Kraft Foods Gave Away a Real Spaceship Simulator in 1959

If you were an American kid in the 1950s and 60s you were bombarded with an amazing promise: one day, when you're all grown up, you'll be able to vacation on the moon. But until then you'll have to settle for space-adventure TV shows and comic books. Unless, of course, you win this real live space simulator from 1959. » 10/23/14 3:29pm A minute ago

5 Books For Expanding Your Photography Knowledge

There are many ways to learn about photography, not least of which are the vast depths of the internet, replete with tutorials and how-to videos. But getting past mere technical proficiency and learning valuable lessons about the art form isn't as easy as a Google search. Luckily, there are those old things called… » 10/23/14 2:56pm 34 minutes ago

No Love for Lovelace: A Closer Read of Walter Isaacson's Innovators

I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to Isaacson, Lovelace is finally receiving at least a few bytes of the attention she deserves for having written the first… » 10/23/14 2:48pm 42 minutes ago

The Best Rechargeable Batteries

Unsurprisingly, Eneloops dominated the best rechargeable battery voting, taking almost 80% of the vote as of this writing. The Eneloop line has an incredible reputation, and garnered huge numbers of positive anecdotes from our readers. In addition to the winning AAs, Eneloop offers AAAs, chargers, and C and D spacers. » 10/23/14 2:45pm 45 minutes ago

Hunting Alaska's Most Elusive Big Game

Hunting is a challenge at the best of times. But, factor in America's most remote mountain range combined with this continent's most elusive big game species — the dall sheep — and you have a recipe for the most difficult 10 days of your life. Or, the most rewarding. » 10/23/14 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Vertical Tsunami Shelters Will Help People Get to Higher Ground, Fast

The threat of a tsunami is a very real thing for much of the Pacific coastline, yet many cities in the U.S. haven't taken specific infrastructural measures to ensure their residents are safe when they happen. A new building in Washington will have the first purpose-built tsunami shelter in the country, offering… » 10/23/14 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

Upgrade Your Exercise Gear, Make Better Smoothies, and More Deals

Sporting a EarFin holding systems, water resistance, and solid sound, these Sennheiser earbuds are great for exercise. They've also never been cheaper on Amazon. [Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones, $30] » 10/23/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Why Sweden Commissioned Its Own Typeface

The idea of branding a place is a fairly new one, and the notion of place-based typefaces is even newer, with national and local governments from Qatar to Chattanooga commissioning their own fonts. The latest country to set its on typeface is Sweden—but it's also questioning whether a national font is a bit too… » 10/23/14 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Android Wear's First Big Update Is Rolling Out

The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your… » 10/23/14 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Inbox First Impressions: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see… » 10/23/14 12:07pm Today 12:07pm

What Automated Appliance Would Make Your Life a Trillion Times Easier?

Our objects are talking to us and no, we aren't hallucinating. Home automation is turning our homes and lives into a sequel to Beauty and the Beast — but instead of being punished by an ancient spell, people are benefiting from the ability to communicate with our appliances. No more spending the workday freaking out… » 10/23/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Learn Any Coding Language With These Bundles (Exclusive Discounts)

Like to know how to code? Silly question. Whether you want to learn how to build web apps with Ruby, iOS 8 apps with swift, or learn how to code& build games, these e-learning deals have you covered, with discounts of up to 97%. Plus, only Gizmodo readers can grab an extra 10% off with the coupon "gizcode". » 10/19/14 5:35am Sunday 5:35am