The Mars Rover Landing, 281-Gigapixel Images, Accidental Mail-Order Rifles, iPhone 5 Mock-Ups, And More [The Best Stories Of The Week]on August 11th, 2012
The Mars Rover Curiousity landed safely this week, and surprisingly, some other things still managed to happen as well. Between massive security exploits regarding Amazon and Apple, a terrifyingly odd message written on an airplane wing, a stupid DMCA takedown, and yes, a bunch of Mars Rover stuff, a lot went down. Catch the juiciest bits below.
This might just look like a microscope image of some strange, small life-form. But actually its a view of a massive 281-gigapixel image of a zebrafish embryo, which can be zoomed in on to show sub-cellular levels of detail. More »
Great news keep coming from the red planet. Curiosity has opened her eyes for the first time. She took a good look around her and decided that life is good in Mars-albeit a bit lonely. More »
Talk about a dealzmodo! DC resident Seth Horvitz bought a new HDTV on Amazon, but when he opened the peculiarly not-TV-shaped box, he found a $2,000 Sig Sauer SIG716 semi-automatic rifle instead, DCist reports. A mistake has been made.
A lot of people are wondering why the first color image from the Mars Curiosity Rover looks so murky. Or why the black and white pictures look so low-resolution and out of focus in some areas. Calm yourselves. They will look absolutely amazing soon, perfect and in high-def. More »
We have published mockups of Apple’s next iPhone-before. But these are the definitive ones, showing what the iPhone 5 or whatever it is called would look like in your hand. More »
If you were wondering why so many of the track and field athletes at the Olympics were wearing bright green shoes, here’s why: they’re all Nike athletes. And Nike has decided to go uniform across the globe on bright green shoes to grab your attention (and your dollars). It’s probably working. More »
The Mars Curiosity has landed-a phenomenal success that completes an incredible journey against all odds. NASA still has the chops to make interplanetary magic happen. More »
The Curiosity Rover may have landed safely on the surface of Mars, but like all good things, it’s not invulnerable to completely bogus DMCA takedown requests. More »
It may look like a joke played on passengers, but it’s not: an Alaska Airlines’ maintenance crew servicing a Boeing 737 cut out part of its wing and then wrote “We Know About This” next to it. Then, they sent the jetliner on a flight. More »
Gizmodo alumnus Mat Honan got hacked this weekend. It was bad. But that’s not the worst part. Worse is that Apple knows exactly how easy this is, and hasn’t done a thing to stop it. And Amazon accounts are in just as much danger. More »