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Smartwatches: So much futuristicness promised, so little delivered. They're clunky . They're frustrating . They're just not quite there yet . But what if there was a smartwatch out there that was just plain fun to use? There is—it just happens to be built for four-to-nine-year-olds. Read more...

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Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with cellphones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of slingshots himself?Read more...

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Two-step authentication is super important . It's also super annoying . To try and ease the pain—and make logins even more secure—Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone. Read more...

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Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, researchers at the University of Michigan have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals in the lab that have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar panels to LEDs.Read more...

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We love toys around here. We love writing about them, playing with them, shooting each other in the face with them. But while we try to find any excuse we can to share them with you, there are some toys that just aren't quite tech enough to fit on Gizmodo. That's why we've created Toyland.Read more...

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Odds are, you're already familiar with the Audio Technica's popular ATH-M50 headphones, but you might not know that they have an "x" variant that adds a much-desired detachable cable to the mix. This version almost never goes on sale, but you can save $40 today if you buy a pair from Adorama.Read more...

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I am a Kickstarter skeptic . A big one . And as such, I have never felt compelled to risk putting down money for something that might never actually come to fruition—until now. I just gave $45 to a glow-in-the-dark toilet, and I don't regret it at all. Probably.Read more...

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Gawker Hannibal Buress Called Bill Cosby a Rapist During a Stand-up Set | io9 The Latest Batman News Is Both Surprising And Not Surprising At All | Lifehacker How to Cover Your Tracks When Snooping on Someone's Phone or Computer | Kotaku Indie Dev Threatens Gabe Newell, Has Game Removed From Steam Read more...

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You probably get pretty frustrated when you catch your parents printing out Google Maps directions even though they have a smartphone, but the notion seems less ridiculous when those same maps are coming off of a 3D printer as a way to let the visually impaired safely navigate a city by foot.Read more...

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The Abbey Winery in Pannonhalma, Hungary, has one of the oldest wine making traditions in Europe. In 996, Benedictine monks settled on the Sacred Hill of Pannonia—and they've always been closely associated with viticulture and winemaking introduced by the Romans. Read more...

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I'm not saying the original 3DS is bad. I'm not saying that at all. What I'm saying is that the New Nintendo 3DS seems so good. It would've been nice to have this from the get go.Read more...

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This is Toshiba's new Satellite Radius 11, a convertible PC-cum-tablet. Yes, it looks a lot like a Lenovo Yoga—but if you're on a budget and need a (quite literally) flexible computer, it might be for you. Read more...

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If your smoke alarm starts wailing and you're not home to hear it, you'd better hope one of your neighbors does — or else you might come home to a smoldering pile of rubble. But with the Leeo smart night light, even if your nearest neighbor is miles away, you'll be alerted to potential fires as soon as the alarm goes off.Read more...

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As part of its Material Design project , Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. And they're free!Read more...

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Your computer, phone, and other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This sensitive data is worth protecting from prying eyes, including those of the government.Read more...

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These aren't Second Life punks—they're visualizations of what people with locked-in syndrome think, and they could help us communicate with people who can't respond physically or verbally.Read more...

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His doctor drove him over the border. It was quicker that way: if the man donated in Switzerland, his blood would be delayed while paperwork was filled out and authorisations sought.Read more...

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It may not look much, but these are the first images of Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring , as it passed by Mars on Sunday . The images were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Read more...

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We're glad to know that the Mac Mini is back —but has it changed much inside? Fortunately, iFixit has torn the sucker apart to find out what lurks within.Read more...

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I must be a horrible person because I howled so hard when I saw this CGI footage by Dave Fothergill that shows computer generated people falling down over and over again as they get swept around by a swinging metal fence. Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for these clumsy CGI folk to make it through but I'm laughing at them too.Read more...

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LUGPol user len got a special surprise in his Lego shipment when the 2nd of the Holiday Lego sets accidentally showed up as the free giveaway in his order. The Creator Ice Skating (40107) set was not supposed to be available until Black Friday, but thanks to the screw-up, we have an image of it now.Read more...

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Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualization that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.Read more...

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If you ever wondered what characters from The Simpsons would look like if they got animated in the style of South Park or Archer or Adventure Time or various animes or maybe even made to look like minions, well, here you go. On last night's episode, we got to see what The Simpsons would look like as different cartoons.Read more...

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I always enjoy these stupid simple and zany animation summaries of movies by 1A4STUDIO that take film classics and squeeze all the important scenes in goofy squealing glee. Here's the newest: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It's like one awesome chase scene.Read more...

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Drew Struzan is a movie poster master. If you have seen a film—any film—considered to be a classic in the last three decades or so, chances are good that he painted the art that made you excited to hit the theater. Star Wars! Indy! The Goonies! E.T.! Muppets! Police Academy! All those and lots, lots more.Read more...

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