Bill Gates' New Patent Would Keep Glassholes From Spying on Your Screens

Google's big Glass free-for-all has come and gone, but whether or not anyone actually bought the damn thing, cameras are popping up all over the place, and people are starting to get (perhaps rightfully) paranoid. Fortunately there could be tech in the future to save your screens from prying camera eyes. And Bill Gates … » 4/16/14 3:30pm 14 minutes ago

Relive All of Your Favorite Retro Computer Reboots on One Website

Remember a time when every single software update you made to your computer's OS or applications required a complete reboot of the system? Computers are still far from perfect, but over at The Restart Page you can relive those annoying and constant operating system restarts of yesteryear, and appreciate how far things… » 4/16/14 3:00pm 44 minutes ago

A Google Glass App That Helps the Watchers Watch the Watchmen

If you're committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera's field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof's new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your… » 4/16/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Floating Nuclear Reactors Might Make More Sense Than You'd Think

At a symposium held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers this week, a team of MIT engineers will present an idea that seems to tempt fate: A floating nuclear reactor, anchored out at sea, that would be immune to tsunamis and earthquakes. Is it really that crazy of a plan? » 4/16/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

A Point And Shoot You'll Actually Want, Roku 2, West Wing Complete Set

If you still have a place in your life for a good point and shoot camera, you won't do much better than the Olympus SH-50. Featuring professional-quality 5 axis stabilization and 24x optical zoom, this is going to take way better shots than your smartphone. » 4/16/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Did Construction Workers Just Unearth L.A.'s Original Aqueduct?

It began as little more than a modest trench in the ground, but its name—Zanja Madre, or Mother Ditch—speaks to the importance of this proto-aqueduct to early Los Angeles. Diverting water from the free-flowing Los Angeles River, the Zanja Madre did indeed rear tiny Los Angeles, founded in 1781 as an agricultural colony … » 4/16/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Self-Stacking Building Blocks Are Nothing Short of Magic

Deciding that the lowly building block was due for an upgrade, researchers at MIT have created something amazing. The simple-looking M-Blocks are made from an aluminum frame filled with electronics, an electric motor that can spin up to 20,000 rpm, and a flywheel. And they can perform some amazing feats without any… » 4/16/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Jobs' Death "Best Opportunity to Attack iPhone," Wrote Samsung Exec

The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs' death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve… » 4/16/14 12:37pm Today 12:37pm

How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up

We've blown our chances of fully counteracting the effects of climate change; recently-released reports from the International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provide plenty of evidence. But all hope is not yet lost, we've still got a small chance to keep from irreversibly poisoning our… » 4/16/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Here's How You Might Drive Your Next SUV From A Smartphone

Land Rover went a little bland with the design on their Discovery Vision Concept, but they made a good effort to compensate by cramming in a Starship Enterprise complement of gadgets. And the remote-control driving feature is far and away the coolest one. » 4/16/14 10:59am Today 10:59am

Grab the FreedomPop High Speed WiFi Hotspot, Now Available for $29.99

As the world's smallest 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, the FreedomPop Photon fits in the palm of your hand and simultaneously provides up to 8 of your devices with 12mbps download speeds. Gizmodo readers can grab a feature-rich starter package that includes the Photon and 2GB of data today for a low $29.99. » 1/09/14 12:24am 1/09/14 12:24am

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am

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

Other than once again proving the popularity of avian characters, what Flappy Bird showed is that with a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 3/31/14 2:20pm 3/31/14 2:20pm

The First Ever iOS Bundle – Get Parallels and 11 Other Apps up to 80%…

We've bundled up 12 award-winning iOS apps and discounted each 50% to 80% off. The best part? You only buy the apps you want. Gizmodo readers can get 57% off Readdle's ever popular Calendars 5 & Scanner Pro, and 70% off Parallels Access, which brings your desktop apps (Mac & PC) to your iPad. » 4/08/14 12:42pm 4/08/14 12:42pm

From EVPs to Reiki, A Real Ghost Hunter Shares the Tricks of the Trade

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Like Kevin, the hapless protagonist on Hulu's new ghost-hunting show Deadbeat, Marti Haines sees dead people. And, like Kevin, she has made it her life's work to help them communicate with their loved ones. However, Marti isn't a character on a show — she's a real live medium and ghost hunter, who works and lives in… » 4/16/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm