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Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: Where Gadgets And Dreams Collide

It’s not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It’s kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That’s what it’s like to visit Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.


I Wore The US Navy's Oculus Rift, And It Showed Me The Future Of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the US Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.


How LIVR Fooled The World (And Why The World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it.


How Moto Tech And Pixar Brains Turn Phones Into Storytime

If you own a Moto X, chances are you noticed a small, red hat appear in your notification tray. You either assumed your phone had been hacked and set it on fire, or you boldly clicked the mysterious chapeau and were whisked off to a 3D world that was like being inside a Pixar movie.


Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface For The 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn’t just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop.


Telstra's New Plans To Include Yearly Phone Upgrades And Way Cheaper Data

Exclusive: New Telstra contract plans are coming, and they’re finally going to make Telstra’s pricing competitive again. Sources inside the telco who have been working on the new plans have tipped us off as to what we’re going to get, and you’re going to love it.


This Genius Kinect Rig Puts You Inside A Video Game In Two Minutes Flat

What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out.


A Droid Apart: Motorola's Rick Osterloh On Google, Moto And More

The last five years have been full of reinvention for Motorola; it’s gone from being kind of a dinosaur, to launching the super-popular Droid line, to being swallowed up by Google, to making some of the best, easiest-to-use smartphones out there. It’s been quite a roller-coaster.


Gizmodo Meets Dan The Automator, Kid Koala, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

In May of 2000 these three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: A futuristic, sci-fi rap album. Over the years, Deltron 3030 has developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel — officially released in October — is likely to do the same.


Exclusive: Inside The Take-Down Of Kogan Mobile

120,000 people can’t be wrong: Kogan Mobile was a successful experiment in how to shake-up the local mobile market, but the possibility of long-term success would never be realised thanks to the folding of wholesaler ispONE. Now, for the first time: the real story behind the ispONE debacle from sources on the inside.