Watch Old People Freak Out Trying Oculus Rift For the First Time

Oculus Rift's virtual reality is so awesome that it'll leave any generation slack-jawed. But it's especially satisfying to see old people get their minds blown. "So this is how far they've come," says one man. You have no idea dude. » 8/29/14 11:04am 33 minutes ago

Microsoft Is Officially Killing MSN Messenger Once and For All

Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, it's been slowly but surely pushing those last MSN/Windows Live Messenger clingers-on into its brave new, Skype-based world. And now China, the last MSN Messenger stronghold, is finally getting the boot, ending the messaging service's 15 year run once and for all. » 8/29/14 11:04am 33 minutes ago

You Can't Buy These Underwater Iron Man Thrusters Without Gov't Approval

If you combined the SkyMall catalog with the Christmas list of some spoiled rich kid you'd end up with Hammacher Schlemmer: an impossible menagerie of everything from shoe polishers, to talking scales, to this amazing set of underwater thrusters that you wear like a pair of Iron Man's pants. If there's a better way to… » 8/29/14 10:42am 55 minutes ago

Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951

It's that time of year: If you're one of the hundreds of millions people on Ikea's mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered) products. Ikea has been sending these babies out for more than six decades—and you can follow the evolution of popular design… » 8/29/14 9:16am Today 9:16am

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

It's called the New Nintendo 3DS. It's faster with bigger screens and better battery life. It also has a new analog pad called the "C-stick." Wow! This sounds great. » 8/29/14 9:09am Today 9:09am

An App Can Tell If Addicts Are Faking Withdrawal Tremors To Get a Fix

If your body is used to consuming alcohol every day, and you suddenly stop cold turkey, you're going to experience withdrawal symptoms including tremors. They're treatable with benzodiazepine drugs, but often times those can be abused by addicts who fake tremors in order to get a prescription. Spotting those fake… » 8/29/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

This Oculus Rift game on a real rollercoaster must be a crazy experience

The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronized to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it's an amazing experience. » 8/29/14 8:05am Today 8:05am

Video: Unmanned F-16 jet dodges a live missile for the first time

Boeing has successfully tested the QF-16 against live fire for the first time. The QF-16 is a a modified version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon designed to be controlled remotely by a human pilot so companies can test new weapons systems against it. It's pretty awesome to see it dodging the bullet in the skies. » 8/29/14 7:02am Today 7:02am

Get 36% Off Limefuel's Giant 15,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? Which is why we like the Limefuel — it holds 15,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 36% off. » 8/27/14 3:54pm Wednesday 3:54pm