Tod Browning's Freaks Did Sideshow Horror Before It Was Cool

Tod Browning's Freaks is an interesting film both on and off the screen. For one, this 80-minute story of a collection of characters in a freakshow raised lots of controversy when it originally premiered in 1932, primarily because its actors were actual circus "freaks." The film was so widely panned and controversial… » 9/14/14 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

This YouTube Mashup Confirms That Music Is Better When Played Together

Musician and YouTuber Kutiman is a mashup master of sorts. However, he doesn't deal with the common music fodder that most Frankenstein-type musicians use. Instead of stitching together popular verses and choruses from mainstream music, Kutiman pulls from an entirely different source—amateur YouTube videos. » 9/14/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

What Are Your Favorite Twitter Bots to Follow?

Earlier in August, it was reported that 8.5 percent of Twitter users, or 23 million accounts, were not actually people but bots, autonomous accounts that post without any human interaction. Twitter refuted this claim saying it was much closer to 5 percent, but that's still a big chunk of users. So now I'm wondering,… » 9/14/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Flooding, Anti-Vaxxers, Museums: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Flooding in Pakistan has stranded hundreds of thousands of people, an anti-vaccination movement trending in L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods is causing a whooping cough epidemic, and one broken air conditioner could destroy Rome's most priceless art. Hope you're comfortable, this week's What's Ruining Our Cities is… » 9/14/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Sold-Out Moto 360 Returns On Tuesday With Brand New Moto X

When Motorola announced the Moto 360, the long-awaited Android Wear watch sold out in hours. Luckily Motorola announced today via a blog post that more will be available this Tuesday in the U.S. along with the new Moto X. However, you'll still need to be quick on the buy button as the company says supplies will still… » 9/14/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

This Website Charts Apple's Interesting Music Tastes Since the 80s

Apple is not the same company it was under Steve Jobs' stewardship. Any company that starts in a small garage in Cupertino and grows into a massive corporation pulling in $180 billion a year, according to Tim Cook's shotgun estimates on Charlie Rose, will change. Over the decades, as new product categories, more… » 9/14/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

How To Make Sure No One's Secretly Stealing Your Home Wi-Fi

Wireless Network Watcher is a free, simple program for Windows XP and above that can take a quick look at the computers and devices connected to your home network. Fire it up and make sure there's no one on your Wi-Fi network who shouldn't be there. If you do find a squatter, a password change on your router should be… » 9/14/14 8:38am Today 8:38am

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What's better than a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with this controller is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, Gizmodo readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping, of course). For $29.99, it's an easy choice. » 9/11/14 5:22pm Thursday 5:22pm

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

I think we can all agree that an 8-bit version of The Avengers would be awesome to play. Want to learn how to build it (or another game idea) yourself? With a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple game idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 9/12/14 3:28pm Friday 3:28pm