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  • Martha Stewart Uses Her Drone to Shoot Her 153-Acre Farm, Just Like Us

    29 July 2014, 8:30 pm by: Alissa Walker

    A few weeks ago, Martha Stewart breezily tweeted about "#the possibilities and opportunities" that quadcopters provide, inferring that she indeed possessed one of these new-fangled flying machines. But what is she doing with it? Thanks to an op-ed she penned…
  • OKCupid's Experiments Are Like a 2014 Version of This Old Romcom

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    OKCupid announced yesterday it had been messing with us —far more intrusively than Facebook had been . Among other things, the online dating site deliberately told some users they were great matches when they were in fact awful matches and vice versa. The…
  • Watch guys do push ups on the surface of the water

    29 July 2014, 7:36 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    We don't run fast enough to walk on water but airplanes and boats can whip us along at speeds so fast that we can ski barefoot and even do fun workout tricks like push ups without sinking. Yeah. After seeing these guys do push ups on the surface of the water,…
  • Dire Straits Sold Tons of CDs Because They Were Pimping the New Format

    29 July 2014, 7:30 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits is a song remembered for many things: a dirty hook to kick things off; background vocals by Sting; a cool, early-VR-style video; and the inevitable Weird Al parody. It was a successful single on Brothers in Arms, a…
  • A Redesigned Zoo Where Humans Stay Hidden Could Be Better For Animals

    29 July 2014, 7:07 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Even the most zoo-friendly amongst us probably harbor mixed feelings about the undeniable psychological and physical toll that captivity takes on animals. The Danish architects at Bjarke Ingels Group think they've designed a better way. A Zootopia, if you…
  • This Redesigned Airplane Cabin Would Give You More Room For Everything

    29 July 2014, 6:45 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    You board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They're all full already, so you cram your carryon under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one…
  • Netflix Is Also Shelling Out to AT&T For Better Streaming

    29 July 2014, 6:20 pm by: Darren Orf

    When we heard that Comcast was bullying Netflix into paying for better connectivity, we foresaw a sad streaming future . When news slipped that Verizon was doing the same thing, that pretty much confirmed it . Now Mashable is reporting that Netflix also has a…
  • Why is the speed of darkness faster than the speed of light?

    29 July 2014, 6:10 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they delve not only into multiple science disciplines but often they touch philosophical questions too. This one…
  • Scientists reveal the secrets of mysterious ship found under 9/11 ruins

    29 July 2014, 5:15 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was…
  • Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Da

    29 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape | Kotaku EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan On Xbox One | Lifehacker Five Things I Learned From Hanging Out with…
  • This Rubik's Cube Fridge Will Forever Be Unsolved

    29 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    If ThinkGeek's Star Trek Borg Cube mini-fridge didn't do it for you, maybe its follow-up effort will get your geeky juices flowing. Drawing inspiration from another cubic pop culture icon, this Rubik's Cube fridge doesn't spin so it can never, ever be solved.…
  • Instagram's Snapchat Rival, Bolt, Just Launched In 3 Non-US Countries

    29 July 2014, 4:46 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Instagram's new messaging app Bolt has launched in Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa. Read more...
  • Idiocracy Is a Cruel Movie And You Should Be Ashamed For Liking It

    29 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Remember that 2006 movie Idiocracy? The one where Luke Wilson plays an average underachiever who wakes up 500 years in the future, only to realize that he's now the smartest person on Earth? And everyone else is dumb — like, really dumb? Well, that movie is…
  • The Moon Might Be Littered With Fossils From Ancient Earth

    29 July 2014, 4:18 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Earth is an unforgiving place. Volcanoes erupt, rivers erode, continents break up—it's a small miracle every time a millions-of-years-old creature is found fossilized in rock. By comparison, the moon is dead and lifeless; astronaut footprints will be…
  • If you forget about all its terrible crap, Russia doesn't seem that bad

    29 July 2014, 4:13 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    If you forget about its psychopath leader and oligarchs, its complete disregard for human rights, the gay hate from a majority of its population, and its people's suicidal tendencies documented in countless videos, Russia actually seems pretty cool. Or so…
  • Your Chance to Help Make a 70-Foot Car Juggling Robot a Reality Is Here

    29 July 2014, 3:49 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    If you watched charming 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant and thought, "Man, I wish that robot was real, and also could juggle Volkswagen Bugs," then do I have the Kickstarter campaign for you. Read more...
  • ​Can These Sunglasses Make You Happy?

    29 July 2014, 3:13 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Equipped with lenses specially designed to allow long wave blue light to pass through, these new "Happy Lens" sunglasses from Spy claim to boost your mood, alertness and help you sleep better at night. Do they work?Read more...
  • Seagulls will not blow up if they eat Alka-Seltzer

    29 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Karl Smallwoood - Today I Found Out on Factually, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Seagulls, or gulls depending on how much you dislike syllables, are considered a pest to many, a minor, avoidable annoyance to many more and the harbingers of death OH GOD LOOK AT THEIR COLD DEAD EYES! to my neighbour who doesn't get out much. Over the years,…
  • Can Architecture Perform Miracles? The Quest to Make Gaudi a Saint

    29 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Visiting the dripping sand castle basilica that is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona could definitely be described as one of the most awe-inducing moments of my life. A spiritual experience? Perhaps. But is it a miracle? That's what a group of believers are…
  • This Kid Took Apart a Microwave to Create an Insane (and Stupid) Weapon

    29 July 2014, 2:36 pm by: Eric Limer

    So don't take a microwave apart. Don't. Take. A microwave. Apart. Don't do it. Don't! But if you were curious about what would happen if you did, these idiots have you covered. It's as awesome as it is stupid! It is very awesome and very stupid.Read more...
  • The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

    29 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And…
  • 6 F@nTa$ti) Photos of Glitch Art

    29 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mark Wilson

    GL II I I I I TCH. Sometimes a glitch is a catastrophe, yes, but sometimes these mistakes are beautiful. For this week's Shooting Challenge , you explored the photographic celebrations of the glitch.Read more...
  • Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

    29 July 2014, 1:41 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F.…
  • ​Performance Food: Bison Liver Pate

    29 July 2014, 1:21 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Want a pre-workout snack that gives you a visceral energy boost and is packed full of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats? It might sound fancy, but Bison Liver Pate is cheap and easy to make. And damn good.Read more...
  • A Robovac That Watches the Ceiling To Keep Track of Where It's Cleaned

    29 July 2014, 1:17 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    In the robot world, vacuums don't rank very high on the intelligence scale. They're usually programmed to aimlessly wander around and clean until they run out of power, and hopefully by that point they've randomly hit every inch of your floors. With the Scout…

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