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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 30 minutes ago

China's Laser-Guided Grenade Launchers Are Deadly from Half a Mile

Not to be outdone by their their American counterparts' M203 grenade launchers with fancy new SAGM rounds, China's People's Liberation Army has been hard at work ripping off the design developing an under-barrel grenade launcher with similar laser-guided capabilities. There's nowhere to run (or hide) once you're in… » 12/22/14 1:15pm 30 minutes ago

Crayola's New Coloring Books Bring Your Creations To Life With an App

Coloring books might seem like an antiquated plaything given all the drawing and painting apps available for tablets, but learning to master a colored pencil or crayon and stay within the lines helps develop hand-eye coordination. So instead of trying to convince kids to put down their tablets (or phones) Crayola's… » 12/22/14 12:51pm 54 minutes ago

Frequently wrong @HistoryInPics company gets $2 million from investors

The three people behind the immensely popular Twitter accounts @HistoryInPics and @EarthPix have raised $2 million from investors. What started as just a handful of Twitter accounts is quickly growing into a media empire that they call All Day Media. Let's just hope All Day hires some editors and fact-checkers with… » 12/22/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

Forget Drugs, Darknet Markets Are Selling Counterfeit Christmas Gifts 

Receiving luxury Christmas presents is great. Giving them, however, has one major downside: Luxury Christmas gifts are expensive as shit. Perhaps that's why the business of peddling counterfeit items like fake iPhone 6 smartphones and knockoff Louis Vuittons is flourishing on darknet markets like Evolution. » 12/22/14 11:22am Today 11:22am

A Real-Life Laser Tri-Blade Lightsaber Is the Best Worst Idea

A Wicked Lasers product has long been the closest you can get to a real-life lightsaber, but there are some Jedi weapons better left on the screen. If the tri-blade lightsaber revealed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has caught your eye, and safety isn't your utmost concern, with the help of a 3D printer… » 12/22/14 11:08am Today 11:08am

Who Decided a Hexapod With Robot Snakes For Legs Was a Good Idea?

When it comes to mobility and articulation, it turns out that using six robot snakes as legs actually results in a walking hexapod that can easily scramble over almost any terrain. But when it comes to our deep down fears that one day these creations will over throw us, nothing seem as terrifying as this autonomous… » 12/22/14 10:22am Today 10:22am

Watch Airbus' mad stunt with $1.5 billion worth of airplanes

I have to give kudos to Airbus for having the guts to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. I know the stunt was well calculated and the pilots—all of them ex-military aviators—knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks insane. » 12/22/14 9:32am Today 9:32am

You Can 3D Print Official Hoover Vacuum Accessories Now 

There's still no definitive reason why every home should have a 3D printer, but as more and more companies allow consumers to print their own parts and accessories, the case for owning one gets stronger and stronger. And following in the footsteps of Hasbro and Martha Stewart, Hoover will now let consumers print their… » 12/22/14 9:01am Today 9:01am

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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

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