This Sweet Connected Toy Is Designed To Teach Kids How to Program

Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here's a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming… » 11/24/14 3:33pm 12 minutes ago

​Sex 'n Spas: The Future (And Not So Future) of In-Flight Entertainment

Careening through the air 30,000 feet above the ground in seats that get smaller every day are too cramped to recline can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet, and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of the… » 11/24/14 2:48pm 57 minutes ago

This Cheap Little Circuit Could Double Data Speed on Your Next Phone

Wireless technology is already amazing. It's any data you could ever want through the air. But some exciting innovations are hiding on the horizon. This cheap little circuit that allows a wireless antenna to send and receive data at the same time is one of them. It stands to double the rate at which your phone… » 11/24/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

How a Typo May Have Turned a Drum of Radioactive Waste Into a Bomb

In February, a drum of radioactive waste exploded at U.S.'s only underground nuclear waste repository. The Santa Fe New Mexican has released a bombshell report on the comedy of errors, which seems to have all started with a typo specifying the wrong type of kitty litter. Yup. » 11/24/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

5 More Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic and Reason

Online panhandling is out of control. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo's tendencies to wash their hands of the garbage on their sites, scams and impossible projects are in a golden age. While fantastically impossible bullshit abounds, these are but a few of the most egregious. » 11/24/14 1:18pm Today 1:18pm

Our Favorite Early Black Friday Specials, and a Lot More Deals

Samsung's 64GB MicroSD card has fantastic reviews, and early Black Friday pricing today on Amazon. This is the best deal we've ever seen on this card, save for a short-lived price mistake which allowed a few of our lucky Twitter followers to score one for $1. [Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC with Adapter, $25] » 11/24/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your… » 11/24/14 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Alienware Alpha Review: Close, But No Game Console

The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It's smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it's not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It's not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be. » 11/24/14 12:26pm Today 12:26pm

Watch New York's crazy airport taxi activity during the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is one of the most extreme cases, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data… » 11/24/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

A California Power Plant Is Getting the World's Biggest Lithium Battery

The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution. » 11/24/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

The Best Black Friday Deals

You've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage. The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now. Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. » 11/24/14 11:15am Today 11:15am

You Can Get Android Lollipop's Best Feature on Older Android Phones

My favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick. » 11/24/14 11:08am Today 11:08am

Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It's partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it's also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and… » 11/24/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

Nexus 6 Teardown: A Big Beast Full of Beautiful Guts 

The Nexus 6 is Google's new (and wonderful) behemoth flagship, so of course the folks at iFixit took the first opportunity to vivisect it for your pleasure. Inside that big, beautiful body is plenty of room for the requisite guts: A big battery, badass brains, and even a secret LED. » 11/24/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

Upgrade Your Home with These Pringles Can Hacks

Unlike spring cleaning, when people compulsively toss everything in sight, chillier weather may inspire you to refresh your home with decor upgrades. These four Pringles® can hacks are an easy way to invest some DIY energy into making your home more inviting as you prepare to spend more time indoors. » 11/24/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? Which is why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 11/21/14 12:25pm Friday 12:25pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34,99, it's great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 12:27pm Friday 12:27pm