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Cool Travel Planner Site – WishBeen

Cool Travel Planner Site - WishBeen Today’s Cool Site of the Day is an app called WishBeen. @WishBeen was founded by a group of friends who made travel magazines. The idea of WishBeen was derived from seeing prints held in travelers’ hands as they walked out of airports. Show More Summary

"Goblins vs. Gnomes" Expansion Coming to 'Hearthstone' December 8

"Goblins vs. Gnomes," the new 120-card expansion for Hearthstone [Free (HD)], will be available on December 8th. Where Hearthstone's previous expansion focused on oozing horrors, fell creatures, and Deathrattle mechanics, the cards introduced next week are full of novelty gadgets, kludged-together gizmos, and a new "Mech" tribal. Show More Summary

Don't Forget, Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot Airs Tonight

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's officially coming, but Toy Story 4 isn't hitting theaters until 2017—in fandom years that's like an eternity away. So to make the wait more bearable, Pixar has been churning out some equally enjoyable Toy Story short films, and the latest one, Toy Story That Time Forgot, premieres tonight. Read more...

Trinket Everyday Carry Contest Roundup: Sniffing Trinket and Portable Trollmaster 3000!

Hackaday’s  Trinket Everyday Carry Contest is heating up. In just one week we’ve already got over 30 entries! Many of the contenders are completely new open source projects based on the Pro Trinket. Our first drawing will be tonight, at 9pm EST. Show More Summary

Invictus Games Reveals Upcoming Rhythmic Auto-Runner 'GiveItUP'

Invictus Games has announced an interesting-looking auto-runner called GiveItUP that aims to deliver a difficult rhythmic challenge. Players control a black blob bouncing constantly forward, who's trying to land on green platforms, and avoid the spiked red ones. The blob can jump up or forwards to help avoid the hazards. But here's the thing: jumps

Steve Wozniak demonstrates keyless entry at Starwood with iPhone

If you've ever wondered how the keyless hotel room locks work at Starwood Hotels, you're in for a treat. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak demonstrated the lock with the accompanying SPG app on his iPhone on video. Essentially, users launch...Show More Summary

'Fist of Jesus: The Bloody Gospel of Judas' Hits Mobile this Week

Early last year, Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz released a short film called Fist of Jesus. Short synopsis: Jesus performs a miracle by bringing Lazarus back to life, however things don't go according to plan as Lazarus is resurrected as a killer zombie, and he immediately goes on a rampage turning everyone around him into

Retrotechtacular: Ma Bell’s Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)

This gem from the AT&T Archive does a good job of explaining the first-generation cellular technology that AT&T called Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS). The hexagon-cellular network design was first conceived at Bell Labs in 1947. After a couple of decades spent pestering the FCC, AT&T was awarded the 850MHz band in the late 1970s. Show More Summary

More Android Apps Arriving for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Just a few years ago, before Android marched to its dominant position in the mobile market, there was much speculation that Google might merge Chrome OS and Android. Early last year, I wrote a post on why that won't happen. However, an interesting corollary trend is now appearing. Show More Summary

PopCap's Free-to-Play 'Peggle Blast' Now Available Worldwide

Really, it was a matter of time: EA's finally globally launched a free-to-play version of Peggle, entitled Peggle Blast [Free]. The game has been in soft launch for a few months now, but has just made its way worldwide. The basics of the game should be familiar to anyone who's played the addictive peg-popper: use

This Laundry Bot Will Only Eradicate Stains, Not Humans

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Willow Garage's PR2 robot is designed to work in factories performing repetitive tasks, but unlike other manufacturing bots it's not purpose built for a single job. Instead, it can be easily taught to perform almost any task—and that now includes almost handling every step required to do a load of laundry. Rosie from The Jetsons might finally be here. Read more...

This Drone Footage Of A Desolate Detroit Looks Like Something Out Of 'The Walking Dead'

This amazing drone footage shot by cinematographer John Marton shows abandoned Detroit locations including the Packard Automotive Plant, the Eastown Theatre and the Fisher Body Plant. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of John Marton. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The Only Constant is Change: A Q&A with Ethan Marcotte

It’s here: a new edition of Responsive Web Design is now available from A Book Apart! Our editor-in-chief, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, sat down with Ethan Marcotte—who first introduced the world to RWD right here in A List Apart back inShow More Summary

The Most Important Lessons You Should Have Learned in 2014

For so many of us, the end of every year revolves around holiday celebrations and spending quality time with friends and family. As it should. But the end of the year is also a time for purposeful reflection — for considering the successes and failures of the year gone by, and for making sure that [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary

Yet Another Awesome Working Prototype of a PipBoy 3000

When we’re not busy writing up features on Hack a Day, some of the writers here have some pretty impressive projects on the go. One of our own, [Will Sweatman], just put the finishing touches on this amazing (and functional!) Pipboy 3000! The funny thing is, [Will] here isn’t actually a very big gamer. Show More Summary

This Concept Video Shows Exactly How Large Apple's Giant iPad Could Be (AAPL)

There's a strong chance Apple will release an iPad that's larger than its standard 9.7 inch model next year, and now we have a realistic idea of exactly how large it will be. YouTube channel Canoopsy posted a video showing a mockup of...Show More Summary

'Checkpoint Champion' Review - An Incredibly Smooth Ride

There's a certain craft that goes into making a game that feels great. Protostar's Checkpoint Champion [Free] is a fun game on its own, but the game shows a certain craftsmanship that elevates the whole experience. This is a stunt racing game, where the goal is to drive a constantly-accelerating car around tracks full of

Cicret bracelet could make other smartwatches redundant… if it’s real

A group in Europe is currently pitching the Cicret Bracelet, an armband that projects the content of your phone onto your arm, and allows you to interact with the projected content. The Cicret comes with an embedded memory card, processor, … Continue reading ?

These Brutal Tests Show How Strong Your iPhone's Display Really Is (AAPL)

Your iPhone's display — made of Corning's Gorilla Glass — is incredibly strong and durable. To show you just how strong it is, the duo from the MythBusters TV show, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have conducted a series of torture tests you would never want done on your own smartphone. Show More Summary

Double Fine's 'Broken Age' Act 2 Delayed Until "Early Next Year"

It seems like forever ago that Double Fine ran their then-record breaking Kickstarter for a brand new Tim Schafer-developed point-and-click adventure game, but in actuality it was just back in March of 2012. That adventure game is what eventually came to be Broken Age, and it's had a somewhat rocky development. The game took longer

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