Report: Android's New Flatter Design Is About To Take a Rolling Pin to…

When Google introduced its Material Design manifesto to the world at I/O, it was made clear that it was only a matter of time before flat design took over the entire Googleverse — starting, it would seem, with the Play Store. » 9/16/14 8:38pm 21 minutes ago

This video of a crowded intersection makes me hyperventilate

Even though I know that this video was made by the visual effects experts of Black Sheep Films and isn't real, I can't help but feel queasy when I watch it. The rotoscoping is just so well done. I gasp as I see the cyclist cross the road, I churn when the pedestrian decides to run and can't breathe when I see the rest… » 9/16/14 8:25pm 34 minutes ago

Amazon's Using the Heat From Its Data Centers To Warm Its New HQ

Downtown Seattle is being slowly consumed by Amazon-funded infrastructure, thanks to the expansion of its corporate headquarters—glass domes, bike lanes, streetcar improvements. Now the company has figured out an innovative way to heat their new buildings by using the energy generated by their data centers across the… » 9/16/14 8:10pm 49 minutes ago

The deepest pool in the world is 131 feet deep

The deepest pool in the world is called Y40 and is located inside the Hotel Terme Millepini, in Italy. It contains 4300 cubic meters of thermal water at a temperature of between 89-93F (32-34C) and it's impressively deep, 131 feet deep (40 meters.) The pool is conceived for training apnea and scuba diving. » 9/16/14 7:31pm Today 7:31pm

Living in the Future Entails More Space Raves Than You'd Expect

Risk of spontaneous nuclear annihilation aside, the Cold War proved a potent period in the history of technological development. I mean, just look at all this cool stuff we invented for little reason more than simply sticking it to the Soviets. It's amazing the lofty heights mankind can achieve when inspired by smack… » 9/16/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing—and a highly publicized, unfortunately timed security breach—iCloud's two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica. » 9/16/14 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

In the 1960s California had a serious plan to take water from Alaska

It's so ungodly hot in much of California right now that you can almost hear the sun sucking what's left of our reservoirs dry. But if a group of engineers and politicians would have had their way in 1964, the lower 48 would be swimming in water imported from the far North—all the way from Alaska. » 9/16/14 5:39pm Today 5:39pm

Waiting for 'Don't Walk' Signs Is More Fun When the Stick Figure Dances

At first glance it seems like just another fun art project, but this dancing traffic light can actually vastly improve safety wherever it's installed. Because people waiting for a 'don't walk' sign to change to 'walk' are far more likely to stick it out when they're distracted and entertained, rather than just try and… » 9/16/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-in Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this holiday season with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length—even if Christmas is months away. It's the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those ten power-sipping LEDs mean your device… » 9/16/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Pictures of the World's Biggest Cargo Ship Make You Feel Tiny

The Maersk Triple-E is the largest cargo ship in the world. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper got the chance to visit Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the South Korean port where nine of these behemoths are currently being build. These are his amazing photos, originally published on Wired. » 9/16/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Boeing and SpaceX Will Share NASA's $6.8 Billion Space Taxi Program

NASA just announced a critical component of Launch America, the country's highly anticipated next chapter in human spaceflight. The organization confirmed in a press conference today that Boeing and SpaceX will split the $6.8 billion "space taxi" contract, with $4.2 billion going to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX. » 9/16/14 4:23pm Today 4:23pm

This New Parking App Can Find Empty Spaces, No Sensors Required

Parking sucks, and that's why there are plenty of apps to help your car find a vacant spot. Trouble is, those solutions tend to require expensive sensors to be installed in each and every one of those potentially open spots. A new app called PocketParker instead leverages the power of passive, portable sensors—the… » 9/16/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Ready to Buy a Home? Use this Infographic to Avoid a Stress Overload

Buying a home is about much more than finding a place to live. It symbolizes your square footage of the American Dream and the security that comes with it. While home ownership is a common goal — almost 67 percent of Americans owned their homes in 2010 — buying real estate is no small matter. Gathering information… » 9/16/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

I think we can all agree that an 8-bit version of The Avengers would be awesome to play. Want to learn how to build it (or another game idea) yourself? With a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple game idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 9/12/14 3:28pm Friday 3:28pm

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/12/14 4:33pm Friday 4:33pm

Ingenious Power Strip, Magnetic Amazon Earbuds, Logitech Gear [Deals]

This clever power strip (can I even call it that?) is shaped like a cube to accomodate all of your oversized all warts. It even has a couple of USB ports for your convenience. The price currently varies by color, but the green is as low as $13. [PowerCube Power Strip with 4 outlets, Dual USB Port, $13]
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