Here's How Much Faster New iPhone Wi-Fi Is Than Your Old iPhone's

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren't just bigger and better than ever, they've also got some subtle internal upgrades. I'm not talking processors; the new iPhones are the first Apple handsets to ship with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and that gives them a hell of a speed boost, as you'll see in this handy video by iClarified. » 10/02/14 9:32am 4 minutes ago

Dimming Your Phone's Screen Under Your Thumb Could Prolong Battery Life

It's a tough pill to swallow, but smartphones aren't getting any smaller. And since those larger displays are unfortunately putting more of a strain on battery life, Microsoft Research is proposing a clever trick that promises to extend your phone's usable hours by detecting and dimming parts of the display already… » 10/02/14 9:27am 9 minutes ago

A Trip Inside a 70-Year-Old Wind Tunnel

Wind tunnels are amazing. These massive structures made remarkable contributions to science and engineering, and from a photographer's perspective they are simply gorgeous, dramatic spaces. A few days ago, I was lucky to explore this vintage Hungarian wind tunnel—an outstanding example of an early aerodynamic testing… » 10/02/14 9:00am 36 minutes ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

The master disassemblers at iFixit have applied their expertise at turning gadgets into piles of raw components to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. And while not chock full of surprises, the lack of an official waterproof IP67 rating—like the Galaxy S5 boasts—didn't stop Samsung from being generous with the glue, which makes… » 10/02/14 8:49am 47 minutes ago

Netflix Is Making Four Exclusive Movies with Adam Sandler

As well as debuting the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, Netflix has some other big news: it's just signed a deal with Adam Sandler to fund and produce four of his movies that will run exclusively on the streaming service. » 10/02/14 3:30am Today 3:30am

Motorcyclist misses his superman seat grab trick and flies into the air

Whoa. This is crazy. A motorcyclist jumped off a ramp and missed his grab of the motorcycle seat for the superman seat grab trick and ended up spinning out of control in the air. I can't imagine the sinking feeling of grabbing nothing, though I guess in this case, it'd be more of a flying feeling. » 10/02/14 2:14am Today 2:14am

Why David Fincher might be the best director in Hollywood today

David Fincher is one of the best directors in Hollywood and if you disagree, you need new eyeballs. Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting shows how it's not what Fincher does in his movies that make him special, but what he doesn't do. Fincher's talent and skills are incredible but it's his restraint that sets him apart. » 10/02/14 12:51am Today 12:51am

The importance of physical contact captured in a beautiful video

Spanish filmmaker Francisco Montoro shows in this beautiful video that communication goes beyond words. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, we can connect with each other in many ways, but we are certainly missing the most important one. The one that creates the strongest bonds: Physical contact. » 10/02/14 12:30am Today 12:30am

Musicians take the place of Never Ending Story actors in surreal video

Head swaps aren't new but they are an unlimited source of fun. This video for the song On & On—by DUM—takes footage from Never Ending Story and superimposes the faces of the members of the band on the ones from the characters in the movie—they change some other things too. (NSFW-ish.) » 10/02/14 12:13am Today 12:13am

Fire, Water, Molecular Bonds: The Science Behind Your Wrinkled Clothes

Wrinkles are as much a part of life as death, taxes, and long lines at the DMV. While annoyingly rumpled shirts and slacks might be the least depressing kind of wrinkles (compared, you know, to the crow's feet around your eyes, marking the slow march towards the inevitable void), they may also be the most irritating. » 10/01/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Monday 2:23pm

Learn To Build iPhone Apps – 91% Off The Complete iOS 8+Swift Dev Course

The iPhone 6 is finally here. iOS 8 has been released. So, we're giving Gizmodo readers an opportunity to get familiar with Apple's mobile OS and their new programming language (Swift). Want to learn how to build apps for iPhone & iPad? Grab 91% off the Complete iOS 8 & Swift Development Course. » 10/01/14 8:11am Yesterday 8:11am