Censoring the Web Isn't the Solution to Terrorism—It's the Problem

In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don't spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is… » 11/26/14 5:15am Today 5:15am

Watch two hours of deleted scenes from the original Star Wars Trilogy

If you're looking for two hours of deleted scenes and alternate footage from the original Star Wars Trilogy and hoping that they'd be masterfully edited together documentary-style, well, here you go. Garrett Gilchrist put together all this Star Wars footage you probably never seen before in Star Wars: Deleted Magic. » 11/25/14 11:29pm Yesterday 11:29pm

Chef Sean Brock shows how to make the perfect cheeseburger

Sean Brock is one of the hosts of the highly recommended PBS's TV show The Mind of a Chef and the executive chef at Husk, in Charleston, South Carolina. His cheeseburgers are legendary. He uses a suculent ground meat and bacon double patty and, of course, american cheese. This is how he makes them: » 11/25/14 10:37pm Yesterday 10:37pm

8-bit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks like a game I played as a kid

I didn't watch that new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie with Megan Fox because I was pretty sure it was going to suck. Anytime adult me makes an informed decision like that, I imagine childhood version of me shaking his head in disappointment and howling in sadness. Growing up is lame. » 11/25/14 10:05pm Yesterday 10:05pm

Video: Turning a nail into a tiny sword looks like a lot of silly fun

You could hammer a nail into a wall or something but why not hammer a nail and turn it into a tiny sword? That's right. It's a completely silly exercise that could also be a half-commentary on creating useless objects but it also looks like a lot of fun to actually do too. Plus, it makes for a nice drink stirrer. » 11/25/14 8:32pm Yesterday 8:32pm

How A Fake Video Game Screenshot Is Made

Consumers are smarter today than they used to be, but that hasn't stopped video game publishers from releasing what have become known as "bullshots", doctored images that are meant to show what a video game looks like, but end up being so modified and fancified they're often nothing of the sort. » 11/25/14 8:32pm Yesterday 8:32pm

How to (easily) become a Lego VIP and get some free cool stuff

Last Saturday I went to an official Lego store one hour before the doors opened to the public. I got a lot of free cool stuff. I got to roam the store in peace to check out special holiday offers before anyone else in the planet. How? I'm just a normal Lego fan—with a Lego VIP card. And you can become one too. It's… » 11/25/14 7:49pm Yesterday 7:49pm

This Is The Army's New Pocket Drone

The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, known also as CP-ISR, is a new nano-drone concept dreamed up by the folks at the Army's Natick Soldier Research Center. Where as most unmanned aircraft look to provide info as to what is going on over the next hill, or far over horizon, CP-ISR is… » 11/25/14 7:37pm Yesterday 7:37pm

Shake Up Your Hosting Duties and Floor Your Guests This Thanksgiving

While holiday parties are often a pleasant (and delicious) way to get together with your family and friends, they also mean more time spent cleaning up. Between Aunt Lisa traversing your brand new hardwood in her dirt-encrusted boots and your adorable, annoying nephew tracking tinsel all over the carpet, a four-hour… » 11/21/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Gizmodo Exclusive: Get 25% off Grain Audio's High End BT Speaker

For a short time, Gizmodo readers can get one of the most unique, high-end bluetooth speakers on the market – Grain Audio's PWS – for 25% off plus free shipping with the StackSocial code "graingiz10". This deal is limited, so if you want one for the holidays, grab it quick! » 11/24/14 4:30pm Monday 4:30pm