Microsoft Surface 3: Slim, Light, and Running Full-On Windows

It took a couple tries, but Microsoft finally had a critical hit with the Surface Pro 3. It was what we wanted the first Surface to be. It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty damn useable. But at $800 (and going up to nearly $2,000), it's also expensive. The Surface 3 is Microsoft's attempt to get in on that… » 3/31/15 9:00am 17 minutes ago

Spectacular photo of a scuba diver swimming under a massive fish tornado

National Geographic's Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico. The picture, shot by Californian photographer Jeff Hester, shows a colorful ocean full of life but that wasn't always the case: » 3/31/15 8:54am 23 minutes ago

Protect Your Data With These Great Deals for World Backup Day

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with great deals on everything you need to keep your data safe. Inside, you'll find routers, range extenders, powerline adapters, hard drives, and NAS boxes from several manufacturers, most of which are marked down to all-time low prices. » 3/31/15 8:15am Today 8:15am

Cattle Yard Aroma Carries Antibiotics and Antibiotic-Resistant DNA

You don't need to see a cattle yard to identify its existence; the smell alone is usually enough. Now, though, you're breathing in not just the aromatic compounds you likely know well—but a selection of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant DNA, too.
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These Pretty Vortices Make This Super Hercules a Magical Aircraft

Feeling dizzy? These amazing vortices were formed by the MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft during its flight to the Kadena Air Base in Japan on March 19th.
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This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep the Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn't have a drummer? That's where this new wearable comes in. It doesn't tell time, it doesn't have notifications, and it can't run… » 3/31/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

Why No Century Will Ever Start on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday

The Gregorian calendar is full of wonderful mathematical quirks, and here's one of them: under its regime, a century will never start on a Sunday. Or a Wednesday or Friday, for that matter. » 3/31/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

The Science of Why Chicken Goes Bad So Quickly

Food-borne bacteria are the primary cause of spoilage and food poisonings. Thriving in moist, low-acid environments where lots of protein is present, pathogens like Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli live with the bird during its life and stay with its meat after slaughter; likewise, other bacteria, such a … » 3/31/15 5:15am Today 5:15am

This ARM-Powered Chip Could Work for Decades on a Single Battery Charge

As everything around us, from phones and fridges to bicycles and trash cans, begins to connect to the Internet, there's an increasing desire for low-power chips. Like this one, which can last for over ten years on a single battery charge. » 3/31/15 4:31am Today 4:31am

Supreme Court Rules Government GPS Trackers Can Break Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court has confirmed in a ruling that if the government places a GPS tracker on someone's person or their belongings, the act counts as a search—something that remains protected by the Fourth Amendment. » 3/31/15 3:40am Today 3:40am

The restored HD video of the Atlas missile explosion is amazing to watch

The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool. » 3/31/15 1:30am Today 1:30am

A Medieval Recipe Could Kill Hospital Superbugs. No, Really. 

Staph infections are one of the most pervasive and annoying bacterial infections faced by hospitals every year. It infects half a million people in the US every year, with symptoms ranging from skin infections to heart problems — and worse, some strains (commonly known as MRSA) have evolved to resist common… » 3/31/15 12:30am Today 12:30am

Dyson Put a Filter In Its Bladeless Fan To Cool and Clean a Room

Following up on its first humidifier that used a UV light to kill germs in its water reservoir, Dyson has just announced an updated version of its Cool fan that now includes a built-in 360-degree glass filter to remove 99.95 percent of airborne invaders in a room. And not just any filter, but a high-efficiency… » 3/31/15 12:01am Today 12:01am

Trailer: Netflix's new food series Chef's Table looks deliciously epic 

Netflix teamed up with David Gelb, the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, to tell the story of six world class chefs and showcase their kitchens and, drool, their food. The trailer plays up the series as something epic (all that music!) but looks like it's going to reveal an interesting story of see the life of… » 3/30/15 11:30pm Yesterday 11:30pm

Expanding Wheels Cover Every Type Of Terrain

The normal tire has been adapted over the course of a century to be pretty damn good at carrying people places. But from time to time they still break, » 3/30/15 11:06pm Yesterday 11:06pm

See how the Dreamworks logo before its movies changed over time

Ethan Jones is back with another interesting visual breakdown of movie logos, this time focusing on DreamWorks. You know that intro sequence, where a fishing line gets dropped into the water from a boy on the moon. Here are all the variations that have popped up in DreamWorks movies since they first started using the… » 3/30/15 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

Buying a Samsung Galaxy S6? You might want to wait: LG just invited us to an event on April 28th, where it'll likely introduce the G4, another new Android flagship. Oh, and did we mention we haven't reviewed the Samsung GS6 yet? Look for that later this week. » 3/30/15 10:16pm Yesterday 10:16pm

Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons Are Being Used To Fix Broken Sewers

The UK has a problem: thanks to bad plumbing and a groaning sewer system, 'grey water' — the stuff that comes out of your dishwashers and washing machines — is ending up in rivers, bringing all sorts of contaminants with it. Hi-tech solutions exist to monitor the problem, but a much cheaper (and more amusing) option… » 3/30/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Chainsaw ice skating looks both fun and insanely dangerous

When I saw this video of Swedish skier Erik Sunnerheim zooming over the ice while carving with a chainsaw two thoughts popped into my mind: At first I though it was super fun and wanted to try it right away but then, all the things that could go wrong started to pile up in my brain taking the shape of a giant nope. » 3/30/15 8:29pm Yesterday 8:29pm

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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

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Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Life is better without the hassle of tangles and wires when listening to your favorite tunes. Right now, Gizmodo readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. » 3/27/15 2:36pm Friday 2:36pm