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Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteorite Caught on Russian Dashcam

Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again , we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian? Read more...

gizmodo.com (2 hours ago)

Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot

Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things.

wired.com (6 hours ago)

Gadget Lab Podcast: A Smartphone With a Vaporizer Module

In celebration of 4/20 on Sunday, Mat and Mike spend this week's show getting high - on technology!

wired.com (16 hours ago)

214 Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Smart Doorbell Called Chui

214 Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Smart Doorbell Called Chui

 "What the heck is a smart doorbell?" That's what my friends asked me any time I mentioned that I'd be meeting with Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore, co-founders of 214 Technologies. They've developed a product called Chui, which they describe as "the world's most intelligent doorbell." Read More

techcrunch.com (17 hours ago)

Canary Smart Home Security Shows Off Their Smartphone App For The First Time

Canary Smart Home Security Shows Off Their Smartphone App For The First Time

 Canary has had a big year. After smashing through their Indiegogo campaign goal and picking up an extra $10 million in VC funding, the company is nearly ready to ship its home security product. Due to a couple hurdles, Canary units won't arrive until "this summer," but to tide us over, the team has given us our...

techcrunch.com (21 hours ago)

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

 Siri was hacked! But don't panic - it's apparently a really fun hack that gives Siri access to your other apps. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling over Amazon's forthcoming smartphone with 3D-gesture features. Plus, we're taking a good hard look at the Galaxy Gear smartwatch equipment from Samsung. Or, more accurately,...

techcrunch.com (21 hours ago)

Even Hollow Earth "Scientists" Get Monuments

Even Hollow Earth "Scientists" Get Monuments

While Jules Verne may have been the most famous writer to expound on the concept that the Earth is hollow, his famous book was explicitly a work of fiction. Early 1800's lecturer John Symmes Jr. wanted to let people know that it was not as fantastic as it seems, and Ohio's Hollow Earth Monument honors the man's...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells at People For Taking Vertical Video

Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells at People For Taking Vertical Video

Google's new standalone Camera app is a sleek and powerful alternative to the stock Android camera. Turns out, it's also a soldier in the war against vertical videos . Try to shoot a portrait-framed vid, and you'll stare down the cold judgment of an icon telling you you're doing it wrong. You've been warned. Read...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

The Humble Supermaterial: There's More to Tin Than Cans

The Humble Supermaterial: There's More to Tin Than Cans

Hear mention of tin and your thoughts instantly turn to cans stuffed with limp vegetables. But while the metal has become ubiquitous thanks to its use in convenience food packaging, it actually serves all manner of exotic purposes-and it could just change the future of electronics. Read more...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

 When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it wouldn’t ever share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. Yet, according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative revenue stream from...

techcrunch.com (1 day ago)

Gardening Meets Geekdom: The Open Source Seed Pledge

Gardening Meets Geekdom: The Open Source Seed Pledge

Gardening and technology couldn't, perhaps, seem more different, but don't you believe it: a new initiative out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will soon see your veg patch become an open source project. Read more...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

The Xbox One Still Lags Behind The PS4

The Xbox One Still Lags Behind The PS4

 Titanfall was supposed to change it all, but it didn’t work. So far, Microsoft announced that it has shipped 5 million Xbox One units to retailers. In comparison, Sony has sold 7 million PS4 units to customers. It doesn’t look good for Microsoft as the company doesn’t even say how many people actually bought an...

techcrunch.com (1 day ago)

Vinyl Freaks Show Off Their Epic Collections in Beautiful New Photo Book

The idea for the coffee-table tome is simple: The author traveled around the world, photographing record collectors in their homes with their vast libraries.

wired.com (1 day ago)

The Rufus Cuff’s Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches

The Rufus Cuff’s Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches

 With its three-inch screen, the Rufus Cuff thumbs its nose at smartwatches with their tiny faces and dainty wristbands. The wearable device, which bills itself as a “wrist communicator” and runs on Android, has access to the full Google Play store; a built-in mic, speaker, and camera; a full Web browser;...

techcrunch.com (1 day ago)

Amazon just announced that its amazing but limited Voice Search function on FireTV is now integratin

Amazon just announced that its amazing but limited Voice Search function on FireTV is now integrating Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime into its search results. Hopefully that means other apps like Netflix will join the fold soon! Read more...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

Watch a Metric Crapton of Peeps Get Blasted With a .50 Cal Weapon

Peep. Guns. America. There is something strangely satisfying about watching a boatload of seasonal candy getting blasted to smithereens by some heavy weaponry. Jesus is back. With a vengeance. Happy Easter weekend, everyone. Read more...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

The Hollywood Bowl Started as a Natural Amphitheater Named Daisy Dell

The Hollywood Bowl Started as a Natural Amphitheater Named Daisy Dell

From the back benches of the Hollywood Bowl, with the sounds of the Los Angeles Philharmonic floating through the warm air of a summer evening, it might seem hard to believe that this L.A. landmark is anything but a masterpiece of engineering. And to be sure, the venue's iconic band shell, speakers, and other...

gizmodo.com (1 day ago)

Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

 Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome OS by Android Police (via 9to5Google). Early code included in the...

techcrunch.com (1 day ago)

Google Launches Home Try-On Program For Glass

Google Launches Home Try-On Program For Glass

 Interested in owning Google Glass, but not sure how it will look on your face? Google now has an in-home try-on program that lets prospective buyers try all four colors of Glass and the entire Titanium Collection in different colors, for free. Read More

techcrunch.com (1 day ago)

Sonos Is About to Get Even Easier By Ditching the Bridge

Sonos Is About to Get Even Easier By Ditching the Bridge

Sonos' multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it's always had one annoying little drawback: You've got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it's overhauled its tech so that you don't need to be plugged in...

gizmodo.com (2 days ago)

Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

 Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES this year. Soon,...

techcrunch.com (2 days ago)

MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

 At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software. The FingerReader’s...

techcrunch.com (2 days ago)

Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

 If you want a hint of what might be on the horizon at Apple, look to Google – or at least look to its Project Tango experimental 3D depth-sensing smartphone. Tango got a teardown just the other day, and later on iFixit determined that one of its key components comes from what is now an Apple subsidiary (via...

techcrunch.com (2 days ago)

See How Cadbury Hatches 350 Million Goo-Filled Eggs a Year

Here's how the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, England, achieves candy magic, ova and ova.

wired.com (2 days ago)

This Robotic Wi-Fi Telescope Is the Coolest App-cessory in the Galaxy

Celestron’s line of robotic, Wi-Fi-enabled telescopes will ensure you never get lost in space.

wired.com (2 days ago)

Tweak These Settings to Stop Facebook Videos From Auto-Playing

Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically, even if you're away from Wi-Fi and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix.

wired.com (2 days ago)

This is what America's most famous pit--the Grand Canyon--looks like from the International Space St

This is what America's most famous pit--the Grand Canyon--looks like from the International Space St

This is what America's most famous pit-the Grand Canyon-looks like from the International Space Station. A winding craggy oasis in the middle of the desert. [NASA] Read more...

gizmodo.com (2 days ago)

The Science Behind Making the Fastest Possible Pinewood Derby Car

You wouldn't think that a four-wheeled car would go faster if one of its wheels didn't touch the ground. Or if its axles were bent. Or if it was designed to grind against a wall. But you'd be wrong, and here's the science to prove it. Read more...

gizmodo.com (3 days ago)

The World’s Smartest Toy Cars Just Got Supercharged

Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence-assistanted toy car game that debuted last fall, is back with new cars, new tracks, and new ways to play.

wired.com (3 days ago)

ShopLocket And PCH Launch Blueprint, A Media And Resource Site For Hardware Startups

ShopLocket And PCH Launch Blueprint, A Media And Resource Site For Hardware Startups

 When ShopLocket was undergoing its transformation from an ecommerce provider to a platform designed to support hardware startups from concept to consumer launch, it had a lot of learning to do. Key to making that transition was gathering resources and talking to industry experts to find out best practices and find...

techcrunch.com (3 days ago)

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