Amazon's New Dash Buttons: Just Push to Buy

Just when you thought American capitalism had reached its peak, Amazon is announcing the Dash Button. The idea is simple: You push a branded button, and Amazon ships that brand’s products to your home. The Dash Button is also free for Prime Members. Just don’t let the kids near it. » 3/31/15 11:30am 2 minutes ago

You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter. » 3/31/15 11:15am 17 minutes ago

The Most Isolated Town on Earth Wants a Radical Redesign 

Smack dab in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles from human civilization, lies one of the most isolated towns in the world. It’s on an island called Tristan da Cunha, and for the first time, it’s looking to the outside world to plan its future.
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See If You Can Hear the "High Definition" Audio Jay Z Is Selling

Jay Z’s newly acquired and relaunched streaming music service Tidal claims only one difference from Spotify and the rest: superior audio quality. Is it worth switching? Here’s a simple test that’ll help you decide whether it’s worth forking over $20 a month for the best of the best quality.
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Hillary Clinton's "One Device" for Emails Excuse Was BS

Hillary Clinton told the world that the reason she exclusively used her personal email as Secretary of State because she “thought it would be easier to carry one device.” But thanks to a FOIA request, we now know that Clinton used multiple devices for email, including an iPad and a BlackBerry. She also mixed her… » 3/31/15 10:20am Today 10:20am

This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep the Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn't have a drummer? That's where this new wearable comes in. It doesn't tell time, it doesn't have notifications, and it can't run… » 3/31/15 9:49am Today 9:49am

Elon Musk's New Tech, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Elon Musk teases some new Tesla tech, Jay-Z wants to change the world (with a music streaming service), and benchmarks lay the rumored Z4 bare. Welcome to Bitstream, all the news tidbits and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours. » 3/31/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Your Dumbass Selfie Stick Just Got Banned from Coachella

Rejoice, for there is a God: "narcissistic" selfie sticks just got their dumb asses banned from Coachella and Lollapalooza. » 3/31/15 9:23am Today 9:23am

Microsoft Surface 3: Slim, Light, and Running Full-On Windows

It took a couple tries, but Microsoft finally had a critical hit with the Surface Pro 3. It was what we wanted the first Surface to be. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn useable. But at $800 (and going up to nearly $2,000), it’s also expensive. The Surface 3 is Microsoft’s attempt to get in on that… » 3/31/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Spectacular photo of a scuba diver swimming under a massive fish tornado

National Geographic's Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico. The picture, shot by Californian photographer Jeff Hester, shows a colorful ocean full of life but that wasn't always the case: » 3/31/15 8:54am Today 8:54am

Protect Your Data With These Great Deals for World Backup Day

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with great deals on everything you need to keep your data safe. Inside, you'll find routers, range extenders, powerline adapters, hard drives, and NAS boxes from several manufacturers, most of which are marked down to all-time low prices. » 3/31/15 8:15am Today 8:15am

Cattle Yard Aroma Carries Antibiotics and Antibiotic-Resistant DNA

You don't need to see a cattle yard to identify its existence; the smell alone is usually enough. Now, though, you're breathing in not just the aromatic compounds you likely know well—but a selection of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant DNA, too.
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These Pretty Vortices Make This Super Hercules a Magical Aircraft

Feeling dizzy? These amazing vortices were formed by the MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft during its flight to the Kadena Air Base in Japan on March 19th.
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Why No Century Will Ever Start on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday

The Gregorian calendar is full of wonderful mathematical quirks, and here's one of them: under its regime, a century will never start on a Sunday. Or a Wednesday or Friday, for that matter. » 3/31/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

The Science of Why Chicken Goes Bad So Quickly

Food-borne bacteria are the primary cause of spoilage and food poisonings. Thriving in moist, low-acid environments where lots of protein is present, pathogens like Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli live with the bird during its life and stay with its meat after slaughter; likewise, other bacteria, such a … » 3/31/15 5:15am Today 5:15am

This ARM-Powered Chip Could Work for Decades on a Single Battery Charge

As everything around us, from phones and fridges to bicycles and trash cans, begins to connect to the Internet, there's an increasing desire for low-power chips. Like this one, which can last for over ten years on a single battery charge. » 3/31/15 4:31am Today 4:31am

Supreme Court Rules Government GPS Trackers Can Break Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court has confirmed in a ruling that if the government places a GPS tracker on someone's person or their belongings, the act counts as a search—something that remains protected by the Fourth Amendment. » 3/31/15 3:40am Today 3:40am

The restored HD video of the Atlas missile explosion is amazing to watch

The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool. » 3/31/15 1:30am Today 1:30am

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

DreamHost is offering Gizmodo readers a year of SSD 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. » 3/24/15 4:10pm 3/24/15 4:10pm

Create Your Website: 65% Off a Year of Hosting + Free Domain Name ($28)

HostGator, one of Lifehacker's favorite hosting companies, is offering one year of their Hatchling Plan for $28 - which includes a free domain name. That saves you more than 65% and comes out to just $2.33/month. » 3/16/15 4:17pm 3/16/15 4:17pm

Save Space & Money with a Slender TGT Wallet + Free Shipping ($28)

Your wallet is always with you so why not carry one that offers all the functionality of your current bi-fold clunker, but takes up half the space? Grab the Americana TGT Wallet for just $28 and save over 15% while getting innovative simplicity. Use promo code TGTMODO. » 3/26/15 12:03pm Thursday 12:03pm

Save Over $80 (77%) on the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Life is better without the hassle of tangles and wires when listening to your favorite tunes. Right now, Gizmodo readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. » 3/27/15 2:36pm Friday 2:36pm