The Best of Brian Barrett: Sponsored By The Veil As Gear 

Today, Gizmodo loses one of its greatest assets: Writer, cool dad, comedian, and editor emeritus Brian R. Barrett. His influence in shaping Gizmodo and its writers over the last half decade cannot be understated. This is the best of Brian Barrett ('s posts on Gizmodo), as chosen by those who will be greatly saddened… » 1/30/15 1:22pm 9 minutes ago

Change Video Thumbnails in Windows for a Neater Media Library

If you have a lot of video content stored on your PC then the default thumbnails can leave folders looking disorganized and make sorting through your movies and TV shows more difficult. With a simple hack, you can set the thumbnails for each video yourself to show the official DVD cover, movie poster or any other… » 1/30/15 1:20pm 11 minutes ago

Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let's take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one that's right for you. » 1/30/15 1:00pm 31 minutes ago

Fire TV Fire Sale, Cheap Metal Detector, and More Deals

Amazon's Fire TV streaming box is actually pretty great, and if you missed out on the multiple Black Friday deals, you can score one for $15 off today. [Amazon Fire TV, $84] » 1/30/15 12:49pm 42 minutes ago

If Iron Man Wore a Watch It Would Look Exactly Like This

HYT Watches has made a name for itself in the horological world with timepieces that use fluids pumped through bellows and tubes to display the time. And while its new Skull watch is just a fun variation on its older HYT H1 and H2, superheroes and super-villains alike will no doubt be clambering to strap one to their… » 1/30/15 12:40pm 51 minutes ago

This Chilling Ad Reveals The Lines Of A Top Secret Stealth Bomber 

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Either Northrop Grumman or Boeing-Lockheed will win the contract for America's next bomber, known as the Long Range Strike-Bomber. Whoever takes the prize will likely be the last bomber builder for the better part of a century and will almost surely be the last builder of a manned bomber ever. » 1/30/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Feds Caught the Silk Road Mastermind With... A Google Search

"Dread Pirate Roberts," the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, seemed like a smart dude. He amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in drug money in just a few years! And he did it using the deep web and cryptocurrency usually associated with sophisticated cybercrime. But if 30-year-old self-styled… » 1/30/15 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

Specially-Developed Plastic Runners Let This Sled Slide On Sand

It might not provide the same technical challenge as skiing or snowboarding, but it's hard to argue that sledding isn't one of the best ways to take advantage of the winter. But what about those other snow-free seasons? Wouldn't it be fun to sled all year round? Of course it would, so Germany's KHW has developed the… » 1/30/15 11:49am Today 11:49am

Plan C: America's Nuclear Doomsday Plan to Declare Martial Law

Newly released documents show that the U.S. government drew up a plan in April of 1956 for how to deal with an impending nuclear war. What was its strategy? Declaration of martial law, evacuation of top American personnel to secret offices, and the immediate detention of over 12,000 people with ties to "subversive… » 1/30/15 11:36am Today 11:36am

The world's largest ice fishing competition looks pretty freaking nuts

This is what people do in Minnesota in the middle of January: Drill 30,000 holes on Gull Lake for the largest ice fishing contest in the world. I'm not so surprised about the fact that there are 30,000 holes in that lake but about the fact that there's such a thing as an ice fishing contest anywhere. Watch the drone… » 1/30/15 11:11am Today 11:11am

How the Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For… » 1/30/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Create GIFs Like It's Nothing With Imgur's New Tool

There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing. Here's how you can get a customized GIF from any YouTube or Vimeo clip in a few… » 1/30/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

There are only a handful of hours left in the work week before you can start prepping for face-stuffing and football-watching on Super Bowl Sunday. This year's big game will feature 44,928 LED lights (which will hopefully stay on), two teams, one Katy Perry, and not a single drone. It's all bound to be entertaining. » 1/30/15 10:01am Today 10:01am

The Tim Burton-Era Batmobile Is the Best iPhone 6 Case

If you've succumbed to the lure of the monstrous iPhone 6, you've already decided that a compact, pocket-friendly smartphone isn't for you. So when it comes to protecting your giant investment, why not just go all out and wrap it in this impressive case that's a near perfect replica of the Batmobile from Tim Burton's… » 1/30/15 9:23am Today 9:23am

Watch A UCB Comedy Quarterback Fix One Of Game Day's Biggest Problems

We're days away from kickoff, can you feel it? Football fans have taken sides, New England and Seattle fans are beginning to go wild from the anticipation. Real football fans are living, breathing, dreaming the game. Your party is all planned, you've #PreGiorno'ed. You've got your tailgate going, you've inspired your… » 1/26/15 12:00pm Monday 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