Astronaut Chris Hadfield explains why we should be optimistic in 2015

It feels like everything is going to hell, especially as a seemingly dreadful year comes to an end and winter keeps getting stronger. But, despite the continuous onslaught of bad news flooding media, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future. Everyone's favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield explains. » 12/28/14 7:30am Today 7:30am

Exclusive: Meet The USAF's Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded, it will represent a massive capability increase in American… » 12/27/14 8:07pm Yesterday 8:07pm

Time Lapse Videos Capture The True Beauty Of Space At 17,150 MPH

Watching the world go by from the window of a plane at Mach 0.8 is hard to beat, but when it comes to an expanded world view, nobody gets a better picture than the residents of the International Space Station. Check out this time-lapse compilation by Germany's Alexander Gerst. » 12/27/14 7:54pm Yesterday 7:54pm

Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China

Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker from the 2008 Pixar film. » 12/27/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Artist Suing Sony Over Unauthorized Use of Her Song in 'The Interview'

Musician Yoon Mi Rae is not too happy with Sony Pictures right now. Because even though the company has aggressively gone after people who don't respect intellectual property rights, they seem to need a lesson in IP law themselves. Yoon Mi Rae is accusing Sony of using a portion of her song "Pay Day" in the… » 12/27/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Banned under the previous STARTII treaty, but not excluded in 2011's New START treaty, Russia is pulling from its Soviet strategic playbook and reviving the intercontinental ballistic missile toting, hiding in plain sight, 'Nuke Train' concept. » 12/27/14 5:33pm Yesterday 5:33pm

Hackers Leak Thousands of Passwords Because This Is How We Live Now

So, um, it's probably a good day to change your passwords. For everything. Anonymous (or some kid claiming to be part of Anonymous) supposedly made good on a promise to release about 13,000 passwords and credit card information for a couple dozen sites — including Amazon, Walmart, Hulu Plus, Playboy, and Xbox Live,… » 12/27/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Philadelphia literally burns old money for electricity

What happens to old paper money that's too worn out to be used? It's often recycled and made into everything from dog beds to packing materials. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve office does something even more unique: They send the old currency to local power plants, where it's burned for electricity. » 12/27/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Alleged Xbox and PlayStation Hacker Shows His Face in Interview


Two days after a small group of hackers going by the name "Lizard Squad" claimed responsibility for a worldwide Xbox and PlayStation outage, one purported member feels bold enough to give a live interview. "I'd be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their consoles on… » 12/27/14 2:17pm Yesterday 2:17pm

How to Explain Your Sketchy Social Media Activity to Your Family

Sometimes it feels like if you don't post, tweet, or Tumbl an event, it kind of isn't real. But while you're focusing on inflicting FOMO upon your frenemies, it's easy to forget about your most ardent and devoted social media fan base: your family. And now that the holidays are here, you've got some explaining to do. » 11/21/14 12:00pm 11/21/14 12:00pm

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

Got a shiny new device from Christmas? We've got an awesome deal on Limefuel – a top notch external battery – so your new phone or tablet never runs out of juice. It holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times. Now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/25/14 10:25pm Thursday 10:25pm

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm

Get the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course for $29 (Save 85%)

Udemy, one of the largest online marketplaces for learning, is offering one of their most popular classes, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course, at an exclusive 80% off using promo code IOS-29. Regularly priced at $199, the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course is now just $29. » 12/19/14 4:25pm 12/19/14 4:25pm