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A Nixie Clock with Neon Bulb Logic

This is an oldie, but oh, man is this ever good. It’s a Nixie clock made without a microcontroller. In fact, there aren’t any logic chips in this circuit, either. As far as we can tell, the logic in this clock is made with resistors, diodes, caps, and neon tubes. The design of this is covered in the creator’s webpage. Show More Summary

After 20 Years, Ween's Chocolate and Cheese Remains Delightfully Odd

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When Ween released their forth studio album Chocolate and Cheese in September 1994, I was six years old. At the time, I was most likely rocking out to Raffi's Greatest Hits or something. Fast forward a decade later, featuring a more mature albeit acne-ridden adolescent, and I'm listening to the weirdest song I've ever heard. Read more...

Hackaday Links: September 28, 2014

Kyocera is vastly expanding their product lineup with the Shop Sink 3530. The perfect addition to your copiers, fax machines, and laser printers. About a year and a half ago and with objections from the editorial staff, we did a Top 10 hacking fails in movies and TV post. Show More Summary

Need a Homemade Ice Pop Right Now? Dry Ice to the Rescue

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sometimes you just really want an icy treat like, right now. And sometimes your freezer is bereft of freezey goodness because life is cruel. Fear not! All you need is some juice, a popsicle stick, and a pile of dry ice. Because who doesn't have that hanging around? Read more...

Automated Watering System Uses Neat DIY Water Valve

[Valentin] is an engineering student and hobbyist gardener. He was planning on going home for a 3 week semester break and certainly could not leave his balcony plants to fend for themselves. The clearly obvious solution was to make an automated watering system! The most interesting part of this build is the valve. Show More Summary

Third Person Skydiving

GoPros were invented for a few reasons, and skydiving is right at the top of that list. You’ll be hard pressed to find a regular skydiver that doesn’t own at least one of the little cameras, and there are a few examples of helmets with three or four GoPros tacked on. This is an entirely new application. Show More Summary

A Description of Maddening Battery Terminology

Once again, [Afroman] is here for you, this time breaking down electrolyte and the terminology behind batteries. Volts and Amps are easy mode, but what about Amp hours? They’re not coulombs per second hours, because that wouldn’t make any sense. Show More Summary

Here's how all the Pixar movies are connected in one universe

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Maybe you've heard of The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni that showed how all the characters of the Pixar movies are connected to each other in one universe. The evidence was undeniable! Bloop Animation shows how it all ties together in the video below. I want to believe! Read more...

Sony’s Xperia Z3 stars in the world’s first underwater unboxing video

Sony’s recently released Xperia Z3 is the company’s newest flagship device, and just like other Xperia Z family members, this one is also not scared of water. To put to the test the Xperia Z3’s waterproof abilities, Carphone Warehouse decided to record an unusual unboxing video. Show More Summary

ESP8266 Distance Testing

With progress slowly being made on turning the ESP8266 UART to WiFi module into something great, there is still the question of what the range is for the radio in this tiny IoT wonder. [CNLohr] has some test results for you, and theShow More Summary

Scientists Make Objects "Invisible" With a Tricky Optical Illusion

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Invisibility is perhaps the most ubiquitous of sci-fi dreams: Spy movies, video games, and classic cartoons all tantalize us with this trick. Researchers at the University of Rochester still haven't unlocked the secret to that elusive invisibility cloak either, I'm afraid. But they made a very cool optical illusion that looks the part. Read more...

I Can't Believe This Underwater Film Was Made Without Special Effects

Video: This underwater video is impossibly surreal, but the makers of the video, Francisco and Armando del Rosario and Armiche Ramos, say that no computer special effects were used in the video, just some camera tricks to make it look like the ocean world can be sideways and water can be walked upside down on. More »      

Ten of the most exciting, innovative, and purr-fect wearables for pets #WearablesWeek

When we talk about wearables, we’re usually talking about tech for humans, from VR headsets to fitness trackers to Google Glass. So it might have slipped your notice that the demand for pet wearables is big. Huge. In fact, it’s estimated that the market will be worth $2.5 billion by 2025. Show More Summary

The evolution of Batman music epically recreated with a piano and cello

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Piano Guys made this epic video that traces the 50 year history of music in Batman using a piano and a cello. Oh and of course three different Batmobiles. What's awesome is how much each era they go through musically looks like the Batman movie of its time. Read more...

What people around the world would wish for if they got three wishes

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Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit. Read more...

The Walking Dead is even better and way funnier with bad lip reading

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you enjoy a good laugh or watch The Walking Dead or ever wondered what zombies are saying through all that clawing and moaning, the Bad Lip Reading guys have got you covered in their latest take on The Walking Dead. It's pretty damn funny. Read more...

Could wearable tech help us to improve our mental health? #WearablesWeek

Over the past few years we’ve watched the tech market become saturated by wearable health-tracking gadgets designed to provide us with more visibility about the way we move, what we eat and how we go about our day-to-day lives. However, many of us know that being truly healthy both inside and out requires much more of a holistic approach. Show More Summary

The Galaxy Note 3 seems to do better in bend tests than iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has an unexpected iPhone 6 situation on its hands, as it appears various iPhone 6 Plus users have managed to bend the device while holding it in their pants pockets. YouTube channel Unbox Therapy did a manual iPhone 6 Plus bend test, managing to significantly bend the device in the process, and the video quickly went viral. Show More Summary

The Thurber Feeder 5000 Helps to Slow Fido Down

Does your dog eat too fast? [Thurber] does, and he even chokes occasionally while snarfing down the kibble — naturally this worried his owners, so [Jason] stepped up to the challenge to slow him down. Introducing the Thurber Feeder 5000. [Jason]...Show More Summary

These are the best and most hilarious Dark Night Rises impersonations

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I laughed so hard with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's impersonations in the first part of The Trip that I can't wait to see the second—in theaters now. The Trip to Italy seems to have more of those hilarious impersonations and improvised dialogs. Yes, I know it's more of the same but I just can't get enough of it. Read more...

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