Watch How 3D Printers 3D-Print 3D Printer Parts To Make More 3D Printers

Video: Like how some animals can regenerate limbs or like how humans can, uh, make babies, 3D printers can 3D print the 3D printer parts necessary to make more 3D printers. Thankfully, they still require some living person to put these parts together because if they didn’t, they could just start eliminating us one by one as they self-replicate and replace us all.


How To Build Your Own Muscle-Controlled Wolverine Claws

Part of Wolverine’s charm is his surly disposition, but the real reason we all love the X-men’s grumpiest Canadian is because of his bad-to-the-bone retractable claws. So here’s a tutorial on how to build a set of your own that extend and retract by simply flexing your arm muscles.


Video: Injured Robots Can Now Adapt And Learn How To Walk With A Limp

One thing us blood pumping humans have over robots is the ability to adapt. For example if we hurt ourselves, we could just walk with a limp and move on. Robots aren’t built like that. They’re programmed to deal with specific situations. Lose a leg and they might move in circles, they can’t always just move on. Not anymore.


A Clever Lamp That Requires No Batteries, Outlets Or Sun

About a billion people live without electricity, and they often turn to kerosene lamps: ultra dangerous, carcinogen-spouting, open flames that could turn homes into tinderboxes. So a new Indiegogo campaign’s out to provide safe, reusable lights that need zero outside energy sources.


An App Helped Me Realise That I Need Glasses

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never had an eye test. I’ve been thinking about this more and more recently — after a long day in front of the computer, writing for Gizmodo (or pretending to write for Gizmodo while actually playing Skiing Yeti Mountain on my phone), my eyes hurt.


Lenovo's Dual Screen Smartwatch And Projector Phone Are Pretty Out There

Lenovo’s Tech World conference in Beijing has just shown off some interesting concept devices that are currently worming their way through the pre-production phase. How does a smartphone with an inbuilt projector tickle your fancy? Or a dual screen smartwatch?


I Got My Friends To Try Female Condoms. Here's What They Thought.

I know they have been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew. Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. I believe in data. So I recruited two of my friends and their partners, all of whom have a really good sense of humour, to test some female condoms for me.


Everything We Know So Far About Google I/O 2015

Google I/O is the annual tech holiday for all fandroids and lovers of Mountain View moonshots. It’s a software party mostly, so check your new hardware expectations at the door. It’s a full two days for Google to showcase the future — or at least the next 12 months — and it all starts tomorrow.


Oculus Will Soon Be Able To Pull Real-World Details Into VR

The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you see into another world — but not your own. It’s not like Microsoft’s HoloLens, where you interact with 3D objects in your world. At least, not yet. Oculus just bought Surreal Vision, a startup dedicated to pulling the real world into VR.


3D-Printed Eggs Can Even Fool Wild Birds Into Thinking They're Real

Maybe you’re familiar with the arsehole behaviour of cowbirds. Known as “brood parasites”, cowbirds lay eggs in another bird’s nest and trick the host bird into raising cowbird offspring at the expense of her own. Like I said, arseholes. But birds can learn to recognise imposter eggs. That’s where 3D printing comes in.