The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
It's already February of 2013 but who the hell cares. This video is the best summary of 2012 that you can ever find. It splices, chops and combines all the videos we fell in love with on the Internet into an epic tale of ridiculously awesomeness. If someone went to sleep on December 31st, 2011 and woke up a year…
Geoff Tompkinson spent 2012 going around the world, taking awesome, precise hyperlapses—a combination of stop motion and timelapse—of beautiful places. These are hard to do, even while they look so easy and smooth. Outstanding job, Geoff. [Vimeo]
Here's a look at videographer James Bernal's 2012 in 365 seconds. Bernal captured one-second of video a day using a Canon 5D MKII, a GoPro, and an iPhone, and assembled the clips into a stirring montage. It's funny how epic real life can seem when you slice it into particles. Here's to a 2013 full of tiny hugeness. [
Lots of fun, good, and exciting things happened in our world this year. But there were still so many things that could've been truly great, but flopped. Broken promises. Awful gadgets. Here's what broke Gizmodo's heart in 2012.
Technology is about making and using cool new things that enrich our lives. But technology is also about using idiotic, tired words that mean next to nothing, designed to confuse us into wasting money. Here are the year's stupidest offenders.
Was this the Year of the GIF? That's what some English dictionary said. Whatever. Every year is the Year of the GIF. EVERY SINGLE YEAR. The people of the internets voted for the very best GIFs of 2012, and here they are!
Testing, testing. Anyone there? If you can see these words, you'd have survived the great 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Congratulations! You're all still alive! It's now 12:00 AM on December 21st 2012 and everything seems to be still ticking.
If you want to get a quick handle on what videos went viral this year, Videogum has put together their 5th annual montage of the best viral videos of the year. There are over 80 videos spliced together, from Ashton Kutcher's dumb dating commercial to Zooey Deschanel's silly (but so adorbz!, ha) iPhone commercial to …
"GIF" is officially the word of the year, so it's only appropriate to use it as a lens through which to view the most important events of 2012. From the Costa Concordia to the Presidential election to Hurricane Sandy, this is your year in GIFs.
This beautiful montage, put together by Genevieve Ip, pieces together clips from over 300 films to relive the cinema of 2012 —in just seven minutes.
Facebook just released its 2012 trend report, boiling down what all us billion idiots care about and share incessantly. What was the top meme? The top song? Which horrible TV do millions of people care about? Read on.
The best part of Facebook is using it as a mirror, and what a mirror they've made today—a Timeline that pulls together your "20 biggest moments," life events, how many people you friended, and other crowning achievements.
According to many doomsday theories, the world is set to end on December 21st 2012. It seems so many people are worried about this that the United States government has gone so far as to officially deny the rumors on the USA.gov blog. Before we were pretty sure these theories were rubbish, but now that the government…
One of the happy surprises from Apple's event today was the new iMac. Now that the dust has settled people are putting their grubby blogger-paws all over that shiny, pristine monolith. Guess what, it's like, suuuuper thin!
Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's running mate. No doubt you've already heard. You been hearing about it for hours now, but you didn't hear it first from Romney's dedicated app, which promised punctuality but showed up hours late to the party.
Election day is still three months away, so if you haven't picked your pony, it's almost time to put your money on either Obama or Romney. Just in time to help you decide, the incumbent has released a new app. And hey! He didn't even misspell America!