The best nature photo of the year is this badass polar bear

This is the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic's best photo of the year competition, taken by Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders. It's titled The Ice Bear, and it features a female polar bear staring at Paul from underwater. It's an outstanding image, but I think the rest of his series are equally good—or… » 12/19/13 6:45pm 12/19/13 6:45pm

Every second in Star Wars IV arranged by how bright it is

You're looking at every single second in Star Wars IV: A New Hope arranged according to their luminosity by Jason Salavon. It reminds me of a really cool book that I got a couple weeks ago—Star Wars: Frames. We are giving a copy of the book away, plus an original sketch by Star Wars' artistic director Iain McCaig. » 12/12/13 2:19pm 12/12/13 2:19pm

Win the Best Keyboard Cover for Getting Real Work Done

It's getting to the point where you can start doing some actual work on your tablet. If you're on the train heading to the office or just ducked out for a latte, it's nice to sit for a minute, play Temple Run, and write up some ideas for that book you've been trying to self-publish since college. You know, before your… » 4/25/13 7:59am 4/25/13 7:59am

Now That Your Grammys Hangover Has Worn Off, Get Some New Music

Did the sight of Hova sipping on brandy throw you into a state of music-purchasing excitement? Do you want to drown out your roommate as he bellows "we are yoooooooung" from the shower? Simply take the short survey below, and you could win $150 gift card to the iTunes store — where you can help support an industry… » 2/11/13 11:59am 2/11/13 11:59am

Nominate the Biggest Digital Fail of 2012, Win a Pair of GUNNARs

Looking back over the past year, there have been some major peaks and valleys on the tech landscape. And while we probably should have noticed ahead of time that some folks were about to drive off a cliff (it's almost as they didn't have a working map on their phone, or something), hindsight is 20/20, as they say. » 12/19/12 11:59am 12/19/12 11:59am

Win a $150 Gift Card to Best Buy, Upgrade Your Man Cave

Or your lady cave. Take the equal-opportunity, one-question survey located down below, and you could win a $150 gift certificate to Best Buy. Just email the last question to surveys@gawker.com with "Best Buy Gift Card Contest" as the subject line. You could get new speakers, or a TV, and finally have the "alone time… » 12/11/12 4:00pm 12/11/12 4:00pm

Win a $150 Gift Card to Best Buy, Upgrade Your Man Cave

Or your lady cave. Take the equal-opportunity, one-question survey located down below, and you could win a $150 gift certificate to Best Buy. Just email the last question to surveys@gawker.com with "Best Buy Gift Card Contest" as the subject line. You could get new speakers, or a TV, and finally have the "alone time… » 11/14/12 11:59am 11/14/12 11:59am

How to Listen to Something Besides Local Radio on Your Never-Ending…

Fall is a great time for cross-country sojourns. Nothing is better than grabbing a gaggle of friends, loading up on individually-wrapped snack foods, and hitting the open road. Unfortunately, nothing is worse than being on said open road and being forced to listen to the Bible Belt-musings of Pastor Jim on WKOR. » 10/17/12 3:59pm 10/17/12 3:59pm

Which of These Five Brilliant App Ideas Will Win the $50K App Challenge?

Over the past month, submissions for the App Challenge came rolling in, and the five best ideas inspired by BMW's i concept cars have been chosen. Check them out, and check back in the coming months to find out who will win $50,000 in services from Detroit Labs to help bring it to life. » 10/09/12 11:59am 10/09/12 11:59am

Which app concept…

How to Listen to Something Besides Local Radio on Your Never-Ending…

Fall is a great time for cross-country sojourns. Nothing is better than grabbing a gaggle of friends, loading up on individually-wrapped snack foods, and hitting the open road. Unfortunately, nothing is worse than being on said open road and being forced to listen to the Bible Belt-musings of Pastor Jim on WKOR. » 9/28/12 11:59am 9/28/12 11:59am