Mountaineers Lit the Matterhorn to Celebrate 150 Years of Climbing

The Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and its successful ascent in 1865 marked the end of the Golden Age of mountain climbing. This year, a team of daring mountaineers scaled the rocky peak to light it up as a tribute to the men who first conquered its peak. What a view. » 9/20/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Oculus Doesn't Know How To Build a VR Game Controller Yet

Some of the biggest brains behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are on stage right now chatting about the future of VR, and they've got some bittersweet news. They just don't yet see any way to build a proper controller to go with their incredible headset. » 9/20/14 5:59pm Yesterday 5:59pm

I Tried The New Oculus Rift, And It Blew Me Away All Over Again

I've tried practically every version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, from some of the original duct-taped prototypes through to the latest DK2 developer kit and the Samsung Gear VR. Nothing I've seen prepared me for the new Crescent Bay demo. I just tried one of the best games I've never played. I want more. » 9/20/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong

When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun. » 9/20/14 3:49pm Yesterday 3:49pm

This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

No, you still can't buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it's getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company's Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it's a GIANT leap forward. » 9/20/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

The Reality of the iPhone Line Is a Black Market Nightmare

This week, people camped outside Apple stores for days anticipating the iPhone 6. But those line-waiters weren't all frenzied Apple fans high on the joy of a new smartphone: As filmmaker Casey Neistat portrays it, many of the line-sitters were buying the new iPhone to immediately resell it on the black market. » 9/20/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

So This Is How You Move a Neighborhood of Houses Across San Francisco

San Francisco's current tech-led boom has seen slick new housing high-rises pop up all across the grid, but Bay Area urban renewal in the 1970s had a very different look. Photographer Dave Glass is a native of the city's Western Addition, and snapped these images of Victorians being driven around town like massive… » 9/20/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Get 70% Off 3 Years Of Unlimited Network Protection from VPN – $19

Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, Gizmodo readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 9/11/14 5:22pm 9/11/14 5:22pm