There Are Gonna Be 9280928 Pirate Bays Because Anyone Can Make a New One

In the wake of a police raid in Sweden that shut down the Pirate Bay as we know it, a number of opportunistic torrent sites have created clones. We've said before, Pirate Bay clones are potentially problematic. Nevertheless, Isohunt just launched a tool that makes it confusingly easy to set up your very own open… » 12/19/14 3:35pm 37 minutes ago

This 1970s Energy Simulator Was Supposed to Make Conservation Fun

In the mid-1970s, Americans were reeling from the energy crisis. The environment was in terrible shape and oil shock was disrupting the economy. So the U.S. Department of Energy developed a new tool to help kids learn about energy use. It was called the Energy-Environment Simulator and it was more fun than a barrel of… » 12/19/14 3:22pm 49 minutes ago

FCC Mysteriously Lost Hundreds of Thousands Net Neutrality Comments

As the Sony hack makes internet regulation a top priority, startling new revelations about how the FCC handled public comments on net neutrality just came in. New analysis of the data the FCC recently released about the process shows that the agency lost and/or ignored a whole bunch public comments. How many is a… » 12/19/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here's how.
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Watch the World's Most Complete Stegosaurus Skeleton Being Assembled

First discovered in Wyoming, the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has found a new home across the pond at the Natural History Museum in London, England. And you can now watch the museum's curators and palaeontologists re-assemble one of the world's oldest and best-preserved jigsaw puzzles. The process… » 12/19/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

NASA Emailed a New Wrench To the ISS 

You know that moment where you overhear a loved one talking about something they really need, and realize you just stumbled onto the perfect thoughtful Christmas present? That's what just happened on the ISS, where an astronaut recently opined about needing a wrench—and then received one over email and printed it out. » 12/19/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

9 Gift-Worthy Sex Toys That Don't Look Like Sex Toys (and 1 That Does)

There's something romantic about the holidays—the nice smells, the crackling fire, the snuggling under blankets. So it's understandable that you might want to get your boo a special toy. It's also understandable that you might be nervous about putting that toy under the tree. Because, you know, family. » 12/19/14 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Watch This Freaky Robot Arm Move Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air

As it demonstrates its incredible ability to precisely follow a pre-determined path while seemingly hanging in mid-air, OC Robotics' Series II - X125 system snakebot is also doing a really good job at being incredibly unsettling. Especially for those of us who hate snakes (robotic or real) and now realize there's… » 12/19/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened

It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. "Alexa," I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, "Shut up." The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. "Alexa, what's the weather?" I paused with anticipation. "45 degrees… » 12/19/14 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

This Sunlit Bushwick Loft Houses Family Art and Custom Woodworking

Any NYC resident knows how necessary it is to make sacrifices when apartment hunting. A potential home may be a twenty-minute hike from the nearest subway station and lack any storage space, but those drawbacks are easily overshadowed by original hardwood floors or vaulted ceilings. But for Angie Venezia and Reed… » 12/19/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Your Love Does Cost a Thing... $30,000, Actually

Like buying a home or starting a family, weddings are a major life event that many couples are willing to pay top-dollar to experience. A recent survey conducted by The Knot found the average cost of a wedding, not including the honeymoon, reached a whopping $29,858 in 2013. » 12/19/14 4:00pm 12 minutes ago

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

Drone Wars: Get 53% off the Limited Edition Black Aerial Drone + Camera

Last month, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Black Aerial Drone to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. So, after securing more units, we've brought it back for Giz readers, who can get a discount of 53% off a Black Aerial Drone + Free Shipping. » 12/18/14 3:28pm Yesterday 3:28pm