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What Should We Name The Drought?

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s been called a historic drought. An exceptional drought. A catastrophic drought. But it’s four rainless years later, and we still don’t have an actual name for that drought that’s spreading throughout the Western United States. Everyone just calls it “The Drought.” It’s time to come up with something better. Read more...

An Architect Wants To Retrofit This London Power Plant With Tesla Coils

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A few weeks ago, the design mag Dezeen reported on a lecture by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at the Royal Academy in London. During the lecture, Ingels nonchalantly described a plan to turn an aging power station’s smokestacks into tesla coils—if only London would let him. Read more...

Watching Patagonia's sky fill up with clouds is so beautifully ominous

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This whole timelapse video, Patagonia 8K by Timestorm Films, is totally worth watching in its entirety just to see the landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina but I especially enjoy the clip right above where the scattered clouds dance and merge together to form a dense layer that completely blocks out the sky. You know it’s coming down, after that. Read more...

Lion Developments, New Gear And Connected Climbing: What’s New Outside

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We’re all upset that Cecil The Lion was killed, but the conversation is progressing beyond simple outrage. The biggest outdoor trade show is happening this week, so there’s tons of exciting new gear. And, climbing is getting high-tech research tools you can use from home. Here’s what’s new outside. Read more...

You Can Pay $9,300 to Attach an Apple Watch to an Even Fancier Watch 

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s an innovation so impractical, uncomfortable, and expensive, that I can’t stop looking at it. Of course the world has produced a luxury Swiss timepiece that has space on its band for an Apple Watch. It’s a goofy two-faced hybrid watch that packs a gloriously unnecessary double-whammy of bling into a single object. Read more...

Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically any time an officer pulls out a weapon. Read more...

A gasoline drenched flaming tennis ball is good for so many things

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Need to have fun on a boring summer day? Get a bunch of tennis balls, drench ‘em in gasoline, put some wet gloves on and then torch the balls. You can throw fireballs, play tennis with balls that have a super long fire trail, punch ‘em, kick ‘em and do whatever your imagination wants with real life fireballs. Read more...

Is Google Looking to Buy Twitter? Latest Market Moves Spark Intense Speculation

Would Google consider buying up Twitter? That’s the question that’s been gaining traction in recent months, and is building momentum again today. So what are the key benefits and reasons behind such a move, from both sides? 

How to Write Amazing, Clickable Headlines Using Data-Proven Techniques [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your headline is the first—and possibly the only—chance you have to attract attention to the content you’ve written. That’s the writing on the wall. And it turns out that some kinds of headlines attract attention better. How should you...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: Wearable Electrodermal Activity Monitor

Electrodermal activity, or galvanic skin response has a lot of practical applications. Everything from research into emotional states to significantly more off-the-wall applications like the E-meter use electrodermal activity. For his...Show More Summary

Caption CERN Contest – All Good Things…

Week 25 of the Caption CERN Contest is complete. Thanks to all the entrants who tried to figure out exactly what is going on with this scientist and his strange box. We’re still just as confused (and amused) as you are. He definitely...Show More Summary

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