These are the cool perks you can get if you become a Lego VIP

Last Saturday I went to an official Lego store one hour before the doors opened to the public. I got a lot of free cool stuff. I got to roam the store in peace to check out special holiday offers before anyone else in the planet. How? I'm just a normal Lego fan—with a Lego VIP card. And you can become one too. It's… » 11/25/14 7:49pm A minute ago

This Is The Army's New Pocket Drone

The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, known also as CP-ISR, is a new nano-drone concept dreamed up by the folks at the Army's Natick Soldier Research Center. Where as most unmanned aircraft look to provide info as to what is going on over the next hill, or far over horizon, CP-ISR is… » 11/25/14 7:37pm 13 minutes ago

What's Your Worst Holiday Travel Horror Story?

We all have one of those holiday travel stories. That time you got to the airport and realized you forgot to click the buy button. That time you stepped onto the train platform and the zipper on your suitcase broke sending all of your sweaters onto the tracks. That time you got on a bus and your carsick neighbor… » 11/25/14 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

Did Lego leak the rumored SHIELD helicarrier?

Last week, Lego released details of the newest modular building, the Detective's Office (10246) which I will be purchasing the instant it comes out in January. In the official designer video, there was an Easter egg, caught by the eagle eyes over at Groove Bricks that may confirm the rumored S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. » 11/25/14 5:27pm Today 5:27pm

Lewis Baltz, Photographer of America's Changing Landscape, Has Died

Over the course of the mid to late twentieth century, photographers set out to document the rapidly shifting makeup of America's expanse. Lewis Baltz was one of the foremost artists to capture the landscape and architecture in an amazingly austere, yet moving way. He passed away this week at age 69 of a long-term… » 11/25/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator's $50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal—so close, but yet still so far. » 11/25/14 3:21pm Today 3:21pm

Back to the Future's Hoverboards Were Originally Way Bigger

The hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II is one of the most iconic artifacts of 20th century futurism. But surprisingly, the hovering toys were originally envisioned to be much larger than what made it on screen. That's according to John Bell, the visual effects art director on the classic 1989 film. » 11/25/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

The Government Wants to Delete Years of CIA and DHS Emails

On September 17, the National Archives published a seemingly routine announcement in the Federal Registrar. Couched in language about preserving records of value is a line about the destruction of records and a list of federal agencies. The CIA is one of these agencies, and its emails about waterboarding could be some… » 11/25/14 2:41pm Today 2:41pm

1 Out of Every 9 Bridges in the US Is Structurally Deficient

There are about 630,000 bridges in the United States, ranging from impressive new structural creations like Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas to deteriorating slabs of concrete in desperate need repair. It's that last growing group of bridges, ports, and highways that represent the slowing decaying infrastructure… » 11/25/14 2:32pm Today 2:32pm

Shake Up Your Hosting Duties and Floor Your Guests This Thanksgiving

While holiday parties are often a pleasant (and delicious) way to get together with your family and friends, they also mean more time spent cleaning up. Between Aunt Lisa traversing your brand new hardwood in her dirt-encrusted boots and your adorable, annoying nephew tracking tinsel all over the carpet, a four-hour… » 11/21/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

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

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". This deal is limited, so if you want one for the holidays, grab it quick! » 11/24/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34,99, it's great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 12:27pm Friday 12:27pm