8 Urban Stories You Might Have Missed in 2013

Rob Ford, CitiBike, Bay Area tech woes, China's crippling smog: You've seen all the big headlines for cities this year. But here are a few of the urbanism stories that might have flown under your radar. » 12/31/13 5:30pm 12/31/13 5:30pm

The 38 Most Interesting Designs of 2013

Welcome to the end of another year, people! We made it, and not without a ton of brand new stuff to carry us into 2014 and beyond. We saw lots of beautiful, interesting, and just plain weird things, but here we've rounded up the items that stuck with us; not just because of what they are, but also because of how they… » 12/31/13 9:00am 12/31/13 9:00am

Supertunnels and Supertalls: The Superlative Building Stories of 2013

The tallest skyscraper. The deepest tunnel. The largest building. 2013 was a year of extremes for the construction industry, with new buildings, bridges, tunnels, and even the odd steel sarcophagus reaching completion all over the world. » 12/30/13 2:00pm 12/30/13 2:00pm

The Most Important Gadgets of 2013

Every year, we're hit by yet another wave of new gadgets. Some of them are good, a lot of them are bad, but a very select few manage to be important. Here are the gadgets that had the biggest impact on the technological landscape in 2013. » 12/30/13 11:00am 12/30/13 11:00am

Our Best Booze Articles of 2013

2013 was a good year for drinkin'. We investigated boozy superstition, we traveled the earth to see how your favorite spirits are made, and we drank cognac out of a bone. We had a great time, and we were glad you came with us. Here now are our favorite Happy Hour episodes from 2013, including some you might have… » 12/27/13 5:00pm 12/27/13 5:00pm

Whiskey, Toys, and Holograms: Our Best Original Videos of 2013

It's been a fun year for Gizmodo's video operation. We've gone inside distilleries and toy factories, and met some really interesting people in the process. The following is a compendium of moving images from 2013 for your listening and viewing pleasure. Grab an armchair, sip some 'nog, and enjoy. » 12/26/13 12:30pm 12/26/13 12:30pm

The 11 Most Exciting UI and UX Ideas of 2013

Much has changed in our world in the past decade. Remember 2003? 50 Cent was still on top, as was Dubya, and you were hot shit if your cellphone had a color screen. Imagine knowing that in ten years, we'd interact with tech using our voices, our gestures, and even our brainwaves. 2013, in particular, has been a year of … » 12/26/13 9:00am 12/26/13 9:00am

Our Best Fitness Articles of 2013

Listen to me now and believe me later, 2013 was no year to just sit around eating buffalo-wing-flavored-pretzels-flavored-biscuits. Or maybe it was. But it was also the year we got down to the nitty gritty of of health and fitness. From bionic knees to six-pack science, here are our favorite Fitmodos of 2013. » 12/25/13 2:00pm 12/25/13 2:00pm