The Plan to Keep People From Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge

More people have committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge than on any other structure in the world—someone jumps from the bridge to their death about every two weeks. But those figures could be dramatically reduced if a proposed suicide-prevention barrier is installed later this year, as advocates hope. » 4/17/14 3:20pm 7 minutes ago

Google Clone Makes It Easy to Search for Drugs and Guns on the Dark Web

It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks just like Google. It's called Grams, and it works remarkably well. » 4/17/14 3:14pm 13 minutes ago

The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's "Hidden Kingdom"

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming. » 4/17/14 3:00pm 27 minutes ago

What We Know About the First Earth-Sized Planet In a Habitable Zone

When you're looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we've ever found. » 4/17/14 2:40pm 46 minutes ago

This Rugged Outdoor Calculator Can Survive Everything But Obsolescence

You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for… » 4/17/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Americans Are Surprisingly Optimistic About the Future of Technology

Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like bioengineering, wearable tech, drones, and robots—Americans are a bit… » 4/17/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Retina iPad Minis, Photoshop and Premiere, $25 Off Nest Thermostat

The Retina iPad Mini is a fantastic, if somewhat expensive, tablet, but today you can get refurbished models from Apple at great discounts. This is the first time Apple has offered the new Mini through their refurb store, and all Apple refurbs get a hand inspection, new battery, and the same 1 year warranty as their… » 4/17/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Your Touchscreen Usage Is So Unique It Can Be Used as a Password

It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, the way you interact with a touchscreen is so unique that researchers at Georgia Tech have successfully created software that can lock down your tablet if someone else… » 4/17/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Facebook Adds "Nearby Friends" to Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook's newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you're close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that's the kind of thing you want to share with your friends. » 4/17/14 1:06pm Today 1:06pm

The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Scientists discover unique sex-reversed species with female penis

Scientists have discovered a new species in which the female is the individual who has the penis and the male has a vagina-like opening. According to Kazunori Yoshizawa—from Hokkaido University in Japan—these cave insects are the only documented beings in the planet with this surprising feature. » 4/17/14 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Peeps: Fiery Death Has Never Been So Adorable

For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far, it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown. » 4/17/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Scientists Are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumors From Scratch

We've seen 3D-printed cells, organs, and even body parts over the last few years. But in Philadelphia, a team of scientists is printing cancerous tumors—modeling the very things that are threatening to kill patients in order to understand how to quell them. » 4/17/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Why Aereo Matters

On April 22nd, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet. How it's decided could define the future of television, and how we watch it. » 4/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Sonos Is About to Get Even Easier By Ditching the Bridge

Sonos' multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it's always had one annoying little drawback: You've got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it's overhauled its tech so that you don't need to be plugged in anymore. » 4/17/14 11:52am Today 11:52am

Northrop's Flying Ram Would Have Sliced Enemy Planes in Midair

War drives technological innovation like little else. No proposal is too ambitious, impractical, or downright foolhardy for consideration if it provides a strategic advantage. This school of thinking has led to atomic bombs, autonomous vehicles, and, in 1945, a short-lived fighter prototype that could cut through enemy … » 4/17/14 11:42am Today 11:42am

Intel's Awesome NUC PC Starter Kits Are On Sale Today

If you're looking for a super-compact PC with an abundance of power, but don't want to build it all from scratch, Intel's Next Unit of Computing boxes might be just what you're looking for. Today on Amazon, the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 models are marked down to some of their lowest prices ever. » 4/17/14 11:18am Today 11:18am

Breeze: Finally, a RunKeeper For Those Who'd Rather Walk

We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs. But how's an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper's brand-new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a sprint. » 4/17/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Grab the FreedomPop High Speed WiFi Hotspot, Now Available for $29.99

As the world's smallest 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, the FreedomPop Photon fits in the palm of your hand and simultaneously provides up to 8 of your devices with 12mbps download speeds. Gizmodo readers can grab a feature-rich starter package that includes the Photon and 2GB of data today for a low $29.99. » 1/09/14 12:24am 1/09/14 12:24am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

Other than once again proving the popularity of avian characters, what Flappy Bird showed is that with a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 3/31/14 2:20pm 3/31/14 2:20pm

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? … » 4/08/14 8:59am 4/08/14 8:59am

Five No-Big-Deal Ways to Make Your Office Greener

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"Going green" — we all know it's a good thing, especially in the workplace, but, ugh, it sounds hard. Does going green mean you have to drive to work in a car small enough to fit in a college dorm room? Maybe it means you'll now be powering your laptop via stationary bike (sweaty keyboard, no thanks)? Good news: it's… » 4/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm