Making candy canes by hand is such a fascinating process

One of my favorite things: seeing the process of how things are made from things I've never ever wondered how they get made. Take for instance this awesome hand made candy cane. It starts as dark and yellow sugar goop that looks unrecognizable as the all familiar candy cane and through creative work, becomes a candy… » 12/19/14 12:25am Today 12:25am

Watch the visual effects reel of Transformers 4

Skip the terrible movie that was Transformers 4 and let's just enjoy the awesomeness of this visual effects reel from ILM for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It has all the coolest parts of the movie anyway, which is all the parts with any Transformers transforming and any Transformers causing explosions. » 12/18/14 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

Watching this machine punching through metal = Total satisfaction

Behold the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020! I don't know if the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 is the best. I don't know how much the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 costs. Hell, I don't know anything about the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020. Except watching it in action is a surprising source of inner satisfaction. Also, trumpf should be a verb. » 12/18/14 11:07pm Yesterday 11:07pm

Remixing the Serial Theme with Notorious B.I.G. Is Surprisingly Perfect

Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don't tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go—just… » 12/18/14 10:28pm Yesterday 10:28pm

Video: A funny and simple way to debunk stupid conspiracy theories

People who toss around dumb conspiracy theories and rabble rouse with large gaps in their brain are impossible to be sane and sensible with. Conspiracy theories are silly and fun to joke around with but to take them serious is just insane. But insane people exist! Here's how to debunk a lot of conspiracy theories. » 12/18/14 9:48pm Yesterday 9:48pm

This is how sex robots would look inside one day (NSFW)

I initially thought this was a photo of a real art installation reflecting on the the objectification of women. It is not. It's a computer generated cutaway of a futuristic sex robot made by French 3D artist Cesar Vonc. After seeing this, I don't think I would be able to get aroused by a sex robot ever become available » 12/18/14 8:15pm Yesterday 8:15pm

Seeing a giant rubber band ball being cut in half is freaking gross/cool

This has to be one of the grossest and coolest things I've seen in a while: A guy cutting a giant rubber band ball in half. At one point it feels like the thing is alive and getting ready to jump on the dude's face and suck his bodily fluids out of his eyes, mouth, and nostrils. Disgusting spaghetti monster. » 12/18/14 7:49pm Yesterday 7:49pm

Report: Sony Hackers Got In With Stolen Admin Credentials

CNN is reporting that whoever hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment did so by stealing credentials from a systems administrator. They're currently citing unnamed U.S investigators as their source. CNN's sources also claim that the stolen credentials are what led them to conclude that this was not an "inside job" by some… » 12/18/14 6:38pm Yesterday 6:38pm

7 Films We Should Probably Ban Right Now, You Know, Just In Case

So you've no doubt heard about American cinemas' near unanimous decision to pull The Interview from theaters. Not to be outdone in cowardice, Paramount is also telling some theaters to not play 2004's Team America: World Police in its place in deference to our new cultural overlords in Pyongyang. » 12/18/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

Hot Toys' Posable Little Groot Is All We Want For Christmas

It will only dance in your imagination, but otherwise Hot Toys' new quarter-scale Little Groot figure is just about the most perfect Guardians of the Galaxy collectible you're going to find. It's even fully posable thanks to a wire armature inside, like an old Gumby figure, but with a far more detailed sculpt and… » 12/18/14 5:27pm Yesterday 5:27pm

Did Sony Reveal Its Next Smartphone in Leaked Bond-Movie Product Pitch?

For years, Sony's smartphones have been competent but uninspired. Maybe product placement in Spectre, the Bond flick whose script was recently leaked, can help? At the very least, these product-placement pitches, sent from Sony's electronics team to its movie studio, show that Sony could be fancying up its flagship… » 12/18/14 5:12pm Yesterday 5:12pm

This working Lego zoetrope creates fighting ninja action

Constructed for the round 7 of the MOC Olympics, Ian Spacek has given us the ultimate in old tech moving pictures. Spin up this early animation technique and peer through the slots in the brick and you will see fighting ninja. I've never seen anything like this done for a building contest. Awesome build! » 12/18/14 4:12pm Yesterday 4:12pm

Hackers Can Read Your Texts Thanks to Huge Security Flaw

The global telecom network Signal System 7 helps phone carriers across the world, including AT&T and Verizon, route calls and texts. It's also apparently perforated with security holes that lets hackers and spies listen to your calls and read your texts. It's so bad the ACLU's chief technologist told me that people… » 12/18/14 3:55pm Yesterday 3:55pm

The Coolest (and Weirdest) Stuff From Today's Animation Art Auction

There's an impressive art auction at Profiles in History today and tomorrow featuring everything from wax figures to theme park blueprints. Here's some of the coolest (and weirdest) stuff from it, if you're still looking to get me something for Christmas. For instance, the Alice in Wonderland concept painting above by… » 12/18/14 3:48pm Yesterday 3:48pm

Indulge Your Inner Child and Lose a Few Hours To This Online Spirograph

We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to… » 12/18/14 3:27pm Yesterday 3:27pm

Buy a Cow For Christmas, and Other Tips for Doing the Holidays Smarter

This year, stop trying to fend off the holiday beast by throwing money into its gaping maw, and get smart about the way you tackle the season. A few simple solutions can cut down your bill, make your life simpler, and pull you out from under the annual avalanche of wrapping paper and tinsel. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm

This Brooklyn Townhouse Blends Modern Design with Historic Architecture

Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy. Case in point: after Colin Winkelman purchased his 1,600-square-foot townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2010, he knew exactly where to look for help decorating the historic space: Lindsay Key, a childhood friend who just so happens to be co-owner of Key +… » 12/17/14 11:59am Wednesday 11:59am

How Do You Squeeze Space Out of Your Small Living Quarters?

Stop complaining about your cramped dwelling and embrace your inner tininess: the McMansion era is over, and more people are beginning to see the beauty (and efficiency) of smaller spaces. Which means that your snack-size apartment now makes you part of a movement! Well, as soon as you get all your clothes off the… » 12/18/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Save 10% on the Perfect Weekend and Gym Duffel Bag + Free Shipping ($90)

Owen & Fred, the men's essentials company, has a single mission of designing high quality everyday products that are manufactured in the USA, and turning them into something more. Their "Work Hard, Play Hard" duffel bag is a customer favorite that Gizmodo readers can get for $90, a savings of 10%, plus free shipping.… » 12/16/14 4:27pm Tuesday 4:27pm

The Best Action Camera For Every Need

If I'm going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That's how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven't looked back. » 12/17/14 10:24am Wednesday 10:24am

Surface Pro 3, Game of Thrones Season 4, All-Clad, and More Deals

As a happy MacBook Air user, I'm ashamed to admit that I have Microsoft's stupid Surface Pro 3 holiday jingle stuck in my head. If the ad blitz (or the positive reviews) has convinced you to try out Microsoft's hybrid device yourself, here's the best deal we've ever seen on it. - Shep » 12/18/14 12:45pm Yesterday 12:45pm