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The future will be—get ready for it—normal. That's the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalog, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalog from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of today.Read more...

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Have you ever walked on a famous glacier? I thought not, but our friends at Indefinitely Wild have. Read all about it below!Read more...

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Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage e-reader is as good as it gets. We already told you that . But just how good is that new glass screen compared to the Paperwhite's plastic panel? You may (or may not!) be surprised at the difference.Read more...

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It's here! The highly anticipated Simpsons World portal is open for your entertainment. Go forth and browse all 552 episodes, find and share clips, and use the impressive search function to look up every single appearance of Sideshow Mel. But wait, there's more!Read more...

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Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36]Read more...

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People are understandably really excited about the latest hoverboard currently being crowdfunded at Kickstarter. It's called the Hendo and it's being developed by Greg and Jill Henderson for their company Arx Pax. Is it real? Yes. Has our Back to the Future hoverboard finally arrived? Sadly, no.Read more...

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The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you'd first guess.Read more...

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The Whitney Museum just closed out one of the most influential selfie backdrops of the past three decades. Er, I mean the Whitney just closed out its Jeff Koons retrospective, an exhibit where it encouraged #teens to post #selifes with #balloondogs. Cool. Read more...

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Today, Google Play Music gets smarter about the suggestions it offers, by taking into account the time of day, day of the week, and device you're using. So when you're dragging at the end of the work day, you get just the jams you need to get through it.Read more...

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Researching a vacation but are too busy to click through a hotel's Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not because starting today, you'll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.Read more...

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In the early days of electronic espionage, the US intelligence community didn't have the benefit of all-seeing spy satellites—it had to intercept and interpret high-frequency radio waves transmitted by the Soviet Union. To do so, the Americans relied on a network of mysterious structures whose real purpose was kept highly classified throughout the Cold War.Read more...

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Holy crap, they did it! The engineers at Hendo just released this video showing a real world fully working Back to the Future style hoverboard. And it actually works! And they are Kickstarting it! Yes, I'm VERY EXCITED which is why I'm putting exclamation marks everywhere!Read more...

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There's no end to the list of services wanting to store your photos—Flickr, Google+, Dropbox, Facebook—and Apple knows it needs to up its game. Enter iCloud Photo Library, available in beta form now on any device running iOS 8.1. It won't be available on the desktop until the OS X Photos app upgrade arrives early next year, but you can get started with the service today.Read more...

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You probably recognize Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan's upcoming SciFi epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.Read more...

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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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