Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

It's not exactly a secret that Apple is interested in augmented and virtual reality, as ambitious patent filings like the one above from last year would show. But where patent ideas are much more likely to die on the vine than anything else, a new Apple job listing provides more solid evidence of the company's VR… » 11/24/14 4:32pm 24 minutes ago

The Bizarre Story Behind Last Night's Craigslist Hack

If you tried to visit Craigslist late Sunday night, you probably had a very weird experience. Instead of arriving at that sultry sea of classifieds, you were probably sent to DigitalGangster.com. Then, you were likely redirected to YouTube, where a very strange animated rap video filled your ears with lyrics about… » 11/24/14 4:27pm 29 minutes ago

It's Hard To Believe This Gorgeous Home Is Actually a Doll House

If you're already feeling self-conscious about the tiny one-bedroom apartment you call home, this stunning sixth-scale house designed for dolls or action figures isn't going to make you feel any better about your living arrangements. But it will give you something to aspire to one day, because this isn't Barbie's… » 11/24/14 4:14pm 42 minutes ago

This Sweet Connected Toy Is Designed To Teach Kids How to Program

Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here's a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming… » 11/24/14 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

​Sex 'n Spas: The Future (And Not So Future) of In-Flight Entertainment

Careening through the air 30,000 feet above the ground in seats that get smaller every day are too cramped to recline can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet, and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of the… » 11/24/14 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

This Cheap Little Circuit Could Double Data Speed on Your Next Phone

Wireless technology is already amazing. It's any data you could ever want through the air. But some exciting innovations are hiding on the horizon. This cheap little circuit that allows a wireless antenna to send and receive data at the same time is one of them. It stands to double the rate at which your phone… » 11/24/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

How a Typo May Have Turned a Drum of Radioactive Waste Into a Bomb

In February, a drum of radioactive waste exploded at U.S.'s only underground nuclear waste repository. The Santa Fe New Mexican has released a bombshell report on the comedy of errors, which seems to have all started with a typo specifying the wrong type of kitty litter. Yup. » 11/24/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

5 More Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic and Reason

Online panhandling is out of control. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo's tendencies to wash their hands of the garbage on their sites, scams and impossible projects are in a golden age. While fantastically impossible bullshit abounds, these are but a few of the most egregious. » 11/24/14 1:18pm Today 1:18pm

Our Favorite Early Black Friday Specials, and a Lot More Deals

Samsung's 64GB MicroSD card has fantastic reviews, and early Black Friday pricing today on Amazon. This is the best deal we've ever seen on this card, save for a short-lived price mistake which allowed a few of our lucky Twitter followers to score one for $1. [Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC with Adapter, $25] » 11/24/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your… » 11/24/14 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Alienware Alpha Review: Close, But No Game Console

The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It's smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it's not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It's not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be. » 11/24/14 12:26pm Today 12:26pm

Watch New York's crazy airport taxi activity during the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is one of the most extreme cases, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data… » 11/24/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

A California Power Plant Is Getting the World's Biggest Lithium Battery

The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution. » 11/24/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

Upgrade Your Home with These Pringles Can Hacks

Unlike spring cleaning, when people compulsively toss everything in sight, chillier weather may inspire you to refresh your home with decor upgrades. These four Pringles® can hacks are an easy way to invest some DIY energy into making your home more inviting as you prepare to spend more time indoors. » 11/24/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? Which is why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 11/21/14 12:25pm Friday 12:25pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34,99, it's great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 12:27pm Friday 12:27pm