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The week in hashtags: #TheQueenTweets, #FCKH8, #NoJustice, #OttawaStrong

The Queen got in on the act, time went backwards and Twitter got angry… again. Here are the most important hashtags from the past week. #NoJustice, #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence When Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment...Show More Summary

9-Volt Battery Emergency Phone Charger — The Handiest Hack Ever Created

How many times has your iPhone or Android smartphone run out of charge while you’re out and about with no wall outlet nearby? If you don’t have time to run to your car and give your phone a quick charge, The Blaze reports that there’s...Show More Summary


Here’s something that’s just a design study, but [Ivan]‘s Apple IIe phone is a work of art. You’re not fitting a CRT in there, but someone out there has a 3D printer, an old LCD, and a GSM module. Make it happen. See also: the Frog Design...Show More Summary

One Google Employee Explains Why Working At Google Is So Great (GOOG)

Google is a legendary employer. With its high pay, smorgasbord of perks, valuable stock options, and amazing tech projects, it is constantly No. 1 on the various "best places to work" surveys. Working there was even the subject of aShow More Summary

Super Smash Bros Gets a Revamp with the Microsoft Kinect

[Eric] just sent in this awesome Kinect hack that he and a few friends worked on. Playing Super Smash Bros with a Kinect. The system makes use of two Kinects, and three PCs. The first Kinect records each individual players moves, while the second Kinect watches both players “fight” each other. Show More Summary

Kate Hudson Does a Dead-On Matthew McConaughey Impression

When Kate Hudson appeared at the American Cinematheque Gala to honor friend and rom-com partner Matthew McConaughey, she treated the audience to an impeccable impression of the actor, beyond the standard, "Alright, alright, alright." In...Show More Summary

Sandra Bullock's 'Gravity' floats onto some folks' phones for free

If you've been always meaning to watch the Oscar-winning "Gravity" but just never got around to it — or if you just weren't in a rush to spend money on wonky acts of physics — now might be your chance to catch the otherwise spectacular space flick for free. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Has a Meltdown in 'SNL' Lincoln Ad Spoofs

From Oscar winner to car commercial star in eight short months, Matthew McConaughey's career is taking a baffling turn. Saturday Night Live put host Jim Carrey behind the wheel for a dead-on parody of the actor's weirdest acting gigShow More Summary

Guy Using Wheel Barrow To Do Skateboard Tricks Is Hilariously Absurd

Here’s the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started laughing. And then I started wondering, wait, is this any less ridiculous than skateboarding? More »      

Muse: Showbiz

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

15 years ago, a tiny British alt rock band, led by concert pianist/conspiracy theorist Matthew Bellamy, released their debut album, Showbiz. Nowadays, Muse plays sell-out stadium shows with ridiculous pyrotechnic displays and gymnasts dangling from blimps, but back then, they were just another semi-goth band of community college dropouts. Read more...

Maybe we should slow down?

Think about the tradeoffs. We can fly anywhere in the world in 24 hours. But all this flying is contributing to climate change. And it may someday serve as a transmission system for a virus that could kill large numbers of humans quickly. Maybe we're moving too much and too fast for our own good.

Must-watch: Connections

If you want to understand innovators, about the actual of character of the persistent folk who bring out new stuff, watch the James Burke series Connections. It's magnificent. Told as a series of stories about how a minor feature ofShow More Summary

Iggy Azalea Releases New Single “Beg For It” While Twitter Reacts [Listen]

Iggy, Iggy is at it again. The Australian native released her newest single today called “Beg For It” featuring the Danish singer-songwriter, MØ. Not only is Iggy Azalea currently doing concerts, she is on Saturday Night Live tonight with the iconic Jim Carrey, and then she decides to release a new song. In my opinion, […]

This New Feature Could Make ‘Super Smash Bros’ The Game Of The Year

There’s no better game to play with friends than “Super Smash Bros.” And it’s about to get even better. Nintendo on Thursday announced the newest iteration in the franchise, “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U,” coming Nov. 21, will support up to eight players simultaneously. Show More Summary

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