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 38 minutes ago

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 43 minutes ago

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

Cool samurai Star Wars clearly shows the saga's Japanese influences

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

The NSA Dumped Its Spying Violations While You Were Waiting on Santa

The U.S. government has released proof that it repeatedly spied on American citizens without being allowed to... and you probably missed it. The National Security Administration finally dumped a heap of redacted documents revealing the surveillance violations made over the last decade. Hooray for transparency! Of… » 12/26/14 11:15am Today 11:15am

The Best Games To Get For Your New Gaming System, Phone Or Tablet 

Get a new gaming system for Christmas today? Or a new phone or tablet that plays games? We've got some recommendations for you so you can play some games (and maybe ignore your more annoying relatives in the process). » 12/26/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

The Return Policies at Big Retailers, Just In Case You Were Wondering


      I'm not saying you don't like your gifts. I would never say that. But, hey, maybe that sweater doesn't quite fit. Maybe plaid leg warmers aren't exactly your style anymore. Maybe your sister bought you another friggin' salad spinner, seriously, like it's not an unsubtle hint to diet, could you even be more… » 12/26/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

      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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      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