NASA: Let's Explore Venus in Solar Zeppelins and Build Cloud City There

There's a lot we can learn about Earth's atmosphere from studying Venus, however, it's Venus' crushingly thick air—precisely what we want to study—that is preventing us from sending manned missions there. But this radical zeppelin could finally help us unlock the secrets of our celestial neighbor. » 12/19/14 11:40am 2 minutes ago

Kepler Just Discovered a New Super-Earth, Against All Odds 

In May 2013, NASA's exoplanet-seeking spacecraft, Kepler, seemed doomed. Two of four wheels that stabilized its telescope had malfunctioned—and NASA appealed to scientists from around the world for ideas to salvage its mission. Yesterday, it announced the discovery of a brand-new super-Earth 180 light years from our… » 12/19/14 11:35am 7 minutes ago

Make It Easier to Read Text on Your Phone

The software running on the smartphone in your pocket has a bunch of options to help improve readability, and whether you have a serious problem with your eyesight or you just want to spend less time squinting, they can make a big difference to usability. Here's how to get text looking bigger and sharper on the latest… » 12/19/14 11:28am 13 minutes ago

Volvo Created a Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don't always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity—even if they… » 12/19/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Hot Toys' Iron Man Hulkbuster Could Be the Greatest Action Figure Ever

Once you accept the harsh truth that adding Hot Toys' upcoming Iron Man Hulkbuster to your collection probably means there won't be any money for your kids to go to college, it becomes easier to get excited about owning what is probably the most detailed figure ever created. » 12/19/14 9:14am Today 9:14am

You will love this short on the guy who told you how logos are made

Aaron Draplin is the guy who told the internet how profesional designers create their logos with a passion that made me want to spend an entire day with him. I wanted to hear a lot more, so here's a short documentary which offers a fascinating look into his mind, obsessions, and creative process.
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Minecraft's Creator Buys The Most Expensive House In Beverly Hills

In case you needed a material transaction to illustrate just how much money Markus Persson, aka Notch, has having sold Mojang (and Minecraft) to Microsoft, take a look at this: the dude just paid $70 million (and maybe beat out Beyonce & Jay-Z) to buy the most expensive house in Beverly Hills. » 12/19/14 5:39am Today 5:39am

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

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