Google Play Music Gets a New Look and Songza's Suggestion Superpowers

Today, Google Play Music gets smarter about the suggestions it offers, by taking into account the time of day, day of the week, and device you're using. So when you're dragging at the end of the work day, you get just the jams you need to get through it. » 10/21/14 12:00pm 12 minutes ago

This Electronic Stonehenge Once Divined the Secrets of Soviet Radio

In the early days of electronic espionage, the US intelligence community didn't have the benefit of all-seeing spy satellites—it had to intercept and interpret high-frequency radio waves transmitted by the Soviet Union. To do so, the Americans relied on a network of mysterious structures whose real purpose was kept… » 10/21/14 11:40am 32 minutes ago

Scientists create real Back to the Future hoverboard and it really works

Holy crap, they did it! The engineers at Hendo just released this video showing a real-world fully working Back to the Future style hoverboard. And it actually works! And they are Kickstarting it! Yes, I'm VERY EXCITED which is why I'm putting exclamation marks everywhere! » 10/21/14 11:39am 33 minutes ago

How to Try Out Apple's New Photo Storage Service Now

There's no end to the list of services wanting to store your photos—Flickr, Google+, Dropbox, Facebook—and Apple knows it needs to up its game. Enter iCloud Photo Library, available in beta form now on any device running iOS 8.1. It won't be available on the desktop until the OS X Photos app upgrade arrives early next… » 10/21/14 11:21am 50 minutes ago

A "Smartwatch" For Kindergarteners Is the Only Smartwatch You Need

Smartwatches: So much futuristicness promised, so little delivered. They're clunky. They're frustrating. They're just not quite there yet. But what if there was a smartwatch out there that was just plain fun to use? There is—it just happens to be built for four-to-nine-year-olds. » 10/21/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

The Slingshot Madman Proves the Nokia 3310 Is Nearly Indestructible

Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with cellphones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of… » 10/21/14 10:54am Today 10:54am

You Can Now Protect Your Google Accounts With a Physical Key

Two-step authentication is super important. It's also super annoying. To try and ease the pain—and make logins even more secure—Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone. » 10/21/14 10:44am Today 10:44am

Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills


Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, researchers at the University of Michigan have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals in the lab that have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar… » 10/21/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Black Friday Lego giveaway leaked by shipping error

LUGPol user len got a special surprise in his Lego shipment when the 2nd of the Holiday Lego sets accidentally showed up as the free giveaway in his order. The Creator Ice Skating (40107) set was not supposed to be available until Black Friday, but thanks to the screw-up, you can see the box image after the jump. » 10/21/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

Save $40 on a Set of Crowd-Pleasing Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

Odds are, you're already familiar with the Audio Technica's popular ATH-M50 headphones, but you might not know that they have an "x" variant that adds a much-desired detachable cable to the mix. This version almost never goes on sale, but you can save $40 today if you buy a pair from Adorama. » 10/21/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

I Saw Firsthand How Nuts Airlines Are Getting With Ebola Fear

Yesterday I took a US Airways flight from Raleigh-Durham to Washington, DC to drive some Hellcats. So far so good, right? Across the aisle from me was a woman, from Boston, who was feeling a bit queasy. She asked the flight attendant for some club soda. They responded by trying to kick her off the plane. Any idea why? » 10/21/14 8:59am Today 8:59am

Leeo SmartAlert Review: A $100 Night Light That Listens For Fire

If your smoke alarm starts wailing and you're not home to hear it, you'd better hope one of your neighbors does — or else you might come home to a smoldering pile of rubble. But with the Leeo smart night light, even if your nearest neighbor is miles away, you'll be alerted to potential fires as soon as the alarm goes… » 10/21/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

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