What's the Worst "Bill Shock" You've Ever Experienced From a Telecom?

Ron Dorff, 83, uses dial-up to connect to the Internet as one of AOL’s 2.2 million remaining customers. In the space of two months, he racked up $24,000 in AT&T charges when his modem erroneously dialed an international number to get online. What’s the most ridiculous bill you’ve received from a telecom provider? » 4/28/15 5:45pm 4/28/15 5:45pm

What Was Your First Online Video Experience?

Today marked the 10-year anniversary of the first video ever uploaded to YouTube. Back then, it was hard to imagine YouTube as the behemoth it has become — a Google-acquired media entity so massive that some people make millions of dollars from the videos they produce. But video’s been on the internet much longer than… » 4/23/15 7:30pm 4/23/15 7:30pm

What Do You Hate Most About Your Mobile Network?

The Matrix Google has plans to offer its own wireless carrier program through Project Fi, which would (in theory) save people money and offer more flexibility. The reason something like Project Fi is greeted with a clamor of interest is that most of us are unhappy with our current options. Let’s commiserate. » 4/22/15 6:15pm 4/22/15 6:15pm

What's the Craziest Homemade Method For Smoking Weed You've Ever Seen?

Despite an outdated rep in popular culture as slackers, most weed connoisseurs that I know are crafty engineering sorts. A whole DIY culture of creating ways to ingest that sweet, sweet herb exists, especially prevalent in pre-vaporizer days. What’s the most bizarre build you’ve seen? » 4/20/15 4:20pm 4/20/15 4:20pm

Is Crazy Tech Really the Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe?

Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane—a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger… » 4/15/15 1:30pm 4/15/15 1:30pm

What Catastrophe is Going to Bring About the Apocalypse?

Today on Gizmodo, we looked at the state of water rights in the face of California’s terrifying drought, alongside the U.S. Congress’ attempts to sell off our precious natural resources. And then SpaceX didn’t launch. It feels like a crappy day for humankind. But are we really gonna bite the dust? » 4/13/15 7:20pm 4/13/15 7:20pm

Amazon Dash Button: The Ultimate Convenience or the End of Civilization?

Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button, a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts? » 3/31/15 7:00pm 3/31/15 7:00pm