The U.S. Doesn't Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors

The NSA and U.S. tech giants have come to blows over government backdoors in encryption products lately, with the government arguing that backdoors are vital to national security, and the likes of Yahoo claiming it will make encryption pointless. Well, it looks the party line on backdoors changes pretty sharpish when… » 2/28/15 4:00pm 48 minutes ago

Adam Savage's Replica Hedge Maze From The Shining Is Scarily Accurate

When Mythbusters' Adam Savage isn't, uh, busting myths, he spends his time crafting amazing replicas of movie props, among other hobbies. This time around it's the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, prompted by Savage's disappointment in what should have been the "official" version. » 2/28/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

The Craziest Designs For London's Newest Pedestrian Bridge

The great city of London currently has something of a fascination with pedestrian bridges to span the waterway that bisects the city. The latest project is for a bridge that will connect Nine Elms to Pimlico in the Borough of Wandsworth. Currently, 87 proposals have been submitted: here are the craziest. » 2/28/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… » 2/28/15 10:58am Today 10:58am

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. » 2/28/15 9:16am Today 9:16am

The 16 Strangest Dragons In Dungeons & Dragons

As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest. » 2/27/15 11:58pm Yesterday 11:58pm

A gun machine that shoots dumplings together would be the greatest thing

The world should put together all their brain power and weapons experts and artillery and dumpling ammo so that we can make this dumpling gun machine happen. Imagine a world where at a push of a button we can shoot out the perfect amount of meat, spice it, wrap it and cook it in less than 2 seconds. » 2/27/15 8:41pm Yesterday 8:41pm

How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding. » 2/27/15 5:51pm Yesterday 5:51pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

All too often, low battery life hampers the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:04pm Wednesday 4:04pm

Learn How To Be A Hacker For $49

Hackers are getting a bad rep these days in light of what happened at Sony, and more recently, Lenovo. But legit "white hat" or "good guy" hacking is vital for testing website and device security, plus it's great for modding your setup. This bundle of courses teach the ethical route into hacking. » 2/26/15 2:36pm Thursday 2:36pm