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shinyshiny’s 50 inspirational women to follow on Twitter

Since Twitter came along in 2006, its unquestionably become one of the go-to websites for people to form, challenge, and reinforce their views. One of its best (and arguably worst) features is that it allows us to create a bespoke news feed, so we can fill our minds with the knowledge, the humour and the issues we want to read about. Show More Summary

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. Read more...

Saying Goodbye To The Funniest Dysfunctional Mom On Television

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aw, jeez. This is sad. Very funny human Jan Hooks passed away today at the age of 57. The Atlanta-born comedian and actress with the distinctive drawl was an SNL cast-member; regular voice on The Simpsons; and the smiling guide who told Pee-Wee there's no basement at the Alamo (amongst a million other roles). Read more...

The New Big Hero 6 Trailer Reveals Even More Ass-Kicking Animation

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I could not be more excited for the first Disney-Marvel mashup Big Hero 6, coming to theaters this fall. In a new trailer released today at NYC's Comic-Con, we get to see more of the action, backdropped by epic San Fransokyo views and superhero suits that were inspired by visits to real-life robotics labs. Read more...

Paper Plane Folding Machine Gun is a Mechanical Marvel

A German man has just finished a very impressive Paper Airplane Machine Gun, or a Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole, which just sounds so much cooler. It actually takes a stack of paper, folds it into paper air planes and shoots them. The...Show More Summary

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Jimmy Kimmel and Siri the waitress

Apple has continued to improve its voice-based iOS virtual assistant since launching it a few years ago, but Siri still isn’t perfect and might cause some unexpected headaches. In fact, a recent study from AAA and the University of Utah...Show More Summary

Toshiba’s made a new robot that can use sign language

Toshiba has invented a robot that looks like a human and can communicate using simple gestures (like waving) and sign language. And the good news is, it’s not creepy in the slightest. Just kidding: it’s pretty creepy. The company says...Show More Summary

The best Google Maps trick yet involves a Street View camel

Used by millions of people around the world, Google Maps is certainly one of Google’s best products, and the company keeps figuring out ways to make it more interesting. Google often adds neat Easter Eggs to Google Maps, and the latest...Show More Summary

Use a Flexible Touchscreen While Digging for Olaf

Standard touch screens are so inflexible. [Grubm012] was tired of of glass touch screens, so at a recent company hackday, he came up with a solution. Digging for Olaf (PDF link) is a game which uses a flexible touch screen as an integral game mechanic. Show More Summary

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form of magic. Read more...

Mad man rides motorcycle over a bridge's arch beam

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bridges to normal humans are things that make life easier because they connect things that, well, don't connect. We get on it and we get to the other side. Bridges to this professional stuntman are obstacles meant for epic stunts, like riding a motorcycle on top of one of the bridge's arch beam! Read more...

Daredevils climb a skyscraper in Hong Kong to hijack a billboard

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hong Kong is one of those crazy future cities in the world where buildings kiss the sky and people are stacked on top of people and streets hide alleys which hide labyrinths which hide awesome. It's great. It's also great for climbing to the top of a skyscraper to hijack a billboard. These guys proved that. Read more...

Google updates the Chromecast iOS app a bunch of great new features

Google on Wednesday updated its popular Chromecast app for iPhone and iPad users, adding plenty of new features for users to play around with. It previously announced the feature named Backdrop at Google I/O but this new update adds a whole lot more. Show More Summary

EEVblog Tears into the White Van Speaker Scam

[Dave Jones] shows us just how bad audio equipment can get with his white van speaker scam teardown (YouTube link). Hackaday Prize judge [Dave] has some great educational videos on his EEVblog YouTube channel, but we can’t get enough of his rants – especially when he’s ranting about cheap electronics. Show More Summary

Hackaday 10th Anniversary: Demoscenes and Blink(1)

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

There were two LA hackerspaces represented at our 10th anniversary party, and members from both of them were able to give a talk on the projects coming out of their labs. [Arko] from null space labs showed up with a few of his creations including CUBEX, his high altitude balloon payload and a demoscene board he’s been working on. Show More Summary

Photography Rig Captures Holy Grail Shots

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

You’ve seen amazing shots of water spouts and milk crowns. You’ve seen shots of bullets piercing glass ornaments, playing cards, and poor, defenseless pieces of fruit. Maybe you’ve even seen that holy grail of shots—a bullet piercing a water spout. Show More Summary

Frozen as an 8-bit video game is super fun because of its 8-bit songs

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What might be even cooler than seeing this 8-bit game version of Frozen is hearing 8-bit sounds beep and butcher all the songs that made Frozen so damn popular in the first place. Watch CineFix pull their 8-bit take on Frozen below. Read more...

Honest trailer for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction tears it to shreds

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The biggest sign that humanity has no chance of survival? That we're all sheep with baa-d taste? That we should blast ourselves out of this planet and let dolphins take over as the dominant species? Transformers: Age of Extinction and how it made $245,430,526 at the box office. Honest Trailers shows how horrible the movie truly was. Read more...

This spinning chocolate cake hides the most awesomest visual trick

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I'll admit it, I was a doubter. When I saw this chocolate cake, I couldn't imagine it ever blowing my mind. Even when it started spinning, I didn't see what the hoopla was all about. And then the lights started flickering and all the chocolate pieces started dancing and moving in a complicated orchestra. Read more...

Retrotechtacular: The Future’s So Bright, We’re Gonna Need Photochromic Windowpanes

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This is a day in the life of the Shaw family in the summer of 1999 as the Philco-Ford Corporation imagined it from the space-age optimism of 1967. It begins with Karen Shaw and her son, James. They’re at the beach, building a sand castle model of their modular, hexagonal house and discussing life. Show More Summary

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