Here's a US map showing the constellation of city lights and highways

It's like staring at the night sky only instead of looking up to see stars and constellations, we're looking at the bright lights of cities connected by highways. A Reddit user superimposed state boundaries and interstate routes onto a NASA photograph of the United States of America at night to show how and why things… » 4/16/14 10:05pm 12 minutes ago

Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling. » 4/16/14 9:18pm Today 9:18pm

The KFC Double Down is coming back

After destroying touchscreens, stretching belt holes and greasing up all 10 fingers and maybe some toes, the vaunted Double Down from KFC—the 'sandwich' that served as America's tipping point for ridiculous food creations—is coming back on April 21st for a limited time. It was last seen four years ago in 2010. Same… » 4/16/14 8:45pm Today 8:45pm

Map shows which country has the most sex and which has the longest sex

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know... we bone the most. At least according to this map which measures the frequency of sex and duration of sex by country. We don't have the longest sex though, that honor goes to Australia. Those down under have sessions that last for a 'marathon' time of a little over 4… » 4/16/14 7:52pm Today 7:52pm

Gay Jeans Reveal Rainbow Threads With Every Wash And Wear

You may think you know a pair of pants when you buy 'em, but denim's true character isn't revealed until your trou are well-loved, worn-in, and sudsed up a few times. Rather than just fade out like most pairs on the market—booooring—Betabrand's new Gay Jeans (yup) have a technicolor surprise hiding underneath the… » 4/16/14 7:48pm Today 7:48pm

Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are… » 4/16/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Guy trying to take a selfie gets kicked in the face by train conductor

Perhaps this should be the punishment of all selfie takers. Or at least all selfie takers who put themselves in potentially dangerous situations just to take a damn picture of their mug blocking everything behind it. Jared Michael, the foolish guy in the video, paid the price. He tried to take a selfie in front of a… » 4/16/14 6:58pm Today 6:58pm

Google Street View Accidentally Made an Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts—like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 percent accuracy. Take that, human. » 4/16/14 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

The Simpsons Will Air an Entire Episode in Lego

It's always beautiful when two awesome things collide. It's especially beautiful when those two things are The Simpsons and Lego. And that's exactly what we're going to see on May 4, when Fox will air an episode of The Simpsons in Lego form—or at least CGI Lego form. » 4/16/14 6:17pm Today 6:17pm

Electric Lights Are Too Expensive—Why Not Brighten The Moon?

Think of all the power it takes to light up empty parking lots at night. Think of how annoying it can be when the sun goes down, yet you didn't finish all your work for the day. Think of how great it would be if we could just extend daytime, reduce the cost of lighting up all those empty streets and garages, and keep… » 4/16/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Broadacre City: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unbuilt Suburban Utopia

Frank Lloyd Wright was arrogant, stubborn, and brilliant. But above all, he was a shrewd businessman who understood the importance of spectacle in keeping his business afloat. Wright put on many shows over the course of his lifetime, but arguably no performance was greater than his utopian plan to create the perfect… » 4/16/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

How San Francisco Sacrificed a Valley in Yosemite for Water and Power

The electricity that powers San Francisco's streetlights, schools, and international airport begins as a torrent of water inside—of all places—the supposed natural sanctuary that is Yosemite National Park. A century ago, a pristine valley was sacrificed so that San Francisco could continue to exist. » 4/16/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Grab the FreedomPop High Speed WiFi Hotspot, Now Available for $29.99

As the world's smallest 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, the FreedomPop Photon fits in the palm of your hand and simultaneously provides up to 8 of your devices with 12mbps download speeds. Gizmodo readers can grab a feature-rich starter package that includes the Photon and 2GB of data today for a low $29.99. » 1/09/14 12:24am 1/09/14 12:24am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

Other than once again proving the popularity of avian characters, what Flappy Bird showed is that with a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 3/31/14 2:20pm 3/31/14 2:20pm

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? … » 4/08/14 8:59am 4/08/14 8:59am

From EVPs to Reiki, A Real Ghost Hunter Shares the Tricks of the Trade

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Like Kevin, the hapless protagonist on Hulu's new ghost-hunting show Deadbeat, Marti Haines sees dead people. And, like Kevin, she has made it her life's work to help them communicate with their loved ones. However, Marti isn't a character on a show — she's a real live medium and ghost hunter, who works and lives in… » 4/16/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

A Point And Shoot You'll Actually Want, Roku 2, West Wing Complete Set

We've shared this deal through Amazon a few times in the past, but if you missed out on the excellent C720 Chromebook, you can grab a refurb again today for just $150. » 4/16/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm