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  • Gmail No Longer Forces New Users to Make a Google+ Account

    20 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Google's free email service is great—tons of people use it. Google+ isn't nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google's making that social service integration optional. Finally. Read…
  • Driving in Los Angeles somehow looks awesome in this time lapse

    20 September 2014, 12:44 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I hate driving, I really do. I especially hate driving in Los Angeles. And even though I know it's impossible and unreal for me to ever feel this cool driving (unless I turn into Ryan Gosling), this time lapse by Gavin Heffernan makes me want to get in my car…
  • Seeing cast iron skillets get made makes me want to cook

    19 September 2014, 11:39 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Cineastas spent some time with Mike Whitehead and Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. to give a glimpse of how Finex is trying to reinvent something that has existed for thousands of years: cast iron. I love the slow and considered process that goes into each…
  • How much a European city has changed in 100 years

    19 September 2014, 9:35 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    My favorite thing about these then and now type of videos that show what the world used to look like versus what it looks like now is not seeing what has changed but seeing how much has actually stayed the same. This video shows the 100 year difference at…
  • This Is the Best Movie for Food Porn

    19 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Before Ang Li made big blockbuster movies with CGI tigers and swordsmen flying on wires, he made small family dramas, the most mouthwatering of which is Eat Drink Man Woman. Read more...
  • Burger King's all-black burger looks absolutely disgusting in real life

    19 September 2014, 7:55 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    To no one's surprise, Burger King's all black burger looks like a disgusting turd in real life. Actually, it might be even worse than some turds. It looks like it tastes like ash. It looks like it's made from burnt cardboard. It looks like it'll bring death…
  • The Internet's Ode to Music from Saharan Cellphones

    19 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Constant access to Wi-Fi and LTE make it supremely easy for us to swap songs with each other. More often than that, we swap URLs. In parts of Saharan Africa where service is scarce, Bluetooth does the trick—which means that a booming culture of peer-to-peer…
  • Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook

    19 September 2014, 6:09 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    It used to be that, when you wanted to slap someone with a lawsuit, you'd have to hunt them down the old-fashioned way—on foot, just like mom used to do. But now, a Family Court official has ruled for the very first time in the United States (it's already…
  • Watch the Evolution of the iPhone in a Single GIF

    19 September 2014, 5:45 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    The iPhone's design is famous for meticulous attention to detail, and over the years, there have been some pretty major tweaks. A new GIF from GadgetLove captures how the phone's hardware has changed over the years. Read more...
  • NASA Is Blasting the First 3D Printer Into Space Tonight

    19 September 2014, 5:35 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    A few minutes after 2 AM tonight, a SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying something that's never been taken into space: A 3D printer. When it docks with the ISS, it will deliver the first machine capable of…
  • This Mysterious NYC Castle Was Actually America's First Cancer Hospital

    19 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: <a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/castle-on-the-park/">Roman Mars - 99% Invisible</a>

    On the southwest corner of Central Park West and 106th Street in New York City, there's an enormous castle. It takes up the whole east end of the block, with its red brick cylindrical turrets topped with gleaming silver cones. The stained glass windows and…
  • Prepare for the Postseason With a Cocktail From Baseball's Heyday

    19 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    The start of this year's Major League Baseball playoff season is just a couple of weeks away. That means sweater weather, shattered dreams, and if you're lucky, some really exciting games. It's also a great time to read up on baseball history—ideally with a…
  • Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That'll Survive a Soaking

    19 September 2014, 4:40 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Converse's All Star Chucks have such an iconic design that they can even be paired with a formal suit without fashion critics batting an eye. Unfortunately they're mostly designed for casual wear, nothing adventurous, but that's why Converse is releasing a…
  • These Five Ideas for Smarter Cities Just Won Millions in Funding

    19 September 2014, 4:20 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas…
  • How to Design for Thumbs in the Era of Huge Screens

    19 September 2014, 4:09 pm by: Scott Hurff

    After years of resistance, Apple's iPhone 6 announcement last week officially signaled the Dawn of the Era of Huge Screens.Read more...
  • Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

    19 September 2014, 4:03 pm by: Alissa Walker on Whitenoise, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    Well, congratulations: If you've read this far it would appear that you made it through this week relatively unscathed—unless, of course you're reading this in a long line somewhere , in which case, be sure to stay supple and hydrated on the inside, but keep…
  • How to Pull Off the Most Complex Taxidermy of All Time

    19 September 2014, 3:57 pm by: Nicholas Stango

    Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History took the wraps off its newest main attraction: Lonesome George. Lonesome George, the world-famous giant tortoise native to the Galapagos. He passed on in 2012 of natural causes. This set in motion the process to…
  • What It Takes to Build the Largest Particle Collider Ever Made

    19 September 2014, 3:40 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    The Large Hadron Collider is an enormous feat of engineering: A 17-mile tunnel packed with fragile scientific instruments that took 25 years to imagine and 10 to construct. But now, scientists at CERN have chosen an engineering firm to build its successor—a…
  • I Traveled to Hawaii and London in This Weird VR Holodeck

    19 September 2014, 3:05 pm by: Darren Orf

    Virtuality is still stuck in an awkward liminal stage. Sony introduced Morpheus , Samsung's $200 Gear VR is just around the corner, and the Oculus Rift continues to showcase the best the platform has to offer. But it's a technology not easily accessible.…
  • In The Boxtrolls, 3D Printing Makes Stop Motion Animation Look Magical

    19 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    The Boxtrolls takes you into a beautiful bright Dickensian world where cheese means status and box-clad trolls are at the bottom of society. It's the biggest stop motion production ever, and it would've been impossible a few years ago. But the creators of the…
  • The Most Enticing Feature a Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

    19 September 2014, 2:55 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Apple's new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant. Read more...
  • New Simulation Offers Definitive Proof the Moon Landing Was Not Fake

    19 September 2014, 2:33 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Over the years, we here at Gizmodo have provided you many , many examples of scientifically backed evidence to shove in the faces of lunar landing conspiracists. But this one might be the most convincing of all: Engineers used 3D modeling to prove, once and…
  • The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

    19 September 2014, 2:30 pm by: Kotaku Staff on Kotaku, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    You've got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store. It's a jungle, and it is full of bad games. Here, Let us help you.Read more...
  • Watch the High-Tech Levi's Stadium Being Built In a Dazzling Timelapse

    19 September 2014, 2:16 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Earlier in September, the San Francisco 49ers' spanking new high-tech stadium opened with its 600 WiFi access points and green roof and hot dog-ordering app. But just 29 months ago, Levi's Stadium was an empty lot in the ground. The entire stadium takes shape…
  • How Close Are We to a Real Iron Man Suit?

    19 September 2014, 2:03 pm by: <a href="http://www.quora.com/How-close-are-we-to-a-real-Iron-Man-suit/answer/Ariel-Williams">Ariel Williams - Quora</a>

    If we are just talking about an armored suit that augments a human's strength and weaponry, then we're extremely close. But if we're talking about something with all of the primary abilities of Iron Man's character (i.e. flight, clean infinite power, and…

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