South Korea Carrying Out Security Drills Following Power Station Hack

South Korea's nuclear power plant operator is conducting a two-day drill to test its resilience to digital attacks, following a series of posts on Twitter from a hacker claiming to have compromised power station computer networks. » 12/22/14 7:30am 33 minutes ago

Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius

Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever. » 12/22/14 6:05am Today 6:05am

China: There's No Proof That North Korea Hacked Sony

Over the weekend, the U.S. asked China to help it stop North Korean hackers. Now, China has publicly stated that, while it condemns cyberattacks, it believes that there is no proof that North Korea was responsible for the recent hacks of Sony Pictures. » 12/22/14 5:45am Today 5:45am

North Korea Threatens to Target the White House Following Sony Hacks

North Korea isn't happy with the U.S.. After the FBI pointed the finger firmly at North Korea and Barack Obama got on board, the country has warned that it will strike the White House and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism". » 12/22/14 3:40am Today 3:40am

Always On "OK Google" Voice Search is Coming To Chromebooks

You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well. » 12/21/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Behold The Amazing Images Of This USAF Aerial Refueling Boom Operator

It is considered one of the best jobs in the USAF, and you sure can't beat the office view. America's cadre of KC-135 and KC-10 'Booms,' the guys and gals that refuel allied military aircraft while hurtling through the atmosphere, are a proud and talented bunch, and one of them is just as skilled behind a camera as… » 12/21/14 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Hello all you lovers of smartphone apps and happy holidays. Many of us are ready to travel to relatives abroad or even wait out Christmas alone. Whatever the circumstance, if you have a smartphone—presents came early. We have great apps this week including ways to give your Lumia smartphone touchless superpowers and… » 12/21/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

NASA Built a $349 Million Test Tower, Then Immediately Shut It Down

Welcome to Reading List, a collection of some of the best digital reads in technology and science. We have stories that take a deep dive into Amazon's ebook empire, a perplexing survey into NASA's $349 million abandoned test tower, an investigation into how online media works through the eyes of one ambitious startup,… » 12/21/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Get Ready for Layers, Leaves, and Pumpkin Everything with a $150 Prize

Have you heard? It's fall. Even if you've outgrown new notebooks, textbooks, and a first day of school outfit, you may feel an urge to get organized in time for chillier weather. Whether it's fall cleaning or that DIY project you didn't get to this summer, getting situated in a new season isn't always cheap. So we're… » 9/17/14 3:59pm 9/17/14 3:59pm

Get a Classic Timex Watch with a Handmade Leather Band + Free Shipping

Regardless of advances in technology and the beginning of a smart watch movement, a sure-fire time-piece is, well, timeless. And the designers over at Form Function Form have made that abundantly clear, pairing the Timex Weekender watch face with a handmade, Horween leather wristband. Gizmodo readers can grab this… » 12/18/14 10:40am Thursday 10:40am

Get Up To 92% Off These Hacker & Cyber Security Dev Bundles

As the Sony hack has shown us, you simply can't take security online for granted. These bundles, covering White Hat Hacker Techniques and Cyber Security Development, are curated to guide you through the basics of cyber security – from network security to hacking techniques. » 12/19/14 5:03pm Friday 5:03pm