Lewis Baltz, Photographer of America's Changing Landscape, Has Died

Over the course of the mid to late twentieth century, photographers set out to document the rapidly shifting makeup of America's expanse. Lewis Baltz was one of the foremost artists to capture the landscape and architecture in an amazingly austere, yet moving way. He passed away this week at age 69 of a long-term… » 11/25/14 3:50pm A minute ago

You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator's $50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal—so close, but yet still so far. » 11/25/14 3:21pm 31 minutes ago

Back to the Future's Hoverboards Were Originally Way Bigger

The hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II is one of the most iconic artifacts of 20th century futurism. But surprisingly, the hovering toys were originally envisioned to be much larger than what made it on screen. That's according to John Bell, the visual effects art director on the classic 1989 film. » 11/25/14 2:59pm 52 minutes ago

The Government Wants to Delete Years of CIA and DHS Emails

On September 17, the National Archives published a seemingly routine announcement in the Federal Registrar. Couched in language about preserving records of value is a line about the destruction of records and a list of federal agencies. The CIA is one of these agencies, and its emails about waterboarding could be some… » 11/25/14 2:41pm Today 2:41pm

1 Out of Every 9 Bridges in the US Is Structurally Deficient

There are about 630,000 bridges in the United States, ranging from impressive new structural creations like Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas to deteriorating slabs of concrete in desperate need repair. It's that last growing group of bridges, ports, and highways that represent the slowing decaying infrastructure… » 11/25/14 2:32pm Today 2:32pm

Google's Android Billboard in Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light … » 11/25/14 1:49pm Today 1:49pm

​From Sky To Table In 12 Hours

Saturday night, I had dove breasts and braised pheasant for dinner. That's because that morning, I'd shot them, brought them home, cleaned them on my back porch, then sat and watched as my girlfriend made them for dinner. » 11/25/14 1:38pm Today 1:38pm

Here's What To Do If Your Holiday Flight Is Canceled Or Delayed

It's Thanksgiving week — one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And like many other years, there's a massive storm on the doorstep of the nation's northeast major hub airports that could send everyone's plans right to hell. But to help you be prepared, here are some of your options to get back on track. » 11/25/14 1:04pm Today 1:04pm

Ask the Author of Alan Turing: The Enigma Anything

The new film The Imitation Game hits theaters this weekend. But before you see Benedict Cumberbatch's brilliant portrayal of Alan Turing on the big screen, you should definitely check out the book that the film is based on, Alan Turing: The Enigma. Today we have author Andrew Hodges joining us for a live webchat from… » 11/25/14 12:39pm Today 12:39pm

NASA Built a Grappling Claw With Just Household Objects and LittleBits

There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend's Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA's contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency's new LittleBits kit. » 11/25/14 12:29pm Today 12:29pm

Shake Up Your Hosting Duties and Floor Your Guests This Thanksgiving

While holiday parties are often a pleasant (and delicious) way to get together with your family and friends, they also mean more time spent cleaning up. Between Aunt Lisa traversing your brand new hardwood in her dirt-encrusted boots and your adorable, annoying nephew tracking tinsel all over the carpet, a four-hour… » 11/21/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Gizmodo Exclusive: Get 25% off Grain Audio's High End BT Speaker

For a short time, Gizmodo readers can get one of the most unique, high-end bluetooth speakers on the market – Grain Audio's PWS – for 25% off plus free shipping with the StackSocial code "graingiz10". This deal is limited, so if you want one for the holidays, grab it quick! » 11/24/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34,99, it's great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 12:27pm Friday 12:27pm