That Time Siskel and Ebert Reviewed The Greatest Film Ever Made

It might be hard to believe now, but when it first came out in 1989, some people didn't really like Back to the Future: Part II. Recognized today as perhaps the greatest film ever made for the silver screen, critics like Gene Siskel called it "very gadget-filled and really noisy in an unpleasant way." Hard to believe… » 9/18/14 4:00pm 12 minutes ago

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

The growing bedbug issue on New York's subways sounds pretty awful, but you know what's worse? All the parasites and invisible germs you don't see while taking public transit. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you've got protection. Say, gallons of hand sanitizer, or… » 9/18/14 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in California (and many other western states and provinces) are a thing of the past, it's looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here's how to find the right one for you. » 9/18/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller would take a chunk of the votes, but the result would be… » 9/18/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

The Navy's New Triton Drone Just Flew Clear Across America

Less than half a year after being greenlit, the US Navy's newest broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) platform, the MQ-4C Triton, has just passed a major developmental milestone—as well as the whole of the contiguous United States. » 9/18/14 2:42pm Today 2:42pm

The Chemistry Behind the Different Colors of Autumn Leaves

At some point when you were a wee child, your parents or teachers probably gave you a simple—but incomplete—explanation of why leaves change color in the fall: green chlorophyll fades to reveal the yellows and oranges that have been there all along. That's true, but that's not the whole chemical story. » 9/18/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

HTC One M8 for Windows Review: It's No Lumia, But That's Just Fine

Until recently, buying a Windows Phone probably meant buying a Nokia phone. But it doesn't need to be that way. HTC has just turned its flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One (M8), into the best all-purpose Windows Phone you can buy. » 9/18/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm

You Can Buy a OnePlus One Starting Next Month

The OnePlus One is a fantastic phone for a fantastic price. It's borderline unbelievable. It's also damn near impossible to get your hands on. Up until now, you've needed an invite to buy a OnePlus One but that's about to end. Starting in October, you'll be able to straight-up buy one, if you're fast. » 9/18/14 1:57pm Today 1:57pm

You Can Finally Personalize a Marvel Action Figure With Your Own Face

Convinced you're handsomer than Tony Stark? Or look better in blue than Captain America? Marvel (Disney), Hasbro, and a 3D printing company called 3DPlusMe have joined forces to give comic book fans a brief opportunity to turn themselves into an action figure—as long as their favorite characters are either Iron Man or… » 9/18/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Forced Labor

The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason: Uncovering "modern-day slavery" by the factories that make… » 9/18/14 12:27pm Today 12:27pm

NYPD Is Begging for Twitter Followers By Passing Out Fliers Underground

Following in the grand tradition of that woman who always asks you for money and that guy with the pamphlets about how the Apocalypse cometh, the NYPD is begging for new followers for its L-train-specific Twitter account the only way it knows how: By shoving fliers in the faces of passersby on their way to work. » 9/18/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

Time to Face Facts: You're Caring for Your Clothes All Wrong

I'm sorry to spring this on you here, in front of everyone, but this is a laundry intervention. Your weak laundry game is hurting us all, but really, the biggest casualty is you. You have your life together in so many other ways — don't you want people to look at you and see you, not just a bunch of weird wrinkles,… » 9/18/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

​How to Dine Out like a Respectable Person

In the five years that The Infatuation has been in existence, we've written over 800 restaurant reviews. So it goes without saying that we know our way around a two-top. We often get asked how to ensure that eating out is a good experience. And here's the thing most people don't realize – the key to a good restaurant… » 9/18/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Get 27% off the Quick Powering LithiumCard Backup Battery

Seeing as phones are getting to a pocket-busting size nowadays, other tech needs to shrink down. The LithiumCard does that for batteries — it's way thinner and smaller than your overgrown handset. Plus, it's a super fast charger – 1% of your device per minute. The best part? For Gizmodo readers, it's 27% off. » 9/15/14 12:01pm Monday 12:01pm

Get 42% Off The GoSafe 110 Dashcam – One Of Amazon's Top Dashcams

You know dashcams? They capture those brilliantly hilarious behind-the-windshield videos. But their main role is to record video evidence of any fool who drives into your car. The GoSafe 110 is a 5 star amazon product – it captures a 126º view in HD, and Gizmodo readers exclusively can grab one for over 40%. » 9/15/14 12:06pm Monday 12:06pm