It's been a wild one here at Gizmodo. We reviewed a whole bunch of gadgets, looked at the redesign of the United States Postal Service, and got a behind-the-scenes look at how the signs that light up Times Square work. Let's check it out!
Remember that 2006 movie Idiocracy? The one where Luke Wilson plays an average underachiever who wakes up 500 years in the future, only to realize that he's now the smartest person on Earth? And everyone else is dumb — like, really dumb? Well, that movie is cruel and terrible and you should be ashamed for liking it. Seriously.
Morgan Freeman can make anything soundlegit no matter scientifically implausible. In Lucyfor example, which premiered last Friday, his character cites the "fact" that humans only use about 10 percent of our brain's resources. This is very, very wrong! But why does it keep getting tossed around? And how much of our brains are we actually using?
Vizio's new Sound Stand aims to be a simple, cheap ($250) solution for your TV's crappy sound, even simpler and more discreet than a sound bar. But even if it's cheap and convenient, the Sound Stand is less than you bargain for.
Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger, the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps. That might make sense for Facebook, but it sucks for you.
If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn't going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf that produces oxygen just like the ones on our home planet do.
Nvidia's Shield tablet was made for playing games. That's what it's best at. But it's also much more. In fact, it should probably be your next Android tablet no matter how much button-mashing you do.
With more than 30,000 locations operating today, the United States Postal Service is still the largest retail network in the US. It's also an embattled institution that's struggling to stay afloat. That's why last year, it enlisted a small design studio to overhaul its look completely. Here's what they came up with.
When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it was thrilling.
We all rely on USB to interconnect our digital lives, but new research first reported by Wiredreveals that there's a fundamental security flaw in the very way that the humble Universal Serial Bus functions, and it could be exploited to wreak havoc on any computer.
Do you want to have Predator heat vision? Heck yeah you do. And now you can! On your phone. And if you can forget about the price, it's one of the most fun things you can do with an iPhone case.