What Was Your Favorite (Non-Llama) Collective Internet Freakout? 

Today the entire internet was riveted by a live llama chase in Arizona. All work ground to a halt while the world watched the furry creatures' daring escape. This is hardly the first time the internet has had a collective breakdown. What's the weirdest clusterfuck that got everyone talking? We need your help to… » 2/26/15 6:30pm 58 minutes ago

Self-Sealing Water Balloons You Never Need To Tie

A water balloon fight is no fun when kids have to keep running back to their parents to tie the balloons for them. Using tiny elastics the Bunch O Balloons came up with a slightly better way to automatically tie 37 water balloons at once, but these Zorbz appear to have the best solution yet, automatically sealing… » 2/26/15 5:59pm Today 5:59pm

Our Chemicals Are Falling On Remote Parts of Antarctica In Snow

You probably haven't heard of "cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes," but you've almost certainly rubbed them into your skin. They're widely used in lotions and cosmetics to create that smooth, satisfying feel. And now scientists are finding—to their surprise—these chemicals in remote parts of Antarctica. » 2/26/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Why Cotton Kills, A Technical Explanation

"He was wearing all cotton, which is the worst fabric for cold, wet weather. The weather just got the best of him," reads an official statement by Alaska State Troopers about the death of a hiker there in 2005. This is how and why cotton can kill you.
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Some Very Patient Genius Soldered a Digital Clock From 1,916 Components

You would need a microscope to be able to see all of the miniature components etched onto the single tiny microchip powering the clock in a digital watch. But you can see them all with the naked eye on artist Gislain Benoit's The Clock, which is made from 1,916 hand-soldered components that end up weighing a hefty 14… » 2/26/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

This Umbrella's Built-in Bluetooth Reminds You Not To Forget It

There's a never-ending debate when it comes to buying umbrellas: Do you spend a lot of money on an expensive one you'll probably end up losing, or do you buy a cheap model that will most certainly break in a light breeze? Davek wants you to go the former route, and is now upgrading its umbrellas with Bluetooth in the… » 2/26/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

​LG is Building a Smartwatch With An Enormous Battery 

I have a hard time caring about smartwatches. They sound neat, but most of them have tiny batteries that can barely last a couple days. Why can't someone make a watch that both looks swanky and has a decent sized battery? Well, LG just did: it's called the Watch Urbane LTE. » 2/26/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

What's the Best Monitor Mount?

We touched on monitor positioning on our Office Gear Guide, and one of the best ways to elevate your monitor to the right height, utilize multiple monitors, and save space on your desk is with a monitor mount, but which one? Mount up and nominate your favorite in the comments. » 2/26/15 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Hello fellow app enthusiasts. This week was a good one for smartphone app stores across the board. An automation juggernaut makes putting your digital life on autopilot even easier. Sending short video messages is now as easy as texting. Sending email is as easy as texting. Sending texts is as easy as texting! Just… » 2/26/15 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

The First People On Mars Could Have One Hell Of A Case Of Jet Lag

A day on Mars—or a "sol"—is 24 hours and 40 minutes long, close enough to Earth's that for a long time NASA didn't think much of it. But those 40 minutes a day add up, and sleep scientists now worry that our Earthly circadian rhythms could be one more major headache for the first humans on Mars. » 2/26/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Facebook Finally Stops Trying To Restrict What Gender You Can Choose

A little over a year ago, Facebook finally did away with its highly restrictive gender options. (It was male, female, or nothing.) But instead of being open-ended, the social network would still only let you choose from among a list of 56 options. Now, after catching some flak, Facebook is finally offering infinite… » 2/26/15 1:58pm Today 1:58pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

All too often, low battery life hampers the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:04pm Yesterday 4:04pm