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Holy Garage, Batman! This San Francisco House Hides a Secret Batcave

I hadn't realized the parking situation was so desperate in San Francisco that someone was forced to install a secret garage in their ground floor! To please the city council, the architects retained the Upper Haight house's facade, which you can see actually revolves and folds in the video here, allowing four cars to enter and exit. More »

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The Proper Way to Talk with an Internet Helpbot

The self service world is a beautiful thing. Self-checkout lines. Vending machines. Amazon. Long gone are the days of being afraid to buy, say, a carton of whipped cream chargers, an oversized balloon and the newest Glee Soundtrack, because some dowdy employee's gonna give you the stinkeye. More »

Top Stories of the WeekHow City Hall Nearly Burned Down the Bronx

Firefighting is more than fancy hats and ladder trucks - there's both a science and an art to it. Joe Flood's The Fires shows how New York's Bravest take out a blaze from the top down. More »

Top Stories of the WeekInside the Geeky Serial Killer's Head

A serial killer's offing prostitutes on Long Island. Police know he's smart. Very smart. Smart enough to beat them at their own sophisticated game. But what else do they know? An increasing amount about the inside of his head. More »

Top Stories of the WeekThe Man Who Successfully Challenged Five Speeding Tickets Using Traffic Photo Timestamps

Will Foreman keeps getting nabbed by traffic cameras for speeding. Believing the cameras to be inaccurate, he analyzed the timestamps and the position of his car in each pair of photos, using them to successfully contest five speeding tickets. More »

Top Stories of the WeekUnlocking the Mystery of Paris' Most Secret Underground Society

The sun was shining on the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower gleamed across the Seine, and deep belowground, police came across a sign. The officers were on a training mission, exploring the 4.3 miles of catacombs that twist beneath the 16th arrondissement. More »

Top Stories of the WeekThe Terror of LinkedIn

Happy Passover. I have a question: If I smear lamb's blood on my router, will I stop getting "invitations to connect on LinkedIn?" Because I freaking hate them. It's not that I hate LinkedIn-just the emails. More to the point: I hate that I hate the emails, which I think leverage a culture of fear to draw attention to the site. More »

Top Stories of the WeekGIZMODO at 2011 Smart Home Opens This Friday!

Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) have teamed up to bring you something amazing - the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit, opening this Friday, April 22, 2011! More »

Top Stories of the WeekThis Stripper Broke Into Google Headquarters

Strippers are people too! And just like people, some of them are batshit crazy. Take Vera Svechina, a stripper who recently followed a blind Google employee into Google headquarters to leave a Russian book and "non-threatening" note for co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. More »

Top Stories of the WeekAn Apple HDTV Might Be Ready for the World, But Is the World Ready for an Apple HDTV?

An actual Apple television. More than a few people believe it's on the way. And more than just offering hardware without good content deals in place (BOXEE, GOOGLE...I'M LOOKING AT YOU), it's rumored that such a device would either run iOS apps, play host to a revamped iTunes video subscription service, or both. More »

Top Stories of the WeekIf You're Not On Facebook, It's Time To Get Over Yourself

Oh, yeah, I'm not on Facebook. Like, it's so invasive. If you've said anything like this, I feel bad for you. More »