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American sitcoms with all jokes removed

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You would think that, if you take out all the jokes and leave just the plot in American sitcoms, you would end up with something that is not funny at all. And you would be completely right—although the edits of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm still had some solid funny moments. Read more...

Daredevil guy on a paraglider swoops right in between two buildings

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This guy must have never been afraid of the dark growing up, kept pet spiders and snakes as a child and ate the weirdest foods without blinking because he has absolutely no fear. He goes from almost hitting a mountain to spinning down in between two buildings and swooping in for a perfect landing. Read more...

MIT Invented Magnetic Hairs That Can Make Water Flow Uphill

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Inspired by the coats of fur on some animals, researchers at MIT have developed a flexible skin-like material covered in thousands of tiny magnetic hairs that can move in varying directions in the presence of a magnetic field. That might...Show More Summary

Focus Your Ears with The Visual Microphone

A Group of MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe researchers have managed to reproduce sound using video alone. The sounds we make bounce off every object in the room, causing microscopic vibrations.  The Visual Microphone   utilizes a high-speed video camera and some clever signal processing to extract an audio signal from these vibrations. Show More Summary

Your Nose Will Thank You For this Toliet Seat

Love dropping a deuce, but terrified of certain “awful after-effects?” Your sulfuric fumes can linger in the bathroom for minutes, making family and friends gag in horror. Even worse, those noxious odors can waft into the rest of house, wreaking havoc on your loved ones. Show More Summary

Samsung’s Robot Vacuum Cleaner Can Follow Laser Pointers: Watch out, Cats

Because a robot vacuum cleaner isn’t unique enough nowadays, Samsung equipped its upcoming VR9000H with a few tricks to make it stand out. The most interesting of which is a feature called Point Cleaning, which will…

8-bit video game version of Se7en has the same sickening ending

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Even just watching this video of a fake video game version of Se7en by CineFix made me feel sick to my stomach. Even if all the terror was in 8-bit, it was torture to see the detectives chase down their serial killer. Especially since we all know what's going to happen at the end. Read more...

You're Halfway To Becoming a Superhero With a Wrist-Worn Crossbow

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you want to remain one of the most popular custom weapons builders on YouTube, you need to keep innovating and improving your craft. Patrick Priebe's new WristBow Mk II is actually an update of his first wrist-worn crossbow that now...Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: We Heard You Like Tubes, So Here’s a Film About Tube Tubes from the Webtubes

This lovely little number is the EF80 pentode thermionic valve, or vacuum tube, made by Mullard beginning in 1950. They were used in radio and radar applications, but most of them wound up in VHF television sets. This week’s Retrotechtacular...Show More Summary

LG Leaks Mammoth G3 Stylus Phablet in Official Video

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It looks like LG wants to take on Samsung and the Galaxy Note with the newly leaked LG G3 Stylus. The pseudo-confirmation of this device's existence comes from a video posted by LG Mobile Global. Read more...

This LEGO Castle Turns into a Walking Robot

Most castles, LEGO or otherwise, stay put. During a siege you can rain arrows and hot oil down on your enemy, shoot from catapults and use murder holes to get rid of the closest foot soldiers,…

Apple’s new iPhone ad is amazing, aspirational & (let’s face it) a bit ridiculous

Apple has created a new ad for the iPhone called ‘Dreams‘ and it’s packed with scenarios of people using iPhones and they’re all nothing short of absolutely flippin’ amazing. (Check out the ad above for yourself if you don’t believeShow More Summary

Apple’s latest iPhone 5s ad is all about dreams… and how the iPhone can help

Apple’s “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” TV iPhone ad campaign continues with a fourth episode, following the “Powerful,” “Strength,” and “Parenthood” commercials released in the recent past. Called “Dreams,” the new clip showsShow More Summary

The Adult Swim Singles Program Provides a Soundtrack for the Summer

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Every summer since 2010, the Adult Swim Singles Program gathers together a group of musicians to contribute one new single every week. Whether it's been an LCD Soundsystem remix or a hip hop-laced song from Flying Lotus, these weekly singles inevitably become my soundtrack for the summer. Read more...

Hackaday Links: August 3, 2014

A ton of people sent in this video who have taken a microwave, removed the magnetron, taped it to a broom, and turned it on. Don’t try this at home. Or near us. You know the Google Cardboard kit that’s a real VR headset made of cardboard...Show More Summary

What Is the One Gadget That Got Away?

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This week a video popped up on a few websites of a thief relieving his victim of very pricy pair of Google Glasses. Of course what the NYC ne'er-do-well didn't know was that the owner was recording him—including his rave-filled nightlife—using a third-party Glass app called LiveLens. Read more...

One Dumb Trick to Take Pro-Looking Product Photos With Your Phone

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you're selling stuff online, a few high-quality photos can really set you apart from the hordes of shady-seeming eBayers and Craigslisters. But what if you haven't got a DSLR camera and a bunch of spendy lenses? HouseholdHacker has a trick that's so stupid simple, you'll slap yourself for not having thought of it. Read more...

Video of All 135 Space Shuttle Launches Is a Rocket Tribute to Space

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

YouTuber lunarmodule 5 is back with another NASA compilation video. This time, it's a four-screen tribute to the Space Shuttle, showing every launch of the Shuttle's 135 missions. It'll make your spine tingle. Read more...

Watch all of Jaws get summarized in a hilarious 60 second animation

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our attention spans aren't what they used to be so 1A4Studio is basically doing God's work when they summarize classic movies in less than 60 seconds. This time, they draw all the important parts of Jaws in one fun squealing animation sequence. We might need a bigger animation. Read more...

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