These Sping-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm 35 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Shower-Proof Bluetooth Speaker, $1 Books, & More

$30 Bluetooth speaker deals aren’t all that rare, but not many of them will hold up very well in the shower. The Mpow Armor can do just that with its IP65-certified splash-proof rating, meaning you can spend your showers singing along with Spotify, or quietly contemplating your favorite podcasts. [Mpow Armor… » 4/25/15 10:06am Today 10:06am

Paratroopers fill the sky in awesome photo

Here’s a really cool photo showing US Army and British paratroopers jumping out of C-130J Super Hercules airplanes in a line at Fort Bragg. It was the largest jump exercise in 20 years at Fort Bragg and there are so many paratroopers filling the sky that it looks like a floating human wall (okay, a fence?) has been… » 4/24/15 8:45pm Yesterday 8:45pm

Simple robot arm is hilariously efficient at packing up bolts in a box

This robot is so dumb and goofy but also very, very decent at its very, very simple job: it packs up bolts in such perfect alternating orientation that it would make any factory worker jealous. In fact, with the soundtrack that the video is set to, I almost wish that I will come back as this robot arm in my next life. » 4/24/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

The Best of Gizmodo This Week

What I really want to point out this week is two original Gizmodo videos, both awesome. We time-warped to the lair of badass swordsmith and watched him forge swords. And we created a totally bizarre yet oddly soothing video of Jony Ive crooning adjectives about the Apple Watch. Speaking of Apple Watch... » 4/24/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games… » 4/24/15 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm

Save 10% on Everything Monoprice Sells

Monoprice is already known for bargain basement prices, but they’re currently taking an extra 10% off sitewide with promo code SPRING10, which opens up a whole world of deal possibilities. » 4/24/15 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Lost YouTube: 7 Videos From the Internet's Weirdest, Darkest Depths

YouTube is, for the most part, the place where everything Right and Good goes to die. But move those lifeless cat and listicle corpses aside, and you’ll find a dark, fascinating world that’s all too easy to get lost in for hours. So instead of losing part of your own life to YouTube’s depths, we’ve brought the… » 4/24/15 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

Grab Your Mother's Day Gift Now: Custom-Framing, Bedding, Totes & More

In a couple short weeks it will be Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) and while you know your Mom deserves to get a thoughtful gift on time you might not actually make that happen. So we rounded up eight easy and original gifts into a single post to help out. Get something now and show your Mom some gratitude. » 4/22/15 3:37pm Wednesday 3:37pm