Case solved: This is the true color of that goddamn white and gold dress

In what may be the biggest case of mass hysteria ever experienced in the history of the internet, everyone in the planet speculated tonight about what's the color of a stupid dress. Some people even claimed it changed color.* Others looked for Photoshop analysis or scientific explanations. None of that matters. Here… » 2/27/15 12:24am 39 minutes ago

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

You can zoom in this 48-megapixel image of the USAF boneyard in Tucson, Arizona—stitched from Bing Maps satellite images—and try to identify all those airplanes. Or you can watch this USAF documentary on how the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country to keep the active fleet flying.* » 2/26/15 10:14pm Yesterday 10:14pm

The Latest Twitter Update Tries To Address Doxxing

Doxxing, and the death threats and swatting that almost invariably follow, is one of the nastiest tools of internet trolls worldwide. Twitter is on the front lines of the online abuse problem, but thus far they've been fighting a fairly pathetic losing battle. The company's latest update hopes to turn that around. » 2/26/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Some people see this dress as white & gold while others see black & blue

I don't know where this image originates from but it's around the Internet right now and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me but is black and blue to so many other people. It's black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop's eyedropper tool says it's black and blue. But I only… » 2/26/15 8:26pm Yesterday 8:26pm

What Was Your Favorite (Non-Llama) Collective Internet Freakout? 

Today the entire internet was riveted by a live llama chase in Arizona. All work ground to a halt while the world watched the furry creatures' daring escape. This is hardly the first time the internet has had a collective breakdown. What's the weirdest clusterfuck that got everyone talking? We need your help to… » 2/26/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Self-Sealing Water Balloons You Never Need To Tie

A water balloon fight is no fun when kids have to keep running back to their parents to tie the balloons for them. Using tiny elastics the Bunch O Balloons came up with a slightly better way to automatically tie 37 water balloons at once, but these Zorbz appear to have the best solution yet, automatically sealing… » 2/26/15 5:59pm Yesterday 5:59pm

The Golden Age of Jailbreaking Is Over

Your smartphone may be as powerful as a computer, but it's also hobbled. You can only install apps on it from the walled garden of the official app store. Your options are limited to the small, vetted collection of "approved" apps as opposed to the unlimited options available for PCs. That's where jailbreaking comes… » 2/26/15 5:33pm Yesterday 5:33pm

Our Chemicals Are Falling On Remote Parts of Antarctica In Snow

You probably haven't heard of "cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes," but you've almost certainly rubbed them into your skin. They're widely used in lotions and cosmetics to create that smooth, satisfying feel. And now scientists are finding—to their surprise—these chemicals in remote parts of Antarctica. » 2/26/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Why Cotton Kills, A Technical Explanation

"He was wearing all cotton, which is the worst fabric for cold, wet weather. The weather just got the best of him," reads an official statement by Alaska State Troopers about the death of a hiker there in 2005. This is how and why cotton can kill you.
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Some Very Patient Genius Soldered a Digital Clock From 1,916 Components

You would need a microscope to be able to see all of the miniature components etched onto the single tiny microchip powering the clock in a digital watch. But you can see them all with the naked eye on artist Gislain Benoit's The Clock, which is made from 1,916 hand-soldered components that end up weighing a hefty 14… » 2/26/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

This Umbrella's Built-in Bluetooth Reminds You Not To Forget It

There's a never-ending debate when it comes to buying umbrellas: Do you spend a lot of money on an expensive one you'll probably end up losing, or do you buy a cheap model that will most certainly break in a light breeze? Davek wants you to go the former route, and is now upgrading its umbrellas with Bluetooth in the… » 2/26/15 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

​LG is Building a Smartwatch With An Enormous Battery 

I have a hard time caring about smartwatches. They sound neat, but most of them have tiny batteries that can barely last a couple days. Why can't someone make a watch that both looks swanky and has a decent sized battery? Well, LG just did: it's called the Watch Urbane LTE. » 2/26/15 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

What's the Best Monitor Mount?

We touched on monitor positioning on our Office Gear Guide, and one of the best ways to elevate your monitor to the right height, utilize multiple monitors, and save space on your desk is with a monitor mount, but which one? Mount up and nominate your favorite in the comments. » 2/26/15 3:16pm Yesterday 3:16pm

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Hello fellow app enthusiasts. This week was a good one for smartphone app stores across the board. An automation juggernaut makes putting your digital life on autopilot even easier. Sending short video messages is now as easy as texting. Sending email is as easy as texting. Sending texts is as easy as texting! Just… » 2/26/15 3:03pm Yesterday 3:03pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

All too often, low battery life hampers the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:04pm Wednesday 4:04pm

Add Bluetooth to Old Speakers, New Cases for Your Gadgets, More Deals

If you own a set of speakers that don't have Bluetooth, this tiny adapter will add wireless streaming with nothing but the included AUX cable. [Aukey Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver Adapter, $13 with code 5SRPBKTD] » 2/26/15 9:15am Today 9:15am

What The Fuck Is Wrong With Your Eyes? A Dress Explainer

At some point this evening your flatmate or loved one probably ran headfirst into the room, iPad in tow, screaming about how YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHAT COLOR THIS DRESS IS, and then subsequently disowning you when you said blue/black. What the fuck is going on? Here's an educated guess. » 2/26/15 10:40pm Yesterday 10:40pm