How to Take Better Photos Using Your Camera's Mode Dial

Switching your camera out of Auto mode can be daunting, but it’s the only path toward taking control of how your photos look. Of course, it helps to know what things like f-stop and shutter speed do, but just as important are the various modes that appear on almost every camera’s dial. We made this handy video… » 5/29/15 10:40am 7 minutes ago

Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and—yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been… » 5/29/15 10:22am 24 minutes ago

Proof that all movie trailers use the same new damn sound

Before it was that Inception horn. You know the one, that BRAAAAM sound that strategically tingled your spine because you know something action packed yet suspenseful is going to happen. And now there’s a new favorite sound for movie trailers: it sounds a lot like pulling the power on something and hearing the noise… » 5/29/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

How Men and Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from… » 5/29/15 7:30am Today 7:30am

10 supposedly futuristic technologies in movies that look so dated now

Movies—no matter how groundbreaking or vision changing or future defining—are trapped under the limitations of the technology of their time. Which often means that a movie’s imagination of the future is handcuffed with those same limitations. Their vision of the future may be correct but the technology used to execute… » 5/28/15 9:42pm Yesterday 9:42pm

Funny video combines all the major movie studio intro sequences into one

I’m always goofily interested in tracking the changes that happen to movie studio intro sequences just to see the ridiculous flair they add to them now that they have the technology to do so. This video by Art404 pokes fun of all the studios by merging them into one epic sequence, as if all the studios collaborated to… » 5/28/15 9:42pm Yesterday 9:42pm

Hands On With Google Now on Tap: Contextual Awesomeness

One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before. I just got a quick look at it on a Googler’s Nexus 5, and while this was obviously a demo, I’m cautiously optimistic about it. » 5/28/15 8:57pm Yesterday 8:57pm

Video: Sydney Opera House comes alive with projection mapping animation 

The Sydney Opera House is as iconic a building there is in this world so it’s always stunning to see it come alive as a canvas for artists to display their animation on. 20 different animation studios teamed up to transform the Sydney Opera House into a living mural that is just so enjoyable to watch. The colors, the… » 5/28/15 8:32pm Yesterday 8:32pm

Charge Your Devices Fast With Solar Power From StrongVolt And Save 20%

Charging devices when you’re away from accessible wall outlets is always a challenge. Regardless if you’re a beach bum, a regular camper, or you just like hanging out in the park, a StrongVolt Solar Charger will keep your battery running. Save 20% site-wide with promo code gawker20. » 5/26/15 2:28pm Tuesday 2:28pm

Choose From Over 10,000 Udemy Courses For $15 Each, Save Up To 95%

Udemy, a leading marketplace for online learning, is offering nearly every course in their catalog to Gizmodo readers for just $15. We’ve highlighted some great web and app development classes, but their catalog ranges from new languages to architectural design. With promo code SUMMER1515 this Udemy sale will save you… » 5/27/15 3:25pm Wednesday 3:25pm