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We Can Thank Plutonium for Everything We've Learned About Pluto

Our epic journey to Pluto has been filled with cosmic coincidences. Crossing Neptune’s orbit 25 years to the day after Voyager 2. Zipping by Pluto 50 years on the nose after our first Mars encounter. But my favorite serendipitous fact of all has to do with how we’ve powered the entire New Horizons mission—using none… » 7/16/15 5:00pm 7/16/15 5:00pm

Turn Two Power Outlets Into 12 for Just $8

These Belkin Surge protectors are really just power strips (200 joules isn’t going to save you if lightning hits your house), but there’s nothing inherently wrong with that when they cost $4 each, assuming you’re just using them for lamps, fans, and other inexpensive electronics. [2-Pack Belkin 6-Outlet Surge… » 7/13/15 6:15pm 7/13/15 6:15pm

Which of Our Favorite Sci Fi Gadgets is the Most Powerful?

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, so naturally, we’re seeing a lot of iconic scifi gadgets this weekend. But as a faithful Giz reader, if you’re in the market for a fantastical new weapon to defeat your sworn enemies, you’re gonna want specs. How much energy can Thor’s hammer or a Jedi lightsaber actually produce? » 7/11/15 11:00am 7/11/15 11:00am

Turn Your Car Into Knight Rider's K.I.T.T. With This Talking USB Charger

Remember that Flux Capacitor USB car charger that kind of turned your ride into the DeLorean from Back to the Future? If for some reason David Hasselhoff is more to your liking, there’s now an alternate version that will turn your vehicle into K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider isntead. » 7/08/15 1:29pm 7/08/15 1:29pm

$5 Lightning Cables, Solar Batteries, and More Gadget Charging Deals

There’s no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and this extra long 5’ model from Spigen is only $5 today with promo code SPIGENCS [ 5’ MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $5 with code SPIGENCS] Update: Sold Out. Check out this AmazonBasics alternative for $8. » 7/07/15 9:20am 7/07/15 9:20am

Dewalt's Bluetooth Batteries Can Be Shut Down To Deter Tool Thieves

To make it easier to manage the mountain of tools you’ll usually find on a construction site, and to help deter theft, Dewalt is introducing a new line of Bluetooth rechargeable batteries that can be connected to a smartphone app for checking their charge status—or remotely disabling them. » 6/10/15 2:00pm 6/10/15 2:00pm

These Fuel Cell Trolleys Can Power an Old Plane's In-Flight Electronics

Believe it or not, that modern-looking tin can in the sky you’re flying—with its touchscreen TVs at every seat—most likely took flight for the first time decades ago. All of those fancy electronics are upgrades sucking on outdated power systems. That’s why these trolley carts were created to deliver a different kind… » 6/08/15 4:45pm 6/08/15 4:45pm