Spread Holiday Cheer Even Farther With This Flying RC Christmas Tree

Wouldn't decorating for the holidays be so much easier if you could simply have a decked-out Christmas tree delivered to your home that would then simply up and fly away on the 26th? That dream is now one step closer to reality thanks to Otto Dieffenbach from Flyguy Promotions who's created an RC flying Christmas tree » 12/22/14 5:55pm 12 minutes ago

The SR-71 Blackbird Took Its First Flight 50 Years Ago Today

No other plane in history has captured the hearts and minds of the American public quite like the SR-71 Blackbird, providing the West with an unprecedented look behind the Iron Curtain during its 33 year operational career. But before it was cracking the skies over Russia at mach 3.3, the Cold War spy plane had to… » 12/22/14 3:43pm Today 3:43pm

The 14 Most Popular Products of 2014, as Purchased By You

Another year in Deals, great products, user-voted Co-Ops, and gift guides has come to an end. Last year we had such a great time putting together a list of 2013's most popular products, that we've decided to make it an annual feature. » 12/22/14 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel for Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang's quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its… » 12/22/14 2:02pm Today 2:02pm

Here's Google's First Fully Functional Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google is a front runner in the autonomous auto future. Back in May, Google showed off an early prototype, a hack together little car with an exposed roof sensor and non-functioning headlight stickers. Today, in a short blog post, the team revealed the first fully functioning model. » 12/22/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

China's Laser-Guided Grenade Launchers Are Deadly from Half a Mile

Not to be outdone by their their American counterparts' M203 grenade launchers with fancy new SAGM rounds, China's People's Liberation Army has been hard at work ripping off the design developing an under-barrel grenade launcher with similar laser-guided capabilities. There's nowhere to run (or hide) once you're in… » 12/22/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Fun and Practical IR Thermometer, Cleaner Teeth, and More Deals

You might not think you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can really come in handy for everything from cooking to home energy savings. If you want one for yourself, or you just want to start your holiday gift shopping,you can order one today for just » 12/22/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Crayola's New Coloring Books Bring Your Creations To Life With an App

Coloring books might seem like an antiquated plaything given all the drawing and painting apps available for tablets, but learning to master a colored pencil or crayon and stay within the lines helps develop hand-eye coordination. So instead of trying to convince kids to put down their tablets (or phones) Crayola's… » 12/22/14 12:51pm Today 12:51pm

Frequently wrong @HistoryInPics company gets $2 million from investors

The three people behind the immensely popular Twitter accounts @HistoryInPics and @EarthPix have raised $2 million from investors. What started as just a handful of Twitter accounts is quickly growing into a media empire that they call All Day Media. Let's just hope All Day hires some editors and fact-checkers with… » 12/22/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

Get 70% Off 3 Years Of Unlimited Network Protection from VPN – $19

As North Korea's hack of Sony has showed us, its hard to be safe online. However, running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected and protects your data. Now, Gizmodo readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan – $0.50/month for peace of mind online. » 12/19/14 2:19pm Friday 2:19pm

7 Ways to Throw a Holiday Party When You're Working with Limited Space

You love your home, and you love your big group of friends — but you're not so sure you love the idea of packing the latter into the former for the sake of partying. Is there a good way to host a fantastic holiday get-together when space is tight? Or are you doomed to spend the rest of your life attending other… » 12/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

This Eataly Chef Plates 1400 Dishes a Day. How Fit Does that Make Him?

As a sous chef at Eataly's La Birreira, Mike Ran doesn't spend much time sitting around. Whether he's in the kitchen, checking deliveries, or hauling stuff up stairs, he's moving. But, Ran, who grew up playing football and basketball, had no idea how much activity he was really getting in the course of a day. » 12/22/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Get a Classic Timex Watch with a Handmade Leather Band + Free Shipping

Regardless of advances in technology and the beginning of a smart watch movement, a sure-fire time-piece is, well, timeless. And the designers over at Form Function Form have made that abundantly clear, pairing the Timex Weekender watch face with a handmade, Horween leather wristband. Gizmodo readers can grab this… » 12/18/14 10:40am Thursday 10:40am

Get Up To 92% Off These Hacker & Cyber Security Dev Bundles

As the Sony hack has shown us, you simply can't take security online for granted. These bundles, covering White Hat Hacker Techniques and Cyber Security Development, are curated to guide you through the basics of cyber security – from network security to hacking techniques. » 12/19/14 5:03pm Friday 5:03pm