled a new ad for the Galaxy Tab S tablet featuring well-known celebrities Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. Show More Summary

MIT’s Robotic Cheetah is Getting Even Scarier

Researchers over at MIT are hard at work upgrading their Robotic Cheetah. They are developing an algorithm for bounding movement, after researching how real cheetahs run in the wild. Mach 2 is fully electric and battery-powered, canShow More Summary

The evolution of humans in one funny animation

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

ADHD made an animation that exposes the hilarious cycle of evolution. Monkeys eating fruit turn into monkeys eating raw meat turn into people using fire to cook food to inventing the wheel to making art to landing on the moon to putting dumb videos on YouTube to just being a character on some alien's video game Read more...

This Glimpse Into the Mind of a World Class Chef Will Leave You Drooling

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

No narration, no breakaway interviews, just a world-class chef developing and perfecting a brand new avant-garde menu in his private food laboratory. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is more Paul Ehrlich than Paul Beard, but you'll still find yourself drooling. Read more...

Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday. Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata. Read more...

Your iPhone Houses All These Chemical Reactions Every Single Day

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Other than the times we notice our battery bars inching towards the red or our screens go silent, we usually don't think too about how it is our phones actually function. But as a new video from the Reaction YouTube channel shows, there's a whole host of complex chemical reactions going on both during production and on a daily basis to keep our phones functioning. Read more...

The Loud, Messy, XTREME Graphic Design of the 90s

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today we learned that popular 1990s sugar juice/xtreme sports pump-up drink Surge is back: Amazon will now deliver a 12-pack to your house for $14. If you hadn't thought about Surge since the late 1990s, it was probably a trip to see that distinctive green can again. And it brought up a question: Who designed this little gem of Gen-X branding? Read more...

Watch and Squirm As This Robot Tentacle Snakes Through a Fake Pipe

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It must be 'let's creep out the populous' month over at MIT because in addition to revealing the school's untethered robot cheetah today, there's another video showing the latest progress on its development of a highly articulated robot snake. Which is cool, because everyone loves snakes, right? Especially when they're extra unstoppable in robot form. Read more...

Afroman Demonstrates Boost Converters

If you need to regulate your power input down to a reasonable voltage for a project, you reach for a switching regulator, or failing that, an inefficient linear regulator. What if you need to boost the voltage inside a project? It’sShow More Summary

MIT's Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free Without Cables Or a Leash

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they've got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they're forced...Show More Summary

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