The future of racing looks so much more fun and badass

This video on the future of racingbased on concept tires designed by Hankook Tire and the University of Pforzheim, Germany—is pretty goddamn fun. I don't know if we will ever get to this point (seeing the evolution of racing since the time of Roman Empire, I wouldn't be surprised) but it's great to watch. » 12/22/14 8:22pm 52 minutes ago

Celebrate Ralph Fiennes' Birthday By Watching In Bruges

There is no good trailer for In Bruges. They all try to make the movie look like a slapstick comedy, a farce, or maybe a little of both. It's neither. In Bruges is a very dark, very funny movie, about two hit men on hiatus from a job gone wrong. And the hiatus happens to be in the quaint, traditional town of Bruges,… » 12/22/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Curiosity rover snaps cool Mars shot through damaged wheel

Curiosity snapped this cool closeup of its wheel on Mars soil last week. You can see the bumps and damage the tire. Note: I have color corrected and enhanced the original image for clarity. Note 2: Jesuschrist, that's a photo of freaking Mars, people! It still amazes me that this is happening. » 12/22/14 7:41pm Today 7:41pm

Spread Holiday Cheer Even Farther With This Flying RC Christmas Tree

Wouldn't decorating for the holidays be so much easier if you could simply have a decked-out Christmas tree delivered to your home that would then simply up and fly away on the 26th? That dream is now one step closer to reality thanks to Otto Dieffenbach from Flyguy Promotions who's created an RC flying Christmas tree » 12/22/14 5:55pm Today 5:55pm

California's Grid May Soon Store Energy in Giant Ice Packs 

California wants better batteries, which is why the electric company Southern California Edison is planning a set of, let's say, unconventional energy storage solutions, including huge 450-gallon ice packs. Why? It all has to do with a little-known problem with California's wind-reliant electric grid. » 12/22/14 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

The SR-71 Blackbird Took Its First Flight 50 Years Ago Today

No other plane in history has captured the hearts and minds of the American public quite like the SR-71 Blackbird, providing the West with an unprecedented look behind the Iron Curtain during its 33 year operational career. But before it was cracking the skies over Russia at mach 3.3, the Cold War spy plane had to… » 12/22/14 3:43pm Today 3:43pm

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As North Korea's hack of Sony has showed us, its hard to be safe online. However, running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected and protects your data. Now, Gizmodo readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan – $0.50/month for peace of mind online. » 12/19/14 2:19pm Friday 2:19pm

7 Ways to Throw a Holiday Party When You're Working with Limited Space

You love your home, and you love your big group of friends — but you're not so sure you love the idea of packing the latter into the former for the sake of partying. Is there a good way to host a fantastic holiday get-together when space is tight? Or are you doomed to spend the rest of your life attending other… » 12/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

This Eataly Chef Plates 1400 Dishes a Day. How Fit Does that Make Him?

As a sous chef at Eataly's La Birreira, Mike Ran doesn't spend much time sitting around. Whether he's in the kitchen, checking deliveries, or hauling stuff up stairs, he's moving. But, Ran, who grew up playing football and basketball, had no idea how much activity he was really getting in the course of a day. » 12/22/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Get a Classic Timex Watch with a Handmade Leather Band + Free Shipping

Regardless of advances in technology and the beginning of a smart watch movement, a sure-fire time-piece is, well, timeless. And the designers over at Form Function Form have made that abundantly clear, pairing the Timex Weekender watch face with a handmade, Horween leather wristband. Gizmodo readers can grab this… » 12/18/14 10:40am Thursday 10:40am

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As the Sony hack has shown us, you simply can't take security online for granted. These bundles, covering White Hat Hacker Techniques and Cyber Security Development, are curated to guide you through the basics of cyber security – from network security to hacking techniques. » 12/19/14 5:03pm Friday 5:03pm

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You might not think you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can really come in handy for everything from cooking to home energy savings. If you want one for yourself, or you just want to start your holiday gift shopping,you can order one today for just » 12/22/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm