posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
This has to be one of the grossest and coolest things I've seen in a while: A guy cutting a giant rubber band ball in half. At one point it feels like the thing is alive and getting ready to jump on the dude's face and suck his bodily fluids out of his eyes, mouth, and nostrils. Disgusting spaghetti monster.Read more...

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Berlin lies hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. But, that didn't stop one determined man from discovering a rare local break, then teaching himself to surf it. This is his story. Read more...

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As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good anymore.Read more...

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I initially thought this was a photo of a real art installation reflecting on the the objectification of women. It is not. It's a computer generated cutaway of a futuristic sex robot made by French 3D artist Cesar Vonc. After seeing this, I don't think I would be able to get aroused by a sex robot ever become available Read more...

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In order to keep its pilots out of enemy cross-hairs but still be able to deliver devastating strikes against hardened bunkers, the USAF has spent the better part of two decades developing a family of long-range, semi-autonomous cruise missiles called the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile. And the latest JASSM progeny now can hit targets more than twice as far as its predecessors.Read more...

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When the FBI seized the Silk Road 2 and other popular darknet markets, it was a dark day for people who buy illegal shit online. But it turned out to be a great day for Evolution , the largest market that didn't get shut down in the raid. Read more...

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If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this meaning, though.Read more...

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Giant robot insects. Sci-fi fodder of legitimate scientific inquiry? Now it's both. Biomechatronics researchers from Bielefeld University in Germany created a walking and functioning robot insect, about three feet long, named Hector. Yes, they named it.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
As a happy MacBook Air user, I'm ashamed to admit that I have Microsoft's stupid Surface Pro 3 holiday jingle stuck in my head. If the ad blitz (or the positive reviews ) has convinced you to try out Microsoft's hybrid device yourself, here's the best deal we've ever seen on it. - ShepRead more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
If you were to send me an email right now, a number of things would happen. My wrist would vibrate. My pocket would vibrate, light up, and make a sound. A pop-up would appear in the corner of my laptop screen. A counter next to a small icon of an envelope would increase in my Google Chrome window. I'll twitch and squirm and swear in frustration but I need all these things to happen, I swear. Still, I probably won't answer your email.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
The robot waiter has arrived! In China. At one restaurant. Yes, the robot waiter has been the promise of the future for decades. But just like humanoid robotics as a whole, it has yet to get past the novelty phase. It's nearly the year 2015 and sadly we're still waiting for robot waiters to go mainstream.Read more...

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We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to build a browser-based Spirograph you're probably going to want to immediately bookmark.Read more...

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When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to change the look of your smart wristwatch.Read more...

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It's already Hanukkah, it's almost Christmas, and it's definitely the general holiday season. That's great if you like spiked eggnog, but not so good if you haven't bought gifts yet. Don't worry. There should be something in one of our many gift guides and Bests collections that your loved ones will like enough not to return for cash. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Ear infections, the number one reason parents take kids to the doctor, are an exceedingly common and exceedingly annoying fact of life. But a new smartphone app and accessory could help ease the irritation (of going to to the doctor's on a false alarm) by promising to diagnose ear infections right from home. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
The Alps are littered with hidden buildings, from World War II-era bunkers to mansions built below ground to skirt building regulations. But here's an entirely new addition: A "rock" installed on a boulder-strewn slope that's hiding a cozy one-person cabin.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that's out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
The following post is an excerpt from Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime by Brian Krebs.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Amazon just released its list of top-selling MP3 songs and albums of the year, and surprisingly Taylor Swift was not at the top slot of either. Shake it off, girl. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Picking out a new phone involves weighing a lot of different variables, from screen size to storage to price. That's why so many tech blogs (including Gizmodo!) offer comparison charts to help readers figure out what makes sense for them. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Every once in a while, unlucky passengers get bumped because an overbooked airplane is too heavy. It's maddening, and it makes you question the airline's ability to do arithmetic. But there is a method to weight restrictions, and Earth's rising temperatures could make it increasingly hard for planes to take off without shedding extra weight.Read more...

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Gawker Christmas Presents Are For Kids | io9 How the Ancient Romans Made Better Concrete Than We Do Now | Kotaku What Final Fantasy is, According to its Creator | Lifehacker The Most Hirable and Sought After Job Skills This Year Read more...

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Spanish ad agency Shackleton has released a new clever app designed to help convince kids that Santa is real. You only have to place the iPhone behind a closed door and Santapp will play pre-recorded Santa voices, sound effects, and use the flash to make your kid believe something magical is happening at the other side.Read more...

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One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda—and the results were terrific: a bold, optimistic, merry and extremely fictive vision of a gory war that killed millions.Read more...

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The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?Read more...

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