We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. These are our favorites.
Full wagering is illegal in 49 states, but sports betting is big business, with billions wagered each year—and everyone knows it. Lines and moves are discussed openly on TV, and covers are mentioned right next to game stories. Media outlets nationwide turn to a handful of people for insight and predictions into point…
Every weekend we gather our best guides and posts on a specific subject. These were our best top 10s of 2015.
From dogs using magnetic fields to pee to tiny cameras hidden inside of penguin robots, science has its share of cute animals. The folks at Nature have put together their picks for the top 10 cute animal stories in science from the past year.
At CES every year, we cover hundreds of products. They're usually only barely differentiated from previous models. But sometimes, companies trot out devices and technology that could bring something new and wonderful to the market—it's just too bad the odds of this vaporware ever being for sale are slim to nil. Here's…
Compared to years past, CES 2013 was pretty light on phones. The focus was more on health/fitness gadgets and 4K UHD TVs. But among the few phones at the show, we some good ones. Here are the top five.
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!
Well that about does it for CES. We managed to escape Las Vegas with our lives, most of our belongings, and almost none of our dignity intact. But for all our bellyaching, CES is fun. We saw some amazing things out in the desert this year. Here's a quick rundown of the best:
It's the product that will never be. Like that sixth season of The Wire, we hope that it happens, but we know deep in our hearts that it won't. Intel's Nikiski ultrabookand its see-through-trackpad-display falls into that category.
Wait, is this right? RIM's update to its PlayBook OS is actually good? High fives are currently flying in meetings across North America.
Samsung doesn't build a booth at CES. They build a small town. A small town with knowledgeable citizens and a beautiful Main Street. Really, the kind of place you want to take your family to for the summer. And they do it Every. Single. Year.
It's beautiful, simple to use, and elegant. And the Fuji X-Pro1 is rightly going to end up in a lot of camera bags when it hits the streets.
Bang & Olufsen is known for two things: high quality sound and high quantity price tags. The AirPlay savvy BeoLit 12 Wireless Speaker don't disappoint in either regard. Oh, and it looks like a pic-a-nic basket!
Engineers at Dell must be on a Fast and Furious kick too! They've clearly decided to live life a quarter-mile at a time, and swaddled their XPS 13 with carbon fiber.
It's about that time of the year that the Best of the Year lists start rolling in, and you realize what a horrible, uncurated existence you've led over the past twelve months. Here's Apple's year in review of the best music, books, apps and everything else in iTunes—and we have no earthly idea where some of these come…
The Village Voice has just put out a clever iPhone app called Best Of. The app basically uses your location to help you find every place that was voted the "best of" something—be it restaurant or hot dog.
Many of us were left scratching our heads when the New Yorker's list of 20 great writers under 40 included no genre authors whatsoever. Now Britain's Telegraph newspaper has come up with its own list — that includes science fiction.
Is there a burning question you have about tech? Like what's the difference between $100 and $100,000 headphones? Or why every country has a different f@%#ing plug? We explained all that, and a whole lot more this year.
What do women authors and science-fiction writers have in common? A notable absence on Publishers Weekly's list of the ten best books of the year. PW apologized proactively for the omission, saying "We wanted the list to reflect what we thought were the top 10 books of the year with no other consideration....We…
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