What Will Tesla And Elon Musk Over Promise Next?

There are only seven shopping days until Christmas and we're less than two weeks away from the New Year. So where are those battery-swapping stations Tesla promised? Or its big push into the energy storage biz? Didn't we hear something about the Roadster being upgraded? Are we seeing a pattern here?
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Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda—and the results were… » 12/18/14 9:16am 12 minutes ago

This North Korean Guy Has the Worst Job Ever—and He's Probably Dead Now

Today, when you are thinking about how much it sucks to work on some boring project in your office's cubicle, look at this photo of this (sweating) man working while being watched by (an annoyed and tired) Kim Jong Un and rejoice that you are not him. Something bad is going to happen here, folks. » 12/18/14 7:43am Today 7:43am

A Scientific Defense of Santa's Weight

"Santa's behaviour and public image are at odds with contemporary accepted public health messages," argues a British Medical Journal editorial written by Dr. Scrooge and colleagues. Given Santa's tremendous popularity, particularly among children, the authors of the editorial argue the public should become aware of… » 12/18/14 6:30am Today 6:30am

10 famous characters each drawn in the style of 10 famous cartoonists

10 characters (Asterix, Calvin, Donald Duck, Captain Haddock, Batman, Heimo Vesa, Corto Maltese, Moomintroll, Garfield, and Lucy) each drawn in the style of 10 cartoonists (Uderzo, Watterson, Disney, Hergé, Adams (possibly!), Jarla, Pratt, Jansson, Davis, and Schulz) for a total of 100 perfect renditions! » 12/18/14 1:42am Today 1:42am

The magic of writing on water with a fountain pen

I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water. » 12/18/14 1:34am Today 1:34am

Beautiful short about a lone dog will fill your heart with joy

This is a day in the life of Conga, a dog that loves the snow-covered mountains of Bariloche, Argentina. And when I say love, I really mean love. The energy and happiness of this creature are contagious. I want to do like Santiago Guzman, who followed her like in a real life Adventure Time episode. A joyous film. » 12/17/14 11:09pm Yesterday 11:09pm

Buy a Cow For Christmas, and Other Tips for Doing the Holidays Smarter

This year, stop trying to fend off the holiday beast by throwing money into its gaping maw, and get smart about the way you tackle the season. A few simple solutions can cut down your bill, make your life simpler, and pull you out from under the annual avalanche of wrapping paper and tinsel. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm

Instead of Banning Smartphones from the Dinner Table, Use Them to Bond

OK, smartphones don't quite fit in with our traditional ideas of the holidays, but that doesn't mean they're the enemy of family time. For the next month, families across the country will finish up their enormous dinners, pour themselves some eggnog, and head to the den, where everyone can bask in the warm glow of… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

This Brooklyn Townhouse Blends Modern Design with Historic Architecture

Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy. Case in point: after Colin Winkelman purchased his 1,600-square-foot townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2010, he knew exactly where to look for help decorating the historic space: Lindsay Key, a childhood friend who just so happens to be co-owner of Key +… » 12/17/14 11:59am Yesterday 11:59am

Get 20% Off MeUndies, The Most Comfortable Underwear + Free Shipping

Underwear shopping is an activity that's constantly put off, if it even crosses one's mind. But it's a must if you want to remain a respected part of society. So get 20% off your first order with MeUndies, the direct-to-consumer, comfort-first underwear company, which includes free shipping right to your door. Or send… » 12/15/14 5:26pm Monday 5:26pm

Save 10% on the Perfect Weekend and Gym Duffel Bag + Free Shipping ($90)

Owen & Fred, the men's essentials company, has a single mission of designing high quality everyday products that are manufactured in the USA, and turning them into something more. Their "Work Hard, Play Hard" duffel bag is a customer favorite that Gizmodo readers can get for $90, a savings of 10%, plus free shipping.… » 12/16/14 4:27pm Tuesday 4:27pm

The Best Action Camera For Every Need

If I'm going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That's how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven't looked back. » 12/17/14 10:24am Yesterday 10:24am

The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie's premiere altogether. And the… » 12/17/14 7:38pm Yesterday 7:38pm