Forget On/Off Switches, These Force Lamps Only Shine Under Pressure

Your average human will buckle under too much pressure, but the more weight you pile on these force-sensing lamps, the brighter they'll shine. Designed and built by Kebei Li, a pressure sensor inside the lamps works like a bathroom scale. But instead of displaying pounds, they cause a ring of LEDs to burn bright… » 4/16/14 10:20am 24 minutes ago

Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And a Phone)

Google's Project Tango isn't coming to stores near you any time soon. You wouldn't even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What's inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought. » 4/16/14 9:28am Today 9:28am

Ford Built A Mustang On Top Of The Empire State Building Last Night

It's been 50 years since Ford built the world-renowned 1965 Mustang and placed it high above Manhattan on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Last night, Ford came back with a bigger, yellower, all around more complicated car from 2015 and decided to recreate the famous stunt as a 50-year homage—only this… » 4/16/14 9:20am Today 9:20am

Why The Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against Surveillance

Let's just imagine we could transport an Internet-connected laptop back to the 1790s, when the United States was in its infancy. The technology would no doubt knock the founders out of their buckle-top boots, but once the original patriots got over the initial shock and novelty (and clearing up Wikipedia controversies, … » 4/16/14 5:45am Today 5:45am

Vets miraculously save life of lioness who got mauled by buffalo

Siena is a lioness who recently got severely mauled by a buffalo. It's so bad that looking at her standing up with her leg almost ripped off her body looks like a surreal scene from a zombie movie. Happily, the vets rushed to save her life so she could take care of her cubs. WARNING: VERY STRONG IMAGES. » 4/16/14 12:45am Today 12:45am

Is this week the worst week in American history?

History buffs might not know this already but it seems as if this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. Things like President Lincoln being assassinated, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Columbine shooting, the Virginia Tech school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Boston… » 4/16/14 12:01am Today 12:01am

Grab the FreedomPop High Speed WiFi Hotspot, Now Available for $29.99

As the world's smallest 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, the FreedomPop Photon fits in the palm of your hand and simultaneously provides up to 8 of your devices with 12mbps download speeds. Gizmodo readers can grab a feature-rich starter package that includes the Photon and 2GB of data today for a low $29.99. » 1/09/14 12:24am 1/09/14 12:24am

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

Other than once again proving the popularity of avian characters, what Flappy Bird showed is that with a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 3/31/14 2:20pm 3/31/14 2:20pm

The First Ever iOS Bundle – Get Parallels and 11 Other Apps up to 80%…

We've bundled up 12 award-winning iOS apps and discounted each 50% to 80% off. The best part? You only buy the apps you want. Gizmodo readers can get 57% off Readdle's ever popular Calendars 5 & Scanner Pro, and 70% off Parallels Access, which brings your desktop apps (Mac & PC) to your iPad. » 4/08/14 12:42pm 4/08/14 12:42pm

Run Desktop Apps On Your iPad W/ 70% Off 1 Year of Parallels Access

Parallels Access "applifies" your PC and Mac applications, letting you remotely access and use them from your iPad. By connecting to your computer through the cloud, Parallels shrinks and optimizes desktop apps for iPad. Now, Gizmodo readers can get 70% off 1 year of Parallels Access as part of the StackUp iOS Bundle. » 4/10/14 7:06pm Thursday 7:06pm