Wire is a beautiful new messaging app created by some of the key people behind Skype. The app is an effort to streamline some of the clunkiness that exists in virtually every messaging app out there. After trying it out this morning, I can say that the app succeeds. Whether anybody will use it or not is an entirely…
Nitinol wire, a metal alloy made from nickel and titanium, basically has magic properties that lets it remember its 'original' shape. You can bend it over and over, twist it up, bunch it together and confuse the heck out of it however much you want but once you throw it in hot water, it'll snap back to its original…
Wires are some of the most basic components of the modern world, which practically guarantees that most of us take them for granted. But as English Russia so kindly shows us, the process behind our messy heaps of wiring is anything but ordinary.
You know what's not a great idea? Doing any type of wiring or electrical work while consuming alcohol. You know what tool you should use to get the job done if you're going to ignore that advice? This bottle opener.
Imagine waking up with a bomb beside your bed. You have 10-seconds to cut one of four wires if you want to stop the countdown timer. This sounds like a nightmare, but it's not. It's just the defusable clock.
It's Saturday, it's noon; that can mean only one thing: It's time for Gizmodo University! We've got an action-packed lesson today as our intrepid Sparkle Labs host (and proud new papa) Ariel takes a look at switches, sensors, and detectors!
Transfer a song to your phone. Seems pretty fast, right? Now imagine transferring the entire printed catalog of the Library of Congress in a minute and a half. Intel says they've got the technology to make it happen (eventually).
Over 200 linear meters of electroluminescent wire was used for the Disco Chair, which glow-strobes. Imagine what sitting on those wires would do to your thighs. They'd look like sausages, the fat poking through the gaps in the wire.
It's more than a little shocking that even in 2010, cables and wires are still so, so ugly. Luckily, Wiretape is looking to change all that. With wires that look like, well, tape.
A normal person sees these birds perched on electrical wires and worries about getting crapped on. Jarbas Agnel looks at them and sees musical notes. Maybe he's smarter than the rest of us because the melody is utterly oh-so-sweet-that-I-could-doze-off-right-now.
As GPS tags and monitoring equipment reach rock-bottom pricing for law enforcement around the country, they're being used to track potential criminals' 24/7 whereabouts far more frequently. Currently, such usage does not require a warrant, but the Washington Post is reporting that growing unrest in the courts and…
Renowned designer Michael Jantzen is famous for creating abstract, eco-friendly structures that are often open to the elements. Sky Cloud Pavilion is one such building, open to the sky, and designed to change form to suit your needs. You can enjoy it naked, as seen here, or you can deck it out with flexible materials…
Getting an antenna into prime position is often a little challenging. Well, not anymore; checkout this awesome antenna launcher mod. Powered like a regular air pistol, it depends on pressurized gas to generate force, which then enables it to shoot a light line over a tree.