Bell Labs Could Send Sign Language Over The Phone - In 1979

Back in the good ‘ole days before the internet and Yo and Meerkat and Snapchat, we had one way to talk to people in faraway lands: the telephone. But a microphone and speaker aren’t much use if you’re hearing impaired. » 4/01/15 1:00am 27 minutes ago

Watching this guy recreate famous logos by hand is utterly relaxing

When I see British designer and calligraphist Seb Lester work I picture myself sitting quietly next to him just watching him do his job. I'm sure calligraphy is a very relaxing thing to do, this video—where he skillfully recreates famous logos by hand—proves that it's also a mesmerizing thing to watch. » 4/01/15 12:49am 38 minutes ago

We Hope These Fun April Fools' Prank Products Become Real One Day

The worst day of the year is once again upon us, but thanks to ThinkGeek it's made slightly more bearable with a new batch of fictional products that the company might one day actually produce and sell. Some of them are a long shot, but that won't stop us from dreaming. » 4/01/15 12:01am Today 12:01am

A behind the scenes look at the insane stunts of Fast and Furious 7

Furious 7 is releasing this weekend which means all of mankind is about to have their eyeballs blasted (and brains removed for two hours) with the most insane special and practical effects that don't involve space or superheroes or space-based superheroes. Here's a quick cut of some behind the scenes footage of … » 3/31/15 11:44pm Yesterday 11:44pm

You'd Never Leave This Folding Bike Helmet Behind

I'm normally a safety first, second and third kinda cyclist. But even with my lifelong fear of cars, I'll sometimes leave the helmet at home if I don't want to lug it around an office all day. Wouldn't it be amazing if I could have the best of both worlds? You probably see where this is going. » 3/31/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. » 3/31/15 10:33pm Yesterday 10:33pm

Sprint Is Officially Saving RadioShack

Back in February, RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, destroying the childhood memories of many a tech blogger, and putting 4,000 brick-and-mortar stores in jeopardy at the same time. But as of today, a plan to co-brand remaining stores with the Sprint logo is officially approved. » 3/31/15 9:47pm Yesterday 9:47pm

Interstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan's space movie

I love watching Honest Trailers' takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they're actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone's post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar. » 3/31/15 8:41pm Yesterday 8:41pm

Now Aerial Photographers Can Get 80 Megapixel Photos From a Drone Camera

Remember that breathtaking 10k-timelapse video we stumbled upon last month? Expect to see more stuff like that in the future, but shot from drones: PhaseOne has announced the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format camera—a high end, lightweight shooter designed specifically for aerial photography.
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Meerkat and Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data

New livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope help people share snippets of their lives—but they also gobble down data. Enough data that you might blow past your data cap. If you’re serious about streaming, you might need a bigger data plan! » 3/31/15 7:42pm Yesterday 7:42pm

RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered. » 3/31/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Amazon Dash Button: The Ultimate Convenience or the End of Civilization?

Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button, a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts? » 3/31/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

The Pentagon Can't Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has spent $66 billion since 2002 rebuilding Afghanistan. But amazingly, it can't account for $45 billion of that money. That's billion with a B. » 3/31/15 6:43pm Yesterday 6:43pm

5 Sad Facts About America's Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some pretty depressing statistics about American’s … » 3/31/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

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There Is Is Nothing Special About The Special Forces' Newest Truck

Or rather, the operators who would use the Navistar SOTV-B would want you to think there’s absolutely nothing special about it. It is the ultimate blank pick up truck for clandestine environments. And if that’s not anonymous enough for you, it can look like any truck your heart desires. » 3/31/15 5:53pm Yesterday 5:53pm

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine Is (Finally) Getting Rescued 

Bertha, the world’s largest tunneling machine, has been stuck under downtown Seattle since it broke in December 2013. Engineers have had to concoct a massive and expensive rescue plan—essentially a whole construction project in itself. And yesterday, the Bertha’s broken cutter head was finally hoisted out of the Earth. » 3/31/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Bring Back SoundCloud's Fantastic Desktop App

With all these rich musicians making a ruckus about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service, I’m getting a little emotional. Not about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service. About the bygone golden era of streaming music’s erstwhile golden boy: SoundCloud. » 3/31/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

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Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record By Entangling 3,000 Atoms

Quantum entanglement is an odd phenomenon that can connect two or more particles over even vast distances. Scientists have now managed to entangle not two, not 100 (the previous record), but 3,000 atoms with a single photon, opening the door to atomic clocks more accurate than ever. » 3/31/15 4:05pm Yesterday 4:05pm

Create Your Website: 65% Off a Year of Hosting + Free Domain Name ($28)

HostGator, one of Lifehacker's favorite hosting companies, is offering one year of their Hatchling Plan for $28 - which includes a free domain name. That saves you more than 65% and comes out to just $2.33/month. » 3/16/15 4:17pm 3/16/15 4:17pm

How to Wake Yourself Up in the Afternoon, Without Caffeine

It happens like some sick narcoleptic clock work: every day around 3 PM, your body yearns for a very inconvenient nap. Don't worry, you aren't the only one dozing off: nearly 40% of U.S. adults fall asleep unintentionally during the day. The answer isn't an IV drip of coffee straight into your bloodstream (in fact,… » 3/31/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Save Space & Money with a Slender TGT Wallet + Free Shipping ($28)

Your wallet is always with you so why not carry one that offers all the functionality of your current bi-fold clunker, but takes up half the space? Grab the Americana TGT Wallet for just $28 and save over 15% while getting innovative simplicity. Use promo code TGTMODO. » 3/26/15 12:03pm Thursday 12:03pm

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? Gizmodo readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of instruction content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/30/15 12:55am Monday 12:55am