The Extra Step You Need to Take Before You Sell Your Android Device

If you're putting your Android phone or tablet up for sale on eBay, then a factory reset might not be enough to destroy all of the data on it. On some devices, the files and photos on your phone aren't actually erased—just the references and file structure around them. With a few hacking tools, anyone can scrape some… » 8/22/14 1:15pm 7 minutes ago

The Best Rechargeables, Tiny Drones, GoPro or Go Home [Deals]

If you own any devices powered by standard batteries, and you aren't using rechargeables, you're basically throwing money down the drain. Eneloops are widely considered the best on the market, and there are two great options today to get you started. » 8/22/14 1:15pm 8 minutes ago

Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm 36 minutes ago

Google Cardboard's Cheap VR Can Work With iPhones Too

From Oculus Rift to the rumored Samsung Gear VR, immersive virtual reality is on the rise. Still, from what we've seen so far, the legions of iPhone users seem to have been left out of the mix. Not so! Your iPhone is good for VR too! Thanks to, er, Google! » 8/22/14 12:25pm 58 minutes ago

The Prius of Planes Could One Day Replace Helicopters and Jump Jets

Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA's Langley Research Center believe that they've developed a flight system that can do both tasks equally… » 8/22/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

I Really Hope Samsung's VR Headset Doesn't Look This Doofy

Plenty of information has already leaked out about Samsung's upcoming "Gear VR" headset, including some pretty clear shots of how it looks on the eye side. Now a leak from SamMobile shows what appears to be the front plate, and—say it ain't so—it looks pretty dumb. » 8/22/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri and Google Now)

Cortana is Windows Phone's answer to Siri and Google Now: A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she's still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do. » 8/22/14 10:32am Today 10:32am

Why NASA Launched One of the Blackest Materials Ever Made Into Space

A few years ago, we looked at NASA's long project to design a paint so black, it would absorb nearly every bit of light around it (that's it above, in the "D" spot). Now, NASA has finally launched the stuff into space—which means that the six-year effort to make it is finally paying off. So, why is this such a vital… » 8/22/14 10:25am Today 10:25am

Remembering the Designer Who Made Our Cities More Colorful

The graphic designer Deborah Sussman died at the age of 83 this week, leaving behind a technicolor legacy. She was perhaps most famous for designing the graphics and signage for the 1984 Summer Olympics, which transformed Los Angeles into a dazzling playground of magenta and teal. But Sussman also left her mark on… » 8/22/14 9:57am Today 9:57am

9 Images of How Kids Played Before Modern Playgrounds Existed

"Playground." The word evokes visions of brightly colored jungle gyms and swing-sets, fenced-off or otherwise protected from dangers of the surrounding real world. But before these kinds of site-specific joy zones, kids kept busy: Playing. On the ground. " Reinventing the Square" is an exhibition that looks at the… » 8/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Reuters: iPhone 6 Display Redesign Could Limit Availability

Whether it's made of sapphire or not the display of the next iPhone is rumored to be causing some trouble.Reuters reports that Apple suppliers are "scrambling to get enough screens ready" for the new phone as a last-minute redesign has disrupted production. » 8/22/14 6:42am Today 6:42am

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, Gizmodo readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:19pm Wednesday 5:19pm

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