The Internet's Ode to Music from Saharan Cellphones

Constant access to Wi-Fi and LTE make it supremely easy for us to swap songs with each other. More often than that, we swap URLs. In parts of Saharan Africa where service is scarce, Bluetooth does the trick—which means that a booming culture of peer-to-peer MP3 sharing has sprung up, contained on the memory cards… » 9/19/14 7:00pm 19 minutes ago

This is the weirdest and most beautiful time lapse I've ever seen

This is not your usual eye-candy time lapse of a gorgeous landscape. This one—created by Jeff Frost—is different. Speaks directly to the feelings. It's sometimes creepy, violent, and weird. And others stunning, beautiful, and relaxing. The same type of contrasts you find in real life. That's why I like it so much. » 9/19/14 6:56pm 22 minutes ago

Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook

It used to be that, when you wanted to slap someone with a lawsuit, you'd have to hunt them down the old-fashioned way—on foot, just like mom used to do. But now, a Family Court official has ruled for the very first time in the United States (it's already common practice in Europe) that yes, you can indeed serve legal… » 9/19/14 6:09pm Today 6:09pm

NASA Is Blasting the First 3D Printer Into Space Tonight

A few minutes after 2 AM tonight, a SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying something that's never been taken into space: A 3D printer. When it docks with the ISS, it will deliver the first machine capable of making things in orbit—a huge step forward for exploration. » 9/19/14 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

This Mysterious NYC Castle Was Actually America's First Cancer Hospital

On the southwest corner of Central Park West and 106th Street in New York City, there's an enormous castle. It takes up the whole east end of the block, with its red brick cylindrical turrets topped with gleaming silver cones. The stained glass windows and intricate stonework make the building look like something out… » 9/19/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That'll Survive a Soaking

Converse's All Star Chucks have such an iconic design that they can even be paired with a formal suit without fashion critics batting an eye. Unfortunately they're mostly designed for casual wear, nothing adventurous, but that's why Converse is releasing a couple of limited edition pairs that have been upgraded with… » 9/19/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

These Five Ideas for Smarter Cities Just Won Millions in Funding

Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas for cities addressing issues from aging to civic engagement. » 9/19/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

How to Pull Off the Most Complex Taxidermy of All Time

Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History took the wraps off its newest main attraction: Lonesome George. Lonesome George, the world-famous giant tortoise native to the Galapagos. He passed on in 2012 of natural causes. This set in motion the process to preserve George through the most complex and intricate… » 9/19/14 3:57pm Today 3:57pm

The F-35′s X-Ray Vision Is The Future Of Naval (And All Other) Warfare

One of the most 'popular' features on the controversial F-35 is the jet's Distributed Aperture System (DAS). DAS creates an all-seeing sphere and classifies and relays data and video to the pilot's helmet and to the jet's mission computers. This game-changing system has now been adapted for the high seas, and it won't… » 9/19/14 3:55pm Today 3:55pm

What It Takes to Build the Largest Particle Collider Ever Made

The Large Hadron Collider is an enormous feat of engineering: A 17-mile tunnel packed with fragile scientific instruments that took 25 years to imagine and 10 to construct. But now, scientists at CERN have chosen an engineering firm to build its successor—a collider that will be triple the size of the LHC. » 9/19/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

I Traveled to Hawaii and London in This Weird VR Holodeck


Virtuality is still stuck in an awkward liminal stage. Sony introduced Morpheus, Samsung's $200 Gear VR is just around the corner, and the Oculus Rift continues to showcase the best the platform has to offer. But it's a technology not easily accessible. Instead, it's still relegated to strange demos and experimental… » 9/19/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

In The Boxtrolls, 3D Printing Makes Stop Motion Animation Look Magical

The Boxtrolls takes you into a beautiful bright Dickensian world where cheese means status and box-clad trolls are at the bottom of society. It's the biggest stop motion production ever, and it would've been impossible a few years ago. But the creators of the film took a 75-year-old technique and introduced a whole… » 9/19/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

New Simulation Offers Definitive Proof the Moon Landing Was Not Fake

Over the years, we here at Gizmodo have provided you many, many examples of scientifically backed evidence to shove in the faces of lunar landing conspiracists. But this one might be the most convincing of all: Engineers used 3D modeling to prove, once and for all, that Buzz Aldrin really moonwalked. » 9/19/14 2:33pm Today 2:33pm

Watch the High-Tech Levi's Stadium Being Built In a Dazzling Timelapse

Earlier in September, the San Francisco 49ers' spanking new high-tech stadium opened with its 600 WiFi access points and green roof and hot dog-ordering app. But just 29 months ago, Levi's Stadium was an empty lot in the ground. The entire stadium takes shape in this two-minute timelapse video. » 9/19/14 2:16pm Today 2:16pm

Get 27% off the Quick Powering LithiumCard Backup Battery

Seeing as phones are getting to a pocket-busting size nowadays, other tech needs to shrink down. The LithiumCard does that for batteries — it's way thinner and smaller than your overgrown handset. Plus, it's a super fast charger – 1% of your device per minute. The best part? For Gizmodo readers, it's 27% off. » 9/15/14 12:01pm Monday 12:01pm

Get 42% Off The GoSafe 110 Dashcam – One Of Amazon's Top Dashcams

You know dashcams? They capture those brilliantly hilarious behind-the-windshield videos. But their main role is to record video evidence of any fool who drives into your car. The GoSafe 110 is a 5 star amazon product – it captures a 126º view in HD, and Gizmodo readers exclusively can grab one for over 40%. » 9/15/14 12:06pm Monday 12:06pm