The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair images show all the amazing upcoming Lego

The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany goes into full swing tomorrow, but images have already started rolling in from those in attendance. There are tons of pictures being beamed out via twitter and various websites and I will try to consolidate them into this extremely picture heavy post. » 1/28/15 10:00am 18 minutes ago

Tinkering With a Raspberry Pi Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

The humble Raspberry Pi has been inspiring clever hacks for years, but it's never too late to pick one up to play around with yourself, especially at these prices. » 1/28/15 9:45am 33 minutes ago

Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts

In recent years, taking a simpler approach to science and engineering has paid off handsomely in certain fields. It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all, what could be a simpler way to build an automaton than with… » 1/28/15 9:25am 53 minutes ago

How the Pencil Sharpener Was Invented

For years, the knife was the most commonly used tool to sharpen the wooden writing instrument known as a pencil (which historians believe was invented in the 15th or 16th century). But whittling the wood away to eventually produce a point was a time-consuming, tedious, and inexact process. As pencils became more… » 1/28/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

Super close up images of common objects are beautifully alien

If you look at anything closely, you'll begin to see things you never saw before. That's why it's super fun to look at really common objects up close because it reveals a whole 'nother side, the world is both beautifully detailed and disgusting from up close. Pyanek did that in the series Amazing Worlds Within Our… » 1/28/15 12:45am Today 12:45am

Watch the First Two Installments of Haphead, a VR Gamer Dystopia


For the first time ever, io9 has teamed up with indie filmmakers to bring you a science fiction web series. Created by Jim Munroe (Ghosts with Shit Jobs, Infest Wisely), Haphead is the tale of a gamer who is willing to do anything to get her hands on a new "haptic" VR system for games. » 1/27/15 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

6 great photography tips from one of the world's best photojournalists

Steve McCurry took some of the most iconic images of our time. He spent his whole life traveling the World, meeting people, and telling compelling stories with his stunning pictures. In these series of videos he shares some of the lessons he learnt on that exciting journey. » 1/27/15 10:37pm Yesterday 10:37pm

​Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. » 1/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Watch a drone shoot fireworks at people from the drone's point of view

Some guys essentially weaponized a drone by strapping Roman Candles onto the flying machine and making it fly around and shoot fireworks at people (themselves). The video made by PIEROGRAM is totally crude but is also a preview of how the world will end. Death by laser shooting drones and human stupidity. » 1/27/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. » 1/27/15 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that… » 1/27/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

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DreamHost is offering Gizmodo readers a year of web hosting and a domain name for just $2.95 a month, 67% off the regular price. Build the site you've always dreamed of from the ground up and get all the key features you need to keep it running efficiently, all for only $35 annually. Use promo code gizmodo295. » 1/26/15 4:10pm Monday 4:10pm

Here's Why Terry Bradshaw Is One Of Many Reasons To PreGiorno [WATCH]

We're getting closer — you now have less than a week to prepare for the football's biggest day of the year. You've got your flat screen mounted and your living room furniture arranged for optimal placement of butts, you've got that grocery list mapped out. You're ready, and you know you're ready because you're going… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm

Get This Post-CES Special – 30% Off Revogi's Bluetooth Smartbulb 

Want to set the mood right from your phone? With smartbulbs, you can control colors, brightness, or even set times to power on/off. Many smartbulbs cost upwards of $80 or $100, but Gizmodo readers can get 30% off Revogi's bluetooth-controlled Smartbulb, so it's just $34.99 + Free Shipping. » 1/27/15 5:11pm Yesterday 5:11pm