Netflix Will Destroy New Year's Eve for Children with Fake Countdown 

It used to be the only way to trick children into falling asleep before the shiny ball on TV lowered at midnight on New Year's Eve was to find a ball drop in a different time zone or record one from a previous year and hope no one noticed. But 2015 is a year of wide-ranging possibilities! Netflix has devised a new way… » 12/29/14 11:41am 6 minutes ago

How ILM Helped Make Winter Soldier One of 2014's Best Movies

As far as superheroes go, on paper a movie about goody two-shoes Captain America doesn't sound like it would be all that entertaining. But both of Marvel's Captain films have been pretty fantastic, and part of the credit goes to the wonderful visual effects done by Industrial Light & Magic, which recently posted a… » 12/29/14 11:27am 20 minutes ago

An Incredible High-res Gallery Of All the Original Star Wars Toys

As a global phenomenon, Star Wars is as much about the toys as it is about the movies themselves. It was the first film franchise to really capitalize on its merchandising potential, and over on The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker you'll find an amazing high-res collection of all the original product shots from Kenner's… » 12/29/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

Some Guy Made a Corn Starch Flamethrower But You Definitely Shouldn't

In the right hands anything can be used as a dangerous weapon. And in this case the anything is a container of corn starch, and the right hands belong to Ivan Owen, who used a leaf blower, an acetylene torch, and a flour sifter to turn the innocuous pantry staple into flamethrower fuel. » 12/29/14 10:14am Today 10:14am

The Encryption Tools the NSA Still Can't Crack Revealed in New Leaks

Most of us—at least the cynical ones—assume that the NSA has probably beaten most of the encryption technologies out there. But a new report from Der Spiegel that draws on documents from Edward Snowden's archive shows that this simply isn't true. There are some tools that the NSA, as recently as two years ago,… » 12/29/14 9:11am Today 9:11am

Tim Burton-era Batmobile Model Features Pop-up RC Machine Guns

At first you'll probably be a little disappointed to learn that this incredibly-detailed 29-inch long model of the Batmobile used in the Tim Burton-era Batman films isn't fully remote control—you can't drive or steer it. But while it sits there looking beautiful, you can remotely deploy its pop-up machine guns, blast… » 12/29/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

Watchmaker takes apart and reassembles a Rolex in hypnotizing video

This video shows a profesional watchmaker taking apart and reassembling a Rolex Submariner. The insanely intricate movement of this watch is composed by more than a hundred little pieces, all of them vital to make it work with absolute precision, and all of them assembled by hand. » 12/29/14 8:07am Today 8:07am

Amazon's Discounting a Grab Bag of Handy Tech Accessories, More Deals

Today's Amazon Gold Box doesn't feature items from one particular category, or even from a single company; it's a free-wheeling assortment of tech accessories that should have something of value to almost anyone. Some of our favorites are broken out below, but head over to Amazon to see all 25. [Amazon] » 12/29/14 7:45am Today 7:45am

John Oliver slams New Year's Eve in hilarious new Last Week Tonight clip

Surprise! There's a new surprise segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on YouTube and god I needed this as much as I didn't need The Interview: Three minutes of slamming New Year's Eve—the holiday when all the amateur party-goers invade the world to be extremely annoying—and how to get out of it. » 12/29/14 7:24am Today 7:24am

Amazing drawings are actually made of insanely complex cut paper

Maude White shows impossible skills and infinite patience in her beautiful series of illustrations made entirely up of paper, with no pencil or ink. She turns the paper into the lines of the drawing by subtracting tiny pieces out of it with an X-acto knife—an extremely delicate process. » 12/29/14 7:16am Today 7:16am

AirAsia Rescue Chief: The Plane Is Likely at the Bottom of the Sea

The Indonesian official in charge of the rescue of AirAsia flight QZ8501 says that aircraft is likely "at the bottom of the sea." That's a bleak outlook as rescue attempts start afresh this morning in an attempt to find survivors. » 12/29/14 4:27am Today 4:27am

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

Got a shiny new device from Christmas? We've got an awesome deal on Limefuel – a top notch external battery – so your new phone or tablet never runs out of juice. It holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/25/14 10:25pm Thursday 10:25pm

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm

Get the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course for $29 (Save 85%)

Udemy, one of the largest online marketplaces for learning, is offering one of their most popular classes, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course, at an exclusive 80% off using promo code IOS-29. Regularly priced at $199, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course is now just $29. » 12/19/14 4:25pm 12/19/14 4:25pm