If life were a video game, it'd look exactly like this

When you're playing the game of life, you probably imagine it to be some impossibly complicated RPG filled with awful consequences and no right answer. You'd be wrong. We only make it that way because it keeps up busy. Life really is just about moving forward because time forces us to. Like in Super Life by Eben McCue. » 4/25/14 12:29am Today 12:29am

Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. » 4/24/14 9:15pm Yesterday 9:15pm

100-year-old people give you the best advice you will ever get

It may just be a Dodge ad celebrating 100 years of the company but, when 106-year-old Ethel Preston and her cronies look you in the eye and say you should do whatever the hell you want to do, you can tell they really mean it. Life is too damn short, even when you get to be one hundred years old. "Be a bad boy!" Indeed… » 4/24/14 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

Here's why you should always screw with someone wearing an Oculus Rift

Do you consider yourself a good friend? Well then the next time your buddy puts on the future scopes that is the Oculus Rift and starts getting amazed at the all encompassing alternate reality, you have to give them a gentle push in the back to screw with their balance. They'll start flailing for their lives and… » 4/24/14 7:39pm Yesterday 7:39pm

This Disaster Housing Is Made From Cardboard and Coke Crates

You'd think that after winning the Pritzker Prize, one of the highest awards in design, most architects would sit back and coast on their accolades. What did Japanese architect Shigeru Ban do? He built these beautiful cardboard houses for typhoon refugees. » 4/24/14 6:46pm Yesterday 6:46pm

FYI, The FDA Recommends Mixing Kitty Litter Into Your Old Meds

I have a small orange bottle in my bathroom cabinet with a couple painkillers leftover from the time I got my wisdom teeth out a few years ago. They're way out of date. I should toss 'em. BUT HOW?? According to the FDA, flushing is a no-no; proper protocol is mixing them with kitty litter before bagging them up and… » 4/24/14 6:38pm Yesterday 6:38pm

What Tobacco's Past Means for Vaping's Future

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it wants to regulate electronic cigarettes. This isn't surprising. But there's considerable debate about what those regulations should look like. If history is any guide, the life of your average vaper (vapist? vapethusiast?) is about to get a whole lot harder. » 4/24/14 5:56pm Yesterday 5:56pm

Moving the World's Largest Wind Turbine Blade Is a Logistical Nightmare

What does it take to move an almost 300-foot-long turbine blade to its final resting place in the ocean? International coordination, huge trucks, and plenty of engineers. And here we thought moving rockets, electromagnets, and space shuttles was hard work. » 4/24/14 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

This Lighter Sharpener Destroys Wooden Pencils Without Fire

You can make short work of destroying a pencil with a standard Bic lighter, but this fuel-free alternative is arguably a safer way to go about it. Because instead of setting it on fire, all you need is a few minutes of constant twisting to turn turn your Faber-Castells into a pile of shavings. For just $12 it's also an … » 4/24/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

How Boomboxes Got So Badass

Boomboxes are, by definition, excessive. With their deafening bass thud and dazzling chrome dials, these electric beasts are heavy enough to tone your biceps. Also known as "ghetto blasters" or "jamboxes," they rose to fame in the 1980s along with hip-hop, flourishing as a tool for sharing and mixing the latest beats. Yet… » 4/24/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

See One of America's Most Iconic Buildings Get Engulfed In Fake Fog

Veil, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, is the latest creative installation at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. For ten minutes every hour, the iconic structure disappears behind a big billowing fog until the mist dissipates and whaddya know—there it is again! » 4/24/14 4:22pm Yesterday 4:22pm

How To Work Efficiently When You're Your Own Boss

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As a kid, you would proudly announce no one was the boss of you. Well, if you're a freelancer, you still get to say it, and amazingly, it feels just as good well into adulthood. Who knew you'd really have it all figured out by the age of eight? But things aren't as easy as they were back then. » 4/24/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Name Your Own Price On $655 Worth of Mac Apps

Mac Bundles remain a great way to get a bunch of great apps on the cheap. The latest bundle from StackSocial takes that mission to heart. You can now name their own price for 10 mac apps including RapidWeaver 5. This deal has crazy value: $655 of top software for NYOP. » 4/22/14 12:43pm Tuesday 12:43pm

Get 20% off Gunnar Computer Eyewear and a 30 Day Guarantee

For as long as we could remember, we at Gawker have loved Gunnar eyewear. And our readers love them too. They're great looking specs for the eyestrain avoidance type and, for a limited time, 20% off in a special to Gizmodo readers. » 4/23/14 11:54am Wednesday 11:54am

The Best GoPro and Matching Drone, Espresso At Home, Game of Thrones

Today, you can pick up the best model of the best action cam for one of the best prices we've ever seen. If you want to take things to the next level, the DJI Phantom Drone with built-in GoPro mount is marked down to just $420 today as well, from a typical price of around $475. » 4/24/14 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm