Watchmaker takes apart and reassembles a Rolex in hypnotizing video

This video shows a profesional watchmaker taking apart and reassembling a Rolex Submariner. The insanely intricate movement of this watch is composed by more than a hundred little pieces, all of them vital to make it work with absolute precision, and all of them assembled by hand. » 12/29/14 8:07am 47 minutes ago

Amazon's Discounting a Grab Bag of Handy Tech Accessories Today

Today's Amazon Gold Box doesn't feature items from one particular category, or even from a single company; it's a free-wheeling assortment of tech accessories that should have something of value to almost anyone. Some of our favorites are broken out below, but head over to Amazon to see all 25. [Amazon] » 12/29/14 7:45am Today 7:45am

John Oliver tells you how to avoid NYE in surprise Last Week Tonight

Surprise! There's a new surprise segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on YouTube and god I needed this as much as I didn't need The Interview: Three minutes of slamming New Year's Eve—the holiday when all the amateur party-goers invade the world to be extremely annoying—and how to get out of it. » 12/29/14 7:24am Today 7:24am

Amazing drawings are actually made of insanely complex cut paper

Maude White shows impossible skills and infinite patience in her beautiful series of illustrations made entirely up of paper, with no pencil or ink. She turns the paper into the lines of the drawing by subtracting tiny pieces out of it with an X-acto knife—an extremely delicate process. » 12/29/14 7:16am Today 7:16am

AirAsia Rescue Chief: The Plane Is Likely at the Bottom of the Sea

The Indonesian official in charge of the rescue of AirAsia flight QZ8501 says that aircraft is likely "at the bottom of the sea." That's a bleak outlook as rescue attempts start afresh this morning in an attempt to find survivors. » 12/29/14 4:27am Today 4:27am

Mystery solved: Why raw spaghetti always snaps in more than two pieces

Smarter Every Day has found out a solution to a mystery that even a Nobel Prize in Physics like Richard Feynman couldn't solve: Why spaghetti never breaks in half, but in three or four parts. To find out he filmed the break at 250,000 frames per second—it's a fascinating answer to a question I never had. » 12/28/14 7:03pm Yesterday 7:03pm

The History and Possible Future of Toy Guns

Welcome to Reading List, a round up of online awesomeness of the past week. We've got stuff that takes place in space, other stuff that takes place in the past, and even more stuff that may be a trip back to your childhood. It's time to get back into the internet swing of things and get caught up on some reads. Enjoy! » 12/28/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

What Would A Ride In The Millennium Falcon Actually Do To Your Body?

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we couldn't help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene, and the effects it might have on the human body. » 12/28/14 5:48pm Yesterday 5:48pm

Chaos Computer Club Says They Can Hack Your Fingerprint

Right now in Hamburg, Germany, the largest European hacker association, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), is holding its 31st annual congress that's a four-day fest of all things hacking. Other than having a pretty rad name, CCC is well-known for detailing all the crazy (and sometimes scary) shit they can do. They've… » 12/28/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

Got a shiny new device from Christmas? We've got an awesome deal on Limefuel – a top notch external battery – so your new phone or tablet never runs out of juice. It holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/25/14 10:25pm Thursday 10:25pm

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm

Get the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course for $29 (Save 85%)

Udemy, one of the largest online marketplaces for learning, is offering one of their most popular classes, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course, at an exclusive 80% off using promo code IOS-29. Regularly priced at $199, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course is now just $29. » 12/19/14 4:25pm 12/19/14 4:25pm