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The Arctic is losing ice 300 percent faster than the Antarctic is gaining it - http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-arc...
A common argument made by climate change deniers is the fact that the antarctic ice shelf hit a record high earlier this year. But that argument doesn't hold water (so to speak). Read more...
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A Cutting Board Blade Sharpener Ensures Your Knives Are Ready To Slice - http://gizmodo.com/a-cutti...
Not only does a dull blade make slicing and dicing more difficult, it can actually make working with knives a little dangerous. An unsharpened blade is more prone to slipping off food than cutting it, and then ending up somewhere painfully unwanted. So Joseph Joseph has created a cutting board with a built-in knife sharpener so you can be sure your blades are sharp before you get to work. Read more...
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Rooftop Solar Panels Are Almost All Facing the Wrong Direction - http://gizmodo.com/rooftop...
If you're thinking that solar panels face south to capture the most sunlight and thus the most energy, then you'd be absolutely correct. Yet, solar experts are saying that rooftop panels should be installed facing west. This surprising turn can be explained by quirks in our electrical grid. Read more...
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Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC - http://gizmodo.com/explore...
In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant kitchen. A total of 2000 buildings are powered by this service. Read more...
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The New Big Hero 6 Trailer Reveals Even More Ass-Kicking Animation - http://gizmodo.com/big-her...
I could not be more excited for the first Disney-Marvel mashup Big Hero 6, coming to theaters this fall. In a new trailer released today at NYC's Comic-Con, we get to see more of the action, backdropped by epic San Fransokyo views and superhero suits that were inspired by visits to real-life robotics labs. Read more...
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Ohio's Using a Drone to Spy on Prisoners (and Their Smuggling Friends) - http://gizmodo.com/ohios-u...
Ever heard of the Panopticon? It's a type of prison design that enables a single watchman to see everyone. Now, Ohio is experimenting with an interesting twist on that idea by putting the watchman in the sky with an infrared camera. Read more...
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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: Yes, The Hinge is a Giant Watchband - http://gizmodo.com/lenovo-...
The backflipping Lenovo Yoga singlehandedly made laptops cool again. The Yoga 2 Pro added a backlit keyboard and a brilliant 3200 x 1800 QHD screen. Now, Lenovo's going for broke with the third generation of its transforming touchscreen machine. Not only is the new $1,349 Yoga 3 Pro thinner and lighter, it has a freaking watch band consisting of 813 precision-machined, hand-assembled components holding up its infinitely positionable screen. Read more...
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Ashton Kutcher Must Be Stopped (Before He Corrupts Our Laptops) - http://gizmodo.com/ashton-...
It's a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer . At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here , a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo's latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a subwoofer. And a 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen. It's a goddamn miniature movie theater, complete with a tiny Ashton to show you around the place. Read more...
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The iPhone 6 Is Somehow the Only Decent Non-Giant Phone Left in America - http://gizmodo.com/the-iph...
Today, Sony passed on an opportunity to bring its 4.6-inch Sony Z3 compact to the United States, at least for the foreseeable future. With it went any hope of finding a quality smartphone here that doesn't feel like stuffing a butter dish in your pocket, outside of the iPhone 6. Read more...
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The US Doesn't Have Enough Railroads to Keep Up With the Oil Boom - http://gizmodo.com/the-us-...
Passenger rail has never been known for punctuality (at least in this century), but over the past year, Amtrak's long distance passenger trains have reportedly gone from being late 35 percent of the time to being late 60 percent of the time. But don't blame Amtrak—it's being forced to make way for the thousands of trains carrying oil from the Midwest. Read more...
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The Abandoned Communist Nuclear Reactor That Could Have Killed Us All - http://gizmodo.com/the-aba...
Just 90 miles off the tip of Florida lies a half-baked, abandoned relic of the Cold War-era arms race—what was once going to be a joint Cuban-Soviet nuclear reactor. And thank god it never panned out. Because not only do we now have these incredible shots from photographer Darmon Richter, but every last aspect of this thing would have been a total and utter disaster. Read more...
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Amazon Is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store in Manhattan - http://gizmodo.com/amazon-...
Amazon, the cyber store that sells everything, plans to open its first physical store at 7 W 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan just in time for the holiday season. The experimental store will work as a mini-warehouse for some same day deliveries in New York. It'll surely serve as a nice little billboard, too. Read more...
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Sony Z3v Smartphone: A Wireless Charging Flagship Just for Verizon - http://gizmodo.com/sonys-z...
Sony hasn't had the easiest time getting its well-designed smartphones into the hands of eager Americans. T-Mobile has already announced that it will add Xperia Z3 to its lineup, but other carriers have been silent on the Sony Mobile front—until now. Verizon will release the Z3 later this year, with a few extra tricks. Read more...
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A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers - http://gizmodo.com/a-brief...
Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so . It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven't we met any visitors from another time? Read more...
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Rotterdam's New Farmers Market Looks Like the Inside of a Vitamix - http://gizmodo.com/rotterd...
Rotterdam's just-completed Markthal, or Market Hall, is an innovative, sustainably designed building charged with delivering local, healthy food to the city center. But there's one particular element of the structure that's getting all the attention: An arching, technicolor tossed salad of a ceiling. Read more...
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The Sistine Chapel Will Soon Be Lit Up With 7,000 Bright LEDs - http://gizmodo.com/the-sis...
Though talented with a brush, the Renaissance masters didn't know much about art preservation. So over the years their paintings faded with exposure to sunlight. Even Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was subjected to sun damage until the Vatican sealed off its windows in the 1980s. But soon visitors will be able to experience it again in all its glory thanks to a custom-designed LED lighting system. Read more...
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Keep Your Hands Warm with this Discounted Zippo, and More Deals - http://gizmodo.com/keep-yo...
If you tend to go through a few packs of those chemical hand warmers every winter, this Zippo alternative will pay for itself while looking really cool, and doing less damage to the environment. It features solid reviews, a sub-$13 price tag, and can run for 12 hours on a single ounce of lighter fluid. [Zippo Hand Warmer, $13] Read more...
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Why the City of Oakland Finally Legalized Pinball Machines - http://gizmodo.com/why-the...
Everyone has tried it at some point. The authorities started turning a blind eye years ago, but it wasn't officially legalized until the summer of 2014. Finally, after more than 80 years of illegitimacy, the City of Oakland has legalized…pinball machines. Read more...
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Disney's Air-Powered Robots Will Make For a Lively Hall of Presidents - http://gizmodo.com/disneys...
Decades ago Disney's audio-animatronic technology revolutionized the animated characters that helped bring the company's theme park rides to life. But just imagine how eerily lifelike those Caribbean pirates or US presidents will be when the company's latest breakthrough—motor-less, servo-less, but remarkably responsive air-powered robots—are implemented in Disney's parks. Read more...
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8 More Viral Images That Are Totally Fake - http://factually.gizmodo.com/8-more-...
The fakes are everywhere. At this point, it might be easier to just point out the images on the internet that are real, rather than show you all the fakes that have been circulating recently. Then again, this way's always more fun. Read more...
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Google Hangouts Just Got Way Better on the Desktop - http://gizmodo.com/google-...
Google Hangouts is a nice little chat client, and someday it could be unstoppable . But a few things have been holding it back, including a desktop experience that was just OK. Now, Google's released a new app for ChromeOS and Windows users that makes it way, way better. Read more...
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Amazon Fire HD 6 Review: The Penny Pinching Tablet Buyer's Dream - http://gizmodo.com/amazon-...
Recently, Amazon made some quiet updates to the Kindle line, including two tiny HD tablets. There's no need to whisper about the Amazon Fire HD 6, though. This colorful little marvel is damned impressive. And at just $100, it's confusingly cheap. Yell it from a mountaintop! Read more...
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How To Ride A Big, Heavy Motorcycle Off-Road - http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-to-...
There's no better way to see the world than from two wheels. But, the Adventure Motorcycles made to do just that are so big and heavy, riding them off the road becomes its own, separate and difficult-to-master skill. Here's how to do it. Read more...
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Why America's Navy Is So Concerned About These Russian Missiles - http://gizmodo.com/why-ame...
Some folks question why the U.S. Navy would need such exotic weapons as the Phalanx and SeaRAM systems, or even electromagnetic rail guns . These Russian-made, radar-guided anti-ship missiles are two such reasons. Read more...
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Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/seeing-...
Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form of magic. Read more...
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Daredevils climb a skyscraper in Hong Kong to hijack a billboard - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/daredev...
Hong Kong is one of those crazy future cities in the world where buildings kiss the sky and people are stacked on top of people and streets hide alleys which hide labyrinths which hide awesome. It's great. It's also great for climbing to the top of a skyscraper to hijack a billboard. These guys proved that. Read more...
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Genius invents machine gun that makes and fires paper airplanes - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/mad-gen...
This German genius has created one of the most awesome inventions in recent memory, one that will bring incredible voice to humanity: A fully automated paper airplane machine gun. Yes, people: A machine gun that folds plain paper sheets into airplanes and then fire them across the sky. Read more...
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Musk Isn't Into Flying Cars Because Of Things 'Falling On Your Head' - http://jalopnik.com/musk-is...
Elon Musk took to the stage at the Vanity Fair Summit ahead of the Big D unveiling tomorrow , and in addition to talking about how we all could be living in a Matrix-style virtual reality and the perils of our current patent system, he made the obvious case against flying cars. Read more...
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Pearl Jam: Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town - http://gizmodo.com/pearl-j...
I was born in 1981. In internet parlance, I believe that means I qualify as both an "80s kid" and a "90s kid" and have fond memories for both decades. Music was not necessarily better back then, but songs you hear when you're growing up sure do strum at the ol' heartstrings in a way that new stuff just can't. Read more...
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The Messy Story Behind YouTubers Taking Money For Game Coverage - http://kotaku.com/the-mes...
Before Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor's release, a curious thing happened: critics on YouTube (and some in the traditional press) tried to obtain early PC copies for review, but couldn't. And yet, YouTube entertainers were able to—if they agreed to terms like, "videos will promote positive sentiment about the game." Read more...
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