Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

What a year, roller coaster from beginning to end, and tons of amazing stories. In case you missed any, here they are: The most popular stories for 2008, plus the monthly top 10s.

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Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. New Video of BigDog Quadruped Robot Is So Stunning It's Spooky
832,353 views
Jesús Díaz

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

2. Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES
727,147 views
Adrian Covert

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

3. Cheeseburger in a Can is Both the Best and Worst Thing I've Ever Seen
674,770 views
Adam Frucci

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

4. Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting
665,510 views
John Mahoney

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

5. iPhone 3G's True Price Compared
576,471 views
Jason Chen

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

6. Alienware Curved Monitor Looks Like It's From Another Planet
559,032 views
Charlie White

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

7. Sprint's Samsung Instinct: At Last, a Decent iPhone Competitor
554,144 views
Matt Buchanan

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

8. iPhone 3G Launch Date Confirmed
543,020 views
Jesús Díaz

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

9. iPhone OS 2.0 Unlocked
528,769 views
Jesús Díaz

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

10. How To: Install Apps on Your iPhone Easily, No Hacking Skills Required*
480,447 views
Jesús Díaz

* This story is from 2007, but also made it to the top 10 in 2008

Monthly Top 10s

January

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES
Adrian Covert
2. Alienware Curved Monitor Looks Like It's From Another Planet
Charlie White
3. Cheeseburger in a Can is Both the Best and Worst Thing I've Ever Seen
Adam Frucci
4. 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future
Jesús Díaz
5. This Video Makes Bill Gates Look Cooler Than Steve Jobs
Brian Lam
6. The CES 50-Babe Battle: Booth Babes vs. Regular Babes
Adam Frucci
7. MacBook Air Tear Down: Sexy On the Inside Too
Christopher Mascari
8. Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?
Wilson Rothman
9. Apple MacBook Air Is World's Thinnest Notebook, Looks Absolutely Amazing
Jesús Díaz
10. Microsoft's Brainwashing Children's Book: Mommy, Where Do Servers Come From?
Noah Robischon

February

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Indiana Jones IV Trailer Makes Us Wet Our Pants
Jesús Díaz
2. Cheeseburger in a Can is Both the Best and Worst Thing I've Ever Seen
Adam Frucci
3. Peruvian Anti-Riot Police Uniforms Look Like Judge Dredd Meets Batman
Adam Frucci
4. Guitar Rising for Real Guitar Heroes
Jesús Díaz
5. How Grandma Sees The Remote
Mark Wilson
6. Stairs Bookcase Actually Makes Me Want to Move to London
Jesús Díaz
7.Leaked RIAA Training Video: Find Pirates, Find Crack-Dealing Terrorist Murderers Too!
Matt Buchanan
8. 1,301 Florescent Bulbs Lit Solely by Magnetic Fields
Adam Frucci
9. The Biggest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy
Jesús Díaz
10. The Sad Final Days of CompUSA
Jason Chen

March

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. New Video of BigDog Quadruped Robot Is So Stunning It's Spooky
Jesús Díaz
2. Ride the Bitchcruiser Bike, But Wear Protection (NSFW)
Mark Wilson
3. Plug-'n'-Play USB Virus Makes MacBooks Fall to Pieces
Addy Dugdale
4. Technosexual: One Man's Tale of Robot Love
Addy Dugdale
5. Video of BigDog Beta Quadruped Robot Is So Stupid It's Hilarious
Jesús Díaz
6. The True iPhone Anti-Christ Is Here! Repent!
Jesús Díaz
7. Skywalker Last Supper Painting Made With 69,550 Star Wars Frames
Jesús Díaz
8. Cat Jumps Off a Plane, Lands on Its Legs
Jesús Díaz
10. First Video of Hacked iPhone 2.0 In Action
Jesús Díaz

April

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. 10 Sex Toys That Are Confusing and Wrong (NSFW)
Sean Fallon
2. A Cellphone's Missing Dot Kills Two People, Puts Three More in Jail
Jesús Díaz
3. Psystar Exposed: Looks Like a Hoax
Jason Chen
4. Putting Video Cameras in the WRONG Places (VERY NSFW)
Jesús Díaz
5. Sexy Lady Offers to Harvest Virginity of Net Neutrality-Supporting Nerds (NSFW)
Addy Dugdale
6. Exclusive Video: Psystar in the Wild
Jason Chen
7. Vista Running 108 Apps Bites Mac OS X Back
Jesús Díaz
8. Mac With 150 Apps Running Shows Teeny-Weeny Dock, Exposé Windows
Haroon Malik
9. Combat Robot Attempts Rebellion Against Human Masters in Iraq, Army Pulls Plug for 10-20 Years
Matt Buchanan
10. Sprint's Samsung Instinct: At Last, a Decent iPhone Competitor
Matt Buchanan

May

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. iPhone 3G Launch Date Confirmed
Jesús Díaz
2. Mentos and Diet Coke Explosion at 1200fps: Casio EX-F1 Strikes Again
Benny Goldman
3. R2-D2 Projector in Action Video (Verdict: A Must Have)
Jesús Díaz
4. Exclusive: Dell Mini Inspiron, Their First Mini Laptop
Brian Lam
5. Flying RC Penis Disrupts Garry Kasparov Speech
Jason Chen
6. How My Wife Castrated My DVD Collection
Mark Wilson
7. Stolen MacBook Victim Uses Screen Sharing and iSight to Bust Thieves
Adrian Covert
8. Sprint Spending $100 Million to Kick iPhone in the Nuts (iPhone Wearing Cup)
Mark Wilson
9. 5 Million-Piece LEGO Boulder Chases Indy, Crashes Into Car
Jesús Díaz
10. Full-Screen Multitouch Mac OS X Is Here (But Not from Apple)
Jesús Díaz

June

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets In History
Jesús Díaz
2. Why You Should Carry a Digital Camera At All Times
Adam Frucci
3. Woman Who Died While Watching TV Sat Unfound for 42 Years
Adam Frucci
4. Classic Clips: Bill Gates Chews Out Microsoft Over XP
Mark Wilson
5. iPhone 3G's True Price Compared
Jason Chen
6. iPhone 3G Launch Date Confirmed
Jesús Díaz
7. Girl Spins On Escalator Thanks to Physics or Magic
Jesús Díaz
8. Apple WWDC Liveblog Coverage
Jason Chen
9. 3,800-Piece Death Star Diorama Is Coolest Star Wars Lego Ever
Jesús Díaz
10. 3G iPhone Hands On
Brian Lam

July

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. iPhone OS 2.0 Unlocked
Jesús Díaz
2. Tron 2 Trailer Video Makes Pants Wet Worldwide
Jesús Díaz
3. iPhone App Review Marathon Liveblog
Jason Chen
4. iPhone 3G Review
Brian Lam
5. WASP Knife Will Freeze and Blow Up Your Organs
Elaine Chow
6. Batman...Uh, I Mean John Connor is About to Waste This Terminator
Sean Fallon
7. Exclusive: Inside the Lego Factory
Jesús Díaz
8. 40 Honest Gadget Ads That Won't Be Convincing Many People to Buy Anything
Adam Frucci
9. Apple and AT&T Stores Having Difficulty Activating iPhones (UPDATE: It's the iPocalypse)
Mark Wilson
10. iPhone 2.0 Video Walkthrough and iTunes 7.7 Confidential Screenshots
Jesús Díaz

August

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting
John Mahoney
2. Tallest Skyscraper in the World Almost Completed, Defies Belief
Jesús Díaz
3. Slow Motion Lightning Video is Mindblowing, Will Sell a Thousand Slo-Mo Cameras
Adam Frucci
4. New iPhone Comes Loaded with Photos of the Girl Who Made It
Adam Frucci
5. Guy Films Space Shuttle Launch from Passing Airliner
Kit Eaton
6. Leaked: Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini Note) Specs and Release Date
Mark Wilson
7. Tattoo? Symbiote? What the Hell is That Thing On Olympian Kerri Walsh's Shoulder?
Jack Loftus
8. DIY Batman Tumbler Is Nearly Perfect, Built With One Man's Bare Hands
John Mahoney
9. Huge iPhone Security Flaw Puts All Private Information at Risk
Jesús Díaz
10. Photographs Enhance Video in Absolutely Unbelievable Ways
Mark Wilson

September

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Scientists Puzzled
Jesús Díaz
2. Microsoft's "I'm a PC" Ad Beats Seinfeld (But Not Hodgman)
Wilson Rothman
3. Review: EFiX Dongle Perfectly Transforms PC to Mac
Matt Buchanan
4. How Many Google Phone Engineers Does It Take to Tell the Time?
Jesús Díaz
5. Download Google Chrome Now
Mark Wilson
6. The First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad Makes No Sense
Jason Chen
7. Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts (Again) To Sell Windows
Mark Wilson
8. The Shocking Inside Story of the Epic Defects That Killed Millions of Xbox 360s
Matt Buchanan
9. Computer Weather Error Shows Why Houston Is in Extra Trouble
Jason Chen
10. Official Rock Band 2 Track List (Plus Carry Over "Most" of Rock Band's Disc Tracks!)
Matt Buchanan

October

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Windows 7 Walkthrough, Boot Video and Impressions
Wilson Rothman
2. MacBook and MacBook Pro Dual Review
Mark Wilson
3. The Muppets' Animal Caught Speeding, Driving Police Crazy
Jesús Díaz
4. Awesome F-35B Video Shows US Marines Already Have Transformers
Jesús Díaz
5. T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone Review
Jason Chen
6. BlackBerry Storm First Hands On
Matt Buchanan
7. The Truth About the Apple Tax
Matt Buchanan
8. Is Steve Jobs Preparing His Farewell?
Jesús Díaz
9. Barack Obama's $3 Million 'Overhead Projector' Actually Pretty Cool
John Herrman
10. Giz Explains: Why Windows 7 Will Smash Vista
Matt Buchanan

November

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. The 50 Skills Every Geek Should Have
Adam Frucci
2. How the CNN Holographic Interview System Works
Jason Chen
3. Gizmodo's 20 Essential iPhone Apps
John Mahoney
4. BlackBerry Storm First Hands On
Matt Buchanan
5. 5 Gadgets You Can't Skimp On (And How to Save Money Buying Them)
Matt Buchanan
6. Grandma Got a New Mac
Jason Chen
7. Student Writes to Steve Jobs, Gets Free Final Cut Studio 2
Jesús Díaz
8. Guy Builds F-35 Fighter Jet On His Own
Jesús Díaz
9. How Big Is the ISS Compared to Science Fiction Spaceships?
Jesús Díaz
10. MacBook Nano Looks Like It Came from Cupertino
Jesús Díaz

December

Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2008

1. Nakagin Capsule Tower Looks to be From the Future, But Probably Won't Make it There
Elaine Chow
2. New York City Is Breathtaking Following Google Earth Update
Mark Wilson
3. Santa Claus' Gmail Account Exposed
Jesús Díaz
4. Video of Multiple Kill Vehicle Test Scares Me Silly
Jesús Díaz
5. Dealzmodo Hack: Make Your Old USB Stick Into a Digital Multitool
John Herrman
6. Female Avatars Are Not Safe in PlayStation Home
Jack Loftus
7. Fakemodo: Undeniable Evidence of iPhone Nano 3G ZOMG!
Jesús Díaz
8. Dad, Where's the Digital Photo Frame?
Jesús Díaz
9. Steve Jobs' Health Declining Rapidly, Reason for Macworld Cancellation
Jesús Díaz
10. Lego Colonial Space Ship Is Big Enough to Terraform Real Planets
Jesús Díaz

If you are curious about last year's zeitgeist, you can read it here.