Gizmodo.com

Syndicate content Gizmodo
Gizmodo, the gadget guide. So much in love with shiny new toys, it's unnatural.
Updated: 2 years 29 weeks ago

Lumia 610: Windows Phone Finally Scores Its First NFC Handset [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:41
Nokia's having a bit of a rough go with its launch of the beautiful Lumia 900. But today it launched the new, NFC-packing Lumia 610 at WIMA, and it'll have support from Visa and MasterCard when it gets here. More »

Colbert Discovers Chuck Grassley, America's Worst Tweeter [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:37
We have covered the unintelligible tweets of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley before. Last night, Stephen Colbert finally got in on the action. Glorious. More »

US Coasts Could Be Guarded by Unmanned Piranha Drone Boats [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:30
UAV's are old hat nowadays—they've been overhead for nearly a decade. The next frontier in unmanned vehicles isn't in the air. It's on the waves. The Piranha Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) could revolutionize ocean-based military operations drones have done for the skies. More »

Grow Your Own Furniture—and Save [Art]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:20
It may have been created as part of an installation, but artist Werner Aisslinger is onto something here with his Chair Farm kit that lets you simply grow your own furniture. More »

Space X CEO on The Daily Show: Let's Colonize Mars [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:53
Space X CEO, Tesla CEO, and Paypal founder Elon Musk made an appearance on The Daily Show last night, where he discussed the bold ambition of developing sustained life on another planet. Jon Stewart was like an excited child, asking Musk if he is indeed one of the X-Men. More »

No More Free Phone Upgrades: Verizon's $30 Fee Starts April 22nd [Verizon]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:44
On April 22nd, Verizon will begin charging a $30 upgrade fee when existing customers buy a new phone on a new contract. It's the sad end of the free upgrade era. More »

How Is This Water Frozen in Time? [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:38
What kind of YouTube witchery is this? Four hundred years ago, we'd all be burned for watching this video—the man's made a stream of water stand completely still in the air. How'd he do it? More »

Google+ Gets a Simple and Beautiful Design Overhaul [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:14
Google+ just got a total overhaul to its already-pretty-pretty design. The layout, navigation, and features have all been updated and beautified. It actually looks pretty good. More »

The US Department of Justice Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple (Updating) [Apple]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:11
According to Bloomberg, the U.S. DOJ just filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over the pricing of eBooks. Publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin were also named in the lawsuit too. More »

Not Shocking: Google Could Already Be Eyeing a Motorola Hardware Sale [Google]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:05
Google could be on the brink of confirming suspicions that it only bought Motorola for its 17,000 patents. The $12.5 billion acquisition is barely official—Justice Department approval came in February—but Google is reportedly looking to pawn off the hardware division. More »

Janitor Finds Meth Lab In Walmart Restroom [Drugs]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:05
Walmart, America's temple of good taste and style, just got a lot better with the addition of meth labs to their restrooms. That's what a janitor found at the women's restroom in Walmart in Boaz, Alabama. More »

North Korea Is Lying About Its Rocket Launch, Sat-Watchers Show [North Korea]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:47
North Korea claims that its impending satellite launch, scheduled for this week, is merely a mission to study the country's "distribution of forests" and weather patterns. But after analyzing the satellite's potential flight paths, a network of amateur and professional spaceflight specialists have concluded that Pyongyang's claim is all but impossible. In order for the North Koreans to get a weather or observation satellite into the proper orbit, these experts say, Pyongyang would have to risk the early stages of its rockets dropping on its neighbors' and allies' heads. More »

The Lumia 900 Becomes the Best Free Phone in the World (Updated) [Dealzmodo]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:22
After a bit of pricing blueballs at the Lumia 900's launch, the terrific Windows Phone is free once again—as in $0. Any current owners or those who buy before the 21st get a $100 credit. Free fantastic phone. More »

MPAA Says Embedding Illegal Video is Copyright Infringement [Copyrights]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:19
Responding to a recent copyright case making its way through the Seventh Circuit court, the MPAA has issued a brief supporting a judges ruling that merely embedding a video that infringes on copyright is as bad as hosting it, even if a person didn't upload the video. Huh? More »

Jon Stewart Takes on Google Glasses and Instagram in Two-for-One Mockery [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 12:32
There have been plenty of wonderful Google Glasses parodies already, but the canon somehow didn't feel complete until Jon Stewart and The Daily Show weighed in. Fortunately, they did last night—and threw in some Instagram humor to boot. More »

Spotify's New Play Button Let's You Control Your Music From Anywhere on the Internet [Spotify]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:00
In their quest to become the dominant streaming music service, Spotify has introduced yet another new feature: the Spotify Play Button. If you interact with Spotify through Facebook, you already have an idea of what this is like. You see a box for a song on Spotify, you hit play, and it automatically loads up the song on your desktop Spotify app. More »

Are MIT's "Double Bubble" Planes the Future of Air Travel? [Planes]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 06:00
Fuel continue to be the largest operating expenditure for airlines and is expected to cost them an extra $40 billion this year. So, MIT's developing a new style of aircraft that could run on as little as 30 percent as today's 737's. More »

Journey: Don't Stop Believin' Made With Movie Clips [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 05:44
What's better than a cheesy 1980s hard rock pseudo-ballad playing at 1:00am? A cheesy 1980s hard rock pseudo-ballad made out of Hollywood movies' clips playing at 1:44am. Behold, Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. And sing along: More »

How to Conduct a Pipe Organ Concert with a Kinect [Video]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 05:00
The Kinect has been re-purposed for projects ranging from piloting UAV drones to steering shopping carts, so why not use one to play Melbourne Town Hall's 4-story organ like a gigantic theremin? More »

The Apple Store Is Updating [Apple]

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 04:43
The Apple Store is currently closed for business. It is very unlikely that Apple could introduce the MacBook Pro 2012 overnight, especially when everything indicates that it would be a heavily redesigned model. We will see what happens, but most probably it is some kind of routine database maintenance. More »