Crazy spinning giant Thai rocket is the awesomest thing

I don't really know what's going on in this video: It starts out with a group of people gathered around an object which then cuts to people fleeing the circle because mad men are lighting the object which then turns into a thick smoke monster threatening Earth and then out pops the coolest rocket thing ever, screwing… » 12/26/14 9:42pm 28 minutes ago

Black Mirror's Christmas Special Imagines Blocking People In Real Life 

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker's brilliant techno-dystopian anthology series, has both three-episode seasons available to stream on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet, it's a worthwhile but disturbing holiday binge. And now there's a new addition to the unsettling show: A 90-minute holiday special called "White… » 12/26/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

That iPhone Case With Wall Prongs Finally Has a Built-in Battery

When we first discovered the original PocketPlug case, we loved the convenience of having a charger, complete with prongs, attached to our iPhones at all times. But without an extra battery onboard, we weren't thrilled with the bulk it added to our svelte devices. Fortunately, that's been fixed. » 12/26/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

This Lego Toyota pickup is better than Marty McFly's

First things first: Paul Kim's self-designed Lego 1983 Toyota Hilux is not the truck from Back to the Future. But when you build a black '80s Toyota on beefy tires with a rollbar and yellow fog lights, comparisons tend to be made. And given the details in Paul's Lego truck, his would beat Marty's any day of the week. » 12/26/14 5:59pm Today 5:59pm

Get a new iPhone? Camera? Tips to Master Your Brand New Gadget

There are a couple things that can go through your head upon unwrapping a shiny new electronic device: hell yesss is closely followed by: uhhh, so how do I use this thing? You could read the instructional manual cover to cover, but c'mon F that. So, we've compiled some tips for how to master your newly gifted gadget.… » 12/26/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Adidas' New Star Wars Sneaks Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again

There always seems to be a steady stream of Star Wars merchandise hitting stores, but with a new film on the horizon in 2015, the Disney marketing machine is quickly ramping up to overdrive. Even Adidas wants in on the action with its upcoming Star Wars Originals collection that includes these wonderful Vader kicks.… » 12/26/14 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

These "Christmas Trees" Sit on the Bottom of the Ocean

There's a veritable gold rush going on beneath the world's oceans as nations and multinational corporations alike vie to discover and exploit a wealth of minerals and energy trapped within. Off the coast of Western Australia, for example, General Electric has tapped into a massive reserve of oil and natural gas,… » 12/26/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Kid-Proof Construction Toys Made From Concrete

Nerf and Tonka are probably the brand names most closely associated with toys that are nearly impossible for kids to break. But Studio Paulsberg might be looking to steal a little of their marketshare with this pair of construction toys made from wood and actual concrete, instead of foam or die-cast metal. » 12/26/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

​Tesla Roadster 3.0 Can Drive From SF To LA (400 Miles!) In One Charge

Tesla is out with its 3.0 upgrade for the Roadster, and by combining improved aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance, and new batteries, Tesla claims its achieved a 40-50 percent improvement on range. And it's going to test that with a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. » 12/26/14 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

Samurai Star Wars is 12 parsecs worth of neat

Now that Disney bought Star Wars, I hope they get a little bit riskier and produce new stuff loosely based on the classic trilogy. A Japanese version would look amazing, as these cool action figures demonstrate. It's only a natural step—as George Lucas' original saga was directly influenced by Kurosawa's work. » 12/26/14 12:52pm Today 12:52pm

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice. With removable batteries becoming more and more rare, you've got to take good care of the one you got. Fortunately, it's not to hard keep the lithium-ion… » 12/26/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Start Your Astronaut Training With This Fake Spacesuit Sweatsuit

Even if you've watched movies like The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Armageddon so often you can recite them by heart, NASA isn't even going to look at your resume if you're not in shape. So start your unofficial astronaut training with this sweatsuit that's printed to look exactly like Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11… » 12/26/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

How to Explain Your Sketchy Social Media Activity to Your Family

Sometimes it feels like if you don't post, tweet, or Tumbl an event, it kind of isn't real. But while you're focusing on inflicting FOMO upon your frenemies, it's easy to forget about your most ardent and devoted social media fan base: your family. And now that the holidays are here, you've got some explaining to do. » 11/21/14 12:00pm 11/21/14 12:00pm

Gizmodo Exclusive: Get 25% off Grain Audio's High End BT Speaker

Christmas is tomorrow, but it's never to late to treat yourself! For a short time, Gizmodo readers can get one of the most unique, high-end bluetooth speakers on the market – Grain Audio's PWS – for 25% off plus free shipping with the StackSocial code "graingiz10". » 12/23/14 1:30pm Tuesday 1:30pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

Thanks to a bunch of industry jargon which is made to confuse you about useless technology, razors are way overpriced. And to even get a razor in your hand, you have to go to the drugstore and track down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case for you, just as much as you hate asking. But with Dollar… » 12/05/14 12:46pm 12/05/14 12:46pm

This Year, Resolve to Actually Keep Your Resolution with a 3-Step Plan

According to Statistic Brain, a paltry 8% of people successfully keep their New Year's resolutions each year. If you're among the unfortunate majority whose plans for getting your act together fizzled last year, these three simple steps can make 2015 the year you win at life. » 12/26/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

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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