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One Man's Nearly Impossible Quest to Make a Toaster From Scratch

In 2008, designer Thomas Thwaites decided to build a toaster from scratch — and not the "from scratch" that would land him in Home Depot for a couple of hours. He was interested in the seemingly magical process that turns what we pull out of the earth into the stuff More »

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Holy Garage, Batman! This San Francisco House Hides a Secret Batcave

I hadn't realized the parking situation was so desperate in San Francisco that someone was forced to install a secret garage in their ground floor! To please the city council, the architects retained the Upper Haight house's More »

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Why Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking You: A Very Probable Explanation (Updated)

Why has your iPhone been secretly recording everywhere you go since iOS4, in a way that a simple program can extract everywhere you've been from either your iPhone or your computer? Well, probably, a bug. More »

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GIZMODO at 2011 Smart Home Opens This Friday!

Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) have teamed up to bring you something amazing - the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit, opening this Friday, April 22, 2011! More »

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How City Hall Nearly Burned Down the Bronx

Firefighting is more than fancy hats and ladder trucks - there's both a science and an art to it. Joe Flood's The Fires shows how New York's Finest take out a blaze from the top down. More »

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iSpy Conspiracy: Break Apple's Secret Tracking with This App

Not entirely cool with the idea of your iPhone or iPad following your every move without your consent? Understandable! Luckily, only a day after the privacy revelation, a fix has been cooked up that switches off Apple's covert tracking. More »

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3D Porno Tops Avatar's Single-Day Box Office Record In Hong Kong

For the last several years, the single-day box office king in Hong Kong has been Avatar. People love giant blue cat-people! But not, apparently, as much as they love full frontal nudity. Because after grossing $340,000 US on 73 screens, 3D Sex and Zen More »

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Conan Unveils the Next Big Apple… Something

That MacBook Air was pretty fancy. And the iPad? No slouch either. But Apple's not the type of company to just sit on its heels, no matter how much money they're stuffing in their coffers. More »

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A Robot Failed at Throwing the First Pitch at a Major League Baseball Game

One of my life goals is to throw the first pitch at a Dodgers baseball game. I daydream about it regularly, actually. But the nerves! What if I miss the catcher or, gasp, one-bounce it across home plate? I don't think I could More »

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Library Porn Lover Punched Out by Vigilante

Man, sometimes all you want is to just settle in at the library, fire up some internet porn, and have yourself a time. That's what Brooklynite Santiago Real had in mind before he was beat up by another patron. More »