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Friday, July 15, 2016

Gizmodo Australia


Can You Find The iPhone On This Freaking Carpet? 

There’s an iPhone laying somewhere on this carpet. You have to stare really hard and probably scour every pixel of this picture and possibly stop blinking for at least four minutes in order to find it, but I promise you that it’s there. Jeya May Cruz dropped her iPhone onto this rug and basically saw her phone vanish before her eyes. Who knew iPhones had an invisibility feature.

Nintendo Has A New (Mini) NES With 30 Built-In Games 

While we’ve all been distracted by Pokemon GO, Nintendo has been working on a new surprise for lovers of nostalgia.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition looks like a tiny version of the original, comes packed with 30 classic games, and will be hitting shelves in Australia on 10 November. 

Robot Prisoners Trudge To Freedom In This Quick Hit Of Sci-Fi Eye Candy 

Video: In a dystopian future, a group of robot prisoners break free and are allowed to venture into the unknown, where they meet a strange duo who help them reset their identities. Or… something. There’s not too much of a story here, but damn, this short sci-fi film looks exceptional.

This Statue For A Chinese Warrior Is Very Probably The Most Badarse Statue Ever 

Damn. That’s a good statue. This 50m-tall bronze figure depicts Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general, and majestically towers over Jingzhou, China. Shanghaiist says that over 4000 strips of bronze have been stuck onto the body of Guan Yu and he stands atop the 8000 square metre Guan Yu museum. All that is great but damn, I just can’t get over how fantastic the statue looks.

The Trailer For This 'Chinese X-Men' Movie Is Both Gorgeous And Totally Bonkers 

Video: China still isn’t sure if it will release Ghostbusters, but the country’s filmgoers won’t be lacking for supernatural insanity if it doesn’t. Witness the trailer for fantasy epic League of Gods, touted as a riff on the X-Men though it’s actually inspired by ancient Chinese mythology. It’s a CGI smorgasbord, and it looks NUTS.

The Futuristic Department Store Robot Of 1924 Was Surprisingly Lifelike 

If you go to department stores in Japan you’ll sometimes be greeted by a friendly robot.

Perfectly Timed Photos Reveal Just How Intensely Bright A Lightning Strike Is 

Using the Panasonic Lumix G7‘s 4K photo mode which captures still shots at up to 30 frames per second, photographer Matt Taylor captured remarkable before and after night photos revealing just how bright the light generated by a nearby lightning strike can be.

Luggage Made From Recycled Aeroplane Seats Might Just Be Indestructible 

When you think of the daily abuse that aeroplane seats have to endure, it’s a minor miracle they aren’t torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and packs that can easily survive your daily commute.

The New Ghostbusters Didn't Ruin My Childhood Because That's Not How The Progression Of Time Works 

Apparently some people are angry that the new Ghostbusters movie has “ruined their childhood”. But I must confess that this came as a shock to me. Because either these people discovered a way to travel back to the 1980s… or they don’t understand how the simple progression of time works.

The CDC Will Pay People For Zika-Infected Semen 

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is collecting semen from hundreds of Zika-infected men to figure out how long the sexually transmitted virus lingers in the body.

Donald Trump Makes Apparent Pokemon GO Parody 

Earlier today Donald Trump said that he doesn’t have time to play Niantic’s hot new game. But it seems like he did have time to approve an attack ad based around Pokemon GO.

McDonald's No Longer Offering Free Porn In The US 

Bad news American perverts: McDonald’s free public Wi-Fi will begin using filters to keep customers from watching porn in its US restaurants. The filtering will eventually affect all corporate-owned locations. McDonald’s says the new policy is aimed at creating “a safe environment”.

This Massive Shipwreck Graveyard Is Way Bigger Than Scientists Thought 

An underwater survey off the coast of Greece has uncovered a massive cache of wrecked ships, sunk over a span of more than 2000 years. And researchers just keep finding more and more to add to that tally.