5 Parts of NYC Built On Garbage and Refuse 

If you think New York is dirty now, you should thank your lucky stars. It was pretty much a cesspool in the 19th century. "We were a laughingstock," as historian Robin Nagle once put it. But in an odd way, New York owes its current success to its refuse—after all, it's built on the stuff. » 1/28/15 4:02pm A minute ago

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The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget,… » 1/28/15 3:57pm 6 minutes ago

Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 33 minutes ago

We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. » 1/28/15 3:05pm 58 minutes ago

Deepak Chopra Has the Worst Avatar Ever on Twitter

Deepak Chopra, online werewolf and mortal nemesis of Gizmodo's Matt Novak, wants you to know the possiblities are infinite. A message he decided to share with the world using the only medium that matters anymore—his Twitter avatar. The possibilities are so infinite, in fact, that he has freed himself from the shackles… » 1/28/15 2:33pm Today 2:33pm

This Is The Greatest View Of Dwarf Planet Ceres We Have Ever Seen

The Dawn spacecraft has done it: it is now taking the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet Ceres that have ever been seen. Not only is this new image better than the historic Hubble Space Telescope image, but every new release will be better than the one before until it arrives in orbit this March. » 1/28/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Finally, Transition Lens Glasses That Aren't Total Dorkdom 

Blessed are those with perfect vision, but the rest of us poor, nearly blind souls know the torture that is looking for sunglasses when we already have to wear glasses. The options are Fitovers that jut out like VR goggles or flimsy clip-ons or prescription sunglasses ($$$) or god forbid transition lens. (Please don't… » 1/28/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire sent flames soaring up 10 feet into the air, our (mock) astronauts have been laid to rest (in their respective homes as they see fit). Goodbye and godspeed, you magnificent… » 1/28/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

How Research Scientists Get Free Illegal Drugs from the Government 

On an obscure webpage that looks like it's been barely updated in the last decade there's a link to download a PDF with the unassuming name of "NDSP Catalog." Click it and you'll find pretty much every drug you can dream up: meth, cocaine, heroin, MDMA—nearly 800 compounds in all. Welcome to the scientist's stash of… » 1/28/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

We've waxed poetic about Brother laser printers countless times, but if you're still fighting an old Inkjet at your house, you've got two great options to upgrade today. » 1/28/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

These Dominoes Are Stuffed With Actual Cold Hard Shredded Cash

When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. And nothing says you're in it to win it like playing with a… » 1/28/15 12:08pm Today 12:08pm

Parks and Rec's Fake Future Facebook Is Disconcertingly Plausible

Parks and Rec jumped a few years into the future for its last season, and that jump has mostly manifested in holographic tablets. Last night's episode, however, took on the more in-depth subject of data-mining pretty seriously, and with characteristically goofy wit. It's just a liiittle too realistic though. » 1/28/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

Warning: CEO Of Elite Dating Site Can Ban You Douchebags For Life

Amanda Bradford just launched a dating app called The League, which is designed to be used by beautiful, ambitious, intelligent people — you know who you are! — while keeping out the riffraff. Are you in our league? No surprise that some people find this app silly. Or sad. Or offensive. But don't you dare point that… » 1/28/15 10:57am Today 10:57am

67% Off Hosting and a Domain Name ($2.95 a Month)

DreamHost is offering Gizmodo readers a year of web hosting and a domain name for just $2.95 a month, 67% off the regular price. Build the site you've always dreamed of from the ground up and get all the key features you need to keep it running efficiently, all for only $35 annually. Use promo code gizmodo295. » 1/26/15 4:10pm Monday 4:10pm

Watch this Coach Lead His Team Of Party Guests To Pizza Domination

We all learn from our mistakes, especially when they result in not having enough delicious pizza. Delivery guys may get stuck in snow, they may get lost — they're in no way immune to the harsh realities of February weather. Plus, there are many other factors that could cause your party experience to be, well,… » 1/23/15 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm

Get This Post-CES Special – 30% Off Revogi's Bluetooth Smartbulb 

Want to set the mood right from your phone? With smartbulbs, you can control colors, brightness, or even set times to power on/off. Many smartbulbs cost upwards of $80 or $100, but Gizmodo readers can get 30% off Revogi's bluetooth-controlled Smartbulb, so it's just $34.99 + Free Shipping. » 1/27/15 5:11pm Yesterday 5:11pm