Winners! 20 Arduino-Certified Intel Galileo Boards! What Will You Make?

Have a great idea for your own DIY electronics project and want to learn or improve your coding skills? The popular Arduino hardware platform allows anyone to build fantastic interactive projects. And now you have more power to play with thanks to Arduino and chip giant Intel collaborating on the Galileo board: now available in Australia. Gizmodo has 20 to give away, worth almost $100 each! Entering is easy — just tell us what you’d make!


The Man Who Designed Verdana And Georgia Describes A Life Making Fonts

Read a magazine, book or website and you’ll see the product of Matthew Carter’s labors all over it — because he’s the guy who designed hundreds of fonts, including Verdana and Georgia. In this video, he describes the interaction between technology and design in the creation of typefaces.


This Incredible Animation Was Made By Code That Could Fit On A Floppy

This is no 20 GB video file, painstakingly pulled from a render farm. All of it was generated in real time by one tiny algorithm. And it’s amazing.


A Brief History Of Easter Eggs In Tech

The Easter egg — as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat — can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside.


Breeze: Finally, A RunKeeper For Those Who Would Rather Walk

We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs. But how’s an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper’s brand new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a sprint.


Eyefi Cloud Syncs Photos From Your Camera To The Internet In A Flash

Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn’t progressed to the point that it’s seamless. There’s still a little friction when you’re trying to get photos from your camera to another device — and that’s still one step removed from the internet. Wi-Fi enabled SD card maker Eyefi is hoping to help fix that problem with Eyefi Cloud.


This Map Lets You Find Every Street, Place And Thing With Your Name

If you’ve ever secretly believed that you deserve a place named after you, then you have come to the right corner of the internet. This handy little app finds every street, river, garden, park, castle, or cave with your name already on it.


Google's Free New App Lets You Control Your PC From Your Phone

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device.


Google Street View Accidentally Made An Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts — like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 per cent accuracy. Take that, human.


A Google Glass App That Helps The Watchers Watch The Watchmen

If you’re committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera’s field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof’s new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your Glass can watch the watchers.