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  • Another Great Way to Prove Moon Hoax Conspiracy Theorists Wrong

    23 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Humans have landed on the moon six times, but conspiracy theorists still insist the actual number is zero. They cite bad science, misunderstandings of physics, and outright lies to try to convince you that American astronauts never set foot on our moon. Here's…
  • Watch an artist paint a dragon with just one brush stroke

    23 August 2014, 1:18 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    One stroke painting is such an impressive skill that it's unbelievable even when you see it happen. These artists from Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan have been mastering their craft for over four generations. The amount of detail they can put out with one stroke is…
  • SpaceX rocket exploded in the air during a test launch

    22 August 2014, 10:05 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Well, that's not supposed to happen. A SpaceX rocket exploded during a test flight in Texas earlier today. This was the second test for the three engine version of SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket. There were no injuries. Read more...
  • Here's a 4K time lapse of a spaceship burning up in the atmosphere

    22 August 2014, 8:46 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    We saw the stunning crystal clear photo, so now here's a 4K time lapse of Orbital's Cygnus cargo ship burning up in a beautiful fiery streak as it re-enters our atmosphere. The footage was shot from the ISS by German astronaut Alexander Gerst.Read more...
  • Here's a 4K time lapse of a spaceship burning up in the atmosphere

    22 August 2014, 8:41 pm by: Casey Chan

    We saw the stunning crystal clear photo, so now here's a 4K time lapse of Orbital's Cygnus cargo ship burning up in a beautiful fiery streak as it re-enters our atmosphere. The footage was shot from the ISS by German astronaut Alexander Gerst.Read more...
  • Watch This Documentary And Remember Why SeaWorld Sucks

    22 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    SeaWorld is back in the news in a big way this week. First, the park announced an ill-timed, controversial expansion . Then, someone finally claimed responsibility for a highly-visible protest against the park back in May which changed the freeway signage to…
  • Video shows what these alien-looking sea creatures look like up close

    22 August 2014, 7:09 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    The Portuguese man o' war, also known as the weirdest looking creature with the coolest name, was captured in an up close video that shows how stunning this colorful alien-looking, not jellyfish, blown-up balloon can be. I can't believe these things live on…
  • I Just Saw Boyz II Men For the First Time and It Was Incredible

    22 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Last Saturday, there was a special surprise at the end of the Mets game. Boyz II Men played a free concert. As the members of the R&B group are now in their 40s and certainly have better things to do than play free concerts, my expectations were low. But holy…
  • iPhone 5 Battery Letting You Down? Apple Might Replace It—For Free

    22 August 2014, 6:31 pm by: Eric Limer

    If your iPhone 5's battery just doesn't have the kick that it feels like it should, you might be able to get a new one for free. Apple has found that an apparently small batch of iPhone 5s (not the S or C) that "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or…
  • Should Cities Have Zoning For Drones?

    22 August 2014, 5:45 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    The FAA's rules about commercial drones have so far been ham-fisted: ban, except in special cases. But what would a world where we live, play, and work next to drones look like? What would city zoning for drones look like?Read more...
  • Four of These Clamps Will Turn Almost Anything Into a Table

    22 August 2014, 5:20 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual morass…
  • Vapshot Mini Review: Vaping Alcohol Is One Hell of a Fun Gimmick

    22 August 2014, 5:05 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    Like many warm-blooded humans, I like to drink. It's a fun activity that just never seems to lose its appeal. But if you are finding that drinking booze has last its appeal for you, there is a (somewhat dangerous) solution: Don't drink your alcohol. Inhale…
  • Istanbul Is Demolishing 3 New Skyscrapers to Preserve Its Iconic Skyline

    22 August 2014, 3:56 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Behind the Blue Mosque in Istanbul rise three stumpy luxury apartment buildings, recently completed and sold—only to be ordered demolished. The ruling from Turkey's highest administrative court to tear down the skyscrapers to protect the city's iconic views…
  • Meet the Company Google Just Bought To Design Its Future

    22 August 2014, 3:42 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Today, Google announced it's taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its ability…
  • Check Your Credit Cards: That Target Hack Is Running Wild

    22 August 2014, 3:12 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    A new Department of Homeland Security report due out today confirms that the Target credit card scanner hack from this past winter was much broader than originally thought. The New York Times says that same hack is affecting more than 1,000 U.S. businesses.…
  • Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

    22 August 2014, 3:03 pm by: Leslie Horn on Whitenoise, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    It's been a less than perfect week, but you're here. You made it. You did it. It's Friday! Come chat with the Gizmodo crew about whatever the hell your little heart desires. Read more...
  • This Insane Stealth Attack Boat Is Begging to Be Part of the Navy

    22 August 2014, 2:45 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    New details have emerged on the stealthy fast attack craft from Juliet Marine known as the Ghost. This prototype is the only one of its kind (yet!). It looks—and runs—like something out of the next GI Joe flick, according to the folks at Bloomberg…
  • The Best Typeface Apple Ever Had

    22 August 2014, 1:55 pm by: Alissa Walker

    It was square, squat, and inherently cute. It was friendly. It was easy to use. I'm talking about the beige box with the blue grinning face that came to live with us in 1985. But I'm also talking about the font that came with it. Read more...
  • The One Card to Replace All the Plastic In Your Wallet Just Got Delayed

    22 August 2014, 1:28 pm by: Eric Limer

    Coin is a beautiful dream, one techno card that voltrons all the plastic in your pocket into a single slim square. Getting to market is hard though; Coin just got delayed until the spring of 2015. Read more...
  • The Best Rechargeables, Tiny Drones, GoPro or Go Home [Deals]

    22 August 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    If you own any devices powered by standard batteries, and you aren't using rechargeables, you're basically throwing money down the drain. Eneloops are widely considered the best on the market, and there are two great options today to get you started. Read…
  • Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

    22 August 2014, 12:47 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one…
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review: 4K For the Rest of Us

    22 August 2014, 12:33 pm by: Michael Hession on Reframe, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every…
  • Google Cardboard's Cheap VR Can Work With iPhones Too

    22 August 2014, 12:25 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    From Oculus Rift to the rumored Samsung Gear VR, immersive virtual reality is on the rise. Still, from what we've seen so far, the legions of iPhone users seem to have been left out of the mix. Not so! Your iPhone is good for VR too! Thanks to, er, Google!…
  • Hackers Just Proved That Secret Isn't Really Secret

    22 August 2014, 11:57 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    It's the worst fear of narcissists around the globe: Those confessions, those private things, those secrets you've been sharing on the popular app Secret aren't actually secret. Well, narcissists of the globe, your worst fear has come true. Secret isn't really…
  • The Prius of Planes Could One Day Replace Helicopters and Jump Jets

    22 August 2014, 11:40 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA's Langley Research Center believe that they've…

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