A Building Set With Fake Explosives Lets Kids Demolish Their Creations

Even if they've spent hours perfecting a towering creation, demolition is always the end game for kids building with blocks or other construction toys. It can come from a barrage of Nerf darts, an attack by action figures, or with this building set, a bunch of simulated explosives that kids can trigger with a remote. » 9/18/14 5:00pm 55 minutes ago

Radio Tornadoes Could Deliver Neverending Wi-Fi Capacity Some Day

Coaxial wiring—like what runs into your cable box—revolutionized data transmission by drastically widening the wire's data pipeline. Two years ago, a research team from University of Southern California accomplished the feat using a vortex of lasers. Now, that same team is back with a means of coiling radio waves… » 9/18/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

For $300, You Can "Fly" on a Perfectly Recreated Pan Am 747

Pan Am ceased to exist 23 years ago, but the defunct airline enjoys a dedicated cult following—whose fixation with the past that doesn't seem quite so odd when considered in light of the stinky, knee-obsessed, genital-groping present of air travel. Now, for roughly what it costs to fly to Ft. Lauderdale, you can turn… » 9/18/14 4:16pm Today 4:16pm

That Time Siskel and Ebert Reviewed The Greatest Film Ever Made

It might be hard to believe now, but when it first came out in 1989, some people didn't really like Back to the Future: Part II. Recognized today as perhaps the greatest film ever made for the silver screen, critics like Gene Siskel called it "very gadget-filled and really noisy in an unpleasant way." Hard to believe… » 9/18/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Toshiba Is Getting Out of the Consumer PC Racket in Some Regions…

Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business. Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing's getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it's shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favor of beefing up business offerings. » 9/18/14 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

The growing bedbug issue on New York's subways sounds pretty awful, but you know what's worse? All the parasites and invisible germs you don't see while taking public transit. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you've got protection. Say, gallons of hand sanitizer, or… » 9/18/14 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in California (and many other western states and provinces) are a thing of the past, it's looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here's how to find the right one for you. » 9/18/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller would take a chunk of the votes, but the result would be… » 9/18/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

The Navy's New Triton Drone Just Flew Clear Across America

Less than half a year after being greenlit, the US Navy's newest broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) platform, the MQ-4C Triton, has just passed a major developmental milestone—as well as the whole of the contiguous United States. » 9/18/14 2:42pm Today 2:42pm

The Chemistry Behind the Different Colors of Autumn Leaves

At some point when you were a wee child, your parents or teachers probably gave you a simple—but incomplete—explanation of why leaves change color in the fall: green chlorophyll fades to reveal the yellows and oranges that have been there all along. That's true, but that's not the whole chemical story. » 9/18/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

HTC One M8 for Windows Review: It's No Lumia, But That's Just Fine

Until recently, buying a Windows Phone probably meant buying a Nokia phone. But it doesn't need to be that way. HTC has just turned its flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One (M8), into the best all-purpose Windows Phone you can buy. » 9/18/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm

Time to Face Facts: You're Caring for Your Clothes All Wrong

I'm sorry to spring this on you here, in front of everyone, but this is a laundry intervention. Your weak laundry game is hurting us all, but really, the biggest casualty is you. You have your life together in so many other ways — don't you want people to look at you and see you, not just a bunch of weird wrinkles,… » 9/18/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

​How to Dine Out like a Respectable Person

In the five years that The Infatuation has been in existence, we've written over 800 restaurant reviews. So it goes without saying that we know our way around a two-top. We often get asked how to ensure that eating out is a good experience. And here's the thing most people don't realize – the key to a good restaurant… » 9/18/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Get 27% off the Quick Powering LithiumCard Backup Battery

Seeing as phones are getting to a pocket-busting size nowadays, other tech needs to shrink down. The LithiumCard does that for batteries — it's way thinner and smaller than your overgrown handset. Plus, it's a super fast charger – 1% of your device per minute. The best part? For Gizmodo readers, it's 27% off. » 9/15/14 12:01pm Monday 12:01pm

Get 42% Off The GoSafe 110 Dashcam – One Of Amazon's Top Dashcams

You know dashcams? They capture those brilliantly hilarious behind-the-windshield videos. But their main role is to record video evidence of any fool who drives into your car. The GoSafe 110 is a 5 star amazon product – it captures a 126º view in HD, and Gizmodo readers exclusively can grab one for over 40%. » 9/15/14 12:06pm Monday 12:06pm