Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favorite Websites

The internet is a fire hydrant of content. Keeping track of the pages you enjoy is a pain. A team of UK design students has a conceptual solution: Amoeba, an electronic monocle that files away the pages you find most interesting, as measured by your biofeedback response. It's the emotion-tracking Google Glass you… » 4/19/14 7:00pm 2 minutes ago

LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there's a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome, the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry detergents use to make white clothes look whiter. The future is bright, … » 4/19/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's nothing but pure, unadulterated, capital-A Awesome. » 4/19/14 4:28pm Today 4:28pm

U.S. Gov't Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of Heartbleed

Heartbleed, the gaping flaw that left the internet's security gate wide open for more than two years, is causing headaches for yet another site: the beleagured Healthcare.gov. The government says the site has not been compromised, but officials have reset all user passwords "out of an abundance of caution." Heartbleed's… » 4/19/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Internet of Things Will Make Millions Selling Your Personal Data


Tech companies that make connected devices like FitBits and Nest thermostats are in an plum position. They rake in revenue every time someone buys their product, leaving the freeloaders to Facebook and Twitter. But the real prize isn't the cost of the device, it's your personal data. » 4/19/14 2:24pm Today 2:24pm

Windows Phone, Haunted Houses, Muppets, and More

Well it was another busy week here at Gizmodo. On top of Utopia Week, our week-long look at past, present, and future visions of a perfect society, we brought you reviews of new phones, cameras, and smartwatches, a hard look at beginning a life without Facebook, and a behind-the-scenes look at Jim Henson's phenomenal… » 4/19/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

You've got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you'll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it's just too late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing the chance that your future employment won't be sidetracked … » 4/19/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. » 4/19/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught on Russian Dashcam

Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian? » 4/19/14 9:59am Today 9:59am

Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen. » 4/19/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Men climb real life version of Game of Thrones' northern Wall

It's not the 700-foot-tall Wall of Game of Thrones, but this looks like the scene of the wildlings climbing the Wall in George R.R. Martin's series. It's 40-year-old Tim Emmett and 38-year-old Dawn Glanc climbing the 250-metre thick Sólheimajökull glacier, in Iceland, at sub-zero temperatures. Because risking your life… » 4/19/14 5:48am Today 5:48am

Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin it, … » 4/19/14 1:35am Today 1:35am

Biker offers getaway to handbag thief, takes him to police station

This hilarious thing happened in China: A 29-year-old biker saw a guy stealing a woman's handbag on the street and quickly went to him to offer a getaway. The thief jumped on the bike but took him to a police station, where the thief tried to escape. I can imagine the guy's "ffffuuuuu" face as he entered the station… » 4/19/14 12:33am Today 12:33am

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Whether you want to become a pro developer, or create your own kick-ass portfolio, it can be pretty hard to get started with coding. So to help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Java, PHP, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price » 3/03/14 4:25pm 3/03/14 4:25pm