Maybe Apple's Thunderbolt Cable Is Worth $50 After All

It doesn't take long, does it? The same day Apple's new Thunderbolt cable hit retail shelves, iFixit took it apart to see what makes it tick. » 6/29/11 8:49pm 6/29/11 8:49pm

Brain Tumor Treatment, On-the-Go

In today's active, time-constrained world, even tumor patients don't have time for treatment. What to do? Wear this: The NovoTTF-100A. It's portable, cancer zapping headgear and it just got FDA approved. » 4/17/11 10:00am 4/17/11 10:00am

Gizmodo University: Volts, Amps, and Ohms


In this week's Gizmodo University: Discover Electronics, we're diving headfirst into the principle theories of electronics. The second of four classes in this series, "Volts, Amps, and Ohms" is presented in conjunction with Sparkle Labs. » 10/30/10 12:00pm 10/30/10 12:00pm

Gizmodo University: The Bright Ideas Behind LED's

In this week's Gizmodo University: Discover Electronics, we will investigate the practical and theoretical fundamentals of electronics. This lesson, the first of four in the series, is presented in conjunction with Sparkle Labs. » 10/23/10 12:00pm 10/23/10 12:00pm

This Is Why They Make Travel Adapters

Future Darwin Award nominee or desperate genius? Maybe both. But shoving things into what looks like a UK 220V outlet is probably not going to end well. Just ask the guy in this retro UK electrical hazards PSA: » 8/14/09 3:40pm 8/14/09 3:40pm

Formula 1 Cars Getting Electric Hyperspeed Jumps

Apart from being one of the most amazing 3D animations I've seen in a while, this Formula 1 2009 video shows how the new KERS works, a kinetic-to-electric-energy system that allows for speed jumps. » 2/11/09 12:59pm 2/11/09 12:59pm

Innovations in Visualizer Technology: Electroshock Your Face

Sure, iTunes' new visualizer » 10/25/08 12:45pm 10/25/08 12:45pm is pretty, but you can't compete with the visceral, hypnotizing weirdness of Daito Manabe's facial electric stimulus. He tapes electric stimulators, looking like the same type used for electroshock therapy, , and syncs them with his music so his involuntary facial contortions match up…

Japanese Hair Growth Gadget Looks Like Electrical Torture

These may look like regular headphones, but the spikes on the top are designed to shock your hair into behaving. And by behaving, we mean grow again. The KeUpper, made in Japan, is supposed to make you slightly less bald in just tens of weeks. Sounds just as good as that Hairmax Laser we tested. [Kilian Nakamura] » 8/24/07 4:00pm 8/24/07 4:00pm

Voice-Activated Dimmer Does What It's Told

Hey look, it's the new Clapper for 2006. This $14.99 Intela Voice Dimmer works by voice control instead of clapping, obeying your commands with whatever word or phrase you teach it. Perfect for that outlet way back behind the Christmas tree. » 12/08/06 5:51pm 12/08/06 5:51pm

Safe Cable Avoids Shocking Experiences

The idea of using a sharp cutting device such as a lawnmower or hedge clipper powered by electricity never appealed to us, especially since there is that power cable nearby that could be quickly and easily cut. Now three inventors from Indiana have come to the rescue, patenting a special type of electrical cable that… » 6/20/06 1:11pm 6/20/06 1:11pm

Just Two More: AC Adapter Splitter

If you have a tangle of cables that looks like a spaghetti bowl under your desk and you've used up all of the outlets on your power strip—we know the feeling—this $16 AC adapter splitter will give you two more receptacles. That might be just enough to keep you from needing another power strip. And we heard you were… » 6/05/06 8:47am 6/05/06 8:47am