posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
The U.S. is unusual for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most perplexing is probably the way that phones acquired through carriers are locked to their specific network. Not for much longer, if Sprint is anything to go by.Read more...

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If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn't convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously! After getting chopped to pieces by a man with a chainsaw, the tree stands straight up as if it were never knocked down in the first place as if to say don't cut anymore of me!Read more...

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You ever have that dream where your highschool football coach comes out on the field for a prep rally, looks you dead in the eye, and starts singing a dream pop melody from Baltimore-based indie rock duo Beach House—except he's actually Ray Wise, star of Twin Peaks and Robocop? You will tonight. Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
The toughest problems mankind has ever faced? The problems that late night infomercials promise to solve. Life has never been harder than it is in those clips. Everyday tasks become so frustrating that you need to pay 5 installments of $19.95 to get one—no, wait for a limited time only we'll throw in an extra set—TWO easy egg cracker tools to make your life infinitely better.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
This picture—taken by airplane photographer Luigi Sani—shows a weird smooth hump on the central fuselage of an Eurofighter Typhoon. It's one of its two new top Conformal Fuel Tanks, designed to further extend its range. They are now being tested by BAE Systems in wind tunnels.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Anarchy. That's what it's like to drive on the streets of Ethiopia. There are no traffic lights, no painted lanes, no rules on who has the right of way, no fear of hitting the car in front of you and basically no drive has any idea what the other driver is going to do until they do it. It's chaos and probably inefficient but hey, it seems to work.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
When it comes to the Northern countries, spring can be quite dangerous. Look at what happened when the frozen river started to melt in Sainte-Marie de Kent, New-Brunswick, Canada. They were lucky the bridge wasn't completely obliterated—it just moved it about three or six feet.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
The man who doubles as a cartoon gorilla(z), Damon Albarn, is releasing a solo album called Everyday Robots next week. This is the beautiful video for his collaboration with Brian Eno, Heavy Seas of Love. It was shot entirely on an iPad by Albarn himself, in a totally lovely and not at all cheesy way. Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
These microscopic photos of butterfly eggs by National Geographic, Prüftechnik Uri, and the University Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland are truly fascinating. I find them even more beautiful than the adult insects. Same goes for their incredible caterpillars.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
The only downside to that giant web of plastic Hot Wheels tracks criss-crossing your child's playroom is that they're essentially a permanent installation. So if you find yourself visiting family and need some place for die-cast cars to cruise, this 164-foot roll of instant drag strip should fit the bill.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck's ironic Spotify record, Sleepify , which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band's tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band's attempted scam. They're not happy about it!Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
All over the world, we're seeing cities add bike lanes, bike paths, bike parking, bike sharing—but the way you know cities are really getting serious is when they start reprogramming their signals for cyclists instead of cars. In Berlin, a new pilot project is doing exactly that.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble , a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face computer in the shower is jumping ship.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
This is what GoPros were invented to do: take you along for the ride as completely insane adrenaline junkies launch vehicles off of precipices. Like Brett Turcotte jumping off a cliff riding his snowmobile—and landing perfectly. Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
Way back on September 27th, 1986, the city of Cleveland was taken over by 1.5 million helium-filled balloons. The photos are amazing. The aftermath was not. Tom Holowach, the project manager of Balloonfest '86, popped by Kinja to say hello, and has kindly offered to answer all your questions about the event. The sky's the limit, people!Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
At long last, Roku finally is getting a YouTube app. That closes one of the few streaming holes it had left, and only goes further to make it more important than ever . Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Not a month since the enigmatic "Theater At The End Of The World" went viral among the internet's curio corners, it seems that the outdoor cinema in the middle of the Egyptian desert has been utterly destroyed. Did we shine a light on one of the world's secret places only to expose it to ruin? Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
The geology of the Gulf Coast and the Great Lakes makes the land around them particularly suitable for an ugly task: hazardous waste disposal. There, hundreds of injection wells, each up to 10,000 feet deep, contain the chemical leftovers from steel mills, wastewater treatment, and more. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it's also arguably the most stunning. Those massive storms—including that enormous red eye—produce quite an atmospheric show. And as a cheaper alternative to a giant telescope, this tiny desktop-sized version of Jupiter lets you stare in awe at the gas giant when you probably should be working.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Apple's OS X beta program is now open to everybody. Previously, you needed a $100 per year developer account to try out Apple's latest features buried in the beta builds of its operating system. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Babies born premature or sick are often completely reliant on a ventilator to stay alive. In many parts of the world that's a $40,000 machine that runs completely autonomously, but in developing nations it's often the child's parents—continuously squeezing a hand pump. It's a depressing image that inspired students at Brigham Young University to design a portable ventilator that costs just $500 to build.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Enjoy this cool animated map that shows the formation of the United States, territory by territory, from its first incarnation to the incorporation of Hawaii on August 21, 1959. Make sure to click on expand to see it big.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
American architect Philip Johnson designed some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. Johnson, who died in 2005, has long been hailed as one of the greats. But there's one fact about the man that many people in the architecture community don't like to talk about: Johnson was a fascist who openly supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazis for nearly a decade.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Mattress shopping can be a major pain in the ass. Something that Casper, a newly launched sleep startup, wants to remedy. The supposed solution? One single, painstakingly engineered mattress for the masses.Read more...

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