Rubber Swine Turns Anything Smashable Into a Piggy Bank

Saving for retirement is tough, especially when you don't feel you can trust the big banks after all that financial ugliness over the past decade. Your mattress is also a terrible place to acrue funds, but you know what isn't? A half rubber swine that can be crammed into the end of a mug, drinking glass, or a mason… » 8/29/14 9:00pm 36 minutes ago

Guy vacuums a subway floor and eats dinner off of it in gross out ad

It's very clearly a stunt ad, so calibrate your reactions accordingly. But still. Gross. Bissell Canada wants us to believe that they believe in their all-in-one steam cleaner and vacuum so much that they'll eat off any surface that it cleans. Even if it's a gross, mucky, grimy subway floor. » 8/29/14 8:30pm Today 8:30pm

How Pabst Brought a 136-Year-Old Beer Back From the Dead

Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America's first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And this unique, legendary beer was washed away in the tide. Until… » 8/29/14 8:07pm Today 8:07pm

Are We Having Fun Yet? Binge on Party Down All Holiday Weekend Long

Party Down, a short-lived Starz series about struggling actors working for a catering company—was and remains one of the best comedies ever to grace our TVs, and yet it was only two sweet seasons long. But now you have an excuse to Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh all over again, because the series has landed on Hulu Plus. » 8/29/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

The most extreme marathon deserves an extremely cool ad like this one

This ad is so cool it makes me want to run the Mizuno Uphill Marathon, one of the toughest and most demanding races I've ever heard of. It takes place at the gorgeous Serra do Rio do Rastro, a beautiful mountain in Brasil with a winding road with a drop of 4,658 feet (1,429 meters.) » 8/29/14 7:35pm Today 7:35pm

There's a Wind-Catching Sail Hidden Inside This Stand-Up Paddle

Stand up paddleboarding has reached peak fad, as is evident by the long list of accessories we're finally seeing that cater to those who'd rather explore the waters on their feet. The one you might actually want to consider, though, is this rather clever standing paddle with a compact sail that pops in and out of the… » 8/29/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

California Officials Say People Are Stealing Water Under the Cover of…

A fire hydrant or a spigot in a park might seem like innocuous civil courtesies, but in our drought-consumed future, they're dangerous weak spots in the infrastructure that protects our precious natural resources. Public officials in California say their water is being siphoned off illegally—and it may be indicative… » 8/29/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Today at War, Tomorrow in Stores

The incredible rate of production for the war effort during the 1940s meant that Americans had to make certain sacrifices. The government instituted a rationing program for products like gasoline, meat, butter and rubber, and citizens were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to grow their own food. It was common for… » 8/29/14 4:09pm Today 4:09pm

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

All that separates you and the blissful long weekend is one small stretch of Friday afternoon, and we're here to get you through it. Come shoot the breeze with the Giz crew—at least the ones still staring at their computers (like you). » 8/29/14 3:34pm Today 3:34pm

This Flat-Pack Water Bottle Can Squeeze Inside a Laptop Bag

A backpack's got plenty of pouches and pockets for storing a water bottle, but a sleek messenger bag? Good luck fitting a Nalgene in there without an unsightly bulge. You'll either need to go without and keep an eye out for drinking fountains, or toss a few dollars towards these Kickstarted flat-pack water bottles. » 8/29/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 8/29/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting incredibly good at it. But it's far from the only company… » 8/29/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 8/29/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Get 36% Off Limefuel's Giant 15,000mAh 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 Limefuel — it holds 15,000mAh, 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 36% off. » 8/27/14 3:54pm Wednesday 3:54pm

Expand Your Android, Make a Robot Clean Your House, SodaStream [Deals]

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault… » 8/29/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm