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  • Wet Computing Could Put a Terabyte in a Tablespoon

    24 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Darren Orf

    We live in a world of physical computing. Solids and silicon store all our tweets, texts, and selfies, but what if the traditional ways of computing underwent a phase change?Read more...
  • Report: Google Is Buying Twitch for $1 Billion

    24 July 2014, 5:42 pm by: Eric Limer

    We've heard rumors that Google was in the market to buy Twitch—the game-streaming behemoth that's up there with YouTube—for a cool billion dollars, and now VentureBeat is reporting the deal's gone through. Read more...
  • Comcast Employees Spill How Hellish Life Is on Their End of the Phone

    24 July 2014, 5:41 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Last week, the Comcast call heard 'round the world struck a major chord with nearly everyone. We've all had that maddening phone call with a sales rep who just won't quit. What you might not realize is that as we're slamming our heads against our phones, they…
  • You Can Finally Download DRM-Free Comic Book Backups From Comixology

    24 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    The biggest digital comic book distributor in all of digital comics land, Comixology, just took a relatively unprecedented move for a platform its size. Customers will now be able to download DRM-free backups—meaning when you buy a book, you'll finally get…
  • We Only Just Discovered This Super Common Virus That's Likely Inside You

    24 July 2014, 5:20 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Today, scientists report the discovery of an incredibly common new virus that lives inside human gut bacteria. It's called crAssphage (more on the name later!), and it's about six times more abundant than all other known bacterial viruses put together. How did…
  • Skip the Gnome and Put a Fallen AT-AT On Your Lawn

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

    The exact reason why people feel the need to adorn their lawns and gardens with ceramic gnomes may never be known, but maybe it's a not-so-secret way to show their allegiance towards a race of tiny human-like fantasy creatures? If that's the case, why not…
  • A High Intensity Video Light Lets Your GoPro See In the Dark

    24 July 2014, 4:57 pm by: Andrew Liszewski on Reframe, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    Just because the sun has set doesn't mean your action-packed antics are over for the day. So an Aussie company called Knog has created the Qudos, a high-intensity camera light that sits next to your GoPro, and other popular action cams, pumping out up to 400…
  • Here's the Trailer For the First Halo Show

    24 July 2014, 4:25 pm by: Eric Limer

    Remember when Microsoft said it was doing a Halo TV series ? Nuts, right? Well now, even though Xbox Entertainment has been shuttered , live-action Halo lives on, and this is the first look. Read more...
  • How To Live Out Of Your Truck In The Woods

    24 July 2014, 4:20 pm by: Curtis Visser on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    For much of the year, I live out of my pickup truck in Northern Alberta. I do it for work, but you could live in a truck as a way to explore the world or just save money on rent. Here's how.Read more...
  • Someone At Congress Got Banned From Wikipedia for Trolling

    24 July 2014, 4:19 pm by: Eric Limer

    Trolling is fun, until you get caught. And that's exactly what just happened to someone in Washington, who got a Congressional IP address banned for trolling Wikipedia. Read more...
  • Report: Facebook and Uber Want You to Call a Ride From Messenger

    24 July 2014, 3:54 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    According to a report from Recode, Mark Zuckerberg met with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to discuss putting an Uber integration within Facebook's Messenger app. Someday soon we could order a car in between sending our Facebook friends weird cat stickers. Read…
  • The fastest cruise missile in the world launching underwater

    24 July 2014, 3:48 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

    This is the first underwater launch of the BrahMos, the world's fastest cruise missile in operation capable of flying at Mach 3.0. I just like to see it pausing and changing direction in mid-air, like a scene from Robotech. The BrahMos is one of the reasons…
  • Syfy App Turns Your Entire Living Room Into Sharknado Central

    24 July 2014, 3:36 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Got the Syfy Sync app for iPhone/iPad and some Hue bulbs ? Faboo! Tune into Syfy next Wednesday to watch Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Sharkening The Second One as never before.Read more...
  • Five Best Smartphone Car Mounts

    24 July 2014, 3:31 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    You nominated many dashboards full of smartphone car mounts, and we've dug through to come up with the five most popular. Now it's time to vote by starring your favorite.Read more...
  • The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

    24 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National…
  • NASA Made An Underground Water Map To See Just How Bad The Drought Is

    24 July 2014, 2:55 pm by: Alissa Walker

    On this dry July day, news about the drought that's engulfed most of the western United States continues to get worse. But how do we know how extensive the current megadrought is? We actually can measure from the sky, but not in the way you think.Read more...
  • Watch Jimmy Kimmel Trick People Into Thinking a $20 Casio Is the iWatch

    24 July 2014, 2:39 pm by: Mario Aguilar

    Apple's iWatch is a wonderful amazing revolutionary product that does not exist. But it feels like it's just around the corner, doesn't it? Like it's hiding in plain sight. Which is why it's hilarious to watch Jimmy Kimmel dupe people into thinking a dummy…
  • A Display-Tweaking Algorithm Could Let You Ditch Glasses and Contacts

    24 July 2014, 2:14 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    I spend too much of my waking life staring at screens. If you're reading this, you probably do, too. So instead of putting things on or in front of our imperfect eyeballs to correct and protect them, how about rethinking the screens we're staring at?…
  • Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

    24 July 2014, 1:50 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and…
  • Sonic Cannons Are Going to Wreck East Coast Ecology in Search of Oil

    24 July 2014, 12:50 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    The Obama administration's record on environmental responsibility took a huge hit last Friday when the Feds approved not only energy exploration off the Eastern seaboard for the first time in 40 years, but also the use of sonic cannons, which have been linked…
  • Watch This Bot With a Broken Leg Learn To Walk Straight Again

    24 July 2014, 12:28 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Humans are highly adaptable creatures, and we'll do anything we can to prevent an injury from completely immobilizing us. So if robots are supposed to eventually take over all of our duties, they need to learn how to quickly bounce back from damage as…
  • Deals: Your New Soundbar, Custom Bluetooth Speaker, Timbuk2 Sale

    24 July 2014, 12:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Today's Amazon deal of the day is a highly-rated Polk Audio soundbar that'll be perfect for upgrading your home theater, or streaming music from your phone via Bluetooth. Today's price is over $80 less than Amazon has ever sold it for, and I'd be surprised if…
  • You Can Actually Buy a Flux Capacitor Car Charger Now

    24 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool's Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag ?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful…
  • Why Can't We Protect Commercial Planes From Attacks?

    24 July 2014, 12:08 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend…
  • Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

    24 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tyler Rogoway on foxtrotalpha, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air…

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