Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 8/29/14 2:00pm 4 minutes ago

Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting incredibly good at it. But it's far from the only company… » 8/29/14 1:40pm 24 minutes ago

Expand Your Android, Make a Robot Clean Your House, SodaStream [Deals]

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault… » 8/29/14 1:15pm 49 minutes ago

Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Groups' Bio-Warfare Plans

When fighters belonging to a moderate Syrian rebel force raided an ISIS hideout earlier this year, they could never have expected to come away with a haul as valuable as this. What they found wasn't weapons or ammo or money, it was a laptop. A laptop filled with thousands of hidden files filled containing schemes,… » 8/29/14 1:09pm 55 minutes ago

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, for starters, you could turn them into your own personal media servers. » 8/29/14 12:48pm Today 12:48pm

Blink and You'll Miss This Leaked Video of the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 should be coming very, very soon, almost certainly at Samsung's Unpacked event next week. But in the meantime, it's made a sneak appearance in an extremely short leaked video. Not the shortest we've seen, but close. » 8/29/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

The New Alienware Area-51 Is the Weirdest Gaming PC I’ve Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things. One: selling ever more powerful gaming computers. Two: making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn't just another box sculpted to look like it's out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the… » 8/29/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Amazon Redesigns Its Login Page For the First Time In Decades

Amazon has built its brand around consistency—it rarely follows popular user interface trends, and its design mission has always been ruthless pragmatism. But now, for the first time in many, many years, it's given its login page an overhaul. It's the end of an era, and it could signal broader, site-wide changes. » 8/29/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

This Robotic Bridge Inspector Was Originally a Disney Camera-Bot

De-icing slippery winter roads is a vital public safety measures in cold-weather climates. However, the annual cycle of salting streets only to have the mineral seep into the blacktop and rot it from the inside wreaks havoc on transportation infrastructure throughout the U.S. and around the world. This little bot… » 8/29/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

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 Today 11:04am

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 Today 11:04am

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 Today 10:42am

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