The Best of Gizmodo This Week

What I really want to point out this week is two original Gizmodo videos, both awesome. We time-warped to the lair of badass swordsmith and watched him forge swords. And we created a totally bizarre yet oddly soothing video of Jony Ive crooning adjectives about the Apple Watch. Speaking of Apple Watch... » 4/24/15 8:00pm 17 minutes ago

This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games… » 4/24/15 7:45pm 32 minutes ago

Save 10% on Everything Monoprice Sells

Monoprice is already known for bargain basement prices, but they’re currently taking an extra 10% off sitewide with promo code SPRING10, which opens up a whole world of deal possibilities. » 4/24/15 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

Lost YouTube: 7 Videos From the Internet's Weirdest, Darkest Depths

YouTube is, for the most part, the place where everything Right and Good goes to die. But move those lifeless cat and listicle corpses aside, and you’ll find a dark, fascinating world that’s all too easy to get lost in for hours. So instead of losing part of your own life to YouTube’s depths, we’ve brought the… » 4/24/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

All the Ridiculous Adjectives Jony Ive Used to Describe the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch reviews are beginning to pour in. All those ratings, specs, and comparisons are way too much noise to pay attention to. A more serene, peaceful way of absorbing the essence of Apple Watch is by listening to every adjective the illustrious Jony Ive has used to describe the device. » 4/24/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

The Minority Report Of Famine Prediction Knows Where To Send Aid

On a day spent dodging Periscope unboxings of Apple Watches on the other side of the country, it’s difficult to believe that there’s too little information in the world. But when it comes to life-and-death predictions of agriculture in Africa, our system is woefully inadequate, and the only hope is space. » 4/24/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

The Ultimate Guide To This Summer's Science Fiction And Supernatural TV 

Avoid the hot, hot burning sun of the summer by staying indoors with all this great new supernatural and science fiction TV — including The Whispers which had better be the best new thing ever or we’re flipping tables, plus spaceship shows! » 4/24/15 5:29pm Today 5:29pm

Man of Steel restored in color looks so much better than the original

Man of Steel was mostly fine but one huge problem with the movie was that it was just too dark. It embarrassingly cribbed its visual style off of Nolan’s Batman trilogy and that dark tone just doesn’t match up well with Superman. Visual Lab decided to restore the color in the film and it looks so much better. » 4/24/15 4:17pm Today 4:17pm

Pepsi Ditching Aspartame Is Not a Good Thing

You might not know it from certain conspiracy-minded corners of the Internet or 1990s-era chain emails, but aspartame is one of the most well-studied food additives ever. And yes, it is safe. Pepsi’s decision today to replace aspartame with, oh, another chemical sweetener may be a canny PR move—but it’s really a win… » 4/24/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Watch All the Ways Apple's Tried to Teach Us How to Use Its Products

The Apple Watch starts hitting wrists today with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984—here are some… » 4/24/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

Grab Your Mother's Day Gift Now: Custom-Framing, Bedding, Totes & More

In a couple short weeks it will be Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) and while you know your Mom deserves to get a thoughtful gift on time you might not actually make that happen. So we rounded up eight easy and original gifts into a single post to help out. Get something now and show your Mom some gratitude. » 4/22/15 3:37pm Wednesday 3:37pm