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  • This Incredible Aurora Is 2014's Best Astronomy Photograph

    19 September 2014, 5:00 am by: Chris Mills

    Another year, and another set of winners of the Royal Observatory's Best Astronomy Photographer. This year's overall winner is this insane shot of an aurora captured over a glacier, which is so other-wordly it looks like it was made with special effects.Read…
  • A flight emergency landing can't be more chilled out than this video

    19 September 2014, 4:43 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

    This video shows the emergency descent of Jetblue flight 1416, which happened yesterday, September 18. Seeing those oxygen masks going down as the cabin fills up with smoke—after one of the engines stops!—is the beginning of one of my worst nightmares.…
  • This Hamster-Wheel Desk Is a Sad Statement on Modern Offices

    19 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Chris Mills

    Corporate culture today is often said to be about working slavishly, with an above-all focus on profit and productivity. Nothing captures that idea more strikingly than this (fully functional) hamster-wheel desk. Read more...
  • An Electric Wakeboard is Probably The Best Way to Spend $20,000

    19 September 2014, 3:00 am by: Chris Mills

    If you've ever wanted to go wakeboarding, but thought "Man! Thosee ski boats are expensive!", then never fear: the budget wakeboarding option is here. Read more...
  • Grindr Pollster Nailed the Results of Scottish Referendum

    19 September 2014, 1:43 am by: Chris Mills

    With almost all the results in, it's now looking like Scotland will say 'no' to independance by a 54%-46% majority. Interestingly, that's the same result predicted by a pollster...using Grindr. Read more...
  • No, A Smoke-Filled Airliner Is Not A Good Place For a Selfie

    19 September 2014, 1:00 am by: Chris Mills

    Most humans' priority when their flying metal tube starts filling with smoke: panic, scream, scrabble for oxygen mask, pee their pants a little. This guy? He pulls out his smartphone and starts video-selfie-ing for all he's worth. Read more...
  • Good night, Gothenburg

    19 September 2014, 12:30 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I come as much as I can to Gothenburg, Sweden, because two simple reasons. First, it's one of my favorite cities in the world, along with New York and Madrid—I could spend a hundred pages talking about how nice it is. But, most importantly, it's the home to…
  • This supercut showing just the actors' eyes in movies is pretty intense

    19 September 2014, 12:07 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    A person's eyes can express so much. That's why directors hone in on them in crucial scenes of movies. That's why you can just see the eyes of a great actor and immediately know what movie you're watching. That's why this supercut about eyes is so fun to…
  • First iPhone 6 Buyer Does an Accidental Drop-Test on TV

    19 September 2014, 12:01 am by: Chris Mills

    It's iPhone 6 launch day, which of course means that YouTube will be full of drop tests by lunch time. But the very first buyer, coming out of the iPhone store in Perth, decided to beat them all to it. Read more...
  • Short film: The transformation and tribulations of a woman through life

    18 September 2014, 11:23 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    This is great. Celia Bullwinkel made Sidewalk, an animation that shows a little girl become a woman while walking on the sidewalk and all that it entails. There's a perfect amount of awkwardness and embarrassment, annoyance at rude gawkers, and a whole lot of…
  • iFixit's iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Finds Oversized Battery, 1GB of RAM

    18 September 2014, 11:08 pm by: Chris Mills

    iFixit, famous breakers of things, were Down Under to scoop up an iPhone 6 Plus as soon as it went on sale. Now, they're teasing the rest of us with a step-by-step liveblog of the teardown process. Read more...
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980: The Beast That Sips Electricity

    18 September 2014, 10:30 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Over the past year, PC graphics cards have swelled to gargantuan proportions, with price tags to match: Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan costs an incredible $999, to say nothing of the $3,000 Titan Z you might consider if your family is in the oil business. Today,…
  • Seeing the Aurora Borealis in real time is better than any time lapse

    18 September 2014, 10:25 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    We've seen so many beautiful time lapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I'm complaining!) that it's pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be in real time too. I guess that means I should really see it in real life.Read more...
  • This TSA Checkpoint Is Carved Entirely Out Of Wood

    18 September 2014, 9:20 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Would a trip through airport security be a little better if it looked like this? Roxy Paine, a New York artist, has painstakingly whittled every last detail of a TSA checkpoint, rendering everything from the X-ray monitor to the plastic boxes for our…
  • The epic slow motion shots of Zack Snyder's movies

    18 September 2014, 9:16 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    When I first saw 300, it felt like I was using my eyes for the very first time. The stunning visuals made it feel epic. And though I may not feel the same about other Zack Snyder movies, I still enjoy watching them because if you use enough slow motion like he…
  • Larry Ellison, who you'll remember as the CEO of Oracle and a man who likes to build really, really

    18 September 2014, 9:13 pm by: Chris Mills

    Larry Ellison, who you'll remember as the CEO of Oracle and a man who likes to build really, really fast sailboats , has relinquished his boss-man role at Oracle. Although it means that Oracle won't be helmed by Ellison for the first time ever, he insists that…
  • 3D Printing Is Being Used to Restore a Frank Lloyd Wright Classic

    18 September 2014, 9:08 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    The largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world is at Florida Southern University. Depending on how you count, there are 7 to 12 buildings, the most distinctive of which is Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. Time has taken its toll on the chapel's…
  • Google Follows Apple in Encrypting Phone Data by Default

    18 September 2014, 8:36 pm by: Chris Mills

    Last night, Apple head honcho Tim Cook announced that iOS 8 will encrypt all your personal data by default , making it harder for the NSA to root through your stuff. Now, in a totally coincidentally timed move, Google's announced that Android L will do the…
  • Talking With America’s Best Art Forger and the Man Who Tracked Him Down

    18 September 2014, 8:35 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    Mark Landis is a small, soft-spoken, 59-year old man living in small-town Mississippi. For three decades, he used plain old colored pencils, magic markers, and acrylic paints to replicate—like, exactly, uncannily replicate—masterworks by everyone from…
  • On the Eve of Their New Show, Relive The Golden Age of Tim and Eric

    18 September 2014, 8:10 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Last week I had the distinct pleasure of seeing the Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour, the traveling variety show of my comedy heroes, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, with a special extended cameo by Dr. Steve Brule, played by none other than John C.…
  • Take A Nighttime Road Trip With The Sweet Tunes Of Superhumanoids

    18 September 2014, 7:15 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    There are certain sounds that just work when you're driving out of the madness of the city under the cover of night to a chilled-out place in the wilderness where the stars outnumber—and outshine—the streetlights. Next time you're on passenger-seat DJ…
  • Pebble owners, heads up!

    18 September 2014, 6:55 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Pebble owners, heads up! You can update to version 2.5, allowing your smartwatch to display emoji , play nice with iOS 8, and finally use its internal compass. If you're using your Pebble alongside an iPhone, you can now dismiss notifications right from your…
  • A Man Used Whisper to Live Update His Standoff With Cops

    18 September 2014, 6:40 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    A Whisper user used the anonymous social app to give live updates on his standoff with police in Grand Prairie, Texas. He is now in custody.Read more...
  • This Artificial Tongue Can Taste the Tannins in Wine

    18 September 2014, 6:07 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Wine tasting notes are famous for their verbal flourishes—for example, "kirsch, dried beef and baker's chocolate,"—but the liquid is ultimately just a collection of molecules, some sour, some bitter, some dry. And we're getting better at quantifying taste.…
  • New Millennium Falcon video reveals Batmobile in the next Star Wars

    18 September 2014, 5:51 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    A video of the new Millennium Falcon posted by the Star Wars production team reveals something completely unexpected: The Batmobile from Chris Nolan's Batman will be in the next part of the galactic series. I couldn't believe it until it's revealed. Check it…

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