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ITV exec Kevin Lygo on Vice's Shane Smith: 'I'm trying not to use the word odious'

ITV director of television Kevin Lygo was withering in his verdict on of a speech made by Vice Media chief executive Shane Smith on Wednesday. At the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Smith used the prestigious annual MacTaggart...Show More Summary

World’s first self-driving taxi is operational in Singapore, and it’s not Uber

Uber has recently announced plans to offer clients free rides in self-driving vehicles, as it tests its driverless ride-sharing service in Pittsburgh. However, Uber isn’t the only ride-hailing company that’s pursuing such car technology,...Show More Summary

This high-tech peephole viewer is essential to any home security setup

In an age of self-driving cars and smartphones, it’s amazing we still rely on peepholes to see who’s at our door. The Brinno PHV1330 PeepHole Viewer is a modern version of this age-old fixture, and it’s on sale for only $45.99. Featuring a 3” display, the Brinno lets you see who’s at your door in sharp detail. Show More Summary

Picture this: Exploring the Internet of Visuals

3 days agoTechnology : Gigaom

As eagerly awaited as it is wide-ranging, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends Report is a data goldmine for anyone who wants to…

Hoverchair For Your Hoverboard Turns Your Segway into a Go-Kart

Want to get somewhere safely, but all you have is a Segway? An afternoon spent tinkering can turn your Segway into a lounging cruiser with this hoverseat attachment, just like YouTuber [Inflatable Boats]’s hot new ride. The backbone of the cart is the Segway Mini Pro. Show More Summary

Rainy Day Fun by Calculating Pi

If you need a truly random event generator, just wait till your next rainstorm. Whether any given spot on the ground is hit by a drop at a particular time is anyone’s guess, and such randomness is key to this simple rig that estimates...Show More Summary

Here's What Being on Mars Sounds Like

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

None of us will probably ever make it to the red planet but if you want to get a feel for what Mars would sound like (or hear what it’s like from inside an airlock), saddle up with this video from Cody’s Lab. He drops a camera inside a vacuum chamber and then turns down the pressure to mimic what it’s like on Mars. Show More Summary

How to decode Pokemon Go’s new appraisal feature

Many of the updates Niantic has released for Pokemon Go over the past month have been to address bugs and server issues, but this week, the developer surprised players with a brand new feature that hadn't been previously announced. The...Show More Summary

A Russian billionaire has a crazy plan to send these tiny, laser-powered spacecraft to a newly discovered planet that might harbor life

Back in April, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner pledged $100 million toward a crazy plan to visit another star system. The mission — Breakthrough Starshot — aims to get this done by propelling teeny, tiny spaceships to 20% the speed of...Show More Summary

iPhone Screen Not Responding: Is ‘Touch Disease’ The Cause?

Has your iPhone screen stopped responding and functioning properly? The cause could be that it has contracted “Touch Disease.” It sounds like something you might warn your children about: “Don’t let anyone else use your phone. You might get Touch Disease.” However, the disease is not contagious. Show More Summary

Realize the Truth… There Is No Word Clock

Do you always look at it encoded? – Well you have to. The image translators work for the construct program. Word clocks are supposed to de-encode time into a more readable format. Luckily  [Xose Pérez] managed to recover the encodedShow More Summary

The YouTuber behind the 'African Drug Lord' pranks reveals his secrets – and a disturbing truth about our online privacy.

If you haven't watched the hilarious "African Drug Lord" videos on YouTube, you should check it out – just be aware the videos contain profanities. In his videos, YouTuber "VirtuallyVain" scares the hell out of video gamers by pretending...Show More Summary

This Guy's Ugly Lego Creations Make Beautiful Shadow Art

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With the lights on, John V. Muntean’s Lego creations look like something a five-year-old would build. “Look, mommy, it’s a horse!” But turn the lights off, shine a spotlight on these creations, and suddenly their real raison d’être is revealed; intricate shadow designs that change as each mass of Lego bricks is turned. Read more...

When Real Violence Inspires Virtual Reality

From 2003 to 2009, Camp Bucca was a detention facility used by the U.S. military to house prisoners from the Iraq War. As early as 2004, news reports surfaced that the camp was the site of prisoner abuse and torture. Some military experts have linked this abuse and torture to the formation of the Islamic State, or ISIS, group. Show More Summary

A man playing Pokémon Go while driving reportedly hit 2 women, killing one of them

A Japanese man who was playing Pokémon Go while driving reportedly hit two women on Tuesday night, killing one of them. The news was reported by Japanese-language news outlets ANN and NHK, and we saw it on Kotaku. 39-year-old Keiji Gooh, the driver, has reportedly been arrested over the incident, which took place in the city Tokushima at 7.25PM. Show More Summary

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