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  • How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

    19 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    You've got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you'll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it's just too late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing…
  • Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

    19 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Mario Aguilar

    On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful…
  • Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught on Russian Dashcam

    19 April 2014, 9:59 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again , we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian?Read more...
  • Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

    19 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the…
  • Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

    19 April 2014, 12:44 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical…
  • When Having Each Other Isn't Enough

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

    How dysfunctional does your relationship have to be when getting carried off by a raptor—its talons cleaving into your skull—is such a decidedly better option than staying in for the night? You'll find out in kokooma's beautifully abstract animation, Each…
  • Scientifically accurate SpongeBob is hilariously disgusting

    18 April 2014, 10:31 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    After getting sucked on and eaten by his best friend Patrick Star, scientifically accurate SpongeBob Squarepants as imagined by ADHD is destined for a life of cleaning dishes. That caps a hilariously sad life of basically being immobile at the bottom of the…
  • Watch a super genius honey badger break out of all kinds of cages

    18 April 2014, 9:30 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to…
  • Most Beautiful Items: April 11 - 18, 2014

    18 April 2014, 9:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Tiny homes, classic cars, and mesmerizing cityscapes—those, among other wonders, are the treasures we're working with in this round of the most beautiful items of the week. Check out what we discovered for you below: Read more...
  • Lost Horizon Introduced The World To Shangri-La

    18 April 2014, 8:30 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    "In these days of wars and rumors of wars—haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?" Good question, easy answer: Duh. Read more...
  • Report: Nike Is Killing the FuelBand

    18 April 2014, 8:06 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were…
  • Outkast - B.O.B.

    18 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Last Friday Outkast reunited at Coachella for their first performance since 2002, opening with the 154 bpm banger "B.O.B." Their reception was mixed at best, but the performance was undoubtedly historic. And of all songs to lead with, they chose one of the…
  • 84 year science experiment finally sees results after years of nothing

    18 April 2014, 7:45 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a…
  • Sorry, Laser Zeppelin, This German Light Show Is Way Cooler Than You

    18 April 2014, 7:40 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    Whoa. It's happened. Laser-Zeppelin has met its match. The crazy creative folks at Urbanscreen have transformed the cavernous interior of the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany, into a wild light show that looks all kinds of trippy. So long, Stairway.Read…
  • A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

    18 April 2014, 7:20 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own…
  • Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

    18 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Michael Hession

    Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography…
  • Satellite photo shows giant, monster-like biological shape at Loch Ness

    18 April 2014, 6:57 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Is that the Loch Ness monster in this satellite photo used by Apple Maps? Or at least something that looks like a giant biological form underwater? It's similar to the shape spotted in Google's satellite imagery.Read more...
  • Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

    18 April 2014, 6:40 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your…
  • Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

    18 April 2014, 6:23 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Spring is in the air, it's getting just a bit warmer out, and miracle of miracles, the sun is still shining when you get out of work! We're celebrating the only way we know how: by downloading some sweet new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. Read more...
  • Reminder: Say No To Text Message Breakups (Of All Kinds)

    18 April 2014, 6:20 pm by: Leslie Horn

    Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.…
  • This Week in Time Capsules: You're Capsuling It Wrong

    18 April 2014, 6:20 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    This week in our time capsule news round-up we have the good, the bad, and the boring.Read more...
  • Gawker Three Hospitalized After Pet Cat Named Khat Attacks Family | Jezebel Dad's Passionate Poem: '

    18 April 2014, 6:08 pm by: Jessica Smith on io9, shared by Geoff Manaugh to Gizmodo

    Gawker Three Hospitalized After Pet Cat Named Khat Attacks Family | Jezebel Dad's Passionate Poem: 'To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter'| Jalopnik Victory! Porsche Says They'll Buy "Lemon 911" Guy's Car Back | Lifehacker The Biggest Tech Industry…
  • Everything We Know About the Army's Uncanny Chatbots

    18 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: David Maass - EFF

    Sgt. Star is the U.S. Army's dedicated marketing and recruitment chatbot, and he isn't going to turn whistleblower any time soon. There's no use threatening him for answers either—he's programmed to report that kind of hostility to the Army Criminal…
  • Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

    18 April 2014, 5:33 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection .…
  • A Subway Map of Every Highway and Interstate in the U.S.

    18 April 2014, 5:30 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    We all wish the United States had better trains. (If you don't, you should.) That's why this subway-style map of every U.S. Highway and Interstate in the country is so much fun. You can almost imagine heading down to your local stop for a quick jaunt up the…

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