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  • Five Terabytes of External Storage for $130

    2h By Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    The advertised $150 $140 price for this Seagate 5TB External was already a great deal. Getting it for $130 is that much sweeter. [Seagate]Read more...
  • Reel Injun Looks at 100 Years of Native Americans in Film

    2h By Matt Novak
    "Growing up on the Reservation, the only show in town was movie night in the church basement," director Neil Diamond says in the opening of the documentary Reel Injun. "Raised on cowboys and Indians, we cheered for the cowboys, never realizing we were the…
  • Video: Turning a nail into a tiny sword looks like a lot of silly fun

    2h By Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    You could hammer a nail into a wall or something but why not hammer a nail and turn it into a tiny sword? That's right. It's a completely silly exercise that could also be a half-commentary on creating useless objects but it also looks like a lot of fun to…
  • Papercuts: Future Primitive 

    2h By Sarah Zhang
    Sometime in the next 48 hours, you'll likely be on a long drive, stuck at a hellish airport, or surrounded by the full chattering force of your extended family. If you'd like a moment of calm and quiet, put on Papercuts's "Future Primitive." Read more...
  • How A Fake Video Game Screenshot Is Made

    3h By Luke Plunkett on Kotaku, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    Consumers are smarter today than they used to be, but that hasn't stopped video game publishers from releasing what have become known as "bullshots ", doctored images that are meant to show what a video game looks like, but end up being so modified and…
  • Dinosaur Nerds Are Already Mad At Jurassic World

    3h By Matt Novak
    The trailer for the new movie Jurassic World was released today. It looks fun! But some science-minded folks are already pouncing on the dino-filled movie for inaccuracies.Read more...
  • What's Your Worst Holiday Travel Horror Story?

    3h By Adam Clark Estes
    We all have one of those holiday travel stories. That time you got to the airport and realized you forgot to click the buy button on the ticketing site. That time you stepped onto the train platform and the zipper on your suitcase broke sending all of your…
  • This is what happens when you bombard a GoPro with X-ray beams

    4h By Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    Sploid reader Andrew Seltzman sent us these videos of his custom-made radiation-shielded GoPro camera going under an industrial irradiator and getting bombarded by X-rays. Reminder: Getting irradiated by a particle accelerator doesn't give you superpowers. I…
  • This Is The Army's New Pocket Drone

    5:35pm By Tyler Rogoway on foxtrotalpha, shared by Matt Novak to Gizmodo
    The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, known also as CP-ISR, is a new nano-drone concept dreamed up by the folks at the Army's Natick Soldier Research Center. Where as most unmanned aircraft look to provide info as to what is…
  • Gawker CNN Was the Human Centipede of Journalism Last Night | io9 10 Standalone TV Episodes We Wish

    5:08pm By Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo
    Gawker CNN Was the Human Centipede of Journalism Last Night | io9 10 Standalone TV Episodes We Wish Would Become Spin-Off Series | Jalopnik I Think My Car Is A Money Pit And I Don't Know How Far To Take It | Kotaku Fight Between Batman and Darth Vader Ends…
  • 30 Years of Amazing Criterion Collection Art Packed Into a Single Book

    5:00pm By Leslie Horn
    Today the Criterion Collection released a 306-page book full of the designs it has commissioned since 1984, including covers, supplemental art, concept art, and more. Criterion Designs is a coffee table book we can all believe in. Read more...
  • The First 3D Printer in Space 3D-Printed Its First Object

    4:33pm By Adam Clark Estes
    While you were probably wishing Thanksgiving break would start already, the astronauts on the International Space Station made history. They 3D-printed a spare part for the 3D printer. In space.Read more...
  • A More Efficient Solar Panel Can Be Made With Old Blu-Ray Discs 

    4:25pm By Sarah Zhang
    Yes, a Blu-ray copy of Police Story 3: Supercop was destroyed for the sake of science. It turns out that the nanostructure of Blu-ray disc makes them especially well-suited to soaking up light—exactly what you'd want with a solar panel. Read more...
  • How Much Food Can You Actually Eat This Thanksgiving?

    4:05pm By Alissa Walker
    Let's talk total Thanksgiving tonnage here. How much Butterball-plus-fixins can you reasonably jam down your yaw this Thursday? Basically: You could eat a lot more if it wasn't for all the saliva you have to make to break it down.Read more...
  • Amazon's New Local Handyman Service Looks Super Useful

    3:37pm By Adam Clark Estes
    We've known for a while now that Amazon wanted to start offering local services. Now, the store for everything is selling TV-mounting services ahead of all the TV sales on Black Friday. And you know what? That sounds like a pretty useful addition to the Amazon…
  • You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

    3:21pm By Andrew Liszewski
    It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007 , but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator's $50,000 Kickstarter campaign…
  • Lewis Baltz, Photographer of America's Changing Landscape, Has Died

    3:17pm By Michael Hession on Reframe, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    Over the course of the mid to late twentieth century, photographers set out to document the rapidly shifting makeup of America's expanse. Lewis Baltz was one of the foremost artists to capture the landscape and architecture in an amazingly austere, yet moving…
  • First images of the beautiful new Lego Birds set

    2:54pm By Michael Schulte on LEGO, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    On November 7th, Lego announced that they would be producing a set based on Tom Poulsom's Bird project submission to Lego Ideas. Lego did an interview with the creator of Birds (21301) where we get a peek at the set and box art.Read more...
  • The Government Wants to Delete Years of CIA and DHS Emails

    2:41pm By Adam Clark Estes
    On September 17, the National Archives published a seemingly routine announcement in the Federal Registrar. Couched in language about preserving records of value is a line about the destruction of records and a list of federal agencies. The CIA is one of these…
  • 1 Out of Every 9 Bridges in the US Is Structurally Deficient

    2:32pm By Darren Orf
    There are about 630,000 bridges in the United States, ranging from impressive new structural creations like Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas to deteriorating slabs of concrete in desperate need repair. It's that last growing group of bridges, ports, and…
  • Back to the Future's Hoverboards Were Originally Way Bigger

    2:25pm By Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    The hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II is one of the most iconic artifacts of 20th century futurism. But surprisingly, the hovering toys were originally envisioned to be much larger than what made it on screen. That's according to John Bell, the…
  • Police Body Cameras Are a Good Start, But Not a Cure-All

    2:20pm By Mario Aguilar
    Last night, Michael Brown's family renewed the call for all police officers to wear body cameras that record their interactions with people. This is smart, but like every other tool we give the police, cameras will only work the way they're intended to if the…
  • No One Needs a One-Button Hashtag Key But I Want It Anyway

    2:01pm By Alissa Walker
    Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard…
  • 5 Time Traveling Timelapses

    2:00pm By Mark Wilson
    We don't yet have time travel, but we can travel through time quickly through the power of timelapse photography. Here are your submissions to this week's timelapse Shooting Challenge .Read more...
  • Google's Android Billboard in Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

    1:49pm By Darren Orf
    It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and…