Three Uses For Google+ That Don't Involve Social Networking

Google+ first popped up as Mountain View's answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in. » 9/16/14 10:38am 15 minutes ago

Moto G (2014) Review: A Phone This Cheap Shouldn't Be This Good

You are now entering the world of inexpensive smartphones. You're in the bargain bin, the bottom end, the cheapest of the cheap. Dispense with your expectations of blistering fast processors, pixel-heavy cameras, premium metal bodies, or 2K screens. Also, while you're at it, do away with the notion that "cheap" means… » 9/16/14 10:19am 35 minutes ago

There's No Way to See the Photos You Shoot on Leica's New Camera

Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a… » 9/16/14 9:49am Today 9:49am

Mitten-Hidden Flasks Will Warm You Inside and Out This Winter

A toasty pair of knitted mittens will certainly keep your hands warm once Old Man Winter arrives, but what about the rest of you? In addition to a parka and long underwear, nothing helps your body fight freezing temps like a belt of bourbon, or a shot of whiskey. And no matter where you are, you can secretly nip at… » 9/16/14 9:26am Today 9:26am

The Best-Designed Bathrooms in America

The public restroom is not a place worth celebrating, generally speaking. It is a place of absolute necessity, awkward small talk, and worst case scenarios come true. Cintas, a company that specializes in—what else?—bathroom supplies, is dead set on changing that perception. Which is why it sponsors a contest to find… » 9/16/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

A Mobile Aquarium Steered By a Fish Named José

As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp, to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole… » 9/16/14 8:50am Today 8:50am

The Latest Smart Thermostat Knows When You're Away from Home

Smart home thermostats are becoming quite common and, for the Nest at least, downright popular. But most of these systems only monitor from one direction—that is, the user remotely checking the home. The new Ecobee 3 system, however, works both ways; the device is watching its watchers with remote sensors. » 9/16/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Kaleidoscopic music video drags you into cool psychedelic vortex

2033 is the last single from French musician Leon. The video—directed by Thomas Blanchard—is kaleidoscopic collage of images that drags you into a psychedelic vortex of colors, shapes, and pop music. It may be too early to pop any pills, but coffee and this will have a similar effect.
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Google Is Testing Drones That Could Bring the Internet to Remote Lands

Man, Google really is all in on drones. After testing delivery drones as a part of its Project Wing program, the company has now asked the FCC for permission to test drones that could eventually be used to deliver internet access to remote areas of the planet. » 9/16/14 2:41am Today 2:41am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

I think we can all agree that an 8-bit version of The Avengers would be awesome to play. Want to learn how to build it (or another game idea) yourself? With a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple game idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 9/12/14 3:28pm Friday 3:28pm

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/12/14 4:33pm Friday 4:33pm