Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011


Here are the best stories on Gizmodo, today. Enjoy them!

Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe Finally Revealed
The secret recipe of Coke has been hidden and locked down for 125 years. But apparently, not anymore. This American Life says they've found the ingredients that make up the delicious bubbly cola and have revealed it to our delight. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011Apple's New Subscription Model Is Evil
Digital subscriptions for the iPad are here. Huzzah! Sounds pretty good! You can subscribe to the New Yorker or PopSci with one click, and it's automagically delivered. No in-app purchases; no muss, no fuss. I've been holding out on renewing my paper mag subscriptions, waiting for this very moment. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011Hot Wheels Go Vertical for the First Time
Hot wheel sets are a staple of many a childhood, but they're also a staple of creating a huge sprawling mess that someone will inevitably trip over and start cursing. So! Take that racetrack off the floor and put it on the wall. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011US Soldier Makes Awesome Action Figures Out of Recyclable Materials
Private First Class Rupert Valero is currently stationed at Khandahar, Afghanistan. In his spare time, he's become something of a toymaker, building "action figure" type toys with recycled bottle caps or whatever found materials he stumbles upon. Some of the figures he makes are truly gorgeous and out there. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011The Entire Criterion Collection Is Coming to Hulu Plus
Good news for the handful of you that subscribe to Hulu Plus (and live in the U.S.): there are now over 150 pristinely-restored, culturally-important Criterion films now available on the subscription service, with over 800 titles-everything in Criterion's library-slated to appear in the next few months. That's actually pretty damn incredible. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011This Is the Way Expert Cheaters Do It
I really wish I had the imagination to do this when I was in school. In fact, if I were the teacher and caught this guy, I would give him an A+ and a high five. Or a low five, given the circumstances. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011Forget the Concorde, I Want to Fly on Boeing's Lost Flying Boats of the 1940s
12 of these hulking metal flying boats flew the skies between 1939 and 1946, before Boeing scrapped them-or sank them. A nice collection of vintage images have been discovered showing the height of luxury they offered passengers (who had to cough up $760 for a one-way ticket between San Francisco and Hong Kong). More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011Will Apple's New Content Subscriptions Punish You?
Apple is now offering the same subscription service used by The Daily to all publishers. Despite all the predicted gloom and doom for the magazine industry, Apple's terms seem fair: publishers would be able to keep using whatever subscription methods they want. More »


HTC Flyer, the Aluminium Android Tablet That Plays Console Games

Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011


Like every other 7-inch Android tablet, HTC's Flyer is essentially a very big phone. It even looks slightly phonier than the rest. But it might be the nicest oversized phone-tablet yet. More »


Best Stories of Today, February 15th, 2011IBM Jeopardy Challenge, Night 1: Watson Ties for the Lead
After practice rounds and plenty of hype, Watson, IBM's latest supercomputer, stepped up to the podium to take on two of Jeopardy's greatest champions: Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight rounds of Jeopardy en route to becoming a pop culture icon, and Brad Rutter, who netted more money than any other contestant while winning the three of the biggest Jeopardy tournaments (defeating Ken Jennings in the process). More »