A Physical Bitcoin Wallet Will Put Coins In Your Non-Digital Pocket

Owning Bitcoin might give your inner crypto-anarchist a bit of a rush, but the currency lacks the tactile fat-cat feels of physical notes in your wallet. Plus, only dealing with currency in the ether can make Bitcoin insecure and difficult to use. Case, a Bitcoin wallet that fits in your jeans, hopes to solve those… » 5/05/15 11:30pm Yesterday 11:30pm

Short film: A tense military mission in a post apocalyptic world

In Andrée Wallin’s short film State Zero, you know things are going to hit the fan and that the mission will go south but you don’t know when. The world Wallin creates is mysteriously dead and the fear in the characters is real so you know it’ll happen soon, you just have to enjoy the tense ride until it’s done. » 5/05/15 10:25pm Yesterday 10:25pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/05/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Video: Getting slapped with a hand of fire in slow motion is spectaular

There are a lot of cool things you can see in slow motion but few might be as satisfying as watching a hand on fire slapping a guy in the face. The face gets smushed in all kinds of ways with spit flying everywhere while the flames dance around all over the guy’s face and stays there a frighteningly few seconds too… » 5/05/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Did You Know Getting Bit By A Tick Could Paralyze Your Face?

30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year, making it the most common vector-borne disease in America. Both you and your dog are exposed to it every time you’re outdoors. It can block your heart, cause intense pain and, sometimes, even lead to death. And reported cases are on the rise.
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Charge Your Phone and Jump Start Your Car with a Single Device

In case you missed last week’s deal, here’s another chance to grab a 4.9 star-rated external USB charger that will power up your phone, and even jump start your car in a pinch. It’s small enough to fit in your glove box, and chances are, there will come a time that you’ll be really glad you bought it. [RAVPower 500A… » 5/05/15 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

Can Technology Help Us Raise Independent, Free-Range Kids?

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of a county park behind our house which was so vast to my eight-year-old mind that it might as well have been the Arctic tundra. We were constructing some kind of vine-swing over a creek, which I believe we planned to test on bikes. There were no parents anywhere. » 5/05/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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The arguments over Black Widow have gotten ugly. Last night, Joss Whedon quit Twitter, with an image that pointed the blame at Twitter haters. But there’s a real issue with Black Widow, and her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s worth talking about. It’s worth talking about it like adults. » 5/05/15 6:31pm Yesterday 6:31pm

Everything We've Learned from 50 Years of (Deliberate) Spaceship Crashes

Last week, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft ended its 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury. Of course, Messenger was doomed anyway, but sometimes a mission’s entire point is to smash one thing into a bigger thing and watch the explosion. » 5/05/15 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

An Obscure African Plant Tells Miners Where to Look for Diamonds 

Diamonds you’re familiar with. Pandanus candelabrum, not so much. And until recently, botanists didn’t pay much attention to this rare, palm-like plant from West Africa either. But the discovery that P. candelabrum grows only over rock that may harbor diamonds has vaulted the plant out of obscurity.
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Get 20% Off MeUndies, The Most Comfortable Underwear + Free Shipping

On average, men keep the same pair of underwear for seven years. That’s a long time, but not exactly surprising when you consider how easy it is to continually put off underwear shopping. Enter MeUndies - they deliver premium underwear straight to your door. Get 20% off your first order with MeUndies, the… » 5/01/15 3:26pm Friday 3:26pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering Gizmodo readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 5/04/15 2:54pm Monday 2:54pm