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Jumping on a trampoline has never looked this cool

54 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I should have never grown up. Or at least, I should have never stopped jumping on a trampoline because these guys, brothers Sean and Eric Kennedy of the troupe Flippenout, make jumping on a trampoline so damn cool. It's a combination of grace and synchronization with a splash of never growing up. Read more...

Twitter no longer shows embedded tweets on its web service

There’s bad news for Twitter users who appreciated showing embedded tweets, as the feature now appears to have been removed. Back in July, we spotted that embeds were appearing on the desktop version of Twitter — having first been introduced via Twitter’s mobile apps. Show More Summary

LG Wants To Sell You A $1,799 Curved PC Monitor

Want a new monitor for your PC? Got a spare $1800? How convenient. LG’s new 34-inch 34UC97 is a Quad HD, LED backlit, curved LCD monitor aimed at serious gamers, anyone who wants a PC screen that can double as a gorgeous movie-watching display, and the usual market of cashed-up stockbrokers. More »      

Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

"Fiction is a big, shimmering bubble. It's beautiful but it pops so easily." That's how David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks, this month's MashableReads official selection, described the process of writing to Mashable. See also:...Show More Summary

Netflix Under Pressure to Close Down The VPN Loophole

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

By this point, everyone and their internet-connected dog seems to know that you can access US Netflix (and its sweet promised land of rich video content) from abroad using a simple VPN, or even just a Chrome extension. Your streaming days might be limited, however: Netflix is reportedly under fire to shut the loophole down. Read more...

You can now tinker with the code of 'Commander Keen's' lost episode

It's easy to indulge your Commander Keen nostalgia with most of the game series, but the "lost" Keen Dreams episode has proven elusive outside of less-than-official copies. As of now, though, you can do something about recreating those adventures...

Alibaba IPOs Friday: Here’s What You Need to Know

The big day has come. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding will list on the New York Stock Exchange Friday under the symbol BABA. Executive Chairman Jack Ma is expected to ring the exchange's opening bell when trading begins at 9:30 a.m. New York time.

If Nobody Owns These Cool Animal Selfies, We Should Give Them Money

This animal selfie compilation got me thinking: If the courts say these photos can’t be owned by humans because they are taken by animals, shouldn’t there be some kind of international legal mechanism to make the people who use the photos pay some money to protect each species? Makes sense to me. More »      

Ten Android Apps Every College Student Needs

You’re already in school and almost a month has passed. You’re getting the idea of this college experience, but you could use a little help. That’s what smartphone’s were originally designed for — to help the person on the go make the most of their time. Show More Summary

Saved by The Bell and Mean Girls Get a Play-Doh Makeover

This past Tuesday was National Play-Doh Day, which, seriously, who decides these things? Is there a form online somewhere? Anyway, don’t let the dubious nature of national ‘days’ detract from the main point, which is that Play-Doh is still awesome, just in case you forgot. Show More Summary

Australia's First Bitcoin EFTPOS Card Will Allow You To Buy Your Groceries

SYDNEY — An Australian company is trialling a bitcoin EFTPOS card, allowing customers to spend the digital currency in retail stores. CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin platform, is taking the next step to make bitcoin more accessible...Show More Summary

Using a Theremin for Medical Applications

[Eswar] is not an ordinary 16 years old boy. He figured out a noninvasive way to measure breathing in hospitals for less than $50. He is using a theremin to measure the rise and fall of a patient’s chest. For our curious readers, this touch-less instrument was invented back in 1929 by the Russian inventor [Leon Theremin]. Show More Summary

‘I Have a Great Way of Saying the Government Has Ordered a Pizza’

Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern: Now the latest version of Apple’s iPhone software, iOS 8, adds a layer of smarts on top of autocorrect called QuickType, predictive yping of a sort previously found on Android. Not only does it suggest spelling, it also suggests words you might want to type next. Show More Summary

Need a Therapist? There is an App for That

We’ve seen a few interesting health apps come out recently that are looking to make care more accessible. One interpretation of this has been lifestyle tech, including fitness trackers and home testing kits like Cue. However, we’ve also...Show More Summary

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