These Minimalist Lamps Are Made With Century-Old Tiffany Technology

Tiffany lamps are probably the most admired products of the Art Nouveau movement, and it’s easy to see why. These utterly luxurious hand-made objects, mostly table lamps or desk lamps, somehow managed to remain as desirable as they were more than hundred years ago. But the same techniques that Tiffany used are… » 4/01/15 7:04pm 24 minutes ago

Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U! This includes classics like Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS, both of which are releasing tonight on the eShop. » 4/01/15 6:42pm 45 minutes ago

The Guerrilla Movement To Deploy Sensors All Over Your City

“You want to see our sensor?” Pierre Forcioli-Conti gestures at a high window that leads to the roof. “You’ll have to climb over Matt’s desk and go out the window.” No problem. I wriggle through the window and climb out on top of the the refurbished 1940s movie theater on Mission Street in San Francisco. It doubles… » 4/01/15 6:30pm 58 minutes ago

Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable? No more—HBO will be available on the Sling TV service by April 12th. It’ll set you back the same $15 a month, but you’ll need Sling TV’s core $20 TV package to qualify. It’s better than nothing! [Sling TV] » 4/01/15 6:29pm 59 minutes ago

Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely… » 4/01/15 6:09pm Today 6:09pm

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​You Don't Know Turkey About Wild Turkeys

Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Forgive me a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild. » 4/01/15 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm Today 4:57pm

That Monster Book of Monsters Replica Comes With a Real Textbook

Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that its Harry Potter Monsters Book of Monsters replica will be available sometime this summer for $295. That seems expensive, but the furry, tentacled tome also includes an accompanying book full of actual drawings, sketches, and info on all the creatures in the Harry Potter… » 4/01/15 4:39pm Today 4:39pm

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin


When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin. » 4/01/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

The Gorgeous White Hell Where They Test Your Winter Tires

Spanning over more than 1,700 acres, the Ivalo Testing Center, or as they call it, “White Hell,” is the place where Finland’s snow tire maker, Nokian Tyres, tests their winter tires in extreme conditions, using over 20 different snowy or icy test tracks, including the world largest indoor ice rink. » 4/01/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Finally! California Just Issued Mandatory State Water Restrictions

This Exoskeleton Boot Saves Energy In An Ingenious Way

After millions of years of evolution, your feet are still not perfectly energy efficient. Enter exoskeletons. Researchers have created a new boot that, unlike other exoskeletons, makes walking more efficient without an extra battery or power source. » 4/01/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

The Forever War Is Always Already Here: Introducing Phase Zero

Five Best Umbrellas

We shook out your nominations and found five clear frontrunners for best umbrella (actually only one of them is clear). Which umbrella ella ella is your best bet? It's time to vote. » 4/01/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: Not The Next Big Thing, Just a Fantastic Phone

Remember the good old Samsung Galaxy S III? It was a fantastic little trooper, but we’ve come a long way since plastic phones were king. iPhones and Nexii and Motorolas and HTCs have been pushing the limits of style and substance, and now the Galaxy S6 is finally, finally catching up with them. It’s stylish, it’s… » 4/01/15 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Quirk That Doesn't Really Work

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is a fantastic smartphone. But maybe you find it boring. Maybe it’s disappointing that the new Android standard-bearer looks so much like an Apple product. If that’s the case, perhaps the Galaxy S6 Edge is more your speed. » 4/01/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Forgotten Offices That Shaped Apple, Facebook, and Google

Online, Apple, Facebook, and Google are competing to control the future of technology. Offline, they are competing to build the future of corporate architecture—small cities nestled in the Silicon Valley suburbs that are designed by some of the most famous architects alive today. It’s a space race. Literally.
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How to Choose the Best Firmware to Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even do advanced tricks like install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s… » 4/01/15 2:22pm Today 2:22pm

Blood Transfusions Are One of the Most Overused Procedures in Medicine

Blood transfusions have saved countless lives. But blood transfusions can be risky. Emily Anthes writing in Nature gathers the evidence that the procedure is one of the most overused treatments out there, an expensive, but more importantly, potentially dangerous, problem. » 4/01/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 3/31/15 3:55pm Yesterday 3:55pm

Create Your Website: 65% Off a Year of Hosting + Free Domain Name ($28)

HostGator, one of Lifehacker's favorite hosting companies, is offering one year of their Hatchling Plan for $28 - which includes a free domain name. That saves you more than 65% and comes out to just $2.33/month. » 3/16/15 4:17pm 3/16/15 4:17pm

Save Space & Money with a Slender TGT Wallet + Free Shipping ($28)

Your wallet is always with you so why not carry one that offers all the functionality of your current bi-fold clunker, but takes up half the space? Grab the Americana TGT Wallet for just $28 and save over 15% while getting innovative simplicity. Use promo code TGTMODO. » 3/26/15 12:03pm 3/26/15 12:03pm

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? Gizmodo readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of instruction content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/30/15 12:55am Monday 12:55am