Anonymized Credit Card Data Really Isn't Very Anonymous

Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy, even when your details are removed. » 1/30/15 4:45am 35 minutes ago

Scientists Have Made a Möbius Strip Out of Light for the First Time

While you can twist physical materials into a Möbius strip—to make chairs, tables and even buildings—until now it's been impossible to do the same with light. But researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have changed that. » 1/30/15 3:45am Today 3:45am

Inside the Bunker Where Soviets Kept Their Secret Stash of Nukes 

During the Cold War, Hungary was one of the westernmost allies of the Soviet Union. As a member of the Warsaw Pact, Hungary had to station a significant number of Soviet troops and military equipment on its territory. Now we've gone inside one of their most classified bases, and taken pictures. » 1/29/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Paul Vo's Physics Defying Wand Makes Guitars Sound Entirely Different

Inventor Paul Vo's latest crazy musical innovation is a hand-held wand that changes the sound of guitars like magic. Hold it up to a guitar string, and it'll vibrate forever. Depending how you use the wand, it can sound like a perpetual flute or maybe a harp. With more advanced practice, you can make your guitar sound… » 1/29/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

The FAA's Drone Ban at the Super Bowl Is Absurd

You may have heard about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly declaring that this year's Super Bowl will be a "no drone zone." You may not have heard just how big that no drone zone will be. It's 60 miles wide. The no drone zone is larger than the city of Phoenix. Seems a little bit absurd, huh? » 1/29/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong 

Drone delivery is inherently dangerous—regardless of how excited companies like Amazon are getting about the idea, the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars is downright unnerving. That's why it took months of preparation for a group of hobbyists to stage Hong Kong's first drone… » 1/29/15 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

Samsung NX1 Review: A Mirrorless Camera Packing Heat But Lacking Glass

Samsung sells a crapload of cameras all around the world. But not for pros. At $1500, the new NX1 is the first Samsung cam packing enough power to be taken seriously by photography enthusiasts. It shoots 4K video and fires off super fast 15 frame-per-second bursts. It's a good camera... but maybe not good enough. » 1/29/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Moby Whisk Is a Great (Egg) White (Mixing) Whale For Your Kitchen

It seems the recent trend of giant sea creatures invading your kitchen isn't going away anytime soon—and we're not talking about calamari made from giant squid. This adorable mixing tool, affectionately known as Moby Whisk, is the perfect accompaniment to that Nessie Ladle from last week. » 1/29/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Watch this Coach Lead His Team Of Party Guests To Pizza Domination

We all learn from our mistakes, especially when they result in not having enough delicious pizza. Delivery guys may get stuck in snow, they may get lost — they're in no way immune to the harsh realities of February weather. Plus, there are many other factors that could cause your party experience to be, well,… » 1/23/15 12:00pm 1/23/15 12:00pm

Get This Post-CES Special – 30% Off Revogi's Bluetooth Smartbulb 

Want to set the mood right from your phone? With smartbulbs, you can control colors, brightness, or even set times to power on/off. Many smartbulbs cost upwards of $80 or $100, but Gizmodo readers can get 30% off Revogi's bluetooth-controlled Smartbulb, so it's just $34.99 + Free Shipping. » 1/27/15 5:11pm Tuesday 5:11pm