7 Favourite Ways To Say Goodbye (For Now)

It's been an amazing ride on the Gizmodo train, but this is my stop; my last daily post. I'll be swinging by for some cool features we've got planned…but for now, I leave you with 7 of my favourite posts…

From hilarious TV scams to amateur space photography, to personally overdosing on caffeine in the name of pseudo-science, the early morning shift has let me cover stuff you just don't see anywhere else but Giz. But it's time to spread the freelance wings.

Thanks for taking the ride with me…and spotting my typos ;) See you guys soon, Danny

Caffeine Snack Test: Who Needs Coffee When You've Got Cookies and Gum? I'm lightheaded and twitchy. This was never going to end well. The mission: Test if caffeine-infused munchies like cookies, mints, chewing-gum, and lollipops pack the same punch as energy drinks and coffee. (Hint: Most do). More »

Waking Up On Mars: Australia's Bizarre Dust Storm I woke up Wednesday (Tuesday U.S. time), to a scene from Total Recall. Sydney had been blanketed by an apocalyptic glowing red dust storm. Red from iron-oxide: rust. And if I couldn't breathe, my tech gear wouldn't like this either. More »

Netbooks: What You Need to Know About the Next 6 Months A bunch of great netbook upgrades are on the way in 2010—next-gen Intel CPUs in January; smooth HD video—but to spare you the brain hemorrhage of keeping track, we've laid it all out. Here's what you need to know. More »

MIT Students Explain How to Photograph Space for $US150 On September 2nd 2009, Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh successfully took these images of Earth's curvature and the blackness of space using only a weather balloon and off-the-shelf components-without complicated hacks. Total cost: $US148. Here's how they did it. More »

Student Kills Intruder with Samurai Sword After PlayStation, Laptops Stolen Holy crap. Detectives are still interviewing a Johns Hopkins University student who fatally lacerated the upper body of a man breaking into his off-campus residence overnight. The suspect also suffered a nearly-severed hand, and was pronounced dead at the scene. More »

How Will Technology Affect the Future of Sex? Clones, Virtuality and Polyamorism Are the rapid advancements in technology and science, in artificial-intelligence and genetics, leading us to a moment in time-a technological singularity-where ultra-intelligent machines improve on their own designs, while we humans are free to edit our own evolution? More »

Cops Bust Guy Selling Oven Door Disguised as HDTV Wow, good try. San Leandro, California police stopped a man after reports he tried to sell an HDTV at a Wal-Mart parking lot. However! It turned out to be a plastic-wrapped glass oven door with Sony and Best Buy stickers. More »

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