A Trip On the Hybrid Crane-Boats That Pull Wreckage from the Hudson

The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for keeping debris out of the Hudson, whether it's dead whales, helicopters, driftwood, or floating docks. Without the Corps the Hudson and the outlying beaches of the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore would be filled with massive pieces of debris and ships would risk being… » 7/25/14 2:52pm 19 minutes ago

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part's not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but… » 7/25/14 2:42pm 29 minutes ago

Unlocking Your Phone Is About To Be Legal Again

Looking to overturn a longstanding Library of Congress decision to Fort Knox your gadgets to a specific carrier, the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" (S.517) just hurdled its second major obstacle on its way to becoming a law. Now, the bill only needs the POTUS' signature and smartphones will… » 7/25/14 2:19pm 52 minutes ago

​How And Why To Take Your Smartphone Camping

No other device packs a camera, a stereo, video recording, GPS navigation and guide books into such a small, conveniently carried package. Here's how to get the most of your smartphone in the outdoors.http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/so-you-want-to... » 7/25/14 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall

If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who… » 7/25/14 1:58pm Today 1:58pm

Your Right To Be Forgotten Beats Google's Right to Remember

Last week, Microsoft's Bing joined Google in acquiescing to the E.U. high court's "right to be forgotten" ruling, which allows European citizens to petition for the removal of search results about themselves that are "inadequate…no longer relevant, or excessive." The Court of Justice sees it as a victory for privacy… » 7/25/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

How to Keep Dozens of Tabs Open Without Exhausting Your Browser

Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to… » 7/25/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

The Watch That Walked On the Moon Gets an Anniversary Upgrade

Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn't some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster… » 7/25/14 12:21pm Today 12:21pm

Deals: Nespresso Pixie, Stick-On Whiteboards, Galaxy Camera

The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today one of the lowest prices we've seen. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie with Milk Frother, $194] » 7/25/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

Ikea used East German prison labor in the 1980s to keep prices low

If you purchased anything from Ikea back in the 1980s, you'll probably be horrified to learn about some of the company's business practices from that time. Because back in 2012, Ikea admitted that it had used East German prisoners as slave labor to make some of the company's products. » 7/25/14 11:48am Today 11:48am

This Tank Thinks It's a Beach-Storming Hovercraft

As the U.S. military explores the idea of moving our forward operating bases offshore, it is faced with the issue of actually getting troops from ship to land. However, at last month's RIMPAC exercises in Hawaii, the Navy showed off the future of landing craft with a gargantuan aquatic tank prototype—and even that's… » 7/25/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

A Russian Lizard Sex Satellite Is Out of Control in Orbit

It began as just another chapter in humanity's ongoing fascination of sending weird shit into space, then things spiraled out of control. Right now an orbital satellite filled with geckos flies more than 200 miles above our heads. But this isn't a slapstick preamble to some clever car insurance commercial, these… » 7/25/14 11:37am Today 11:37am

Baseball team is so bad it had to install robots to cheer up human fans

The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport. » 7/25/14 10:17am Today 10:17am

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