That DNA Evidence Identifying Jack the Ripper Was Wrong After All

Last month, the notoriously dubious Daily Mail announced it had finally unmasked Jack the Ripper with DNA evidence. Now, in what's not that much of a surprise, it seems this all may have been a mistake. The scientist in the investigation made multiple errors, according to the Independent, the most damning of which is… » 10/20/14 6:15pm Just now

Compressing Containers Squeeze the Air Out of Your Stored Food

Anyone who's squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your canisters to Prepara's new Evak line which features a manual… » 10/20/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

The Lonesome Crowded Shopping Malls of the 1980s

When discussing street photography, locations like New York City or Los Angeles probably spring to mind. A less obvious setting is that icon of late 20th-century capitalism: the shopping mall. Stephen DiRado roved the halls of his local mall in the 80s and captured stunning portraits of the denizens within. » 10/20/14 4:32pm Today 4:32pm

How Mask Makers Turn Silicone Into Glorious Guts and Gore

If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of… » 10/20/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

From Football Field to Battlefield: A Futuristic 1950s Vision of TV

As TV technology stormed into American homes during the early 1950s, more and more people started to ask, why don't we use this stuff on the battlefield? They imagined a world where commanders could remotely monitor the activity of troops on the ground — maybe even from halfway around the world. » 10/20/14 2:58pm Today 2:58pm

I've never seen macroscopic images as incredibly sharp as these ones

This is a blister beetle photographed with a Macropod—"a low cost, portable, three-dimensional imaging solution" that allows scientists to break the depth of field limitations typical of macro photography by taking multiple exposures and merging them into a single ultra-sharp image using software. » 10/20/14 2:29pm Today 2:29pm

Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That's All

When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same… » 10/20/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

How to Download iOS 8.1 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install package, so if you go about this the right way, you should be able to avoid having to delete anything at all. Here's how to download iOS 8.1 without saying goodbye to any of… » 10/20/14 1:27pm Today 1:27pm

Art Is Best Displayed In a Frame That Follows You Around

For artists who want to get their work known—and sold—a static frame hanging on the wall of a gallery just doesn't cut it anymore. Whey let a potential admirer—or customer—just walk by your work when there are now autonomous picture frames that can track and follow someone walking by, ensuring your work is always… » 10/20/14 1:26pm Today 1:26pm

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, Karma Go prices will increase this Thursday, October 23rd to $149. Karma Go is the followup to… » 9/23/14 1:09pm 9/23/14 1:09pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. Gizmodo readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/13/14 5:06pm 10/13/14 5:06pm

Learn App Development with 96% off the iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

Literally anyone can build an app — it just takes some dedicated learning. To help focus your mind, one leading app developer has put together the world's largest Swift and iOS Bootcamp (over 80 hours of content), and we've taken 96% off the price. » 10/17/14 12:39pm Friday 12:39pm