The Moto X Just Might Have the Dumbest Smartest Accessory Ever

Motorola will be selling a $20 accessory for the Moto X that could very well be the smartest thing it has ever done or be the dumbest phone accessory ever. Called the Skip, it's a clip that houses a NFC chip that'll let you unlock your Moto X by simply tapping it. No lock screens, no pass codes. » 8/16/13 2:00am 8/16/13 2:00am

Fearless Felix Not So Fearless, Went Faster Than We Thought

It turns out that supersonic man Felix Baumgartner was even more supersonic than we previously thought. He actually reached 843.6 miles per hour (1,357.6 km/h), which is 1.25 the speed of sound. His heart rate was extremely high at the exact time of the jump—understandably! » 2/04/13 3:01pm 2/04/13 3:01pm

This Cool Animation Only Uses Words' Letters to Show Their Meaning

The challenge: "create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself." The only rule: "use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts." The result: this cool video by Ji Lee. Enjoy! [Vimeo] » 1/14/13 5:00pm 1/14/13 5:00pm

Full Star Trek Trailer May Reveal Its Villain's Identity

It's here. After the first teaser trailer, we got to see the full one. This one really goes up to Warp 11. So who is the bad guy? Gizmodo reader Thomas Steves has a very good theory, which is supported by some strong evidence and logic: » 12/17/12 12:51pm 12/17/12 12:51pm

New Star Trek Movie's First Trailer Looks Terrific and Apocalyptically…

J.J. Abrams has released the trailer for the next Star Trek movie: Into the Darkness. Just watch it, because it's awesome. Seriously. I mean, I'm sold just on the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch—of Sherlock Holmes fame—plays the bad guy. That's enough for me, but this teaser makes me want it all now! » 12/06/12 4:17am 12/06/12 4:17am

This Onion TED Parody Has a Dog Eating Apple Pie, and That's All That…

I'm sure the new Onion's TED parody is funny, but I was just too impatient to sit through all that talk about how we consume, digest and poop out news even before they are fully written. So I jumped to the end, when a dog eats an apple pie, a moment I've waited to see in detail since they released their series trailer. » 11/28/12 1:16pm 11/28/12 1:16pm

Look at This Badass F-35 High Angle of Attack Testing Video

Time for some airplane porn: Lockheed Martin has completed high angle of attack testing for the F-35A Lightning II. The aircraft was able to get to its 50 degree limit with ease: » 11/20/12 6:00pm 11/20/12 6:00pm

An Ode to the Relationship Ruining Autocorrect

Expressing the depths of the love you feel for you partner is difficult enough as it is. It's even harder when technology conspires against you as it does in Above Average's latest video, Baby I Lobe You - An Autocorrected Love Song. » 11/13/12 10:49am 11/13/12 10:49am

Sandy's Timelapse Shows Hurricane Activity From Dawn Till Dusk

Everything from space looks beautiful, including the extremely dangerous hurricane Sandy. This video, made by Kevin Ward using images from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, shows the frankenstorm over the Eastern Seaboard through the entire… » 10/29/12 12:16am 10/29/12 12:16am

Herbie Hancock Blows School Kids' Minds with the Awesome Power of…

Legendary jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock stops by Sesame Street explain the inner workings of the state-of-the-art (in 1983, at least) Fairlight CMI synthesizer and it's monochrome touchscreen monitor to a bunch of seven year-olds. Among them, a girl that would one day play Will Smith's cousin on The Fresh Prince… » 10/23/12 12:07pm 10/23/12 12:07pm

This Video Filmed By an Aircraft Carrier Crew Looks Better Than Top Gun

Beautiful timelapses and awesome angles filmed with GoPros inside F-18 cockpits. That's what you will find in this video filmed by the men and women of the US Navy. I'm amazed at the skill of these people. It starts slow, but keep watching and it soon gets awesome. Worth of a Top Gun reboot. » 10/19/12 3:20pm 10/19/12 3:20pm

First Head Cam Video of Supersonic Space Jump

This is the first footage from brave Felix Baumgartner's suit camera as he descended to Earth. It starts right after the jump and shows the moment in which Felix breaks the speed of sound and spins out of control. » 10/15/12 4:20am 10/15/12 4:20am

Space Jump Full Video: Supersonic Awesomeness

He did it! That crazy awesome Felix Baumgartner jumped off the edge of the space, from 127,000 feet of altitude all the way back down to Earth, breaking some world records and getting vital information for NASA in the process. Watch as he jumps out of the capsule. It's a frightening, adrenaline-fueled, historic moment. » 10/14/12 2:32pm 10/14/12 2:32pm

Pentagon's New Mechanical Horse Is Smart Enough to Follow Its Masters

Boston Dynamics keeps refining its Legged Squad Support System, the robotic quadruped descendant of the good old and creepy Big Dog. The new version of the eerie mechanical horse, which will aid US Marines squads once finished, got some cool upgrades. » 9/10/12 2:32pm 9/10/12 2:32pm

This Huge Red Dust Devil Is the Weirdest Meteorological Phenomenon I've…

This is what happens when a (gigantic) dust devil forms over reddish orange soil and the light is just right: a red dust devil so vivid and tall that it looks like a cartoon. I wonder if the Tasmanian Devil is inside. » 8/27/12 10:45am 8/27/12 10:45am

Seven Years In the Life of One of the Engineers of the Mars Curiosity…

With all the excitement of the seven minutes of terror and glory, it's easy to forget that there were seven years of suffering and hard work to make it all happen. Seven years of the life of people like Adam Steltzner or our friend Mark Rober, the iPad costume guy. » 8/16/12 4:40pm 8/16/12 4:40pm

Is This the Best Video Chat Prank Ever? I Think So

The people who made this Chatroulette—yes, it still works—prank think it is the best one ever. I agree. They put a sexy girl on their end, looking for wankers while broadcasting the screen to the biggest outdoor city festival in Europe. » 8/13/12 4:20pm 8/13/12 4:20pm

The Mars Curiosity Delay Will Drive Everyone Crazier Than NBC's Olympic…

Ben Thoma is one of the crucial people in the Mars Science Laboratory mission. He has this mind blowing thought to share with you: » 8/05/12 10:48pm 8/05/12 10:48pm

This Head Trip Is the Freakiest Thing You'll See This Week (Barring…

Mixing equal parts artistic whimsy and macabre horror, French artistic collective LORN has crafted this impressive piece of zombie porn, titled "Ghosst(s)". The film was directed by CRCR and produced by Sonlan Tran of QUAD. » 5/31/12 5:40pm 5/31/12 5:40pm

Loving Kittens Playing In Super-Slow Motion Obviously Is a Cute Overload

Is there anything cuter than puppies and kittens playing? Yes, yes there is: puppies and kittens playing in slow motion thanks to the wonders of a Phantom camera. That seems to be one of the main premises of Too Cute: Puppie and Kittens. » 5/12/12 4:30pm 5/12/12 4:30pm