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Gizmodo's 4th of July Block PartyHow To Overclock Your Grill

How do you make grilling more awesome? More fire, of course! Whether you're kickin' it coal-school or setting fire to a steady stream of volatile gas, it never hurts (well, sometimes it does) to pump up the volume. More »


Gizmodo's 4th of July Block Party

The Fireworks Laws of Every State

If you're looking to blow some stuff up tomorrow, it's probably a good idea to know what sort of fireworks you're "legally" allowed to use according to state law. More »


Gizmodo's 4th of July Block Party

How To Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone

It just wouldn't be the Fourth of July without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year-or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram-these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you're not a pro... More »


Gizmodo's 4th of July Block Party

How to Drink All Day and Not Pass Out

Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour Napa County wine tour, and you want to get your money's worth? More »


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Where the Different Colors of Fireworks Actually Come From

If you want to scientifically impress your friends tomorrow (or look like a hoity toity smartypants), you can tell them what the color of fireworks really mean. More »


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This Is How Not to Set Off Fireworks

It's July 4, and blowing stuff up is acceptable. Nay, it's encouraged. Just as long as you're not doing what the idiots in the above clip are doing. More »

Gizmodo's 4th of July Block PartyEight Great Grilling Gadgets

Summer is here! And that means one thing: The return of backyard parties. To throw a slammin' backyard barbecue, all you really need are great grilled foods, and free-flowing cold drinks. More »


Gizmodo's 4th of July Block Party

Hide Your July 4 Beverages in a DQM Cooler Bag

The Fourth of July is far and away one of my favorite holidays. It's an excuse to be overtly patriotic, blow things up, gorge yourself on barbecue, and drink beer. More »