Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Happiest Place in the Saddest Place on Earth Is Still Pretty Depressing [North Korea]

Forced human test dummies on rickety old rides? Shooting ranges to blast the imperialist Americans? Roller coaster harnesses that don’t really harness anything? Welcome to the last amusement park in al… Continue reading

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Custom Artificial Limbs Turn Prosthetics Into Personal Art Pieces [Medical]

Using rapid prototyping techniques like 3D scanners and printers, Scott Summit’s company brings self-esteem back to those who’ve suffered a limb loss with custom designed coverings that turn prosthetic… Continue reading

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The 8 Best Scary Movies to Stream Tonight [Halloween]

Tonight is Halloween, so you’re probably either out taking your kids to collect candy, or getting shitfaced. But it’s Monday! So don’t do the latter—instead, get drunk off fear. Here are the best… Continue reading

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Help! There’s an octopus in the bottom of my coffee cup! [This Is Awesome]

What creature lurks in the murky depths of your morning coffee? You’ll never know for sure — unless you put it there yourself. Hence the need for Creature Cups, these awesome pieces of dishware i… Continue reading

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Soon It Will Be Impossible to Escape Radar Traps [Video]

Getting out of speeding tickets using a combination of savvy, hustle, gumption, and sheer dumb luck might be on its way out thanks to Cordon, new radar system that tracks with Terminator-like accuracy… Continue reading

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The Best Things About a Freak October Snow Storm [Snow Day]

A massive and totally unseasonal snow storm hit the Northeast over the weekend, saddling millions of trick-or-treating runs with lame winter jackets and disapproving parents. But! There are some really… Continue reading

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The Best Fantasy Books and Stories of the Year, according to the World Fantasy Awards! [Video]

The verdict is in, and we watched it happen. The World Fantasy Awards at yesterday’s World Fantasy Convention in San Diego were a star-studded celebration of fantasy writers, publishers and readers. Co… Continue reading

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The Absolute Best Scenes from The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXII! [Video]

Last night marked the 22nd Treehouse of Horror for The Simpsons — and it wasn’t the greatest ever, by any means. There were three stories with cute names: “The Diving Bell and Butterball,” “Dial… Continue reading

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Rumor: Apple to Put the Mac Pro Out of Its Misery [Rumors]

Rumors are circulating that Apple is pondering killing off the Mac Pro. Sales of the powerhouse are flagging, and a hardware delay has put its future in jeopardy. Has the Mac Pro’s time finally come? … Continue reading

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RunKeeper Updates With Auto Pause, Heart Rate Zones, and More [Lifehacker]

iPhone/Android: We’re rather fond of RunKeeper, a free app for keeping track of distance traveled while running and cycling, but one problem it had was that it continued logging your time even if you’d… Continue reading

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Google Wallet Will Give You $10 Just For Trying It [Payments]

Google Wallet, the company’s NFC solution that lets people use phones to make payments, is going on tour and offering people $10 just to try it out. It’s cool, but don’t get too crazy, the selection is… Continue reading

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Planets sacrifice themselves to protect us from supermassive black holes [Astronomy]

Many galaxies have gigantic black holes located at their center, but we’re not usually able to actually see just how gigantic they are. Supermassive black holes are shrouded in huge dust clouds…which… Continue reading

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io9’s 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time: The Top 10 [Video]

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying? More »

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The New Essential Apps October 2011 [Apps]

iPhones. iPads. Android. Windows Phone 7. We’ve updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check th… Continue reading

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Halloween Magic Tricks for iPad Are Worth Some Treats [Video]

These Halloween magic tricks for iPad are pretty simple, but fun. Do you have any tablet or smartphone Halloween tricks of your own? Send them to jesus@gizmodo.com. [Mashable] More »
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The Sexiest Zombie Pictures from io9’s Undead Carnival! [Walking Dead]

Last Thursday, io9 teamed up with AMC’s The Walking Dead to turn New York’s The Box nightclub into two storeys of zombie carnage — and awesome fashions. The dead walked again, and the screams wer… Continue reading

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Obama’s 2012 Budget Visualized: Defense Loses, Education Wins [Infographic]

Compared to the 2010 and 2011 editions, the 2012 edition of the Death and Taxes poster shows some surprises. The first one: Military spending is down all across the board while Education, Transportatio… Continue reading

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Seven Tools to Make Your Front Porch Terrifying on Halloween [Video]

It’s Halloween. Do you have your decorations ready for all the trick-or-treaters? If not, you can still pick up some last-minute accessories to make your house extra-extra-creepy this year. Here are se… Continue reading

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Pop Stars in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rated on a Scale from David Bowie to Mick Jagger [Video]

This past weekend, Justin Timberlake totally failed to rock our dystopian future in In Time. But the man who brought sexy back is by no means the weakest singer-turned-actor ever to grace science ficti… Continue reading

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Bone-munching "zombie" worms are eating our whale fossils [Paleontology]

After a dead whale falls to the bottom of the ocean, thousands of marine organisms will carve out a home in its carcass. Among these corpse squatters are the Osedax, a genus of marine worms that bores … Continue reading

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