The Hamper Chair Is Your New Best Excuse For Never Doing Laundry

It's hard not to feel guilty when your underwear is on its third tour of duty because you haven't done laundry for weeks. But Brandon Washington has managed to find a plus side to procrastinating on a trip to the laundromat with his Martino Hamper chair that's all but useless without a mountain of soiled garments. » 4/24/14 12:00pm 15 minutes ago

Brazil's World Cup Logo Sure Looks Like Someone Facepalming

With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup finals, chatter over whether it's prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn't help: The event's logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet's favorite way to express disgust, shame, or embarrassment—the ol' facepalm. » 4/24/14 11:32am 43 minutes ago

Shaming Soap Alarm Won't Turn Off Until You Wash Your Hands

If you're someone who regularly washes your hands after going to the bathroom, statistics say that at least one of the people sitting on either side of you does not. And since personal hygiene clearly isn't motivation enough for these bathroom bandits, Safeguard is resorting to good, old-fashioned public shaming to get … » 4/24/14 11:20am 55 minutes ago

Shocking spring ice levels show how hard winter has been

In case there was any doubt about it, NASA has confirmed that "ice cover this spring is significantly above normal." And with "significantly" they actually mean "are you freaking kidding me?" When the Aqua satellite passed over Lake Superior on April 20, the lake was 63.5 percent ice covered. Last year it was at 3.6 percent. … » 4/24/14 11:14am Today 11:14am

DarkMarket Could Be the New Silk Road the Feds Can't Take Down

The original Silk Road got seized by the feds. Its successor got hacked apart and robbed. Third time's a charm? Maybe. The minds behind a new proof-of-concept marketplace called "DarkMarket" say their model is impossible for the feds to take down. » 4/24/14 10:39am Today 10:39am

Facebook Is Getting Into the News Business with Its Own Newswire

People are constantly posting photos, videos, and accounts of what's going on around them on Facebook. Sometimes, it's more than just a birthday party people are posting about, and the information is actually newsworthy. Facebook just launched FB Newswire to help journalists and regular people alike find the good… » 4/24/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

This Obsidian Mirror Was Once Toxic Chemical Waste

There are plenty of ways to deal with chemical waste: You could ship it across the ocean. Or pump in into Ohio. Or, you could use plasma gasification—a Back to the Future-style process that "recreates the conditions inside a volcano" to incinerate waste. One byproduct of the process? A glassy synthetic obsidian. » 4/24/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

Which MLB Teams Does Your Town Root For? NYT Interactive Has Answers

Last month, when we showed you the most accurate map of MLB fandom, it was the most accurate in that it was based on the most accurate data. In the time since, the New York Times has gotten its hands on that data and made this interactive, which is awesome. » 4/24/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

A Remote Control Brake That Stops a Kid's Bike In Its Path

Mastering balancing is only half the challenge of learning to ride a bike. Knowing how and when to apply the brakes is the other half. And like a driver's ed car that features an extra set of pedals for the front passenger, the MiniBrake gives parents a wireless remote control for the brake on their child's bike. » 4/24/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

This Folding Origami Grill Has a Metal Mesh Hammock For Firewood

When you're cooking dinner in the woods, the last thing you want is to be responsible for burning down acres of trees down because you were careless with your campfire. A portable grill helps keep everything safely contained, and the folding Grillo even keeps your burning briquettes or kindling off the forest floor. » 4/24/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

Leica T: A Compact Camera That's Engineered Like a Sportscar

Today, Leica jumps into the future with the Leica T, a brand new camera and lens system from the storied maker of luxury cameras you can't afford. The new unibody shooter has a huge 3.7-inch touchscreen and a brand new interface that looks unlike anything we've ever seen on a camera before. It's gorgeous, it'll take… » 4/24/14 9:03am Today 9:03am

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

Tekhnika Molodezhi, or "Technology for the Youth," is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that's been published since 1933. Like its U.S. and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal, the magazine is famous for its spectacular covers—often depicting fantastic scenes from the possible… » 4/24/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

An Insanely Detailed Map of Where People Bike and Run Around the World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualized some of the world's most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people's workouts across the entire planet—and now you can explore it to your heart's content. » 4/24/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more than an old wives' tale. But researchers at Moscow State University, led by organic chemist Dr. Albert Lebedev, have shown that… » 4/24/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

How To Work Efficiently When You're Your Own Boss

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As a kid, you would proudly announce no one was the boss of you. Well, if you're a freelancer, you still get to say it, and amazingly, it feels just as good well into adulthood. Who knew you'd really have it all figured out by the age of eight? But things aren't as easy as they were back then. » 4/24/14 12:00pm 15 minutes ago

Name Your Own Price On $655 Worth of Mac Apps

Mac Bundles remain a great way to get a bunch of great apps on the cheap. The latest bundle from StackSocial takes that mission to heart. You can now name their own price for 10 mac apps including RapidWeaver 5. This deal has crazy value: $655 of top software for NYOP. » 4/22/14 12:43pm Tuesday 12:43pm

Get 20% off Gunnar Computer Eyewear and a 30 Day Guarantee

For as long as we could remember, we at Gawker have loved Gunnar eyewear. And our readers love them too. They're great looking specs for the eyestrain avoidance type and, for a limited time, 20% off in a special to Gizmodo readers. » 4/23/14 11:54am Yesterday 11:54am