Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And More

It's been a long week. Time to kick off your shoes, sit back, and take a little taste of the cream of Gizmodo's weekly crop. We've got possible murders caught by Google Maps, the tale of how Transformers are born, the super bland website that snagged up design awards, crazy bitcoin mining machines, a crazy cheap 4K TV, the first Google Glass videos and more. Check it all out below.

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreYahoo Just Made The Most Beautiful Weather App

It might be the changing of the seasons and the yearning for warmer days and longer nights but why is it that we always end up talking about the weather? For most of us, it dictates a lot of our day. Aren't you constantly checking the weather on your phone or is it just me? More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreThese Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them almost live up to the crazy spectacle of the first Google demos, but most don't. At least not yet. Here are the first ones out so far. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreNew Man of Steel Trailer: Superman + Explosions = INSANE

When we saw Man of Steel's first trailer, we thought Superman never looked so badass. Now after seeing this longer trailer, well, OH MY GOD. It's everything you want in a superhero movie: origin, self doubt, internal conflict, great looking actors, ridiculous action sequences and explosively explosions on explosions on explosions. Oh yeah, and a lot of awesome flying. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreWhoa, Did Google Maps Just Reveal a Bloody Gruesome Murder?

Google Maps, the all seeing eye that can find naked pranksters, possible donkey hit and runs and other more serious crimes, may have just stumbled upon a bloody crime scene. The image shows what looks to be two people dragging a corpse and leaving a bloody trail on a pier.Google Maps, the all seeing eye that can find naked pranksters, possible donkey hit and runs and other more serious crimes, may have just stumbled upon a bloody crime scene. The image shows what looks to be two people dragging a corpse and leaving a bloody trail on a pier. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreWhy This Simple Government Website Was Named the Best Design of the Year

When was the last time you tried to find a government form on the Internet? For me, it was a few months back, trying to track down an absentee ballot. And while I love American flag GIFs as much as the next patriot, I was amazed at the labyrinth of independent sites I had to visit before I found what I was looking for. Bringing the web presence of an entire government under one roof is a Sisyphean task, and the UK is one of the only countries that's managed to do it, with Gov.uk, a one-stop-web-shop that launched earlier this year. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreNew Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer: You'll Never Believe What the Enterprise Has to Fight

This looks like a whole heap of trouble. Previous trailers for the new Star Trek have shown the crew of the Enterprise put through the wringer, but the scope of this latest one makes it look even more absurd than ever. Here's the final trailer for the new JJ Abrams film. Oh, and it looks like Benedict Cumberbatch has a gigantic Dark Enterprise. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreSeiki 50-Inch 4K TV Eyes-On: How the Hell Is a TV This Beautiful So Cheap?

Yesterday, Chinese OEM Seiki officially priced its 50-inch Ultra HD TV at $1500, making it the cheapest 4K television in the history of absurd resolution. It's cheaper even than the last round of super-cheap Chinese 4Ks we saw. The price is so low, in fact, and the brand name is so unfamiliar, that you have to wonder if this television was a joke-or worse-a piece of garbage. I'm one of the first people in America to see this mythical creature, and I'll tell you right now: I can't believe my eyes. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreDigital Drills: The Monster Machines that Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin! It's everywhere right now. Its value is dropping, spiking, dropping again. More and more new converts are hopping in, buying a few coins and trying their hands at the market, looking to make a quick buck with a profitable exchange. But all the while, there's an ever-dwindling army of specialists working in the shadows, painstakingly extracting more and more digital doubloons from the cryptographic static. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreWatch LG Use IPS Displays to Make Men Stop Peeing at a Urinal

After pranking elevator passengers to think they were falling with its IPS displays, LG has moved on to trick even more vulnerable suckers: males trying to pee at a urinal. This time, LG put its IPS displays right in front of a urinal and let two attractive women tease the restroom goers. It's pretty hilarious. More »

Monster Machines That Mine Bitcoin, How Transformers Are Born, The First Google Glass Videos, And MoreAutobots Assembled: How Transformers Come to Life

Transformers. There's maybe no more iconic toy, especially if you're a child of the 80s and 90s. And while the memories of making them shapeshift are indelible, the process of actually building one from scratch is far more involved (or exactly as involved, if you spent your entire childhood dreaming of this) as you'd imagine. More »