Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognize Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan's upcoming SciFi epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it. » 10/21/14 2:18pm 23 minutes ago

Don't Get Too Excited About That New "Hoverboard" Just Yet

People are understandably really excited about the latest hoverboard currently being crowdfunded at Kickstarter. It's called the Hendo and it's being developed by Greg and Jill Henderson for their company Arx Pax. Is it real? Yes. Has our Back to the Future hoverboard finally arrived? Sadly, no. » 10/21/14 1:19pm Today 1:19pm

Travel Like a Pro With This Discounted Gear, and More Deals

Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36] » 10/21/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The New 3DS Is the Portable Nintendo Should've Released Years Ago

I'm not saying the original 3DS is bad. I'm not saying that at all. What I'm saying is that the New Nintendo 3DS seems so good. It would've been nice to have this from the get go. » 10/21/14 12:19pm Today 12:19pm

Google Play Music Gets a New Look and Songza's Suggestion Superpowers

Today, Google Play Music gets smarter about the suggestions it offers, by taking into account the time of day, day of the week, and device you're using. So when you're dragging at the end of the work day, you get just the jams you need to get through it. » 10/21/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

This Electronic Stonehenge Once Divined the Secrets of Soviet Radio

In the early days of electronic espionage, the US intelligence community didn't have the benefit of all-seeing spy satellites—it had to intercept and interpret high-frequency radio waves transmitted by the Soviet Union. To do so, the Americans relied on a network of mysterious structures whose real purpose was kept… » 10/21/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

How to Try Out Apple's New Photo Storage Service Now

There's no end to the list of services wanting to store your photos—Flickr, Google+, Dropbox, Facebook—and Apple knows it needs to up its game. Enter iCloud Photo Library, available in beta form now on any device running iOS 8.1. It won't be available on the desktop until the OS X Photos app upgrade arrives early next… » 10/21/14 11:21am Today 11:21am

A "Smartwatch" For Kindergarteners Is the Only Smartwatch You Need

Smartwatches: So much futuristicness promised, so little delivered. They're clunky. They're frustrating. They're just not quite there yet. But what if there was a smartwatch out there that was just plain fun to use? There is—it just happens to be built for four-to-nine-year-olds. » 10/21/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

The Slingshot Madman Proves the Nokia 3310 Is Nearly Indestructible

Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with cellphones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of… » 10/21/14 10:54am Today 10:54am

You Can Now Protect Your Google Accounts With a Physical Key

Two-step authentication is super important. It's also super annoying. To try and ease the pain—and make logins even more secure—Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone. » 10/21/14 10:44am Today 10:44am

Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills


Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, researchers at the University of Michigan have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals in the lab that have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar… » 10/21/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Black Friday Lego giveaway leaked by shipping error

LUGPol user len got a special surprise in his Lego shipment when the 2nd of the Holiday Lego sets accidentally showed up as the free giveaway in his order. The Creator Ice Skating (40107) set was not supposed to be available until Black Friday, but thanks to the screw-up, you can see the box image after the jump. » 10/21/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, Karma Go prices will increase this Thursday, October 23rd to $149. Karma Go is the followup to… » 9/23/14 1:09pm 9/23/14 1:09pm

Learn a Thing or Two from a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist

Photojournalist Jay Dickman grew up hooked on LIFE magazine and National Geographic. Now, he's a Pulitzer Prize winner who's documented everything from the war in El Salvador to a "Stone Age" village in Papua New Guinea. He has also penned five books on his craft and founded FirstLight, a workshop series for aspiring… » 10/21/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. Gizmodo readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/13/14 5:06pm 10/13/14 5:06pm