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Someone finally stumped Stephen Colbert with ‘Lord of the Rings’ trivia

If there's one thing that Stephen Colbert is proud of — more so than his shows, his books and possibly even his family — it's his love of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A self-proclaimed Tolkien nerd, Colbert rarely went a week on The...Show More Summary

Hilarious Short Animation Shows the Random Ways You Can Die in Space

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This short animation Death in Space by Thomas Lucas is a collection of two-second scenes that show people dying in space in the most random ways. It’s totally silly, but it’s funny because it pokes fun of the careless curiosity of human nature. Show More Summary

Watch this train driver save his passengers from a certain crash

Trains take a long time to stop, so if a driver sees an obstacle -- say, the back of a truck -- in the tracks, there's not much they can do about it. Unless you're this quick-thinking Polish train driver, whose timely warning saved his...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel is running for Vice President of the United States

Over the past few years, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has made a name for himself by pulling off some of the funniest and most impressively orchestrated pranks any of us have ever seen. Some of the pranks were so good thatShow More Summary

The Three Ways to Test If Something Is Real Solid Gold or Not

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Metallurgist Grigory Raykhtsaum shows Smithsonian three different ways to test if something is solid gold: a color test, a thermal conductivity test, and a particle test. It’s all computerized now so all he has to do is scan the object...Show More Summary

Watch a Tesla Model X in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a McLaren 650S supercar

When it comes to raw acceleration, it's no secret that the Tesla Model S and Model X provide more bang for the buck than any other car on the market. While a tricked out Model S in Ludicrous Mode is capable of going from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, the Model X, despite being an SUV, is no slouch in the speed department either. Show More Summary

15 of the coolest fictional cars in the history of TV and cinema

Everyone has a favorite fictional character from a movie or TV show. If you're an action fan, it might be Indiana Jones, John McClane or Neo. Sci-fi fans likely prefer Luke Skywalker or James T. Kirk, while superhero fanatics might have...Show More Summary

Meet the first all-in-one Windows-style desktop that runs Android

Hardcore Android fans already know what Jide is. It’s the company behind Remix OS, the Windows-style Android operating system that can be installed on any computer, regardless what OS it runs. In addition to offering its desktop Android...Show More Summary

The hottest new product in China is bottled air

Yes, it sounds like a terrible joke, but it’s a real business. People in China are paying for fresh air bottled in a different country and having it shipped to them from abroad. The air in some of China’s cities is so bad that this is...Show More Summary

Fake Skin Robot Bats Will Soon Be Creeping Us Out From the Skies Above

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign think mimicking nature is the best way to help robots take flight. So with the help of a 3D printer they’ve created a flying robotic bat complete with a layer of fake silicone skin for the wing’s membranes. It somehow manages to make real bats look almost cute in comparison. Read more...

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of the observable universe because we’re actually limited to only being able to go to a hundredth billionth of a percent of it. Show More Summary

The first trailer for the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie looks way better than you’d think

Making movies based on blockbuster video games isn't always such a great idea, but the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film doesn’t look bad. The first trailer for the movie was just released, giving us glimpses of Callum Lynch’s story. If you’ve played the games, you’ll have fun seeing this reenactment for the big screen. Show More Summary

Custom LEGO Iron Man Lab: The Iron Bank

LEGO enthusiast Minh Pham loves to make custom minifigs and similarly sized figures. He has a growing collection of Iron Man figures, some of which he bought and some of which he made, and he figured…

This is what Doom looks like running on Nvidia’s insane new graphics card

Last Friday, Nvidia took the stage in Austin, Texas in order to unveil the exceptionally fast — yet surprisingly affordable — GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards. With its new Pascal architecture, Nvidia was able to produce cards...Show More Summary

Google just released a keyboard for the iPhone with built-in search

Google just announced and launched a new keyboard for the iPhone that it's calling Gboard. The keyboard has built-in Google search functionality, as well as GIF and emoji search. Best of all, you can use it in any app. DON'T MISS: Google...Show More Summary

VR Telepresence Tank from Raspberry Pi, Google Cardboard, and Xbox Controller

It’s great to see different kinds of hardware and software tossed into a project together, allowing someone to mix things that don’t normally go together into something new. [Freddy Kilo] did just that with a project he calls his VR Robot Tank. Show More Summary

iOS 10 concept offers lockscreen widgets, improved notifications, and new gestures

Apple will unveil its newest software innovations next month at WWDC 2016, where iOS 10 and Mac OS 10.12 are surely going to be unveiled. Outside of keynotes, Apple is tight-lipped when it comes to the future of its mobile and desktop platforms, and leaks have only offered us minor details about what’s in store for this year’s updates. Show More Summary

Renaissance Festival Actor Spears a Historically-Inaccurate Drone Right Out of the Sky

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You have to be careful when attending a renaissance festival. Some of those in attendance take historical accuracy very, very seriously. Whipping out your smartphone could lead to a night in the stocks, and trying to film the festivities with a flying drone will incur an even worse fate for your quadcopter. Read more...

Google I/O 2016 preview: All the biggest announcements you can expect next week

Every year during the spring and summer months, Android and Apple users alike are given a glimpse into the future of their respective mobile operating systems. Apple of course has WWDC which is slated to take place in June and Google...Show More Summary

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