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A Foggy Morning Adds Surrealism to the Wonder of Spaceflight

November 30, 1982: A foggy morning before the inaugural flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger offered no hint to the troubles that would plague the mission. On top of an over two-month launch delay, a malfunction placed the shuttle in a too-low orbit for the first shuttle-based spacewalk and satellite deployment. »9/05/15 9:37am21 minutes ago

Saturday's Best Deals: $19 Bias Light, Fitbit Charge HR, KitchenAids, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/05/15 9:05am54 minutes ago

This Incredibly Popular Antec Bias Light Kit is Back Under $20, If You Hurry

We’ve all heard that watching TV in the dark can be pretty tough on the eyes, but an ambient bias lighting setup can make the experience much more palatable. This basic USB-powered kit from Antec is only $19 right now, and takes just a few seconds to install. »9/04/15 10:10pmYesterday 10:10pm

Video: A portrait of a chef opening a restaurant

Life and Thyme continues its excellent video series about food and chefs by taking a look at Chef Timothy Hollingsworth and his upcoming Otium restaurant. In this chapter, we see Hollingsworth take a visit to the fish market and cook a splendid looking dish while talking about what food and more importantly, passion… »9/04/15 6:00pmYesterday 6:00pm

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is Our Children of Men Moment

We often use old sci-fi movies as reference points for our own hopes and fears about our present reality. That computer interface is so Minority Report, we might say. That food is something out of Soylent Green. That building is so Jetsons. It’s imperfect, but it’s a shorthand to talk about the way that the world is… »9/04/15 5:05pmYesterday 5:05pm

Force Friday Was A Disaster For Many Star Wars Fans

I’d been looking forward to this for months: Force Friday, the big reveal and release of the first toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’d previously lined up for toys from Episodes I, II and III—and VII was going to be no different. But this Force Friday was a truly awful experience. »9/04/15 3:30pmYesterday 3:30pm

Most Popular Desktop Mouse: Logitech MX, Plus Alternatives

Logitech’s MX Series of mice handily dragged the title of “Best Desktop Mouse” to its Documents folder, taking down 50% of your votes. The MX Series won the same contest in 2011 on Gizmodo, in 2012 in Lifehacker’s Hive Five, and had its latest iteration recently reviewed as the best mouse ever on Gizmodo. »9/04/15 3:15pmYesterday 3:15pm