John Oliver Reminds Us How Badly We Take Care of Our Nukes

If you've been paying attention since, well, since the Cold War started, you know that the United States has an insanely huge number of nuclear weapons. And if you've been paying even closer attention, you'll know that the military is not very good at keeping track of them. In fact, it's laughably bad at. » 7/28/14 10:07am Today 10:07am

The New Machine That Could Be Making the iPhone 6's Sapphire Screen

The iPhone 6 may have a sapphire glass screen. It also may not. We've been through the will-they-won't-they, but MIT Technology Review recently went straight to the source: A company that's designed a better, cheaper way to manufacture the stuff. If Apple is planning a sapphire screen device, this could be the machine… » 7/28/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Doubling Up LCDs in VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift—and more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors—way more… » 7/28/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

12 Rare Flintstones Production Shots From the Golden Age of Animation

The animated landscape is one big Uncanny Valley now, dominated by massive digital conglomerates. But a half-century ago, the world's animation powerhouse was an independent outfit run by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, creators of The Flintstones, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo. This previously unpublished gallery of… » 7/28/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

An App That Dims Your Phone So That Other Concertgoers Won't Hate You

Look at any concert photo taken sometime after cellphones started including built-in cameras, and you'll see a sea of glowing screens that end up distracting from what's happening on stage. So the next time you're at a concert, be courteous to your fellow attendees with this alternative iOS camera app that keeps your… » 7/28/14 9:14am Today 9:14am

Turning a Wall Into an Android "Touchscreen" With a Pocket Projector

Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model at Gizmodo's office, ahead of the launch of TouchPico's crowdfunding campaign. » 7/28/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

This Guy Taped a GoPro To His Car Wheel And It Looks Hypnotic

GoPros have taken us on some pretty ridiculous adventures, from shark dives and back country ski expeditions, to, uh, jumping out of a spacecraft and falling to Earth. But as one video artist just proved, these lil cameras can capture awesome footage from every day situations, too. Like driving. » 7/28/14 8:56am Today 8:56am

The Future of Grilled Cheese Delivery Is Crispy, Gooey, and Delicious

Time is not kind to grilled cheese sandwiches; there's a (very) slim window once they've left the skillet before they turn into a congealed bummer. Which makes home delivery all but impossible. But the SmartBox, a highly engineered container, promises to get these fickle sandos to your door with minimum rubberization.… » 7/28/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Someone Finally Built the Ultimate Urban Bike

The road to building a dream bike is fraught with potholes—it's easy to throw together a bunch of wacky ideas into a build and end up with something very far from perfect. This is not one of those bikes. This is Horse Bicycles's "Merge," a collaboration with Pensa Design Studios, who set out to build the perfect urban… » 7/28/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

Learn to Code with 90% off the Pure Python Hacker Bundle

When you first start coding, the biggest question is which language to learn. A language like Python provides an easy, beginner friendly start — and this bundle of 7 courses (and over 50 hours of content) offers a complete education in everything from apps, to websites, APIs, and more. » 7/21/14 12:39pm 7/21/14 12:39pm