Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters—also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with… » 10/20/14 12:00am 47 minutes ago

Report: Fitbit Surge Is a $250 Fitness-Focused Smartwatch

We got an exclusive look last week at Fitbit's refresh of the Fitbit Force fitness tracker with the Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR, but that appears to have been only part of what the company has in store. The Verge reports that Fitbit will also be launching its own smartwatch, known as the Fitbit Surge. » 10/19/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Droid Turbo Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

The Droid series of smartphones is the long standing hardware love affair between Motorola and Verizon (which became official last year) to bring high-spec'd devices to the carrier. Droid devices aren't subtle. They often scream the word "premium," and the companies' newest collaboration, the Droid Turbo, is no… » 10/19/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

To Save Modern Medicine, Scientists Hunt for New Antibiotics

Happy Sunday fellow Gizmodo readers. Lots of techy tech stuff happened this week. Google let us see the brave new Nexus future and Apple had a few new toys to showcase before 2014 wraps up. But in between and among these big events, lots of great stories filtered through the web. Here are great long form pieces from … » 10/19/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Watch Live As a Mountain-Sized Comet Zooms By Mars

Siding Spring sounds like such a tranquil name for a massive comet. After traveling millions of years at the leisurely pace of about 33 miles per second, the comet will fly by Mars at around 2:25pm EDT or so, passing only 138,000 kilometers from the red planet. This is a little bit more than one-third the distance of… » 10/19/14 1:35pm Yesterday 1:35pm

This Leak Gives Us a Good Look at Verizon's Droid Turbo

Posted earlier today via Evan Blass (evleaks), this image gives us the most detailed look at Verizon's upcoming superpowered smartphone. It would appear that the Turbo definitely has the looks to match its high-powered guts. We expect to hear more about the Turbo at an upcoming Verizon event on October 28th. » 10/19/14 12:35pm Yesterday 12:35pm

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet May Also Get PS4 Remote Play

Last month at IFA, we heard that Sony's new waterproof line of flagship devices, the Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact (and eventually even Verizon's variant, the Z3v, pictured above) would all be able to stream video games via the PS4. Now, a Sony slip details that the last generation Z2 and Z2 Tablet may also get… » 10/19/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

This Short Film Explains Our Fascination With Talking to Computers

Using names like Siri, Cortana, and Google Now, advanced algorithms and technologies that would have baffled engineers and scientists half a century ago now rest in the palm of our hands. Talking with technology is the future of computing—mainly because that's the way we're built to communicate. » 10/19/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Snapchat's First 'Non-Creepy' Ad Is For A Horror Movie

Snapchat recently announced that it was getting ads, and it's followed through on that promise, with the first paid-for ephemeral advertisements landing this weekend. However, I'm not so sure that Snapchat's made good on its promise for its ads to be 'non-creepy', since horror film Ouija was the first subject. » 10/18/14 9:00pm Saturday 9:00pm

Remember The Best Of WWII Films With A Bridge Too Far

Brad Pitt's new WWII tank thriller Fury seems to be taking cinemas by storm this week. But before chisel-jawed tank commanders with unfeasibly good hair did the Second World War, there was A Bridge Too Far, an unsurpassed epic that represents the absolute best of the foolish-British-people-getting-slaughtered war-film… » 10/18/14 8:00pm Saturday 8:00pm

Tim Minchin's Storm Is Your Saturday Night Dose of Cynicism

Since discovering yesterday that there's a homeopathic vaccine for Ebola that involves using an actual sample of the virus, I've been re-listening to Tim Minchin's incredible nine-minute song/beat poem Storm, one of the best and most concise refutations of bad hippie science that you're ever likely to witness. » 10/18/14 6:39pm Saturday 6:39pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. Gizmodo readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/13/14 5:06pm 10/13/14 5:06pm

Learn App Development with 96% off the iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

Literally anyone can build an app — it just takes some dedicated learning. To help focus your mind, one leading app developer has put together the world's largest Swift and iOS Bootcamp (over 80 hours of content), and we've taken 96% off the price. » 10/17/14 12:39pm Friday 12:39pm