What Is the Most Expensive App You Own and Why?
Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a story that made me double take. Apple had apparently approved a 4k video capture
When It Comes to Music Storage Formats, Japan Is Stuck in the 90s
Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodos weekend roundup of the best writing from around the web. This week,
Star Wars Producers Wanted a Fully Operational Drone Defense System
When it comes to spoilers, commenters from all corners of the internet are quick to demonize whoever leaks precious plot
Hipsters, Hipsters, and Hipsters: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week
Maybe its the time of year. Maybe its the weather? But people are extra cranky this week about fixie bikes and craft brews invading their cities. Theres a definite anti-hipster vibe in the air, and its global, from Portland, to
This Website Gives Your Unloved Instagram Posts a Second Chance
Weve all felt the sting of rejection. That perfectly crafted tweet gets no favorites. That smart and insightful Facebook post garners
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Gold Moto 360
First it was there. And now its not. On Friday, a Redditor spotted a new addition to the Moto 360 lineup though
One Danish City Turns To GPS Tracking to Help the Homeless
Without any context, that headline could seem incredibly scary, almost dystopian in nature. A citys most vulnerable residents tracked for
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The Videogame History Museum has found a home in Frisco, Texas
Making a pilgrimage to the Videogame History Museum has been tough so far; most of its collection is in storage, and what little you do see has been going on cross-country tours. Pretty soon, though, it will
Sound off! Is the end of the portable MP3 player nigh?
Its no secret the number of iPods that Apple has sold has significantly decreased over the last few years. As our smartphones have become more powerful and the types of tasks theyre capable of have grown, theres
From paper to pixels: the arrival of the e-reader
Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, once said: Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. For some, the pleasure of flipping through a paperback may never change, but pragmatism is starting to take
Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car
Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earths surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the worlds first saltwater-powered electric...
With Cyberith's Virtualizer, you can run around wearing an Oculus Rift (video)
There was no shortage of VR headsets at the Tokyo Game Show this year -- but that didnt stop the lines forming endlessly over the weekend. Hidden, at least slightly, in Hall 8 was Cyberith, demonstrating their
Home Depot reportedly got warnings about its data security in 2008
Home Depot may have only recently had to cope with a massive data breach, but it reportedly knew that it had to step up its computer security much, much earlier. The New York Times claims that there
Peugeot's new hybrid concept is half SUV, half sports car
If you had any lingering concerns that hybrid cars were boring, Peugeot just smashed them to bits. Its new Quartz crossover concept blends the muscular, offroad-ready profile of a small SUV with green powerplants and aerodynamics that
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Where badass fish climb rock cliffs... with their mouths
Some of the worlds toughest rock climbers live on Hawaiis Big Island, where they scale sheer rock the equivalent of a 26-mile vertical marathon.
Google's Schmidt: We don't (yet) have a connection inside your brain
In conversation with Glenn Beck, Googles executive chairman explains that humans can still occasionally be useful -- for now. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Rideable Super Mario Kart races into reality (for kids anyway)
A battery-powered Super Mario Kart toy car speeds its way from the video game realm into your home, ready to take young Marios for a spin.
Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?
A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.
BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster
One minute youre watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Seth Rogen to helm film on '90s console wars
The star of This is the End and The Green Hornet will help turn the classic battle between 90s video game giants Sega and Nintendo into a cinematic thriller.
880-pound asteroid slams into moon, watch it go boom
The biggest lunar asteroid impact ever recorded on video creates a flash visible from Earth.
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Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
How can I have someone fill in a form and then generate a pdf contract from that entry? What advice can
Ask a Coworker for a Copy of Your Noncompete If You Lose Yours
Many of us had to sign a noncompete when we started a job. Some of us lost
Goodshop Earns Money for Charities While You Shop
iOS/Web: Goodshop is a shopping portal that lets you earn money for charities while you shop. They now have a mobile app
Remember the “Losada Ratio” for Giving Feedback
Most people know about the feedback sandwich : compliment, criticism, compliment. Many managers overuse that scheme and the Losado Ratio is a better
Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles
If youre looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online
Make a Backup Offer on a House Even if It’s “Under Contract”
While house-hopping, you may find the home of your dreams only to find the seller has taken it
This Week's Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
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Should You Buy a New iPhone?
There is a new iPhone! There are two new iPhones, in fact. But should you buy one? It honestly isnt for everyone. Lets break it down based on just who you
How to Ditch Android and Join the Apple Side
Now that Apple’s got its bigger, better iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we suspect oodles of big-screen Android aficionados may defect to iOS. Here are some tips for
The Best iOS 8 Keyboards for Every Kind of Typist
Apples iOS 8 finally gives iPhone users the ability to choose their own touchscreen keyboards. Weve compiled a list of the best ones so far. The post
Canon’s New PowerShot Could Be Its Best Compact Camera Yet
Canons new G7X is likely to be the best pocket camera the company has ever produced. The post Canon’s New PowerShot Could Be Its Best Compact Camera
Apple iOS 8 vs. iOS 7: A Visual Tour of the Biggest Updates
Download Apples new OS and youll see several changes to the overall user interface. Some apps in iOS 8 have new features, and there
HealthKit Bug Delays Apple’s Unified Health Hub
Apple packed iOS 8 with plenty of awesome new features, but one was notably missing on launch day. A snafu in Apples HealthKit, a developer tool that consolidates health and
15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8
So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us
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Oculus Execs Believe Controllers Are The Missing Link In Virtual Reality
 When you put a child in virtual reality, they instinctively raise their hands hoping to see them, says Oculus CTO John Carmack. Yet Oculus doesn’t have its own gloves
The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall
 Oculus announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to distribute their virtual reality apps and experiences today at the Oculus Connect conference. Starting this fall on the Samsung Gear VR made
Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Developer Kit With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones
 Oculus gave the world the first look at its new developer kit Crescent Bay today at the Oculus’ Connect conference (livestream), and I got the very first hands-on demo. Crescent Bay has a faster
Rumor: Oculus Will Unveil A Handheld Virtual Reality Controller At Its Conference
 Oculus‘ headset lets you look around virtual reality but requires integrations with unofficial controllers to move an avatar, fire weapons, or input other commands. But at tomorrow’s Oculus Connect virtual
The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen
 The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO
A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them
 Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved
Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use Section Related To Failed Projects
 Popular crowdfunding destination Kickstarter updated its Terms of Use today to clarify what specifically needs to happen if a project runs into trouble and creators are unable to deliver. The terms changes
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Cortana Can Now Define Words
Cortana is Microsoft’s relatively new virtual private assistant that’s exclusive to its Windows Phone platform for now, though rumor has it that Cortana
Out-Of-Warranty iPhone 6 Repair Costs Revealed
On September 12th Apple started taking pre-orders for its new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. After just 24 hours the company
Xbox One Release In China Delayed
China is a very lucrative market for consumer electronics and given the country’s recent relaxation of rules
‘Oculus Platform’ Launches This Fall
Virtual reality company Oculus is revamping its Oculus Share marketplace this fall. At its developer conference the company announced that it is going to launch the “Oculus
Google No Longer Forces New Users To Make A Google+ Account As Well
Google has finally made a change that many people have been asking for. If you have signed up for a Google service like Gmail or Google Docs in the
Microsoft Capitalizes On iPhone Space Woes With 30GB Free OneDrive Storage
On September 17th the much awaited new iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, was released for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. Even though the
iCloud Comes Under Fire Again As More Celebrity Nudes Leak
A few weeks back a major cache of celebrity nude pictures was leaked online. It was believed initially that iCloud was to be blamed. Apple conducted an
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Clever Gadgets for Online Classes
Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover. No matter what you think, online courses aren’t an easy A. And,The post Clever Gadgets for Online Classes appeared first on OhGizmo!.
Caloriegasmic: Pizza With French Fry Dough
  There’s nothing like some good ol’ food porn to wind the week down, and what we’ve got here definitely qualifies. It’s pepperoni pizza with a big twist: instead ofThe post Caloriegasmic: Pizza With French Fry Dough appeared first on
Chargerito: Charge Your Phone On the Go
  You’ve got your power bank for emergencies. But when there’s a socket in the area, then leave your power bank for the real emergencies and bring out the Chargerito.The post Chargerito: Charge Your Phone On the Go appeared first
Survival Belts: The Belt for Boy Scouts
  This belt is for survivors. It’s Slide Belt’s Survival model, and it stays true to its name because it’s built to last through the toughest of situations. The beltThe post Survival Belts: The Belt for Boy Scouts appeared first
PullClean: Pull to Clean Your Hands
How often do you wash your hands in a day? Most people are uncertain, but one thing’s for sure: we use our hands a lot. To write, move stuff, open doors,The post PullClean: Pull to Clean Your Hands appeared first on
Forget Me Not Kid Alarms Reminds You Not to Forget Your Kids
It happens even to the best of parents. When you’ve got too many things on your mind or are simply in a rush, you tend to do things you’d otherwise neverThe post Forget Me Not Kid Alarms Reminds You Not to
Best Laptop Backpack Suggestions by Faveable
Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover. Today (9/18) is National Backpack Awareness Day and our editorial team atThe post Best Laptop Backpack Suggestions by Faveable appeared first on
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The Sims Are Having a Better Summer Than You
Even if I dont get an idyillic paradise summer vacation, its good to know my Sims will be having a wonderful time.You see, my virtual Sims will be playing in the brand-new The
You Have Only Seconds : Tornado Gadget You NEED
As we just saw in the disaster in Oklamha, survival comes down to seconds. Having an emergency warning weather alert can make the difference from having time to find shelter when a tornado comes
E- cigs : New Tech For An Old Habit
Who knew but apparently May 31st is “World No Tobacco Day. How should we commemerate the day? Weeeelll, maybe if the smokers among us all Kick the butts and take part in a tobacco-less
What's Next? NextWorth
Believe me, we understand. You want the latest gadgets. We have so many old iPhones, iPods, iPads and game consoles we
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Of Them All?
If you owned the brand-new simplehuman Sensor Mirror, youd know the answer to that question. (Its YOU, btw.)Think of those pull-out mirrors you sometimes find in hotel bathrooms that magnify your face
Put Your iPhone in the 'Vault'
Pelican cases are known to be nearly indestructible; just ask the US Military who uses their equipment. Even if you wont be in a war zone, the iPhone Vault can be
Jabra Revo Wireless
We spotted them first at CES; the new Jabra Revo wireless headphones and have been eagerly anticipating trying them out. We werent disappointed. Heres the good, the bad and the ugly.Good: * Connectivity is
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Equil Smartpen 2 bridges ballpoint and digital media
The Equil Smartpen 2 works like a standard ballpoint on regular paper. What makes the Equil Smartpen 2 advanced is the sensor to track and record strokes.The post Equil Smartpen 2 bridges ballpoint and digital media appeared first on GadgeTell.
Limited-time Lenovo deals and steals offer great savings on select laptops
Get them while they’re hot… and still around. You’ll need to hurry, as they expire next Wednesday, on the 24th, but for once, haste will not come with any regrets. Not if you follow our advice and grab one of
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha now available stateside for $700
Eager to get your metal Samsung fix and don’t feel like waiting for the Galaxy Note 4 or unnamed SM-A500? Maybe not so psyched about the Note 4 in the first place due to the phablet’s uncomfortable footprint?The post Unlocked
Single Verizon/Motorola Droid sequel tipped for October intro
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell Motorola has bigger fish to fry than the not-so-popular Verizon-restricted Droid line of smartphones. There’s the handsome Moto 360 wearable piece, which many pundits are calling Apple Watch’s number one Android Wear
Favi Pico+ projector needs no wires or connected devices
Most projectors are pretty boring to me. We commonly associate these hulking, ugly things with school classrooms, work meetings, or presentations in front of groups. The kind of projector I like is the one that pulls out of my pocket
Metallic Samsung SM-A500 moves one step closer to release with sub-7 mm waist
Samsung’s third (semi-) metallic smartphone to come out this year, and the second that targets the mid-end sector, is no longer a scuttlebutt. And it might be closer than you thought, as a recent regulatory approval in China suggests its
Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact all ‘coming soon’ to the US
Judging by Sony’s latest financial forecast, but also the company’s highly publicized Western distribution struggles, it becomes clearer and clearer the Xperia creators need a win in the premium US smartphone sector, and they need it yesterday.The post Sony Xperia
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