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  • Researchers Invent a Camouflage Material That Changes Like a Chameleon

    23 April 2014, 9:40 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    Mother Nature has already mastered the art of camouflage, so it only makes sense that we steal her ideas when it comes to the art of hiding. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a remarkable new material "inspired" by chameleons, which can…
  • Not only is Amazon Prime getting a whole bunch of HBO shows, but Amazon's Fire TV is also getting an

    23 April 2014, 9:20 am by: Eric Limer

    Not only is Amazon Prime getting a whole bunch of HBO shows, but Amazon's Fire TV is also getting an HBO Go app, which remedies one of its biggest holes at launch. Woo!Read more...
  • HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

    23 April 2014, 9:10 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only strictly-online place to get certain HBO shows on-demand. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're…
  • Meet the Woman Who Photographs the Oldest Living Things In The World

    23 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Alissa Walker

    What's the oldest living thing you've ever seen? A 2,200-year-old sequoia in California, perhaps? That's a relatively teenage specimen to the artist Rachel Sussman, who has spent the last ten years looping the globe on a wild adventure to meet and document the…
  • This Is the Simplest Explanation of Climate Change You'll Ever See

    23 April 2014, 8:40 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Climate change is one of the most complex areas of scientific study out there, causing physicists, chemists and meteorologists alike to scratch their heads—so it's understandable that the rest of us find it a little difficult to grasp. But this video is your…
  • The Top Five Types of People We All Unfriend on Facebook

    23 April 2014, 7:25 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Ever wondered who's most likely to get the chop on Facebook? Wonder no longer, because researchers from the University of Colorado Denver have been looking into the most common unfriendings on the social network.Read more...
  • Is the OnePlus One a Nexus 5 Killer?

    23 April 2014, 6:35 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Say hello to the oddly named OnePlus One: a high-spec new phone from a Shenzhen-based company (not to be confused with the HTC One) that runs a CyanogenMod version of Android straight out of the box.Read more...
  • Watch Where 26 Asteroids Recently Slammed Into Earth

    23 April 2014, 5:50 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Detection Network, that's usually used to monitor for covert nuclear weapons testing, serves and alternative use in its spare time: it detects asteroid impacts. This video visualizes the data it's managed to collect since…
  • Developers: Heartbleed-Affected OpenSSL Code Is Beyond Repair

    23 April 2014, 5:00 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    OpenSLL is screwed , and as a result we've got Heartbleed . But now a team of developers working to overhaul the code have deemed it beyond repair—and are instead creating an alternative, forked version.Read more...
  • I can't take my eyes off this impossibly pinpoint accurate laser cutter

    23 April 2014, 4:41 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's like watching a ballerina dance. It's like seeing an invisible hold never let go. It's a multi-axis laser cutter with such pinpoint accuracy that it never moves from the spot it's set at. It's impossible. If these are our future robot overlords, it makes…
  • Watch the First BASE Jump From the Tip of the World's Tallest Building

    23 April 2014, 4:20 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Hold tight. This new video shows Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record: by climbing to the very top of Burj Khalifa—the world's tallest building—and then BASE jumping off it.Read more...
  • Sprint Will Make All Its Devices Unlockable From February 2015

    23 April 2014, 3:44 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    The U.S. is unusual for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most perplexing is probably the way that phones acquired through carriers are locked to their specific network. Not for much longer, if Sprint is anything to go by.Read more...
  • Magic tree stands back upright after being chopped down to the ground

    23 April 2014, 12:07 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn't convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously! After getting chopped to pieces by a man with a chainsaw, the tree stands straight up as if…
  • Everybody's Favorite Nightmares from High School All Rolled Into One

    23 April 2014, 12:00 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    You ever have that dream where your highschool football coach comes out on the field for a prep rally, looks you dead in the eye, and starts singing a dream pop melody from Baltimore-based indie rock duo Beach House—except he's actually Ray Wise, star of…
  • Watching people struggle in informercials is laugh out loud hilarious

    22 April 2014, 11:12 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    The toughest problems mankind has ever faced? The problems that late night infomercials promise to solve. Life has never been harder than it is in those clips. Everyday tasks become so frustrating that you need to pay 5 installments of $19.95 to get one—no,…
  • The Typhoon looks like a cool futuristic fighter with its new top tanks

    22 April 2014, 10:10 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    This picture—taken by airplane photographer Luigi Sani—shows a weird smooth hump on the central fuselage of an Eurofighter Typhoon. It's one of its two new top Conformal Fuel Tanks, designed to further extend its range. They are now being tested by BAE…
  • This busy street intersection with no traffic lights is just pure chaos

    22 April 2014, 8:35 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Anarchy. That's what it's like to drive on the streets of Ethiopia. There are no traffic lights, no painted lanes, no rules on who has the right of way, no fear of hitting the car in front of you, and basically no driver has any idea what the other driver is…
  • Massive ice melting moves entire bridge out of its place

    22 April 2014, 8:03 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    When it comes to the Northern countries, spring can be quite dangerous. Look at what happened when the frozen river started to melt in Sainte-Marie de Kent, New-Brunswick, Canada. They were lucky the bridge wasn't completely obliterated—it just moved it…
  • Damon Albarn - Heavy Seas of Love (Featuring Brian Eno)

    22 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    The man who does double duty as frontman for both Blur and Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, is releasing a solo album called Everyday Robots next week. This is the beautiful video for his collaboration with Brian Eno, Heavy Seas of Love. It was shot entirely on an iPad…
  • Extraordinary eggs and caterpillars are as beautiful as the butterflies

    22 April 2014, 6:40 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    These microscopic photos of butterfly eggs by National Geographic, Prüftechnik Uri, and the University Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland are truly fascinating. I find them even more beautiful than the adult insects. Same goes for their incredible…
  • Create Instant Hot Wheels Tracks With a Roll Of Road

    22 April 2014, 6:38 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    The only downside to that giant web of plastic Hot Wheels tracks criss-crossing your child's playroom is that they're essentially a permanent installation. So if you find yourself visiting family and need some place for die-cast cars to cruise, this 164-foot…
  • Spotify Asks Band to Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

    22 April 2014, 6:20 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck's ironic Spotify record, Sleepify , which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band's tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band's attempted scam. They're not happy about…
  • Deadspin Josh Lueke Is A Rapist, You Say?

    22 April 2014, 6:12 pm by: Jessica Smith on Jessica, shared by Geoff Manaugh to Gizmodo

    Deadspin Josh Lueke Is A Rapist, You Say? Keep Saying It. | io9 Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch | Jalopnik The Ten Most Disturbing Robots In The World | Lifehacker Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by…
  • Berlin Is Retiming Some Of Its Street Signals For Cyclists

    22 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    All over the world, we're seeing cities add bike lanes, bike paths, bike parking, bike sharing—but the way you know cities are really getting serious is when they start reprogramming their signals for cyclists instead of cars. In Berlin, a new pilot project…
  • Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

    22 April 2014, 5:57 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble , a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face…

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