Beautiful short about a lone dog will fill your heart with joy

This is a day in the life of Conga, a dog that loves the snow-covered mountains of Bariloche, Argentina. And when I say love, I really mean love. The energy and happiness of this creature are contagious. I want to do like Santiago Guzman, who followed her like in a real life Adventure Time episode. A joyous film. » 12/17/14 11:09pm 29 minutes ago

A 30-year-old man did all the stunts for Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

There's a lot of dangerous hijinks in Home Alone, so it makes sense to use a stuntman to get 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin out of harm's way. But it's not like they could use another child for those wild stunts, instead the movie used a 30-year-old man who was roughly the same size as Macaulay Culkin. » 12/17/14 9:56pm Today 9:56pm

These five news items you haven't heard of may be the best news of 2014

There have been a lot of bad news this year. And a lot of good ones too. Sadly, many of the good ones never get the proper coverage they need and they get lost in the storm of crap that we have to suffer every day. Luckily, Bill Gates has highlighted the best five news of 2014 that you probably missed. » 12/17/14 9:43pm Today 9:43pm

LG's New WebOS 2.0 Ribbon Navigator Might Actually Be Usable 

For as much as I loved the LG 9300's curved OLED screen, trying to navigate through the set's menus using the motion-controlled smart remote and the onscreen Web OS menu could be an infuriating task. Hopefully the second generation navigation menu that LG just announced ahead of CES will make it less of a chore. » 12/17/14 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

This weird medieval instrument sounds like a badass electric guitar

I didn't know a medieval instrument could sound so cool until I saw this video. French musician Guilhem Desq electrified his hurdy gurdy and connected it to a sampler to create these amazing sounds that seem to come straight out from Tom Morello's guitar. Go to the two minutes mark to see what I mean. » 12/17/14 8:49pm Today 8:49pm

4-minute explainer of the entire universe of The Hobbit is a must watch

J. R. R. Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion describes the universe where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. It has all the secrets of Middle Earth, from individual characters to the genesis of wizards, elves, orcs, or men. This must-watch short explainer reveals its crucial elements in four minutes. » 12/17/14 8:20pm Today 8:20pm

1957 Anti-American Movie From North Korea Is the Only Legal Movie Now

Judging by Sony's decision to pull the Christmas release of The Interview and reports that it North Korea was behind the attack, it looks like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has won. Or something. We may as well get used to watching all their movies. I heard on the internet that North Korean movies are the… » 12/17/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Report: North Korea May Be Behind Sony Pictures Hack After All (Update)

Despite the FBI saying just a few days ago that there was "no attribution to North Korea at this point," ABC News is reporting that federal cyber-security sources "close to the investigation" have indeed confirmed that the FBI does have reason to believe that North Korea may be involved in some capacity after all. » 12/17/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

What To Do When It All Goes Wrong

Visiting dangerous places, leaving cell signal behind, traveling by yourself and just generally taking risks? Well, guess what? At some point, it's going to go badly for you. Likely when you least expect it. Here's what I've learned about self rescue. » 12/17/14 5:22pm Today 5:22pm

Give the Gift of Battery Life with These Discounted Anker Power Packs

USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have anyone on your shopping list that could use one, here's a great… » 12/17/14 4:46pm Today 4:46pm

Instead of Banning Smartphones from the Dinner Table, Use Them to Bond

OK, smartphones don't quite fit in with our traditional ideas of the holidays, but that doesn't mean they're the enemy of family time. For the next month, families across the country will finish up their enormous dinners, pour themselves some eggnog, and head to the den, where everyone can bask in the warm glow of… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

This Brooklyn Townhouse Blends Modern Design with Historic Architecture

Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy. Case in point: after Colin Winkelman purchased his 1,600-square-foot townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2010, he knew exactly where to look for help decorating the historic space: Lindsay Key, a childhood friend who just so happens to be co-owner of Key +… » 12/17/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Get 45% Off The Striiv Fusion Smartwatch + Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers make an outstanding holiday gift, but most cost upwards of $100. The Striiv Fusion, normally $100, is on sale for a little while to Gizmodo readers for $55 – the all time low price. Plus, if you order by Wednesday, you'll have it before Christmas, guaranteed. » 12/13/14 4:56pm Saturday 4:56pm

Get 20% Off MeUndies, The Most Comfortable Underwear + Free Shipping

Underwear shopping is an activity that's constantly put off, if it even crosses one's mind. But it's a must if you want to remain a respected part of society. So get 20% off your first order with MeUndies, the direct-to-consumer, comfort-first underwear company, which includes free shipping right to your door. Or send… » 12/15/14 5:26pm Monday 5:26pm

Save 10% on the Perfect Weekend and Gym Duffel Bag + Free Shipping ($90)

Owen & Fred, the men's essentials company, has a single mission of designing high quality everyday products that are manufactured in the USA, and turning them into something more. Their "Work Hard, Play Hard" duffel bag is a customer favorite that Gizmodo readers can get for $90, a savings of 10%, plus free shipping.… » 12/16/14 4:27pm Yesterday 4:27pm

The Best Action Camera For Every Need

If I'm going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That's how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven't looked back. » 12/17/14 10:24am Today 10:24am

The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie's premiere altogether. And the… » 12/17/14 7:38pm Today 7:38pm