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.
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!
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]
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:
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!
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.
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:
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Thoma is one of the crucial people in the Mars Science Laboratory mission. He has this mind blowing thought to share with you:
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.