The World's Offensive Place Names, Mapped

We've all sat in the passenger seat, notionally giving directions to a driver, but instead giggling at the slightly rudely named towns on the map. Fortunately, now you can find all those amusingly offensive place names, across the entire world, on one wonderfully juvenile interactive map. Maybe, perhaps, possibly a… » 7/11/14 7:30am 22 minutes ago

An Augmented Reality Windshield Tells You How to Take a Racing Line

Land Rover's windshield experiments have already been pretty impressive — remember the concept that would make your car's bonnet appear transparent to make it easier to avoid potholes? But what if you're on a silky-smooth race track, looking to perfect your performance? » 7/11/14 5:15am Today 5:15am

Apparently, the US Navy got itself some cool alien spaceships

The Northrop Grumman X-47B carrier-launched drone really feels like the future of aviation in this image taken on board the USS Harry Truman. And, while it looks like some alien spaceship from a sci-fi show, the final version of this beast will completely replace those F-18s in a couple decades. » 7/11/14 1:31am Today 1:31am

Here's every Transformers robot fight scene in one video

Instead of making the Marky Mark Transformers sequel, Michael Bay should have just sent in this sick, non-stop supercut of every single robot fight scene from the Transformers trilogy to theaters. Yep. This video is an orgy of explosive metal on metal battle scenes without any of the pesky humans screwing it up. I… » 7/11/14 1:11am Today 1:11am

This guy spent $500,000 in his Star Trek collection

$500,000. That's how much a Star Trek fan Anthony Sforza is, a man who put three years of his life into turning his basement into a temple dedicated to Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi series—then filled it with unique memorabilia. He actually bought a piece of the set to analyze it and use the exact same materials. » 7/10/14 11:28pm Yesterday 11:28pm

Seeing strangers take off each other's clothes is quite awkward

Here's the official, anted up sequel to First Kiss, called Undress Me, which means "strangers" are taking off each other's clothes now in a video to promote the new season of Masters of Sex. It doesn't quite have the well acted charm of the original and you feel more like a voyeur this time around but watching… » 7/10/14 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

This is why you should only drink water with impurities

It may sound like a good idea to drink the purest water you can find, but as this video explains, that is not actually the case. Ultra pure water has no impurities—so absolutely no taste and who wants that—but also in large quantities it will harm and even kill you because it will leach the minerals from your body. » 7/10/14 10:16pm Yesterday 10:16pm

10 tricks that famous movie directors use as their trademark

With some directors, you can immediately tell you're watching a movie they directed just by looking at a still frame without any context. There's a visual style they stamp on their films, a certain special effect they like, a narrative preference they utilize, basically, a trademark they have. WatchMojo came up with a… » 7/10/14 9:47pm Yesterday 9:47pm

Imagining Google as a real person is still so embarrassingly hilarious

If Google were a real person, he would probably have the world's most frustrating job. I mean, Google has to deal with all the crud we type into the search engine and spit out results that match up to our perverted tastes, stoned questions, deepest fears, doddering mistakes all while trying to not to judge us. » 7/10/14 9:01pm Yesterday 9:01pm

Genius trailer turns Saving Private Ryan drama into Expendables idiocy

Proving again that great editing can turn any movie into something completely different, the geniuses from Unusual Suspects took the tragic story of Saving Private Ryan and converted it into that Hollywood clusterfuck of stupidity, bad writing, and explosions that is The Expendables 3. » 7/10/14 8:22pm Yesterday 8:22pm

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is missing 80 percent of all its light. Astronomers are completely baffled: "We still don't know for sure what it is, but at least one thing we thought we knew about the present day universe isn't true." » 7/10/14 7:24pm Yesterday 7:24pm

Verizon's Innovation Centers Are Tackling Issues of the Future, Now

Verizon operates the largest 4G LTE network in America, but it does much more than enable you to IM at lightning speed from your coffee shop of choice. Verizon's Innovation Centers, for example, focus on solving global issues in sustainability, health care, and more. Dan Murphy, Director of Technology at Verizon… » 7/10/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Get 40% off the iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone, Smartphones, & DSLR

On every TV show, you'll see shots that seem to glide, and it is often done with the use of a dolly — essentially a tripod on wheels. The iStabilizer Dolly is a scaled down version for smartphone and DSLR videographers, and it works perfectly. Gizmodo readers can grab one for 40% off – down from $65 to $39. » 7/04/14 6:17pm 7/04/14 6:17pm

Get Over 90% Off 1 TB of Online Backup Software For Life – $69

Let's face it — you have a lot of digital stuff. Even if you don't have thousands of files lying about, photos & videos soon fill up GBs. This data is hard to organize, and can easily be lost if a hard drive fails. That's why online backup makes sense, and you can currently get 1TB of storage with 90% off DrivePop. » 7/09/14 5:19pm Wednesday 5:19pm