Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011Watch 30 Years of the Space Shuttle In One Single Launch

The end. Today it's all over. Three decades of the Space Shuttle, with its many amazing successes and two horrible failures, are gone forever. This video shows those thirty years in one single launch. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011First Look at the Official New Xbox 360: It's R2-D2

Fanboy. There's perhaps no franchise more immediately connected with our mental conception of a fanboy than Star Wars. Then there's Xbox. A whole ‘nother world of chest-thumping, battle cries, and utter devotion. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011The Fallen Heroes of the Space Shuttle Program

The Space Shuttle Program's 30 years brought great success—but also terrible failures and sadness. Today, as the program ends, we wanted to remember the heroes who fell along the way, and celebrate their lives. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011Man Used a Loophole in the Law to Pay 16 Bucks for a $330,000 House

Kenneth Robinson beat the system. We should all be Kenneth Robinson. Kenneth Robinson for President! Kenneth! Kenneth! Why the fuss? Because Robinson found a loophole in the law that let him pay 16 dollars to own a $330,000 house. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011The First Image of the Shuttle Entering Earth Is Simply Unbelievable

When I first saw this image just released by NASA I just couldn't believe my eyes. It shows Atlantis re-entering the Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station, leaving a trail of fire behind it. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011SG-Form Extreme iPad Case: As Ugly As It Is Unkillable (Very!)

Your iPad is expensive and delicate, and one side of it is made out of glass. So breaking it is a very real, and very shitty prospect. Most cases will protect against bruises. This one protects against hammer strikes. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 20116 Tools to Fight A Shark and Win (Maybe)

If you find yourself in a Samuel L. Jackson movie and not surrounded by any mutha f***in' snakes, good news! You're about to be eaten by a hyper-intelligent shark. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011The 13-Inch MBA Burns the Fastest 2010 MacBook Pro

Holy crud. While it's just a benchmark test and those don't accurately reflect yadda yadda yadda YOU GUYS. The 1.7GHz Core i5 13-inch MBA just blew the door off of last year's 2.67GHz Core i7 17-inch MacBook Pro on GeekBench. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011That Noise Might Be a 40-Foot Sinkhole Opening Under Your Bed

The world is trying to swallow Guatemala, one terrifying sinkhole at a time. The latest occurrence woke 65-year-old Inocenta Hernandez, making her think there'd been a car crash outside. There wasn't. The sound was a 40-foot chasm opening directly under her bed. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011Panasonic's DMC-FZ47 Has Manual Control When Shooting Video, and a Faux-3D Photo Mode

Falling into that grey "bridge" area of cameras, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ47 (or FZ48 in Europe) has a massive 24x optical zoom, and a 25mm wide-angle lens which records 1080i video. So far, so goodish. More »

Top Stories: Thursday July 21, 2011The Gizmodo Loves Japan Project

We think Japan is pretty swell. So with the country still reeling in the aftermath of March's earthquake and tsunami, we'd like to do our part to aid in the recovery. More »