posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it was thrilling.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
If you own any gadgets that use AA or D batteries, you owe it to yourself to pick up some Eneloop rechargeables. This pack comes with a pair of AAs, with D spacers, and they'll pay for themselves after just a few cycles. [Eneloop AA 2-Pack, $7]Read more...

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NASA just announced what the Mars 2020 rover will carry to the Martian surface, and one of them sounds like pure sci-fi: MOXIE, a machine that sucks in carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and pumps out pure oxygen for use in rocket fuel—or someday, for humans to breathe. Read more...

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Is there anything scarier than the thought of being out in the woods at night with a dead flashlight? Of course there is; your smartphone could be dead too. That's why GoalZero's latest flashlight, the Torch 250, can be recharged with a built-in solar panel, or simply your muscles using a pop-out hand crank.Read more...

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The CIA just admitted that it "improperly penetrated" Senate Intelligence Committee computers, according to The New York Times. The CIA also apologized to senior committee members.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on gizmodo
Rocket Raccoon and company are ready to fight galactic threats in theaters this Friday, but the Lego tributes are already rolling in. This particular 30-second spot transforms the Guardians of the Galaxy into brick-sized replacements. Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on gizmodo
General Douglas MacArthur once famously quipped, "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away." Obsolete military equipment should be so lucky. While most outdated systems are simply scrapped, a lucky few find new purpose after their time in service—like the Martin JRM Mars, a coastal patrol bomber that now demolishes wildfires instead of invading armies.Read more...

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It's been a little sad to watch Facebook devolve from being a squeaky clean site full of people you love to a spam-ridden wasteland . And with a fifth of the world's population using the site, you can be sure the spam is going to keep coming. So you need all the help you can get separating the good links from the bad.Read more...

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The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore its former glory.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
There's a lot to like about designer Antonio Serrano's Lil Torch flashlight concept that extends and retracts like an old pirate spyglass providing a focused beam when needed, or a wide flood of illumination when collapsed.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
Researchers want to use microscopic nanobots for drug delivery and other tasks inside the human body , but there are still places the micro machines can't get. Now, scientists have made the smallest bot yet, a magnet-guided corkscrew so tiny, it can sneak through the pores in human connective tissue. Read more...

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Gawker Red Robin Owns Distinction of Serving America's Unhealthiest Meal | Jezebel Insane Texts From a Comic-Con Attendee on Shrooms | Kotaku Spectacular Builds From Minecraft's "Floating Island" Contest | Lifehacker Boring Money Advice That Actually Matters Read more...

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Parking garages may be a necessity for any dense urban center, but that doesn't mean they have to be a necessary eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon—by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds.Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on gizmodo
Having your precious smartphone swiped is one thing, but giving the thief free access to your apps and data can potentially be even worse. There's a lot you can do before you lose the phone in the first place, though, that will make it much harder for thecriminals to do anything other than wipe it and sell it on.Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on gizmodo
When you live by yourself, a sofa and TV are pretty much all you need in your living room. Unless you intend to shun a hermit-like lifestyle and actually invite people over to visit. In that case you'll need additional seating, and the Sofista fills both roles by transforming from a couch into a three-seat sofa, armchair, and chaise lounge.Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on gizmodo
Last month, we asked you to name your favorite book about space travel and explain why. Hundreds of you replied with awesome, succinct, and sometimes very funny explanations of your favorites. Read more...

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The new Oculus Rift, codenamed Crystal Cove, may only be for developers—but it is oh-my-god good . Now, iFixit had ripped it apart so we can see what powers it.Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favorite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different! Read more...

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After two years, the Costa Concordia was finally righted, refloated and towed to the safe harbors of Genoa. This is what the rescue mission looked like from the European Space Agency's new Sentinel-1A satellite.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
Snot is an essential part of a healthy body (no, really), and its color and consistency can give you a lot of information about what's going on in yours at any given time.Read more...

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The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $100, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Internet.org—the Zuckerberg-backed initiative to make the internet available the world over—has announced that its new app will provide free data access for services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
You're looking at the bleeding edge of space imaging. The wonderful pictures of our Universe, that we all love, are made possible by the likes of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope—and in the future, such devices will be driven by arrays of microshutters like these.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
Shazam is now available for OS X, allowing you to automatically detect music while you use your Mac.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
We might think that we know our closest celestial neighbour well, but it's kept one secret hidden until now: it's not round. In fact, it's shaped like a lemon.Read more...

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