10 Of The Most Absurd Units Of Measurement On Earth

Humans have a need to quantify things. And sometimes the usual measurements — feet, meters, grams — are not good enough. Or funny enough. Sometimes you need to express things in bananas, Helens, or cows. » 3/30/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up, glued into paper logs, and… » 3/30/15 1:44pm 31 minutes ago

The best 3D printer is this Easy Cheese 3D printer

I've seen the future and it's not 3D printing, it's 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects. It fails spectacularly and hilariously and satirically… » 3/30/15 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

How To Call A Predator: The Rabbit Squeal

There's more in the woods than you're likely aware. Want to see who's around next time you're out there? The rabbit squeal will bring in foxes, coyotes, cougars, bears and pretty much anything else that enjoys the taste of meat. Here's how to sound like a tasty morsel. » 3/30/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Today's Best Deals: Fire-Proof Safes, NAS Storage, Microfiber, & More

Kick off your week with all of today's best deals. » 3/30/15 10:05am Today 10:05am

What Is it Like Living on Earth After Living in Space?

The food is much better here on Earth. And taking showers and going to the bathroom are much easier to do here too. But you do go through a strange adaptation process when you return to Earth. » 3/30/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation

Two former federal agents who investigated the Silk Road, the infamous online drug marketplace seized by the FBI in 2013, have been charged for their own outrageous digital crimes, including stealing money they acquired on their druggie undercover assignment. » 3/30/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

I Could Spend Hours Gazing at Pictures From Old Science Magazines

If you're on the lookout for a good old fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. » 3/30/15 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

A New Kind of MP4 File Lets Anybody Mix Parts Like a DJ

Even if making digital music has never been easier for beginners, a lot of the work DJs and producers do remains relatively opaque to less experienced people. A new music format could help change this.
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This Giant Rolling, Walking Bike Can Probably Tackle Any Terrain

If you want to take your bicycle off-road, you need larger and larger tires depending on how rough the terrain gets—and that makes it harder and harder to pedal. But maybe Ron Schroer has found the perfect off-road cycling alternative with his Boneshaker Big Wheel that rolls and walks all at the same time. » 3/30/15 9:38am Today 9:38am

Cut Through the Noise on Twitter with TweetDeck's Engagement Filter

With 500 million tweets sent into the ether every day, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on Twitter. This is one of the areas where power-user-tool-of-choice TweetDeck can lend a hand. It includes an engagement filter to let you focus in on high-profile tweets and cut out the less important ones.… » 3/30/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them. » 3/30/15 11:05am Today 11:05am

Personal Details of World Leaders Leaked Due to Outlook Autofill

It was all fun and games at the G20 Summit in Australia—until somebody accidentally leaked highly personal details of the world's most powerful leaders—including the names, passport numbers, birth dates, and visa details of everyone from Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin. The cause of the leak? Microsoft Outlook's… » 3/30/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

You Can Now Hire a Handyman on Amazon

Last year, Amazon started toying with the idea of not only selling you a TV, but also hooking you up with someone who could mount it. Now, Amazon's Home Services marketplace is up and running 41 major US cities so you can order plumbers and plungers from the same place. » 3/30/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

​How Autodesk's Experimental Lab Gave Us an Odd Little Star Wars Movie

The long rectangles of San Francisco's famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9 Workshop is so experimental that it feels like science fiction. » 3/30/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate

Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuted on HBO last night, offers the first in-depth survey of Scientology's practices, including its ongoing quest… » 3/30/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

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With Better Built-In Shock Absorbers, These Power Tools Barely Vibrate

The worst thing about working with handheld power tools is the constant and intense vibrations from oscillating parts that leave your hands and arms shaking, and make it harder to do detailed precision work. So researchers developed a handheld oscillator with 70 percent less vibration and half the noise. » 3/30/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

The Apple Watch "Journey," and Everything Else You Missed This Weekend

DARPA is making a next-gen GPS, Valve's Vive VR headset will be free for devs, and Windows 10 arrives for more phones. All the news and rumors you missed while lazing the weekend away, all on BitStream. » 3/30/15 9:17am Today 9:17am

These Sony Premium Noise Canceling Headphones Have Never Been Cheaper

If you've been itching for a good pair of noise canceling headphones, you're not going to find better bang for your buck than this pair of Sony MDR-10RNCs for $125. » 3/30/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

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DreamHost is offering Gizmodo readers a year of SSD web hosting and a domain name for just $2.95 a month, 67% off the regular price. Build the site you've always dreamed of from the ground up and get all the key features you need to keep it running efficiently, all for only $35 annually. Use promo code gizmodo295. » 3/24/15 4:10pm Tuesday 4:10pm

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Udemy, one of the largest online marketplaces for learning, is offering every class in their catalog (from guitar to 3D animation) for just $19! This includes popular classes like the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course. Regularly $199, this course is 90% off with promo code 1919ACHIEVE. » 3/26/15 1:19pm Thursday 1:19pm

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Your wallet is always with you so why not carry one that offers all the functionality of your current bi-fold clunker, but takes up half the space? Grab the Americana TGT Wallet for just $28 and save over 15% while getting innovative simplicity. Use promo code TGTMODO. » 3/26/15 12:03pm Thursday 12:03pm

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Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Life is better without the hassle of tangles and wires when listening to your favorite tunes. Right now, Gizmodo readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. » 3/27/15 2:36pm Friday 2:36pm

Save 45% On This 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable 

We've organized a special discount for Gizmodo readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. Now, you can easily charge your iPhone from across the room. Gizmodo readers can get one with free shipping for 45% off. » 3/27/15 3:34pm Friday 3:34pm