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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

Going On A Road Trip With A Large Format Camera And Glass Negatives

A fair number of artists disillusioned with digital are turning to various types of analogue photography these days. In this video produced by Element Skateboards, photographer Brian Gaberman explores the East Coast with some antiquated equipment that produce beautiful results. More »      

Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity Is Back on YouTube at Bowie's Say-So

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Back in 2014, Canadian Chris Hadfield posted a wonderful rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity to YouTube—though it was later removed because of a lack of permissions. Now, David Bowie has given the go ahead for it to be online once more. Read more...

Strapping A GoPro To A Ceiling Fan Is As Awesome As You Think It'd Be

We’ve seen GoPro cameras used with ceiling fans before to recreate The Matrix’s bullet-time effects on the cheap. But simply strapping the cheap action cam to the ceiling fan in your living room also produces some fantastic and equally mesmerising results as YouTuber highvoltagefeathers discovered. More »      

Hackaday’s 48-Hour Tokyo Speedrun

“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed,” goes the clichéd  [William Gibson] quote. Growing up on all the Cyberpunk literature and spending a more-than-healthy amount of time obsessing over [Fred Gallagher's] Megatokyo series, I always imagined Japan to be at the very tail of this distribution. Show More Summary

Strapping a GoPro to a Ceiling Fan Is as Awesome as You Think It'd Be

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've seen GoPro cameras used with ceiling fans before to recreate The Matrix's bullet-time effects on the cheap. But simply strapping the cheap action cam to the ceiling fan in your living room also produces some fantastic and equally mesmerizing results as YouTuber highvoltagefeathers discovered. Read more...

Mirror Prank Shocks People With Horrifying Demonic Reflections

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

October 31 has come and gone and it's now time to start thinking about turkey and stuffing and shopping, but not before mentioning this wonderful Halloween prank by Pepsi that had moviegoers seeing more than just their faces reflected in these special haunted bathroom mirrors. Read more...

The week in hashtags: #BeenRapedNeverReported, #Catcalling, #iStandSunday, #NaNoWriMo

From raising awareness and hijacking hate to moustaches and writer’s block, here are the biggest hashtags from the past week… #BeenRapedNeverReported One of the most powerful hashtags of late, #BeenRapedNeverReported was started on Thursday...Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: November 2, 2014

Russians blowing up capacitors! As we all know, electronics only work because of blue smoke. [kreosan] is releasing this blue smoke from a few hundred caps. Fun times, even if they are a large number of inert tube shields in their collection of caps. [mayhugh1] over on the home model engine machinist forum has built an 18 cylinder radial engine. Show More Summary

This Orchestra Is Playing While Nomming on Uber-Hot Chilies

Playing classical music at a professional level is very demanding. Of course, humans can multi-task at anything if they’re experienced enough, so Chili Klaus devised a devious tasting. He’s usually known for tasting chilies and givi...

The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst has been living in the International Space Station in the past five months. He’ll be back here later this month, but he sent his Halloween treat on time: photos…

The R2D2-‘O-Lantern Reddit Doesn’t Want You To See

The people here at Hackaday aren’t dedicating their entire lives to moderating comments and sending press releases to the circular file; some of us actually have jobs and hobbies. [James Hobson] works at a projector company that was having a pumpkin carving contest today. Show More Summary

Kitten-filled parody Gone Purrl makes Gone Girl much less scary (plus five other films that need cute remakes, stat)

Forget about Amazing Amy, this week the internet’s all about the amazing kitties in The Pet Collective’s fantastic new video: an all-kitten remake of Gone Girl, called (naturally) Gone Purrl. (‘The hallmark of a sociocat is a lack of empathy.’) And rightly so – it might be the best thing that’s ever happened. Show More Summary

A Water Commercial For Halloween That Would Have Made Russ Meyer Proud

Video: Lithuanian mineral water Vytautas has a long-lasting love story with unorthodox director Tadas Vidmantas, the creator of some of the brand’s most viral and bizarre commercials. So when they decided to make a Halloween-themed ad, they knew Tadas was the right guy for the job. More »      

Experts predict time travel, invisibility & teleportation to be reality by year 2100

A group of experts has agreed that time travel, invisibility and teleportation could all become realities within the lifetimes of today’s school children. According to the Telegraph, professors from Imperial College London and the University...Show More Summary

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