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Feed: GIZMODO

Everything Is Technology


Slow motion footage of double barreled pistols firing bullets is crazy
26-May-15   By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

Watch as we slow down time to see this guy fire off 20 bullets in just 1.5 seconds from two double barreled pistols. It’s a ballistics ballet that looks almost unreal at certain angles. The top down look of the guns firing is especially cool to see, like a first person shooter video game view only in real life.

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On this day of mergers and acquisitions, the site Recode—which was started by ex-WSJ tech writers Wa
27-May-15   By: Alissa Walker

On this day of mergers and acquisitions , the site Recode—which was started by ex-WSJ tech writers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher—is being bought by Vox Media, which publishes The Verge, Vox.com, Curbed, and various other sites. The New York Times has more details on the purchase. [TKTK ]

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Scientists Discover the Genes for Supersizing Fruit
27-May-15   By: Sarah Zhang

Consider the beefsteak, a naturally bred giant among tomatoes. It grows as big as two pounds. Scientist have now identified a set of genes that gives beefsteaks their size, and it could lead the way to supersizing more fruits.

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Here's What a Supertall-Filled New York Skyline Will Look Like In 2030
26-May-15   By: Alissa Walker

It has been a month of supertall news to top them all, with the World Trade Center’s record-breaking 1,776-foot height possibly getting scooped by a surprise spire in Midtown Manhattan. Now a new rendering from Visualhouse posted at New York Yimby gives an idea of how dramatically the New York City skyline will change just 15 years from now.

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We Can Now Make Computer Chips Out of Wood
26-May-15   By: Bryan Lufkin

We’re one step closer to biodegradable gadgets. These computer chips are made almost entirely out of wood.

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Here Are The 9 Instruments We'll Use To Reveal The Secrets Of Europa
26-May-15   By: Mika McKinnon on Earth & Space, shared by Annalee Newitz to Gizmodo

Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, is a favourite target for everyone from serious exobiologists to optimistic science fiction authors as a likely setting to find alien life in our solar system . Today, NASA announced the nine instruments that will be on-board the next robotic explorer to investigate the enigmatic world.

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The Only Way To Get This Steam Achievement Is To Cheat
26-May-15   By: Patricia Hernandez on Kotaku, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

Invisible, Inc. is a game that is all about secrecy and hacking . Fitting, then, that one of its achievements can only be nabbed if players mess around with the game’s files.

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Does The Layout of Your Office Interfere With Your Workflow?
26-May-15   By: Kaila Hale-Stern

“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle.

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The World's Largest Photograph Captures 365 Billion Pixels of the Alps
26-May-15   By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

The latest image to claim the title of the world’s largest photograph was clearly a labor of love: It took 70,000 images, shot over 15 days, in temperatures that hovered around -14 degrees. All told, the final panorama is 46 terabytes of icy blue beauty.

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Thieves Used an Online IRS Service to Steal Info from 100,000 People
26-May-15   By: Kate Knibbs

Paying taxes is generally an unpleasant time. But the baseline misery of siphoning cash back to bureaucrats sounds downright delightful compared to getting straight up robbed, which is what happened to a lot of people this year. The Internal Revenue Service shut down an online tax filing program today after announcing that thieves breached the system to steal personal information from more than 100,000 people.

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Gorgeous Microscopy Images Are Actually Pictures of Sexual Biology
26-May-15   By: Diane Kelly on throb, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

The Cell Picture Show has collected ten images of sexually significant science from labs around the world: the resulting slideshow (summarized in their image above) takes you on a walk through sex systems across many types of living things.

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A Mexican Demon Named Charlie Is the Internet's Newest Urban Legend
26-May-15   By: Kate Knibbs

Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.

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Full Bank Accounts, Empty Storefronts: The Economics Of High-Rent Blight
26-May-15   By: Alissa Walker

Urban blight is nothing new. The signature image of plummeting real estate is block after block of properties vacated as businesses move out. Now the high price of real estate in American cities is creating a new phenomenon: In otherwise healthy economic areas, the rents are climbing so high they’re driving businesses away—and no other businesses can afford to move in.

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GM Patents A Way To Auction Off Your Radio Presets
26-May-15   By: Damon Lavrinc on Jalopnik, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

Automakers are trying to figure out how to monetize the “connected car”, and General Motors has an idea: sell your radio presets to the highest bidder.

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These Photos Were Taken By A Dog
26-May-15   By: Sean Buckley

Ever wonder what would happen if you gave a dog a camera? You don’t have to anymore: Nikon did it, and the results are endearingly fun.

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Gawker Duggar Dad’s Political Platform: Incest Should Be Punishable by Death | Jalopnik Self-Driving
26-May-15   By: Jane-Claire Quigley

Gawker Duggar Dad’s Political Platform: Incest Should Be Punishable by Death | Jalopnik Self-Driving Volvo Tries To Run Some People Over | Kotaku Every Sex Scene In The Witcher 3 | Lifehacker Turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox to Make Pages Load 44% Faster | Kinja Popular Posts

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Meanwhile in the Future: What If We Banned All Weapons?
26-May-15   By: Rose Eveleth

This week’s future is a social experiment. What if Earth had a robotic overlord who decided to ban all weapons? All fights would have to be hand to hand. Would there be less death that way? Less casualties? What counts as a weapon anyway? Listen to the episode to find out!

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Tomorrowland Is Like Watching A Jetpack Eat Itself
26-May-15   By: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Annalee Newitz to Gizmodo

I saw two movies this past weekend. One was about a terrifying futuristic dystopia filled with endless betrayal and a complete lack of hope. The other one was Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Do You Realize Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Miracle?
26-May-15   By: Rob Bricken on io9, shared by Charlie Jane Anders to Gizmodo

I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.

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Now You Can Test Drive Android Auto
26-May-15   By: Alissa Walker

Starting today, you’ll be able to test the first wave of truly connected cars. Android Auto is now available on its first integrated vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As you head to your local dealership to test drive it, you can practice talking to your car on the way: “Ok, Google...”

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