This TRON Motorbike Is Totally Functional, And Yes, You Can Buy It

TRON: Legacy was maybe not the best film ever, but ever since it’s 2010 release, it’s spawned an entire genre of TRON-esque design — i.e. dark, glossy objects with light-up highlights. And nothing is more synonymous with TRONIism than the electric motorcycle from the film — which you can now have a chance to own. » 4/02/15 12:04am 15 minutes ago

Photo of US Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds flying perfectly into the sky 

I love this spectacular picture of the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in perfect unison into the sky because the trail they leave behind look like the fingers of a cloud monster giving the jets a boost into the air. And because they're above the clouds, it almost looks like they're flying on a Hoth-like different… » 4/01/15 11:31pm 49 minutes ago

Watch A Week Of Rain And Snow Across The World

The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory has been up and running for a little over a year now, and the joint NASA-Japan mission is starting to yield some (totally awesome) results. » 4/01/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

This Sharpener Turns Tiny Stubs Into Longer Pencils

If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with multiple blades that lets you stack a stub onto a brand new pencil… » 4/01/15 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

Amazon's Plan For The Future Of Shopping Is More Than Just Buttons

Yesterday, Amazon announced that it was introducing a physical One-Click button, in its ongoing effort to remove any friction or thought from the mindless ordering process. But one detail from the announcement escaped most people’s notice: the fact that Amazon wants to integrate its auto-buying technology into… » 4/01/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Here are 3 smart reasons why nuclear energy is really bad for us

This video explainer by Kurz Gesagt focuses on why nuclear energy is actually terrible and something we should stop using because it's so bad. The reasons are pretty obvious: nuclear energy leads to nuclear bombs, nuclear waste is really dangerous and nuclear accidents and disasters are catastrophic. » 4/01/15 9:18pm Yesterday 9:18pm

Video explainer: 3 reasons why nuclear energy is actually awesome

Nuclear energy is great! Nuclear energy is terrible! There are two sides to the argument and Kurz Gesagt is breaking down both perspectives with point/counterpoint video explainers. The three reasons why nuclear energy is awesome and why we need more? It saves lives. It helps the environment. And that using it could… » 4/01/15 8:42pm Yesterday 8:42pm

Confessions Of A US Navy EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Officer

Electronic warfare is one of the most important yet misunderstood components of modern air combat. Today, US Navy and Marine electronic attack squadrons are the masters of this shadowy domain. One of their most experienced Electronic Warfare Officers is here to tell you about this critical mission, their new EA-18G… » 4/01/15 8:17pm Yesterday 8:17pm

The Most Popular Antidepressants Are Based On A Theory We Know Is Wrong

One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. But these drugs are designed based on a theory that's already been roundly disproven: the "chemical imbalance" theory of depression. Why haven't our drugs kept up with the science of depression? » 4/01/15 7:41pm Yesterday 7:41pm

These Minimalist Lamps Are Made With Century-Old Tiffany Technology

Tiffany lamps are probably the most admired products of the Art Nouveau movement, and it’s easy to see why. These utterly luxurious hand-made objects, mostly table lamps or desk lamps, somehow managed to remain as desirable as they were more than hundred years ago. But the same techniques that Tiffany used are… » 4/01/15 7:04pm Yesterday 7:04pm

Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U! This includes classics like Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS, both of which are releasing tonight on the eShop. » 4/01/15 6:42pm Yesterday 6:42pm

The Guerrilla Movement To Deploy Sensors All Over Your City

“You want to see our sensor?” Pierre Forcioli-Conti gestures at a high window that leads to the roof. “You’ll have to climb over Matt’s desk and go out the window.” No problem. I wriggle through the window and climb out on top of the the refurbished 1940s movie theater on Mission Street in San Francisco. It doubles… » 4/01/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable? No more—HBO will be available on the Sling TV service by April 12th. It’ll set you back the same $15 a month, but you’ll need Sling TV’s core $20 TV package to qualify. It’s better than nothing! [Sling TV] » 4/01/15 6:29pm Yesterday 6:29pm

Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely… » 4/01/15 6:09pm Yesterday 6:09pm

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​You Don't Know Turkey About Wild Turkeys

Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Forgive me a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild. » 4/01/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm Yesterday 4:57pm

That Monster Book of Monsters Replica Comes With a Real Textbook

Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that its Harry Potter Monsters Book of Monsters replica will be available sometime this summer for $295. That seems expensive, but the furry, tentacled tome also includes an accompanying book full of actual drawings, sketches, and info on all the creatures in the Harry Potter… » 4/01/15 4:39pm Yesterday 4:39pm

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin


When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin. » 4/01/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

The Gorgeous White Hell Where They Test Your Winter Tires

Spanning over more than 1,700 acres, the Ivalo Testing Center, or as they call it, “White Hell,” is the place where Finland’s snow tire maker, Nokian Tyres, tests their winter tires in extreme conditions, using over 20 different snowy or icy test tracks, including the world largest indoor ice rink. » 4/01/15 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 3/31/15 3:55pm Tuesday 3:55pm

Create Your Website: 65% Off a Year of Hosting + Free Domain Name ($28)

HostGator, one of Lifehacker's favorite hosting companies, is offering one year of their Hatchling Plan for $28 - which includes a free domain name. That saves you more than 65% and comes out to just $2.33/month. » 3/16/15 4:17pm 3/16/15 4:17pm

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? Gizmodo readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of instruction content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/30/15 12:55am Monday 12:55am

Today's Best Deals: Great Looking Headphones, Free Gas, and a Lot More

My promise to you: Kinja Deals will be an April Fools safe zone today. I detest this holiday. » 4/01/15 10:04am Yesterday 10:04am