Designing Future Objects for the Home with Extrapolation Factory

The New York-based design duo behind Extrapolation Factory hosted a pop-up workshop yesterday afternoon in our own pop-up space here—everything popping up!— at the Gizmodo Home of the Future in New York City, where a group of twenty or so participants put together visions of the domestic objects of tomorrow. » 5/21/14 4:20pm 5/21/14 4:20pm

Listen to the Appliances of the Future

Last week, in collaboration with Disquiet, we turned our ears to the future of the domestic environment, tuning into the speculative sounds of the appliances of the future. The results, here on our last day of the Home of the Future, are worth a listen as you tour the home either virtually or in person. » 5/21/14 12:30pm 5/21/14 12:30pm

The Algorithms at the Heart of the New September 11 Memorial Museum

The National September 11 Memorial Museum opens to the public tomorrow here in New York City after more than a decade of complications, and amidst not always civil disagreements over what the museum should be in the first place—what its narrative intentions might be and whether or not it could ever be possible to… » 5/14/14 11:00am 5/14/14 11:00am

Stop In For A Reader Happy Hour At The Gizmodo Home of the Future

Stop by the Home of the Future from 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 20th, for a pint of Hop Tech 431, our collaborative futurist IPA brewed with the mad scientists at Sixpoint. Taste the experimental hop known only as HBC 431 with the Gizmodo crew and get a glimpse of where the flavor profile of American IPAs might be headed in… » 5/13/14 6:07pm 5/13/14 6:07pm

What Will the Appliances of the Future Sound Like?

It's the year 2044—what does your kitchen sound like? What about your power supply? How about the laundry room, or even your new, high-tech burglar alarm? Disquiet, Gizmodo's subdomain of all things sonic and ambient, is challenging its readers to come up with a speculative soundtrack for the home of the future—or,… » 5/09/14 12:30pm 5/09/14 12:30pm

Gizmodo's Home of the Future Will Have Its Own Beer, Brewed by Sixpoint

Gizmodo and Brooklyn's own Sixpoint have teamed up to bring you the IPA of tomorrow, brewed with experimental hops and available exclusively at the Home of the Future next week. Check out our first post in a short, behind-the-scenes series exploring the process—and stay tuned for more. » 5/09/14 10:03am 5/09/14 10:03am

See Your City Like a Hazy Point Cloud from Another Dimension

We saw last month that data sets hidden in Google Street View can be extracted to create immersive 3D point clouds that make every city look like a holograph. Inspired by that work—by designer Gonzalez Vivo—Callum Prentice has mocked up an interactive version, a Google Street View search that shows you any available… » 5/09/14 10:00am 5/09/14 10:00am

Flying 3D Printers Could Help Seal Off Nuclear Waste

A quadcopter outfitted with an on-board 3D printer could be used to seal off and transport nuclear waste, or even to build structures in the middle of nowhere, according to its inventor, Mirko Kovac of Imperial College London. "In effect, it's the world's first flying 3D printer," New Scientist writes. "One day such… » 5/07/14 9:50am 5/07/14 9:50am

How Location Scouts Find The Places That Look Like Somewhere Else

For filmmakers, Los Angeles is basically infinite. It is a mega-city that contains every other city within it—indeed, seemingly every other Earthly landscape is hidden somewhere in plain sight—whether it's a street that looks like Manhattan or a county park that literally looks like another world. In Los Angeles,… » 5/04/14 2:00pm 5/04/14 2:00pm

Shoot Electricity From Your Skull With These Great Silk Screen Prints

These gorgeous silk screen prints by London-based tattoo artist Deno depict bold hieroglyphic towers of electrical energy and human body parts, like black & white totem poles from a future skull cult, some New School universe of pyramids and castles where stairways coil up and over power lines and stars threaten to… » 5/01/14 4:48pm 5/01/14 4:48pm

Using Plastic Surgery To Keep Astronauts Human On Long Space Missions

A brief exchange in the back of last week's issue of New Scientist asks: "I understand that the lines and sagging skin we acquire as we age are due to the sun and gravity. If I lived in a space station in zero or microgravity away from the sun, would I stay looking young?" A perfectly innocuous, if even somewhat… » 4/21/14 5:41pm 4/21/14 5:41pm